Pac-12 Networks announces on-air football talent line-up for 2015 season
Pair of Washington alums join an all-star lineup of seasoned broadcast voices
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (July 28, 2015) – Pac-12 Networks coverage of the 2015 college football season will once again feature a bevy of veteran broadcasters and notable Pac-12 standouts to tell each teams’ story through expert analysis and high-quality coverage across both live game and studio shows.
Fellow Huskies Lincoln Kennedy, an 11-year NFL veteran and former Portland State head coach Nigel Burton bring an extensive amount of football experience – both on the field and from the sidelines – to the Pac-12 Network studios. Both will contribute to Pac-12 Final Score, giving viewers the last word on all the day’s action each Saturday, plus the revamped Inside Pac-12 Football (formerly Pac-12 Football Weekly) airing every Tuesday evening, beginning September 1.
Kennedy and Burton join Ronnie Lott, Curtis Conway, Matt Leinart, Yogi Roth, Nick Aliotti, Glenn Parker, Anthony Herron, Jeremy Bloom and Jake Plummer to round out the Networks’ analyst lineup for its fourth season of live football game and studio coverage.
An All-American in 1992 for the Washington Huskies, Kennedy was a first-round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft and went on to play 11 years at offensive tackle at the professional level. During his NFL career, he played for the Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders, was named to three Pro Bowls and played in Super Bowl XXXVII. In addition to Pac-12 Networks, he is also a broadcaster for FOX Sports Radio on the weekends and part of the Oakland Raiders radio broadcast team.
A 1999 graduate of the University of Washington, Burton was a three-year starter at safety, leading the Huskies to three bowl games. He started his collegiate playing career at University of the Pacific and was a starter as a freshman before the program was cut. Burton began his coaching career as a defensive assistant at the University of South Florida in 2000. In 2001-02, Burton was a defensive backs coach at Portland State and then coached secondary at Oregon State from 2003-07. Burton spent one year as the defensive coordinator at Nevada before being named coach at Portland State in 2009 where he was at the helm for five seasons.
Pac-12 Networks’ live game telecasts will be voiced by a team of veteran broadcasters including Ted Robinson, Kevin Calabro, Roxy Bernstein and JB Long. The game analyst team includes Parker and Roth lending their expertise in the booth, while Lewis Johnson, Ashley Adamson, Jill Savage and Drea Avent provide reports from the sidelines.
A one-hour Pac-12 Football Pregame Show sets the stage for game day each week from the Networks’ San Francisco studios. At the end of each Saturday Pac-12 Final Score will provide highlights, recaps and analysis of all the action around the college football landscape.
Pac-12 Networks will cover an unprecedented 17 live football games in the first three weeks of the 2015 season, with nine of 12 Conference teams showcased. Game assignments for the first three weeks of the season will be announced at a later date.