Pac-12 Networks announces on-air talent for coverage of 2017 Pac-12 football
Aug 16, 2017
Broadcast assignments announced for Pac-12 Networks’ 15 games in first three weeks
Kate Scott to become first woman ever to call regular season
Pac-12 football play-by-play for Pac-12 Networks
SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 Networks today announced its on-air broadcasters for live event, original programming, and studio coverage, as well as specific talent assignments for the Networks’ coverage of 15 Pac-12 football games over the first three weeks of the season. Coming off Pac-12 Networks’ most watched football season ever in 2016, the Networks will once again bring Pac-12 fans the most dedicated expert analysis and insight into Pac-12 football, in addition to live broadcasts of 35 games throughout the 2017 season.
The team of experts providing play-by-play for football on Pac-12 Networks this year will include returning veterans Roxy Bernstein, Guy Haberman, J.B. Long, Ted Robinson and Jim Watson along with Kate Scott who will become the first woman to do regular season football play-by-play for the Pac-12 Networks when she calls Arizona’s home opener on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Game analysts for the Networks’ coverage of Pac-12 football this season will include returners Anthony Herron, Glenn Parker and Yogi Roth along with Chad Brown and Jeremy Bloom. Providing sideline reports this year will be returners Cindy Brunson, Lewis Johnson and Jill Savage along with Camryn Irwin.
Analysts for studio programming will include a rotating cast of Nick Aliotti, Eric Allen, Nigel Burton, Curtis Conway, Lincoln Kennedy, Ronnie Lott and Evan Moore, along with hosts Ashley Adamson and Mike Yam. Original programming of each Pac-12 Networks football broadcast will again include “Pac-12 Football Pregame Show” and “Pac-12 Football Postgame Report” along with “Pac-12 Football Gamebreak,” “Inside Pac-12 Football” and “Pac-12 Final Score.” The Networks flagship program, “Pac-12 Sports Report,” will surround each week’s coverage of Pac-12 football with regular Sunday evening episodes in addition to expanded coverage in a multiplatform format that will see several “Sports Report Updates” produced throughout each week of the season, delivering Pac-12 fans more news, highlights, and expert analysis as it happens.
Pac-12 Networks will be home to the most and best Pac-12 football coverage for the first week of the season. A total of seven games will air on Pac-12 Networks in week one, followed by five in week two and three in week three.
Special elements for week one’s coverage will include the Networks’ broadcast of the “Rocky Mountain Showdown” between Colorado and Colorado State at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Friday, Sept. 1, with Ted Robinson and Chad Brown on the call and Cindy Brunson providing sideline reports. In addition, Pac-12 Networks will travel its “Pac-12 Football Pregame Show” and “Pac-12 Football Postgame Report” for live shows from Mile High, with Ashley Adamson hosting and Yogi Roth providing analysis.
Providing wall-to-wall coverage for the Networks’ week one slate of seven Pac-12 football games will include several Pac-12 Networks talent with multiple assignments. In the booth, Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron and Yogi Roth will each call multiple games with Lewis Johnson and Jill Savage also providing sideline reports for two games each.
Specific game assignments for talent during the first three weeks will be as followed below:
|Date||Time (PT/MT)||Game (Home vs. Away)||Play-by-Play||Analyst||Reporter|
|Thurs, Aug. 31||4:30pm/5:30pm||Utah vs. North Dakota||Guy Haberman||Yogi Roth||Jill Savage|
|7:30pm/8:30pm||Arizona State vs. New Mexico State||Roxy Bernstein||Anthony Herron||Lewis Johnson|
|Friday, Sept. 1||5pm/6pm||Colorado vs. Colorado State*||Ted Robinson||Chad Brown||Cindy Brunson|
|Sat, Sept. 2||11am/12pm||Oregon State vs. Portland State||Jim Watson||Jeremy Bloom||Camryn Irwin|
|2:15pm/3:15pm||USC vs. Western Michigan||Roxy Bernstein||Anthony Herron||Lewis Johnson|
|5:15pm/6:15pm||Oregon vs. Southern Utah||J.B. Long||Yogi Roth||Jill Savage|
|8pm/9pm||Arizona vs. Northern Arizona||Kate Scott||Glenn Parker|
|Sat, Sept. 9||11am/12pm||Colorado vs. Texas State||Jim Watson||Jeremy Bloom||Camryn Irwin|
|2pm/3pm||UCLA vs. Hawaii||J.B. Long||Yogi Roth||Jill Savage|
|2pm/3pm||California vs. Weber State**||Ted Robinson||Glenn Parker|
|5pm/6pm||Washington vs. Montana||Guy Haberman||Chad Brown||Cindy Brunson|
|8pm/9pm||Arizona State vs. San Diego State||Roxy Bernstein||Anthony Herron||Lewis Johnson|
|Sat, Sept. 16||11am/12pm||Colorado vs. Northern Colorado||J.B. Long||Chad Brown||Cindy Brunson|
|2:30pm/3:30pm||Washington State vs. Oregon State||Roxy Bernstein||Anthony Herron||Lewis Johnson|
|6:30pm/7:30pm||Washington vs. Fresno State||Ted Robinson||Yogi Roth||Jill Savage|
* Friday, Sept. 1 Colorado vs. Colorado State game to be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
** Sat, Sept. 9 Cal vs. Weber State game to air live locally on Pac-12 Bay Area
About Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to http://pac-12.com/networks.