Pac-12 Networks announces extensions with key basketball on-air talent
Extensions inked with Bill Walton, Don MacLean, Guy Haberman, J.B. Long,
Kate Scott, Kevin O’Neill, Mary Murphy and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
SAN FRANCISCO – With the start of 2017-18 Pac-12 men’s and women’s basketball seasons around the corner, Pac-12 Networks today announced extensions for several leading basketball play-by-play announcers and on-air analysts. Among those extended were Pac-12 analysts Bill Walton, Don MacLean, Kevin O’Neill, Mary Murphy and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude. In addition, play-by-play announcers Guy Haberman, Kate Scott and J.B. Long have also all signed extensions with Pac-12 Networks.
“The Conference of Champions is the place to be,” said Walton. “It is an honor and a privilege to continue with the Pac-12, which last year had the greatest regular season that I have ever witnessed. I'm looking forward to helping bring the coming seasons to life for our fans around the country and around the globe with our great team of basketball talent. Here we go...practice is under way and the ball is soon to be in the air!"
As former Pac-12 student athletes and coaches, Walton, Gold-Onwude, O’Neill, MacLean and Murphy return to join Pac-12 Networks’ roster of industry-respected dedicated analysts, providing great passion and the most in-depth coverage of the Conference of Champions®. On the play-by-play side, Haberman, Scott and Long will continue to call a slate of Pac-12 Networks live coverage that features a record 111 women’s basketball games and 152 men’s basketball games this season, including 10 games during the 2018 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament and eight games during the 2018 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Today’s announcement comes after the Networks previously extended key talent on its studio, football and men’s basketball broadcast teams with Ashley Adamson, Lewis Johnson, Mike Yam, Roxy Bernstein, Steve Lavin and Yogi Roth also signing extensions, as announced earlier this year.
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 Pac-12.com.
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