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2018 Pac-12 Football
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July 25 on Pac-12 Network
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Pac-12 Networks set to cover Pac-12 football like never before

Jul 25, 2018
Karen Ambrose Hickey/Stanford Athletics
For first time ever, Pac-12 Networks to bring its studio show to all 12 universities with debut of
“The Pregame” this fall, providing an on-campus presence Wednesday through Saturday each week
 
New format of “The Drive” to also deliver extensive multi-platform content
 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – As the 2018 season kicks off at Pac-12 Football Media Day in Hollywood, Calif., Pac-12 Networks today announced its coverage plans for football this fall as it prepares to provide more coverage across more platforms in covering the Conference’s 12 universities.  In total, Pac-12 Networks will air 34 live games including 13 over the first three weeks and finishing strong with 11 in the month of November.
 
Surrounding its coverage of 34 total live games, as well as all Pac-12 football action, will feature the following this season on Pac-12 Networks:
 
All-new programming for 2018 Pac-12 Football
 
“The Pregame” – For the first time ever, Pac-12 Networks will take its signature Saturday show on the road all season long this year.  Each Saturday, beginning with the second week of the season, the hour-long program will kick start the day live from a different Pac-12 campus as the show will make stops at all 12 universities, anchoring Pac-12 Networks’ coverage from a different campus all season long.
  • For kickoff week, a special premiere episode of “The Pregame” will debut from on-field at Utah as the Utes take on Weber State. 
  • To start the 12-week tour of each campus, in week two the show will travel to Stanford as the Cardinal take on USC.  Full schedule information for “The Pregame” and its tour across all 12 campuses will be announced at a later date.
  • Hosts all season will include Ashley Adamson and Mike Yam along with expert analysis from Evan Moore, Nigel Burton, Yogi Roth and others.
  • Also for the first time ever, as part of “The Pregame” tour across all 12 campuses, on-site coverage for Pac-12 Networks will begin Wednesday of that week with content appearing across the networks’ linear, digital and social media channels every day, leading up to “The Pregame” on Saturday. 
“The Drive” – Pac-12 Networks will return its award-winning series with a new format as it continues to cover all 12 programs from an all-access and in-depth perspective. 
  • This season of "The Drive" will focus on key storylines from all 12 programs, with short-form features debuting across Pac-12 Networks digital and social media platforms.  The features will also air on Pac-12 Network on “The Pregame” and “Inside Pac-12 Football” throughout the year.
  • On Pac-12 Network, five compilation episodes will air throughout the season, featuring the most compelling storylines from various teams per episode and covering all 12 institutions across four half-hour episodes, starting with a special hour-long season preview on Aug. 27.
“Pac-12 Playlist” – Also introduced this year, “Pac-12 Playlist” will provide updates and coverage in a short-form fashion on all of the day’s news from around the Conference, airing across Pac-12 Networks digital, linear and social media channels beginning this August during training camp season. 
 
 
Return programming for 2018 Pac-12 Football
 
“Inside Pac-12 Football” – Returning this season with a new nightly home every Tuesday evening, “Inside Pac-12 Football” will again be home for all football analysis on Pac-12 Network.
  • A pair of special episodes covering 2018 Pac-12 Football Media Day return the series, while regular episodes return to Pac-12 Network beginning Tuesday, Aug. 28 as part of kickoff week for Pac-12 Networks.
  • Additional special episodes will air throughout the season covering the Conference’s football championship game from on-site at Levi’s Stadium, bowl selections and bowl previews, all-conference awards, the Rose Bowl, both signing day periods, the NFL draft as well as other key football initiatives.
  • Hosted by Mike Yam, “Inside Pac-12 Football” will feature expert analysis from Curtis Conway, Yogi Roth and others.
“Pac-12 Football Game Break” & “Pac-12 Football Postgame Report” – Returning to Saturdays on Pac-12 Network, both shows will be featured throughout the day live from Pac-12 Networks studios and featuring on-site elements of “The Pregame” from that weeks on campus location. 
  • Hosts will include Ashley Adamson and Mike Yam with expert analysis from Nick Aliotti, Lincoln Kennedy and others.
“Pac-12 Final Score” – Also returning every Saturday,“Pac-12 Final Score” will recap all of the action from across the Conference.
  • Hosts will include Ashley Adamson and Mike Yam with expert analysis from Nick Aliotti, Lincoln Kennedy and others.
“Football in 60” – As with past years, each week Pac-12 Networks will re-air each of the previous week’s Pac-12 football games in an action-packed and hour-long package.  Episodes will again include enhanced footage not seen in the live game broadcast.  
  • Introduced this year will be “Football in 60 Seconds” as Pac-12 Networks will produce quick recaps for all Pac-12 football games in a short-form fashion to for its digital and social media channels, with one 60-second recap for each Pac-12 team every week.
  • Each “Football in 60” episode will also be available on-demand on Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app.
“The 12 Greatest” – Introduced last season and honored with one local Emmy award and several other nominations, “The 12 Greatest” returns for its second season on Pac-12 Networks with four half-hour episodes set to air.  The four episodes will focus on the 12 greatest Pac-12 football coaches, quarterbacks, running backs and defensive linemen. Dates and times for debuts of each episode will be announced at a later date. 
 
Coverage of the 2018 Pac-12 football season can also be followed all year long across the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks’ digital and social media channels on Pac-12.com, Twitter (@Pac12Network and @Pac12), Facebook (facebook.com/Pac12Conference), Instagram (@Pac12Conference), Snapchat (@pac12conference) and Pac-12 Networks’ YouTube channel.
 
HOW TO WATCH
 
  • All Pac-12 Networks coverage of Pac-12 football can be seen on Pac-12 Network and the Pac-12 Now app (available on the App store for iOS and Google Play for Android), as well as on appropriate and available Pac-12 Networks regional channels.
  • More information on how to receive Pac-12 Networks anywhere in the United States is available here on Pac-12.com.
 
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 the Pac-12 Now app. 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.