Pac-12 Networks to highlight men’s and women’s basketball like never before
“Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show,” presented by New York Life, to feature on-site coverage during the regular season and throughout men’s and women’s tournaments in Las Vegas
Regular season action begins with “Tip-off Tuesday” tomorrow with six men’s games on Pac-12 Networks and available to all fans via Pac-12 Now
SAN FRANCISCO – As the 2018-19 season nears, Pac-12 Networks today announced its programming and coverage plans surrounding men’s and women’s basketball, as the networks plan for its most coverage yet of both sports. The regular season begins tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6, with “Tip-off Tuesday” as six of seven men’s games air across Pac-12 Networks and will be available to all fans via the Pac-12 Now app (for iOS and Android).
Seasons for both sports will again culminate with Conference tournaments with both men’s and women’s this year taking place in Las Vegas. Pac-12 Networks will again feature eight of 11 games for the men’s tournament and 10 of 11 for the women’s tournament. New this season, the networks will take its show on the road for both events, providing live on-site pre and postgame coverage of both tournaments from Las Vegas.
2018-19 Men’s and Women’s Basketball on Pac-12 Networks
Pre & Postgame Coverage – As in past years, Pac-12 Networks is set to provide extensive pre and postgame coverage around its 149 men’s basketball games with the “Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show,” presented by New York Life, “Pac-12 Gamebreak” and “Pac-12 Postgame Report.”
On-site: New this season, Pac-12 Networks is set to takes its show on the road with on-site pre and postgame coverage during conference play at select men’s basketball games. The first occurrence will take place on Jan. 5, 2019, as the “Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show” airs live from Eugene ahead of Oregon State vs. Oregon, highlighting a quintuple header of Conference hoops on Pac-12 Networks.
Most Days of Coverage: Studio coverage of men’s basketball begins with “Tip-off Tuesday” tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and continues with a series of select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the season, with Pac-12 Networks providing its most days of coverage yet around men’s basketball.
Complete Tournament Coverage: Also for the first time this year, Pac-12 Networks will take its show on the road for pre and postgame coverage of both the men’s and women’s tournament live from Las Vegas. The women’s tournament is set for March 7-10, 2019, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the men’s tournament March 13-16, 2019, from T-Mobile Arena.
“Inside Pac-12 Basketball” – Similar to Pac-12 Networks’ signature show for Pac-12 football analysis, “Inside Pac-12 Basketball,” which premiered last month with coverage of men’s and women’s basketball media days, will also provide several other special presentations including both men’s and women’s all-conference award announcements, both men’s and women’s NCAA tournament selections and the 2019 NBA Draft.
In addition, Pac-12 Networks will debut an “Inside Pac-12 Basketball” weekly podcast once Conference play begins in January.
“Pac-12 Playlist” – Also new this season, having launched prior to the 2018-19 Fall sports schedule, “Pac-12 Playlist” will continue to provide the latest news and coverage in a short-form fashion from around all Pac-12 sports.
During women’s basketball season, “Pac-12 Playlist” will include live updates on Friday and Sunday evenings during the season, immediately following live game broadcasts.
Content from “Pac-12 Playlist” can also be seen across Pac-12 Networks’ digital, linear and social media channels.
“Our Stories,” presented by Opus Bank – Pac-12 Networks' home for its most-compelling storytelling across all Pac-12 Sports, “Our Stories,” presented by Opus Bank, will include multiple episodes during men’s and women’s basketball seasons as well as content across Pac-12 Networks digital platforms.
“Tip-off Tuesday” on Pac-12 Networks
The return of Pac-12 men’s basketball takes place tomorrow across Pac-12 Networks with “Tip-off Tuesday” featuring six of seven Pac-12 games that day.
National coverage on Pac-12 Network for “Tip-off Tuesday” begins with the “Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show,” presented by New York Life, at 5:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. MT as host Mike Yam and analyst Matt Muehlebach preview the day’s slate. Following the half-hour pregame show on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Now will feature a doubleheader with:
UCLA hosting Purdue Fort Wayne at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT
Oregon hosting Portland State at 8 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. MT
Also taking place on Pac-12 Networks regional channels throughout the day will include:
Arizona State hosting Cal State Fullerton at 5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Arizona
Oregon State hosting UC Riverside at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Oregon
Stanford hosting Seattle at 7 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Bay Area
USC hosting Robert Morris at 8 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Los Angeles
In addition to airing across Pac-12 Networks, all of the action for “Tip-off Tuesday” will also be available to all fans via the Pac-12 Now app (for iOS and Android) and on Pac-12.com. More information on the multiple options to access and receive Pac-12 Networks anywhere in the United States is available at GetPac12Networks.com.
Coverage of the 2018-19 season for Pac-12 men's and women's basketball 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.
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.
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