Nov. 26, 2008
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference announced today its 2008-09 national and regional television schedules, featuring a minimum of 50 games that will be televised nationally and another 60 events that will be broadcast regionally.
"With 110 events broadcasted over a variety of networks this season alone, we are very proud of our television presence at the WCC. The strong relationships we have developed with all of our television partners helps us to extend the WCC brand nationally and showcase the talent within our conference, especially in men's basketball, for the benefit of our member institutions and our over 2,500 student-athletes," said WCC commissioner Jamie Zaninovich.
The national package is highlighted by 35 events on the ESPN family of networks this year. As the exclusive national home of WCC men's basketball, ESPN will broadcast the semifinals and final of the conference men's basketball championship and the final of the women's basketball championship.
The WCC will receive considerable national and regional exposure during the conference men's basketball season, as 42 of a possible 56 men's conference games will be televised. Twenty-eight of the 42 games will be televised on a regional basis, and 14 of those 28 games will be aired live in more than one of the top 55 media markets in the nation.
In addition, the WCC incorporated an Olympic and Women's Sports package to its national television contract, which allows a minimum of eight 2008-09 "Olympic," or non-men's basketball, games to be broadcasted nationally via ESPNU or CBS College Sports.
To view the 2008-09 WCC television schedule in its entirety, click here.