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WCC Announces 2011 ESPN International Television Schedule

Jan. 6, 2011

SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- For the third consecutive season, West Coast Conference men's basketball games will be broadcast internationally as 14 conference games will be shown on ESPN's family of international networks. The WCC's international footprint will include ESPN Pacific Rim, ESPN HD Australia, and ESPN HD Brazil.

WCC men's basketball games will be carried on ESPN HD Australia and ESPN Pacific Rim for the third consecutive season, while WCC games will also appear on ESPN HD Brazil for the second time, giving the Conference an unprecedented amount of exposures on the global stage.

"We are excited to continue building with our ESPN partners to extend the WCC brand beyond our national markets and into the global arena," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "With a conference that features numerous players from around the globe, it is a privilege for us to be able to showcase the great games that happen around the WCC to the world."

In addition to the Conference's international television schedule, 44 of 56 regular season WCC men's basketball games have been scheduled for television on a national, regional, or local level. Most games continue to be broadcast live in the markets of participating teams, including five of the top 55 markets in the nation: the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle and San Diego.

The first week of men's conference play begins on Thursday, January 6th when Saint Mary's travels to Loyola Marymount. The game will be featured on ESPNU/ESPN Australia HD/ESPN Pacific Rim.

Complete WCC/ESPN International Television Schedule
GAME NETWORK
DATE
TIME (All Times Pacific)
Saint Mary's at Loyola Marymount ESPN Pacific Rim
Thursday, January 6
6:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD
Thursday, January 6
6:00 PM
ESPN Pacific Rim
Friday, January 7 3:00 AM
ESPN HD Brazil
Friday, January 7 3:00 AM
ESPN Australia HD
Friday, January 7 3:00 AM
ESPN Australia HD
Friday, January 7 9:00 AM
San Francisco at Saint Mary's ESPN Pacific Rim
Thursday, January 13 7:30 PM
Santa Clara at Saint Mary's ESPN Pacific Rim
Saturday, January 15 8:00 PM
San Diego at Saint Mary's ESPN Pacific Rim
Wednesday, January 19 7:30 PM
Gonzaga at Santa Clara ESPN Pacific Rim
Thursday, January 20 10:00 PM
Saint Mary's at Gonzaga ESPN Pacific Rim Thursday, January 27 8:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Thursday, January 27 8:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, January 27 8:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Friday, January 28 3:00 AM
ESPN Pacific Rim Friday, January 28 7:30 AM
ESPN Australia HD Friday, January 28 3:00 AM
Saint Mary's at Portland ESPN Pacific Rim Saturday, January 29 4:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Saturday, January 29 4:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Sunday, January 30 6:00 AM
Gonzaga at Portland ESPN Pacific Rim Thursday, February 3 8:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Thursday, February 3 8:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, February 3 8:00 PM
Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary's ESPN Australia HD Saturday, February 5 5:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Saturday, February 5 5:00 PM
ESPN Pacific Rim Saturday, February 5 7:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Sunday, February 6 6:00 AM
Saint Mary's at Santa Clara ESPN Pacific Rim Thursday, February 10 8:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Thursday, February 10 8:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, February 10 8:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Friday, February 11 9:00 AM
ESPN HD Brazil Friday, February 11 9:00 AM
San Francisco at Saint Mary's ESPN Pacific Rim Saturday, February 12 7:30 PM
Saint Mary's at San Diego ESPN Pacific Rim Wednesday, February 16 8:30 PM
ESPN Australia HD Wednesday, February 16 8:30 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Wednesday, February 16 8:30 PM
ESPN Pacific Rim Thursday, February 17 7:00 AM
Gonzaga at Saint Mary's ESPN Pacific Rim Thursday, February 24 8:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Thursday, February 24 8:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, February 24 8:00 PM
ESPN Australia HD Friday, February 25 3:00 AM
ESPN HD Brazil Friday, February 25 3:00 AM
Saint Mary's at Portland ESPN Pacific Rim Saturday, February 26 8:00 PM

West Coast Conference

The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's crew, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conference have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics. The conference will expand to nine schools for the 2011-12 school year with the addition of Brigham Young University.

ESPN Australia

ESPN launched in Australia in August 1991. ESPN Australia is well known for its unmatched coverage of US sports, NFL, SUPER BOWL, NBA BASKETBALL, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Indy Car Series Racing as well as NCAA American College Football, Basketball, Breeders Cup and X GAMES. ESPN's European Football coverage brings Australian fans RBS Six Nations, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Spanish Football, and Italian Serie A Football. ESPN Australia has increased local relevance by the launch of SportsCenter Aus/NZ in January 2007 and Pardon the Interruption Australia launched in July 2003.

ESPN International

ESPN International is a division of ESPN, Inc. ESPN International reaches fans in 194 countries and territories. ESPN International business entities include television, radio, print, internet, broadband, wireless, consumer products, and event management. ESPN International and its holdings maintain offices or production facilities in key locations around the world including Bangalore, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Dublin, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taiwan, and Toronto.