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WCC Men's Basketball Games To Be Broadcast Internationally In Australia, Pacific Rim, South America, Latin America, and Europe

Jan. 8, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - For the second straight season, West Coast Conference men's basketball games will be carried internationally as 11 league games will be broadcast on ESPN's family of international networks. The WCC's international footprint will once again include Australia and the Pacific Rim, but will now extend to significant portions of South America, Latin America and Europe.

WCC men's basketball games will again be carried on ESPN Australia, ESPN HD Australia, and ESPN Pacific Rim for the second consecutive season. In addition, WCC games will also appear on ESPN HD Brazil and ESPN Latin America North for the first time, giving the Conference unprecedented global exposure. Select WCC games will also air on ESPN America in Europe as well.

"We are excited to once again be working with our partners at ESPN to extend the WCC brand beyond the United States borders and into very important global markets," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "With every WCC team now including at least two international players on their rosters, it makes this international television schedule even more meaningful."

In all, there are 26 international players from 12 different countries in the WCC, representing all eight institutions. WCC teams have attracted talented players from all over the globe, including Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Bulgaria, Japan, Brazil, the Republic of Zambia, South Africa, Finland, the Czech Republic, and France.

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.

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.

Complete WCC/ESPN International Television Schedule
GAME NETWORK
DATE
TIME (All times EST)
Saint Mary's at San Francisco ESPN Australia
Saturday, January 9
1:30 AM
Saint Mary's at Santa Clara ESPN Australia
Sunday, January 10 10:00 PM
ESPN Australia
Monday, January 11 5:30 AM
Gonzaga at Saint Mary's ESPN Australia Thursday, January 14 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Australia Thursday, January 14 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, January 14 11:00 PM
ESPN Australia Friday, January 15 4:00 AM
ESPN HD Brazil Friday, January 15 4:00 AM
Portland at Saint Mary's ESPN Australia Saturday, January 16 11:30 PM
Portland at Gonzaga ESPN HD Australia Thursday, February 4 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, February 4 11:00 PM
Santa Clara at Saint Mary's ESPN Australia Thursday, February 4 11:30 PM
ESPN Australia Friday, February 5 1:00 PM
San Francisco at Saint Mary's ESPN Australia Monday, February 8 2:00 PM
Saint Mary's at Gonzaga ESPN Australia Thursday, February 11 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Australia Thursday, February 11 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, February 11 11:00 PM
ESPN Australia Friday, February 12 1:00 PM
ESPN HD Australia Friday, February 12 2:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Friday, February 12 2:00 PM
Saint Mary's at San Diego ESPN Australia Thursday, February 18 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Australia Thursday, February 18 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, February 18 11:00 PM
ESPN Australia Friday, February 19 1:00 PM
ESPN HD Australia Friday, February 19 12:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Friday, February 19 12:00 PM
Santa Clara at Gonzaga ESPN Australia Thursday, February 25 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Australia Thursday, February 25 11:00 PM
ESPN HD Brazil Thursday, February 25 11:00 PM
ESPN Latin America North Friday, February 26 12:00 PM
Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary's ESPN Australia Saturday, February 27 9:00 PM