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.
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TIME (All times EST)
|Saint Mary's at San Francisco||ESPN Australia
||Saturday, January 9
|Saint Mary's at Santa Clara||ESPN Australia
||Sunday, January 10||10:00 PM|
||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|