Nov. 20, 2008
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference, a property of IMG-College, announced today that its men's basketball tournament final, to be played on March 9 at the Orleans Arena, will be broadcast nationally on Westwood One Radio. It is the first time that a WCC conference tournament game will be carried on national terrestrial radio. The final game of the conference tournament is part of a larger agreement that IMG-College has entered into nationally at a number of its properties.
"We are excited that IMG has extended this agreement with Westwood One to include the West Coast Conference," said Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "This agreement is indicative of the national media attention that our conference continues to garner and will help us extend the WCC brand nationally."
About Westwood One
Westwood One is the leader in play-by-play sports broadcasts on radio, reaching all 50 states and every major market. Westwood One's sports lineup includes regular season NFL football, the Playoffs and the Super Bowl; NCAA Football and Basketball including the Final Four; the NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four; the College World Series; the NCAA Frozen Four; the Olympics; and the Masters Golf Tournament.
IMG-College is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing, and multi-media opportunities for the nation's top collegiate brands across local, regional, and national platforms. IMG-College partners include the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and some of the most prestigious universities in the country. IMG-College is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG. For more information, please visit www.imgcollege.com.
About the 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.