Nov. 20, 2008
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference, in conjunction with Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Northwest and Cox Channel 4 San Diego, has announced a 15-game regional television package for the 2008-09 men's basketball conference season.
"We're thrilled to enter into this agreement with our outstanding media partners from Comcast and Cox," West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich said. "This is an exciting time to be a part of West Coast Conference basketball. Not only are we coming off one of the best years in conference history with three teams qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, we now have one of the top television agreements in the country thanks to our partnerships with Comcast, Cox, ESPN and Fox."
"Comcast SportsNet is delighted to unite with the West Coast Conference in this regional package," said CSNCA Executive Producer Richard Zinn. "The teams have some exceptional talent and we look forward to bringing many exciting rivalries to our viewers."
Each of the 15 games will be broadcast live in the markets of the two participating teams, and includes five of the top 55 markets in the nation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle and San Diego. The 15-game schedule will begin on Friday, January 9 with San Diego at Santa Clara on Comcast Sports Net California and Channel 4 San Diego.
Channel 4 has a longstanding relationship with the University of San Diego, televising Toreros basketball each year since the 1998-99 season. "USD has been a great partner," said Channel 4 Station Manager Dennis Morgigno. "So it certainly made sense for us to expand that partnership with the WCC this season to bring even more great basketball to San Diego sports fans."
With this agreement, 42 of 56 WCC men's basketball conference games will be televised during the 2008-09 season. Twenty-six of the 40 games will be televised on a regional basis, and 12 of those 26 games will be televised in more than one top 55 media market.
Last season, the West Coast Conference advanced a record three schools to the NCAA Tournament. San Diego, which defeated Connecticut in the first round of the tournament, received the automatic bid by virtue of winning the WCC Tournament, while Gonzaga and Saint Mary's each received at-large selections. On a percentage basis, the WCC qualified 37.5 percent of its teams for the NCAA Tournament, which ranked fifth in the nation behind only the Pac-10, Big East, Big 12 and the SEC.
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 conferences have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.
About Comcast SportsNet
Comcast Sports Group operates 10 sports networks that cover more than 2,400 live sporting events annually and deliver comprehensive sports news and analysis to 40 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast SportsNet's networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. - Mountain West Sports Network, and CSS. These networks provide live game coverage of 18 professional teams, as well as college, minor league and other sports. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.
About Channel 4 San Diego
Channel 4 San Diego has been the leader in San Diego sports television since 1997, when Cox Communications secured the rights to San Diego Padres telecasts and created the channel to deliver live, local sports and community-focused programming. Channel 4 pioneered high-definition television in San Diego, building the region's first HD mobile unit and debuting it to coincide with the opening of PETCO Park in 2004. Channel 4 is carried throughout the San Diego DMA exclusively on the Cox and Time Warner cable systems.
WCC ON COMCAST SPORTSNET/CHANNEL 4 SAN DIEGO
Friday, January 9
San Diego at San Francisco, 7:00 p.m. (Comcast California & 4 San Diego)
Sunday, January 11
San Diego at Santa Clara, 2:00 p.m. (Comcast California & 4 San Diego)
Saint Mary's at San Francisco, 7:00 p.m. (Comcast California)
Thursday, January 15
San Francisco at Portland, 8:00 p.m. (Comcast California & Comcast Northwest)
Saturday, January 17
Santa Clara at Portland, 7:00 p.m. (Comcast California & Comcast Northwest)
Thursday, January 29
San Diego at Portland, 7:00 p.m. (Comcast Northwest & 4 San Diego)
Saturday, January 31
Saint Mary's at Portland, 6:00 p.m. (Comcast California & Comcast Northwest)
Thursday, February 5
Santa Clara at San Diego, 6:30 p.m. (Comcast California & 4 San Diego)
San Francisco at Saint Mary's, 8:30 p.m. (Comcast California)
Saturday, February 7
San Francisco at San Diego, 6:00 p.m. (Comcast California & 4 San Diego)
Saint Mary's at Santa Clara, 8:00 p.m. (Comcast California)
Saturday, February 14
Portland at Saint Mary's, 7:00 p.m. (Comcast California & Comcast Northwest)
Saturday, February 21
Santa Clara at San Francisco, 7:00 p.m. (Comcast California)
Thursday, February 26
Portland at San Diego, 7:00 p.m. (Comcast Northwest & 4 San Diego)
Saturday, February 28
Portland at Santa Clara, 3:00 p.m. (Comcast California & Comcast Northwest)
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