Pac-12 Networks announces on-air talent & programming for third season of women's basketball coverage

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'Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day Special,’ to offer interviews and analysis live from Media Day on Wednesday, October 22 at Noon PT

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (October 13, 2014) – To kick off the third season of women’s basketball game coverage, Pac-12 Networks will broadcast the ‘Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day Special’ across all seven networks at Noon PT on Wednesday, October 22.

The excitement begins next Wednesday with the live two-hour special featuring host Ashley Adamson, and analysts Ros Gold-Onwude and Mary Murphy at Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day. Fans will get an inside look at the media day – taking place from the Pac-12 Studios for the third straight year – with interviews from players and coaches in attendance from each Pac-12 program, all exclusively on Pac-12 Networks, and the Pac-12 Now app.

Other news and notes from the media day will be hosted on a special microsite, which is now live.

Women’s Basketball Media Days attendees include:

Arizona: Coach Niya Butts, Alli Gloyd

ASU: Coach Charli Turner Thorne, Kelsey Moos

Cal: Coach Lindsay Gottlieb, Brittany Boyd

Colorado: Coach Linda Lappe, Jasmine Sborov

Oregon: Coach Kelly Graves, Jillian Alleyne

Oregon State: Coach Scott Rueck, Sydney Weise

Stanford: Coach Tara VanDerveer, Amber Orrange

UCLA: Coach Cori Close, Nirra Fields

USC: Coach Cynthia Cooper, Alexyz Vaioletama

Utah: Coach Anthony Levrets, Taryn Wicijowski

Washington: Coach Mike Neighbors, Jazmine Davis

Washington State: Coach June Daugherty, Tia Presley

Pac-12 Networks welcomes a slew of familiar faces to its women’s basketball on-air talent roster. Former UCLA All-American Ann Meyers-Drysdale and former ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ anchor Cindy Brunson are among the returning on-air women’s basketball analysts. Play-by-play talent Krista Blunk and the multi-talented Anne Marie Anderson will be joined by veteran play callers including Rich BurkRich CelliniAnn Schatz and Jim Watson.


·         Tammy Blackburn

·         Cindy Brunson

·         Ann Meyers-Drysdale

·         Mary Murphy

·         Ros Gold-Onwude


·         Anne Marie Anderson

·         Krista Blunk

·         Rich Burk

·         Rich Cellini

·         Ann Schatz

·         Jim Watson

Live game action begins on Pac-12 Networks Wednesday, November 19. This season, each team will be featured on the Networks at least 12 times: Arizona (13), Arizona State (13), Cal (15), Colorado (12), Oregon (13), Oregon State (18), Stanford (18), UCLA (18), USC (17), Utah (12), Washington (17) and Washington State (16).

Out of 108 total games, 94 of those are regular season Conference matchups, starting on Tuesday, December 30 at 6 p.m. PT with crosstown rivals UCLA against USC. The Networks’ 10-game coverage of the Pac-12 Tournament from the KeyArena in Seattle starts on Thursday, March 5 with four exciting matchups tipping off at Noon PT.

The complete 2014-15 Pac-12 Networks women’s basketball televised schedule can be seen here.