American Athletic Conference Set to Debut Women's Basketball Digital Network Package
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Dec. 19, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - -

The American Digital Network logo 

The American Athletic Conference announced the talent lineup for The American Digital Network women’s basketball package and unveiled the network’s new logo on Thursday. Thirty regular-season women’s basketball games and eight Olympic sports championships will be produced and distributed live by The American Digital Network. The games will air on TheAmerican.org free of charge and fans will be able to follow their teams through a multitude of platforms including desktop, mobile and tablet.

 The Digital Network begins live coverage on Saturday, Dec. 28 with a pair of games at Houston and USF. The Cougars play host to UCF at 3 p.m. ET and Rutgers travels to Tampa for a 7 p.m. ET matchup vs. USF. In addition to live game coverage, a weekly halftime show will be produced and aired from the conference studio in Providence, R.I.

 The American has assembled an impressive roster of commentators for the Digital Network’s slate of live games.    

 Seasoned broadcaster Debbie Antonelli and industry veteran LaChina Robinson are among the names voicing the Network’s games, as well as WNBA veteran Sylvia Crawley Milbry, Bob Picozzi, Leah Secondo and versatile play-by-play broadcaster Bernie Guenther. Antonelli is one of the nation's most revered basketball analysts and has broadcasted the WNBA since its inception in 1996. She votes on several national awards including the Naismith Player of the Year and State Farm Wade Trophy winner. In addition to her work with ESPN, Robinson serves as a studio analyst for NBA TV for its WNBA coverage and has interviewed some of the most influential figures in women’s basketball including Pat Summitt, Robin Roberts and Lisa Leslie.

The Digital Network’s halftime shows will provide highlights, features and interviews with coaches, players and administrators from around the league with analysis from John Rooke. 

Talent roster

  • Debbie Antonelli - 26+ years in the industry, has worked with ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports Net
  • Jeff Brightwell  - Broadcaster for University of Memphis Radio Network/Learfield Sports
  • Tom Gelehrter - Voice of the Cincinnati Bearcats, has worked with ESPN and Fox Sports Net
  • Bernie Guenther - Play-by-play broadcaster for FSN South
  • Fran Harris - Multifaceted television personality, WNBA veteran, has worked with ESPN, Fox Sports Net 
  • Sylvia Crawley Milbry - Former Boston College head coach, WNBA veteran
  • Elizabeth Lay -  Former player, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Tara Petrolino - Television host, writer, has worked with ESPN, Fox College Sports, MSG Network
  • Bob Picozzi - ESPN television and radio announcer
  • LaChina Robinson - ESPN analyst, has worked with NBA TV, Fox Sports South, CSS
  • John Rooke - Voice of the New England Patriots, has worked with ESPN Radio, NBC Sports
  • Leah Secondo - Versatile play-by-play commentator/analyst, has worked with CBS College Sports, ESPNU
  • Neil Solondz - Voice of the Tampa Bay Rays, has Big East and ACC radio play-by-play experience
  • Matt Thomas - University of Houston radio play-by-play announcer, has 17 years of experience

The Digital Network’s video platform is hosted by SIDEARM Sports, the conference’s official website provider. The league has partnered with LiveU Sports to provide production and distribution for Network events. A complete list of women’s basketball Digital Network games can be found at TheAmerican.org.

 

2013-14 Women’s Basketball Digital Network Schedule

 

Date

Time (ET)

Visitor

Home

December 28

3:00

UCF

at

HOUSTON

December 28

7:00

RUTGERS

at

USF

December 29

3:00

TEMPLE

at

MEMPHIS

January 4

2:00

UCF

at

TEMPLE

January 7

7:00

TEMPLE

at

USF

January 7

8:00

MEMPHIS

at

SMU

January 11

2:00

SMU

at

RUTGERS

January 11

4:00

MEMPHIS

at

UCF

January 14

12:00

SMU

at

TEMPLE

January 18

2:00

TEMPLE

at

CINCINNATI

January 18

7:00

USF

at

UCF

January 21

7:00

CINCINNATI

at

USF

January 22

7:00

RUTGERS

at

UCF

January 25

2:00

RUTGERS

at

TEMPLE

January 25

3:00

SMU

at

HOUSTON

January 29

7:00

HOUSTON

at

USF

February 1

4:00

HOUSTON

at

UCF

February 4

7:30

CINCINNATI

at

RUTGERS

February 5

8:00

USF

at

MEMPHIS

February 8

2:00

HOUSTON

at

CINCINNATI

February 11

7:00

SMU

at

UCF

February 12

7:00

MEMPHIS

at

CINCINNATI

February 15

3:00

HOUSTON

at

SMU

February 22

2:00

USF

at

TEMPLE

February 22

4:00

CINCINNATI

at

UCF

February 26

7:30

TEMPLE

at

RUTGERS

March 1

3:00

MEMPHIS

at

HOUSTON

March 1

7:00

SMU

at

USF

March 3

7:30

USF

at

RUTGERS

March 3

8:00

CINCINNATI

at

MEMPHIS

 

 


 

 

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