Beginning with the 2011-12 season, every BYU men’s basketball home game will be televised to a live national audience on BYUtv or the ESPN family of networks. The Cougars are entering their first season as members of the West Coast Conference, which recently signed an eight-year extension with ESPN.
Additionally, BYU’s national fan base will be able to view same-day rebroadcasts on BYUtv of every home game to which ESPN has rights. All home games broadcast on BYUtv will also be available live and on demand on BYUtv.org.
“We’ve long sought broad, nationwide access to our games for our fans and increased visibility among those who may be less familiar with our university and athletic programs,” said BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson. “We’ve also been looking for ways to take better advantage of our own unique broadcasting resources.”
BYUtv is available in more than 55 million North American homes and is growing every month. It’s on the basic tier of both Dish and DirecTV and is carried by more than 500 cable systems. The network owns a new state-of-the-art production truck that will allow it to televise games in HD. ESPN and ESPN2 are both available in 99.5 million homes, while the 24-hour college sports network ESPNU is distributed to approximately 73 million homes.
In 2011-12, BYUtv will broadcast 16 home games while ESPN2 and ESPNU will broadcast seven of BYU’s games, including two at home, four on the road and one on a neutral floor.
The exclusive radio home of BYU basketball and flagship of the Cougar Sports Network is KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City. The “Voice of the Cougars” is KSL Newsradio’s Greg Wrubell, in his 16th season as the play-by-play broadcaster for BYU Basketball. Joining Wrubell on the broadcasts is former Cougar letterman Mark Durrant, in his 15th year as game analyst.
BYU basketball coverage can be read and heard exclusively online at ksl.com, which also streams every BYU game live to a passionate worldwide audience.
Dave Rose’s weekly radio show is broadcast live from Legends Grille on the BYU campus, Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. (beginning in December). The show will feature appearances by BYU players and coaches, and a live question-and-answer segment with Coach Rose.
Dave Rose’s weekly television show airs Sunday evenings at 11 p.m. on KSL TV, beginning in December. The show will include weekly features on BYU players and coaches, and an “X’s and O’s” segment with Coach Rose.