Fox Sports Net (Rocky Mountain) To Carry Title Match Live, CSTV To Air Semifinals and Finals
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West Conference announced today its most comprehensive volleyball championship television package. All matches of the 2003 Mountain West Conference Volleyball Championship will appear on television with the semifinals and finals being broadcast nationally on College Sports Television (CSTV), plus a live telecast on Fox Sports Net (Rocky Mountain) for the championship match. The MWC Volleyball Championship will be held Nov. 20-22 at Peterson Gym on the campus of San Diego State University.
All BYU matches will be broadcast on KBYU (Channel 11) in Utah and parts of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
This is the second straight year that matches will be broadcast back to each Mountain West Conference market, and the fourth straight year the MWC has televised the entire championship. Preliminary round matches can be seen on over-the-air and cable affiliates throughout the Mountain West Conference region. Saturday's title match will be televised live at 8 p.m. MT on Fox Sports Net (Rocky Mountain) with a coverage area including Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, as well as parts of Montana, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska and Nevada. The telecast will also be available to a national audience on FSN to DirecTV subscribers. The semifinals and finals will air on CSTV via tape delay.
The Mountain West Conference Television Network will be the production entity for the 2003 MWC Volleyball Championship. The complete schedule, satellite coordinates and clearances are listed below. Check local
listings for match coverage.
Bill Doleman will call the play-by-play and Amy Gant will be the color analyst. A native of Fairbury, Neb., Doleman is a veteran sportscaster whose career as a free-lance announcer has taken him from small-market public television to the national networks and several points in between. Named the Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year in 1998, Doleman has called games for ABC Sports, Fox Sports Net and the ESPN networks. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Doleman was the play-by-play announcer for the 2002 State Farm NACWAA Volleyball Classic held in Minneapolis, as well as last year's MWC Volleyball Championship.
Amy Gant, a 1998 graduate of BYU, brings an extensive volleyball background to television. She was a three-time All-American for the Cougars and played for the U.S. National Team from January 1998 to September 1999. An NCAA Woman of the Year top 10 finalist in 1998, Gant was the color analyst for the 2000, 2001 and 2002 Mountain West Conference Volleyball Championships.
AIR TIME (all Pacific Time):
Thursday, Nov. 20
Quarterfinal #1, 11 a.m. MWC-TV
Quarterfinal #2, 1:30 p.m. MWC-TV
Quarterfinal #3, 4 p.m. MWC-TV
Quarterfinal #4, 7 p.m. MWC-TV
Friday, Nov. 21
Semifinal #1, 4 p.m.
CSTV* (delay - Sat., Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.)
Semifinal #2, 7 p.m.
CSTV* (delay - Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 22
Championship, 7 p.m.
Fox Sports Net-RM (live)
CSTV (delay - Mon., Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m.)
*CSTV will also air semifinal replays later on Sat., Nov. 22
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Air Force Colorado Springs Adelphia Cable (Channel 32)
BYU Provo KBYU (Channel 11)
CSU Fort Collins Comcast Cable (Channel 68)
New Mexico Albuquerque KRQE (Channel13)
San Diego State San Diego Cox (Channel 4)
UNLV Las Vegas Cox (Channel 48)
Utah Salt Lake City KULC (Channel 9)
Wyoming Casper KTWO (Channel 2)
Cheyenne KKTU (Channel 33)
Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain (championship match - live)
CSTV (semifinals and finals - tape delay)