Pac-12 builds TV platform with Comcast, others

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Pac-12 builds TV platform with Comcast, others

July 27, 2011COLLEGE PAGE

CSNBayArea.com staff

The Pac-12 Conference announced Wednesday the creation of Pac-12 Networks, a move that will broaden the distribution of its televised athletic events.

Under the deal, Pac-12 Networks will telecast a total of 850 live events annually -- 350 on the national feed and 500 on the regional feeds -- including all football games and every mens basketball game that isnt carried by national telecast partners.

Additionally, spring football, and every sport played by Pac-12 programs including all conference championships will be part of the telecast menu. A plan to launch additional content on broadband is also in the works.

The innovative arrangement features a national network and six regional networks, in conjunction with four of the nation's largest cable operators: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks.

As we explored the potential for a Pac-12 network, it became clear that we could customize programming towards local interests and provide our students, alumni, and many fans the widest possible range of events with the best opportunity to see the schools they care about most," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a press release.

The six regional networks will be established in Northern California, Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Mountain regions.

Report: If Joerger not available, Kings likely would have hired Ewing

Report: If Joerger not available, Kings likely would have hired Ewing

On May 7, 2016, the Grizzlies fired Dave Joerger.

Two days later, the Kings hired Joerger.

If he had not become available, Sacramento likely would have tabbed Patrick Ewing as their head coach, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ewing is currently the associate head coach of the Hornets.

He has been on Charlotte's staff since 2013.

Before that, he was an assistant coach with the Magic for six seasons.

After retiring from the NBA following the 2001-02 season, he was an assistant with Washington for one season before joining the Houston Rockets.

Ewing was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.

A's name Kendall Graveman 2017 Opening Day starter

A's name Kendall Graveman 2017 Opening Day starter

MESA, Ariz. -- Kendall Graveman was announced as the A's Opening Night starter, confirmation of a move that had become obvious the more that spring training progressed.

With Sonny Gray set to begin the season on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Graveman is the veteran presence in the rotation and coming off the best 2016 season of any Oakland starter.

His performance this spring only strengthened his status. In his last outing, he threw six innings and faced just one batter over the minimum in that span.

Manager Bob Melvin said Sean Manaea will be the No. 2 starter followed by Jharel Cotton. The last two rotation spots are still open, though Melvin acknowledged that Andrew Triggs would have the inside track on one if the season began tomorrow.

Jesse Hahn and Raul Alcantara are also competing for those jobs. Alcantara takes the ball against Milwaukee on Thursday.