Earthquakes and CSN Unveil 2017 Local Broadcast Schedule

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Earthquakes and CSN Unveil 2017 Local Broadcast Schedule

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes and CSN today announced their local broadcast schedule for the 2017 Major League Soccer season. CSN will televise a robust 27 matches this season, including marquee contests against Kaka and Orlando City SC on Wednesday, May 17 (7:30 p.m.; CSNBA) and reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, July 23 (7:00 p.m.; CSNCA). 

“Our fans really enjoy watching Quakes matches with CSN’s exceptional broadcast team,” said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. “The Earthquakes are excited to continue our strong partnership into the new season.”

“CSN is proud to be the exclusive home of the Earthquakes and MLS in Northern California,” said David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy, CSN Bay Area and CSN California.  “With the best home venue in the league and rising young talent on the field, we’re poised for a thrilling 2017 season of Quakes soccer."

Anthony Passarelli and Chris Dangerfield return to the booth for the fourth consecutive season and are joined by second-year sideline reporter Danielle Slaton.

Passarelli is a four-time NorCal AFTRA award-winning sports anchor and reporter. He has provided color commentary and radio play-by-play for San Jose State men’s basketball and Santa Clara University men’s soccer, and is currently the play-by-play voice of Santa Clara men’s basketball.

Dangerfield was the color analyst on television for San Jose from 1996-99. The native of England enjoyed a great career for the Earthquakes in both the North American Soccer League and Western Soccer Alliance. In the NASL, he was a key midfielder from 1982-84, scoring 14 goals and notching 14 assists for the Quakes in that span. He helped the 1983 Quakes to an undefeated season at home and a semifinal finish in the playoffs. He also played for the Portland Timbers, Los Angeles Aztecs and Team Hawaii, among others.

Slaton remains on San Jose’s sidelines for the second consecutive season. In addition to her work with CSN, she provided commentary for the 2016 Rio Olympics for NBC. She has also worked with the Big Ten Network and FOX Sports, where she served as a match analyst during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Slaton played for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2000-2005, earning a silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games and a bronze in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup. -She also played professionally for Olympique Lyonnias in France, after spending her college years at Santa Clara University, where she captained her team to a NCAA championship in 2001. She was three-time All-American and was named the 2001 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.

For a full broadcast schedule of the Earthquakes’ 2017 MLS season, please click here.

 

About CSN

CSN Bay Area and CSN California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. CSN Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. CSN California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @CSNAuthentic; Instagram: CSNAuthentic; Snapchat: CSNAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/csnbayarea.

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NBC Sports Regional Networks Presents “Tomboy” – A Multi-Platform Initiative on Gender in Sports

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NBC Sports Regional Networks Presents “Tomboy” – A Multi-Platform Initiative on Gender in Sports

One-Hour Documentary Airs Across the Country on CSNs, NBCSN and Select NBC Owned Stations;

TOMBOY Airs Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. on CSN Bay Area

 

Join the Conversation Across all Platforms with #CSNTOMBOY

NBC Sports Regional Networks today announced the launch of TOMBOY, a multi-platform documentary project that aims to elevate the conversation about gender in sports told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent female athletes, broadcasters and sports executives. The first-of-its-kind integrated initiative culminates with a special one-hour documentary, also titled TOMBOY, which will air across all NBC Sports Regional Networks, nationally distributed NBCSN, and select NBC Owned Television Stations in March.  In Northern California, TOMBOY will debut on Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. on CSN Bay Area.

Every weekday leading up to the launch, the Comcast SportsNets (CSNs) will release daily podcasts, articles, and interviews with the biggest and most influential names in women’s sports to foster engagement and dialogue.  Most CSN markets will also host symposiums in conjunction with local colleges to encourage participation and conversation at a regional level.

The one-hour TOMBOY documentary (produced locally by CSN Bay Area) -- includes interviews with four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and many more -- features female stories and perspectives. The documentary will premiere during Women’s History Month in March.

“We are excited to share the stories of some of the most remarkable female athletes in the world,” said Ted Griggs, President, Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader for NBC Sports Regional Networks. “TOMBOY aims to elevate, invigorate and inspire the conversation about gender in sports, and we’re proud to create a platform for open, candid discussion featuring a variety of perspectives.”

Viewers can find the latest TOMBOY news and interviews, tailored to their regional athletes, across each CSN network’s website and social media handles. Join the conversation using #CSNTOMBOY, and find additional information on the national Twitter and Facebook handles.

A trailer of the one-hour documentary special is available here.

Visit CSN Bay Area’s TOMBOY page here for videos, podcasts and personal stories from CSN Bay Area anchors and reporters, as well as influential personalities from the world of sports.  

ABOUT NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS 

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and CSN Bay Area, CSN California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com

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Coaching Corps, CSN Bay Area Announce 3rd Annual “Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards,” Top Bay Area Athletes to Honor Influential Coaches and Mentors

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Coaching Corps, CSN Bay Area Announce 3rd Annual “Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards,” Top Bay Area Athletes to Honor Influential Coaches and Mentors

“Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards” Presented by Levi’s®
Airing Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. on CSN Bay Area

 

Golden State Warriors Forward Draymond Green, Oakland Raiders Head Coach

Jack Del Rio, San Francisco 49ers Linebacker NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco Giants Pitcher

George Kontos and Oakland A’s Pitcher Kendall Graveman to Honor their Coaches and Mentors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 12, 2017 – Coaching Corps (@CoachingCorps) and CSN Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced the 3rd Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, presented by Levi’s®, airing Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. This event supports Coaching Corps’ mission to provide youth from under-resourced communities access to trained coaches and the benefits of sports. The Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards will feature top Bay Area professional athletes celebrating the profound influence of coaches on their lives and in the community.

The presenters – prominent Bay Area athletes whose lives have been shaped by the mentorship and transformative influence of caring coaches and other important persons – include:

  • Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors 2016 All-Star forward and Olympic gold medalist, honoring his college coach Tom Izzo, Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Michigan State University;
  • Jack Del Rio, Oakland Raiders head coach, honoring his Hayward High School coaches (Hayward, CA.)  Jim Bisenius (baseball), Charley Kendall (basketball), and Jeff Rankin (football);
  • NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers linebacker, honoring his Suitland High School (Forestville, MD) football coach David "Nick" Lynch posthumously; 
  • George Kontos, San Francisco Giants pitcher, honoring Niles West High School (Skokie, IL) Freshman A Baseball coach Chris Schwarz; and
  • Kendall Graveman, Oakland A’s pitcher, honoring his father Gary Graveman.

For the pinnacle moment of the evening, the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards will honor Annette Lopez with the Coach of the Year Award.  Annette is a Stanford graduate and is currently studying Occupational Therapy as a graduate student at CSU-Dominguez Hills. She credits her love of sports to her first coach, her father, and played sports throughout her time at Stanford. While in college, she was a part of Stanford’s national championship women’s rugby team. Annette became a Coaching Corps coach because she believes in the power of sports to bring youth together, and values the importance of coaches who encourage kids to be their best selves.

The 3rd Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, a 90-minute program, is hosted by CSN Bay Area’s Dave Feldman (@FeldyCSN) and Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN). The awards ceremony will be taped on Friday, Jan. 27 at The Fairmont in San Francisco.  After the broadcast debut (Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. on CSN Bay Area), the show will re-air on CSN Bay Area on Monday, Jan. 30 at 12 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.  Visit CSNBayArea.com for additional air dates and times.

“Youth from underserved communities are less likely to have a mentor outside of the home compared to youth from more resourced communities. Coaching Corps is committed to ensure that all youth, regardless of their zip code, have access to dedicated and trained coaches and mentors; and the opportunity to learn the vital life lessons that come from playing sports,” said Coaching Corps Executive Director Janet Carter. “We are motivated by the excitement around the Game Changer Awards and look forward to broadening our impact both in the Bay Area and nationwide.”

“This unique event is a true demonstration of teamwork in sports. Without the support of CSN Bay Area, Levi’s, and every professional Bay Area team, the Game Changer Awards would not be what it is today,” said Coaching Corps Founder and Chairperson of the Board Wally Haas. “This event allows us to raise funds to better serve the youth, community partners, and coaches who believe in sport as a vehicle for positive character development and social change. We are thrilled to honor extraordinary coaches who have dedicated their time to making a difference, one person at a time.”

“We are pleased to be a part of the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, an event highlighting the organization's mission to provide all kids, especially those in the most under-resourced communities, with the opportunity to be on a team with a professionally trained coach,” said Tom Stathakes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CSN Bay Area and CSN California.  “Dedicated coaches can help kids create positive peer relationships, to become inspired by leadership, and to learn the many life lessons that sports can teach.  We’re especially grateful for the participation of the Bay Area sports teams in this extraordinary event.”

Twitter & Instagram:  @coachingcorps, @CSNAuthentic

Hashtags:  #CoachingCorpsGCA17, #coachingcorps, #coacheschangethegame

 

About Coaching Corps:

Since 2002, Coaching Corps has been dedicated to harnessing the power of service and sports to inspire and mentor youth in underserved communities. Coaching Corps recruits, trains and supports thousands of volunteers who create opportunities for kids to participate in high-quality afterschool sports programs that allow them to embrace a healthy lifestyle and reach their full potential. Based in Oakland, California, Coaching Corps is a 501(c)(3) organization. More information about Coaching Corps can be found at www.coachingcorps.org.

Facebook: Facebook.com/coachingcorps

Twitter & Instagram: @coachingcorps

About CSN:

CSN Bay Area and CSN California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. CSN Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. CSN California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @CSNAuthentic; Instagram: CSNAuthentic; Snapchat: CSNAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/csnbayarea.

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