Time Warner Cable SportsNet Announces Long-Term Agreement with West Coast Conference and 15 Live WCC Basketball Games This Season
Time Warner Cable SportsNet announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement with the West Coast Conference (WCC) and will air a minimum of 15 live WCC men's basketball games this season, as well as other sporting events throughout Southern California. The network's WCC schedule will feature Southern California schools Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and the University of San Diego, as well as BYU, Gonzaga and Saint Mary's.
Nine of Time Warner Cable SportsNet's WCC telecasts will air as “WCC Game of the Week” matchups on Saturdays this winter. Those games will be paired with a weekly half-hour program dedicated to WCC Athletics.
“West Coast Conference schools like Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and the University of San Diego are an integral part of the Southern California sports landscape and we're happy to give them a local TV home in Time Warner Cable SportsNet,” said Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TWC Sports Regional Networks. “Our networks promise to give sports fans more access to their teams than they've had before, and our partnership with the WCC allows us to do that through more live games as well as more team programming.”
“We are proud to partner with Time Warner Cable Sports to showcase West Coast Conference basketball to our Southern California fans in an unprecedented capacity,” said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. “In addition, the WCC Game of the Week and pre-game show will help highlight our men's basketball programs and further strengthen our position as one of the best basketball conferences in the nation.”
Time Warner Cable SportsNet also hosted the WCC's tip-off event at its studios this morning.
The schedule of live West Coast Conference basketball games that will air on Time Warner Cable SportsNet is as follows*:
|Saturday, January 05||1:30 p.m.||LMU @ Saint Mary's*|
|Saturday, January 12||1:30 p.m.||BYU @ Santa Clara*|
|Wednesday, January 16||7:00 p.m.||LMU @ San Diego|
|Saturday, January 19||1:30 p.m.||LMU @ San Francisco*|
|Thursday, January 24||7:00 p.m.||Pepperdine @ LMU|
|Saturday, January 26||1:30 p.m.||Santa Clara @ San Diego*|
|Thursday, January 31||7:00 p.m.||BYU @ Pepperdine|
|Saturday, February 02||2:30 p.m.||San Francisco @ Pepperdine*|
|Monday, February 04||7:00 p.m.||San Diego @ LMU|
|Saturday, February 09||1:00 p.m.||Pepperdine @ Portland*|
|Saturday, February 16||1:30 p.m.||Gonzaga @ San Francisco*|
|Saturday, February 16||4:00 p.m.||Saint Mary's @ LMU|
|Saturday, February 23||2:00 p.m.||Santa Clara @ Portland*|
|Saturday, March 02||12:00 p.m.||Pepperdine @ San Diego|
|Saturday, March 02||2:00 p.m.||Portland @ Gonzaga*|
* - denotes WCC “Game of the Week”
Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes can be found in SD and HD on Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks and will soon be available on Charter, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse systems. Negotiations with other providers to carry the networks are ongoing but have not yet concluded. To find out what channel you can watch Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes on or if your provider will have Lakers games this season, visit www.iwantmylakers.com and www.quieromislakers.com and enter your information at the top of the page or call 855-4-MY-LAKERS or 1-800-700-2827 (in Spanish).
About Time Warner Cable Sports
Time Warner Cable Sports operates Southern California's two newest regional sports networks - Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes - which launched on October 1, 2012. Through their exclusive partnerships with the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the 24/7, high-definition networks each deliver more than 150 live events per year plus extensive team coverage and behind-the-scenes access unlike anything fans have seen before. Time Warner Cable Deportes is the nation's first ever Spanish-language regional sports network, with commentary, programs and a perspective created uniquely for Spanish-speaking sports fans of all nationalities. For more information, visit www.twcsportsnet.com and www.twcdeportes.com. Follow the networks on Twitter @TWCSportsNet and @TWCDeportes and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TWCSportsNet and www.facebook.com/TWCDeportes.
About the West Coast Conference
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics. For more information, visit www.wccsports.com or follow the West Coast Conference on Twitter @WCCsports.