Aug. 8, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. - Bulldog Sports Properties and Fresno State announce a four-game football schedule for the upcoming 2009 football season on the Bulldog Sports Network.
Longtime sports casters Ralph Wood and Randy Rosenbloom will call the action and this year Guy Haberman will be on the sidelines. Ralph Wood has served as the Bulldog voice since 1994.
For the second straight year, KAIL-TV Digital 7.1 (MY 53) will serve as the flagship station of Fresno State sports and air all of the Fresno State games in their entirety. Fresno State broadcasts can also be seen on MD Digital 7.1 on HDTV.
The BSN broadcasts will also feature the 30-minute Bulldog Blitz pregame show.
New this year will be an extended 30-minute post-game show for all BSN broadcasts with video highlights and reaction from each game.
Bulldog Sports Properties will have continued coverage in Bakersfield for this coming season. KUVI-TV in Bakersfield will air all four Fresno State football broadcasts live.
In addition, Comcast SportsNet will carry live Fresno State football in Northern California and Western Nevada in great cities like San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento and Reno.
Fresno State Athletics and BSP have also worked an agreement to carry the ESPN Regional broadcast of the Fresno State vs. Cincinnati game on Sept. 26 on KAIL. That game will begin at 9 a.m. PT.
BULLDOG FOOTBALL BSN SCHEDULE
Sept. 26 at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. (ESPN Regional)
October 10 at Hawaii, 9 p.m.
October 24 at New Mexico State, 5 p.m.
November 7 at Idaho, 2 p.m.
November 14 at Nevada, 1 p.m.
All Time Pacific
RED ZONE SPORTS GRILL: THE OFFICIAL HOME OF THE FRESNO STATE WATCH PARTY
Bulldog Sports Properties also announced that the Red Zone Sports Grill is the "Official Watch Party" sponsor for Bulldog Sports in 2009-10. This is the "official" place to watch the Bulldogs when they are on the road and on TV.
Red Zone Sports Grill is located at 1552 E. Champlain
Bulldog Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, Fresno State's exclusive multimedia rights holder. Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for nearly 50 collegiate institutions and associations. In addition to Fresno State, other partner schools include Stanford, Oregon State, Idaho, Nevada, San Jose State, Utah State, North Carolina, Memphis, Alabama, Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
The company also secures corporate partnerships and title sponsorships for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the country. Additionally, Team Services, LLC, a Learfield Sports company, specializes in venue naming rights, marketing research and sales consultation. Dallas-based Learfield Sports is an operating unit of Jefferson City, Mo.-based Learfield Communications, Inc.
For more about the company, visit www.learfieldsports.com
In news from the team today, defensive lineman Donavaughn Pritchett joined the team and participated in the morning practice, his first as a Bulldog. Pritchett is from Santa Rosa, Calif., and will be a junior on the squad. Fellow defensive lineman Terrance Kindle is expected to arrive on Monday from his home in Houston.
FRESNO STATE FACT: Of the Top 25 teams ranked in the 2009 preseason USA Today/Coaches' Poll, Fresno State has played 13 of those teams in recent years. The Dogs will be playing two others, and No. 10 Mississippi and No. 22 Nebraska, in coming years at Bulldog Stadium. Those Fresno State has played in the Pat Hill era are: No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 USC, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 9 LSU, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 12 California, No. 14 Oregon, No. 15. Georgia Tech, No. 16 Boise State, No. 17 TCU, No. 18 Utah, No. 24 BYU and No. 25 Oregon State.
"We Are Your Team" - The `Dogs will be starting their 2009 Football season off right with Football Fiesta Night on Saturday, September 5th at 7pm when the UC Davis Aggies come to town. Football Fiesta Family Pack tickets are available now - the package includes four game tickets, a gift coupon to the Bulldog Shop, and a $4 drink and hotdog special. To inquire about the Football Fiesta Family Pack, contact the Bulldog Ticket Office at 559-278-DOGS.
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