Fox Sports All-Access Telecasts Return With Two Big East Conference Contests
Fox Sports and the Big East Conference once again join forces to bring viewers the ultimate college basketball television experience with two commercial-free, all-access telecasts next month.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, at 12:00 PM ET, Seton Hall visits Butler in Fox Sports’ second-ever men’s basketball all-access game. Pirates coach Kevin Willard and Bulldogs coach LaVall Jordan will wear live microphones, giving viewers the chance to hear directly from the sidelines and locker rooms from tipoff through the final whistle. The game is presented commercial-free on FS1, allowing Fox Sports cameras and microphones to capture moments not normally available to a television audience, including live access to every team huddle and inside both locker rooms during halftime and postgame. Play-by-play announcer Justin Kutcher and analyst Len Elmore have the call live from Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Less than a week later, on Friday, Feb. 8, at 8:00 PM ET, Marquette hosts Georgetown in Fox Sports’ third women’s basketball all-access game. Golden Eagles coach Carolyn Kieger and Hoyas coach James Howard wear live microphones from tipoff through both teams’ postgame speeches. Play-by-play announcer Lisa Byington and analyst Monica McNutt are live from The Al McGuire Center with the call on FS1.
“We’re looking forward to having another opportunity to bring viewers as close to the game as possible,” says Fox Sports President, Production & Executive Producer John Entz. “We’d like to thank the Big East, in particular these four coaches, for allowing us to continue to push the envelope in television innovation and to showcase their programs in this unique and special way.”
The all-access telecasts are the latest in Fox Sports’ ongoing technical innovation effort, a leading part of the Fox Sports Lab initiative, a collaborative approach to developing technical partnerships that offer fresh perspectives to viewers.
“Viewers can’t get any closer access than this,” said Elmore, during last season’s Providence-DePaul telecast. “We’re talking about first-hand exposure to strategy, tactics, even motivation by the coaches. This is the best thing next to wearing a uni.”