The University of Nevada athletics department and Nevada Sports Net announced Tuesday all three of this weekend’s Wolf Pack men’s and women’s basketball games will be broadcast on the airwaves in Northern Nevada.
The package begins Friday with a doubleheader of Nevada men’s and women’s games. The Wolf Pack women host Fresno Pacific on Friday at 1 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center. Nevada’s men play their Mountain West opener against Air Force on Friday at 7 p.m. NSN also will air Sunday’s home game against the Falcons at 3 p.m.
COVID-19 protocols have limited NSN from doing a full-blown production. The broadcast will instead pull the digital feed produced by the Wolf Pack and put it on the local airwaves thanks to a partnership between Nevada, its rights holder Learfield/IMG College and NSN to get the games on television for Wolf Pack fans.
The radio call of play-by-play man John Ramey and analyst Len Stevens will overlap the digital feed for the men’s games. For the women’s game, it will be play-by-play man Josh Suchon on the call.
“Nevada Sports Net is thrilled to continue our ongoing partnership with the University of Nevada by bringing live Wolf Pack sports to the Northern Nevada community when it is possible in a very challenging time,” NSN sports director Bryan Samudio said.
NSN and the Wolf Pack are hopeful of expanding broadcast opportunities from the Nevada campus as they become available. The MW announced its national television schedule Tuesday, with 15 of the Wolf Pack’s 20 conference games on the men’s side being picked up by CBS Sports Network and FS1.
“With reduced capacity measures in place on campus as part of the University’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, we’re excited to work with NSN to provide our fans an over-the-air broadcast to enjoy Wolf Pack basketball games,” said Chad Hartley, Nevada’s associate athletics director for strategic communications.
In Northern Nevada, NSN is available over the air on channel 21; Charter channel 787 in HD or 7 in SD; DirecTV and Dish Network on channel 21; or on AT&T U-verse channel 1021 in HD or 21 in SD. The games can be seen from the following counties: Washoe, Carson, Humboldt, Churchill, Pershing, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Lassen Lander, and Eureka.
All three broadcasts will also be available digitally via the Mountain West Network.
NSN broadcast schedule
* Dec. 18: Nevada-Air Force, 7 p.m.
* Dec. 20: Nevada-Air Force, 3 p.m.
* Dec. 18: Nevada-Fresno State Pacific, 1 p.m.