April 24, 2008
CINCINNATI - Bearcat Bowl II, the University of Cincinnati's spring football game, has been picked up by ESPN's broadband sports network, ESPN360.com and will be available live beginning at 7 p.m. this Saturday, April 26. The game will also be seen live across the state on cable television via the Ohio News Network (ONN).
ESPN360.com is partnering with the University of Cincinnati and ONN to bring UC fans across the nation the first ever televised UC Spring Game and a chance to preview the 2008 Bearcats.
The voice of GoBEARCATS.com, Tom Gelehrter, is set to make the play-by-play call and long-time UC radio analyst Jim Kelly, Jr., will be providing color commentary for UC's spring showcase event. Former ESPN anchor Betsy Ross will handle sideline duties.
ESPN360.com is available in nearly 23 million homes nationwide via more than 20 Internet service providers, including AT&T, Verizon, RCN, Frontier, Cavalier, Charter, Mediacom, Conway, Grande Communications and more. The broadband TV network has nearly tripled its distribution since November 2006. Through a simple interface ESPN360.com gives consumers the ability to view multiple simultaneous live events in reliable, television-quality video, as well as an ability to pause live events, rewind and fast-forward - similar to digital video recorder functionality.