BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana native Riley Corcoran has been named the Bobcats’ new voice for women’s basketball, effective with the upcoming 2013-14 athletic season. The announcement was made today by Learfield Sports, multimedia rights holder for Montana State University Athletics. Learfield’s local entity, Bobcat Sports Properties, oversees all management and operations for the Bobcat Sports Network including radio affiliates and personnel.
While Corcoran is the new radio play-by-play broadcaster for the women’s basketball, fans can begin hearing him on the Bobcat Sports Network with the start of football season as he joins the broadcast team as a sideline reporter.
Corcoran, who grew up in Billings, joins the Bobcats from North Carolina, where he was director of media relations and broadcasting for the Wilson Tobs Baseball Club. He hosted the pregame show and handled all play-by-play duties for the team’s 61 games. Prior to that, Corcoran served one year as a sports reporter with the Billings Gazette, following his role as sports director for Sports 630 The Fan in Boise, Idaho. At The Fan, Corcoran hosted a four-day, two-hour radio show that was awarded “2012 Best Sports Show in Idaho” by the Idaho State Broadcasters Association. That same year, he was awarded the association’s “2012 Best play-by-play Broadcaster in Idaho”.
Additionally, Corcoran brings play-by-play experience from his alma mater, Washington State University, where he called all sports –primarily men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and volleyball – and was involved with local, regional and national television news reporting including FOX Sports Net Northwest’s weekly show “Cougars All-Access”.
“Riley is talented and professional, and someone we believe is a perfect fit for the Bobcats,” said Cameron Oliver, general manager for Bobcat Sports Properties. “Not only is he a native Montanan, but he brings to MSU a solid mix of quality play-by-play experience.”
MSU Director of Athletics Peter Fields commented, “Riley will be a great addition to our football and women’s basketball radio broadcasts. We’ve heard many good things about his background and skills, and we certainly look forward to having him represent the Bobcats.”
Riley added, “I am truly grateful for the opportunity and want to thank Cameron Oliver and everyone at Learfield Sports as well as everyone within the Montana State Athletic Department for this incredible opportunity. I can’t wait to move back to my home state and get started with what should be exciting football and women’s basketball seasons with both teams competing for Big Sky Conference Championships.”
In addition to Montana State, Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights and sponsorship for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations and titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with award co-founders NACDA and USA Today. The company’s multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Today, Learfield Sports’ exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,100 radio stations. For additional information about the company’s 40-year history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.