Live Men’s Basketball Game Action Included in New Agreement
DAVIS, Calif. – UC Davis and Learfield, its athletics multimedia rights holder, announced an extended agreement with the Aggies’ long-time broadcast partner, Sports 1140 KHTK in Sacramento.
Concurrent with the 2018-19 collegiate athletic season, Sports 1140 will carry live game action for UC Davis men’s basketball for the first time. Additionally, the multi-year relationship calls for Sports 1140 to air a minimum of 14 one-hour seasonal coaches’ shows (11 football / three men’s basketball). Fans will hear interviews with Head Coach Dan Hawkins or Head Coach Jim Les during morning, midday and afternoon drive times during their respective football and men’s basketball seasons.
“This is great news for Aggie fans and our community,” said UC Davis Director of Athletics Kevin Blue. “We’re grateful to Bonneville and Learfield for coming together to not only extend what has been a valuable relationship, but deliver men’s basketball games to fans for the first time,”
“We’re excited to renew our long-standing relationship with the Aggies and look forward to continuing a great partnership,” said Bonneville Sacramento Vice President and Market Manager Steve Cottingim. “It is our pleasure, starting this fall, to bring the excitement of men’s basketball to the Aggie faithful.”
UC Davis and Learfield also announced agreements with Sports 1140 on-air personality Scott Marsh and on-air partner Doug Kelly to broadcast Aggie football together for the 12th season and Kelly’s 23rd as an analyst. Marsh will also return as the voice of Aggie basketball for his 17th year.
“As a proud alum of UC Davis, I am honored to continue as the play-by-play voice of Aggie athletics. I am excited to bring all the action to Aggie Nation and look forward to working closely with Coach Hawkins and Coach Les as they continue to grow their programs to national prominence, Marsh said.
UC Davis will kick-off its 100th season on Thursday, Aug. 30, at San Jose State before hosting San Diego in its home opener on Sept. 8. Season tickets, starting at just $125, and the Junior Aggie Pass, which include a children’s season ticket, a t-shirt and other perks is available for just $30 by calling 530-752-AGS1 (2471) or visiting UCDavisAggies.com.
UC Davis is one of nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas represented by Learfield. Its local entity, UC Davis Sports Properties, manages the relationship on a day-to-day basis. The company’s rich history includes over four decades of developing trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of college sports. Additionally, it titles the Learfield Directors’ Cup and offers its partners professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development.