Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thanks U of O Athletics !!!!!!!

GREAT NEWS FOR OREGON DUCK FANS IN SOUTHERN OREGON!!!!!!!! This press release from the University of Oregon was released tonight:

Sept. 2, 2010


EUGENE – An agreement has been finalized that will provide live over-the-air television coverage of the Ducks’ Sept. 4 and Sept. 18 football games to all markets in the Southern Oregon viewing area, according to an announcement by the University of Oregon Athletics Department and Comcast SportsNet Northwest.

Oregon and it’s multimedia rights holder, IMG College, worked with Fox Sports Net, the Pacific-10 Conference and Comcast SportsNet NW to deliver the Oregon Sports Network’s live game coverage of Saturday’s game vs. New Mexico, as well as the Ducks’ Sept. 18 home game vs. Portland State, via KFBI-TV in Mediford and Klamath Falls. The expanded viewership of these two games will provide over-the-air viewing coverage throughout all of Southern Oregon.

Kickoff for the Ducks’ season opener Saturday is 12:30 p.m.

KFBI-My 48 provides coverage throughout all of Jackson and Josephine counties on channel 48, as well as Klamath County on channel 41. In addition the coverage reaches Medford, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Brookings-Harbor and Gold Beach via Charter Cable, and also will be carried on Dish Network and DirecTV.

This arrangement will expand the coverage of the Ducks’ two Comcast SportsNet live football telecasts to reach all of the state of Oregon.

“This represents a culmination of a lot of hard work by a lot of people which we feel will be a win-win proposition on multiple fronts,” Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens said Thursday. “We’re specifically appreciative of the efforts of Fox Sports Net, as well as the cooperation from the Pacific-10 Conference, Comcast SportsNet and IMG College.

“But we’re most happy for our many dedicated Oregon fans in Medford and Klamath Falls, as well as all of Southern Oregon, who have displayed patience and have remained loyal Ducks fans throughout the years.”

I don't want to sound ungracious but does this include basketball this winter and the coaches shows and the replays???? I guess time will tell but a big thanks to
Rob Mullens our new Athletic Director from Duck fans in Southern Oregon. Go Ducks!