Big West Selects Broadcast Management Group To Broadcast All Championship Events in 2021-22

The Big West has announced a partnership with Broadcast Management Group (BMG) that will allow the league to air all conference championship events on ESPN+ in 2021-22. BMG and The Big West will take a bold step forward, producing thirteen championship events for air on ESPN+ in 2021-22. These championships include: Men’s & Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Soccer, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Women’s Golf, Men’s Golf, Beach Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Tennis and Men’s & Women’s Track & Field.

Broadcast information on the 2021-22 Big West Men’s Volleyball Presented by Hawaii Tourism and Women’s Water Polo Championships will be announced at a later date. Women’s Volleyball, Baseball and Softball do not hold championship tournaments in The Big West.

“Whether you’re a student-athlete, a coach or a fan, this is another great day to be a part of The Big West,” says Big West Commissioner Dan Butterly. “For the first time in history, all Big West championship events will be produced and aired on ESPN+. We look forward to collaborating with the first-rate producers at BMG to bring these championships to life by showcasing our Big West institutions and sharing the compelling stories of our student-athletes.”

The Big West championship telecasts will feature a combination of live coverage of championship events and 30- to 60-minute highlight shows.

All games from the 2021-22 Big West Women’s Basketball Championships presented by The Hawaiian Islands will be produced by The Big West and BMG. The duo will also produce all men’s games at the basketball championships except the semifinals and final which will be produced by ESPN for air on their linear networks.

“We’re excited to be able to tell the stories behind the great performances and championship moments that make The Big West so special,” says Broadcast Management Group CEO Todd Mason. “The Big West and BMG share a belief in fearless innovation, and I believe fans will see that reflected in the way we approach these championship broadcasts.”

The first championship broadcast from this collaboration will be the 2021 Big West Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships hosted by UC Davis. The full schedule is as follows:

  • Men’s & Women’s Cross Country: 30 Minute Recap Show (Oct. 29, 2021)
  • Women’s Soccer: Live Finals Coverage (Nov. 4-7,2021)
  • Men’s Soccer: Live Finals Coverage (Nov. 4-13, 2021)
  • Men’s & Women’s Basketball:Live Coverage of all games* (March 8-12, 2022)
  • Women’s Golf: 30 Minute Recap Show (April 10-12, 2022)
  • Men’s & Women’s Tennis: Live Finals Coverage (April 28-May 1, 2022)
  • Beach Volleyball: Live Finals Coverage (April 29-30, 2022)
  • Men’s Golf: 30 Minute Recap Show (May 1-3, 2022)
  • Men’s & Women’s Track & Field: 60 Minute Recap Show (May 6-14, 2022)

*Men’s basketball semifinals and final appear on ESPN Linear networks.

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