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WCC Men's Basketball Championship Final to be Broadcast Nationally on Westwood One

Nov 24, 2008

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference (WCC) announced today that its men's basketball tournament final, which will be played on March 9 at the Orleans Arena, will be broadcast nationally on Westwood One Radio. It is the first time that a WCC championship game will be carried on national terrestrial radio.

The broadcast was secured by IMG College, the WCC's multimedia rights partner, through a larger agreement the agency has to feature IMG institutions on Westwood One's "Game of the Week."

"We are excited that IMG has extended its agreement with Westwood One to include the West Coast Conference," said Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "This agreement is indicative of the national media attention that our conference continues to garner and will help us extend the WCC brand nationally."

"West Coast Conference athletics has been gaining national interest and success in recent years, and we are proud to be a part of that," stated Lawton Logan, Senior Vice President of Collegiate Properties for IMG College. "Through our partnership with the Conference, IMG hopes to maximize the sports experience for both fans and corporate partners of the WCC and its member institutions."

About IMG College
IMG College is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing, and multi-media opportunities for the nation's top collegiate brands across local, regional, and national platforms. IMG College partners include the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and some of the most prestigious universities in the country. IMG College is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG. For more information, please visit imgcollege.com.

About the West Coast Conference
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's crew, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conference have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.

About Westwood One
Westwood One is the leader in play-by-play sports broadcasts on radio, reaching all 50 states and every major market. Westwood One's sports lineup includes regular season NFL football, the Playoffs and the Super Bowl; NCAA Football and Basketball including the Final Four; the NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four; the College World Series; the NCAA Frozen Four; the Olympics; U.S. Open Golf; and the Masters Golf Tournament.