• October 17, 2021

Fox Sports to give fans all-access commercial-free broadcast of St. John’s at Seton Hall with coaches mic’d up


In a first-of-its-kind telecast, Fox Sports will give women’s basketball fans an all-access pass to the St. John’s at Seton Hall game Friday, Dec. 30, (7 p.m. ET), as both head coaches will wear live microphones during a commercial-free presentation on FS2.

St. John’s head coach Joe Tartamella and Seton Hall head coach Anthony Bozella will be mic’d up for the broadcast. Lisa Byington and LaChina Robinson call the game courtside. Fans will have the chance to hear what coaches say live on the sidelines, in the huddles and in the locker rooms.

“We are excited to televise this game in a way that’s never been done before,” said Fox Sports executive John Entz. “We are incredibly grateful to Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman and to coach Tartamella and coach Bozella for allowing us the opportunity to try something new. We look forward to a successful debut and to expanding this initiative to more games in the future.”

From the press release about the game:

FS2 is also inside the team huddles live during timeouts and between quarters, going to break just once, at the start of halftime, to allow crews to be in place in the team locker rooms to listen in live to both coaches’ speeches.

In addition to the game telecast, FOX Sports GO offers two additional live streams with cameras dedicated to each of the head coaches and with live audio for the duration of the game. The two additional streams, as well as the live stream of the game telecast can be accessed via the FOX Sports GO mobile app or on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com. FOX Sports GO is also available on several connected devices including Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One and Chromecast.’“We are excited to collaborate with our television partner, FOX Sports, in this innovative and first-of-its-kind broadcasting initiative,” said Tracy Ellis-Ward, BIG EAST Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball. “This will be a great opportunity to highlight the unique personalities of two of our top women’s basketball coaches and offer viewers an inside look at one of the oldest and most competitive rivalries in the BIG EAST.”

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