One of the biggest stories in the lead-up to the 2012 college football season is the excitement surrounding the launch of the Pac-12 Network. What will it look like? How will it operate? These are all questions that most college football fans and Pac-12 fans in general are asking, with the network set to debut in the middle of August.
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And on Tuesday some of those questions were answered, as one of the Pac-12 Network’s first hires, Summer Sanders, joined the podcast to discuss her new role at the network. Summer is a former Stanford and Olympic swimmer, and will take on a multi-purpose role with the network.
Amongst the topics that we talked about, included:
- What her reaction was when she heard about the new Pac-12 Network last year, and why she actually reached out to Pac-12 officials about getting involved.
- Why working for the Pac-12 Network is a lot like “coming home” for Sanders, who is originally from Walnut Creek, CA, and swam at Stanford. Walnut Creek is the home of the network’s headquarters.
- All the “mysterious” things going on around the Pac-12 Network as they get set to launch in a month.
- What the Pac-12 Network’s TV schedule will look like, and why their biggest emphasis is on live games over studio shows. Also, why the network will showcase not just football and basketball, but also Olympics events as well.
- Why this truly is an exciting time in the Pac-12, and why every school seems to be doing something exciting with their athletic department.
- And finally Sanders reflects back on her swimming career at Stanford, as she gets set to start working with college athletes on a day-to-day basis.
If you’ve been following the news out West, then you know what a fun and exciting time it is for all those involved with the Pac-12. Sanders shares that enthusiasm, as she discusses her new role at a television network that will likely be part of your everyday viewing come the fall.
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Regardless, I want to quickly thank Summer again for joining the show, and thank you for taking the time to listen.
Until next time…