Friday, August 8, 2014

Lycoming College and ESPN Williamsport announce new agreement for 2014-15 academic year

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – ESPN Williamsport and its affiliates will remain the flagship for Lycoming College athletics in the 2014-15 academic year, as the college and radio conglomerate have announced an agreement for all football and basketball games during the season. ESPN Williamsport has been the official radio home for Lycoming sports for the past six seasons.

ESPN Williamsport entities (1050, 1600 AM, 104.1, 92.7 FM and Stream 1) carry all of the Warriors' football and men's basketball games as well as nearly all the women's basketball contests. Programming includes pre- and post-game shows.

"Once again, we are happy to continue our great relationship with Lycoming College," Bartley said. "Being associated with one of the premier Division III athletic programs in the country has really helped us continue to grow our reach in Central Pennsylvania."

All of the Warriors' ESPN Radio broadcasts are streamed online and through smart phones on Tunein radio, allowing Warrior fans throughout the world access to the broadcasts.

During ESPN Williamsport's six years of coverage, Todd Bartley, the voice of Warrior athletics and the station's owner and general manager, and his broadcast teams that include Jerry Girardi for football and Seth Burch and Robyn Hannon for basketball, have covered two MAC football championships, three appearances in the Commonwealth Conference finals in men's basketball and two appearances in the conference playoffs in women's basketball. In April 2012, Bartley was recognized by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association with a first-place prize in medium market play-by-play for his work during a tense, one-point men's basketball game between Lycoming and Widener.

“ESPN Williamsport continues to be an incredibly important part of our athletic department,” Joe Guistina, Lycoming’s assistant director of athletics for sports information, said. “Todd Bartley has developed an outstanding relationship with our coaches and student-athletes and that truly translates into the relationship he has with our fans and loyal listeners. We are looking forward to him calling many more Warrior victories this year.”

ESPN Radio is the country's largest sports radio network, providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually to 750 stations nationwide, including the top 100 markets.