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Ten Penn College Basketball Games to Be Broadcast

WLYC sportscaster Todd Bartley calls the play-by-play at the Wildcats' Nov. 10 home openers. (Photo by Kenneth L. Barto, student photographer)The Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball season begins Monday night and with it a new era in Wildcat sports, as men’s and women’s games will be broadcast live on WLYC radio (ESPN 1050 AM and 104.1 FM).

“It’s a great opportunity to partner with WLYC and ESPN radio to promote our men’s and women’s basketball programs, our overall athletic program and Penn College in general, both athletically and academically,” said Douglas T. Byerly, college director of athletics.

In all this season, 10 games will be broadcast five men and five women. WLYC sportscaster Todd Bartley will call the play-by-play. The format will include a pregame show and postgame interviews.

Penn College teams open their seasons hosting Central Penn in non-Penn State University Athletic Conference action. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m. and the men’s game at 8. Other tentative broadcast dates are Nov. 18 (women, hosting Lycoming College at 7 p.m.), Dec. 2 (men and women, hosting Penn State Hazleton at 6 and 8 p.m.), Jan. 29 (men, hosting Luzerne County Community College at 7 p.m.), Feb. 5 (men and women, hosting Penn State Wilkes-Barre at 6 and 8 p.m.) and Feb. 9 (men and women, hosting Penn State Brandywine at 6 and 8 p.m.).

Throughout the season, which runs through mid-February, the college’s men’s volleyball team will operate a concession stand at all home games as a fundraiser for the program.

Last season, the Penn College men’s basketball team, coached by Gene Bruno, went 9-18 and reached the Penn State University Athletic Conference quarterfinals. The women’s team, coached by Alison Tagliaferri, finished 18-9 and reached the PSUAC semifinals.

“Coach Bruno and Tagliaferri are very excited; their kids are as well, just to get the opportunity to get a little extra publicity. And an extra caveat is that, with the games simulcast over the Internet, from time-to-time some parents who can’t be in the regular broadcast area can listen to the games,” Byerly added.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site). For more information on the PSUAC, visit online; more information on theUnited State Collegiate Athletic Association also is available on the Web.)

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