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UNF: Home Basketball Game Will Be Broadcast on ESPN3

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As part of the Atlantic Sun Conference’s E3 On-Campus Initiative and in conjunction with the conference and ESPN3, North Florida Athletics will broadcast every men and women’s home basketball game on ESPN3 beginning with the men’s game against Florida Gulf Coast on Jan. 14.
“We are very excited about the opportunity this partnership provides for our basketball teams and our department as a whole,” said UNF Director of Athletics Lee Moon. “The ability to have our home games broadcast on ESPN3 gives our fans, alumni and prospective student-athletes the chance to watch us play no matter where they live. This allows us to spread the name and brand of both UNF Athletics and the University of North Florida. Additionally, we will be working with the Communication Department so we can provide UNF students with access to hands-on learning with state-of-the-art television production equipment during the broadcasts.”
A total of 14 home games will be streamed live on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app, which is available for iOS and Android smart phones and tablets, as well as digital media players such as Apple TV, Roku, Google Chrome and others.
Additionally, as part of the A-Sun’s E3 Initiative, nearly every Atlantic Sun Conference road basketball game will be carried on ESPN3 as well. UNF will make 28 appearances on the ESPN3 during league play – 14 each for both the men and women.
ESPN3 is currently available in 95 million homes and to an additional 21 million U.S.-based college students and military personnel.
The ESPN3 broadcast team will be led by local television talent Brent Martineau, who will handle play-by-play for all broadcasts. Former UNF assistant basketball coach Lee Moon, Jr., will be the color analyst for men’s games, while Jacksonville radio personality, Jessica Blaylock, will serve as the color analyst for each of the women’s games.
“We are thrilled with the broadcast team we have assembled,” added Moon. “We feel like we have a talented, knowledgeable, energetic group of broadcasters covering our games. They all have familiarity with our program and the area and will do a tremendous job broadcasting our games.”
Martineau is currently the Sports Director at WJAX/WFOX-TV and radio show co-host on 1010 XL/92.5 FM. A native of East Providence, R.I. and graduate of Ashland University, he is a 15-year veteran of sports broadcasting and has been in the Jacksonville market since 2008.
“This is going to be fun,” Martineau said. “The passion and excitement around the basketball program at UNF is at an all-time high. Hopefully, this will allow fans to be a part of what could be an exciting 2015.”

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