Nov. 18, 2004
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross will broadcast 48 regular season men's and women's basketball games this season, the most in the school's history.
Continuing its partnership with WTAG-580 AM, the Crusaders will have 28 games broadcast locally. Bob Fouracre will handle the play-by-play duties for the 16th consecutive season. Holy Cross games broadcast on WTAG-580 AM will also be simulcast on the internet via SportsJuice.com for the third consecutive season.
New this year, however, will be the fact that the College will broadcast 20 games directly to the internet via Sports Juice. In addition to being broadcast live on Sports Juice, all games broadcast direct to the internet will be archived on the site for 30 days.
Handling many of the direct-to-internet broadcasts will be Jeremy Lechan. Lechan received his master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in 2004, where he called basketball games for LeMoyne College. A native of Natick, Mass., Lechan is a 2003 graduate of Brandeis University.
In addition to his Sports Juice duties, Lechan will join Fouracre on a number of WTAG-originated broadcasts.
The first WTAG broadcast of the season is Friday, November 19 as the women's basketball team hosts Providence. University of Massachusetts broadcaster Bob Behler will handle play-by-play duties, as Fouracre will be with the HC football team in Washington, D.C. preparing for the 2004 season finale with Georgetown on Saturday.
The first direct-to-Sports Juice broadcast is Saturday, November 20, as the men's basketball team travels to Boston University for the 2004-2005 season opener.