Top Announcing Crews To Call MAACO Bowl Las Vegas XXI

TV and Radio Teams Announced For Dec. 22.


LAS VEGAS - Legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger is returning to call the 21st edition of the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas for ESPN while College GameDay regulars Kirk Herbstreit and Tom Rinaldi will round out the impressive announcing crew for television, bowl organizers announced Tuesday.

Musburger will call his fourth MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 22 as Washington takes on Boise State beginning at 12:30 pm PT at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Herbstreit will add his analysis for the third consecutive season while Rinaldi returns to the sidelines for the third straight year.

On the radio side, the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will be broadcast live nationally via the Sports USA as well as along with American Forces Network. John Ahlers will handle play-by-play duties while former Colorado and Northwestern head coach Gary Barnett will again add his analysis.

The game will be also available on computers at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT). Tickets for the 2012 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas are priced at $35, $45, $65 and $110 and can be reserved by phone at 1-866-388-3267 or 1-702-739-3267, online at www.maacobowllv.com or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office. For information on sponsorship opportunities and corporate ticket packages, call 1-702- 732-3912.

ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership

The nation's largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,200 sporting events. Content includes action from NCAA football, basketball and Olympic sports, NHRA and professional and amateur golf, accounting for more than 3,400 live and/or original hours of programming. ERT's owned and operated events reach over a million fans a year and provides more than 200 additional hours of programming.

In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, WAC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events:
Collegiate Football
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ?O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MAACO Bowl Las Vegas; Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston); Texas Kickoff Classic (Houston); Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards
Collegiate Basketball
Sears Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant (S.C.); DIRECTV Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayam�n); BracketBusters and State Farm Champions Classic (Georgia Dome, Atlanta)
Collegiate Lacrosse
ESPNU Warrior Classic
Additional Events
ESPN National Golf Challenge

For more information, visit ESPNPlus.com.

Maaco Inc.

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