BALTIMORE - UMBC Athletics will kick off its fourth year of ESPN-platform coverage of its athletics events by broadcasting three fall events in the month of October.
#RetrieverNation will continue to partner with VPC, Inc. and the UMBC New Media Studio for the production services for these contests and all home basketball games.
UMBC students and young alumni will continue to fill many of the roles of the broadcasts. Most of these staffers are majoring in or have graduated with a degree in media and communication studies.
The first broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 15 when the men's soccer team hosts Penn at Retriever Soccer Park. Paul Mittermeier and UMBC Athletics Hall of Famer Andrew Wells,'02 will provide the play-by-play and color analysis respectively.
The volleyball team takes the spotlight on Sunday, Oct. 20 when they host the Binghamton Bearcats at 1:00 p.m. Christian Taylor and former volleyball standout Kristin Watson, '19, will handle the broadcast duties for that key America East match-up.
The fall slate concludes on Sunday, Oct. 27 as the women's soccer team welcomes Hartford at 2:00 p.m. Mittermeier and UMBC junior lacrosse student-athlete Nick Doyle, MCS, '21, will be on the call of that contest.
All of the fall games will be broadcast on ESPN+. Links will be provided for fans to access in advance of game days.
Both basketball broadcast teams return in full for the 2019-20 campaigns. Gary Stein, who has broadcast Retriever basketball since the early 1990's, handles the play-by-play duties, and is accompanied at press row by analyst and New York Times best-selling author John Feinstein. Mittermeier, also a multi-decade veteran with the Retriever broadcast team, handles the sideline duties.
Three UMBC alumni return for a third season to broadcast the women's contests. Troy Green, '97, who is celebrating his 20th season as a broadcaster with the Retrievers, combines with former player-standouts Raven Harris, '13 and Pandora Wilson, '17 for robust coverage of women's basketball.
VPC's Taylor Crimmel, MCS, '15, will serve as the lead producer for nearly all of UMBC's ESPN-platform contests in 2019-20.
Fall ESPN+ Broadcasts
Tues., Oct. 15 Men's Soccer vs. Penn 7:00 p.m. ESPN+
Sun., Oct. 20 Volleyball vs. Binghamton 1:00 p.m. ESPN+
Sun. Oct. 27 Women's Soccer vs. Hartford 2:00 p.m. ESPN+