The time is almost here for the Pac-12 Network to officially launch on Wednesday, August 15 at 3:00 p.m. PT.
But before then, the network has solidified its on-air talent as Mike Yam has signed an exclusive, long-term agreement as studio host and anchor. Yam joins co-host Ashley Adamson, analyst Glenn Parker and contributor Summer Sanders. Former UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel and former USC defensive back Ronnie Lott will round out the lineup that will bring the network into its inaugural season. The first show will be Pac-12 Live.
The excitement heading into the launch is high and bringing Yam on is the final straw in what is an already stylish hat.
"Mike is a rising star in the world of sports broadcasting and we're thrilled to have him round out our core studio team for Pac-12 Networks," said Lydia Murphy Stephans, Pac-12 Networks Executive Vice President & General Manager in a press release. "Mike and Ashley bring the ideal combination of fresh talent and enthusiasm that has been a fundamental component of the growing Pac-12 Networks brand and we're excited to have them on board, welcoming viewers to the new media home of the Pac-12 conference from day one."
This year's football season looks to be highly competitive and exciting, so this is the perfect spot for the launch of the network. It will truly show if all the lofty expectations of the network can be met. Only time will tell.