Pac-12 Network signs off from final live broadcast

League: NCAA Basketball

Posted on: 25 May, 2024 at 05:06 PM

Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Pac-12 Network signed off from a live broadcast for the final time late Friday as the conference will cease to exist in advance of the 2024-25 school year.

Roxy Bernstein, one of the network's original broadcasters going back to 2012, delivered a heartfelt message for both the network and his personal journey. Bernstein was a Cal grad who started as the Golden Bears' basketball play-by-play announcer before moving to the conference's television network.

"Tonight, I have the honor and the responsibility to say goodbye because this is the final broadcast on Pac-12 Network" Bernstein said.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the network will run previously aired content until June 30 and then cease operation. The production studio, moved from San Francisco to nearby San Ramon, will remain in operation in case it is needed "to assist Washington State and Oregon State."

The two Pacific Northwest schools were the only two that did not leave the Pac-12 for a different conference on their own. Both were forced to depart, though, and will be affiliate members of the West Coast Conference for the next two academic years.

Washington State and Oregon State also have a scheduling agreement for the 2024 football season with the Mountain West Conference.

The remaining 10 schools in the conference all departed for the Big Ten, the Big 12 or Atlantic Coast Conference.

The final live segment on the Pac-12 Network showed a montage of significant moments, starting with the broadcaster's launch on Aug. 15, 2012.

"We hope we did justice to your stories that truly make this the conference of champions," Bernstein said. "... It has been a fantastic run and we have had an absolute blast bringing you these games. As my good friend Bill Walton says, ‘Thank you for my life.'"

--Field Level Media