KJZZ, UHSAA agree to deal to televise football, boys' basketball
High school football and basketball will be back on KJZZ in 2013-2014.
KJZZ 14 and the Utah High School Athletic Association announced Friday that they've agreed to a five-year broadcast deal for 3AA, 4A and 5A football playoffs and state championships as well as 4A and 5A basketball championships.
The prep sports broadcast schedule, which begins next week, will include 19 football games and six basketball games, including the football championship triple-header Nov. 22.
Also, for a second straight season, TOSH (The Orthopedic Speciality Hospital) is the presenting sponsor of 10 high school football "Game of the Week" broadcasts from Aug. 22 through Oct. 24.
The TOSH "Game of the Week" will air at 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Games will be televised live in high definition on KJZZ 14, with the veteran broadcast team of Alema Harrington, Steve Brown and Tony Parks. Game broadcasts also will be streamed live on KJZZ.com.
"KJZZ 14 is very pleased to extend its partnership with the Utah High School Athletic Association, which began in 2005," said Jeremy Castro, KJZZ 14 general manager and vice president of broadcasting for Miller Sports Properties, in a release. "We look forward to airing quality broadcasts that showcase our area high schools and student-athletes, especially our highlighted game of the week thanks to the commitment of TOSH. By moving games from traditional Friday nights to Thursday, a unique and deserved television opportunity exists for high school football and TOSH."2013 KJZZ high school football broadcast schedule:
TOSH Game of the Week (7 p.m. kick off)Thursday, Aug. 22 • Mountain Crest at HighlandThursday, Aug. 29 • Logan at CottonwoodThursday, Sept. 5 • Copper Hills at HunterThursday, Sept. 12 • Davis at SyracuseThursday, Sept. 19 • Bingham at GrangerThursday, Sept. 26 • Weber at NorthridgeThursday, Oct. 3 • Timpview at Spanish ForkThursday, Oct. 10 • Riverton at HerrimanThursday, Oct. 17 • Bountiful at EastThursday, Oct. 24 • Bingham at Alta
Utah high school state football playoffs:Friday, Nov. 1 • Region PlayoffsFriday, Nov. 8 • UHSAA QuarterfinalsThursday, Nov. 14 • UHSAA 4A Semifinals (2 games)Friday, Nov. 15 • UHSAA 5A Semifinals (2 games)Friday, Nov. 22 • UHSAA 3AA State ChampionshipFriday, Nov. 22 • UHSAA 4A State ChampionshipFriday, Nov. 22 • UHSAA 5A State Championship
2014 high school basketball broadcast schedule:Friday, March 7 • UHSAA 4A Semifinals (2 games)Friday, March 7 • UHSAA 5A Semifinals (2 games)Saturday, March 8 • UHSAA 4A State ChampionshipSaturday, March 8 • UHSAA 5A State Championship
- Christopher Kamrani