Note: The remainder of the game times for the WCC will released in the next couple of weeks when the rest of the WCC TV schedule is announced, including Comcast games.
The West Coast Conference announced the league's ESPN schedule Wednesday and Santa Clara will be featured on the ESPN network four times this season with two games at home and two games on the road. The Broncos return all five starters, including senior All-WCC players Kevin Foster, who led the nation in three pointers in 2011, and Marc Trasolini, who was forced to miss last season with a torn ACL suffered in the preseason.
Santa Clara will begin play on ESPN2 this season when it faces Duke at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sat., Dec. 29 at 9 am. It will be Santa Clara's second visit to Cameroon Indoor Stadium, having dropped an 86-80 game on Dec. 27, 1971.
Santa Clara will host rival San Francisco in its West Coast Conference opener on Wed., Jan. 2 at 7 pm in a nationally-televised audience on ESPNU. This is the 211th meeting between the two Bay Area rivals dating back to Jan. 22, 1909 when Santa Clara won 19-11. SCU leads the all-time series 109-101. Santa Clara has won nine of the last 15 games against USF, dating back to Feb., 2006.
Santa Clara will host its other Bay Area rival, Saint Mary's, at 8 pm in a nationally televised contest on ESPN2 on Thurs., Feb. 7. Santa Clara has only played Saint Mary's more times than the Dons and sport a 131-81 record vs. the Gaels.
Santa Clara will play at Gonzaga in a rare Wednesday night contest on Feb. 20 this season. The nationally-televised contest will be shown on ESPNU at 8 pm. Santa Clara's last win in Spokane: an 84-73 victory on Feb. 12, 2007, ending the nation's longest home winning streak at 50 games.
The WCC Championship will also feature three days of a nationally-televised audience for the WCC Quarterfinals (ESPNU, Fri., March 8); the WCC Semifinals (ESPN2, Sat., March 9); and the WCC Championship (ESPN or ESPN2, Mon., March 11).