Baseball Expands 2012 Webcast Package
Feb. 22, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Due to the excitement generated by Tim Chambers' UNLV Baseball program, UNLV Athletics has announced an expanded baseball webcast package for the 2012 season featuring all Rebel home games, all Mountain West road contests, and other select road games. The webcasts will once again be available for free via UNLVRebels.com and feature a play-by-play commentary of the action as well as in-game analysis.
Back to call the action this year are play-by-play man Marcus Brody and color analyst and former Rebel All-American Eric Nielson. The duo provided commentary for most Rebel home games in 2011 and will look to build upon that offering this season.
"The response to our webcasts in year one was better than anything we could have hoped for," said Brody. "It's really an honor to be able to expand that offering and bring Rebel Baseball fans a complete lineup of home games and most road contests. Tim Chambers is on the verge of something great here at UNLV and I'm thrilled to tell fans about it on a nightly basis."
While Brody and Nielson will provide commentary for all home games, Brody will also travel with the team to bring fans a first-hand account of most road affairs. A full broadcast schedule, including road games, is listed below. The Rebels webcast schedule begins with the Rebels home opener Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.
Brody, a veteran of sports talk radio, has spent the past three years as a member of the UNLV Athletics staff while obtaining his master's degree from the school. Previously, he has spent time writing for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League as well as covering the Milwaukee Brewers for WSSP radio in Milwaukee, Wis.
Nielsen, a graduate of Silverado High School in Las Vegas, spent three years as a member of the Rebels from 2001-2004 and still holds many offensive team records. A two-time team captain, he was named Mountain West Conference player-of-the-year as well as a first team All-American by Louisville Slugger in 2004. Later that year, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Nielsen in the 12th round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft. There he would spend the next five seasons, moving as high as the Blue Jays AAA affiliate.