STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 25, 2001-- The XFL today named the remaining talent for the inaugural-season telecasts on NBC, UPN and TNN. NBC will carry a live game in prime time every Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. (ET), while UPN and TNN will carry games on Sundays. On February 4, UPN will carry a game at 4:00 p.m. (ET), and then beginning on February 11, UPN will carry a live game at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and TNN will air a game at 4:00 p.m. (ET).
The broadcast team for the main NBC game on Saturday nights is comprised of Matt Vasgersian on play-by-play, Jesse Ventura as analyst along with sideline reporters Mike Adamle and Fred Roggin.
NBC will also have a crew at a second game on Saturday nights, with the availability to join that game live for cut-ins and updates. Jim Ross will handle play-by-play with Jerry Lawler as analyst and Jonathan Coachman on the sidelines.
The team on UPN will be comprised of Chris Marlowe on play-by-play, Brian Bosworth on color, and Michael Barkann and Chris Wragge as sideline reporters.
Craig Minervini will handle play-by-play for the TNN games, with Bob Golic providing analysis and Kip Lewis and Lee Reherman on the sidelines.
"With personalities like Jesse Ventura and Brian Bosworth, we know our crews will bring great energy and excitement to XFL telecasts,'' said XFL President Basil V. DeVito, Jr. "We expect fans will truly enjoy their unique broadcasting styles.''
The XFL is a new professional football league jointly owned by World Wrestling Federating Entertainment, Inc., and NBC.
The league has eight teams including the Birmingham Thunderbolts, Chicago Enforcers, Las Vegas Outlaws, Los Angeles Xtreme, Memphis Maniax, New York/New Jersey Hitmen, Orlando Rage and the San Francisco Demons.
The league's inaugural season kicks off on February 3, 2001. Each team will play 10 regular-season games, with playoff games taking place on April 14 and 15, and the league's championship game, "The Big Game At The End,'' set for April 21 at 8:00 p.m. (ET), live on NBC.
For additional information on the XFL, please go to http://www.XFL.com.