Auburn Softball Announces 2005 Radio Schedule
January 20, 2005
AUBURN - The Auburn softball team announced its 2005 radio schedule Thursday, with 45 games set to be broadcast on WANI-AM (1400) and on the Internet at www.auburntigers.com.
Each of the Tigers' 30 Southeastern Conference games will air live, as will Auburn's participation in the War Eagle Classic and Tiger Invitational, both hosted by the team at Jane B. Moore Field. In addition, the Tigers will play four non-conference games and each will be broadcast live.
"We are very excited to have 45 games broadcast this season," head coach Tina Deese said. "This will be a great chance for our fans to follow us throughout the season as we are looking to advance even further into the SEC Tournament and make it to an NCAA Regional for the second year in a row."
The radio team of Nathan Ealy and Ben Taylor will call most of the action, with Brad Law filling in on a select number of games.
Ealy, the production coordinator for WANI-AM, is a 2002 Auburn graduate with a degree in mass communication. In addition to being the play-by-play broadcaster for Auburn softball, the Memphis, Tenn., native is the voice of the Auburn women's soccer team, the studio host for Auburn basketball games and can also be heard on Auburn baseball broadcasts.
Taylor, the sports director at WANI-AM, joins Ealy in the booth having worked in the past with Fox, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS. A Red Level, Ala., native, he worked with Root Communications for five years before making the move to the Auburn Network and WANI. Taylor served as the play-by-play announcer for Auburn volleyball in 2004 and has also been the public address announcer for Auburn soccer, baseball, men's basketball and softball.
Law, a Piedmont, Ala., native, serves as the studio host for Auburn women's basketball games. In the last eight years, he has broadcast Alabama State Basketball Finals games, high school football, basketball and baseball.
All softball broadcasts begin 15 minutes before the first pitch. The first game of the season to be broadcast comes when Auburn hosts Alabama State on Feb. 9, with first pitch slated for 6 p.m.
The Tigers open up the 2005 season Feb. 4 in Miami at the Diamond Fun & Sun Classic, hosted by Florida International. Auburn opens up against South Florida at 9 a.m. CT, then takes on Illinois State at 11 a.m.