Bellarmine announces radio partnerships, broadcast teams for basketball – BU Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Bellarmine University announced today that it had reached agreements with new broadcast partners for its men’s and women’s basketball games on radio. On the men’s side, ESPN Louisville will be the on-air home of the Knights, while the women’s games will be aired on WXVW Sports Radio.

Men’s games will be carried primarily on 93.9 FM while the women’s games can be found at 1450 AM and 96.1 FM.

Bellarmine also announced the broadcast teams that will be calling the action this season. For the men, the familiar duo of Doug Ormay and Mark Bugg return to call the action with the women welcoming Jack Kizer for play by play and Pam Stackhouse providing color commentary.

Ormay is a seasoned broadcasting professional who has worked in the radio sports industry for more than four decades.  In addition to covering Kentucky high school basketball, University of Louisville football and basketball, and the Kentucky Derby, Ormay previously served as Bellarmine’s play-by-play announcer from 2016 to 2019.

This year, Ormay will re-join Bugg to form the men’s hoops announcing team. Bugg has served as Bellarmine’s color analyst for the past 11 years.  He is a retired banker, teacher and coach who has the added insight of serving on the coaching staffs at Bellarmine and Ballard High School under head coach Scott Davenport.

Kizer joins the Bellarmine announcing team after recently graduating from Ball State University, where he gained extensive experience with the Ball State Radio Network.  He covered men’s and women’s sports in basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball and gymnastics. In addition, Kizer has provided play-by-play for ESPN+, the ACC Network as well as professional and amateur baseball teams. 

Stackhouse, Bellarmine’s Deputy Director of Athletics, will take over the color commentary on a more regular basis after occasionally serving that role in previous Bellarmine broadcasts. Prior to her arrival at Bellarmine in 2011, Stackhouse built a solid background in collegiate athletics having served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech, Purdue, and Kentucky before joining the administrative side of athletics.  She was part of a national championship-winning team when she helped guide the Boilermakers to the 1999 title.

The 2020-21 basketball seasons will get under way in November for both Bellarmine’s men’s and women’s teams.  Due to ongoing changes in response to COVID-19, the final schedule has not yet been released.

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