Broncos to be Featured Nationally on Fox Sports Net's "NCAA On Campus"

Broncos to be Featured Nationally on Fox Sports Net's "NCAA On Campus"
Women's tennis player Dehlia Feliz participates in filming of the Fox Sports Net show “NCAA on Campus” on July 6 at Cal Poly Pomona.
Patrick O'Neal interviews baseball head coach Mike Ashman during filming for “NCAA on Campus.”

Cal Poly Pomona served as host to Fox Sports Net's monthly sports magazine show, “NCAA On Campus,” on July 6 and will be featured when the program runs nationally later this month.

“NCAA On Campus” will be seen on Fox Sports Net on Tuesday, July 20, at noon; Wednesday, July 21, at 3 p.m.; and Monday, July 26, at 2:30 p.m. It will also be shown on Fox Sports Net 2 on Wednesday, July 21, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m.

“NCAA On Campus” is hosted on two sites each month, one from the West Coast. Previous shows have been hosted by USC, UCLA, Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton. The 30-minute show airs nationally and includes features and coverage of topics relating to college athletics.

“I was very excited to hear that Fox Sports Net was coming to our campus to tape their magazine show, 'NCAA On Campus',” says Glenn Shenker, interim director of Athletics. “This program will provide national exposure for our university and we are very pleased to be a part of it.”

At Cal Poly Pomona on July 6, a four-person Fox Sports Net crew, including host Patrick O'Neal and producer John Grogan, shot footage for the July program, including several scenic areas on campus.

A segment featuring baseball coach Mike Ashman throwing batting practice pitches to O'Neal will be aired. Ashman, who was a member of the 1980 Cal Poly Pomona national championship team and has been the Bronco Head Coach for the past nine seasons, pitches batting practice for the Anaheim Angels. O'Neal, a graduate of the University of La Verne, took his swings from Scolinos Field.

The show will also include Cal Poly Pomona men's basketball player Jonathan Boyd participating in a “30 Seconds With” segment with O'Neal, who asked the Bronco guard word-association questions.

Two other Cal Poly Pomona student-athletes also took part in the filming. Women's basketball player Britt Sumida and women's tennis player Dehlia Feliz asked a question of NCAA President Myles Brand. Those questions will be aired on a later program.

Cal Poly Pomona is a member of the NCAA Division II and the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The Broncos have won 13 NCAA Division II championships, five in women's basketball (1982, 85, 86, 2001 and 02), four in women's tennis (1980, 81, 91 and 92), three in baseball (1976, 80 and 83) and one in men's cross country (1983).