Pac-12 Networks announced the on-air talent for its first three weeks of college football action and some of the play-by-play names are the usual suspects including Ted Robinson, J.B. Long and Roxy Bernstein. But one name that stood out is Kate Scott who becomes the first women to call a regular season game on Pac-12 Networks.

She’ll call the Northern Arizona at Arizona game on Saturday, September 2 at 8 p.m. PT with Glenn Parker. It follows her radio play-by-play gig last year with the San Francisco 49ers when she called two preseason games.

Scott has filled several roles with Pac-12 Networks including play-by-play, host and sideline reporter. The networks included Scott in its roster of announcers who will call fall Olympic sports including soccer, volleyball, field hockey and water polo. Scott also calls Pac-12 and West Coast Conference basketball games.

This announcement follows this week’s NFL on CBS reveal that Beth Mowins will be calling regular season games. It means the number of women calling football nationally has tripped. Mowins was the only woman to call football games last season. And she’ll also have the high-profile Monday Night Football assignment in Week 1.

In addition, Lisa Byington will call a game on Big Ten Network this season

Scott has maintained a high-profile in the Bay Area having worked in sports radio, but this certainly be one of her biggest assignments to date.


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