Topic: Emerald City Kickoff Classic
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August 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM
If you can’t make it to Husky Stadium for the big Bellevue-Skyline game on Sept. 7, which is part of the Emerald City Kickoff Classic, Sports Radio 950 KJR has you covered.
The station will air that game live.
All four ECKC games will be video broadcast online through the WIAA Network.
Here is the WIAA press release:
RENTON, Wash. – With an unprecedented amount of video coverage already in place for the 2013 Emerald City Kickoff Classic presented by Farmers Insurance, the WIAA announced that Sports Radio 950 KJR will broadcast the Bellevue versus Skyline game.
“This is a great addition for the ECKC and a major step for high school activities in the state,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said. “KJR’s broadcast will enhance the exposure for the event in the greater Seattle area and will be a great experience for these student-athletes.”
KJR, an all-sports radio station in Seattle, has broadcasted the 3A and 4A football semifinals and Gridiron Classic in the past, and has supported high school sports with broadcasts and a weekly Friday night show. In addition to 950am, the game can also be heard online at SportsRadioKJR.com, and on the iHeart RADIO mobile app.
“We are excited to be a part of ECKC and broadcast the much anticipated game between Bellevue and Skyline,” 950 KJR Program Director Rich Moore said. ”Sports Radio KJR takes pride in supporting the WIAA and high school athletics around our many communities.”
Each of the four games will be video broadcasted online on the WIAA Network. The price to view the games live is $9.95, but free on-demand viewing will be available after the completion of the event. ROOT SPORTS will also broadcast the Bellevue and Skyline game on a same-day replay at 9:30 p.m.
The ECKC returns to Seattle after spending one year in Cheney. Football fans will get an early opportunity to visit the recently remodeled Husky Stadium as the 2013 Kickoff Classic will be the second event held at the new state-of-the-art venue. The Washington Huskies home opener against the Boise State Broncos on August 31 will be the first game played in the new stadium. The $250 million renovation places Husky Stadium atop the list of premier football facilities.
Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, while students and senior citizens are $10. The ticket price includes admission into all four games.
June 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM
As promised, the WIAA has released the full schedule for the return of the Emerald City Kickoff Classic this September.
Jayson Jenks wrote this story Friday on the blockbuster football game between Skyline and Bellevue that highlights the event.
Here is the press release from the WIAA:
|“RENTON, Wash. – The Bellevue Wolverines and Skyline Spartans headline the 2013 Emerald City Kickoff Classic (ECKC) presented by Farmers Insurance and its return to Seattle, Saturday, Sept. 7 at the newly renovated Husky Stadium.
In addition to the reigning 3A and 4A State Champion showdown, the ECKC also features match-ups with Bothell-Coeur d’Alene (Idaho), Lynden-King’s, and Roosevelt-Seattle Prep.
“The return of the Kickoff Classic to Seattle at the brand new Husky Stadium with the four match-ups will be a great Saturday,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said. “Our thanks to the University of Washington for hosting this annual event.”
The marquee game offers a pair of 2012 undefeated teams. Bellevue has been a 3A powerhouse, capturing 10 out of the last 12 3A State Championships. Last year, the Wolverines completed their third-straight undefeated season and have not lost a game since 2010, a loss to Skyline. The Spartans are looking for revenge from a 2011 loss to Bellevue in their last meeting. Skyline has had similar success by claiming four out of the last five 4A State Championships creating one of the most highly anticipated match-ups of the 2013 schedule.
The Bothell Cougars were a State semifinal team in 2009 and a quarterfinal team in 2010. The Cougars have played in three ECKC games with a record of 1-2. They will get a glimpse of one of the premier teams from neighboring Idaho. Coeur d’Alene was the 5A (largest Idaho classification) runner-up in 2012 and State Champions in 2010 and 2011. The Vikings are making their second trip to the ECKC after a 32-14 victory over Moses Lake in 2011.
The third game is another premier cross-classification contest. The 2A reigning champion, Lynden, has been dominant in recent years. In 2012, the Lions claimed the State Championship, but suffered one loss on the season – King’s. The 1A Knights had high hopes in 2012, but ultimately fell short of their State Championship goal when they fell to eventual State Champion Montesano in the quarterfinals.
Roosevelt forced its way in the spotlight in 2012 by reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in school history. This year, the Roughriders will not take too many teams by surprise and look to build momentum from last year’s historic run. However, the Panthers have been a constant contender in the always-tough Metro League.
For the first nine years of the event, Century Link/Qwest Field hosted the ECKC. However, with scheduling conflicts in 2012 and 2013, the game has moved locations. Last year, the Kickoff Classic was played at Roos Field in Cheney.
The ECKC will be the second event held at the new Husky Stadium. The Washington Huskies home opener against Boise State Broncos will be the first game played at the new state-of-the-art venue on August 31. The $250 million renovation will place Husky Stadium atop the list of premier football facilities.
Fans will get an early opportunity to view the first class facility. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, while students and senior citizens are $10. The ticket includes all four games.”
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