Ross and Levandusky to Announce Women's Basketball on WVXU
CINCINNATI--- Xavier and WVXU (91.7 FM) have announced that ESPN?s Betsy Ross and Xavier alum Nicole Levandusky, a member of the 2001 WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks, will be the broadcast team for Xavier women?s basketball this season. Mark Heyne will produce the games for WVXU.
Ross has been at ESPN since 1997 as an anchor for ESPNEWS and Sportscenter. She is no stranger to Cincinnati, having worked at WLWT-TV (Channel 5) and WCPO-TV (Channel 9). She has also worked at TV stations in Indianapolis, Flint, Mich., and South Bend, Ind. A graduate of Ball State University, Ross also holds a master of arts degree in communication from Notre Dame.
Levandusky finished her playing career at Xavier in March by leading the Musketeers to a 31-3 record and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. The Palmerton, Pa., native is third all-time in Xavier?s history with 1,755 career points. She holds six school records, including the career marks for steals and three pointers. In May, Levandusky was drafted by the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks, and came off the bench for the team that won the WNBA Title. She is currently completing her coursework at Xavier for a degree in Sports Management.
Heyne, WVXU?s Morning Edition anchor, will be the producer and host the halftime show for the games. Prior to WVXU, Heyne served as news director for News Watch as well as anchor and reporter for WLW radio in Cincinnati.
WVXU will air 12 regular season games and all postseason action this year. The schedule includes six Atlantic 10 Conference games, four home games and eight road contests.
Some of the highlights of the broadcast schedule include Xavier?s season opener (Nov. 16 vs. Indiana State), the Skyline Chili Women?s Crosstown Shootout (Dec. 2 vs. Cincinnati), the Musketeers? games in the Women?s Sports Foundation Classic at Ohio State (Dec. 14-15) and Senior Day (Feb. 24 vs. Richmond).
This is the first-ever radio broadcast package for the Xavier women?s basketball team. All broadcasts will also be carried on the internet at www.wvxu.com.
WVXU is the flagship of Xavier University?s seven-station X-Star Radio Network. WVXU is a full service station offering local and NPR News, talk nostalgia and a wide array of music programming.
Click here for a printable version of this season?s schedule, including the radio games.