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Ghizal Hasan is a play-by-play broadcaster, based in Los Angeles, CA. For the past decade, he's primarily covered the Big West Conference, while handling freelance assignments for the WCC, Mountain West and Pac-12.

Hasan has an extensive background in both television and radio, having broadcast for both Fox Sports and ESPN. He's covered NCAA Division 1 Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer and Gymnastics, as well as both Junior College and CIF events.

Ghizal is a graduate of both UC Irvine & UCLA, and was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, where he grew up listening to WFAN, and rooting for the Nets, Devils, Yankees and Jets.

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Ghizal Hasan is a play-by-play broadcaster, based in Los Angeles, CA. For the past decade, he's primarily covered the Big West Conference, while handling freelance assignments for the WCC, Mountain West and Pac-12.

Hasan has an extensive background in both television and radio, having broadcast for both Fox Sports and ESPN. He's covered NCAA Division 1 Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer and Gymnastics, as well as both Junior College and CIF events.

Ghizal is a graduate of both UC Irvine & UCLA, and was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, where he grew up listening to WFAN, and rooting for the Nets, Devils, Yankees and Jets.

    Dan Butterly, Big West Commissioner, January 3, 2021

    Dan Butterly, Big West Commissioner, January 3, 2021

    Commissioner Dan Butterly sits down to discuss the current state of Big West Basketball, as conference play is upon us for 2022.

    1:05 Challenges of COVID in 2021-22
    1:50 Big West No Contest Policy
    5:05 How could No Contest Policy affect UC San Diego?
    5:50 Were league-wide pause or Big West Bubble ever discussed?
    8:50 Improving Big West as a Basketball Conference
    11:20 Schedule Strategies – Conference & Non-Conference
    13:20 Strategies Mountain West used to raise their basketball profile
    15:50 How could new emphasis on NET Rankings help Big West teams?
    17:50 Could Non-D1 opponents soon be a thing of the past in the Big West?
    20:20 2028 LA Olympics be opportunity to improve Big West facilities?
    22:20 Areas of emphasis to improve Big West Basketball.
    25:50 Response to the ESPN+ Deal from fans & alumni.
    28:20 Delegation event content production to conference institutions.
    32:40 Dan's Message to Big West Basketball Fans for 2022

    • 34 min
    Matadors' Halftime, November 13 - Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey

    Matadors' Halftime, November 13 - Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey

    Originally aired at Halftime of November 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Game, Played at Purcell Pavilion at The Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana.
    Audio Courtesy CSUN Matadors' Sports Properties & Learfield

    • 6 min
    Matadors' Haltime, November 9 - USC Assistant Jay Morris

    Matadors' Haltime, November 9 - USC Assistant Jay Morris

    USC Assistant Jay Morris sits down with us, to discuss his career path, and balancing family and basketball, from the time he was at CSUN, to his present situation at USC. A homecoming of sorts, for a son of Los Angeles, and Westchester HS Alum. You can follow Jay at @CoachJayMo15.

    Photo Courtesy USC Athletics

    • 5 min
    Jay Liebler, Part One - Jay's Recovery Journey

    Jay Liebler, Part One - Jay's Recovery Journey

    Raw & Honest conversation with Jay Liebler, about his experience with addiction and recovery. Jay, a Connecticut native, was once a regular amongst the "Bleacher Creatures" in Yankee Stadium's right field bleachers. He was in the stands with his nephew, for Derek Jeter's 3000th hit.

    Apologies for abrupt ending, but this was originally supposed to be part of a larger podcast, but felt this portion needed space all on its own.

    RUNDOWN
    1:00 STARTING HIS ROAD TO RECOVERY
    4:00 RECOVERY ROLLER COASTER – STARTING THEN STOPPING
    7:00 THE DAY HE'LL NEVER FORGET
    9:00 MAKING THE CHOICE TO CHANGE
    11:30 FIRST STEPS, GETTING BACK TO AA
    15:30 JAY SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE WITH DEPRESSION & ANXIETY
    20:00 SHARING HIS RECOVERY PUBLICLY
    23:30 EXTENDING A HAND TO OTHERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING
    26:00 NEW PRIORITIES IN RECOVERY
    28:00 HELPING OTHERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING
    31:30 DID YOU EVERY SEE YOURSELF WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
    33:00 RECOVERY AND FAMILY

    • 34 min
    Dan Butterly, Big West Commissioner - August 31st

    Dan Butterly, Big West Commissioner - August 31st

    Dan Butterly enters his second year as Commissioner of the Big West Conference. He previously spent twenty-one years with the Mountain West, and previously worked at the Missouri Valley.

    PODCAST RUNDOWN
    3:30 Moving BWT to Dollar Loan Center
    6:30 Creating Growth for Basketball Championships
    10:00 Decision to move to ESPN Plus digital platform
    12:30 How much did experience with the Mountain West influence the ESPN Plus decision?
    17:00 Growing up in the Mid-Major world, at Illinois State & Ohio U.
    19:30 Vision for the Big West Conference
    24:00 Maximizing Resources across all areas
    25:00 Making Tough Decisions to Move the Conference Forward
    26:30 Showcasing Big West Baseball
    27:45 Dan Butterly “Get To Know Me!”
    29:30 Best Big West Concessions Item

    • 31 min
    Raheel Ramzanali & James H. Williams - Texas to the SEC, What's Next?

    Raheel Ramzanali & James H. Williams - Texas to the SEC, What's Next?

    Raheel Ramzanali (@TheRaheel) & James Williams (@JHWReporter) join me to discuss the recent shift on the college football landscape, with Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC, and what the future holds for the Big 12 & Pac 12.

    RUNDOWN
    2:30 RR Was Texas & OU to the SEC the worst kept secret in college football?
    4:00 RR Did Texas have any responsibility to the other members of the Big 12?
    6:00 RR Did Oklahoma need to leave the Big 12? How important are UT & OU to each other?
    8:30 JHW Where does this move leave the Pac-12?
    12:00 GH Could other conferences potentially raid the Pac-12?
    13:30 RR The case for the University of Houston.
    15:30 RR Would the Pac-12 have any interest in TCU?
    16:30 GH How does the BYU factor play into Pac-12 expansion plans?
    17:30 RR What about Baylor? What about the Mountain West?
    18:30 JHW Pac 12 needs to get into the Texas market
    20:00 GH Houston to the Pac-12 as a viable option
    22:30 RR Was it a mistake for Pac-12 to stop pursuing Texas after their initial attempt in 2012?
    24:30 GH Is exposure really a weakness for the Pac-12?
    29:30 RR Does the Big 12 still exists in 2022?
    32:00 GH What will be lost with Texas leaving the Big 12?
    33:30 JHW How long will it take Texas and OU to be competitive?
    39:00 RR How much influence did notion of a twelve-team playoff have in these events?
    40:00 GH Wrapping Up

    • 40 min

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