The broadcast team was announced for Cyclones.tv’s presentation of the Iowa State-Texas game in October, and it will be Sage Rosenfels and Brent Blum on the call.
From the Cyclones.com official press release:
The Iowa State Athletics Department and its multimedia rights holder Learfield Sports’ Cyclone Sports Properties announced today its broadcast team for the Cyclones.tv production of the Iowa State-Texas game, Oct. 18 in Austin, Texas.
Former Iowa State quarterback Sage Rosenfels will be the color analyst and Brent Blum will take care of play-by-play duties for the broadcast.
This appears to be Rosenfels’ first broadcast stint, but Blum is a veteran that worked multiple Mediacom broadcasts, calls games for the women’s basketball team and fills in for men’s basketball when there are football conflicts.
Generally, Cyclones.tv simply throws on the radio announcing crew over the live video, but it looks as if they’ll attempt to make this as much of a traditional TV broadcast as the other football games.
Rosenfels started for Iowa State for two years at the turn of the century. He’s arguably the best quarterback the Cyclones have had and won the school’s first bowl game at the 2000 Insight.com Bowl.
The former Cyclone QB was a journeyman in the NFL, going to the Washington Redskins for a year, the Miami Dolphins for four years, the Houston Texans for three years, and a mixture of the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Giants, a second time with the Dolphins, and a second time with the Vikings between 2009 and 2012. He last logged actual playing time with the Giants in 2010.
It’ll be interesting to see how Rosenfels calls the game, and I absolutely like the move to have a separate crew call the TV broadcast.