USC games to air on ESPN Radio

LOS ANGELES -- USC announced Monday that it has reached a multiyear deal with ESPN Radio to broadcast all of the Trojans' home games nationally.

This is only the second national radio deal in college football -- Notre Dame and IMG have a similar relationship -- and the first of its kind for ESPN Radio.

The multiyear deal also provides Spanish-language rights for ESPN Deportes Radio in the Los Angeles market.

"To partner with ESPN Radio and have the USC brand distributed at this level is a fantastic opportunity to reach Trojan fans throughout the nation," USC athletic director Pat Haden said in a prepared statement. "It is also immensely important that we will be able to reach our Hispanic fan base throughout Southern California with ESPN Deportes."

ESPN Radio's Los Angeles outlet, 710 ESPN Radio, has been the flagship station of the USC football radio network since 2006. USC broadcasts will be available on up to 300 ESPN affiliates nationwide.

"We have had a long relationship with USC which has proven to be an excellent one in many ways," said Tim McCarthy, ESPN Radio's senior vice president for play by play and talent planning. "We will work closely with USC to develop ancillary marketing opportunities to touch USC fans everywhere."

USC opens the 2012 season on Sept. 1 against Hawaii at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.