Tulane Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, ISP Sports, are in the sixth year of their partnership in 2006-07. As owner of broadcast and marketing rights for all Green Wave sports, ISP produces and distributes the game broadcasts and coaches' radio and television shows.
ISP additionally holds the rights to market print advertising in various athletic department publications and on the official ath- letic department website at www.tulanegreenwave.com, and handle sales for all advertising signage in university athletic facilities. In exchange for these rights, the university is guaranteed an annual rights fee and will share in additional revenue as well.
Todd Graffagnini returns for his 16th season calling Tulane Baseball games and the native New Orleanian will be the primary announcer for all Tulane Baseball home and road broadcasts. Following basketball season, he will be joined for home game broadcasts by long-time New Orleans radio voice Larry Matson, who also calls Tulane men's basketball and football games.
Graffagnini graduated from Loyola in 1993, and in the past, has been the play-by-play voice of Tulane women's basketball and last season he served as the studio host for the New Orleans' Hornets game broadcasts. He also provides sideline commentary for all Tulane football games.
When not in the booth calling Green Wave ballgames, Graffagnini works as a regular sports reporter on Sports Radio AM 1280 where he delivers "The Graff Report."
In 2007, nearly every Tulane baseball game will be broadcast live on the flagship station of Green Wave baseball, WRBH, 88.3 FM. In addition, all Tulane baseball broadcasts can be heard live on the internet via the Green Wave's Official Athletic website, www.tulanegreenwave.com.
Fans sign up for the "All Access" package which provides them not only with the ability to hear each game broadcast from their computer, but also the ability to go back and listen to archived footage of all Green Wave broadcasts during the season.
Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., ISP Sports is the exclusive multi-media rightsholder for the Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, California, UCLA, the University of Central Florida, Cincinnati, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Marshall, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Villanova, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Additionally, ISP is a joint venture partner with Learfield Communications as the exclusive multi-media rightsholder for Alabama, Clemson, Miami and South Carolina.
The company was founded in 1992 by current CEO and President Ben Sutton.
The General Manager of the Tulane ISP Sports Property is Owen Shull, who manages both the Southern Miss and Tulane ISP properties along with a staff of four individuals. Shull's primary office is located in Hattiesburg, Miss. at 118 College Drive. The newest addition to the ISP/Tulane Network is Assistant General Manager Chase Jones, who joined the team last spring.