Mike Wolf Joins Sky Broadcast Team

The Chicago Sky announced today that Mike Wolf will replace Brent Stover on the CN100 broadcast team for the remaining 2012 television schedule.

Wolf will call the play-by-play alongside color analyst Patricia Babcock McGraw, who has covered the Sky since the team’s inception, and Julius E. Rhodes, who is in his second season covering the Sky as the team’s sideline reporter.

“Mike brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm for women’s basketball to the booth,” Chicago Sky President and CEO Adam Fox said. “We’re thrilled to add him to our team for this highly-anticipated second half of the season.”

Wolf is a member of the Big Ten Network’s broadcast crew where he has announced Big Ten women’s basketball, volleyball and numerous other Olympic sports. He has covered the Big Ten gymnastics, track & field and tennis Championships as well as NCAA Tournament baseball, softball & lacrosse. Wolf began his career with BTN in 2007, the year of the network’s launch, and spent time as both a podcast host as well as new media producer. A Chicago area native, he attended Pennsylvania State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in journalism.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Sky for the stretch run of what has already been a record-setting season,” said Wolf. “I look forward to being part of the broadcast team that will bring Sky fans what is sure to be a historic second half to this campaign.”

Wolf replaces Brent Stover who has relocated to New York to be a studio host for the CBS Sports Network.

“It's been a great run the last four years and I'm thankful to have had the chance to be involved with such a top-notch organization,” said Stover. “While, I'm disappointed that I won't be returning after the Olympic break, I'm 100 percent confident that the telecasts will be in fantastic hands with an up and coming talent like Mike Wolf. Nobody will prepare harder and care more about the success of the team and the quality of the shows than Mike."

The Sky have 13 remaining games scheduled to be broadcast on CN100, which is part of the Comcast Network. Tipping off the second half of the season, the Sky will host the Atlanta Dream on Friday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, fans can watch every Sky contest on WNBA LiveAccess at www.chicagosky.net.