ESPN today announced its set of play-by-play and analyst pairings for the upcoming college basketball season.
Dick Vitale enters his 35th season as college basketball analyst and will be paired with Dan Shulman and Shannon Spake as the network’s lead broadcast team who will call its Saturday prime time telecasts.
ESPN’s signature studio show on Saturdays, College Gameday, will once again be anchored by Rece Davis with analysts Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose.
Other analysts in the studio this season include Seth Greenberg, Andy Katz, Bruce Pearl, Jay Williams, Dan Dakich, Jimmy Dykes, Laphonso Ellis, Sean Farnham, Fran Fraschilla, Kara Lawson and Miles Simon.
ESPNU’s studio coverage will feature hosts Dari Nowkhah, Matt Schick and Anish Shroff with analysis from Dino Gaudio and Adrian Branch.
Hosts Zubin Mehenti and Chris Hassel will rotate in with analyst Tim McCormick (Saturday) and reporter Jeff Goodman (Wednesday) to anchor the ESPN Buzzer Beater network – which offers live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college basketball games Saturdays from noon ET to 11 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Here is the complete roster of play-by-play announcers and analysts for the upcoming college basketball season on ESPN:
|ESPN||ACC||Sean McDonough||Jay Bilas||Jeannine Edwards|
|ESPN||Big 12||Brent Musburger||Fran Fraschilla||Holly Rowe|
|ESPN||Big Ten||Mike Tirico||Dan Dakich||Samantha Ponder|
|ESPN||SEC||Brad Nessler||Jimmy Dykes||Shannon Spake|
|ESPN2||Big 12||Dave Flemming||Miles Simon|
|ESPNU||ACC||Tom Hart||Len Elmore|
|ESPNU||SEC||Joe Davis||Dino Gaudio|
Wednesday Night Hoops
|ESPN2||ACC||Bob Wischusen||LaPhonso Ellis|
|ESPN2||Pac-12||Dave Pasch||Bill Walton|
|ESPNU||American||Jason Benetti||Tim Welsh|
|ESPNU||Big 12||Clay Matvick||Darrin Horn|
|ESPNU||Pac-12||Beth Mowins||Jon Crispin|
Thursday Night Showcase Presented by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
|ESPN or ESPN2||Big Ten||Joe Tessitore||Sean Farnham|
|ESPN or ESPN2||SEC||Rece Davis||Bob Knight|
|ESPN or ESPN2||Pac-12||Dave Pasch||Bill Walton|
|ESPN or ESPN2||American||Mike Patrick/Dave O’Brien||Various analysts|
|ESPNU||West Coast||Roxy Bernstein||Jarron Collins/Corey Williams|
|ESPNU||MAAC||Doug Sherman||Tim McCormick|
|ESPNU||Horizon||Jim Barbar||Malcolm Huckaby|
|ESPN||Saturday Primetime||Dan Shulman||Dick Vitale||Shannon Spake|
|ESPN||Big Ten||Bob Wischusen||Dan Dakich|
|ESPN||Big 12||Jon Sciambi||Fran Fraschilla|
|ESPN||ACC||Dave O’Brien||Doris Burke|
|ESPN||SEC||Mark Jones||Jimmy Dykes|
|ESPN/ESPN2||American||Mike Patrick||Len Elmore|
|ESPN2||West Coast||Beth Mowins||Kara Lawson|
|ESPN2||MVC||Rich Hollenberg||Mark Adams|
|ESPNU||American||Adam Amin||Brooke Weisbrod|
|ESPNU||SEC||Tom Hart||Jon Sundvold|
|ESPNU||Big 12||Anish Shroff||Tim Welsh|
|ESPNU||ACC||Carter Blackburn||Jay Williams||Allison Williams|
|ESPNU||Pac-12||Roxy Bernstein||Corey Williams|
ESPN Regional Television (ERT)
In addition, ESPN Regional Television will produce and syndicate games from the SEC and Big 12:
|Wednesday and Saturday||Dave Baker, Dave Lamont, Clay Matvick, Mike Morgan or Dave Neal||Barry Booker, Joe Dean, Daymeon Fishback, Kyle Macy or Jon Sundvold|
|Big 12 Network||Play-by-Play||Analysts|
|Saturday andselect weekdays||Dave Armstrong, Doug Bell, Mitch Holthus or Brad Sham||Reid Gettys, Stephen Howard, Bryndon Manzer or Chris Piper|