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Sports Media Weekly No. 170- Ed Sherman, The Sherman Report & Doug Wilson, Sports Producer

We have World Series fever on this week’s edition of Sports Media Weekly.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are joined for our news segment this week by Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report.  We taped our segment prior to the Red Sox’ World Series-clinching win last night in Game Six.

We spend a good portion of our segment looking at Fox’ coverage of the World Series.  Fox has been promoting improved ratings over last year.  But the ratings had no where to go than up after last year’s Fall Classic registered the lowest ratings in history.

We delve into the length of games and how those on the east coast have a difficult time staying up to watch games that end near midnight.

We also look back at how Fox’ practice of focusing on crowd shots between pitches cost them during Game Four when they missed the pick-off play at first in the bottom of the ninth inning which ended the ball game.

We wrap up the news segment looking at the tenth anniversary of the NFL Network and the report from the New York Times on how the NFL was looking to sell a stake in the network to ESPN.

Our second guest this week is long time ABC Sports producer Doug Wilson who has a new book out entitled The World was Our Stage: Spanning the Globe with ABC Sports. Ken talks with Doug about his many decades with ABC, including his recollection of his relationships with the likes of Jim McKay and Roone Arledge as well as his time working ten Olympic Games for the network.

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Week 9 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 9 schedule in the NFL, along with the announcers calling each game:

THURSDAY, OCT. 31
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Cincinnati at Miami 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nnssler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, NOV. 03
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Atlanta at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Minnesota at Dallas 1:00 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
New Orleans at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Molly McGrath
Tennessee at St. Louis 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Kansas City at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
San Diego at Washington 1:00 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Philadelphia at Oakland 4:05 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Tampa Bay at Seattle 4:05 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Baltimore at Cleveland 4:25 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Pittsburgh at New England 4:25 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Indianapolis at Houston 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, NOV. 04
GAME TIME/SCORE TV Announcers
Chicago at Green Bay 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Arizona,Denver,Detroit,Jacksonville,N.Y. Giants,San Francisco

Sports Media Digest- October 29, 2013

Once Again SNF Beats World Series in Viewership

For the third time in four years Sunday Night Football (SNF) on NBC won the ratings and viewership war versus the World Series on Fox.

The final ratings numbers from Sunday give SNF and average rating of 9.8 compared to 9,4 for the World Series on Fox.  The Packers and Vikings on NBC averaged 16.9 million viewers while the Red Sox and Cardinals on Fox attracted 16.0 million viewers.

World Series Game Five Results in Slight Viewership Gains for Fox, Beats MNF

Fox Sports continues to see modest gains in viewership for the World Series.

Last night’s Game 5 registered a 8.9 rating with 14.4 million viewers, a 1% over Game 5 of the 2011 series, the last which lasted at least five games.

The World Series topped the ratings for Monday Night Football on ESPN, which registered a 6.7 rating and 10.7 million viewers.

Through five games, the 2013 World Series on Fox is averaging an 8.5/14 and 14.1 million viewers, +12% over last year’s World Series (7.6/12, 12.7 million viewers), and ranks as the highest-rated World Series since the New York Yankees met the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009.

Jon Barry Replaces Jack Ramsey as Lead NBA Game Analyst on ESPN Radio

ESPN announced today that Jon Barry has reached a multi-year agreement to serve as the lead analyst for NBA on ESPN Radio along side play-by-play announcer Kevin Calabro. Barry replaces Dr. Jack Ramsey, who stepped down from the job at the completion of last season.  The new team gets to work tonight as the NBA season opens with the Miami Heat hosting the Chicago Bulls.

“I am excited to expand my role with ESPN to include games on ESPN Radio.” said Barry. “I know I can’t fill the shoes of Dr. Jack Ramsay, but I will do my best to inform and entertain our listeners.”

“As we enter ESPN Radio’s 19th season as the exclusive national broadcaster of the NBA, adding Jon Barry, with his NBA knowledge and pedigree, only solidifies our commitment to producing the best play- by play-content.” said Tim McCarthy, senior vice president, ESPN Audio play-by-play and talent planning,  “The team of Kevin Calabro and Jon Barry will be very compelling.”

ESPN also announced that Mark Kestecher and P.J. Carlisimo will also work select NBA games for ESPN Radio this season.

College Football This Week on ESPN

Here is this week’s schedule of college football games, along with announcer assignments, on the networks of ESPN:

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network and ESPN Radio Schedule
Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentator Network
Wed, Oct 30 8 p.m. Cincinnati at Memphis

Dave Neal & Andre Ware
ESPN2
Thu, Oct 31 7 p.m. South Florida at Houston

Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Kaylee Hartung
ESPN
7:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Troy

Mark Neely & Jay Walker
ESPNU
10:30 p.m. Arizona State at Washington State

Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer & Samantha Ponder
ESPN
Fri, Nov 1 9 p.m. USC at Oregon State

Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN2
Sat, Nov 2 Noon No. 24 Wisconsin at Iowa

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
ABC & ESPN2
Virginia Tech at Boston College

Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ABC & ESPN2
Illinois at Penn State

Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN
Army at Air Force

Clay Matvick, Kelly Stouffer & Niki Noto
ESPNU
Bethune-Cookman at North Carolina Central

John Sadak & Jay Walker
ESPNEWS
Temple at Rutgers

Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN3 * & RSN
No. 17 Northern Illinois at Massachusetts

Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
ESPN3 * & RSN
Bryant at Robert Morris ESPN3
12:21 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 14 South Carolina

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 * & SEC TV
12:30 p.m. North Carolina at NC State ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Wake Forest at Syracuse ESPN3 * & RSN
1 p.m. Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky ESPN3
Cornell at Princeton

Dave Popkin & KC Keeler
ESPN3
2 p.m. Charleston Southern at Presbyterian ESPN3
Samford at Citadel ESPN3
3:30 p.m. No. 21 Michigan at No. 22 Michigan State

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ABC
No. 8 Clemson at Virginia

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN
West Virginia at TCU

Anish Shroff & Dan Hawkins
ESPNU
Kansas at Texas

Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Kaylee Hartung
Longhorn Network
6 p.m. No. 11 Auburn at Arkansas

Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
ESPN2
7 p.m. Tennessee at No. 9 Missouri

Steve Levy, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
ESPN
Pitt at Georgia Tech

Tom Hart, John Congemi & Dawn Davenport
ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at South Alabama

Drew Fellios & Forrest Conoly
ESPN3
Alabama State at Kentucky

Matt Stewart & Chris Doering
ESPN3 * & RSN
8 p.m. No. 7 Miami (Fla.) at No. 3 Florida State

TV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ABC & ESPN Radio
9 p.m. UTEP at No. 12 Texas A&M

Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN2
10:30 p.m. Nevada at No. 16 Fresno State

Joe Davis & David Diaz-Infante
ESPNU
Tue, Nov 5 8 p.m. Ohio at Buffalo

Dave Lamont & Ray Bentley
ESPN2
Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio)

Mark Neely & David Diaz-Infante
ESPNU

Fox Continues to See Ratings Gains for World Series

Fox Sports continues to see ratings gains over last year for the 2013 World Series.

Last night’s Game 4, in which the Red Sox defeated the Cardinals 4-2, delivered a 9.4 rating and a n audience of 16 million viewers, up 6% in rating and 3% in viewership over last year’s series clinching Game 4.

Through four games, the 2013 World Series on Fox is averaging an 8.4  rating and 14 million viewers, up 11% in rating and 10% in viewership over last year’s 7.6 rating nd 12.7 million viewers.

English Premier League Schedule on NBC Sports

Here is the schedule of English Premier League matches this week on the networks of NBC Sports:

Mon., Oct. 28 10:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 28 11:30 p.m. Premier League Encore: Manchester Monday NBCSN
Tues., Oct. 29 11:30 p.m. Premier League Encore NBCSN
Thurs., Oct. 31 7 p.m. Barclays Premier League World NBCSN
Thurs., Oct. 31 7:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League Match Pack NBCSN
Fri., Nov. 1 11:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League Preview NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 2 8 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 2 8:45 a.m. Newcastle United v. Chelsea NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 2 10:45 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 2 11 a.m. Fulham v. Manchester United NBCSN, mun2
Sat., Nov. 2 11 a.m. Manchester City v. Norwich City Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 2 11 a.m. Stoke City v. Southampton Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 2 11 a.m. West Ham United v. Aston Villa Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 2 11 a.m. Hull City v. Sunderland Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 2 11 a.m. West Bromwich Albion v. Crystal Palace Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 2 1 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 2 1:30 p.m. Arsenal v. Liverpool NBC, mun2
Sat., Nov. 2 11 p.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 3 8 a.m. Premier League Live CNBC
Sun., Nov. 3 8:30 a.m. Everton v. Tottenham Hotspur CNBC
Sun., Nov. 3 10:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 3 11 a.m. Cardiff City v. Swansea City NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 3 11 p.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Day II NBCSN

Women’s College Basketball On ESPN

ESPN today unveiled its slate of 209 women’s college basketball games that will air this season across its vast series of networks.

From ESPN PR here are some of the highlights of the schedule:

·         ESPN Sunday Package – Top programs in the nation are showcased in a new five-week ESPN Sunday afternoon package beginning February 2. ACC preseason-favorite Duke plays three times and a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Championship game between Louisville and Connecticut emphasizes the strong schedule.

·         ESPN2 – home to the Big Monday series and several top early season matchups – has 32 games.

·         College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon – A women’s doubleheader tips off the annual event – 18 games over 24 hours of consecutive basketball coverage Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12. Defending National Champion and No. 1 Connecticut hosts No. 4 Stanford at 7 p.m. ET, followed by No. 3 Tennessee at No. 7 North Carolina at 9 p.m., both on ESPN2. The marathon also includes 16 men’s matchups across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.

·         Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic – The 2013 event features defending national champion Connecticut at Duke on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. The 12th annual women’s game will be played in Durham, N.C., at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke’s campus.

·         Big Monday – The popular weekly series on ESPN2, in its eighth season, runs from January 13 to March 3, including doubleheaders on January 27 and February 10. Preseason favorites No. 1 Connecticut, No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Tennessee, No. 5 Maryland, No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 12 Baylor each make two appearances, with 13 ranked teams featured in the schedule.

·         Play 4Kay – In its eighth year, Play 4Kay – in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with The V Foundation and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) – features seven games in a new format across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU on Sunday, Feb. 16. Play 4Kay showcases two regionalized games within each of two ESPN2 telecast windows, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. In addition, a top-five matchup between ACC rivals, No. 5 Maryland at No. 2 Duke, on Monday, Feb. 17, as part of ESPN2’s Big Monday series at 7 p.m.

·         ESPNU has a schedule of 24 regular-season games, including a consistent Sunday afternoon schedule during the conference season.

·         A record-high 148 exclusive games to be shown on ESPN3 this season, including a full slate of ACC, American and Atlantic Sun contests.

Here is the 2013-2014 women’s college basketball schedule on the networks of ESPN:

ESPN network’s 2013-14 Women’s College Basketball Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Networks
Fri, Nov 8 5 p.m. UNC-Greensboro at Florida State ESPN3
Sun, Nov 10 2 p.m. Morehead State at Lipscomb ESPN3
  3 p.m. Converse at USC Upstate ESPN3
  6 p.m. Duke at California ESPNU
Mon, Nov 11 7 p.m. College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon:

Stanford at Connecticut

ESPN2
  9 p.m. College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon:

Tennessee at North Carolina

ESPN2
Tue, Nov. 12 7 p.m. Iona at St. John’s ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Thu, Nov 14 6:15 p.m. Belmont at Lipscomb ESPN3
Fri, Nov. 15 6 p.m. Connecticut at Maryland ESPNU
Sat, Nov 16 2 p.m. St. Francis (N.Y.) at St. John’s ESPN3
Sun, Nov 17 2 p.m. Florida at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  3 p.m. College of Charleston at USC Upstate ESPN3
  6 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Florida State ESPN3
Mon, Nov 18 6:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Lipscomb ESPN3
Tue, Nov 19 5 p.m. South Carolina State at USC-Upstate ESPN3
Wed, Nov 20 7 p.m. Quinnipiac at St. John’s ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Fri, Nov 29 7 p.m. Stetson at Florida State ESPN3
Sat, Nov 30 4 p.m. Murray State at Lipscomb ESPN3
Sun, Dec 1 2 p.m. Harvard at St. John’s ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Feast Week Presented by Lowe’s: Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge (Springfield, Mass.):

Ohio State vs. Connecticut

ESPN2
Wed, Dec 4 7 p.m. Michigan State at Florida State ESPN3
    Illinois at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. USF at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Fri, Dec 6 6 p.m. Marist at Quinnipiac ESPN3
    Nebraska at North Carolina ESPN3
Sun, Dec 8 2 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida State ESPN3
Sat, Dec 14 Noon St. John’s Chartwells Holiday Classic (Queens, N.Y.):

Drexel vs. St. John’s

ESPN3
Sun, Dec 15 2 p.m. St. John’s Chartwells Holiday Classic (Queens, N.Y.):

James Madison at St. John’s

ESPN3
Mon, Dec 16   North Florida at Florida State ESPN3
Tue, Dec 17 7 p.m. Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic Presented by Corona Extra: Connecticut at Duke ESPN2
Fri, Dec 20 7 p.m. LSU at NC State ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Sat, Dec 21 7:05 p.m. Virginia at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Sun, Dec 22 11 a.m. Holiday Hoops Presented by Kay Jewelers: Maggie Dixon Classic (New York, N.Y.): Texas A&M vs. St. John’s ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. Holiday Hoops Presented by Kay Jewelers: Maggie Dixon Classic (New York, N.Y.): California vs. Connecticut ESPN2
Sat, Dec 28 2 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3
    UT-Martin at Florida State ESPN3
Sun, Dec 29 3 p.m. SMU at Louisville ESPNU
  5 p.m. Cincinnati at Connecticut ESPNU
  6:05 p.m. St. Joseph’s at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Tue, Dec 31 3 p.m. USF at Houston ESPN3
Wed, Jan 1 4 p.m. Louisville at Temple ESPN3
Thu, Jan 2 7 p.m. Northern Kentucky at USC Upstate ESPN3
    Jacksonville at Kennesaw State ESPN3
Sat, Jan 4 1 p.m. Appalachian State at Furman ESPN3
  2 p.m. Lipscomb at USC Upstate ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. North Florida at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. USF at SMU ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. Stetson at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Sun, Jan 5 1 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina ESPNU
  2 p.m. Duke at Georgia Tech ESPN3
    Syracuse at NC State ESPN3
  3 p.m. Maryland at North Carolina ESPNU
Wed, Jan 8 7 p.m. UMBC at Maine ESPN3
    Creighton at St. John’s ESPN3
Thu, Jan 9 6 p.m. NC State at North Carolina ESPN3
  7 p.m. Kennesaw State at Lipscomb ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. East Tennessee State at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Sat, Jan 11 5 p.m. Mercer at Lipscomb ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. USC Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Sun, Jan 12 Noon Albany at Hartford ESPN3
  1 p.m. Florida at LSU ESPNU
  2 p.m. Purdue at Penn State ESPN2
  3 p.m. Louisville at USF ESPNU
  4 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt ESPN2
  5 p.m. Missouri at Kentucky ESPNU
Mon, Jan 13 7 p.m. Big Monday: Connecticut at Baylor ESPN2
Wed, Jan 15 11:30 a.m. Butler at St. John’s ESPN3
Thu, Jan 16 6 p.m. Siena at Fairfield ESPN3
    Clemson at North Carolina ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Lamar at New Orleans ESPN3
  7 p.m. Florida State at NC State ESPN3
    Wake Forest at Georgia Tech ESPN3
    Florida Gulf Coast at Kennesaw State ESPN3
Sat, Jan 18 2 p.m. Stetson at Kennesaw State ESPN3
    Houston Baptist at McNeese State ESPN3
Sun, Jan 19 1:30 p.m. Louisville at SMU ESPNU
  3 p.m. Connecticut at Rutgers ESPN2
    Bradley at Loyola ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Fordham at Dayton ESPNU
  5 p.m. Penn State at Michigan State ESPN2
Mon, Jan 20 7 p.m. Big Monday: Notre Dame at Tennessee ESPN2
    Morgan State at Hampton ESPN3
Tue, Jan 21 8 p.m. Louisville at Houston ESPN3
Thu, Jan 23 5 p.m. Mercer at USC Upstate ESPN3
  6 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Oral Roberts ESPN3
  7 p.m. Stony Brook at Vermont ESPN3
    Duke at Florida State ESPN3
    Longwood at Liberty ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Sat, Jan 25 2 p.m. Missouri State at Indiana State ESPN3
    Sam Houston State at Abilene Christian ESPN3
  4 p.m. Samford at Chattanooga ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Kennesaw State at USC Upstate ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. North Florida at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
Sun, Jan 26 1 p.m. Memphis at Louisville ESPNU
  2 p.m. South Carolina at Vanderbilt ESPN2
    Miami at Clemson ESPN3
    Virginia Tech at Florida State ESPN3
    NC State at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  3 p.m. Auburn at Florida ESPNU
  4 p.m. Tennessee at Texas A&M ESPN2
  4:30 p.m. New Hampshire at UMass Lowell ESPN3
Mon, Jan 27 7 p.m. Big Monday: Notre Dame at Maryland ESPN2
  9 p.m. Big Monday: USC at Stanford ESPN2
Wed, Jan 29 7 p.m. Xavier at St. John’s ESPN3
Thu, Jan 30 6 p.m. Manhattan at Siena ESPN3
  7 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Lipscomb ESPN3
    Maryland at NC State ESPN3
  TBD Oral Roberts at Nicholls ESPN3
Sat, Feb 1 11:30 a.m. Memphis at Rutgers ESPN3
  1 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Abilene Christian ESPN3
  5 p.m. Vermont at Albany ESPN3
    Stetson at Lipscomb ESPN3
  TBD Radford at Charleston Southern ESPN3
Sun, Feb 2 2 p.m. ESPN Sunday: Notre Dame at Duke ESPN
  4 p.m. Stanford at California ESPN2
  4:30 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama ESPNU
Mon, Feb 3 7 p.m. Big Monday: Baylor at Oklahoma ESPN2
Tue, Feb 4 7 p.m. Louisville at UCF ESPN3
Thu, Feb 6 6 p.m. Iona at Rider ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. McNeese State at Northwestern State ESPN3
  7 p.m. Stetson at USC Upstate ESPN3
    North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3
    Notre Dame at Florida State ESPN3
    Lipscomb at Kennesaw State ESPN3
Fri, Feb 7 7 p.m. Hartford at Albany ESPN3
  TBD Niagara at Canisius ESPN3
Sat, Feb 8 2 p.m. UCF at USF ESPN3
    Northern Kentucky at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  3 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at USC Upstate ESPN3
  4 p.m. Georgia Southern at Elon ESPN3
  TBD UNC Asheville at Winthrop ESPN3
    New Orleans at Central Arkansas ESPN3
Sun, Feb 9 1 p.m. ESPN Sunday: Louisville at Connecticut ESPN
  1:30 p.m. Memphis at Temple ESPNU
  2 p.m. Penn State at Ohio State ESPN2
  3:30 p.m. Stanford at Washington ESPNU
  4 p.m. Oklahoma State at Baylor ESPN2
Mon, Feb 10 7 p.m. Big Monday as part of Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s: North Carolina at Duke ESPN2
  9 p.m. Big Monday as part of Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s: Vanderbilt at Tennessee ESPN2
Wed, Feb 12 7 p.m. Temple at Louisville ESPN3
Thu, Feb 13 6 p.m. Rider at Fairfield ESPN3
  7 p.m. Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
    Pittsburgh at North Carolina ESPN3
    Jacksonville at Lipscomb ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. Mercer at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  TBD Abilene Christian at UIW ESPN3
Fri, Feb 14 5 p.m. Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s:

Quinnipiac at Marist

ESPNU
Sat, Feb 15 1:30 p.m. UNC-Greensboro at Appalachian State ESPN3
  2 p.m. East Tennessee State at USC Upstate ESPN3
  5 p.m. North Florida at Lipscomb ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. Kennesaw State at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  TBD High Point at Presbyterian ESPN3
    Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State ESPN3
Sun, Feb 16 1 p.m. ESPN Sunday as part of Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s & Play 4Kay:

Kentucky at Tennessee

ESPN
    Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s & Play 4Kay:

Wisconsin at Penn State^

ESPN2
    Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s & Play 4Kay:

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State^

ESPN2
    Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s & Play 4Kay:

Florida at Georgia

ESPNU
  2 p.m. Hartford at New Hampshire ESPN3
    Miami at Florida State ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s & Play 4Kay:

North Carolina at NC State^

ESPN2
    Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s & Play 4Kay:

South Carolina at LSU^

ESPN2
    Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s & Play 4Kay:

Louisville at Memphis

ESPNU
Mon,  Feb 17 6 p.m. Chattanooga at Wofford ESPN3
  7 p.m. Big Monday as part of Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s & Play 4Kay: Maryland at Duke ESPN2
Wed, Feb 19 7 p.m. USF at Cincinnati ESPN3
Thu, Feb 20 6 p.m. Canisius at Saint Peter’s ESPN3
  7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech ESPN3
    East Tennessee State at Kennesaw State ESPN3
Sat, Feb 22 2 p.m. USC Upstate at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  3 p.m. SMU at Memphis ESPN3
  4 p.m. Western Carolina at Davidson ESPN3
    Niagara at Monmouth ESPN3
  5 p.m. Northern Kentucky at Lipscomb ESPN3
  TBD Gardner Webb at Campbell ESPN3
Sun, Feb 23 1 p.m. ESPN Sunday: Duke at Notre Dame ESPN
    St. Joseph’s at Dayton ESPNU
  2 p.m. Kentucky at Texas A&M ESPN2
    Virginia Tech at North Carolina ESPN3
  3 p.m. Rutgers at Louisville ESPNU
  4 p.m. Maryland at Georgia Tech ESPN2
Mon, Feb 24 7 p.m. Big Monday: Penn State at Nebraska ESPN2
Wed, Feb 26 7 p.m. Marquette at St. John’s ESPN3
Thu, Feb 27 6 p.m. Iona at Quinnipiac ESPN3
  7 p.m. North Florida at USC Upstate ESPN3
    North Carolina at Notre Dame ESPN3
    Georgia Tech at Florida State ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  TBD Northwestern State at SE Louisiana ESPN3
Sat, Mar 1 2 p.m. Louisville at Cincinnati ESPN3
    Stony Brook at Albany ESPN3
    Jacksonville at USC Upstate ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Mercer at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  7:05 p.m. Northern Kentucky at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  TBD Coastal Carolina at UNC Asheville ESPN3
Sun, Mar 2 Noon Marist at Iona ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Virginia at Florida State ESPNU
  1 p.m. ESPN Sunday: Duke at North Carolina ESPN
  2 p.m. Nebraska at Purdue ESPN2
    Boston College at Georgia Tech ESPN3
    Notre Dame at NC State ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee ESPNU
  4 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kentucky ESPN2
Mon, Mar 3 7 p.m. Big Monday: Connecticut at Louisville ESPN2
Thu, Mar 6 7 p.m. East Tennessee State at Lipscomb ESPN3
Sat, Mar 8 1 p.m. USC-Upstate at Lipscomb ESPN3

^ – Regionalized on ESPN2