College Basketball

Big Ten Network’s Men’s College Basketball Schedule

Big Ten college basketball fans will have their fair fill of men’s college basketball this season on the Big Ten Network (BTN).  The BTN has announced a 61 game intra-conference schedule beginning December 27th.

Here it is:

Monday Dec. 27 –     Penn State @ Indiana 6:30 PM
Tuesday Dec. 28 –     Purdue @ Michigan 2 PM
Wednesday Dec. 29-     Illinois @ Iowa  9 PM
Friday Dec. 31-      Minnesota @ Michigan State  4 PM
Sunday Jan. 2-         Penn State @ Michigan  4 PM
Sunday Jan. 2-         Wisconsin @ Illinois 6 PM
Monday Jan. 3-         Michigan State @ Northwestern 7:30 PM
Tuesday Jan. 4-         Ohio State @ Iowa  9 PM
Wednesday Jan. 5-         Purdue @ Penn State  6:30 PM
Wednesday Jan. 5 –       Michigan @ Wisconsin  8:30 PM
Saturday Jan. 8-         Michigan State @ Penn State  1 PM
Sunday Jan. 9-         Iowa @ Purdue  Noon
Sunday Jan. 9-         Minnesota @ Ohio State  2 or 4 PM
Sunday Jan. 9-         Indiana @ Northwestern 7 PM
Tuesday Jan. 11-       Illinois @ Penn State  9 PM
Wednesday Jan. 12-       Ohio State @ Michigan  6:30 PM
Wednesday Jan. 12 –      Northwestern @ Iowa  8:30 PM
Saturday Jan. 15-       Northwestern @ Michigan State  1 PM
Saturday Jan. 15-       Illinois @ Wisconsin  3 PM
Saturday Jan. 15-       Penn State @ Ohio State  5:30 PM
Saturday Jan. 15-       Michigan @ Indiana  8 PM
Sunday Jan. 16-       Iowa @ Minnesota  6 or 7 PM
Tuesday Jan. 18-       Michigan @ Northwestern 9 PM
Wednesday Jan. 19-       Iowa @ Ohio State  6:30 PM
Wednesday Jan. 19-       Penn State @ Purdue 8:30 PM
Saturday Jan. 22-       Minnesota @ Michigan  7 PM
Sunday Jan. 23-       Wisconsin @ Northwestern  1 PM
Sunday Jan. 23-       Indiana @ Iowa  3 PM
Wednesday Jan. 26-       Iowa @ Penn State  6:30 PM
Wednesday Jan. 26-       Northwestern @ Minnesota 8:30 PM
Thursday Jan. 27-       Illinois @ Indiana  9 PM
Saturday Jan. 29-       Wisconsin @ Penn State  4 PM
Sunday Jan. 30-       Iowa @ Michigan 4 PM
Sunday Jan. 30-       Indiana @ Michigan State  6 PM
Tuesday Feb. 1-        Penn State @ Illinois 9 PM
Wednesday Feb. 2-        Minnesota @ Indiana  6:30 PM
Wednesday Feb. 2-        Michigan State @ Iowa  8:30 PM
Sunday Feb. 6-        Michigan @ Penn State  Noon or 3 PM
Wednesday Feb. 9-        Northwestern @ Michigan  6:30 PM
Wednesday Feb. 9-        Wisconsin @ Iowa 8:30 PM
Thursday Feb. 10-      Penn State @ Michigan State 7 PM
Saturday Feb. 12-      Indiana @ Michigan  4 PM
Sunday Feb. 13-      Northwestern @ Penn State 3:30 PM
Sunday Feb. 13-      Minnesota @ Iowa 6 PM
Wednesday Feb. 16-      Wisconsin @ Purdue  6:30 PM
Wednesday Feb. 16-      Michigan @ Illinois  8:30 PM
Thursday Feb. 17-      Iowa @ Northwestern  9 PM
Saturday Feb. 19-      Wildcard @ Wildcard  4:30 PM
Saturday Feb. 19-      Wildcard @ Wildcard  7 PM
Sunday Feb. 20-      Penn State @ Wisconsin  6 PM
Tuesday Feb. 22-      Michigan State @ Minnesota 9 PM
Wednesday Feb. 23-      Wisconsin @ Michigan  6:30 PM
Wednesday Feb. 23-      Purdue @ Indiana  8:30 PM
Saturday Feb. 26-      Michigan @ Minnesota  4:30 PM
Saturday Feb. 26-      Wildcard @ Wildcard  7 PM
Sunday Feb. 27-      Northwestern @ Wisconsin  6 PM
Tuesday March 1-     Ohio State @ Penn State  9 PM
Wednesday March 2-     Iowa @ Michigan State  6:30 PM
Wednesday March 2-     Wildcard @ Wildcard  8:30 PM
Saturday March 5-     Wildcard @ Wildcard  Noon
Sunday March 6-     Penn State @ Minnesota  1 or 6 PM

ESPN Announces Big Ten College Basketball Schedule

ESPN continues to unveil its growing schedule of college basketball telecasts.  Next up, the Big Ten Conference schedule:

Tue, Dec 28 7 p.m. – Minnesota at Wisconsin ESPN2 /
Fri, Dec 31 Noon – Northwestern at Purdue ESPN2 /
6 p.m. Ohio State at Indiana ESPN2 /
Tue, Jan 4 7 p.m. – Indiana at Minnesota ESPN2 /
Thu, Jan 6 9 p.m. – Northwestern at Illinois ESPN2 /
Tue, Jan 11 7 p.m. -Wisconsin at Michigan State ESPN /
Thu, Jan 13 7 p.m. – Purdue at Minnesota ESPN or ESPN2 /
Tue, Jan 18 7 p.m. – Michigan State at Illinois ESPN /
Thu, Jan 20 9 p.m. – Indiana at Wisconsin ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sat, Jan 22 9 p.m. – Michigan State at Purdue ESPN /
Tue, Jan 25 9 p.m. – Purdue at Ohio State ESPN /
Thu, Jan 27 7 p.m. – Michigan at Michigan State ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sat, Jan 29 6 p.m. – Ohio State at Northwestern ESPN2 /
Tue, Feb 1 7 p.m. – Purdue at Wisconsin ESPN /
Thu, Feb 3 7 p.m. – Michigan at Ohio State ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sat, Feb 5 4 p.m. – Iowa at Indiana ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sun, Feb 6 2 p.m. – Ohio State at Minnesota ESPN /
Tue, Feb 8 7 p.m. – Indiana at Purdue ESPN /
Thu, Feb 10 9 p.m. – Illinois at Minnesota ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sat, Feb 12 2 p.m. – Ohio State at Wisconsin ESPN or ESPN2 /
Tue, Feb 15 9 p.m. – Michigan State at Ohio State ESPN /
Thu, Feb 17 7 p.m. – Minnesota at Penn State ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sat, Feb 19 9 p.m. – Illinois at Michigan State ESPN /
Tue, Feb 22 7 p.m. – Illinois at Ohio State ESPN /
Thu, Feb 24 9 p.m. – Penn State at Northwestern ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sun, Feb 27 1 p.m. -Wildcard Selection (Purdue at Michigan State, Indiana at Ohio State or Iowa at Illinois) ESPN or ESPN2 /
Tue, Mar 1 7 p.m. – Illinois at Purdue ESPN /
Thu, Mar 3 9 p.m. – Wildcard Selection (Minnesota at Northwestern or Wisconsin at Indiana) ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sat, Mar 5 4 p.m. -Wildcard (Wisconsin at Ohio State, Indiana at Illinois or Purdue at Iowa) ESPN /

ESPN to Expand College Basketball Gameday

ESPN has announced that it is expanding College Gameday this coming college basketball season.  As was the case last season the program will originate from the site of the Saturday Primetime college basketball telecast.

Similar to what is being done with College Gameday for college football, the first hour of the show (beginning at 10:00a.m.) will air on ESPNU.  ESPN will take over coverage at 11:00a.m. and air an evening edition of the show prior to that night’s game.

Rece Davis will serve as host with returning analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis and Bob Knight.

The eight week schedule begins January 15th:

Jan 15-  Knoxville, Tenn. 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Vanderbilt at Tennessee (men’s game) noon & Vanderbilt at Tennessee (women’s game) 8 p.m.
Jan 22-  West Lafayette, Ind. 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Michigan State at Purdue 9 p.m.
Jan 29-  Lawrence, Kan. 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Kansas State at Kansas 7 p.m.
Feb 5-  Gainesville, Fla. 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Kentucky at Florida 9 p.m.
Feb 12-  Villanova, Pa. 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Villanova 9 p.m.
Feb 19-  Lansing, Mich. 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Illinois at Michigan State 9 p.m.
Feb 26-  Blacksburg, Va. 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Duke at Virginia Tech 9 p.m.
Mar 5-  Waco, Texas 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Texas at Baylor 9 p.m.

ESPN Releases Super Tuesday College Basketball Schedule

ESPN is continuing to unveil portions of its 2010-2011 college basketball schedule in drips and drabs.  Today it released its list of Super Tuesday match-ups.  The schedule features a double header each week beginning at 7:00p.m. ET.  Action gets underway January 11th.

Here is the schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game
Jan 11 7 p.m. Wisconsin at Michigan State
9 p.m. Florida at Tennessee
Jan 18 7 p.m. Michigan State at Illinois
9 p.m. Kentucky at Alabama
Jan 25 7 p.m. Florida at Georgia
9 p.m. Purdue at Ohio State
Feb 1 7 p.m. Purdue at Wisconsin
9 p.m. Vanderbilt at Florida
Feb 8 7 p.m. Indiana at Purdue
9 p.m. Tennessee at Kentucky
Feb15 7 p.m. Mississippi State at Kentucky
9 p.m. Michigan State at Ohio State
Feb 22 7 p.m. Illinois at Ohio State
9 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Mar 1 7 p.m. Illinois at Purdue
9 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kentucky

SMJ Inbox- August 3rd, 2010

Let’s take a look at what has come into the SMJ inbox today…

– ESPN has announced it’s slate of Big 12 Men’s Basketball games for the 2010-2011 season.  Coverage will be across multiple ESPN platforms and ESPN Regional Television within the Big 12 media markets.

–  On the college football side, ESPN is prepping for an hour-long special featuring defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide in Alabama All-Access.  The network was given exclusive access to the team as it prepares to defend it’s championship.  The program debuts August 18th at 7:00p.m. on ESPNU and August 19th at 8:00p.m. on ESPN.

–  ESPN has also announced that it has an agreement, in principal, to sell BASS LLC to a group of investors.  BASS is the largest membership organization for bass anglers, with over 500,000 members.  ESPN purchased BASS in 2001 and the deal includes multiple media platforms, including magazines and a website.

–  NBC Sports is getting set for a busy sports weekend, with coverage of the U.S. Swimming National Championships, the Hambletonian, and the Ironman World Championship.

Morning Journal- October 21, 2009

Good Morning.

Here are some sports media news stories out there this Wednesday morning…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today looks at TBS’ plan to continue to use Chip Caray on its post season baseball telecasts

Diane Pucin at the LA Times has her breakdown of Fox’ coverage of Game 4 of the ALCS...

The Times Jerry Crowe has some baseball thoughts from the press box

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News talks about Fox’ reluctance to bring up some questionable calls form last night’s Game 4 of the ALCS…

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has some NFL stats courtesy of Fox’ Brian Billick

Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner has a story on the Washington Redskins spin control

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has a look at ESPN’s proposed 2009-2010 College Basketball Schedule is promoting the viewing of ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary series

Natalie Meisler at the Denver Post talks of the upcoming appearance of ESPN’s College Gameday crew tells us it plans to re-air all six episodes of The Pen today prior to Game 5 of the NLCS…

William Houston at his Truth and Rumors Blog gives us a look at an awkward exchange on local radio recently

Graham Kates at Box Score Beat has some of the media coverage surrounding Terrel Owens…

Bruce Wolf at Chicago Now says a “black” sports journalist will find his way on to sports radio this weekend in the Windy City…

Eric Deggans at the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University writes that reality TV may be coming to HBO Sports

The Peoria Journal Star has the Missouri Valley Conference colleg basketball television schedule

Tim Lemke at the Washington Times writes that a former Dish Network lobbyist is planning to take sports fans likes and dislikes to Capital Hill

Hugging Harold Reynolds has some of the recaps of those at Blogs With Balls 2.0 in Las Vegas

Are Ready for Some Basketball?

For the second consecutive year ESPN will tip-off its coverage of college basketball with 24 hours of live games beginning midnight ET on Tuesday November 17th.   Here is the schedule of games:

  • 12am- Cal State Fullerton at UCLA
  • 2am-  San Diego State at St. Mary’s
  • 4am- Northern Colorado at Hawaii
  • 6am- Monmouth at St. Peter’s
  • 8am- Drexel at Niagara
  • 10am- Clemson at Liberty
  • 12pm- Northeastern at Siena
  • 2pm- Arkansas Little-Rock at Tulsa
  • 4pm- Temple at Georgetown
  • 6pm- Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT
  • 8pm- Gonzaga at Michigan State/Northern Illinois at Illinois
  • 9pm- Duquesne at Iowa
  • 9:30pm- Connecticut vs. Texas (Women)
  • 10pm- Memphis vs. Kansas
  • 11:30pm- Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT

Most games will be on ESPN with others on ESPN2, ESPNU,  and ESPN360.  Expect college hoop fans to call-in sick from work that day.