March Madness

CBS NCAA Opening Round Schedule and Broadcast Teams

CBS has announced it’s schedule of games for the first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament as well as the announcing teams for each site.  Here is the schedule:

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 18 (12:00 Noon-5:00 PM, ET)

Tip (ET)        Site      Game            Play-by-Play/Analyst Producer//Director

12:20 PM Oklahoma City – Florida vs. BYU (Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner, Craig Silver/Andy Goldberg)
12:25 PM New Orleans- Notre Dame vs. Old Dominion (Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas, Mark Wolff/Mark Grant)
12:30 PM Providence- Villanova vs. Robert Morris (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery, Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith)
2:30 PM San Jose- Vanderbilt vs. Murray State (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)
after conc. I Oklahoma City- Kansas State vs. North Texas
after conc. I New Orleans- Baylor vs. Sam Houston
after conc. I Providence – Richmond vs. St. Mary’s
after conc. I San Jose- Butler vs. UTEP

THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 18 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

(announce and production teams same as day games)

7:10 PM Oklahoma City- UNLV vs. University of North Iowa
7:15 PM New Orleans- Kentucky vs. East Tennessee State
7:20 PM San Jose- Marquette vs. Washington
7:25 PM Providence- Georgetown vs. Ohio
after conc. III Oklahoma City- Kansas vs. Lehigh
after conc. III New Orleans- Texas vs. Wake Forest
after conc. III San Jose- New Mexico vs. Montana
after conc. III Providence-  Tennessee vs. San Diego State

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 19 (12:00 Noon-5:00 PM, ET)

Tip (ET)         Site      Game           Play-by-Play/Analyst, Producer//Director

12:15 PM Buffalo- West Virginia vs. Morgan State )Gus Johnson/Len Elmore, Steve Scheer/Mike Arnold)
12:25 PM Milwaukee- Xavier vs. Minnesota )Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel, Ross Schneiderman/Bryan Lilley)
12:30 PM Jacksonville- Temple vs. Cornell (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg, Bob Dekas/Bob Fishman)
2:30 PM Spokane- Purdue vs. Siena (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski, Ken Mack/Jim Cornell)
after conc. I Buffalo- Clemson vs. Missouri
after conc. I Milwaukee- Pittsburgh vs. Oakland
after conc. I Jacksonville- Wisconsin vs. Wofford
after conc. I Spokane- Texas A&M vs. Utah State

FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 19 (7:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

(announce and production teams same as day games)

7:10 PM Buffalo- Gonzaga vs. Florida State
7:15 PM Milwaukee-  Oklahoma State vs. Georgia Tech
7:20 PM Spokane- Michigan State vs. New Mexico State
7:25 PM Jacksonville- Duke vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff/Winthrop
after conc. III Buffalo- Syracuse vs. Vermont
after conc. III Milwaukee- Ohio State vs. UC Santa Barbara
after conc. III Spokane- Maryland vs. Houston
after conc. III Jacksonville- California vs. Louisville

Sports Media Weekly Podcast #25- John Ourand, Sports Business Journal

Sports Media WeeklyWe’ve reached the 25th edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites and I are joined for the entire show by John Ourand, sports media columnist for Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily.

We spend a good portion of the show wrapping up NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and what lies ahead for the next round of bidding for the rights to the 2014 and 2016 Games.

John also shares with us his experience at ESPN The Weekend in Orlando, whether the NCAA will opt out of it’s agreement with CBS for the Men’s Basketball Tournament, and what we can expect from Fox and ESPN heading into the new baseball season.