FOX Sports Announces Extensive College Basketball Coverage
If you spend fall and winter following a bouncing orange ball, then this season it is sure to lead to a Fox Sports network, together home to 227 men's and women's regular and postseason college basketball games from the BIG EAST, Pac-12, C-USA and Big 12 conferences this season. Fox Sports 1, America's new sports network, is FOX's leading college basketball television outlet, boasting 180 regular and postseason games (men's and women's); followed by up to 34 distributed nationally via Fox Sports owned-and-affiliated regional sports networks and local broadcast stations; 12 on Fox Sports 2 and one on Fox Sports (Ohio State at Marquette, Saturday, Nov. 16, 3:00 PM ET).
Coverage on Fox Sports 1 begins with 13 consecutive BIG EAST matchups (11 men's; two women's) on Friday, Nov. 8 with the Providence men hosting Boston College (6:00 PM ET). The first BIG EAST women's contest comes Sunday, Nov. 17 as Cal visits Georgetown (3:00 PM ET).
The Fox Sports 1 schedule is punctuated by one regular-season quintuple-header, five weekend quadruple-headers and 11 tripleheaders. The quintuple-header is an amazing New Year's Eve basketball marathon that, in addition to ushering in 2014, tips-off the BIG EAST's conference schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight and features St. John's at Xavier (12:00 PM ET); Seton Hall at Providence (2:30 PM ET); DePaul at Georgetown (5:00 PM ET); Villanova at Butler (7:30 PM ET); and Marquette at Creighton (10:00 PM ET). The quadruple-headers come Sunday, Dec. 1; Saturday, Dec. 7; Saturday, Dec. 21; Sunday, Jan. 12; Saturday, Jan. 18; Sunday, Feb. 16; and Saturday, March 8. Once the conference schedule begins, the BIG EAST TUESDAY SHOWDOWN takes center stage with 20 games over 10 straight weeks beginning News Year's Eve through season's end. To find the channel location for Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 on local distributors, use the channel locator at http://msn.foxsports.com/.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, the eve of Super Bowl XVVIII, Fox Sports 1 is carrying a spectacular SUPER SATURDAY HOOPS doubleheader featuring Marquette vs. St. John's (12:30 PM ET) and Michigan State vs. Georgetown (3:00 PM), live from legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Weekend game action is preceded by FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF, a pre-game show with complementary studio coverage that anchors coverage throughout the day.
Postseason coverage on Fox Sports 1 includes 18 men's and women's games combined and is highlighted by the entire nine-game BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament, Wed., March 12 through Saturday, March 15, live from Madison Square Garden, the tournament's home since 1983. It is the longest-running conference tournament played at one venue. Fox Sports 1's postseason coverage also features three Pac-12 men's tournament games, three BIG EAST women's tournament games, and three Big 12 women's tournament contests.