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Posted by Michael Humes on March 3, 2015

Men’s Championship Week: 23 Conference Champions Punch Their Ticket to NCAA Tournament

For a printable schedule: http://es.pn/1aKg4Qe Images: http://bit.ly/1NdfNnA Record 135 Games Over 13 Days of Conference Tournaments Coverage New ESPN Saturday Night Big 12, ACC, Pac-12 Title Game Tripleheader on March 14 Closes Out Day of 18 Games and 11 Championships ESPN’s 2015 Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will feature exclusive coverage of a [...]

Posted by Michael Humes on March 2, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: Regular-Season Concludes with Three Matchups between Ranked Teams

ESPN’s regular-season men’s college basketball coverage will conclude with marquee matchups from Thursday, March 5, through Sunday, March 8, including an ESPN tripleheader of three matchups between ranked teams on Saturday, March 7: No. 9 Kansas at No. 15 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. ET, No. 2 Virginia at No. 16 Louisville at 6:30 p.m. and [...]

Arizona Wildcats - February 22, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on February 23, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: Saturday Lineup Showcases 15 Ranked Teams, including Four of Top 10 on ESPN

ESPN’s men’s college basketball schedule for Thursday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, March 1, will be highlighted by 15 of the top 24 teams in the AP poll across ESPN networks on Saturday, Feb. 28, including an ESPN quintuple-header with at least one program in the top 14. ESPN’s Saturday will tip-off with No. 14 Maryland [...]

Duke Blue Devils vs UNC Tar Heels - February 20, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on February 19, 2015

Men’s College Hoops: Season’s Most-Viewed College Basketball Game on Any Network

ESPN’s telecast of No. 4 Duke’s 92-90 overtime victory against No. 15 North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 18, averaged 4,136,000 viewers and a 2.6 US rating, making it the most-viewed and highest-rated college basketball game of the season across all cable and broadcast networks. It also ranks as ESPN’s fourth most-viewed Duke vs. North Carolina [...]

Duke Blue Devils vs UNC Tar Heels - February 20, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on February 17, 2015

Men’s College Basketball — No. 15 North Carolina at No. 4 Duke: Game Telecast, SportsCenter, First Take and ESPN3

When No. 15 North Carolina visits No. 4 Duke in men’s college basketball – one of the most historic rivalries in sports and a marquee matchup in ESPN’s Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s – Wednesday, Feb. 18, SportsCenter and First Take will originate from the Duke campus in Durham, N.C. The ESPN telecast – called [...]

College Basketball - February 1, 2015

Posted by Michael Humes on February 17, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: Seven of Top Eight Ranked Teams

ESPN’s men’s college basketball schedule for Thursday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 22, will be highlighted by telecasts with seven of the top eight ranked teams. The lineup for Saturday, Feb. 21, will include 12 games with at least one ranked team across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS, highlighted by five games on ESPN involving [...]

Duke Blue Devils vs UNC Tar Heels - February 20, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on February 12, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: Rivalry Week Showcases Three of Top Four, including No. 12 North Carolina at No. 4 Duke

ESPN’s annual Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s men’s college basketball franchise showcasing matchups between many of the game’s top rivals will tip off Monday, Feb. 16. The schedule for Monday, Feb. 16 through Wednesday, Feb. 18, will include three of the top four ranked teams, highlighted by No. 1 Kentucky, the only undefeated program in [...]

ESPYS Experience - July 16, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on February 12, 2015

Men’s College Basketball: “For Love of the Dunk” Initiative Recognizes 70th Anniversary of Iconic Shot

ESPN will recognize the 70th anniversary of the first season the slam dunk shot was used in men’s college basketball with the cross-platform “For Love of the Dunk” initiative Thursday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 15. Bob Kurland, a 7-foot center at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State), is widely recognized as the father of the [...]

Wendy's Wooden Award Gala - April 11, 2014

Posted by Michael Humes on February 12, 2015

New College Basketball Awards Show to Honor the Season’s Top Players April 10 on ESPN2

Live one-hour program from Los Angeles features exclusive announcement of eight awards highlighted by the Wooden Award ESPN will close out the 2014-15 college basketball season with a new one-hour awards show on Friday, April 10, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. In coordination with the Los Angeles Athletic Club and Naismith Basketball Hall of [...]