The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is down to eight teams with quarterfinal action from campus sites on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, with a trip to the semifinals (March 28) and championship (March 30) from New York’s historic Madison Square Garden on the line.
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As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) will continue with second-round games Saturday, March 18 through Monday, March 20 on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU from campus sites. The lone game on Saturday, features Ole Miss at Syracuse at 11 a.m. (ESPN).
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ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates 10 early-season men’s basketball events worldwide beginning in November and running through the Christmas holiday.
ESPN Tournament Challenge Marathon: Continuous Content & Lack of Sleep Lead to Largest One-Day Record Total of Brackets
ESPN’s inaugural 24-hour Tournament Challenge Marathon – from the network’s Bristol, Conn., and Los Angeles studios, plus a set presence from Las Vegas on Monday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 14 – featured a variety of Tournament Challenge-themed programming, constant original content, over 30 ESPN personalities and very little sleep for everyone involved.
The 80th annual National Invitation Tournament (NIT) will air exclusively on ESPN networks beginning with the first round (March 14-15), followed by the second round (March 16-20) and quarterfinals (March 21-22), all from campus locations.
Men’s College Basketball: ESPN Analysts React to NCAA Bracket Reveal, Selection Sunday Analysis and Bracket Picks
ESPN’s extensive multiplatform coverage of Selection Sunday – instant and in-depth analysis, discussion of the field, upset predictions, Final Four picks and more – aired across studio shows on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and ESPN Radio.
Men’s College Basketball: Champ Week Concludes with Four Conference Title Games and Selection Sunday Analysis
ESPN will devote extensive coverage to Selection Sunday on March 12 – with the network’s top experts contributing in-depth analysis throughout the day on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and ESPN Radio – prior to and following the announcement of the 68-team NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship field.
ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas participated in a media conference call on Monday, March 6, in advance of ESPN’s Champ Week and the NCAA Selection Sunday.
Men’s & Women’s College Basketball: ESPN Blankets Networks with 24-Hour Tournament Challenge Marathon on March 13-14
ESPN will televise a 24-hour Tournament Challenge Marathon – from the networks studios in Bristol, Conn. and LA Live, plus a set presence from Las Vegas – on Monday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 14. The Tournament Challenge Marathon begins on ESPN with the NCAA Women’s Selection Special Presented by Capital One at 7 p.m. ET Monday and ends on ESPN2 with a special edition of Tournament Challenge from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday.
ESPN’s annual Champ Week schedule will feature exclusive coverage during a record-171 men’s college basketball conference tournament games – airing on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ESPN3 from Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 12. The industry-leading schedule features a marquee tripleheader on Saturday, March 11, setting the stage for the title games from the Big 12 (6 p.m.), ACC (9 p.m.) and Pac-12 (11 p.m.).
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