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Duke Canada Tour Matchups and All-Access Series to Be Streamed Exclusively on ESPN+


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  • Games Will Also Be Televised on TSN and RDS in Canada
  • All-Access: Eight-Episode Series Documenting the Blue Devils’ Preparation for the Season Will Be Available on ESPN+ This Fall

ESPN+ will be the home for the Duke Canada Tour, as the 2018-19 team travels to Canada, playing in three games during their five-day trip, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 19. The Blue Devils face three universities – Ryerson and University of Toronto at Paramount Fine Foods Centre (Toronto), and McGill at Place Bell (Montreal).

ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment and ESPN, will have exclusive coverage in the U.S. Games will be televised on TSN and RDS in Canada.

Duke boasts the No. 1 incoming class according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, with four of the top ten recruits on the ESPN 100 – Canadian native No. 1 R.J. Barrett, No. 2 Zion Williamson and No. 3 Cam Reddish, as well as No. 10 Tre Jones.

In addition to game coverage, ESPN+ will feature an eight-episode, all-access series, Earn Everything, documenting the Blue Devils’ preparation for the 2018-19 season to be released this fall. The series, produced by Intersport, will follow the team from their first time together on campus, through their trip to preseason exhibitions in Canada and into the final preparations leading up to their State Farm Champions Classic matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats. Along the way, college basketball fans will get an inside peek at how Coach K and his staff mold a group of talented basketball players into a group of “Duke Basketball Players.”

ESPN’s lead college basketball Saturday Primetime crew of play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman, a Canada native who currently resides in Toronto, and college basketball analyst Jay Bilas will call all the action from Canada.

For additional details on Duke’s Canada Tour, visit

Date Time (ET) Opponent Network
Wed, Aug 15 7 p.m. vs. Ryerson (Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Toronto) ESPN+/TSN4
Fri, Aug 17 6 p.m. vs. University of Toronto (Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Toronto) ESPN+/TSN2
Sun, Aug 19 3 p.m. vs. McGill (Place Bell, Montreal, Qué.) ESPN+/TSN1/TSN4/TSN5/RDS2

All games are available via the ESPN app and TSN Go

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