SiriusXM Announces Extensive Coverage of 2013 NCAA® Division I Men's
Subscribers nationwide get access on SiriusXM to every minute of every game
SiriusXM College Sports Nation and Mad Dog Radio channels offer daily analysis
and interviews, plus live coverage from Atlanta for the Final Four®
NEW YORK, March 13, 2013
NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will
broadcast every game of the 2013 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball
Championship, offering subscribers nationwide uninterrupted access to
play-by-play of every match-up from the First Four® on March 19 and 20 through
the Final Four® and national championship game in Atlanta on April 6 and 8.
All tournament games will be available to SiriusXM listeners in their
entirety, with no blackouts, on Sirius channels 91, 92, 93, 94 and 85 and XM
channels 91, 190, 191, 192 and 85. Tournament match-ups and SiriusXM channel
assignments will be available at www.siriusxm.com/collegesports starting
Monday, March 18.
On Selection Sunday, March 17, SiriusXM will offer an evening of selection
show specials that will give listeners live updates and analysis as tournament
teams and match-ups are announced. Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Steve Torre will
host live from 5:00 to 9:00 pm ET on Mad Dog Radio (channel 86). Then from
9:00 pm to midnight ET, listeners can tune into continued coverage hosted by
1990 National Coach of the Year Bobby Cremins and Jason Horowitz on SiriusXM
College Sports Nation (channel 91). The shows will feature interviews with
special guests, including team coaches and selection committee chair Mike
Bobinski, and will give fans a place to call in and share their reactions and
opinions as the field is revealed.
Fans can also follow everything happening throughout the tournament on
SiriusXM College Sports Nation, SiriusXM's all-college sports channel.
Listeners will hear live play-by-play of tournament games plus daily talk and
analysis from a roster of hosts that includes three-time ACC Coach of the Year
Bobby Cremins, Hall of Fame Michigan State guard Mateen Cleaves, two-time SEC
Coach of the Year Bruce Pearl, former Villanova and UMass coach Steve Lappas,
former University of Vermont coach Tom Brennan, and college basketball experts
Tim Brando, Mark Packer, Jeff Goodman and Jason Horowitz.
Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, will continue to host his
weekly talk show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, throughout the
tournament. Listeners can hear the show Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ET on Mad Dog
Radio and again at 11:00 pm ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation.
SiriusXM College Sports Nation hosts will be in Atlanta broadcasting live from
Thursday, April 4, through Tuesday, April 9, delivering fans all the latest
news and talk from the Final Four. Mad Dog Radio's Adam Schein will host his
show, Schein on Sports, from Atlanta on April 5 and 6.
SiriusXM will also offer coverage of the NCAA® Division I Women's Basketball
Championship, providing listeners with full coverage of every regional final,
the Women's Final Four® and championship game.
All NCAA Tournament broadcasts are provided to SiriusXM by Dial Global Sports.
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