Five Specials; Live from American, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC Media Days; Three-Hour ACC and American Program
ESPNU will cover six college basketball conferences’ media days, over the course of two weeks and five specials, in advance of the upcoming 2014-15 season. ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special programs will begin with four one-hour episodes (3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET) around the Big 12 (October 15), Big Ten (October 16), SEC (October 22) and Pac-12 (October 23). ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special will expand to three hours (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) when it hosts the ACC coaches and players at the ESPNU studios in Charlotte, N.C. and covers the American media day (October 29).
ESPN college basketball analysts will be on-location as the conferences hold their annual tip-off events, providing interviews and insight for each ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special. Fran Fraschilla and Miles Simon will travel to Kansas City (Big 12), Seth Greenberg and Jeff Goodman will be in Chicago (Big Ten), Roxy Bernstein and Corey Williams will report from San Francisco (Pac-12), and Tim Welsh will head to New York City (American). Coverage from Charlotte (SEC) will include hosting men’s coaches and student-athletes from all 14 schools in-studio, with select content during ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special and more expansive programming on SEC Network.
Andy Katz (Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12) and Brendan Fitzgerald (Big 12) will anchor the studio coverage.
The three-hour ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special will include analysts Shane Battier, Jay Bilas, Greenberg and Jay Williams in-studio with Welsh reporting from the American media day. Matt Schick, Cory Alexander and Dino Gaudio will also be in-studio. Highlights include:
- Deep Discussion: Bilas will hold a roundtable with ACC head coaches
- Insight: Interviews with various head coaches
- On the Court: ACC student-athletes will join former players turned ESPN analysts Battier and Williams on the court
- Coaches Clicker: ACC head coaches will watch and break down game film with Greenberg and Gaudio providing an insight into the X’s and O’s of the game
- Live from New York City: Welsh provides reports and interviews from the American Conference media day
ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special Plans:
|Date||Time (ET)||Conference Special||Conference and Commentators|
|Wed, Oct 15||3 p.m.||ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special (Big 12)||Studio: Brendan Fitzgerald & Dino Gaudio
From Kansas City: Fran Fraschilla & Miles Simon
|Thu, Oct 16||3 p.m.||ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special (Big Ten)||Studio: Andy Katz & Dino Gaudio
From Chicago: Seth Greenberg & Jeff Goodman
|Wed, Oct 22||3 p.m.||ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special (SEC)||Studio: Andy Katz & Dino Gaudio
From Charlotte: Jay Bilas, Sean Farnham, Darrin Horn & Kara Lawson
|Thu, Oct 23||3 p.m.||ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special (Pac-12)||Studio: Andy Katz & Dino Gaudio
From San Francisco: Roxy Bernstein & Corey Williams
|Wed, Oct 29||1 p.m.||ESPNU College Basketball Media Day Special (ACC & American)||Studio: Matt Schick, Dino Gaudio & Cory Alexander, along with Jay Bilas, Shane Battier, Seth Greenberg & Jay Williams
From New York City: Tim Welsh