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[09/05/13 - 12:18 PM]
Big-Time College Basketball Comes to FOX Sports
Coverage on FOX Sports 1 begins with 13 consecutive Big East matchups (11 men's; two women's) on Friday, November 8 with the Providence men hosting Boston College (6:00 PM ET).

[via press release from FOX Sports]

BIG-TIME COLLEGE BASKETBALL COMES TO FOX SPORTS

Powered by BIG EAST, Over 225 Games Scheduled Nationally On FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports Networks Five-Game, 12-Hour New Year's Eve Marathon Tips-Off BIG EAST Slate

New York - If you spend fall and winter following a bouncing orange ball, then this season it is sure to lead to a FOX Sports network, together home to 227 men's and women's regular and postseason college basketball games from the BIG EAST, Pac-12, C-USA and Big 12 conferences this season. FOX Sports 1, America's new sports network, is FOX's leading college basketball television outlet, boasting 180 regular and postseason games (men's and women's); followed by up to 34 distributed nationally via FOX Sports owned-and-affiliated regional sports networks and local broadcast stations; 12 on FOX Sports 2 and one on FOX Sports (Ohio State at Marquette, Saturday, Nov. 16, 3:00 PM ET).

Coverage on FOX Sports 1 begins with 13 consecutive BIG EAST matchups (11 men's; two women's) on Friday, Nov. 8 with the Providence men hosting Boston College (6:00 PM ET). The first BIG EAST women's contest comes Sunday, Nov. 17 as Cal visits Georgetown (3:00 PM ET).

The FOX Sports 1 schedule is punctuated by one regular-season quintuple-header, five weekend quadruple-headers and 11 tripleheaders. The quintuple-header is an amazing New Year's Eve basketball marathon that, in addition to ushering in 2014, tips-off the BIG EAST's conference schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight and features St. John's at Xavier (12:00 PM ET); Seton Hall at Providence (2:30 PM ET); DePaul at Georgetown (5:00 PM ET); Villanova at Butler (7:30 PM ET); and Marquette at Creighton (10:00 PM ET). The quadruple-headers come Sunday, Dec. 1; Saturday, Dec. 7; Saturday, Dec. 21; Sunday, Jan. 12; Saturday, Jan. 18; Sunday, Feb. 16; and Saturday, March 8. Once the conference schedule begins, the BIG EAST TUESDAY SHOWDOWN takes center stage with 20 games over 10 straight weeks beginning News Year's Eve through season's end. To find the channel location for FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 on local distributors, use the channel locator at http://msn.foxsports.com/.

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the eve of SUPER BOWL XVVIII, FOX Sports 1 is carrying a spectacular SUPER SATURDAY HOOPS doubleheader featuring Marquette vs. St. John's (12:30 PM ET) and Michigan State vs. Georgetown (3:00 PM), live from legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Weekend game action is preceded by FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF, a pre-game show with complementary studio coverage that anchors coverage throughout the day.

Postseason coverage on FOX Sports 1 includes 18 men's and women's games combined and is highlighted by the entire nine-game BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament, Wed., March 12 through Saturday, March 15, live from Madison Square Garden, the tournament's home since 1983. It is the longest-running conference tournament played at one venue. FOX Sports 1's postseason coverage also features three Pac-12 men's tournament games, three BIG EAST women's tournament games, and three Big 12 women's tournament contests.

As previously announced, the incomparable play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and legendary analyst Bill Raftery serve as FOX Sports' lead BIG EAST broadcast tandem, teaming on regular-season and all BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament games.

Highlights by conference:

BIG EAST - Men (145 games)

· 108 regular-season on FOX Sports 1

· 9 men's tournament on FOX Sports 1 (all games)

· 1 regular-season on FOX Sports (FBC)

· 12 regular-season on FOX Sports 2

· 15 regular-season on FOX Sports Networks

BIG EAST- Women (16 games)

· 13 regular-season on FOX Sports 1

· 3 tournament on FOX Sports 1 (two semifinals & championship game)

Big 12 - Women (26 games)

· 10 regular-season on FOX Sports Networks

· 9 regular-season on FOX Sports 1

· 4 tournament on FOX Sports Networks (quarterfinals)

· 3 tournament on FOX Sports 1 (2 semifinals & championship game)

Pac-12 - Men (25 games)

· 22 regular-season on FOX Sports 1

· 3 tournament on FOX Sports 1 (one quarterfinal, one semifinal & championship game)

C-USA - Men (10 games)

· 10 regular-season on FOX Sports 1

C-USA Women (5 games)

· 5 regular-season on FOX Sports Networks

Additional games scheduled for local or regional coverage are expected to be announced at a later date. Games counted in the totals above and not listed in the following schedule include: C-USA men's games on FOX Sports 1 and C-USA women's games on FOX Sports Networks.

- FOX Sports -

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports 1; FOX Sports 2; Fox's 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com, Scout.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.





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