• ESPN Player is home of NCAA Men’s Basketball with hundreds of games live
• Live and on-demand sports streaming service offers extensive season coverage – including exclusive online rights to March Madness®
• Service now available on PC, tablet and on Samsung Smart TVs
The 2013/14 NCAA College Basketball season is now underway and ESPN Player offers basketball fans across the UK, Europe and the Middle East live and on-demand coverage on PC, tablet and now on Samsung Connected TVs*.
ESPN Player will showcase the competition’s most important matches, and has exclusive online rights to broadcast the NCAA Tournament, also known as March Madness®. With 30 or more games available each week during the regular season and coverage of Championship Week, ESPN Player offers fans the opportunity to watch live, and on-demand, so that they don’t miss any of the key NCAA Basketball games this season.
The players in college action this year are being touted as one of the most talented set of future NBA stars since the “class of 2003”, which saw the likes of Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade all drafted in the top five. With much-hyped players, including the favourite to be next year’s No.1 NBA draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, on show for Kansas, and Kentucky’s Julius Randle also on display, ESPN Player is the best place to catch the future NBA stars in action.
Each year student-athletes from all around the world compete in NCAA basketball programs. Among the many top players playing this season are England’s Gabriel Oleseni (University of Iowa), Lee Goldsbrough (Providence College), Aaron Geramipoor (Seton Hall University), Nigeria’s Talib Zanna (Pittsburgh), Canada’s Nik Stauskas (University of Michigan) and Kevin Pangos (Gonzaga), Germany’s Christian Standhardinger (University of Hawaii), Australia’s Anthony Drmic (Boise State University) and many more.
Last season saw the Louisville Cardinals triumph in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, winning their third NCAA Tournament title. Rick Pitino’s team are expected to at least make the Final Four this year, with only Peyton Siva graduating from the team. Other contenders for the title include Kentucky Wildcats – winners in 2012 and touted as one of the most talented squads in NCAA history – and Michigan State Spartans. ESPN’s Top 25 teams for 2013-14 can be found here.
Early highlights include Tuesday November 12th, with Michigan State v Kentucky, Kansas v Duke and Florida at Wisconsin all featuring on ESPN Player. Top college programs such as Louisville, Syracuse, Oklahoma State, Oregon and North Carolina will feature throughout the season. To see the complete schedule, visit ESPN.com’s College Basketball Schedule.
ESPN’s College Pass on ESPN Player gives American collegiate sports fans access to all of the NCAA basketball coverage, as well as NCAA football, lacrosse, baseball, ice hockey and more, making ESPN Player the best choice for fans to fill their college sports needs. The broadband service also allows users to pause and rewind on-demand events, allowing them to scroll to any part of the game they might have missed, review great plays with the 10-second rewind button, or return to the start of the game with a single click.
Visit ESPNPlayer.com for more information and to subscribe to College Pass, subscriptions start from £8.99.