College Basketball Media Days: ESPN Covers 12 Conferences

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College Basketball Media Days: ESPN Covers 12 Conferences

  • ESPNU On Location at American, Big 12, Big Ten, and Pac 12 Events; Hosts ACC and SEC Coaches and Players
  • SEC Network with SEC Coaches and Players In Studio
  • ESPN3 Covers Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon, MAAC, Missouri Valley and Mountain West Conference; Additional ACC Content

ESPN will cover 12 college basketball conference media days in advance of the 2015-16 season highlighted by ESPNU televising five College Basketball Live episodes over the next two weeks. ESPNU’s College Basketball Live episodes will coincide with preseason events from the Big Ten and Pac-12 (Oct. 15 from 4-5 p.m. ET), Big 12 (Oct. 20 from 4-5 p.m. ET), SEC (Oct. 21 from 1-3 p.m.), and American (Oct. 27 from 4-5 p.m.) before concluding with the ACC (Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m.). In addition to media day content, each episode will preview the upcoming season.

College Basketball Live will originate from ESPNU’s Charlotte, N.C. studios with analysts and reporters on location as the conferences hold their annual tip-off events.  Jeff Goodman and Sean Harrington will be in Chicago (Big Ten), Roxy Bernstein and Corey Williams will report from San Francisco (Pac-12), Fran Fraschilla and Miles Simon will travel to Kansas City (Big 12) and Tim Welsh and Brooke Weisbrod will be in Orlando (American). Andy Katz will anchor College Basketball Live in Charlotte and be joined in studio by Dino Gaudio (Big Ten/Pac 12) and Seth Greenberg (Big 12/American).

The ACC men and SEC men’s and women’s media days will be held in Charlotte, the home of ESPNU and SEC Network, with coaches and players in studio.


  • Deep Discussion: Head coach roundtables will be held with Jay Bilas (ACC), Dari Nowkhah (SEC men) and Maria Taylor (SEC women) leading the conversation.
  • Insight: Interviews with head coaches and key players.
  • On the Court: Student-athletes will demonstrate their moves alongside ESPN analysts — Jay Williams and Cory Alexander (ACC), Sean Farnham (SEC men) and Nell Fortner and Carolyn Peck (SEC women).
  • Coaches Clicker: Head coaches break down game film with Greenberg and Gaudio (SEC/ACC men) and Debbie Antonelli (SEC women) providing insight into the X’s and O’s of the game.
  • Fast Break: Head coaches answer rapid fire questions on college basketball and their personality.
  • Rules of the Game: Newly appointed NCAA national coordinator of men’s officiating, D. Collins will provide guidance on some of the most important and new rules in college basketball.

On ESPNU, Greenberg and Gaudio will be in-studio for both, with Katz (SEC) and Schick (ACC) anchoring.

SEC Tip Off on SEC Network
SEC Network will also provide coverage of SEC Tip Off, the conference’s men’s and women’s media day events on its flagship program SEC Now – men’s (Oct. 21 at 10 p.m.) and women’s (Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.)  In addition to segments with coaches and players referenced above, SEC Now will also televise segments of the roundtables hosted by Nowkhah and Taylor.

ESPN3 will provide coverage of four additional conference media days: Horizon and Mountain West (October 14), MAAC (Oct. 21), Big South (Oct. 26), Missouri Valley (Oct. 27) and Atlantic Sun (Nov. 4). The network will also cover ACC women’s (Oct. 21) and men’s media day as well.

Date Time (ET) Conference
Wed, Oct. 14 2 p.m. Horizon (men’s and women’s)
3 p.m. Mountain West (men’s and women’s)
Wed, Oct. 21 9:30 a.m. ACC (women’s)
7:30 p.m. (women’s)*
8:15 p.m. (men’s)*
Mon, Oct. 26 9:30 a.m. Big South
Tue, Oct. 27 9:30 a.m. Missouri Valley
Wed, Oct 28 9 a.m. ACC (men’s)
Wed, Nov. 4 7 p.m. (women’s)*
7:30 p.m. (men’s)*
Atlantic Sun

*Season previews

College Basketball Live on ESPNU (October Schedule)

Date Time (ET) Conference Commentators
Thu, Oct. 15 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. College Basketball Live

Conferences with media days: Big Ten and Pac-12 
Studio: Andy Katz, Dino Gaudio

From Chicago: Jeff Goodman and Sean Harrington

From San Francisco: Roxy Bernstein and Corey Williams

Tue, Oct. 20 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. College Basketball Live 

Conference with media day: Big 12 

Studio: Andy Katz, Seth Greenberg

From Kansas City: Fran Fraschilla and Miles Simon

Wed, Oct. 21 1 p.m.  – 3 p.m. College Basketball Live 

Conference with media day: SEC

Andy Katz, Seth Greenberg, Dino Gaudio, Sean Farnham, Dari Nowkhah
Tue, Oct. 27 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. College Basketball Live 

Conference with media day: American

Studio: Andy Katz, Seth Greenberg

From Orlando: Tim Welsh & Brooke Weisbrod

Wed, Oct. 28 1 – 4 p.m. College Basketball Live 

Conference with media day: ACC

Matt Schick, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg, Dino Gaudio, and Cory Alexander


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner


Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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