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College hoops on Fox, ESPN and CBS: A relatively quiet Super Sunday; Saturday’s schedule brims

ESPN has Duke-Syracuse this weekend; #1 Baylor hosts TCU on ESPN2; Vitale has Kansas at home vs, Texas Tech

Fox, ESPN, CBS Weekend Broadcast Schedule and Announcers

Observations as I review this roster of broadcasters. Some unfamiliar names:

  • Wayne Randazzo has a Fox broadcast this weekend. He’s Howie Rose’s sidekick on Mets radio broadcasts.
  • Don’t see Boog Sciambi or Adam Amin on ESPN’s list this weekend. Boog is reportedly being considered by ESPN to replace Matt Vasgersian on Sunday night baseball. That would be great.
  • I was told this week that Adam Amin is being considered to take over for the retiring Neil Funk on Chicago Bulls telecasts. Adam doesn’t want to be pigeonholed into one team. He likes doing a variety of sports. So I don’t know where this is going. I’m told that Adam was on Women’s Thursday Showcase and on ESPN Radio for NBA this week.
  • Interesting name on Fox’ roster, Alex Faust. He does Kings hockey.  He did call both college football and basketball for ESPN in the past. I don’t remember seeing him. Faust was also rumored to take over for Alex Trebek when the legend retires from Jeopardy.
  • Paul Sunderland is assigned an ESPN game. He’s very good at volleyball. He played the sport. He filled in for Chick Hearn when the Lakers’ vet got sick late in life. He wasn’t retained.
  • Glad to see Rich Hollenberg get an ABC game. Good announcer. He’s underused.

 

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SATURDAY

11:00AM

Fox: XAVIER AT SETON HALL 

Tim Brando, Donny Marshall

12:00PM

FS1: CREIGHTON AT VILLANOVA 

Brian Custer, Len Elmore

1:00PM

FBC: MICHIGAN ST. AT WISCONSIN 

Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson

2:00PM

FS1: PROVIDENCE AT BUTLER 

Vince Welsh, Nick Bahe

10:30PM

FS1: COLORADO AT USC 

Guy Haberman, Casey Jacobsen

SUNDAY:

1:00PM

FS1: ILLINIOS AT IOWA 

Wayne Randazzo, Nick Bahe

3:00PM

FS1: UTAH AT UCLA 

Alex Faust, Steve Lavin

 

 

 

Friday

5pm

Harvard at Penn ESPNU 
Derek Jones, Sydney Johnson

7pm

VCU at Rhode Island ESPN2
Mike Corey, Mark Plansky

Bowling Green at Buffalo ESPNU
Robert Lee, Noah Savage

9pm

Northern Kentucky at Green Bay ESPNU
Jordan Bernfield, Rob Kennedy

Saturday:

12Noon

Indiana at Ohio State ESPN
Jason Benetti, Robbie Hummel

Ole Miss at No. 22 LSU ESPN2
Paul Sunderland, Jimmy Dykes

1pm

Texas A&M at Georgia SEC Network
Dave Neal, Debbie Antonelli

2pm

Kansas State at No. 12 West Virginia ESPN2
Mark Neely, Tim Welsh

Tennessee at Mississippi State ESPNU
Drew Fellios, Dalen Cuff

Iowa State at Texas Longhorn Network
Lowell Galindo, Lance Blank

No. 6 Louisville at NC State ESPN
Dave O’Brien, Sean Farnham

3pm

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma ABC
Rich Hollenberg, Fran Fraschilla

3:30pm

Missouri at South Carolina SEC Network
Mike Morgan, Pat Bradley

4pm

Texas Tech at No. 3 Kansas  ESPN
Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale

TCU at No. 1 Baylor ESPN2
Chuckie Kempf, Chris Spatola

 UCF at South Florida ESPNU
Anish Shroff, Mark Wise

6pm

No. 13 Kentucky at No. 17 Auburn ESPN
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Holly Rowe

No. 21 Houston at Cincinnati ESPN2
Dave LaMont, Mark Adams

No. 23 Wichita State at Tulsa ESPNU
Matt Schick, Sean Harrington

Boston College at North Carolina ACC Network
Wes Durham, Jordan Cornette

Arkansas at Alabama SEC Network
Kevin Fitzgerald, Dane Bradshaw

8pm

No. 9 Duke at Syracuse ESPN
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander

Clemson at Wake Forest ACC Network
Mike Monaco, Matt Doherty

Tulane at SMU  ESPNU
Kevin Brown, Bryce Drew

8:30PM

Florida at Vanderbilt SEC Network
Richard Cross, Barry Booker

10PM

Saint Mary’s at BYU ESPN2
Dave Flemming, Dan Dickau

Nevada at Boise State ESPNU
Sam Farber, Richie Schueler

Sunday

12 Noon

Miami at Pittsburgh ACC Network
Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby

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BROADCAST

Saturday, 2/1

1:00 PM, ET 

Connecticut at Memphis

Spero Dedes and Clark Kellogg

 

Sunday, 2/2

1:00 PM, ET

Georgetown at St. John’s

Ian Eagle, Bill Raftery and Jon Rothstein

 

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CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Friday, 1/31 

6:30 PM, ET

Akron at Kent State

Dave Ryan and Steve Wolf

 

Saturday, 2/1

12:00 PM, ET

Bryant at Saint Francis

Paul Dottino, Joe DeSantis and John Schmeelk

2:00 PM, ET

Colgate at Holy Cross 

Jason Knapp and Mo Cassara

4:00 PM, ET

Miami (Oh) at Northern Illinois 

Jason Horowitz and Tim Doyle

 6:00 PM, ET

ECU at Temple 

Tom McCarthy and Mike O’Donnell

8:00 PM, ET

UMass at Davidson  

Alex Del Barrio and Ryan Hollins

10:00 PM, ET

Utah St. at #4 San Diego St. 

Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen 

 

 

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David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History.

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