Saturday, March 30, 2013

2013 MLB Week 1 TV & National Radio Schedule

The 2013 Major League Baseball season gets underway tomorrow night, and with it the question becomes who will reign supreme and claim the World Series? 30 teams will once again compete for the prize with ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, MLB Network, and FOX serving as your national TV providers for the season.

While I will go ahead and post the TV matches along with the regional network, I won't be posting the announcers for local games. Awful Announcing has compiled a list of all the possible announcers for each teams TV and radio broadcast. Why mess with perfection. If you wish to learn the possible announcers for each network, please visit the MLB TV Primer: Local Announcers provided by our friends at Awful Announcing.

I will post the television providers in the followiong format.
1) National Broadcast (ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, WGN America, FOX, MLB Network)- MLB Network alternate games will appear in yellow
2) Home Team Station Broadcast 
3) Road Team Station Broadcast
4) National Radio Broadcast
5) National Spanish Broadcast
6) National Spanish Radio Broadcast

As broadcasters for the national games are announced, I will add them here. The times listed here are the times that the television coverage will start at, not including pre-game shows. Until the national broadcasters are announced, enjoy seeing the dates, times, networks, and teams that will be available.

Sunday, March 31
8 PM- Texas Rangers at Houston Astros (ESPN) Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Buster Olney
(Comcast Houston)
(ESPN Radio) Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
(ESPN Deportes) Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez
(ESPN Deportes Radio) Renato Bermudez, Jose Fransisco Rivera

Monday, April 1
1 PM- Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (ESPN) Dave O'Brien, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian
(YES)
(NESN

1 PM- Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (MASN & WUSA 9)
(FS Florida

1 PM- San Diego Padres at New York Mets (SNY)
(FS San Diego)

1:30 PM- Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates (ROOT Pittsburgh)
(WGN America

2 PM- Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers (FS Wisconsin)
(ROOT Rocky Mountain)

4 PM- INTERLEAGUE: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Cincinnati Reds (FS Ohio)
(FS West)

4 PM- Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (FS North)
(FS Detroit)

4 PM- Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (Comcast Chicago)
(FS Kansas City)

4 PM- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN) Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Buster Olney
(FS Prime Ticket)
(Comcast Bay Area
(ESPN Radio) Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton

7 PM- Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (ESPN2) Sean McDonough, Mark Mulder, Doug Glanville
(FS South
(PHL 17)

10 PM- Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (Comcast California)
(ROOT Northwest)

10 PM- St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks (ESPN2) Steve Levy, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Gomez
(FS Arizona
(FS Midwest

Tuesday, April 2
3 PM- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays (MLB Network)
(SUN Sports
(MASN)

7 PM- Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays (SNET)
(STO)

8 PM- Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers (FS Wisconsin)
(ROOT Rocky Mountain)

8 PM- Texas Rangers at Houston Astros (Comcast Houston)
(FS Southwest)

9:30 PM- St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB Network Alternate)
(FS Arizona
(FS Midwest

10 PM- Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (Comcast California)
(ROOT Northwest)

10 PM- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB Network) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Sam Ryan
(FS Prime Ticket)
(Comcast Bay Area

Wednesday, April 3
2 PM- Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (WGN America)
(FS Kansas City)

2 PM- Texas Rangers at Houston Astros (Comcast Houston)
(FS Southwest)

4 PM- Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (FS North)
(FS Detroit)

7 PM- Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (ESPN2) Dave O'Brien, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone, Tim Kurkjian
(YES)
(NESN

7 PM- Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates (ROOT Pittsburgh)
(Comcast Chicago

7 PM- Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (MASN)
(FS Florida

7 PM- Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays (SNET)
(STO)

7 PM- INTERLEAGUE: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Cincinnati Reds (FS Ohio)
(FS West)

7 PM- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays (SUN Sports)
(MASN 2)

7 PM- Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (FS South)
(PHL 17)

7 PM- San Diego Padres at New York Mets (SNY)
(FS San Diego)

8 PM- Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers (FS Wisconsin)
(ROOT Rocky Mountain)

9:30 PM- St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks (FS Arizona+)
(FS Midwest

10 PM- Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (KOFY 20)
(ROOT Northwest)

10 PM- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN2) Jon Sciambi, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Gomez
(KCAL
(Comcast Bay Area

Thursday, April 4
12:30 PM- INTERLEAGUE: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Cincinnati Reds (MLB Network)
(FS Ohio)
(FS West)

12:30 PM- Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates (ROOT Pittsburgh)
(WGN America

1 PM- Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (FS North)
(FS Detroit)

1 PM- San Diego Padres at New York Mets (MLB Network Alternate)
(SNY
(FS San Diego)

2 PM- Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (Comcast Chicago)
(FS Kansas City)

3 PM- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays (SUN Sports)
(MASN)

3:30 PM- Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (Comcast California)
(ROOT Northwest)

4 PM- Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (MASN 2)
(FS Florida

7 PM- Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (MLB Network)
(YES)
(NESN

7 PM- Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays (SNET-1)
(STO)

7 PM- Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (MLB Network Alternate)
(Sport South
(Comcast Network)

Friday, April 5
1 PM- New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers (MLB Network)
(FS Detroit)
(YES

2 PM- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers (FS Southwest)
(FS West)

3 PM- Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles (MASN & WJZ)
(FS North)

4 PM- INTERLEAGUE: Kansas City Royals at Philadelphia Phillies (Comcast Philadelphia)
(FS Kansas City

4 PM- San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (MLB Network Alternate)
(ROOT Rocky Mountain)
(FS San Diego

4:30 PM- St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants (MLB Network)
(Comcast Bay Area
(FS Midwest

7 PM- Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays (SNET)
(NESN

7 PM- Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays (SUN Sports)
(STO)

7 PM- Miami Marlins at New York Mets (SNY)
(FS Florida

7 PM- Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds (FS Ohio)
(MASN 2

7:30 PM- Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves (MLB Network)
(FS South
(Comcast Chicago+)

8 PM- Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers (FS Wisconsin)
(FS Arizona+)

8 PM- Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros (MLB Network Alternate)
(Comcast Houston)
(Comcast California)

8 PM- Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox (WCIU)
(ROOT Northwest

10 PM- Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers (FS Prime Ticket)
(ROOT Pittsburgh

Saturday, April 6
1 PM- Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays (SNET)
(NESN

1 PM- Miami Marlins at New York Mets (SNY)
(FS Florida

1 PM- Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox (Comcast Chicago+)
(ROOT Northwest

1 PM- Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds (FS Ohio)
(MASN & WUSA 9)

4 PM- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers (FOX) Thom Brennaman, Tom Verducci
(ESPN Radio) Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton

4 PM- New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers (FOX) Joe Buck, Tim McCarver

4 PM- St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants (FOX) Justin Kutcher, Eric Karros

7 PM- INTERLEAGUE: Kansas City Royals at Philadelphia Phillies (MLB Network)
(Comcast Network)
(FS Kansas City

7 PM- Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles (MASN)
(FS North)

7 PM- Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers (FS Wisconsin)
(FS Arizona)

7 PM- Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves (FS South)
(WGN America)

7 PM- Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays (MLB Network Alternate)
(SUN Sports
(STO)

7 PM- Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros (Comcast Houston)
(Comcast California)

8 PM- San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (ROOT Rocky Mountain)
(FS San Diego

9 PM- Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers (FS Prime Ticket)
(ROOT Pittsburgh

Sunday, April 7
1 PM- New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers (TBS) Ernie Johnson, John Smoltz
(FS Detroit)
(YES)

1 PM- Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays (SNET)
(NESN

1 PM- Miami Marlins at New York Mets (SNY)
(FS Florida

1 PM- Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds (FS Ohio)
(MASN & WUSA 9)

1:30 PM- Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves (FS South)
(Comcast Chicago)

1:30 PM- INTERLEAGUE: Kansas City Royals at Philadelphia Phillies (PHL 17)
(FS Kansas City

1:30 PM- Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles (MASN 2)
(FS North)

1:30 PM- Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays (SUN Sports)
(STO)
(Compass Media) TJ Rives; Rob Dibble, Jeff Nelson, or Steve Phillips

2 PM- Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers (FS Wisconsin)
(FS Arizona)

2 PM- Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros (Comcast Houston)
(Comcast California)

2 PM- Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox (WGN America)
(ROOT Northwest

4 PM- St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants (Comcast Bay Area)
(FS Midwest

4 PM- Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers (FS Prime Ticket)
(ROOT Pittsburgh

4 PM- San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (ROOT Rocky Mountain)
(FS San Diego

8 PM- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers (ESPN2) Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Buster Olney
(ESPN Radio) Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton
(ESPN Deportes) Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez
(ESPN Deportes Radio) Renato Bermudez, Jose Fransisco Rivera

Friday, March 29, 2013

2013 March Madness: WNIT Quarterfinals Streaming schedule

The women's NIT is slowly but surely drawing to a close. 7 games remain. 4 of these games will take place on Saturday before next weeks semifinals and championship come to fruition. With BYU and Bowling Green having been eliminated, the remaining games will be streamed online until the championship. Here's your quarterfinal breakdown from Eye on Sky and Air Sports.

Saturday, March 30
4 PM- Florida at James Madison (MadiZone) David Taylor, Mike Schikman

5 PM- Utah at Saint Mary's (Gaels Live) Elias Feldman

5 PM- Illinois at Kansas State (K-StateHD.TV) Brian Smoller, Kristin Waller

7 PM- Drexel at Auburn (Auburn All Access) Andy Burcham, Stephanie Follett

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here. This will likely be the home teams radio broadcast. However the WNIT allows teams local TV broadcaster to pick up games up until the championship is shown. If this does occur, you will see the TV station and the announcers listed above.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

2013 March Madness: WBI Championship information

With their win last night, Detroit will host the WBI Championship. This means there will be no video stream of the championship game. However both road teams, South Dakota and McNeese State, will have audio available should they make it to the championship. Here is your WBI Championship information, and remember you saw it here first on Eye on Sky and Air Sports.

Saturday, March 30
3 PM- McNeese State at Detroit (HLN) Dan York
(Audio stream available w/ mcneesesports.com [McNeese State])

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here.

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2013 March Madness: CiT Tournament Semifinals and Championship

The CiT Tournament resumes on Saturday with their semifinals.  In a surprise move, both games will take place back-to-back, though at different arenas, so if you have a team in the Final Four and want to know who you could play in the championship, you could watch them back-to-back. Here is the semifinal and championship schedule. Both semi's will be shown online through watchcollegeinsider.com. The home teams radio team is what is used to broadcast the game unless a TV broadcast occurs. The local announcers calling the action are listed below. The championship game will be shown on a new home- CBS Sports Network. Here is the final post for the 2013 CiT Tournament from Eye on Sky and Air Sports.

Saturday, March 30
5 PM- Evansville at East Carolina- Tony Castricone, Si Seymour

8 PM- Weber State at Northern Iowa- Gary Rima, Kevin Boyle

Tuesday, April 2
8 PM- East Carolina at Weber State (CBS Sports) Dave Baker, Kyle Macy

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here. Thanks go to the CiT Tournament Guide for the CBS Sports Network CiT Championship announcer information.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

2013 March Madness: CBI Championship Schedule

The CBI Championships are upon us. Championships you say? That's right. The CBI does a best two-out-of-three format for their championship game. Times were finalized Thursday for each arena, and here is the full championship schedule. Without further ado, here is the last post for the CBI Tournament.

Monday, April 1
10 PM- George Mason at Santa Clara (AXS TV) Kenny Rice, Bobby Cremins

Wednesday, April 3
7 PM- Santa Clara at George Mason (AXS TV) Kenny Rice, Bobby Cremins

(if necessary) Friday, April 5
7 PM- Santa Clara at George Mason (AXS TV) Kenny Rice, Bobby Cremins

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites. 

2013 March Madness: NIT Semifinals and Championship

The NIT Semifinals and Championship may not take place until next week, but with the schedule having been finalized and with Dial Global joining in on the fun, there's no reason not to post it now. So here goees. Here is the last post for the 2013 NIT schedule.

Tuesday, April 2
(NIT Semifinals from Madison Square Garden in New York City)
TV Announcers (ESPN2) : Bob Wischusen, Dan Dakich, Bill Raftery
Dial Global Announcers: Brad Sham, Steve Lappas
7 PM- BYU vs. Baylor

9:30 PM- Iowa vs. Maryland

Thursday, April 4
(NIT Championship from Madison Square Garden in New York City)
TV Announcers (ESPN) : Bob Wischusen, Dan Dakich, Bob Knight, Bill Raftery
Dial Global Announcers: Brad Sham, Steve Lappas
9 PM-

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Thanks goes to ESPN Media Zone and Dial Global Sports for providing the TV broadcast information and the schedule.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 March Madness: WBI Semifinal Schedule

The WBI semifinals are upon us. In the West region the 6 and 8 seeds have outwiited, oulasted, and outplayed their supposed superior opponents. Now that the Cinderella story is over, will it be the Southland Conference's McNeese State Cowboys, who have played every game on the road, claiming the region championship, or will the South Dakota Coyotes of the Summit League have the last laugh?

On the other side of the bracket 1 and 2 have reigned supremere, albeit in different fashions. Detroit snuck out of round 1 with a 1 point win before coasting in round 2. Penn has won both games by an average of 3.5 points. Will homecourt advantage prove to be the difference when the Horizon League and Ivy League collide?

The WBI Semifinals begin on Wednesday, and here at Eye on Sky and Air Sports we're happy to provide you all the streaming information. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 27
7 PM- Penn at Detroit

Thursday, March 28
8 PM- McNeese State at South Dakota (CoyoteVisionTV) R. J. Pattison
(Audio stream available w/ KVHT [South Dakota] and mcneesesports.com [McNeese State])

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

March Madness 2013: WNIT 3rd Round Schedule

The women's NIT 3rd round begins on Wednesday and concludes on Thursday. At least 2 games will once again be on TV as Bowling Green and BYU once again get host duties in the 3rd round. However it looks like BYUtv and the women's team are looking to avoid a time conflict with the men's game, so no start time has been announced yet. Here's your full WNIT 3rd round schedule.

Wednesday, March 27
5 PM- Saint Mary's at BYU (BYUtv) Robbie Bullough, Kristen Kozlowski, Andy Boyce

7 PM- Fordham at James Madison (MadiZone) David Taylor, Mike Schikman

7 PM- Tulane at Auburn (Auburn All Access) Andy Burcham, Stephanie Follett

7 PM- Florida at Charlotte (Charlotte49ers.TV) Josh Feldman

Thursday, March 28
7 PM- Drexel at Bowling Green (BCSN TD at 11 PM, live on MAC Digital) Greg Franke, Casey McDowell

7 PM- Illinois at Toledo (RocketVision) Jim Heller

8 PM- Ball State at Kansas State (K-StateHD.TV) Brian Smoller, Kristin Waller

10 PM- Utah at Pacific (BigWest.TV) Don Gibbons


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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

Monday, March 25, 2013

March Madness 2013: CBI Semifinals TV Schedule

The CBI semi's are set. Wyoming lost in heartbreak fashion in the Quartewr's on AXS TV, leaving only 1 team from the West- Santa Clara. Could the Broncos prove to be the surprise undedog that wins almost every game on the road? Anything is possible in March. Here's yoru semifinal schedule for Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 27
7 PM- Western Michigan at George Mason (AXS TV) Rich Cellini, Darrin Horn

9 PM- Santa Clara at Wright State (AXS TV) Kenny Rice, Tom Walsh

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

March Madness 2013: CiT Quarterfinals schedule

The NIt isn't the only tournament with the Quarterfinals getting underway tomorrow. The CiT is also already to swing into full gear with 4 intense Quarterfinal matches. Just as is the case with the NIT, the CiT will have Quarterfinal games on Tuesday and Wednesday. However 3 games will air on Tuesday in the CiT and only 1 on Wednesday, the complete opposite of the NIT schedule.

As has been the case with the previous two rounds, all games will be shown online for free at watchcollegeinsider.com. The home teams radio team is what is used to broadcast the game unless a TV broadcast occurs. The local announcers calling the action are listed below.

Tuesday, March 26
7 PM- Loyola [MD] at East Carolina- Tony Castricone, Si Seymour

7 PM- Evansville at Canisius (TWCS Buffalo) Bob Huessler, Rob Kennedy

8 PM- Bradley at Northern Iowa- Gary Rima, Kevin Boyle

Wednesday, March 27
9 PM- Oral Roberts at Weber State- Carl Arky, Dutch Belnap

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here. This will likely be the home teams radio broadcast. However the CiT allows teams local TV broadcaster to pick up games up until the championship is shown. If this does occur, you will see the TV station and the announcers listed above.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

March Madness 2013: NIT Quarterfinals Schedule

There's absolutely no break for the weary. 3 teams that won tonight advance to play on Wednesday night, but the Quarterfinals kick off on Tuesday Night. Is there any other way that March Madness can drive someone insane? Nevertheless we here at Eye on Sky and Air Sports remain committed to perservere and provide you the best site for learning who the announcers are for each game.
Tuesday, March 26
7:30 PM- Maryland at Alabama (ESPN) Bob Wischusen, Jimmy Dykes

Wednesday, March 27
7 PM- Iowa at Virginia (ESPN2) Carter Blackburn, Dan Dakich

8 PM- BYU at Southern Miss (ESPNU) Dave Neal, Joe Dean Jr.

9 PM- Providence at Baylor (ESPN2) Roxy Bernstein, Fran Fraschilla

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Thanks goes to ESPN Media Zone for providing the TV broadcast information and the schedule.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

March Madness 2013: NCAA Women's Tournament Sweet 16 & Elite 8 TV Schedule

The match-ups will be filled in as they are finalized today and Tuesday, but it is time for Eye on Sky and Air Sports to unveil the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 broadcast assignments for the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. It's all part of the Atomic Reach March Madness capaign to keep you informed on whose calling your games and who you can thank.

Saturday, March 30
(SWEET 16)
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard- Bridgeport, Connecticut
TV Announcers: Beth Mowins, Doris Burke, Holly Rowe
Noon- Delaware vs. Kentucky- ESPN

2:30 PM- Connecticut vs. Maryland- ESPN

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena- Spokane, Washington
TV Announcers: Dave Pasch, Debbie Antonelli, LaChina Robinson
9 PM- Georgia vs. Stanford- ESPN

11:30 PM- California vs. LSU- ESPN2

Sunday, March 31
(SWEET 16)
Ted Constant Convocation Center- Norfolk, Virginia
TV Announcers: Dave O'Brien, Stephanie White, Jeannine Edwards
Noon- Kansas vs. Notre Dame- ESPN

2:30 PM- Nebraska vs. Duke- ESPN2

Chesapeake Energy Arena- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV Announcers: Pam Ward, Rebecca Lobo, Maria Taylor
4:30 PM- Tennessee vs. Oklahoma- ESPN2

7 PM- Baylor vs. Louisville- ESPN2

Monday, April 1
(ELITE 8 ON ESPN)
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard- Bridgeport, Connecticut
TV Announcers: Beth Mowins, Doris Burke, Holly Rowe
Dial Global Announcers: John Sadak, Ann Schatz
7:30 PM- Connecticut vs. Kentucky

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena- Spokane, Washington
TV Announcers: Dave Pasch, Debbie Antonelli, LaChina Robinson
Dial Global Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Mary Murphy
9:30 PM- California vs. Georgia

Tuesday, April 2
(ELITE 8 ON ESPN)
Ted Constant Convocation Center- Norfolk, Virginia
TV Announcers: Dave O'Brien, Stephanie White, Jeannine Edwards
Dial Global Announcers: Dave Ryan, Krista Blunk
7 PM- Notre Dame vs. Duke

Chesapeake Energy Arena- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV Announcers: Pam Ward, Rebecca Lobo, Maria Taylor
Dial Global Announcers: Anne Meyers- Drysdale, Craig Way
9 PM- Tennessee vs. Louisville

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Thanks goes to ESPN Media Zone for providing the TV broadcast information and the schedule.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March Madness 2013: Sweet 16 & Elite 8 TV & Radio Schedule

The NCAA Tournament resumes on Thursday with CBS and TBS hosting games on Thursday & Friday before CBS takes over the rest of the games Saturday onward.  The announcing assignments have been made, and here is what you have to look forward to with the second weekend of the tourney.

Thursday, March 28
(Sweet Sixteen)
Verizon Center- Washington D. C. 
TV Announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Rachel Nichols
Dial Global Announcers: Ian Eagle, John Thompson
7:15 PM- Marquette vs. Miami

9:45 PM- Syracuse vs. Indiana

Staples Center- Los Angeles, California
TV Announcers (TBS): Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Len Elmore, Lewis Johnson
Dial Global Announcers: Wayne Larrivee, Bill Frieder
7:45 PM- Arizona vs. Ohio State

10:15 PM- La Salle vs. Wichita State

Friday, March 29
(Sweet Sixteen)
Lucas Oil Stadium- Indianapolis, Indiana
TV Announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson
Dial Global Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Pete Gillen
7:15 PM- Oregon vs. Louisville

9:45 PM- Michigan State vs. Duke

Cowboys Stadium- Arlington, Texas
TV Announcers (TBS): Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager
Dial Global Announcers: Brad Sham, Fran Fraschilla
7:35 PM- Kansas vs. Michigan

10:05 PM- Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida

Saturday, March 30
(Elite 8) 
Verizon Center- Washington D. C. 
TV Announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Rachel Nichols
Dial Global Announcers: Ian Eagle, John Thompson
4:30 PM -Syracuse vs. Marquette

Staples Center- Los Angeles, California
TV Announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Len Elmore, Lewis Johnson
Dial Global Announcers: Wayne Larrivee, Bill Frieder
7:05 PM- Wichita State vs. Ohio State

Sunday, March 31 
(Elite 8) 
Lucas Oil Stadium- Indianapolis, Indiana
TV Announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson
Dial Global Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Pete Gillen 
5:05 PM- Duke vs. Louisville

Cowboys Stadium- Arlington, Texas
TV Announcers (CBS): Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager
Dial Global Announcers: Brad Sham, Fran Fraschilla
2:20 PM- Florida vs. Michigan

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Spring Training 2013 TV Schedule March 25- 30

The final week of Spring Training is upon us. The MLB Regular Season begins next Sunday night. As you get ready to celebrate the return of MLB's regular season, be sure to catch these Spring Exhibition games this week on TV.  If anybody would like to list teh announcers calling MLB Network Spring Training exclusives, feel free to do so in the comments.
Monday, March 25
1 PM- Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles (ESPN) Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville

1 PM- St. Louis Cardinals vs. Minnesota Twins (FS North) Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven
(FS Midwest) Al Hrabosky, Dan McLaughlin, Rick Horton
(MLB Network TD Tuesday at 10 AM)

1 PM- Detroit Tigers vs. Miami Marlins (FS Florida) Rich Waltz, Tommy Hutton, Craig Minervini
(FS Detroit) Mario Impemba, Rod Allen
(MLB Network TD at 5 PM) Local Announcers

4 PM- San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs (Comcast Chicago, MLB Network TD Tuesday at 7 AM) Len Kasper, Jim DeShaies

4 PM- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Chicago White Sox (FS West) Victor Rojas, Mark Gubicza

6 PM- Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros (Comcast Houston, MLB Network TD Tuesday at 3 AM) Bill Brown or Alan Ashby/ Ashby or Geoff Blum

9 PM- Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Kansas City Royals (MLB Network, FS Kansas City) Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc or Ryan Lefebvre, Jeff Montgomery

10 PM- Cleveland Indians vs. Colorado Rockies (ROOT Rocky Mountain, MLB Network TD at Midnight) Drew Goodman, Jeff Huson, Jenny Cavnar

Tuesday, March 26
1 PM-  St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets (ESPN) Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian

1 PM- Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Comcast Network, MLB Network TD Wednesday at 7 AM) Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler, Gary Matthews

1 PM- Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins (FS Florida) Rich Waltz, Tommy Hutton, Craig Minervini

4 PM- Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers (MLB Network, Comcast Chicago) Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson, Steve Stone

4 PM- Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians (STOMatt Underwood, Rick Manning

7 PM- Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees (MLB Network)

10 PM- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (FS West, MLB Network TD Wednesday at 2 AM) Victor Rojas, Mark Gubicza

10 PM- Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (KCAL, MLB Network TD Wednesday at 10 AM) Eric Collins, Steve Lyons

Wednesday, March 27
1 PM- Philadelphia Phillies vs. Detroit Tigers (ESPN) Karl Ravich, Doug Glanville

1 PM- Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Sun Sports) Dewayne Staats, Brian Anderson
(FX Canada) Buck Martinez; Pat Tabler, Rance Mulliniks, Darrin Fletcher, Gregg Zaun, or Alan Ashby
(MLB Network TD Thursday at 7 AM

1 PM- Washington Nationals [ss] vs. St. Louis Cardinals (FS Midwest, MLB Network TD at 11 PM) Al Hrabosky, Dan McLaughlin, Rick Horton

3 PM- Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (MLB Network, FS West) Victor Rojas, Mark Gubicza

3 PM- Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox (Comcast Chicago, MLB Network TD Thursday at 10 AM) Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson, Steve Stone

6 PM- Houston Astros vs. New York Mets (SNYKeith Hernandez, Ron Darling 

7 PM- New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles (MLB Network, MASNGary Thorne or Jim Hunter, Jim Palmer or Mike Bordick

9 PM- Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City Royals [ss] (FS Kansas City, MLB Network TD Thursday at 2 AM) Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc

Thursday, March 28
1 PM- New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals (ESPN) Dave O'Brien, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian

1 PM- Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Comcast Network) Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler, Gary Matthews
(FX Canada) Buck Martinez; Pat Tabler, Rance Mulliniks, Darrin Fletcher, Gregg Zaun, or Alan Ashby
(MLB Network TD Friday at 10 AM

1 PM- Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals (FS Midwest, MLB Network TD at 4 PM) Al Hrabosky, Dan McLaughlin, Rick Horton

3 PM- Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago Cubs [SS] (Comcast Chicago, MLB Network TD Friday at 7 AM) Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies

7 PM- Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox (MLB Network) Local Announcers 
(NESN) Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy
(FS NorthDick Bremer, Bert Blyleven

8 PM- Diabolos Rojos del Mexico at Texas Rangers (TXA-21) Steve Busby, Tom Grieve

8 PM- Chicago Cubs [SS] at Houston Astros (Comcast Houston) Bill Brown or Alan Ashby/ Ashby or Geoff Blum

10 PM- Los Angeles Dodgers [SS] at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (FS Prime Ticket, MLB Network TD Friday at 2 AM) Eric Collins, Steve Lyons

10 PM- Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants (MLB Network TD at 11 PM)

Friday, March 29
2 PM- New York Yankees at Washington Nationals (MLB Network)
(MASN) Bob Carpenter, F. P. Santangelo
(YESMichael Kay, Bob Lorenz, or Ken Singleton; Singleton, David Cone, John Flaherty, Al Leiter, or Paul O'Neill

7 PM- Toronto Bluejays at Philadelphia Phillies (Comcast Network) Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler, Gary Matthews
(SNETBuck Martinez; Pat Tabler, Rance Mulliniks, Darrin Fletcher, Gregg Zaun, or Alan Ashby

8 PM- San Diego Padres at Texas Rangers (TXA-21 [Metroplex], FSSW [rest of Rangers broadcast area]) Steve Busby, Tom Grieve
(FS San Diego) Dick Enberg, Mark Grant
(MLB Network TD at Midnight

8 PM- Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee Brewers (FS WisconsinBrian Anderson, Bill Schroeder

9:30 PM- Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (FS Arizona) Bob Brenly, Steve Berthiaume

10 PM- Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants (MLB Network, Comcast Bay Area) Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper

10 PM- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Los Angeles Dodgers (KCAL) Vin Scully, Steve Lyons
(MLB Network TD Friday at 2 AM

Saturday, March 30
1 PM- Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies (SNETBuck Martinez; Pat Tabler, Rance Mulliniks, Darrin Fletcher, Gregg Zaun, or Alan Ashby

1:30 PM- Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox (MLB Network, NESN+Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy

2 PM- New York Yankees at Army Black Knights (YES) Michael Kay, Bob Lorenz, or Ken Singleton; Singleton, David Cone, John Flaherty, Al Leiter, or Paul O'Neill

2 PM- San Diego Padres at Texas Rangers (TXA-21 [Metroplex], FSSW [rest of Rangers broadcast area]) Steve Busby, Tom Grieve
(FS San Diego) Dick Enberg, Mark Grant
(MLB Network TD at Midnight

3 PM- Seattle Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies (ROOT Rocky Mountain) Drew Goodman, Jeff Huson, Jenny Cavnar
(ROOT Northwest) Rick Rizzs or Aaron Goldsmith, Dave Sims or Mike Blowers
(MLB Network TD at 8 PM

4 PM- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics (MLB Network)
(Comcast California) Glen Kuiper, Ray Fosse
(NBC Bay AreaJon Miller, Mike Krukow

9 PM- Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (FS West) Victor Rojas, Mark Gubicza
(MLB Network TD Sunday at 3 AM) 

Friday, March 22, 2013

March Madness 2013: WBI Quarterfinals Streaming Schedule

With only a 16-team field, the Quarterfinals of the CBI are already upon us. Here is this weekends quarterfinal broadcasts from Eye on Sky and Air Sports- an Atomic Reach March Madness community.

Saturday, March 23
2 PM- McNeese State at Elon (Elon Phoenix Athletics on UStream)

7 PM- Fairfield at Penn (Penn Sports Network)

Sunday, March 24
2 PM- College of Charleston at Detroit

4 PM- South Dakota at Lamar

Audio of the South Dakota at Lamar game is being streamed online with the Lamar Portal.

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here. This will likely be the home teams radio broadcast. However the CiT allows teams local TV broadcaster to pick up games up until the championship is shown. If this does occur, you will see the TV station and the announcers listed above.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

March Madness 2013: WNIT 2nd Round Schedule w/ TV & Streaming info

I realize that 4 games still take place tonight, but the rest of the 2nd round WNIT schedule has been announced. The action kicks off on Saturday, and once again at least 1 game will be on national & international TV as BYUtv will carry the 2nd round San Diego State at BYU game. Here's what we know so far.

The winners of Friday's games will play on Monday night. Which site will host what game could be up for debate. Once the games are announced, they will be added to the schedule page here.

Saturday, March 23
2 PM- Youngstown State at Toledo (RocketVision) Jim Heller

2 PM- Boston U at Fordham (Fordham All Access) Mike Watts

4 PM- San Diego State at BYU (BYUtv) Dave McCann, Kristen Kozlowski, Robbie Bullough

5 PM- Duquesne at Bowling Green (BCSN) Greg Franke, Casey McDowell

7 PM- Harvard at Drexel (Drexel on Stretch) Ari Bluestein

Sunday, March 24
2 PM- NC State at James Madison (MadiZone) David Taylor, Mike Schikman

2 PM- Davidson at Charlotte (Charlotte49ers.TV) Josh Feldman

2 PM- Northern Iowa at Ball State 

3 PM- Western Kentucky at Auburn (Auburn All Access) Andy Burcham, Stephanie Follett

3 PM- Tulane at Arkansas (RazorVision) Andrew Reynolds, Robin Alpe Wright

4 PM- St. Mary's at Northern Colorado (Big Sky TV) Jason Alvine

Monday, March 25
7 PM- Florida at Winthrop (Big South Network) Mike Pacheco

8 PM- Eastern Illinois at Illinois (Illinois All Access) Dave Loane, Mike Koon

8 PM- Illinois State at Kansas State (K-StateHD.TV) Brian Smoller, Kristin Waller

9 PM- San Diego at Utah (Pac-12 Digital) No announcers- local scoreboard broadcast

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Thanks go to each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Madness 2013: CiT Tournament 2nd Round Schedule w/ Streaming info

The 2nd round CiT matchups have been announced. With most of the favorites having it advanced, it appears the remainder of the CiT games won't be televised, at least not until the national championship. If I learn something different, then I'll update it, but don't expect many changes to occur.

We here at Eye on Sky and Air Sports are one of the few sites that actually includes all the CiT games. What else would you expect from a site working to be the premier broadcast info site for the Atomic Reach March Madness campaign. All games will be shown online for free at watchcollegeinsider.com. The home teams radio team is what is used to broadcast the game unless a TV broadcast occurs. The local announcers calling the action are listed below.

Saturday, March 23
1:30 PM- Eastern Kentucky at Evansville- Lance Wilkerson, Scott Shreffler

5 PM- Rider at East Carolina- Tony Castricone, Si Seymour

7:05 PM- Canisius at Youngstown State- Robb Schmidt

8 PM- Tulane at Bradley- Dave Snell, Chad Kleine

8 PM- UIC at Northern Iowa- Gary Rima, Kevin Boyle

9 PM- Air Force at Weber State- Carl Arky, Dutch Belnap

Sunday, March 24
3 PM- Kent State at Loyola [MD]- Gary Lambrecht, Jim Chivers

Monday, March 25
8 PM- UC Irvine at Oral Roberts- Geoff Haxton, Brent Mackey (unless KGEB picks up the game)

From @CoxTV - Part of the Atomic Reach March Madness Campaign.
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March Madness 2013: CBI 2nd Round TV Schedule

The first round is completed, and the second round isn't nearly upon us. Nevertheless the second round schedule has already been announced. As with past years, every CBI Quarterfinal will take place on the same day- Monday, March 25. Only 2 of the 4 games will be televised. What is different though is they aren't switching to one region that hasn't been televised at all- Richmond at Wright State. Instead Houston and Wyoming pick up their second TV broadcasts.

Monday, March 25
7 PM- Houston at George Mason (AXS TV) Rich Cellini, Darrin Horn

7 PM- Santa Clara at Purdue (Big Ten Digital Network) Larry Clisby, Ralph Taylor

7 PM- Richmond at Wright State (Horizon League Network) Chris Collins, Bob Grote

9 PM- Western Michigan at Wyoming (AXS TV) Kenny Rice, Tom Walsh

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Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The real winners & losers of the new MWC/ ESPN TV deal

Most sports fans new that CBS Sports sold a secondary deal of conference games back to the MWC last year and said they could sale those games to any provider they chose too. Most people knew that deal included all the Boise State home games in order to keep Boise in the conference. Most people even suspected that ESPN was the lead contender for the new conference package. Today it all came to fruition.

"The Mountain West Conference announced it has reached agreement with ESPN to be a national television rights holder for Conference-controlled football and men's basketball games. The agreement, which begins with the 2013-14 season, was announced by Burke Magnus, ESPN senior vice president, college sports and Craig Thompson, MW Commissioner. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed."

So who are the winners and losers of this new deal? I'm sure we all have our opinions.

WINNERS:
1) Boise State
As part of the new deal, every Boise State home football game will be shown on the ESPN Networks through 2019. Let's be honest. Everyone has been keeping track of Boise, love them or hate them, since their victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. Boise was one of the original BCS busters, and they've had great success and are usually one of the most entertaining teams to watch in the nation offensively. To have a minimum of 6 games a year on ESPN, the network that built Boise State up as the king of the mid-tier FBS schools, is huge for the Broncos.

2) San Diego State
The new deal lets ESPN and CBS Sports Network rotate with the priority game every week. San Diego State has been the uprising danger since BYU, Utah, and TCU left. The deal is huge for the Aztecs in basketball more so than football. Since the deal doesn't call for a minimum number of appearances and a maximum number of appearances for any team, San Diego State could all of the sudden see 5 or 6 basketball games on ESPN instead of ROOT Sports or Time Warner Cable. I'd be so bold as to predict that a minimum of 2 San Diego State football games will make ESPN each year as well.

3) BYU
Say what? BYU isn't in the MWC. How would they come out as one of the winners here? Last time I checked, BYU is scheduled to play Boise State, Utah State, Nevada, and UNLV in upcoming seasons. BYU has a contract with ESPN. Would it be farfetched to think that ESPN uses some of their priority picks to get BYU road MWC games? Frankly the only team scheduled to play BYU from the MWC that this isn't a big winner for is UNLV. UNLV is consistently horrendous in football. Still, an additional 2 to 3 road games for BYU being on the ESPN Networks is a big win for BYU. It could easily make it where BYU has a minimum of 10 appearances on ESPN Networks a year.

LOSERS:
1) Hawaii
The Warriors don't get any money from the new deal. In fact all this does is make it where they may have to spend more money to cover road games for Oceanic each year. ESPN has had a history of picking up late night Hawaii games for ESPN2 & ESPNU. While the additional exposure on ESPN is good for the Warriors, having to spend extra money to cover road games could easily hurt Oceanic Time Warner even if it doesn't hurt the University themselves.

2) Wyoming
Yes, I'm going to put Wyoming on this list. The new contract doesn't give any team a minimum or maximum number of appearances on any network. Wyoming was the lone team to not have some sort of local TV carrier last year. While this may put 1 or 2 Wyoming games on national TV, it doesn't help them be resolved in terms of their schools carriage.

3) San Jose State
The Spartans are an upcoming young team, but in the space of 1 years time they'll have lost their coach, a minimum number of appearances on ESPN, and frankly could very well be at the back of the pack with UNLV in terms of football strength. No guaranteed appearances doesn't help a team that didn't have any carrier show their home games last year outside of ESPN Networks.

Could I be wrong about this? Of course I could. However this is just an opinion, and I invite all of you to share your thoughts as well.

You can read more about the new MWC/ ESPN TV deal at the MWC website  and at ESPN Media Zone.

March Madness 2013: NIT Tournament Round 2 TV Schedule

It's a quick turnaround for a few teams in the NIT. In case you don't follow the NIT often, the NIT 2nd Round is spread out over 5 days. In order to fit all the games on TV without clashing with their other contracts, ESPN has decided to place 1 game on Thursday, 2 games on Friday, 1 game on Saturday, 1 game on Sunday, and 3 games next Monday. While the games will be streamed live on Watch ESPN, ESPN3 only shows taped replays after the 1st round.
Thursday, March 21
7 PM- Denver at Maryland (ESPNU) Mike Patrick, LaPhonso Ellis

Friday, March 22
8 PM- Arizona State at Baylor (ESPN2) Dave Lamont, Stephen Howard

9 PM- Stony Brook at Iowa (ESPNU) Mike Couzens, Paul Biancardi

Saturday, March 23
Noon- Stanford at Alabama (ESPN) Rich Hollenberg, Miles Simon

Sunday, March 24
11 AM- St. John's at Virginia (ESPN) Mike Crispino, Dereck Whittenberg

Monday, March 25
7 PM- Robert Morris at Providence (ESPNEWS) TBD, Tim Welsh

9 PM- Mercer at BYU (ESPNEWS) Dave Pasch, Bill Walton

10 PM- Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss (ESPNU) Roy Philpott, Joe Dean Jr.

The most surprising announcing assignment to me is Bill Walsh is leaving the comfy confines of Pac-12 country and is headed to Utah. I could be wrong, but I think this may be the first time Bill Walsh has ever called a BYU game. It's only part of the Madness that Eye on Sky and Air Sports deals with for trying to keep up a site providing broadcaster information during March Madness. Yet it's something I don't plan on stopping. All I want to do is provide the best general information site you can use, and it's one of the reasons I feel Atomic Reach has asked me to be part of their March Madness campaign.

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Thanks go to ESPN Media Zone and each schools/ conferences individual media relations person for providing the broadcaster information that is posted here. Thanks go to Matt Sarz College Sports for providing the TV broadcast information.

Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.

March Madness 2013: Women's NCAA Tournament Rounds 1 & 2 TV information

The last of our tourneys to be published is the Women's NCAA Tournament. This isn't because I hate the women's NCAA Tourney. On the contrary. It is being published last solely because it is the last of the tourneys to start. When you have a limited amount of time to write up articles and edit preexisitng articles to update match-ups, then you have to focus on doing the tournaments that start the soonest first. With the women's NCAA Tourney not starting until Saturday, the major women's tournament ends up being done last.

All games Saturday- Monday will air on ESPN2. ESPN2 will air a mixture of games for most of the nation. However if you want to watch 1 game and not be rotated from site-to-site, all the games will be available on ESPN3. ESPN will also do some regional blocking for games. For example the state of Texas is guaranteed to see the Baylor, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M games on ESPN2. Those games will be blacked out on ESPN3 for the state of Texas.

On Tuesday the games could appear on ESPN2, ESPNU, or ESPNEWS. As ESPN confirms which game will air on which network, I will post it below. 

Now sit back and enjoy learning what time and which announcers you can expect for your favorite women's squad. It's all part of staying on top of the Madness with Eye on Sky and Air Sports, an Atomic Reach March Madness community site.

Saturday, March 23
(First Round)
Comcast Center- College Park, Maryland
TV Announcers: Marc Kestecher, LaChina Robinson
11 AM- Quinnipiac vs. Maryland

1:30 PM- Marist vs. Michigan State

St. John Arena- Columbus, Ohio
TV Announcers: Clay Matvick, Swin Cash
11 AM- Central Michigan vs. Oklahoma

1:30 PM- Stetson vs. UCLA

Thompson- Boiling Arena- Knoxville, Tennessee
TV Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Nell Fortner
11 AM- Creighton vs. Syracuse

1:30 PM- Oral Roberts vs. Tennessee

Gampel Pavilion- Storrs, Connecticut
TV Announcers: Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke
11 AM- St. Joseph's vs. Vanderbilt

1:30 PM- Idaho vs. Connnecticut

Coors Events Center- Boulder, Colorado
TV Announcers: Mark Jones, Fran Fraschilla
4 PM- South Dakota State vs. South Carolina

6:30 PM- Kansas vs. Colorado

Reed Arena- College Station, Texas
TV Announcers: Carter Blackburn, Maria Taylor
4 PM- Wichita State vs. Texas A&M

6:30 PM- Chattanooga vs. Nebraska

United Spirit Arena- Lubbock, Texas
TV Announcers: Cara Capuano, Stephan Bardo
4 PM- Fresno State vs. California

6:30 PM- South Florida vs. Texas Tech

McCarthey Athletic Center- Spokane, Washington
TV Announcers: Dave Flemming, Sean Farnham
4 PM- Gonzaga vs. Iowa State

6:30 PM- Montana vs. Georgia

Sunday, March 24
(First Round)
Bob Carpenter Center- Newark, Delaware
TV Announcers: Pam Ward, Rebecca Lobo
Noon- West Virginia vs. Delaware

2:30 PM- Albany vs. North Carolina

Cameron Indoor Stadium- Durham, North Carolina
TV Announcers: Joe Davis, Debbie Antonelli
Noon- Hampton vs. Duke

2:30 PM- DePaul vs. Oklahoma State

KFC Yum! Center- Louisville, Kentucky
TV Announcers: Melissa Lee, Brooke Weisbrod
Noon- Liberty vs. Purdue

2:30 PM- Middle Tennessee State vs. Louisville

Carnesecca Arena- Queens, New York
TV Announcers: Bob Picozzi, Rosalyn Gold- Onwude
Noon- Navy vs. Kentucky

2:30 PM- St. John's vs. Dayton

Pete Maravich Assembly Center- Baton Rogue, Louisiana
TV Announcers: Tom Hart, Krista Blunk
5 PM- Cal Poly vs. Penn State

7:30 PM- Green Bay vs. LSU

Carver- Hawkeye Arena- Iowa City, Iowa
TV Announcers: Holly Rowe, Brenda VanLengen
5 PM- UT Martin vs. Notre Dame

7:30 PM- Iowa vs. Miami [FL]

Maples Pavilion- Stanford, California
TV Announcers: Dave Pasch, Mary Murphy
5 PM- Tulsa vs. Stanford

7:30 PM- Villanova vs. Michigan

Ferrell Center- Waco, Texas
TV Announcers: Beth Mowins, Stephanie White
5 PM- Princeton vs. Florida State

7:30 PM- Prairie View A&M vs. Baylor

Monday, March 25
(Second Round)
Comcast Center- College Park, Maryland
TV Announcers: Marc Kestecher, LaChina Robinson
7:20 PM-Michigan State vs. Maryland

St. John Arena- Columbus, Ohio
TV Announcers: Clay Matvick, Swin Cash
7:15 PM-Oklahoma vs. UCLA

Thompson- Boiling Arena- Knoxville, Tennessee
TV Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Nell Fortner
7:10 PM- Creighton at Tennessee

Gampel Pavilion- Storrs, Connecticut
TV Announcers: Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke
7:05 PM-Vanderbilt at Connecticut

Coors Events Center- Boulder, Colorado
TV Announcers: Mark Jones, Fran Fraschilla
9:35 PM-South Carolina vs. Kansas

Reed Arena- College Station, Texas
TV Announcers: Carter Blackburn, Maria Taylor
9:40 PM- Nebraska at Texas A&M

United Spirit Arena- Lubbock, Texas
TV Announcers: Cara Capuano, Stephan Bardo
9:45 PM- USF vs. California

McCarthey Athletic Center- Spokane, Washington
TV Announcers: Dave Flemming, Sean Farnham
9:50 PM-Iowa State vs. Georgia

Tuesday, March 26
(Second Round)
Bob Carpenter Center- Newark, Delaware
TV Announcers: Pam Ward, Rebecca Lobo
7:05 PM- North Carolina at Delaware on ESPN2

Cameron Indoor Stadium- Durham, North Carolina
TV Announcers: Joe Davis, Debbie Antonelli
7:10 PM- Oklahoma State at Duke on ESPNU

KFC Yum! Center- Louisville, Kentucky
TV Announcers: Melissa Lee, Brooke Weisbrod
7:10 PM- Purdue at Louisville on ESPNEWS

Carnesecca Arena- Queens, New York
TV Announcers: Bob Picozzi, Rosalyn Gold- Onwude
7:15 PM- Dayton vs. Kentucky on ESPN2

Pete Maravich Assembly Center- Baton Rogue, Louisiana
TV Announcers: Tom Hart, Krista Blunk
9:45 PM- Penn State at LSU on ESPN2

Carver- Hawkeye Arena- Iowa City, Iowa
TV Announcers: Holly Rowe, Brenda VanLengen
9:30 PM- Notre Dame at Iowa on ESPNU

Maples Pavilion- Stanford, California
TV Announcers: Dave Pasch, Mary Murphy
9:50 PM- Michigan at Stanford on ESPN2

Ferrell Center- Waco, Texas
TV Announcers: Beth Mowins, Stephanie White
9:35 PM- Florida State at Baylor on ESPN2

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Be sure to visit Fang's Bites for great TV viewing picks and sports information. Also be sure to visit Awful Announcing for some of the best, and worst, sports stories and blunders going on today. You can catch the college football guide found here at both locations and you can catch the weekend basketball announcing assignments at Fang's Bites.