2011-12 Men’s College Basketball Schedule Sets Record, More than 1,450 Games across Multiple Platforms
First Year of New Deal with ACC, Inaugural Champions Classic, Fourth Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Nov. 15, Record 1,100 Games on ESPN3, Special Events, Franchise Programming & More
ESPN’s record-breaking 2011-12 men’s college basketball schedule will include with more than 1,450 regular-season and Championship Week games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ABC, ESPN Regional Television (ERT), ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN FULL COURT. The schedule surpasses last year’s previous high of approximately 1,200 matchups.
In addition, the second year of the ESPN Buzzer Beater network will offer live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college basketball games Saturdays from noon ET to 11 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. beginning January 7. ESPN Buzzer Beater is currently available to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV customers.
Viewers can also watch live ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater game action online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets through the WatchESPN app. The service – available to video subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV – gives fans the ability to watch ESPN’s live networks, no matter where they are.
ESPNU will tip off the season Monday, Nov. 7, with a doubleheader from the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer: William & Mary at St. John’s at 7 p.m. followed by Valparaiso at Arizona at 9 p.m. It will mark the seventh consecutive year ESPNU has presented the first nationally televised games of the season. The action will conclude with ESPN’s 27th consecutive season of Championship Week wall-to-wall conference tournament coverage March 1-11.