Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's College Hoops Media Day on ESPNU

From ESPN - 

‘College Basketball Media Days’ on ESPNU Tips Off with the ACC on October 19

For the second straight year ESPNU will host ACC Basketball Media Day from its Charlotte, N.C. studios as part of the 24-hour college sports network’s extensive NCAA men’s basketball media days coverage that will include the ACC, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Big 12, PAC-12 and SEC. College Basketball Media Days begins with the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at noon ET with four hours of live coverage and features of coaches and players previewing the upcoming season. Wednesday’s special will also include live coverage from BIG EAST media day.

College Basketball Media Days continues on ESPNU from 1 - 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, with more from the ACC, BIG EAST and Big 12, and then on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 1 - 4 p.m., with the Big Ten, PAC-12 and SEC.

2011 ACC Basketball Media Day Highlights:
§  ESPNU Host Dari Nowkhah and college basketball analysts Dino Gaudio and Adrian Branch will all be in-studio along with contributions from Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis, Jimmy Dykes and Jay Williams.
§  All 12 ACC head coaches will be in-studio. In addition to interviews and previews, each coach also will appear in one of two half-hour shows, The Experts: ACC Coaches Roundtable, hosted by Bilas and airing at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
§  ACC players anticipated on ESPNU campus:
o    Patrick Heckmann and Dennis Clifford, Boston College
o    Andre Young and Tanner Smith, Clemson
o    Jason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, Duke
o    Bernard James and Michael Snaer, Florida State
o    Mfon Udofia and Glen Rice Jr., Georgia Tech
o    Sean Mosley and Berend Weijs, Maryland
o    Durand Scott and Malcolm Grant, Miami (FL)
o    John Henson and Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
o    Lorenzo Brown and Scott Wood, North Carolina State
o    Mike Scott and Sammy Zeglinski , Virginia
o    Erick Green and Dorenzo Hudson,  Virginia Tech
o    C.J. Harris and Travis McKie, Wake Forest
§  Special features include a full basketball court to showcase each player’s signature move and trick shots. Plus, Teammate Trivia with ESPNU Road Trip host ‘Drubner’.

College Basketball Media Days Schedule:
Time (ET)
Conferences (Commentators)
Wed, Oct. 19
12 - 4 p.m.
ACC (Adrian Branch, Jay Bilas, Dino Gaudio, Andy Katz and Jay Williams)
BIG EAST (Doris Burke and Fran Fraschilla)
Thur, Oct. 20
1 - 4 p.m.
Big 12 (Sean Farnham)
BIG EAST (Doris Burke and Fran Fraschilla)
Thur, Oct. 27
1 - 4 p.m.
Big Ten (Stephen Bardo and Dan Dakich)
SEC (Jimmy Dykes)

The 2011 season marks the beginning of ESPN’s new 12-year agreement for exclusive rights to every ACC basketball conference game.  ACC action on ESPN continues this year with Super Tuesday, Wednesday Night Hoops, Thursday Night Showcase and Saturdays, along with the addition of ACC Sunday Night Basketball on ESPNU.

ESPNU will air more than 300 men’s and women’s basketball games combined, including action from more than 25 NCAA Division I conferences, in the 2011-12 season.

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