Time Warner Cable SportsNet plans extensive Lakers coverage

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will have extensive coverage of the Los Angeles Lakers in the postseason, starting Sunday with pre and post-game coverage of Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs.

In addition, Time Warner Cable SportsNet will televise Games 2 through 7 of the playoff series against the Spurs. Sunday’s Game 1 can be seen on ABC at 12:30 p.m.

Here’s the live Game schedule on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, followed by the official release with all of the Lakers’ programming details:

Game                    Date                                      Time                     Pre-game  at

Game 2                Wed., April 24                   6:30 p.m.             5:00 p.m.

Game 3                Fri., April 26                      7:30 p.m.             6:00 p.m.

Game 4                Sun. April 28                      4:00 p.m.             3:00 p.m.

Game 5*              Tues., April 30                  TBD                       TBD

Game 6*              Thurs., May 2                    TBD                       TBD

Game 7*              Sat., May 4                          TBD                       TBD

 

 

TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSNET TO PROVIDE EXTENSIVE LAKERS PLAYOFF COVERAGE led by the on-air talent lakers fans have watched all season long, INCLUDING LIVE GAMES, pre- and post-game analysis and new original shows

Stu Lantz and Bill Macdonald will call all Lakers playoff games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet

 

“#LakeShow” and “Access SportsNet: Lakers” pre- and post-game shows will air for all Lakers playoff games; a new episode of “Connected With…Mike D’Antoni” premieres tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. PT

 

EL SEGUNDO, CA (April 18, 2013) – Time Warner Cable SportsNet will provide extensive Lakers playoff coverage throughout the team’s playoff run, led by the familiar on-air talent that Lakers fans have watched all season long. The broadcast team of color commentator Stu Lantz and play-by-play announcer Bill Macdonald will call all Lakers playoff games airing on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and sideline reporter Mike Trudell, reporter John Ireland and analysts James Worthy, Robert Horry, Kurt Rambis, Chris McGee, Dave Miller and Andy Adler will continue to provide expert analysis on the network.

 

Live studio shows “#LakeShow” and “Access SportsNet: Lakers” will air for every Lakers playoff game, with expanded coverage, commentary and analysis surrounding each contest. On non-game nights, “Access SportsNet” will provide insights and updates about the Lakers and the rest of the NBA. Live pre-game coverage of Game 1 on Sunday, April 21 will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Worthy, McGee, Miller and Adler in studio.

 

A new episode of “Connected With…Mike D’Antoni” will premiere tomorrow, Friday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. PT. Chris McGee sat down with the Lakers Head Coach in the Time Warner Cable SportsNet studio to discuss joining the Lakers, making the playoffs, working with players like Kobe Bryant and more.

 

The popular behind-the-scenes series “Backstage: Lakers” will continue throughout the Lakers’ playoff run, with episode 30 premiering on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:00 p.m. PT following Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s coverage of Game 2. The new episode will go inside last night’s Lakers win over the Rockets, giving fans an exclusive look into the locker room before and after the game, and will follow the team as it prepares for Game 1 on Sunday.

 

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will also debut the new series “Through the Lens” on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 p.m. The new half-hour show will give Lakers fans a look at the team’s storied history through the eyes and camera lens of long-time Lakers team photographer Andy Bernstein, who has been with the team since 1982 and is responsible for photographing some of the Lakers’ and NBA’s most iconic moments.  Additional episodes of “Through the Lens” will premiere this summer. In the first episode, Bernstein tells the stories behind his 10 favorite Lakers still photos.

 

Korean Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) will continue for all Lakers playoff games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, with commentary by Paul Lee, Young-don Lee, Seung Chan Lim, Sang Yeol Moon and Ji-Seoung You.

 

A full schedule of Lakers First Round Playoff games airing on Time Warner Cable SportsNet:

 

Game                    Date                                      Time                     Live pre-game coverage starting at

Game 2                Wed., April 24                   6:30 p.m.             5:00 p.m.

Game 3                Fri., April 26                      7:30 p.m.             6:00 p.m.

Game 4                Sun. April 28                      4:00 p.m.             3:00 p.m.

Game 5*              Tues., April 30                  TBD                       TBD

Game 6*              Thurs., May 2                    TBD                       TBD

Game 7*              Sat., May 4                          TBD                       TBD

 

All times listed are PT.

* – If necessary

All dates and times subject to change.

Clippers open playoffs Saturday; Lakers play Sunday

Here are the NBA playoff schedules for the first-round matchups (all times Pacific):

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(1) Oklahoma City vs. (8) Houston

Game 1 – Sun April 21, Houston at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Game 2 – Wed April 24, Houston at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m., TNT

Game 3 – Sat April 27, Oklahoma City at Houston, 6:30 p.m., ESPN/R

Game 4 – Mon April 29, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TBD

Game 5 * Wed May 1, Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD

Game 6 * Fri May 3, Oklahoma City at Houston, TBD, TBD

Game 7 * Sun May 5, Houston at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD

(2) SAN ANTONIO vs. (7) L.A. LAKERS

Game 1 – Sun April 21, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 12:30 p.m., ABC/R

Game 2 – Wed April 24, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3 – Fri April 26, San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 4 – Sun April 28, San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 4 p.m., TNT

Game 5 * Tue April 30, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBD, TBD

Game 6 * Thu May 2, San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TBD

Game 7 * Sat May 4, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBD, TNT

(3) DENVER VS. (6) GOLDEN STATE 

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Golden State at Denver, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2 – Tue April 23, Golden State at Denver, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3 – Fri April 26, Denver at Golden State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

Game 4 – Sun April 28, Denver at Golden State, 6:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5 * Tue April 30, Golden State at Denver, TBD, TBD

Game 6 * Thu May 2, Denver at Golden State, TBD, TBD

Game 7 * Sat May 4, Golden State at Denver, TBD, TNT

(4) L.A. CLIPPERS VS. (5) MEMPHIS

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2 – Mon April 22, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3 – Thu April 25, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 6:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4 – Sat April 27, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 1:30 p.m., TNT

Game 5 * Tue April 30, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD

Game 6 * Fri May 3, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD, TBD

Game 7 * Sun May 5, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD, TBD

___________________________________________________

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(1) MIAMI vs. (8) MILWAUKEE 

Game 1 – Sun April 21, Milwaukee at Miami, 4 p.m., TNT

Game 2 – Tue April 23, Milwaukee at Miami, 4:30 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3 – Thu April 25, Miami at Milwaukee, 4 p.m., TNT

Game 4 – Sun April 28, Miami at Milwaukee, 12:30 p.m., ABC

Game 5 * Tue April 30, Milwaukee at Miami, TBD, TBD

Game 6 * Thu May 2, Miami at Milwaukee, TBD, TBD

Game 7 * Sat May 4, Milwaukee at Miami, TBD, TNT

(2) NEW YORK vs. (7) BOSTON

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Boston at New York, 12 p.m., ABC/R

Game 2 – Tue April 23, Boston at New York, 5 p.m., TNT

Game 3 – Fri April 26, New York at Boston, 5 p.m., ESPN

Game 4 - Sun April 28, New York at Boston, 10 a.m., ABC/R

Game 5 * Wed May 1, Boston at New York, TBD, TBD

Game 6 * Fri May 3, New York at Boston, TBD, TBD

Game 7 * Sun May 5, Boston at New York, TBD, TBD

(3) INDIANA vs. (6) ATLANTA

Game 1 – Sun April 21, Atlanta at Indiana, 10 a.m., TNT

Game 2 – Wed April 24, Atlanta at Indiana, 4:30 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3 – Sat April 27, Indiana at Atlanta, 4 p.m., ESPN

Game 4 – Mon April 29, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD

Game 5 * Wed May 1, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TBD

Game 6 * Fri May 3, Indiana at Atlanta, TBD, TBD

Game 7 * Sun May 5, Atlanta at Indiana, TBD, TBD

(4) BROOKLYN vs. (5) CHICAGO

Game 1 – Sat April 20, Chicago at Brooklyn, 5 p.m., ESPN

Game 2 – Mon April 22, Chicago at Brooklyn, 5 p.m., TNT

Game 3 – Thu April 25, Brooklyn at Chicago, 5:30 p.m., NBA TV

Game 4 - Sat April 27, Brooklyn at Chicago, 11 a.m., TNT

Game 5 * Mon April 29, Chicago at Brooklyn, TBD, TBD

Game 6 * Thu May 2, Brooklyn at Chicago, TBD, TBD

Game 7 * Sat May 4, Chicago at Brooklyn, TBD, TNT

* if necessary

 

MLB’s Extra Innings free preview begins Monday

Major League Baseball’s Extra Innings package that offers up to 80 out-of-market baseball games per week will offer a free preview beginning Monday.

The preview, offered by Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Verizon FiOS, runs through Sunday, April 7.

MLB Extra Innings will showcase approximately 80 games during the first week. The full package delivers over 2,000 out-of-market baseball game telecasts during the regular season.

The early bird offer for digital customers is $189 (4 installments of $47.25), a $10 savings off of the full-season price if ordered by April 7.  The package will then be available for $199.

Time Warner Cable Desert Cities customers will receive up to 24 games in HD for the first time this season.

On the Time Warner Cable system, Extra Innings is available on channels 938-951 with the HD channels being 936 and 937.

FOX Sports West to air 150 Los Angeles Angels games

FOX Sports West will televise approximately 150 Los Angeles Angels baseball games during the 2013 season.

Regular season coverage begins on Opening Day, at 12:30 p.m. Monday from Cincinnati with a half-hour “Angels Live” pre-game show.

Victor Rojas enters his fourth season calling play-by-play for the Angels alongside Mark Gubicza, who enters his sixth season offering color commentary.

In addition, “Angels Live” pre- and post-game shows return, surrounding every home and road Angels telecast this season on FOX Sports West. The half-hour program will feature Michael Eaves as host, while Jose Mota and Tim Salmon offer analysis and Jaime Maggio delivers player interviews and reports.

Complementing live game telecasts, “Angels Weekly” returns with exclusive content and insider access surrounding the Angels organization. Hosted by Alex Curry, a new half-hour program will air every Friday throughout the regular season, immediately following “Angels Live” post-game coverage.

To preview the upcoming season, Curry hosts “Angels Weekly: Season Preview” which debuts this Thursday at 6 p.m. on Prime Ticket, followed by encore presentation at 10:30 p.m. The hour-long program will offer an inside look at spring training, one-on-one interviews with Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto, and analysis from Rojas and Gubicza.

Here’s the complete broadcast schedule:

April

Monday, April 1 @Cincinnati 1:10 PM FS-W
Wednesday, April 3 @Cincinnati 4:10 PM FS-W
Thursday, April 4 @Cincinnati 9:35 AM FS-W, MLBN
Friday, April 5 @Texas 11:05 AM FS-W
Saturday, April 6 @Texas 1:05 PM FOX
Sunday, April 7 @Texas 5:05 PM ESPN2
Tuesday, April 9 vs. Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W ESPN Radio
Wednesday, April 10 vs. Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, April 11 vs. Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, April 12 vs. Houston 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, April 13 vs. Houston 6:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, April 14 vs. Houston 12:35 PM FS-W
Monday, April 15 @Minnesota 5:10 PM FS-W
Tuesday, April 16 @Minnesota 5:10 PM FS-W
Wednesday, April 17 @Minnesota 5:10 PM FS-W
Friday, April 19 vs. Detroit 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, April 20 vs. Detroit 12:05 PM FOX
Sunday, April 21 vs. Detroit 12:35 PM FS-W
Monday, April 22 vs. Texas 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, April 23 vs. Texas 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, April 24 vs. Texas 7:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, April 25 @Seattle 7:10 PM FS-W
Friday, April 26 @Seattle 7:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, April 27 @Seattle 6:10 PM FS-W
Sunday, April 28 @Seattle 1:10 PM FS-W
Monday, April 29 @Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, April 30 @Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W

May

Wednesday, May 1 @Oakland 12:35 PM FS-W
Thursday, May 2 vs. Baltimore 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, May 3 vs. Baltimore 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, May 4 vs. Baltimore 1:05 PM FOX
Sunday, May 5 vs. Baltimore 12:35 PM FS-W
Tuesday, May 7 @Houston 5:10 PM FS-W
Wednesday, May 8 @Houston 5:10 PM FS-W
Thursday, May 9 @Houston 5:10 PM FS-W
Friday, May 10 @Chi White Sox 5:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, May 11 @Chi White Sox 4:10 PM FS-W
Sunday, May 12 @Chi White Sox 5:05 PM ESPN
Monday, May 13 vs. Kansas City 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, May 14 vs. Kansas City 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, May 15 vs. Kansas City 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, May 17 vs. Chi White Sox 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, May 18 vs. Chi White Sox 1:05 PM FOX
Sunday, May 19 vs. Chi White Sox 12:35 PM FS-W
Tuesday, May 21 vs. Seattle 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, May 22 vs. Seattle 4:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, May 23 @Kansas City 5:10 PM FS-W
Friday, May 24 @Kansas City 5:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, May 25 @Kansas City 11:10 AM FS-W
Sunday, May 26 @Kansas City 11:10 AM FS-W
Monday, May 27 @LA Dodgers 5:10 PM FS-W
Tuesday, May 28 @LA Dodgers 7:10 PM FS-W
Wednesday, May 29 vs. LA Dodgers 7:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, May 30 vs. LA Dodgers 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, May 31 vs. Houston 7:05 PM FS-W

June

Saturday, June 1 vs. Houston 7:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, June 2 vs. Houston 12:35 PM FS-W
Monday, June 3 vs. Houston 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, June 4 vs. Chi Cubs 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, June 5 vs. Chi Cubs 4:05 PM FS-W
Friday, June 7 @Boston 4:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, June 8 @Boston 4:15 PM FOX
Sunday, June 9 @Boston 10:35 AM FS-W
Monday, June 10 @Baltimore 4:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, June 11 @Baltimore 4:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, June 12 @Baltimore 9:35 AM FS-W
Friday, June 14 vs. NY Yankees 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, June 15 vs. NY Yankees 4:15 PM FOX
Monday, June 17 vs. Seattle 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, June 18 vs. Seattle 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, June 19 vs. Seattle 7:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, June 20 vs. Seattle 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, June 21 vs. Pittsburgh 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, June 22 vs. Pittsburgh 7:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, June 23 vs. Pittsburgh 12:35 PM FS-W
Tuesday, June 25 @Detroit 4:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, June 26 @Detroit 4:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, June 27 @Detroit 10:05 AM FS-W
Friday, June 28 @Houston 5:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, June 29 @Houston 1:10 PM FS-W
Sunday, June 30 @Houston 11:10 AM FS-W

July

Tuesday, July 2 vs. St. Louis 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, July 3 vs. St. Louis 7:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, July 4 vs. St. Louis 6:05 PM FS-W
Friday, July 5 vs. Boston 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, July 6 vs. Boston 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, July 9 @Chi Cubs 5:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, July 10 @Chi Cubs 5:05 PM FS-W
Friday, July 12 @Seattle 7:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, July 13 @Seattle 7:10 PM FS-W
Sunday, July 14 @Seattle 1:10 PM FS-W
Friday, July 19 vs. Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, July 20 vs. Oakland 6:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, July 21 vs. Oakland 12:35 PM FS-W
Monday, July 22 vs. Minnesota 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, July 23 vs. Minnesota 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, July 24 vs. Minnesota 12:35 PM FS-W
Thursday, July 25 @Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, July 26 @Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, July 27 @Oakland 12:05 PM FOX
Sunday, July 28 @Oakland 1:05 PM FS-W
Monday, July 29 @Texas 5:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, July 30 @Texas 5:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, July 31 @Texas 5:05 PM FS-W

August

Thursday, August 1 vs. Toronto 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, August 2 vs. Toronto 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, August 3 vs. Toronto 6:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, August 4 vs. Toronto 12:35 PM FS-W
Monday, August 5 vs. Texas 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, August 6 vs. Texas 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, August 7 vs. Texas 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, August 9 @Cleveland 4:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, August 10 @Cleveland 4:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, August 11 @Cleveland 10:05 AM FS-W
Monday, August 12 @NY Yankees 4:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, August 13 @NY Yankees 4:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, August 14 @NY Yankees 4:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, August 15 @NY Yankees 10:05 AM FS-W
Friday, August 16 vs. Houston 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, August 17 vs. Houston 6:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, August 18 vs. Houston 12:35 PM FS-W
Monday, August 19 vs. Cleveland 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, August 20 vs. Cleveland 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, August 21 vs. Cleveland 4:05 PM FS-W
Friday, August 23 @Seattle 7:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, August 24 @Seattle 6:10 PM FS-W
Sunday, August 25 @Seattle 1:10 PM FS-W
Tuesday, August 27 @Tampa Bay 4:10 PM FS-W
Wednesday, August 28 @Tampa Bay 4:10 PM FS-W
Thursday, August 29 @Tampa Bay 10:10 AM FS-W
Friday, August 30 @Milwaukee 5:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, August 31 @Milwaukee 4:10 PM FS-W

September

Sunday, September 1 @Milwaukee 11:10 AM FS-W
Monday, September 2 vs. Tampa Bay 6:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, September 3 vs. Tampa Bay 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, September 4 vs. Tampa Bay 7:05 PM FS-W
Thursday, September 5 vs. Tampa Bay 7:05 PM FS-W
Friday, September 6 vs. Texas 7:05 PM FS-W
Saturday, September 7 vs. Texas 6:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, September 10 @Toronto 4:07 PM FS-W
Wednesday, September 11 @Toronto 4:07 PM FS-W
Thursday, September 12 @Toronto 4:07 PM FS-W
Friday, September 13 @Houston 5:10 PM FS-W
Saturday, September 14 @Houston 4:10 PM FS-W
Sunday, September 15 @Houston 11:10 AM FS-W
Monday, September 16 @Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, September 17 @Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, September 18 @Oakland 12:35 PM FS-W
Friday, September 20 vs. Seattle 7:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, September 22 vs. Seattle 12:35 PM FS-W
Monday, September 23 vs. Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Tuesday, September 24 vs. Oakland 7:05 PM FS-W
Wednesday, September 25 vs. Oakland 12:35 PM FS-W
Thursday, September 26 @Texas 5:05 PM FS-W
Friday, September 27 @Texas 5:05 PM FS-W
Sunday, September 29 @Texas 12:05 PM FS-W

 

 

 

 

 

NCAA Tournament game times released for Sweet 16

Here are the starting times for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 games Thursday and Friday:

THURSDAY

4:15 pm: Miami vs. Marquette (CBS)

4:47 pm: Arizona vs. Ohio State (TBS)

6:45 pm: Indiana vs. Syracuse (CBS)

7:17 pm: Wichita St. vs. LaSalle (TBS)

 FRIDAY

4:15 pm: Louisville vs. Oregon (CBS)

4:37 pm: Kansas vs. Michigan (TBS)

6:45 pm: Michigan State vs. Duke (CBS)

6:57 pm: Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast (TBS)

NCA Tournament game times set for Saturday, Sunday

CBS and Turner sports have announced the starting times for Saturday’s and Sunday’s  third-round games.

Here’s the schedule (with times in Pacific):

SATURDAY

9:15 a.m. CBS – VCU vs. Michigan

11:45 a.m. CBS: Memphis vs. Michigan State

2:15 CBS: Colorado State vs. Louisville

3:10 TNT: Harvard vs. Arizona

4:45 CBS: Butler vs. Marquette

4:10 TBS: Oregon vs. Saint Louis

5:40 TNT:  Wichita State vs. Gonzaga

6:40 TBS: California vs. Syracuse

SUNDAY

9:15 a.m. CBS: Iowa State vs. Ohio State

11:45 a.m. CBS: Indiana vs. Temple

2:15 pm CBS: Kansas vs. North Carolina

3:10 TNT: Minnesota vs. Florida

4:10 TBS: Florida Gulf Coast vs. San Diego State

4:40 truTV: La Salle vs. Mississippi

5:40 TNT: Illinois vs. Miami

6:40 TBS: Duke vs. Creighton

NCAA tournament game times released for Saturday

With Thursday’s first day of action in the books, CBS and Turner sports have announced the starting times for Saturday’s eight third-round games.

Here’s the schedule (with times in Pacific):

9:15 a.m. CBS – VCU vs. Michigan

11:45 a.m. CBS: Memphis vs. Michigan State

2:15 CBS: Colorado State vs. Louisville

3:10 TNT: Harvard vs. Arizona

4:45 CBS: Butler vs. Marquette

4:10 TBS: Oregon vs. Saint Louis

5:40 TNT:  Wichita State vs. Gonzaga

6:40 TBS: California vs. Syracuse

NCAA tournament game times announced

The first and second round game times for this week’s NCA men’s basketball tournament have been released. Here’s the official release from CBS and Turner Sports:

 

CBS SPORTS AND TURNER SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2013 NCAA® DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS OFF MARCH 19

Announce and Production Teams Assigned for NCAA First Four™ and Second Round Coverage

 

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tips off with first round coverage of the NCAA First Four™ on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 (6:00 PM, ET; both days) on truTV. Second-round game coverage begins Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 (12:00 Noon-12:00 AM, ET; both days), with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks: CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.  Additionally, on Thursday and Friday, truTV will televise a one-hour pregame show at 11:00 AM, ET.

Marv Albert and Steve Kerr will call the action, with Craig Sager courtside for the two First Four games on Tuesday. Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg, along with courtside reporter Tracy Wolfson, will handle the call for the First Four games on Wednesday.  Studio coverage for the First Four originates from Atlanta and features Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Steve Smith and Rex Chapman on Tuesday with Matt Winer, Seth Davis, Smith and Chapman providing analysis on Wednesday (6:00 PM, ET; both days).

Following are the tip times for the First Four games, as well as the announce and production team assignments for the second round games.  Tip times for the third round games on Saturday will be announced on Thursday after the conclusion of the day’s games. Sunday’s tip times will be released after the conclusion of play on Friday.  Fans can access a Channel Finder for every tournament game at www.ncaa.com/march-madness.

NCAA March Madness Live® will provide college basketball fans unparalleled multi-screen digital access to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship including live streaming of every game.  The digital suite of products will also feature video highlights, full game replays, real-time game alerts, live game scoring, real-time tournament brackets, personal channel lineup features, live stats, robust social media integration and more.

 

FIRST   ROUND GAMESTUESDAY,   MARCH 19

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//ReporterProducer/Director
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I N.C. A&T vs. Liberty Marv Albert/Steve Kerr// Craig Sager
Rodney Vaughn/Andy Goldberg
After conc. I truTV Dayton II Mid   Tennessee  vs. St. Mary’s Albert/Kerr//Sager 
Vaughn/Goldberg
FIRST   ROUND GAMES

WEDNESDAY,   MARCH 20

 

6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I LIU-Brooklyn   vs. James Madison Jim   Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson
Vaughn/Goldberg
After conc. I truTV Dayton II Boise St. vs. LaSalle Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson
Vaughn/Goldberg
SECOND   ROUND GAMES

THURSDAY   AFTERNOON, MARCH 21 (12:00 NOON-5:00 PM, ET)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//ReporterProducer/Director
12:15 p.m. CBS Auburn Hills I Valparaiso   vs. Michigan State Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Rachel Nichols
Bob Dekas/Suzanne Smith
12:40 p.m. truTV Lexington I Bucknell vs. Butler Ian   Eagle/Jim Spanarkel// Allie LaForce
Bob Mansbach/Chris Svendsen
1:40 p.m. TBS Salt Lake City I Wichita   St. vs. Pittsburgh Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jamie Maggio
Ken Mack/Jim Cornell
2:10 p.m. TNT San Jose I New   Mexico St. vs.Saint   Louis Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Marty Snider
Craig Silver/Renardo Lowe
After conc. I CBS Auburn Hills II Mid   Tennessee / St. Mary’s vs. Memphis Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols
Dekas/Smith
After conc. I truTV Lexington II Davidson vs. Marquette Eagle/Spanarkel//LaForce
Mansbach/Svendsen
After conc. I TBS Salt Lake City II Southern   U. vs. Gonzaga Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio
Mack/Cornell
After conc. I TNT San Jose II Oregon   vs. Oklahoma St. Anderson/Bonner//Snider
Silver/Lowe
SECOND   ROUND GAMES

THURSDAY   EVENING, MARCH 21 (6:30 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

(Announce   and Production teams same as day games)

 

6:50 p.m. TBS Lexington III N.C.   A&T/Liberty vs.Louisville Eagle/Spanarkel//LaForce
Mansbach/Svendsen
7:15 p.m. CBS Auburn Hills III South Dakota St. vs.Michigan Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols
Dekas/Smith
7:20 p.m. TNT Salt Lake City III Belmont vs. Arizona Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio
Mack/Cornell
7:27 p.m. truTV San Jose III California vs. UNLV Anderson/Bonner//Snider
Silver/Lowe
After conc. III TBS Lexington IV Missouri vs. Colorado St. Eagle/Spanarkel//LaForce
Mansbach/Svendsen
After conc. III CBS Auburn Hills IV Akron vs. VCU Lundquist/Raftery/Nichols
Dekas/Smith
After conc. III TNT Salt Lake City IV Harvard   vs. New Mexico Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio
Mack/Cornell
After conc. III truTV San Jose IV Montana vs. Syracuse Anderson/Bonner//Snider
Silver/Lowe
SECOND   ROUND GAMES

FRIDAY   AFTERNOON, MARCH 22 (12:00 NOON-5:00 PM, ET)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//ReporterProducer/Director
12:15 p.m. CBS Philadelphia I Albany vs. Duke Kevin   Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Lewis Johnson
Steve Scheer/Mike Arnold
12:40 p.m. truTV Kansas City I Ole   Miss vs. Wisconsin Albert/Kerr//Sager
Scott Cockerill/Lonnie Dale
1:40 p.m. TBS Dayton I Temple   vs. N.C. State Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson
Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman
2:10 p.m. TNT Austin I Pacific   vs. Miami Tim   Brando/Mike Gminski// Otis Livingston
Vic Frank/Mark Grant
After conc. I CBS Philadelphia II Cincinnati   vs. Creighton Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Johnson
Scheer/Arnold
After conc. I truTV Kansas City II Boise   St./LaSalle vs. Kansas State Albert/Kerr//Sager
Cockerill/Dale
After conc. I TBS Dayton II LIU   Brooklyn/James Madison vs. Indiana Nantz/Kellogg/Wolfson
Wolff/Fishman
After conc. I TNT Austin II Colorado vs. Illinois Brando/Gminski/Livingston
Frank/Grant
SECOND   ROUND GAMES

FRIDAY   EVENING, MARCH 22 (6:30 PM-12:00 AM, ET)

(Announce   and Production teams same as day games)

 

6:50 p.m. TBS Philadelphia III Florida   Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Johnson
Scheer/Arnold
7:15 p.m. CBS Dayton III Iona vs. Ohio State Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson
Wolff/Fishman
7:20 p.m. TNT Kansas City III Villanova   vs. North Carolina Albert/Kerr//Sager
Cockerill/Dale
7:27 p.m. truTV Austin III Northwestern   St. vs. Florida Brando/Gminski/Livingston
Frank/Grant
After conc. III TBS Philadelphia IV Oklahoma vs. San Diego State Harlan/Elmore/Miller//Johnson
Scheer/Arnold
After conc. III CBS Dayton IV Iowa St. vs. Notre Dame Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson
Wolff/Fishman
After conc. III TNT Kansas City IV Western   Kentucky vs.Kansas Albert/Kerr//Sager
Cockerill/Dale
After conc. III truTV Austin IV Minnesota   vs. UCLA Brando/Gminski/Livingston

NIT schedule, game times released

The NIT matchups and game times have been released for first-round games Tuesday and Wednesday. All times are Pacific.

FIRST ROUND

Tuesday, March 19

4:00: 7-Niagara at 2-Maryland, ESPN2

4:00: 5-St. John’s at 4-St. Joseph’s (Pa.), ESPNU

4:15: 5-Louisiana Tech at 4-Florida State

4:30: 1-Kentucky at 8-Robert Morris, ESPN (Rupp Arena not available)

6:00: 8-Northeastern at 1-Alabama, ESPN2

6:00: 8-Norfolk State at 1-Virginia, ESPNU

6:15: 6-Ohio U. at 3-Denver

6:30: 6-Washington at 3-Brigham Young, ESPN

8:00: 5-Stephen F. Austin at 4-Stanford, ESPN2

Wednesday, March 20

4:00: 6-Indiana State at 3-Iowa, ESPN2

4:15: 5-Charlotte at 4-Providence

4:15: 7-Stony Brook at 2-Massachusetts

5:00: 7-Mercer at 2-Tennessee, ESPNU

6:00: 7-Long Beach State at 2-Baylor, ESPN2

6:15: 8-Charleston Southern at 1-Southern Mississippi

7:00: 6-Detroit at 3-Arizona State, ESPNU

DirecTV could drop NFL Sunday Ticket after 2014

Could every game of the NFL season be available to cable TV subscribers in a couple of seasons?

Don’t be surprised if that’s the case after the 2014 NFL season.

Since 1994, DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket has been the only option to watching every out-of-market NFL regular-season game each Sunday.

DirecTV has paid dearly for the exclusive right to broadcast Sunday Ticket. The most recent agreement, which runs through the 2014 season, costs DirecTV $4 billion.

During an investors conference call Wednesday, DirecTV CFO Pat Doyle said that if the exclusivity price goes too high when the current deal expires, DirecTV might pursue a non-exclusive deal that would allow other companies to also carry Sunday Ticket or even drop the Sunday Ticket package entirely.

So the days when hoisting a satellite dish on the rooftop was the only way to watch every NFL game might come to an end after two more seasons.

So what happens if DirecTV’s exclusivity contract ends? Well, the NFL could offer the Sunday Ticket package to rival Dish Network and cable TV companies, providing millions of television-watching households with access to every NFL game from start to finish.