XM Satellite Radio will air more than 1,000 college basketball games this season
Satellite Radio will air more than 1,000 college basketball games from all six
power conferences during the 2007-2008 season, starting November 6 when
Kentucky hosts Central Arkansas at Rupp Arena in
Lexington. The game will
air nationwide on XM channel 199 at 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT.
official satellite radio network of the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10,
and SEC, XM will air college basketball games on a suite of 17 sports
play-by-play channels. A weekly schedule of college basketball games on XM is
available online at http://www.xmradio.com/collegesports.
XM is the
satellite radio home for 16 of the top 25 teams in the pre-season ESPN/USA
Today college basketball poll, including top-ranked
. In March, XM will be the
exclusive satellite radio network for the conference basketball tournaments for
each of the six power conferences.
can hear college basketball games from all over the country on XM Radio,”
said Kevin Straley, XM senior vice president of news, talk, and sports programming. “Team radio announcers are heard nationwide on XM. You can
follow your team wherever you are.”
sports are a big part of XM’s appeal,” Straley said. “The games are
especially important to displaced fans, who live far away from their favorite
teams, but can hear them on XM.”
addition to the games, XM is home to “Basketball and Beyond with Coach
K,” the weekly radio show hosted by Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
The show airs Wednesdays at 9:00 am ET exclusively on the sports talk radio
channel XM Sports Nation (XM Channel 144), with encore presentations at various
times through the week. Coach K and sportscaster Dave Sims talk college
basketball and discuss the coach’s personal perspective on principles for life
on and off the court.