Sirius XM Radio will broadcast every game of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, offering subscribers nationwide uninterrupted access to play-by-play of every match-up through the Final Four and National Championship game in New Orleans on March 31 and April 2.
All tournament games will be available to SiriusXM listeners in their entirety, with no blackouts. Tournament match-ups and Sirius and XM channel assignments will be available at www.siriusxm.com/collegesports starting Monday, March 12.
On Selection Sunday, March 11, SiriusXM will offer an evening of selection show specials that will give listeners live updates as tournament teams and match-ups are announced. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Steve Torre will host live from 5:00 to 9:00 pm ET on channel 86. Then from 9:00 pm to midnight ET, listeners can tune into continued coverage on SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel 91. The shows will feature interviews with special guests, including team coaches and selection committee chair Jeff Hathaway, and give fans a place to call in and share their reactions and opinions as the field is revealed.
Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, will continue to host his weekly talk show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, throughout the tournament. Listeners can hear the show Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ET on Mad Dog Radio with replays on SiriusXM College Sports Nation.
Fans can also follow everything happening throughout the tournament on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, SiriusXM’s all-college sports channel. Listeners will hear live play-by-play of tournament games plus daily talk and analysis from a roster of hosts that includes former Villanova University and University of Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas, former University of Vermont coach Tom Brennan, 1992 UPI Player of the Year Jimmy Jackson, and college basketball experts Mark Packer, Jeff Goodman, Jon Rothstein, Jason Horowitz and Chris Childers.
SiriusXM College Sports Nation hosts will be in New Orleans broadcasting live from Friday, March 30, through Tuesday, April 3, delivering fans all the latest news and talk from the Final Four.
SiriusXM will also offer coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, providing listeners from coast to coast with full coverage of every regional final, the Women’s Final Four and championship game.