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|Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:14 am Post subject: XM to Air All 6 Men's College Basketball Tournaments
|XM Satellite Radio to Air Men's College Basketball Tournaments for All Six
WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio will air
the men's college basketball tournaments for the six major conferences
starting March 12 for listeners nationwide.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO )
XM is the official satellite radio network for the ACC, Big East, Big Ten,
Big 12, Pac-10, and SEC. This year marks the first time that XM has carried
all six tournaments.
The Big East and Pac-10 tournaments will air nationwide on XM from March 12
to 15. The ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, and SEC tourneys will air on XM March
13-16. The tournaments can be heard live on ten XM college sports
play-by-play channels. A channel guide for tournament week is available
online at http://www.xmradio.com/collegesports.
XM, the nation's leading satellite radio company, is heard by more than 9
million subscribers across the U.S.
"Wherever you live, XM is the place to hear the college basketball
tournaments for all six power conferences," said Kevin Straley, XM senior
vice president of news, sports, and talk programming. "You get more than 60
games in five days. You can turn on XM, listen to a game at Madison Square
Garden, then turn the dial to the Staples Center. Then you can switch over
to the Georgia Dome, check in on Conseco Fieldhouse, go to the Sprint Center,
and wind up at Bobcats Arena."
The number-one seeds in the conference tournaments are North Carolina (ACC),
Tennessee (SEC), UCLA (Pac-10), Texas (Big 12), Wisconsin (Big Ten), and
Georgetown (Big East).
In addition to the live play-by-play coverage of the tournaments on XM, the
XM Sports Nation channel (XM 144) will air talk radio shows from tournament
cities. XM Sports Nation host T.J. Rives and analyst Mark Wise will
broadcast from SEC FanFare in Atlanta. Scott Jackson will be in Charlotte to
report on the ACC tourney. In Los Angeles, Earl Forcey and Dan Redmond will
be on hand for the Pac-10. Ari Bykofsky will report on the Big East from New
York City, and Kevin Blackistone will be in Kansas City for the Big 12.
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