I’m going to group two releases from two different networks to save space and to use the jump break which I haven’t used in a while.
First, we have an announcement from Big Ten Network which discusses college basketball programming which will be seen on Sunday nights. Not actual games, but a look into the history of the Big Ten as well as reality programming too.
Big Ten Network Unveils Sunday Night Basketball LineupNew episodes of ‘Journey,’ ‘Beyond,’ ‘Icons,’ highlight programming scheduleCHICAGO – The Big Ten Network’s full Sunday night lineup debuts Jan. 9, with brand new episodes of The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2011, Big Ten Basketball and Beyond and Big Ten Icons, immediately after the network’s weekly Sunday basketball telecast. Big Ten Icons returns with the debut of Icon No. 9, Purdue’s Rick Mount.“Sunday night on the Big Ten Network offers fans an all-encompassing look at Big Ten Basketball, and there’s something for everyone,” Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman said. “The Journey takes fans on an emotional ride for 10 weeks and captures the season’s highs and lows from the perspective of the coaches and players. Big Ten Basketball and Beyond, with its broader perspective, examines how the Big Ten fits into the national picture. And Big Ten Icons continues to look back at the greatest players to ever participate in the conference’s 100-year history.”The Big Ten Network’s first original series and its highest rated last year, The Journey franchise returns for a fourth consecutive season at 9 PM ET, following the Indiana at Northwestern men’s basketball telecast. The popular, documentary-style program takes viewers deep inside Big Ten basketball programs, spending consecutive days with different Big Ten teams on a rotating basis during the 10-week march toward the Big Ten Tournament. The program was named the 2010 co-winner of the best sports show/series by CableFAX magazine, along with ESPN’s 30 for 30. New in 2011, fans of the show are invited to experience the Journey on Twitter (@BTNJourney) to get daily updates and bonus content from show producers and editors.At 9:30 PM ET, lead studio host Dave Revsine hosts Big Ten Basketball and Beyond along with two-time Big Ten Player of the Year and former Buckeye All-American Jim Jackson and The Sporting News’ national columnist Mike DeCourcy. The trio will review the week’s top headlines, preview the week’s top games and look at how the national storylines might affect the Big Ten.Big Ten Icons, hosted by Hall of Fame sportscaster Keith Jackson, continues its countdown to number one. The 20-episode series is coming down the home stretch, with Icons nine through one still to be profiled. Sunday’s profile of former Purdue shooting star and All-American Rick Mount is at 10 PM ET.Beginning Jan. 16, the three shows settle into their regular time periods, with the Journey at 8 PM ET, Beyond at 8:30 and Big Ten Icons at 9 PM ET.With 111 men’s basketball games, including 64 conference matchups, the Big Ten Network will air more Big Ten basketball games than any other network this season. In addition to the Sunday night lineup, the Big Ten Network will have men’s basketball telecasts on Tuesdays, Super Wednesday doubleheaders, Thursdays and Saturdays. The network also will feature women’s basketball doubleheaders on Thursdays, and additional women’s basketball game telecasts on Sundays.
CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK RETURNS “COURTSIDE WITH SETH DAVIS” AND “INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL” TO PROGRAMMING LINE-UP ON JANUARY 5Jon Rothstein joins CBS College Sports Network’s College Basketball Studio TeamCBS College Sports Network returns weekly primetime college basketball studio shows COURTSIDE WITH SETH DAVIS and INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL this season, complimenting its extensive roster of live college basketball game coverage. The shows tip-off this Wednesday, January 5 (7:00 PM and 12:00 AM, ET respectively), and will bracket the Network’s weekly Wednesday night college basketball doubleheader throughout the season.“These two studio shows provide an authoritative look at the college basketball landscape and anchor our live Wednesday night game coverage, serving as an all-encompassing destination for college basketball fans,” said David Berson, Executive Vice President, CBS Sports and President, CBS College Sports Network.Hosted by college basketball insider Seth Davis, COURTSIDE WITH SETH DAVIS is a one-hour, fast-paced program focusing on the latest developments, the most intriguing storylines and the inside scoop from the world of college basketball. Throughout the season, the show will feature a variety of high-profile guests from the college basketball community, including coaches, players, writers and broadcasters. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo joins Davis for the season debut this Wednesday.INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL is a one-hour roundtable show providing fans in-depth highlights and analysis of Wednesday night’s action. Throughout the season the show will profile coaches and players from the nation’s elite teams. This week’s profile is on UCF head coach Donnie Jones who has his Knights undefeated and ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in school history. Host Adam Zucker is joined by former Miami (Ohio) star and NBA All-Star Wally Szczerbiak and college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, who joins the Network this season. The show will also feature a rotating guest analyst each week.“Seth is entrenched in the college basketball community and leverages his wide network to interview compelling guests and tackle the topics fans care about,” said Berson. “We’re pleased to bring back Wally and Adam, and add Jon, whose institutional college basketball knowledge will be a great fit with the show and pair well with Wally’s basketball acumen.”Tim Weinkauf will produce both COURTSIDE WITH SETH DAVIS and INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL. Tyler Hale is Senior Coordinating Producer, Studio Production.
That’s going to do it.