Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Add the Final Four to ESPN's ever growing practice of having a ridiculous amount of people covering a game they aren't even airing. The network will air College Gameday from San Antonio on both Saturday and Monday, and they seem to be getting everyone involved....
ESPN will televise two editions of College GameDay: a one-hour episode Saturday, April 5 at noon previewing the National Semifinal matchups and a 90-minute Championship preview Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Both programs will originate from the SportsCenter at the Final Four set and feature Rece Davis and analysts Knight, Phelps, Vitale, Bilas, Hubert Davis, Lavin and Gottlieb.I didn't think they made desks that big. I mean the one for Football's College Gameday is pieced together every weekend and that only sits three. Anyway, that's not all the coverage you'll be getting from the "Leader". Here's the rest....
* ESPN: Daily on-site SportsCenter reports Friday, April 4 to Monday, April 7; two episodes of College GameDay, including a 90-minute pre-Championship show at 7:30 p.m. ET; and analysis between National Semifinal games and halftime of the Championship.(Via ESPN)
* ESPNEWS: Daily segments from on-site reporters and coverage of news conferences.
* ESPN Radio: On-site shows Friday, Saturday and Monday as well as Final Four news, analysis and interviews.
* ESPN International: Live telecasts of all three Final Four matchups to 158 countries and territories.
* ESPNU: In-depth analysis and on-site reports during SportsCenterU, coverage of press conferences and two blocks of programming featuring replays of regular-season games involving teams in the Championship game.
* ESPN.com: Commentary and analysis, live chats, SportsNation polls, and on-site coverage from ESPN.com reporters.
* ESPN Classic: An eight-hour marathon of memorable NCAA Tournament semifinal games Saturday, April 5.
* ESPN Mobile TV: News, columns, video analysis and features from ESPN.com columnists.