CBS College Basketball Preview And 2008-2009 Schedule

Thursday, October 23, 2008


So I hit you with the ESPN/ABC NBA preview earlier today, and if you were paying close attention you probably noticed that Greg Anthony is no longer with ESPN. The Basketball analyst has jumped ship over to CBS, and will be replacing Clark Kellogg on the studio team. Kellogg, who recently moved to Billy Packer's empty analyst position after his departure from the network, will of course be paired with Jim Nantz for the 2008-2009 College Basketball Season. That will then make your studio team consist of Greg Gumbel, Seth Davis and Anthony.

The network will tip-off coverage with Memphis at Georgetown on December 13th, and will also carry action from five Conference Championships (MVC, Big Ten, SEC, Pac-10 and Conference USA). Other important dates to mark on your calendar are as follows:

March 15, 2009- NCAA Tournament Selection Show
Thursday, March 19, 2009- First-round Tournament action begins
Saturday, April 4- The Final Four
Monday, April 6, 2009- ThChampionship Game

Here's your entire game schedule for '08-'09 on CBS....

Sat., Dec. 13

Memphis at Georgetown (2pm)
Indiana at Kentucky (4pm)

Sat., Dec. 20

Duke - Xavier (2pm, From New Jersey)*
Michigan State-Texas (2pm, From Houston)*
Connecticut at Gonzaga (4pm)*
Purdue - Davidson (4pm, From Indy)*

Sat., Dec. 27

West Virginia at Ohio State (4pm)

Sat., Jan. 3

North Carolina at Florida (4pm)

Sun., Jan. 4

Kentucky at Louisville (4:30pm)

Sat., Jan. 10

Kansas at Michigan State (1pm)

Sun., Jan. 11

Wisconsin at Purdue (1:30pm)

Sat., Jan. 17

Georgetown at Duke (1:30pm)
Arizona State at UCLA (3:45pm)

Sat., Jan. 24

Memphis at Tennessee (3:30pm)

Sun., Jan. 25

Florida at Vandy (1:30pm)
Michigan State at Ohio State (3:45)

Sat., Jan. 31

Michigan at Purdue (1pm)*
Washington State at Arizona (1pm)*

Sat., Feb. 7

Notre Dame at UCLA (1pm)*
Ole Miss at Vandy (1pm)*

Sun., Feb. 8

Purdue at Illinois (1pm)

Sat., Feb. 14

UCLA at Arizona (1pm)*
Kentucky at Arkansas (1pm)*

Sun., Feb. 15

Illinois at Indiana (1pm)

Sat., Feb. 21

Tennessee at Kentucky (1pm)*
Army at Navy (1pm)*

Sun., Feb. 22

Indiana at Purdue (1pm)*
Wisconsin at Michigan State (1pm)*
Illinois at Ohio State (1pm)*
Villanova at Syracuse (1pm)*

Sat., Feb. 28

Georgia Tech at North Carolina (Noon)
Notre Dame at Connecticut (2pm)
LSU at Kentucky (4pm)

*- Regional Coverage

12 Comments:

Jan 3 is NC State not UNC

Anonymous said...
Oct 23, 2008, 4:48:00 PM  

Can't wait to hear what new phrases Kellogg made up for this season (tenacious wingspanability?).

GMoney said...
Oct 23, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

Yeah, anon is correct. UNC plays BC on the 4th in NC.

Anonymous said...
Oct 23, 2008, 6:23:00 PM  

Sat., Jan. 31 Michigan at Purdue (1pm)*

Why?

Oct 23, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

Sat., Jan. 31
Washington State at Arizona (1pm)*

Why?

Anonymous said...
Oct 23, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

So CBS is only covering the first game of a double header on December 20th? Texas plays Michigan State at the Toyota Center in Houston that afternoon and 30 minutes after that game Texas A&M plays LSU.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2008, 12:21:00 AM  

A 10 am local start for UCLA-ND on Feb 7?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2008, 12:25:00 AM  

Maybe cause Purdue is a Top-10 preseason team?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2008, 12:46:00 AM  

@Anon 12:46: It's more of a statement against Michigan (this coming from a Wolverine fan) more so than against the Boilermakers (who has 4 other CBS games). I would've said the same thing against the repeated showcase games for St. John's in past years.

Oct 24, 2008, 1:08:00 AM  

I think you missed the last week of games including Marquette-Louisville on Mar. 1 at Noon.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2008, 5:54:00 AM  

NCAA Basketball on CBS. It's fantastic!

Brad James said...
Oct 24, 2008, 1:33:00 PM  

Your missing the game that always ends CBS's coverage in odd years, a little game called Duke @
Carolina - 4p

msdukie said...
Oct 24, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

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