Networks to show 475 college basketball games
ABC Sports, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN360's 2005-06 men's college basketball schedule will feature more than 475 games, including ESPNU's 144 games in the 24-hour college sports network's first full season of coverage.
This year's lineup will set a record for total coverage by the media outlets. Last year, the networks televised a previous high of 340 games.
|ESPN, ESPN2 Day-by-day lineup|
ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to offer top games throughout the season, including every Saturday and in regular weekday time slots beginning January 9, highlighted by (conference assignments can vary):
ESPNU will offer the first nine nationally televised games of the season beginning with a doubleheader of the 2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (both from Syracuse, N.Y.) Tuesday, Nov. 8: Cornell vs. St. Francis at 6 p.m. ET and Bethune-Cookman vs. Syracuse at 8 p.m.
|College GameDay/Saturday Primetime|
ESPN's College GameDay and Saturday Primetime Presented by Cisco Systems will return for a second season beginning Jan. 21. The Saturday game-of-the-week will be aired at 9 p.m. generally on ESPN (with two telecasts on ESPN2) and feature top conference showdowns for seven consecutive weeks leading into the networks' extensive Championship Week coverage. College GameDay -- ESPN's college basketball show providing highlights, analysis and features -- will originate live from the site of each Saturday Primetime game. The program will feature three one-hour shows each Saturday: 11 a.m., 8 p.m. and midnight. The schedule: