SiriusXM will offer comprehensive coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, offering subscribers nationwide uninterrupted access to live play-by-play of every game. Starting with the First Four games on March 18 and 19, through the Final Four and national championship game in Dallas on April 5 and 7. All tournament games will be available to SiriusXM listeners in their entirety, with no blackouts,on Sirius channels 91, 85, 86, 92, 93, and 94 and XM channels 91, 86, 190, 191, 192 and 193. Tournament match-ups and SiriusXM channel assignments will be available at www.siriusxm.com/collegesports starting Monday.
On Selection Sunday SiriusXM will provide up-to-the-moment coverage as tournament teams and first round match-ups are announced. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Steve Torre will host live from 5:00 to 9:00 pm ET on Mad Dog Sports Radio (channel 86). Then from 9:00 pm to midnight ET, listeners can tune into continued live coverage hosted by former University of Vermont coach Tom Brennan and Mark Packer onSiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 91). The shows will feature interviews with special guests, including team coaches and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee chair Ron Wellman, and will give fans a place to call in and share their reactions and opinions as the field is revealed.
Throughout the tournament SiriusXM College Sports Nation will continue to be the fans’ source for daily news and tournament talk. SiriusXM’s all-college sports channel showcases a stellar lineup of expert hosts and analysts including former coaches Bobby Cremins, Tom Brennan, Steve Lappas and Bruce Pearl, National Championship-winning guards Mateen Cleaves, and Miles Simon, both of whom were named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, and college basketball experts Tim Brando, Mark Packer, Chris Childers and Jason Horowitz.
Legendary Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski will continue to host his weekly SiriusXM show throughout the tournament. Basketball and Beyond with Coach K will air Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation. Throughout Final Four weekend – April 3 through 8 – SiriusXM College Sports Nation will broadcast live from Dallas to deliver fans the latest news, one-on-one interviews and in-depth college basketball talk before and after a new national champion is crowned.