WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio will air the men's college basketball tournaments for the six major conferences starting March 12 for listeners nationwide.
XM is the official satellite radio network for the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10, and SEC. This year marks the first time that XM has carried all six tournaments.
The Big East and Pac-10 tournaments will air nationwide on XM from March 12 to 15. The ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, and SEC tourneys will air on XM March 13-16. The tournaments can be heard live on ten XM college sports play-by-play channels. A channel guide for tournament week is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/collegesports.
XM, the nation's leading satellite radio company, is heard by more than 9 million subscribers across the U.S.
"Wherever you live, XM is the place to hear the college basketball tournaments for all six power conferences," said Kevin Straley, XM senior vice president of news, sports, and talk programming. "You get more than 60 games in five days. You can turn on XM, listen to a game at Madison Square Garden, then turn the dial to the Staples Center. Then you can switch over to the Georgia Dome, check in on Conseco Fieldhouse, go to the Sprint Center, and wind up at Bobcats Arena."
The number-one seeds in the conference tournaments are North Carolina (ACC), Tennessee (SEC), UCLA (Pac-10), Texas (Big 12), Wisconsin (Big Ten), and Georgetown (Big East).
In addition to the live play-by-play coverage of the tournaments on XM, the XM Sports Nation channel (XM 144) will air talk radio shows from tournament cities. XM Sports Nation host T.J. Rives and analyst Mark Wise will broadcast from SEC FanFare in Atlanta. Scott Jackson will be in Charlotte to report on the ACC tourney. In Los Angeles, Earl Forcey and Dan Redmond will be on hand for the Pac-10. Ari Bykofsky will report on the Big East from New York City, and Kevin Blackistone will be in Kansas City for the Big 12.
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