SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Broadcast Every Game of The 2007 NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship
Uninterrupted Broadcast Lineup Will Allow SIRIUS Listeners to Hear Every Second of Every Tournament Game
NEW YORK, March 13, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the leading provider of sports radio programming, broadcasting the play-by-play of more than 350 pro and college teams, will be the exclusive satellite radio provider of every game of the 2007 NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
For the third straight year, SIRIUS will be the only radio broadcaster to air every game of the NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship in its entirety, providing uninterrupted play-by-play from every match-up. This year's tournament begins with the Opening Round game on March 13 from Dayton, Ohio and concludes with the national championship game on April 2 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, the site of the 2007 Men's Final Four(R). SIRIUS will present all games with no blackouts and at no extra charge to subscribers.
Games will air on SIRIUS channels 119, 122, 125 and 126. SIRIUS host Steve Torre will anchor SIRIUS' coverage on these channels, providing up-to- the-minute scores and highlights during game breaks and directing listeners to other games around the dial.
Full tournament brackets, with match-ups and SIRIUS channel assignments, can be viewed at www.sirius.com.
In addition to the complete, uninterrupted game broadcasts from each tournament site, SIRIUS will carry Westwood One Radio's coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, anchored by Tommy Tighe with cut-ins to live game action, on SIRIUS Sports Action, channel 123, throughout the tournament.
SIRIUS airs more NCAA sports than any other radio outlet, providing play- by-play from more than 150 college teams around the nation from conferences including the Pac 10, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Atlantic 10, Big West, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, Southern, Sun Belt, West Coast, Western Athletic, Colonial Athletic Association, Horizon League, Ivy League and Patriot League.
SIRIUS is also the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Alabama, Army, Auburn, Baylor, Colorado, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Navy, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.
2007 NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship Channel Opening Round Game Tue 3/13 7:30 PM #16a Florida A&M vs. #16b Niagara 123 First Round Thu 3/15 12:20 PM #4 Maryland vs. #13 Davidson 125 Thu 3/15 12:25 PM #7 Boston College vs. #10 Texas Tech 126 Thu 3/15 12:40 PM #6 Louisville vs. #11 Stanford 119 Thu 3/15 2:40 PM #5 Butler vs. #12 Old Dominion 125 Thu 3/15 2:40 PM #3 Washington St. vs. #14 Oral Roberts 122 Thu 3/15 2:45 PM #2 Georgetown vs. #15 Belmont 126 Thu 3/15 3:00 PM #3 Texas A&M vs. #14 Penn 119 Thu 3/15 4:55 PM #6 Vanderbilt vs. #11 George Washington 122 Thu 3/15 7:10 PM #6 Duke vs. #11 VCU 125 Thu 3/15 7:10 PM #1 Ohio State vs. #16 C. Connecticut St. 119 Thu 3/15 7:20 PM #8 Marquette vs. #9 Michigan St. 126 Thu 3/15 7:25 PM #2 UCLA vs. #15 Weber St. 122 Thu 3/15 9:30 PM #3 Pittsburgh vs. #14 Wright St. 125 Thu 3/15 9:30 PM #8 BYU vs. #9 Xavier 119 Thu 3/15 9:40 PM #1 North Carolina vs. #16 E. Kentucky 126 Thu 3/15 9:45 PM #7 Indiana vs. #10 Gonzaga 122 Fri 3/16 12:15 PM #4 Virginia vs. #13 Albany 122 Fri 3/16 12:25 PM #7 UNLV vs. #10 Georgia Tech 126 Fri 3/16 12:30 PM #2 Memphis vs. #15 North Texas 119 Fri 3/16 2:35 PM #6 Notre Dame vs. #11 Winthrop 125 Fri 3/16 2:45 PM #5 Tennessee vs. #12 Long Beach 122 Fri 3/16 2:50 PM #7 Nevada vs. #10 Creighton 119 Fri 3/16 2:50 PM #2 Wisconsin vs. #15 Texas A&M CC 126 Fri 3/16 4:55 PM #3 Oregon vs. #14 Miami of Ohio 125 Fri 3/16 7:10 PM #1 Kansas vs. #16 FL A&M-Niagara winner 126 Fri 3/16 7:10 PM #5 Virginia Tech vs. #12 Illinois 122 Fri 3/16 7:20 PM #8 Arizona vs. #9 Purdue 119 Fri 3/16 7:25 PM #4 Texas vs. #13 New Mexico St. 125 Fri 3/16 9:30 PM #8 Kentucky vs. #9 Villanova 126 Fri 3/16 9:30 PM #4 S. Illinois vs. #13 Holy Cross 122 Fri 3/16 9:40 PM #1 Florida vs. #16 Jackson St. 119 Fri 3/16 9:45 PM #5 USC vs. #12 Arkansas 125
SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR, NBA and NHL, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL, NBA and NHL, as well as live NASCAR races. SIRIUS also carries live English Premier League Soccer, Champions League Soccer, Arena Football League, Canadian Football League, and National Lacrosse League games, plus live coverage of Wimbledon and a variety of other sports coverage.
SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR, NBA and NHL, and broadcasts live play-by- play games of the NFL, NBA and NHL, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is a CD-quality, Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 75 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.
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SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercury, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.
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About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 380,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 49,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA Championships in Division I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions- AT&T/Cingular, Coca-Cola and Pontiac-and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners-DiGiorno, Enterprise, The Hartford, Lowe's and State Farm.
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