ESPN's Midnight Madness Flipping Between Nine Different Schools

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Thank goodness I have ESPNU now. The last three years, I haven't been able to watch any of the March Madness....umm, madness....on the channel, but that will all change this year. On Friday, October 16th, ESPNU will air it's annual Midnight Madness romp from 9pm to 1am (simulcast on ESPN from 11:30 to Midnight), and will feature a record nine teams. Lowell Galindo will be hosting, Andy Katz and Adrian Branch will be your analysts on set, and a slew of reporters will be chipping in from the nine schools. Here's your list....

Connecticut (Gampel Pavilion)- Doug Gottlieb
Duke (Cameron Indoor Stadium)- Jay Williams
Georgetown (McDonough Arena)- Lou Canellis and Bill Raftery
Kansas (Allen Field House)- Dave Armstrong and Fran Fraschilla
Kentucky (Rupp Arena)- Dave LaMont and Jimmy Dykes
Michigan State (Breslin Center)- Stephen Bardo
North Carolina (Dean Smith Center)- Rob Stone and Hubert Davis
North Dakota State (Bison Sports Arena)- Jim Barbar
Washington (Bank of America Arena)- Steve Physioc and Steve Lavin


Any reason why they chose to cover NDSU??? That selection seems a bit odd.

GMoney said...
Oct 8, 2009, 10:58:00 AM  

Love it!

The Bison made the tournament in their first year of eligability last year - and brought 18,000+ fans to the Metrodome for the opening round game against Kansas... that would probably be why...

that and they were probably looking for a mid-major with a compelling story - there is one in Fargo - where the hoops team returned home to begin sandbagging to save the city from a flood.

Unknown said...
Oct 8, 2009, 12:19:00 PM  

But isn't Ben Woodside gone? They will probably be mediocre this season.

GMoney said...
Oct 8, 2009, 4:05:00 PM  

eh, it's harmless and nice to see them put a small school in the limelight along with the traditional powers

Anonymous said...
Oct 9, 2009, 11:43:00 AM  

NDSU is a great story. They beat my team, Marquette, a few years ago at the Bradley Center. But, how did they bring 18,000 plus fans to the Metrodome when the announced attendance was 15,794?

Kyle Dlabay said...
Oct 9, 2009, 3:39:00 PM  

@kyle d

i stand corrected... it was in 07 where they rolled 20k+ in to the dome for a football game vs. U of MN

Unknown said...
Oct 9, 2009, 8:12:00 PM  

Sweet, they're covering Washington this year. I'll have to tune in.

Lord Benne said...
Oct 12, 2009, 12:47:00 PM  

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