As anyone who loves podcasts knows Streaming is about more than watching TV. terrestrial radio stations and streaming audio are a major player in the streaming game and this time of year the games that catch the attention of the public at large are played on basketball courts. The Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournaments tip off next week and one of the easiest ways to listen to it will be through SiriusXM.
SiriusXM will offer listeners nationwide extensive coverage of NCAA® March Madness® – a favorite time of year for sports fans – carrying play-by-play of the entire 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, as well as expanded play-by-play coverage of this year’s NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. In addition to tournament game broadcasts, listeners will also get the most in-depth expert analysis leading up to and throughout the tournament on SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 college sports talk channels.
From the First Four® on March 15-16 through the Final Four® and National Championship game on April 2 and 4 SiriusXM will air every game – from the tip to the final buzzer – of the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
SiriusXM will air NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship games, this year carrying more live play-by-play than ever before, from the Sweet 16 games through the Women’s Final Four® and championship game.
All Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournament game broadcasts are provided to SiriusXM by Westwood One, the official network radio partner of the NCAA.
Tournament match-ups and SiriusXM channel assignments will be available at siriusxm.com/sports starting Monday, March 14.
On Selection Sunday®, March 13, SiriusXM listeners will get up-to-the-moment coverage as tournament teams and first round match-ups are announced. On Mad Dog Sports Radio (SiriusXM channel 82), Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Steve Torre will host special Selection Sunday coverage live from 5:00 to 9:00 pm ET. ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM (channel 84) will air Selection Sunday specials from 5:00 to 11:00 pm ET. At 5:00 pm ET, Fran Fraschilla and Jon Crispin will host coverage of the men’s bracket reveal, then Nicole Auerbach and Krista Blunk will take over as the women’s bracket is announced at 8:00 pm ET. The official NCAA Tournament Selection Show produced by Westwood One will air on CBS Sports Radio (SiriusXM channel 158) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm ET and will cover the reveal of both the men’s and women’s tournament brackets. The shows will feature interviews with special guests, including team coaches as well as NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee Chair Tom Burnett and NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee Chair Nina King.