A little late in posting this (that said, who really watches the (stupidly-named) first round anyway?), but here are all the details you need for the 2014 edition of March Madness on TSN, TSN2 and RDS.
TSN platforms deliver exclusive, live, and complete coverage of NCAA March Madness, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TSN’s exclusive coverage showcases the numerous top Canadian players competing in NCAA March Madness, including Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis, Melvin Ejim, Kevin Pangos, and more.
TSN platforms give Canadians access to every single game from the tournament, with all rounds available on TSN and TSN2 (see complete broadcast schedule below). New this year, TSN subscribers can live stream the network’s NCAA March Madness coverage on their smartphones, tablets, and computers at no additional charge through TSN GO.
TSN GO will deliver live coverage from all four First Round games as well bonus live streams from all four venues during the Second Round – giving subscribers live streaming access to every game in its entirety.
From March 20-21, TSN platforms combine to deliver every game from the Second Round for TSN subscribers:
TSN’s coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on March 20 and at 12 noon ET on March 21
TSN2’s coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET on both days
TSN GO offers TSN subscribers bonus online coverage, with live streams of all four venues delivering all 32 Second Round games in their entirety. Coverage begins at 12 noon ET on both days.
From March 22 to April 5, fans can follow all the action from the Third Round to the Final Four on TSN, TSN2, and TSN GO. The madness culminates with the championship game on Monday, April 7 at 9 p.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO.
French-language coverage of the tournament is available on RDS from the Second Round to the championship game.
New this year, Gurdeep Ahluwalia hosts TSN’s NCAA March Madness coverage from the TSN Studio alongside analysts Jack Armstrong, Sam Mitchell, and Leo Rautins. The original studio show features pre- and post-game analysis of the day’s action and live look-ins to various games.
Canada’s most-watched sports news and information show covers all angles of the tournament with daily features and reports from NCAA March Madness starting today. Reporters on location for the opening weekend of the tournament include Jermain Franklin in St. Louis to follow Andrew Wiggins of Vaughan, Ont., and Matthew Scianitti in Buffalo to follow Tyler Ennis of Brampton, Ont. As well, SPORTSCENTRE features breaking news, daily highlights, technical breakdowns, bracket updates, and more, all-tournament long.
TSN Original Features
TSN showcases some of the top Canadian players competing in NCAA March Madness with TSN Original features on:
Thornhill, Ont.’s Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), a projected top pick in this year’s NBA Draft
Toronto’s Melvin Ejim (Iowa State), who was just named the Big 12 Conference player of the year
Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), who hails from Brampton, Ont. and is considered the most clutch freshman in NCAA basketball
Kevin Pangos (Gonzaga) of Newmarket, Ont., who led the Bulldogs to another West Coast Conference title
These TSN Original features air throughout the tournament, and will also be available on demand on TSN.ca and TSN GO.
Live coverage of NCAA March Madness will be available throughout the tournament on TSN Radio stations across the country: TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa,TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, and TEAM 1040 in Vancouver. Fans can tune in for select live game action and expert analysis from the Second Round through to the championship game (please visit each station’s dedicated website for broadcast details).
TSN, TSN2, and TSN GO’s broadcast schedule for the 2014 NCAA March Madness is as follows. TSN GO also delivers full live streaming of TSN and TSN2 programming to TSN subscribers.
Thursday, March 20 11 a.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN2)*
Thursday, March 20 4:30 pm – 6:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
Friday, March 21 11 a.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN2)*
Friday, March 21 12 noon – 6:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
Friday, March 21 9:30 p.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN)
Saturday, March 22 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Saturday, March 22 7 p.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN)
Saturday, March 22 7:30 p.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN2)
Sunday, March 23 12 noon – 12 midnight ET (TSN2)
Thursday, March 27 6 p.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN2)*
Thursday, March 27 9:30 p.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN)
Friday, March 28 6 p.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN2)*
Friday, March 28 7 p.m. – 12 midnight ET (TSN)
Saturday, March 29 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (TSN)*
Sunday, March 30 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET (TSN)*
Saturday, April 5 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (TSN)**
Monday, April 7 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
*includes preview show
** includes preview show on TSN2
Schedule is subject to change