March Madness on Sirius XM

Sirius XM Radio said today it will broadcast every game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, better known as March Madness, on Sirius and XM.

Subscription satellite radio subscribers will be able to hear the play-by-play of every match-up from the First Four on March 15 and 16th through to the Final Four and National Championship game in Houston on April 2nd and 4th.

All tournament games will be available to both Sirius and XM listeners in their entirety, with no blackouts, on Sirius channels 91, 122, 125, 126 and 127 and XM channels 143, 241, 242, 243 and 244. SiriusXM’s Steve Torre will anchor the coverage on these channels, providing up-to-the-minute scores and highlights during game breaks and directing listeners to other games around the dial.

Tournament match-ups and Sirius and XM channel assignments will be available at www.siriusxm.com/collegesports starting Monday, March 14.

Ahead of the tournament, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Steve Torre will host the Tournament Selection Show on Sunday March 13th at 5:00pm on Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 144. The show will provide listeners with live updates as tournament teams and match-ups are announced.

During the tournament, Sirius and XM listeners can also tune in to several sports talk shows offering tournament coverage.

Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the defending National Champion Duke Blue Devils, will continue to host his weekly talk show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, throughout the tournament. The show is broadcast Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT on Mad Dog Radio, Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 144. Additionally, Coach K will join Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo on Russo’s show, Mad Dog Unleashed (airing weekdays, 2:00-7:00 pm ET), at various times during the tournament for updates.

Basketball fans can also find out what’s happening on College Sports Nation (Sirius channel 122 and XM channel 143), SiriusXM’s all-college sports channel which will broadcast live play by play of tournament games plus daily talk and analysis from a roster of hosts that includes former University of Vermont head coach Tom Brennan, former Ohio State star and 1992 UPI Player of the Year Jimmy Jackson, former Georgia Tech star Kenny Anderson, and veteran college basketball voice Mark Packer.

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