NEW YORK, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will offer subscribers comprehensive coverage of this weekend's NCAA Final Four semifinals and the National Championship game with live broadcasts from Houston from Friday, April 1, through Monday, April 4.
SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 84) will air Westwood One's live broadcasts of the Men's Final Four semifinal games on Saturday night, the Women's Final Four semifinal games on Sunday night, the Men's National Championship game on Monday and the Women's National Championship game on Tuesday.
SiriusXM College Sports Nation will also showcase a daily lineup of shows that will feature analysis from current and former coaches and other special guests broadcasting live from the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.
Special guest hosts on the SiriusXM set this year will be Middle Tennessee State University coach Kermit Davis, whose 15th-seeded Blue Raiders scored a momentous upset of Michigan State University in the first round, Oregon State University coach Wayne Tinkle, new Oklahoma State University coach Brad Underwood, who led #14 seed Stephen. F. Austin State University to the second round in this tournament, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams, and graduating Stephen F. Austin forward Thomas Walkup, one of the tournament's breakout stars.
Listeners will also hear from SiriusXM's Bobby Cremins, a three-time ACC Coach of the Year, former Villanova University and University of Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas, former University of Vermont coach Tom Brennan and former Manhattan College, St. John's University and University of New Mexico coach Fran Fraschilla, plus John Feinstein, Mark Packer, Chris Childers and Chris Spatola.
Stephen A. Smith, host of The Stephen A. Smith Show on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio channel, will broadcast live from Houston on Friday and Monday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET.
On Sunday (11:00 am-1:00 pm ET) SiriusXM College Sports Nation will offer coverage of the Naismith Awards Banquet, featuring interviews with the finalists, coaches and other personalities in attendance, and live coverage of the ceremony as the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year award winners are announced.
SiriusXM broadcast schedule from the George R. Brown Convention Center: (All times ET)
Friday, April 1
- 10 am-1 pm: Full Ride with Chris Childers and guest hosts Buzz Williams and Brad Underwood
- 1 pm-4 pm: Playbook with Tom Brennan and Chris Spatola
- 1 pm-3 pm: The Stephen A. Smith Show (Mad Dog Sports Radio)
- 4 pm-7 pm: College Sports Today with Bobby Cremins and Mark Packer
Saturday, April 2
- 7 am-10 am: Full Ride with Chris Childers and guest host Kermit Davis
- 10 am-12 pm: Playbook with John Feinstein, Chris Spatola and guest host Wayne Tinkle
- 12 pm-3:30 pm: College Sports Today with Tom Brennan and Mark Packer
Sunday, April 3
- 8 am-11 am: Full Ride with Tom Brennan and Chris Childers
- 11 am-1 pm: Live coverage of the Naismith Awards, hosted by Bobby Cremins and Mark Packer
- 1 pm-4 pm: Playbook with John Feinstein and Chris Spatola
Monday, April 4
- 10 am-1 pm: Full Ride with Steve Lappas, Chris Childers and guest host Thomas Walkup
- 1 pm-4 pm: Playbook with Fran Fraschilla and Chris Spatola
- 4 pm-6:30 pm: College Sports Today with Tom Brennan, Bobby Cremins and Mark Packer
Tomorrow, April 1, SiriusXM will rebroadcast this week's episode of Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, featuring Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's Final Four preview. Coach K will host the season finale of his SiriusXM show next Friday, April 8.
For more info visit www.siriusxm.com/collegesports. Follow the channel on Twitter @SiriusXMCollege.
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