What? No 6am Game?!!? FAIL.Posted by rtmsf on November 17th, 2008
If you’re reading this site, then you undoubtedly have a case of the itchies when it comes to college hoops. Just like us. We wrote back in September when the idea originally surfaced that we thought ESPN’s “24 Hour Marathon of College Hoops” was a fantastic idea, and it still is. We’ll overlook that there are no games between 6-10am and they snuck in a women’s game on us in the early afternoon, but still, 18 hours of quality college hoops is nothing to sneeze at. And if you start right now (just after 7pm EST), you can easily fill 24 of the next 30 hours of your life with nothing but collegians throwing balls through hoops. What could be better than that?
To up the ante, RTC feature columnist John Stevens has volunteered to take on the herculean task of live-blogging as much of the 24MoCH as possible. He’s loaded up on ephedrine, espresso beans and Rockstar to get himself through the night. You’ll forgive him if he lapses into some skin flick on HBO in the wee hours. But we know John, and we also know that he’ll regale you with yarns and analysis on the games in front of him while the rest of us sleep away the night tonight and toil away in our cubes tomorrow. We may not outwardly envy him, but deep down all of us do.
So check on back in the next little while, as JS will be holding down the fort overnight and into tomorrow. Enjoy!
Here’s the 24MoCH schedule:
• Midnight: UMass at Memphis (ESPN)
• 2 a.m.: Fresno St. at St. Mary’s (ESPN)
• 4 a.m.: Idaho St. at Hawaii (ESPN)
• 6 a.m.: College Hoops Tip-Off Special (ESPN)
• 10 a.m.: Penn at Drexel (ESPN)
• Noon: Liberty at UNC-Asheville (ESPN)
• 2 p.m.: Iowa at Kansas (women) (ESPN)
• 4 p.m.: Centenary at Baylor (ESPN)
• 6 p.m.: Richmond at Syracuse (ESPN)
• 7 p.m.: Purdue v. Georgia/Loyola (MD) (ESPNU) (NIT)
• 7:30 p.m.: Boston College v. St. John’s/Cornell (ESPN2) (NIT)
• 8 p.m.: College GameDay from Chapel Hill (ESPN)
• 9 p.m.: Kentucky at North Carolina (ESPN)
• 9 p.m.: Florida Gulf Coast at Kansas (ESPNU)
• 9:30 p.m.: Oklahoma v. Davidson/James Madison (ESPN2) (NIT)
• 11:30 p.m.: Arizona v. UAB/Santa Clara (ESPN2) (NIT)