College hoops take center stage this weekend with no “real” football to watch in the off week before the Super Bowl. CBS Sports’ college basketball schedule continues on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Duke taking on Maryland. Action continues on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with Indiana hosting Michigan State in a Big Ten battle. WTSP in Tampa Bay will carry the games.
Ian Eagle joins CBS Sports’ lead college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg to call the action at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. for the Duke-Maryland contest.
Kevin Harlan is joined courtside by Greg Anthony for the call from Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. for the Indiana-Michigan St. game.
In addition, CBS Sports will stream the Michigan State-Indiana game, as well as select games from the entire 2012-13-college basketball schedule, live on www.CBSSports.com.
College basketball action on CBS Sports Network this weekend is highlighted by a primetime Atlantic 10 matchup on Saturday between LaSalle and VCU at 8:00 p.m. Brad Johansen and Steve Wolf announce from Verizon Wireless Arena in Richmond, Virginia.
Saturday’s action also features Bucknell at Holy Cross at 4:00 p.m. at Hart Recreation Center in Worcester, Mass. Bob Socci and Chris Spatola are the announcers. Xavier at St. Joseph’s follows. Dave Ryan and Pete Gillen call the action from Michael J. Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.
On Sunday, Lafayette visits Lehigh at Noon in a Patriot League matchup. Bob Socci and Chris Spatola announce at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa. A women’s doubleheader follows featuring Xavier at Richmond at 2:00 p.m. and Fresno State at Colorado State. John Sadak and Julianne Viani are at Robins Center in Richmond, Va. for Xavier-Richmond. Rich Cellini and Tammy Blackburn announce Fresno State-Colorado State at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo.
CBS Sports Network is available on most Tampa Bay area cable systems normally as part of a sports package tier of programming.
Longtime ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols has left ESPN to join CNN and Turner Sports. She will anchor a weekend sports program for CNN, and will cover sports as a correspondent for CNN and Turner Sports. Nichols begins next week by covering the Super Bowl in New Orleans.