The Buffaloes may be 1-0 on the gridiron but the team that has already completed their turnaround still has another couple of months before they begin their season. At least know we can start planning for what we hope will be another NCAA Tournament run.
From the University release:
BOULDER - The 2013-2014 Pac-12 Conference basketball television package features 221 men's contests telecast to national and regional audiences, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday.
The Pac-12 men's basketball package includes 150 games aired on the Pac-12 Networks, 45 on ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU, 25 games on Fox Sports 1 (including the Pac-12 Tournament championship game), and one nationally on CBS. Additional appearances will be made through other conference television agreements and various in-season tournaments.
"The Pac-12 is going to be much improved this year," said CU head coach Tad Boyle. "There's a lot of good players returning and a lot of good freshmen coming into the league. We're going to be a five, six-team NCAA Tournament league."
Every Pac-12 home contest will be televised during the 2013-14 season. The attractive non-conference Pac-12 home slate includes games against potential preseason Top-25 picks Marquette, Kansas, Connecticut, as well as last year's postseason participants UNLV, Illinois, Alabama, Harvard, Long Beach State, and Brigham Young.
The University of Colorado men's basketball team will be featured on the Pac-12 Network 14 times, the ESPN family of networks 11 times, and another three times on Fox Sports 1. The conference office also released game times and television games to the non-conference slate as well. CU has three games on the schedule with game and TV times yet to be determined (Nov. 8: vs. Baylor at Dallas; Nov. 30 at Air Force; Dec. 3 at Colorado State).
"I don't know if I can quantify non-conference schedules, but we have challenged ourselves," Boyle said. "We're going to play the top three preseason teams in the Big 12 (Kansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State), and teams like Georgia, Harvard, and with a program like, Elon, they won 21 games last year, so there are not many nights off on our non-conference schedule.
"We have challenged ourselves, stepped it up, and raised the bar. I would challenge anybody to find a tougher, non-conference schedule top to bottom in the preseason than the University of Colorado basketball program, and I don't think there is one, but that's on paper. Our players are excited about it and they want to play against great teams, great players, and we're going to allow them the opportunity to do that."
DATE OPPONENT TV Time (MST)
Fri. Nov. 8 #vs. Baylor TBA TBA
Sun. Nov. 10 TENNESSEE-MARTIN P12N 4:00 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 13 WYOMING P12N 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 16 JACKSON STATE P12N 10:00 a.m.
Mon. Nov. 18 ARKANSAS STATE P12N 7:00 p.m.
Thur. Nov. 21 SANTA BARBARA P12N 8:00 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 24 HARVARD ESPNU 2:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 30 at Air Force TBA TBA
Tue. Dec. 3 at Colorado State TBA TBA
Sat. Dec. 7 KANSAS ESPN2 1:15 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 13 ELON P12N 6:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 21 ^vs. Oklahoma State ESPN2 9:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 28 GEORGIA P12N 8:00 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 2 *OREGON STATE ESPNU 8:00 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 5 *OREGON FS1 3:00 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 8 *at Washington State P12N 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 12 *at Washington FS1 1:00 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 16 *UCLA P12N 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 18 *USC FS1 4:00 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 23 *at Arizona ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 25 *at Arizona State P12N 5:00 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 1 *UTAH P12N Noon
Wed. Feb. 5 *WASHINGTON STATE P12N 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 9 *WASHINGTON ESPNU 6:00 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 13 *at UCLA ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 16 *at USC ESPNU 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 19 *ARIZONA STATE ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 22 *ARIZONA ESPN2 4 or 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 1 *at Utah P12N Noon
Wed. Mar. 5 *at Stanford ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 8 *at California P12N 4:30 p.m.
Wed.-Sat. Mar. 12-15 **Pac-12 Tournament P12N, FS1 TBA
Tue.,Wed. Mar. 18-19 NCAA 1st Round (Dayton, Ohio) TBA
Thu.-Sun. Mar. 20-23 NCAA 2nd and 3rd Rounds TBA
Thu.-Sun. Mar. 27-30 NCAA Regional TBA
Sat., Mon. Apr. 5, 7 NCAA Men’s Final Four (Arlington, Texas) TBA