Ivy League To Showcase Inaugural Basketball Tournaments on ESPN’s Networks

Ivy League To Showcase Inaugural Basketball Tournaments on ESPN’s Networks
PRINCETON, N.J. – In the 2017-18 basketball season, Ivy League teams will appear a record 74 times in televised events.  
  • 74 Ivy League basketball games will be televised throughout the season.
  • All six games of the Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will be showcased live across the ESPN networks.
  • 41 additional games will appear on NESN (14 games), NBC Sports Philadelphia (nine games) and SNY (18 games).
  • 44 Ivy League basketball games (24 men’s and 20 women’s) will be featured on ESPN3.
  • Over 200 men’s and women’s games will be available live on the Ivy League Network (ILN) which is available through the ILN mobile app on Apple and Android devices as well as Apple TV and Roku.
“We continue to build a strong television presence that matches the upward trajectory of Ivy League basketball,” said Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris. “We look forward to the increased visibility all of our teams will have across a number of networks and platforms, culminating with the Ivy League Tournaments on ESPN.”
 
#IVYMADNESS ON ESPN 
The Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, March 10-11 at the Palestra, will have all six games featured on the ESPN networks.
 
Saturday:
  • Game 1: Men’s Semifinal #1 (12:30 p.m.) – ESPNU
  • Game 2: Men’s Semifinal #2 (3 p.m.) – ESPN2
  • Game 3: Women’s Semifinal #1 (6 p.m.) – ESPN3
  • Game 4: Women’s Semifinal #2 (30 minutes after the conclusion of game 3) – ESPN3
Sunday:
  • Game 5: Men’s Tournament Final (12 p.m.) – ESPN2
  • Game 6: Women’s Tournament Final (4 p.m.) – ESPNU
 
53 APPEARANCES HIGHLIGHT REGULAR SEASON PACKAGE
ESPN will televise four highly-anticipated men’s matchups between the inaugural Ivy League Basketball Tournament field. The package begins with Penn at Princeton on Feb. 6, followed by Princeton at Harvard (Feb. 12), Yale at Harvard (Feb. 16) and Harvard at Princeton (Feb. 23). All four games will be live on ESPNU and the ESPN app.
 
Harvard, Yale and Princeton split the 17 first-place votes in the preseason poll, selected by a panel of media. Yale received eight of the first-place votes, but Harvard was projected to finish first. The Crimson topped the poll with 121 points, three more than the Bulldogs, followed by the Tigers with 114 points. Penn was ranked fourth with 86 points.
For the full preseason poll, click here.
 
Eleven Sports will feature eight conference battles from mid-January to late February. Action will begin with a men’s and women’s doubleheader between Brown and Yale on Friday, January 12 in New Haven. The women’s game will begin at 12 p.m. with the men’s contest set to tip at 5:30 p.m. For channel information on Eleven Sports, click here. All games on Eleven Sports will also be simulcast on the Ivy League Network.
 
41 additional men’s and women’s games will appear on NESN (14 games), NBC Sports Philadelphia (nine games) and SNY (18 games).
 
LEAGUE EXPANDS VISIBILITY ON ESPN3
The League has also extended its partnership with ESPN to simulcast 40 Ivy League Network (ILN) productions on ESPN3. Both the men and the women will have 20 events showcased through the platform.
 
The 20-game men’s slate starts November 15 when Penn welcomes Navy to The Palestra while the women’s schedule begins November 18 when defending Ivy League champion Penn entertains Lafayette.
 
All ESPN3 events will be available on the Ivy League Network.
 
OVER 200 EVENTS LIVE ON THE IVY LEAGUE NETWORK
The Ivy League Network (ILN) will showcase over 200 Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball games this season. All broadcasts are available in HD and feature commentary, replays and statistical integration. For subscription information, click here.
 
ILN is the home to over 1,100 live events each year and is available on desktop and tablet as well as the ILN mobile app on both Apple and Android phones. The ILN app can also be downloaded through Apple TV and Roku devices.