Back in March, I was invited to appear on the panel for TuneIn’s Selection Special, an event that happened to unfold during CBS’s drawn-out reveal of the 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket. And since this site focuses rather heavily on how you can watch the best games out there during each night of the season, I want to share with you news of TuneIn’s expanded college basketball offerings. After all, while you might not always be able to watch your favorite team, say when driving or at work, you might have the chance to listen. I know that back when I wasn’t able to work from home, I relied on TuneIn to follow games scheduled for the afternoon, like with the crop of holiday tournaments that are about to ramp up tomorrow.
Well, the world’s largest audio network upped its game even further.
TuneIn’s college basketball lineup for the 2016-17 season features play-by-play and team-specific programming (pre-and postgame coverage and coaches’ shows) for a whopping 149 teams. Thanks to partnerships with Learfield, IMG, Fox Sports, ESPN, Outfront Media, and Westwood One, and a pair of school-specific contracts with Arizona State and Kentucky, chances are you’ll be able to find your team’s game.
“2016 has been a big growth year for TuneIn’s sports content offering,” said Kevin Straley, TuneIn Chief Content Officer. “We are excited to continue our key partnerships, which allow us to bring a record-number of college basketball stations to dedicated fans everywhere.”
Therefore, all Big 12, Big Ten, and Pac-12 teams have dedicated channels on TuneIn’s college basketball page, while nearly all ACC, Big East, SEC, and American Athletic Conference teams are represented, along with schools from the America East, A 10, Big Sky, Big West, CAA, C-USA, Horizon, Ivy, MAC, MVC, Mountain West, Patriot, SoCon, Southland, and WCC.
TuneIn’s coverage will continue all the way until the moment the nets are cut down in Glendale, Arizona in April, as each and every game of the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be streamed live, thanks to partnerships with Westwood One and ESPN Radio.
If that’s still not enough college basketball, you can list to some of the country’s best college basketball radio programming, including the IMG-produced “College Sports Now” show, and some of the sport’s top podcasts, including “College Hoops with Jon Rothstein,” “CBSSports.com Eye On College Basketball,” “ESPNU: College Basketball,” and “College Basketball Recruitcast.”
And the best part of all of this is that TuneIn’s offerings are free. Visit TuneIn.com or download the iOS and Android apps to access them or to subscribe to TuneIn Premium or to sign up for a free trial.
Head to (and bookmark) tunein.com/collegebasketball to see a full list of college basketball programming available on TuneIn. If you have the app, all you need to do is search for “college basketball” or your favorite team’s name. Additionally, I’ll be including a link to TuneIn’s college basketball page on all of this season’s viewer’s guides starting with today’s edition.
DISCLOSURE: While I am receiving no compensation for this post, TuneIn did pay for my travel expenses (air, hotel, per diem) for my trip to Austin for South by Southwest to appear on the TuneIn Selection Special.