Fox Sports 1 announced on Wednesday that the network will air a weekly half-hour show called INSIDE THE BIG EAST beginning on Sunday, January 4th at 4pm ET. The show will run for 10 consecutive weeks which will take us to the final Sunday of the regular season on March 8th with the Big East Tournament set to begin on March 11th at Madison Square Garden.
The hosts will rotate from the Los Angeles studios between Rob Stone, Kevin Burkhardt and Don Bell with a rotating panel of analysts, including Providence alumnus Austin Croshere. Other members of the rotating panel will be former Pittsburgh and UCLA head coach Ben Howland, former UConn standout Donny Marshall, and former USC head coach Kevin O’Neill. Bill Raftery will provide commentary, according to the press release.
The release details what fans can expect from the show:
INSIDE THE BIG EAST presents exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from practices and games, including locker room speeches, and checks in with coaches from around the conference. Each week, the show highlights a different BIG EAST program, beginning this Sunday with a poignant feature on Providence forward LaDontae Henton, whose brother – the one who taught him to play basketball and his best friend – is serving a life sentence. Also this week, BIG EAST players and coaches share their New Year’s resolutions, St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin joins by satellite, and a special look at the behind-the-scenes footage from Wednesday’s FOX Sports 1 New Year’s Eve marathon.
Each Sunday, the group names the best plays of the previous week and looks ahead to upcoming matchups, this weekend highlighting No. 6 Villanova at No. 15 St. John’s on Tuesday, Jan. 6 (9:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1. Also on INSIDE THE BIG EAST, FOX Sports’ roster of college basketball experts delve into the latest recruiting news, break down NCAA Tournament resumes, analyze the Player of the Year race and more.
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