The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will air in its entirety on SiriusXM, giving subscribers nationwide access to every minute of March Madness on SiriusXM radios and the SiriusXM app. In addition to live play-by-play of every game, SiriusXM listeners will also get the most in-depth daily coverage throughout the tournament on several exclusive 24/7 college sports talk channels.
The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tips off with the First Four® on March 18 and runs through the Final Four® and national championship game on April 3 and 5. SiriusXM will also air Spanish-language broadcasts of the Final Four and championship games.
All Men’s NCAA Tournament game broadcasts are provided to SiriusXM by Westwood One, the official network radio partner of the NCAA.
Tournament match-ups and SiriusXM channel assignments will be available at siriusxm.com/ncaamonsxm starting Monday, March 15.
On Selection Sunday®, March 14, SiriusXM listeners will get up-to-the-moment coverage as tournament teams and first round match-ups are announced. On Mad Dog Sports Radio (channel 82), Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Steve Torre will host special Selection Sunday coverage live from 5:00 to 9:00 pm ET. Additionally, ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM (channel 84) will air a Selection Sunday special hosted by Jon Crispin, Fran Fraschilla and Mike Yam from 6:00 to 9:00 pm ET. The official NCAA Tournament Selection Show produced by Westwood One will air on CBS Sports Radio (SiriusXM channel 206) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm ET. The shows will feature interviews with special guests, including team coaches and NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee chair Mitch Barnhart.
SiriusXM will also offer coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, providing listeners with live play-by-play of the Women’s Final Four® and championship game. These Women’s NCAA Tournament radio broadcasts are produced by Westwood One. On Monday, March 15, ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM will air a special “Selection Monday” show hosted by Krista Blunk and Nicole Auerbach as the tournament field is revealed (7:00 to 9:00 pm ET).
Throughout the tournament, SiriusXM’s exclusive, dedicated college sports channels – ESPNU Radio, SiriusXM ACC Radio, SiriusXM Big 12 Radio, SiriusXM Big Ten Radio, SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio and SiriusXM SEC Radio – will offer the most extensive and in-depth college basketball news and tournament talk available on radio. SiriusXM’s 24/7 college sports channels feature several former coaches and players including Pat Bradley, Tom Brennan, Jon Crispin, Dalen Cuff, Tony Delk, Sean Farnham, Fran Fraschilla, Seth Greenberg, Robbie Hummel, Steve Lappas, Evan Moore, Chris Spatola, Earl Watson and Tim Welsh, as well as analysts Nicole Auerbach, Krista Blunk and others.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has led the Blue Devils to five National Championship titles, will continue to host his weekly SiriusXM show throughout the tournament. Basketball and Beyond with Coach K airs on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM and is available on the SiriusXM app.
The next series of episodes of Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo’s new SiriusXM original podcast – Digging Up The Past – will debut this Monday, March 15, and will feature Russo and guests looking back at the history of the NCAA Tournament. Digging Up The Past takes a historical deep-dive into the events and innovations that have shaped the sports landscape. This next four-episode series will examine NCAA Tournament history from its origins as an eight-team competition in 1939 through 1978, featuring some of the great teams and players from that period, including the dynasty UCLA teams of the 1960s and 70s, the groundbreaking 1966 Texas Western team, the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, which was the last undefeated Division I team to win the championship, and more.
Listeners will hear from college basketball stars from that era, as well as insiders who have covered the sport for decades, including Willie Worsley, Jerry Lucas, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Don Chaney, Lennie Rosenbluth, Quinn Buckner, Dick Vitale, Billy Packer, Bill Raftery and many others.