Noah Eagle, Jac Collinsworth, and Terry Gannon to Call Men’s Games, Alongside Analysts Robbie Hummel, Stephen Bardo, and Tre Demps
Zora Stephenson, Cindy Brunson, and Sloane Martin to Handle Play-by-Play on Women’s Games with Analysts Meghan McKeown and Julianne Viani
2023 WNBA Rookie of the Year Aliyah Boston to Make Broadcasting Debut as Studio Analyst on Women’s Games; Carolyn Manno to Host Studio Coverage
Ahmed Fareed Hosts Men’s Games Studio Coverage Alongside Analysts Josh Pastner and Jordan Cornette
Peacock to Exclusively Present 50+ Men’s and Women’s Big Ten Basketball Games this Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 9, 2023 – NBC Sports today announced the game and studio commentators for this season’s Big Ten Men’s and Women’s basketball games, which will be streamed live exclusively on Peacock.
In 2023-24, Peacock will stream more than 50 Men’s and Women’s Big Ten Basketball games, beginning Nov. 6 with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights men’s team facing Princeton at 7 p.m. ET.
Eligible students can sign-up for Peacock’s Student Discount offer, which includes Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball plus Big Ten Football, available for $1.99/month. For more information and to sign-up, click here.
Following are the Big Ten Basketball men’s and women’s game and studio commentary teams:
Men’s Big Ten Basketball:
- Analysts: Robbie Hummel and Stephen Bardo will call the majority of Peacock’s Big Ten men’s games in 2023-24, while Tre Demps will serve as an analyst on select games.
- Hummel enjoyed a standout career as a forward at Purdue (2007-12), earning First-Team All-Big Ten honors three times and leading the Boilermakers to the 2009 Big Ten title. A second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Hummel retired from professional basketball in 2017 and is currently an analyst on the Big Ten Network and has served as an analyst on ESPN and SiriusXM.
- Bardo, a college basketball analyst on Big Ten Network and FOX Sports, was a four-year starting point guard at the University of Illinois from 1986-90, helping lead the 1989 ‘Flying Illini’ team to the Final Four while being named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
- Demps, a Big Ten Network college basketball analyst, played collegiately at Northwestern from 2011-16 and twice earned honorable All-Big Ten honors as a point guard.
Women’s Big Ten Basketball:
- Play-by-Play: Zora Stephenson, Cindy Brunson, and Sloane Martin
- Analysts: Meghan McKeown, and Julianne Viani
- McKeown serves as a college basketball analyst on the Big Ten Network and ESPN, and also provides game analysis for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. She played collegiately at Northwestern (2010-14) and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
- Viani has served as a college basketball analyst on NBC Sports’ coverage of the Atlantic 10 since 2018-19 and is an analyst on YES Network’s coverage of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. She played basketball collegiately at Marist from 2005-09.
- Ahmed Fareed hosts studio coverage for Men’s Big Ten Basketball, alongside analysts Josh Pastner and Jordan Cornette.
- Cornette, a Notre Dame basketball player from 2001-05, previously served as a college basketball host and analyst at ESPN for six years. The Fighting Irish’s all-time leader in blocks, Cornette also served as host of the ACC Network’s pregame college football show for three seasons.
- Pastner’s college coaching career includes stints as the head coach of Georgia Tech (2016-23) and Memphis (2009-16), where he accumulated five NCAA Tournament appearances and twice won the Conference USA title with Memphis. He was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 2017 and the Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2013. Pastner played collegiately at Arizona where he was a member of the 1999 NCAA Championship team.
- Carolyn Manno hosts coverage on Women’s Big Ten games, with analysts Aliyah Boston and Meghan McKeown
- Boston, a forward-center on the Indiana Fever who will make her broadcasting debut, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft out of South Carolina and averaged 14.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game this season en route to being named the WNBA Rookie of the Year. At South Carolina from 2019-23, Boston was a four-time All-America recipient, a two-time National Player of the Year, two-time Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, and was named the 2022 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player as she led the Gamecocks to a national championship.
NBC Sports’ Big Ten Basketball game and studio production teams will be led by producers Mark Bellotti and Matt Borzello, and directors Kelly Atkinson and Jared Sumner.
PEACOCK’S EXCLUSIVE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2023-24 BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON:
|Mon., Nov. 6||7 p.m.||Princeton vs. Rutgers (Trenton, N.J.)|
|Fri., Nov. 10||7 p.m.||Texas A&M vs. Ohio State|
|Fri., Nov. 10||7:30 p.m.||UTSA vs. Minnesota|
|Fri., Nov. 10||8 p.m.||Alabama State vs. Iowa|
|Fri., Nov. 10||9 p.m.||Tennessee vs. Wisconsin|
|Fri., Nov. 17||7 p.m.||Morehead State vs. Penn State|
|Sat., Nov. 18||2 p.m.||USC Upstate vs. Minnesota|
|Sat., Nov. 18||4 p.m.||Oregon State vs. Nebraska (Sioux Falls, S.D.)|
|Tues., Dec. 5||7 p.m.||Wisconsin vs. Michigan State|
|Tues., Dec. 5||9 p.m.||Indiana vs. Michigan|
|Sat., Dec. 16||4:30 p.m.||Arizona vs. Purdue|
|Thurs., Dec. 21||7 p.m.||LeMoyne vs. Penn State|
|Fri., Dec. 29||7 p.m.||Maine vs. Minnesota|
|Fri., Dec. 29||8 p.m.||Jackson State vs. Northwestern|
|Tues., Jan. 2||7 p.m.||Purdue vs. Maryland|
|Thurs., Jan. 4||7 p.m.||Penn State vs. Michigan State|
|Thurs., Jan. 4||9 p.m.||Minnesota vs. Michigan|
|Tues., Jan. 9||7 p.m.||Indiana vs. Rutgers|
|Tues., Jan. 9||9 p.m.||Purdue vs. Nebraska|
|Tues., Jan. 16||7 p.m.||Purdue vs. Indiana|
|Tues., Jan 23||7 p.m.||Ohio State vs. Nebraska|
|Tues., Jan 23||9 p.m.||Michigan vs. Purdue|
|Tues., Jan. 30||7 p.m.||Illinois vs. Ohio State|
|Tues., Jan. 30||9 p.m.||Michigan vs. Michigan State|
|Tues., Feb. 6||7 p.m.||Indiana vs. Ohio State|
|Tues., Feb. 6||9 p.m.||Michigan State vs. Minnesota|
|Tues., Feb. 13||7 p.m.||Michigan vs. Illinois|
|Tues., Feb. 13||9 p.m.||Ohio State vs. Wisconsin|
|Tues., Feb. 20||7 p.m.||Iowa vs. Michigan State|
|Tues., Feb. 20||9 p.m.||Maryland vs. Wisconsin|
|Tues., Feb. 27||7 p.m.||Wisconsin vs. Indiana|
|Tues., Mar. 5||7 p.m.||Purdue vs. Illinois|
|Wed., Mar. 13||6:30 p.m.||Big Ten Tournament|
|Wed., Mar. 13||9 p.m.||Big Ten Tournament|
PEACOCK’S EXCLUSIVE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2023-24 BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON:
|Tues., Jan. 2||9 p.m.||Michigan State at Iowa|
|Wed., Jan. 10||8 p.m.||Iowa at Purdue|
|Tues., Jan. 16||9 p.m.||Wisconsin at Iowa|
|Wed., Jan. 17||7 p.m.||Minnesota at Indiana|
|Wed., Jan. 17||8 p.m.||Ohio State at Maryland|
|Sun., Jan. 21||Noon||Iowa at Ohio State*|
|Sun., Jan. 21||2 p.m.||Indiana at Purdue|
|Thurs., Jan. 25||7 p.m.||Ohio State at Illinois|
|Wed., Jan. 31||7 p.m.||Indiana at Maryland|
|Wed., Jan. 31||8 p.m.||Iowa at Northwestern|
|Thurs., Feb. 8||7 p.m.||Michigan State at Indiana|
|Thurs., Feb. 8||9 p.m.||Ohio State at Minnesota|
|Sun., Feb. 11||4 p.m.||Ohio State at Michigan State|
|Wed., Feb. 14||7 p.m.||Nebraska at Ohio State|
|Wed., Feb. 14||8 p.m.||Indiana at Wisconsin|
|Thurs., Feb. 15||8 p.m.||Michigan at Iowa|
|Thurs., Feb. 22||8 p.m.||Iowa at Indiana|
|Wed., Feb. 28||7 p.m.||Michigan at Ohio State|
|Wed., Feb. 28||9 p.m.||Iowa at Minnesota|
|Sun., Mar. 3||4 p.m.||Maryland at Indiana|
|Wed., Mar. 6||6:30 p.m.||Big Ten Tournament|
|Wed., Mar. 6||9 p.m.||Big Ten Tournament|
|*Also on NBC|
BIG TEN ON PEACOCK
Eligible students can sign-up for Peacock’s Student Discount offer, available for $1.99/month. For more information and to sign-up, click here.
For Peacock’s exclusive Big Ten Men’s Basketball schedule, which features more than 30 games with every Big Ten school making at least one appearance, click here.
NBCUniversal and the Big Ten Conference kicked off their new 7-year agreement earlier this month on Saturday, Sept. 2, with two of college football’s top programs – Penn State and Michigan – opening their 2023 seasons with home games.
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Peacock simulstreams all of NBC Sports’ college football games and studio shows airing on the NBC broadcast network this season, including B1G Saturday Night and Notre Dame Football home games.
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