The College Basketball Playoff (CBP) is the best thing to happen to the college basketball world since the NBA’s first Finals in 1976.
And as we head into the first weekend of this week, there’s still plenty to watch.
For the first time ever, college basketball fans will be able to watch every single game on the big screen.
We’ve already got NBA games, NBA Playoffs, NCAA Championships, NBA D-League, NCAA Basketball Championship and College Basketball All-Star games available for fans to watch on the go, including the NCAA Tournament.
And the ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN app are all working together to stream all of this action.
But now, fans can watch their favorite college basketball games live on the Big Apple for the first and only time.
This is a huge deal.
If you haven’t been following the series, the big question is whether or not the new TV deal will work out for college basketball.
It seems that it won’t.
The NBA is paying $1.9 billion per year for a 30-year TV deal, which is about the same as the NBA has been paying for a 50-year deal, but there’s no guarantee that that deal will last the 30 years.
So what does that mean for the college hoops world?
Well, if this deal does end up being as lucrative as the old TV deal (which would be a huge disappointment), then the entire world will be watching games on TVs.
That’s the most important thing.
If this deal ends up being worth the same money as the previous TV deal and the NBA does not extend its current deal, then fans will get a better experience on the small screen.
But if the deal ends in disaster, then the college game world will end up watching a much poorer experience on television.
The old TV deals will always be great because they provide the best experience for the fans.
This new deal is great because it gives fans the best game experience possible.
As long as the Big Ten is willing to make a run at the Big 12 (or the Pac-12) with its new TV deals, then it’s a win for fans and college basketball everywhere.
If the league ends up splitting the Big East into two divisions, which would leave the league with two conferences, then that’s great for fans.
It will help make college basketball even better.
But that split would likely be a disaster.
So if the league decides to go it alone, it will have to find a way to keep the TV deal for the remaining seasons, at least for the foreseeable future.
And as for the games themselves, ESPN says they are “bringing you the most immersive experience on college basketball ever” thanks to the new technology and digital platforms.
We can only hope that the game-changing, game-ending, game of the weekend will be streamed to fans on demand in HD.
The College Basketball Finals (CPB) will start at 6:30pm ET on Tuesday.
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