ESPN Classic To Televise Tulane-TCU On Wednesday

The Tulane-TCU men's basketball game on Wednesday evening in Fort Worth will be televised live throughout the country on ESPN Classic beginning at 7 p.m. Bill Raftery and Jim Simpson will provide the call for the game, which is part of the network's "Turn Back the Clock" format

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Tulane-TCU men's basketball game on Wednesday evening in Fort Worth will be televised live throughout the country on ESPN Classic beginning at 7 p.m. Bill Raftery and Jim Simpson will provide the call for the game, which is part of the network's "Turn Back the Clock" format.

ESPN Classic, a network which reaches 55 million homes, is producing a weekly series of basketball games in which it makes its production look like what you saw on TV in 1979, the first year of ESPN. In addition to "throwback" graphics, the network has coaxed Simpson out of retirement for the games; Simpson was an original ESPN announcer. Scheduled as analysts for the games are coaches from that era of basketball; Raftery was the head basketball coach at Seton Hall from 1970-1981.

The ESPN Classic telecast boosts Tulane's TV slate to a minimum of 12 games this season. Following Wednesday, the remaining games which will be available in the New Orleans area (all on Cox Sports TV, Ch. 37) are:

1/15 v. DePaul 2 p.m.
1/22 @ Southern Miss 4 p.m.
2/9 v. Southern Miss 6:30 p.m.
2/12 @ Memphis 12 p.m.
2/19 v. Charlotte Sunday (Delay)
3/2 @ Cincinnati 9 p.m. (Delay)
3/5 v. East Carolina 7 p.m.
In addition to those games, much of the Conference USA Tournament will also be available on Cox Sports TV.


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