President Obama to appear on Dial Global's B-Ball Carrier Classic


Sportscaster Jim Gray will interview President Barack Obama during halftime of Westwood One Sports’ broadcast of the Veteran’s Day showdown between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Michigan State Spartans on Friday, 11/11. The Quicken Loans Carrier Classic will be played on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, stationed in San Diego and tips off Westwood One Sports’ regular season NCAA Basketball coverage of the 2011-2012 season.

Kevin Kugler, Bill Frieder and Jim Gray will call the game which will be heard on radio stations nationwide, as well as on Sirius/XM satellite radio, streaming online at  and on American Forces Radio Network.

Continuing through 3/11/12 Dial Global’s Westwood One Sports will present 32 regular season NCAA Basketball broadcasts and an additional 21 Championship Week games. New to the schedule this year is the annual Preseason NIT Tournament from Madison Square Garden, while other key matchups include defending champion Connecticut against Big East rivals Notre Dame, Syracuse and Pittsburgh, preseason #1 North Carolina against preseason #2 Kentucky, North Carolina vs. Duke, Louisville vs. Kentucky and more.

The full sked:

Day                  Date                 Game                                                                           Air Time



Friday               November 11    Michigan State vs. North Carolina                                   6:45 PM ET


(Carrier Classic @ San Diego)   



Wednesday       November 23    Preseason NIT Semifinals Doubleheader                        6:45 PM ET



Friday               November 25    Preseason NIT Finals                                                     4:45 PM ET



Saturday           December 3      North Carolina @ Kentucky                                            11:45 AM ET



Saturday           December 10    Duke vs. Washington (@ NYC)                                       11:45 AM ET



Saturday           December 17    Memphis @ Louisville                                                    3:45 PM ET



Saturday           December 31    Louisville @ Kentucky                                                    11:45 AM ET



Thursday           January 5          Arizona @ UCLA                                                           10:45 PM ET



Saturday           January 14        Connecticut @ Notre Dame                                            10:45 AM ET



Saturday           January 21        Alabama @ Kentucky                                                    11:45 AM ET


                                                    Kansas @ Texas                                                           3:45 PM ET



Saturday           January 28        Georgetown @ Pittsburgh                                              3:45 PM ET



Sunday             January 29        Michigan @ Ohio State                                                  12:45 PM ET



Thursday           February 2        Arizona @ California                                                      10:45 PM ET



Saturday           February 4        North Carolina @ Maryland                                            3:45 PM ET



Wednesday       February 8        Kansas @ Baylor                                                          6:45 PM ET



Saturday           February 11       Connecticut @ Syracuse                                                12:45 PM ET

                                                      Michigan State @ Ohio State                                         5:45 PM ET



Sunday             February 12       St. John’s @ Georgetown                                              12:45 PM ET



Thursday           February 16       Wisconsin @ Michigan State                                          6:45 PM ET



Saturday           February 18       TBA     



Sunday             February 19       Duke @ Boston College                                                5:45 PM ET



Monday            February 20       Baylor @ Texas                                                             8:45 PM ET



Saturday           February 25       Vanderbilt @ Kentucky                                                  11:45 AM ET

                                                     UCLA @ Arizona                                                           2:45 PM ET



Sunday             February 26       Pittsburgh @ Louisville                                                  1:45 PM ET



Tuesday            February 28       Florida @ Vanderbilt                                                      8:45 PM ET



Saturday           March 3            Pittsburgh @ Connecticut                                              11:45 AM ET

                                                   North Carolina @ Duke                                                  6:45 PM ET


Sunday             March 4            TBA






Saturday           March 3            Ohio Valley Conf. Championship                                    1:45 PM ET



Sunday             March 4            Missouri Valley Conf. Championship                              1:45 PM ET



Monday            March 5            CAA Championship                                                       6:45 PM ET

                                                  West Coast Conf. Championship                                   8:45 PM ET



Tuesday            March 6            Sun Belt Conference Championship                               6:45 PM ET

                                                   Horizon League Championship                                       8:45 PM ET



Wednesday       March 7            Patriot League Championship                                        6:45 PM ET

                                                   Big Sky Conference Championship                                8:45 PM ET




Friday               March 9            Pac 12 Semifinal Doubleheader                                     8:45 PM ET



Saturday           March 10           Conference USA Championship                                     11:15 AM ET

                                                   SEC Semifinal Doubleheader                                         12:45 PM ET

                                                   Atlantic Ten Semifinal Doubleheader                              12:45 PM ET

                                                   Pac 12 Championship                                                    5:45 PM ET


                                                    Big West Conference Championship                              9:45 PM ET

                                                    WAC Championship                                                      11:45 PM ET



Sunday             March 13           SEC Championship                                                       12:45 PM ET

                                                   Atlantic Ten Championship                                             12:45 PM ET