Aug. 18, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. – The schedule and national television coverage for the 11th annual CBE Classic have been finalized. Notre Dame will serve as one of four regional round hosts for the event.
Missouri, Notre Dame, California and Georgia will serve as the four Regional Round hosts with play beginning on Nov. 13. Each of the four Regional Round hosts will play two games on campus before advancing to the Championship Rounds, Nov. 21-22, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Joining Missouri, Notre Dame, Cal and Georgia in the 2011 CBE Classic are Austin Peay, Bowling Green, Detroit, George Washington, Mercer, Niagara, Sam Houston State, and South Dakota State. Bowling Green and Mercer will serve as Subregional Round hosts for games played Nov. 21-23.
The Fighting Irish will play host to Detroit and Sam Houston State in regional round action on Nov. 14 and 16, respectively.
ESPN networks will televise eight games of the CBE Classic, including all four games of the Championship Rounds. The semifinal doubleheader on Nov. 21 featuring Missouri-Notre Dame and Cal-Georgia will be shown on ESPN2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. (ET). On Nov. 22, the consolation game will air on ESPNU at 7:45 p.m. (ET), followed by the championship game on ESPN2.
Four Regional Round games will also be televised, beginning with two games on ESPNU on Nov. 13 – Bowling Green at Georgia (6:00 p.m. ET) and George Washington at Cal (TBA). On Nov. 14, ESPNU will televise the Detroit at Notre Dame game at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and on Nov. 15 the Austin Peay-Cal game will be seen on ESPN2.
Tickets for Championship Round games at Sprint Center are on sale and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or on-line at Ticketmaster.com.