Thursday Night Showcase

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Thursday Night Showcase
Format College basketball
Country of origin United States
Running time 120 minutes
Original channel ESPN
Original run 2003 (2003) – present

Thursday Night Showcase appears every Thursday with the biggest games in college basketball in primetime during the regular season on ESPN and ESPN2. The official name is Thursday Night Showcase presented by Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The previous sponsor had been T. Rowe Price. The games include, on ESPN feature a Big Ten game with Joe Tessitore and Sean Farnham on the call. On ESPN2, a American Athletic Conference game, shown at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m., is called by either Dave O'Brien or Mike Patrick with various analysts. In the other slot, ESPN2 offers a game from the Pac-12 conference with Dave Pasch and Bill Walton calling that game. A game from the SEC with Rece Davis and Bob Knight calling that game. The studio host is Karl Ravech along with analysis from Dan Dakich. They deliver the half time report, post game report and live in-game updates. The gang also appears on College GameNight later that night.

Some of these games and all of the in-studio reports are produced in high definition for ESPNHD and ESPN2HD. Thursday Night Showcase is similar to Big Monday, Super Tuesday and Wednesday Night Hoops.

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