Here are times and the TV schedule for the 2015 NCAA tournament

Like in past years, two of the eight first-round games for the 2015 Division I men’s NCAA tournament are available only online.

Here’s the TV and time schedule for the tournament:

Northeast Regional (Manchester, N.H.)

• Boston University vs. Yale, 2 p.m. EDT Friday, ESPNU

• Minnesota-Duluth vs. Minnesota, 5:30 p.m. EDT Friday, ESPNU

• Regional championship game, 5:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPN2

Commentators: Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe

West Regional (Fargo, N.D.)

• Michigan Tech vs. St. Cloud State, 3:30 p.m. CDT Friday, ESPN3/WatchESPN (tape delay: 9 a.m. CDT Saturday, ESPNU)

• North Dakota vs. Quinnipiac, 7 p.m. CDT Friday, ESPNU

• Regional championship game, 8 p.m. CDT Saturday, ESPNU

Commentators: Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin

East Regional (Providence, R.I.)

• Denver vs. Boston College, 3 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPN2

• Miami vs. Providence, 6:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPNU

• Regional championship game, 5 p.m. Sunday, ESPNU

Commentators: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

Midwest Regional (South Bend, Ind.)

• Minnesota State vs. Rochester Institute of Technology, 4 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPNU

• Omaha vs. Harvard, 7:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPN3/WatchESPN (tape delay: 8 a.m. EDT Sunday, ESPNU)

• Regional championship game, 7:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, ESPNU

Commentators: Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion

Frozen Four

• Semifinals, April 9: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. EDT, ESPN2

• Championship game, April 11: 7:30 p.m. EDT, ESPN

Commentators: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

The Michigan Tech-St. Cloud State and Omaha-Harvard first-round games are available live online only at ESPN3 and WatchESPN for subscribers.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Gotta love the tape delay games. Please someone get these games off of ESPN and on to a network that actually knows about and cares about College Hockey. There are complaints every year about their coverage, yet nothing is done. Any network that can’t put all the games on tv and has to stream or tape delay them do not deserve to cover them.

    • I agree….they can’t even give you regular season scores on their crawl at the bottom of the screen….yet they get the playoffs!!! Like Barry Melrose though…crazy dude!

    • Well I can assure you we care…I’m Producing the Providence Regional and Frozen Four and I’ve been a season ticket holder to a College Hockey Program for the last 15 years. Comments are made like this every year “ESPN doesn’t care about hockey…” Simply not true…It’s far and away my favorite sport and you have someone calling the event who is a Champion of the Sport all year long…So I never understand where the “we don’t care about hockey” comments come from…But I hope you enjoy the tournament. If there’s anything we can do to improve or you have constructive criticism, I’m all ears…As far as the tape delay issue goes…We have a lot of programming in a short amount of time. The fact that so much of it is live is actually a testament to the programming department. ESPN3 is always available live and I’m sure most of the college hockey fans out there know how to utilize the technology…It’s really not all that different that flipping on the TV.

      • Answer me some questions if your network cares so much:

        Why are 1st Round games pushed to ESPN3 and tape delayed when you have 4 tv networks to show the games on? (ESPN3 is not a network and theres more to it than just “utilizing the technology” A fast internet connection should not be a prerequisite to watch the games)

        Why do games get pushed to ESPN3 for regular season lacrosse games every year?

        Why is it someone pulled out of the crowd has more knowledge of college hockey than some of the broadcasters you have doing the games? (Even Buccigross and Melrose managed to be awful last year from how unprepared they were. They know pro hockey but hitching your wagons to 2 or 3 players for each team is not preparation

        Why no regular season games on your “family of networks”? You do it for softbal. Why not college hockey?

        You may care personally, but your network burying the coverage to streaming channels and tape delaying coverage when you have 2 other networks is not my definition of caring. Sorry but I don’t buy it. They care about the revenue generated from the tournament and nothing more.

        • I can’t explain to you how things work when you’ve already made up your mind regarding your opinion. Sorry you feel the way you do. Like I said, enjoy the Tournament.

          • Yes I have because I have several years of frustration dealing with this networks shoddy coverage of college hockey. If they cared, they would do more than bury this tournament on the back channels and streaming. And true to form, not even 4 minutes into the BU game and the Jack Eichel love fest has begun. One wagon hitched.

      • adevita2003 – do you know if the games will be available on ESPN3 after they’ve finished? This past season, the FCS playoff games (including the National Championship game) showed up on ESPN3 a few minutes after the games ended.

  2. Anybody know if ESPN will put the games on ESPN3 after the games are over? They did that for FCS playoff games earlier this year – the games that aired on ESPN TV Networks would be available to watch on ESPN3 about 15 minutes after they ended.

      • I don’t have a cable subscription, so I don’t have access to ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU on the WatchESPN app. I only have access to ESPN3. Sucks to be poor :(

        • try a free 7 day subcription to sling tv and select the sports plus package. You’ll be able to watch all espn channels live even espn u. I was in your same boat, dont have cable and wanted to watch the games. even if you forget to cancel its only 25 bucks per month. hope that helps

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