Fox Sport is airing over 150 men's basketball games across its television networks this season, and will now supplement that coverage with a new weekly program airing on Sundays called Inside the Big East. The weekly show will debut this Sunday, January 4th at 4:00 PM on Fox Sports 1, closely following the start of conference play on New Years Eve. The new show will run for 10 consecutive weeks, ending again on March 8th, prior to the Big East Tournament.
The show will be filmed at Fox Sports' Los Angeles studios with hosts Rob Stone, Kevin Burkehardt and Don Bell, with a rotating group of Austin Croshere, Ben Howland, Donny Marshall, Kevin O'Neill and Bill Raftery offering commentary and analysis.
The show promises to offer "exclusive behind-the-scenes footage" from league members' practices and games, including locker room speeches. The hosts will also film check-ins with coaches from around the conference, highlighting a different team every week. The first week will include a feature on Providence forward LaDontae Henderson, whose brother is currently serving a life sentence. League players and coaches will also share their New Years' resolutions.
They will also offer a look-ahead to the best games of the coming week -- including a discussion of next week's Villanova road-trip to play St. John's at Madison Square Garden.
The show will honor the best plays of the previous week across the league and look into the latest recruiting news, NCAA tournament resumes, and analyse the Player of the Year race.