While the college basketball season technically started a week ago with a smattering of underwhelming games, most casual college basketball fans will not start paying even remote attention until tonight. The 24-hour marathon on ESPN puts college basketball in the limelight in November, stealing the attention away from the NFL, college football and the NBA (well, the labor negotiations) for at least one day. The Carrier Classic was fantastic and two top 25 teams have already lost, but the 24-hour marathon will jumpstart everything.
We’re sure you’re not going to watch all 24 hours, but we have you covered here at CBSSports.com. Throughout the entire day, we will have a live chat and live blog going on right here. Jeff Borzello will be on couch patrol for the entire day, presumably with well-coiffed hair and house music in the background, while Matt Norlander will also hop in for much of the afternoon and night to talk Nate Wolters and music that's diametrically opposed to the beats Borzello is already blasting. Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish will also make appearances, provided Goodman is done doing up-close interviews with Robbie Hummel and Parrish isn't unreachable at an NYC bar.
Check back here at midnight, and join us for a tremendous 24 hours. Come for the hoops, stay for the jokes -- and chip in for the pizza.