Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
“Was anyone else bothered with us moving back (the tip-off) 10 minutes to accommodate ESPN?” Beilein said in quotes transcribed by MILive.com. “I mean, I love ESPN, guys, I love it, but when they told me that game was being moved back 15 minutes — something is wrong. We have a whole bunch of guys with 8 and 9 o’clock classes tomorrow morning and we move that game to 10:15 so that a football game could be finished.”
The game was supposed to tip at 10 p.m., but was pushed to 10:15 because the Miami (Ohio)-Ohio University football game ran late on ESPN2.
“Let us start our game,” Beilein said. “This is way out of whack when we move a game 15 minutes. It’s already at the wrong time — 10 p.m. on the east coast — and now, move it 15 more minutes? I love ESPN. They’re so good for us. They got that one wrong. You can’t do that to our student-athletes.
“Tell Spike Albrecht when he goes to his 9 o’cock class today that it was more important that we start that on time at 10 o’clock, rather than that. This is wrong and we’re going to fix it. Thank you very much.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.