Well, well, look who's branching out. Ladies and gentlefolk, meet the newest college basketball analyst for ESPNU.
ESPNU plans to announce Monday that Bill Simmons, the popular "Sports Guy" columnist for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, will appear as a guest commentator on two men's basketball games Jan. 15 and Jan. 22, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says.
The games themselves haven't been announced, but according to ESPN's Web site, ESPNU will be showing the following games on January 15:
• Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Basketball: Tuskegee vs. Stillman
• Women's College Basketball: Tulane vs. SMU
• Women's College Basketball: Coppin State vs. Hampton
• Mideastern Athletic Conference Basketball: Mississippi Valley State vs. Southern
• West Coast Conference Basketball: San Francisco vs. Pepperdine
Because of geography, we think it's pretty likely Simmons is doing the San Fran-Pepperdine game ... but man, we'd enjoy watching him call a women's game, we think.
Now, all we have to do is find someone on earth who has ESPNU.
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