1958-59 College Basketball Season
Originally written by GRL
For the 1958-1959 season, NBC held the rights to air college basketball, with Lindsey Nelson as the primary announcer.
There appears to still have been limitations to the games carried in this schedule (the Pacific Coast Conference wasn't covered due to time purposes, the Big Ten and (with one exception) the Atlantic Coast Conference due to their own regional networks), but a wider range of games were contracted than had been the case in prior seasons.
As always, additional information concerning these broadcasts shall be much appreciated.
St. Louis-Kentucky, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Missouri-Texas Tech, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Notre Dame-North Carolina (in Charlotte, NC), 1:00, NBC. Curt Gowdy
Kentucky-LSU, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Tennessee-Kentucky, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Xavier-Cincinnati, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Colorado-Kansas, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Holy Cross-West Virginia, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Cornell-Princeton, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
DePaul-Notre Dame, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Army-Navy, 3:00, NBC. Bob Wolff
Cincinnati-Bradley, 3:00, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Saturday 3/14- NIT First Round
NYU-Denver, 3, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
Saturday 3/21- NIT Championship
St. John's-Bradley, 4, NBC. Lindsey Nelson
-National coverage of the NIT switched to NBC, who in that year also aired a regular-season college basketball package with Nelson as announcer.