|Starring||Various personalities (see below)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||2 hours per game|
|Original network||ESPN (1987-present)|
ESPN2 (2006-present) if conflict with Monday Night Football
|Original release||January 5, 1987 –|
Since debuting on January 5, 1987, it has broadcast games from numerous conferences, including: the Big East, which had been a Big Monday staple from 1987 until 2013; the Big Ten (1987–1991); the Big Eight (1992–1996); the Big 12 (1997–present); and either the Mountain West or the WAC.
Originally, the Big Ten Conference games were aired in the 9 pm slot, before the Big 8/Big 12 games joined Big Monday in 1992. However, the Big 10 didn't like to start games at 9 pm ET and declined to renew their agreement with ESPN. The Big 8/12 was glad to oblige, though; ESPN commentator Ron Franklin called that decision "the single best thing that ever happened to Big 12 basketball," since it gave the new conference a weekly national showcase that solidified it as one of the best basketball conferences in the country. Big Monday was the first weekly presentation of college basketball on ESPN. Since then ESPN has debuted Super Tuesday, ACC Wednesday (now Wednesday Night Hoops), Throwdown Thursday (now Thursday Night Showcase) and Saturday Primetime.
Early in its existence, the Big West was the nightcap, often featuring powerhouse UNLV teams of the late 1980s/early 1990s. All three conferences had 'BIG' in it.
In 2008, Big Monday featured a triple-header. On ESPN a Big East game would air at 7 pm ET followed by a Big 12 game at 9 pm ET. The third game would feature WCC teams, usually on ESPN2 at 11 pm ET.[permanent dead link]
Following the restructuring of the Big East that a reformed Big East Conference sign a contract with Fox Sports 1, ESPN opted to move the Atlantic Coast Conference to the early time slot for the 2013-14 season.
The ACC game is primarily at 7 pm ET and the Big 12 game is primarily at 9 pm ET, both on ESPN. The Mountain West or WAC game is almost always on ESPN2 at 10 pm ET or later.
- Kris Budden: (sideline reporter, 2020–present) ACC
- Sean McDonough: (play-by-play, 2002–present) ACC
- Fran Fraschilla: (analyst, 2004–present) Big 12
- Holly Rowe: (sideline reporter, 2006–present) Big 12
- Seth Greenberg: (analyst, 2005–present) College GameNight
- Bob Wischusen: (play-by-play, 2016–present) Big 12
- Allison Williams: (sideline reporter, 2014–present) ACC
- Jay Bilas: (analyst, 2003–2014, 2016–present) ACC
- Doris Burke (analyst, 2015–present) ACC
- Dick Vitale: (analyst, 2016–present) ACC- select weeks
- Mike Gorman: (play-by-play, 1987–1991) Big East
- Gary Thorne: (play-by-play, 1992–?) Big East
- Bob Carpenter: (play by play, ?–2004) Mountain West
- Hubert Davis: (analyst, 2006) Mountain West or WAC
- Jimmy Dykes: (analyst, 2005) Mountain West or WAC
- Len Elmore: (analyst, 2006) College GameNight
- Ron Franklin: (play-by-play, 2005–2010) Big 12
- Mike Jarvis: (analyst, 2005) College GameNight
- Dave Pasch: (play-by-play, 2005–2006) Mountain West or WAC
- Dave Revsine: (host, 2005–2007) College GameNight (now on the Big Ten Network)
- Jon Sundvold: (analyst, ?–2004) Big 12
- Stacey Dales: (analyst 2007–2008) College GameNight
- Terry Gannon: (play by play, 2006-2009) Mountain West, WAC or WCC
- Stephen Bardo: (analyst, 2006-2009) Mountain West, WAC or WCC
- Bob Knight: (analyst, 2010-2012) Big 12
- Bill Raftery: (analyst, 1987–2013) Big East
- Shane Battier: (analyst, 2015) ACC
- Brent Musburger: (play by play, 2010–2016) Big 12