Roane State hosts campus watch parties as men’s basketball team competes in national tournament

A Send off for the RSCC Raiders to compete in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

Roane State Community College will host watch parties at several of its campuses this Monday, March 20, as the Roane State Raiders compete in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

This is the second year in a row that the Raiders have earned a spot in the national championship, held in Hutchinson, Kansas. Fans, students, and college faculty and staff gathered at the Roane County campus Friday morning, March 17, to wish the team well as they made the trip.

On Monday, the Roane County campus will host a watch party in the Vann Student Center as the Raiders (#23) take on Butler (#10). Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. Central, 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The watch party will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern. Pizza and refreshments will be provided, and everyone is invited to attend.

Additional campuses hosting watch parties on Monday, March 20, include:

  • Oak Ridge: 5 p.m. ET in the cafeteria
  • Scott County: 5 p.m. ET in the student lounge
  • Fentress County: 4 p.m. CT in the front lobby
  • Campbell County: 4:30 p.m. ET in Room 101

Free snacks and refreshments will be provided at each event.

For anyone unable to attend a watch party, the NJCAA offers a pay-per-view livestream of all the games on Monday. There is a cost of $10 to access a day pass for the stream. Additional options for the remainder of the tournament bracket are available.

For information on pay-per-view pass pricing, visit and look for the “2022-23 NJCAA Basketball Championships Pay-Per-View Options” section. Live games can be viewed here:

Updates on the tournament will be posted online at as well as the Twitter accounts for RSCC (@roanestate) and RSCC Athletics (@RSCCAthletics).

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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