Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser will travel to Evanston Friday, Nov. 16, to host their daily afternoon sports talk show Pardon the Interruption from the new Welsh-Ryan Arena. The special road trip coincides with a men’s basketball matchup between their alma maters: the Northwestern Wildcats and the Binghamton Bearcats.
Following the taping of their daily sports debate, Wilbon and Kornheiser will provide color commentary along with Will Flemming’s play-by-play during ESPN’s broadcast of the game starting at 6 p.m. CT.
PTI announced the road trip in a video.
Wilbon and Kornheiser have worked together for over 30 years since their days at The Washington Post. They have co-hosted PTI for 17 years, a show based in Washington, D.C., and will get to start the college basketball season watching their alma maters square off in a non-conference match up. Wilbon graduated from Northwestern in 1980, and Kornheiser graduated from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) in 1970.
The last time the show went on the road was for Major League Baseball games in July.
The PTI taping will also be free and open to the public. Doors will open at 2:45 p.m., and the taping will run from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Welsh-Ryan.