Columbus State radio crew has long weekend ahead of them

Scott Miller, the longtime radio play-by-play man for the Columbus State basketball teams, is going to be one busy man the next few days.

Miller and Mike Sanda, a former CSU player who has joined Miller for the broadcasts this season, will call as many of the men's and women's games as possible as they play in their respective Southeast Regionals.

The two left Thursday on the women's team bus for the 320-mile trip to Gaffney, S.C., where the Lady Cougars are playing in a regional hosted by Limestone.

The Lady Cougars will play Carson-Newman Friday at 2:30 p.m.

After that game, Miller and Sanda will borrow a car provided by CSU and drive the 210 miles to Harrogate, Tenn., where the men are playing in a regional at Lincoln-Memorial.

The Cougars play their first game against UNC Pembroke on Saturday at noon.

But since technology hasn't evolved to the point of having a transporter available, they will not be able to call the possible women's game on Saturday. If the Lady Cougars win Friday, they would play in the regional semifinals at 5 p.m.

Columbus State assistant sports information director Stephen Williams will handle that broadcast.

If the men win Saturday, Miller and Sanda will stay and call the Cougars' regional semifinal game on Sunday at 5 p.m.

If the women win on Saturday, the championship game would be on Monday night, and the Miller-Sanda duo would head back to Gaffney to call that game.

Finally, if the men advance to their championship game, it would be Tuesday night in Harrogate, Tenn.

All of the games will be on WDAK-AM 540 with the exception of the Monday and Tuesday games, which would be on WBFA-FM 98.3.

"This 60-year-old is tired just thinking about it," Miller wrote in an email earlier this week. "It should be a lot of fun. Obviously, the teams have to keep winning to have that whole scenario play out.

"OK, I'm going to rest now!"