No time for problems with women's NCAAs

When there are four games being broadcast at once, there isn't room for error. Constant communication and multitasking are key to ESPN's broadcast of the women's NCAA tournament, especially the craziness of 32 first-round games.

Updated: March 19, 2011, 1:21 PM ET
By Karen Wall Bush

"You can't have a problem. We're a minute 10 seconds into the broadcast."

Ashley O'Connor speaks briefly to the caller, who was looking for a member of the production team who's coming in later in the day for the ESPN's broadcast of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.

As she speaks, a group of technicians is trying to repair a faulty control panel for the bank of flat-screen TVs against the wall showing the broadcasts of all the games. The national broadcast of ...

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