Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekend watchdog

This weekend in Florida, you've got NASCAR's best racing around the speedway.
And across the continent, the world's best will be racing on snow and ice.
If you like your speed in fast cars on asphalt, Daytona is for you. After Thursday afternoon's Twin 125s sets the field, the flag drops on the Super Bowl of racing, the Daytona 500 Sunday at 1 p.m. Boogity, boogity, boogity, let's go racing boys.
The racing excitement includes the Nationwide Series opener Saturday. Danica Patrick joins the good ol' boys on the track.
The Winter Olympics begin Friday with the opening ceremonies on NBC. Since it's in Vancouver, there will be live medal events in the afternoon (2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday) and in prime-time.
The men's downhill highlights Saturday's action, and Sunday night you'll be seeing lots of the pairs short program.
The NHL takes off two weeks for the Olympics Games. Before the top players head west, the Capitals visit St. Louis Saturday.
The NBA's best gather at the Cowboys' Stadium for the All-Star game. Friday, ESPN shows the All-Star celebrity game at 7 p.m. The rest of the weekend will be on TNT - Friday's Rookie Challenge, the skills competition Saturday night, and the game Sunday.
On the college hardcourt, CBS will show Maryland going to Duke at 1 p.m. Saturday and Ohio State-Illinois Sunday.
Virginia heads to Virginia Tech Saturday night on CW29. If you don't like watching the local teams, Georgia Tech-Wake Forest will be broadcast also.
ESPN has the hardcourt meeting of the Backyard Brawl Friday - West Virginia at Pittsburgh - at 9 p.m. Saturday, ESPN's day starts with Michigan State visiting Penn State at noon. Oklahoma goes to Oklahoma State at 2 p.m., then it's North Carolina-N.C. State and Xavier-Florida. The GameDay crew is at Rupp Arena for Tennessee's game with Kentucky.
ESPN2 starts its tripleheader at 5 p.m. with Texas A&M at Texas Tech, followed by Memphis-Tulsa and St. Mary's playing Portland.
Sunday afternoon, ESPN carries Louisville at Syracuse at 1 p.m.
Comcast offers four games on Saturday, starting with the ACC battle between Miami and Clemson at noon. Richmond visits St. Bonaventure at 2 p.m., followed by CAA action - George Mason at Old Dominion and VCU at James Madison. The Sunday night ACC game matches Florida State and Boston College, then UCLA visits Southern Cal at 10 p.m.
MASN shows four games Saturday, starting at noon with Cincinnati taking on Connecticut. Nebraska goes to Texas at 4 p.m., followed by Charleston Southern-High Point and South Florida visiting Marquette at 8:30 p.m.
There's four more games Sunday, starting at noon with DePaul at Seton Hall. Loyola visits Iona at 2 p.m., then two more Big East games - Georgetown at Rutgers, and St. Johns-Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has a women's basketball doubleheader Sunday. At 3 p.m., it's Houston-SMU and Arkansas visiting South Carolina. The nightcap features either Mississippi at Mississippi State or the ACC battle between Miami and N.C. State.
MASN has the women's game between Cincinnati and Syracuse Saturday at 2 p.m. Comcast shows a CAA doubleheader Sunday - Georgia State visiting Delaware and Old Dominion-George Mason.
The PGA is at Pebble Beach for the AT&T National Pro-Am on CBS.

No comments: