Friday, February 11, 2011

Weekend watchdog

It's Speed Week at Daytona.
You've got a week to wait until the flag drops on the Daytona 500, but hopefully the Daytona Shootout will whet your appetite. The race is on FOX Saturday at 8 p.m.
Boogity, boogity, boogity, let's go racing boys.
The racing weekend continues Sunday with qualifying at 1 p.m. that sets the first two spots for next Sunday's Daytona 500 and the fields for Thursday's Twin 125s.
In the NBA, the Lakers are on an East Coast swing - thus filling the airwaves. ESPN's Friday doubleheader features the Lakers at New York at 8 p.m. followed by the Suns at the Jazz.
ABC's Sunday doubleheader starts with the Celtics hosting the Heat at 1 p.m., then the Lakers visit Orlando. ESPN offers the Thunder at Warriors Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Spurs visit Washington Saturday at 8 p.m. on Comcast. Then somebody's gotta win when the Wizards take on Cleveland Sunday at 6 p.m.
The ACC Network offers split regional coverage for games Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Hokies host Georgia Tech Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC29, while other fans can tune to CW29 for N.C. State against Wake Forest. Saturday, the choices are North Carolina-Clemson on NBC29 and Maryland-Boston College on CW29.
There's five games on ESPN and six on ESPN2 Saturday. ESPN starts in the Big East with Syracuse-Louisville at noon, then offers Ohio State-Wisconsin, Texas taking on Baylor at 4 p.m. and Tennesee-Florida at 6 p.m. The GameDay crew will be in Philadelphia for Pittsburgh's contest with Villanova.
On ESPN2, the day begins with a pair of games in Virginia - St. Louis at Richmond at noon followed by Old Dominion-VCU. North Texas faces Western Kentucky at 4 p.m., then it's Southern Miss-Memphis, Detroit meeting Butler and Northern Iowa hosting Wichita State.
ESPN returns to the Big East Sunday, with Marquette against Georgetown at 1 p.m.
CBS goes to the SEC Saturday, as Kentucky takes on Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. Sunday, it's a Big Ten matchup between Purdue and Illinois.
Comcast has coverage as Virginia heads to Florida State Saturday at 3 p.m., then it's James Madison at George Mason. Arizona battles Arizona State Sunday at 9 p.m..
MASN offers four games Saturday, starting with Notre Dame taking on South Florida at noon. UNC-Charlotte visits Rhode Island at 2 p.m., then it's back to the Big East as DePaul goes to West Virginia.
ESPN2 has a high school contest Friday at 7:30 p.m., with Oak Hill Academy crossing the border into North Carolina and facing Christ School.
Comcast has an ACC women's doubleheader Friday - Georgia Tech at Florida State at 6:30 p.m., followed by Duke-Wake Forest. Sunday at 1 p.m., it's Florida State vs. North Carolina. On ESPN2 Sunday, it's Michigan State-Michigan at 2:30 p.m. then West Virginia meets Louisville.
CBS heads to Pebble Beach for PGA golf Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m.
Before embarking on a two-week road trip, the Capitals host Los Angeles Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast. NBC's Sunday afternoon game matches Boston and Detroit.

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