Friday, February 24, 2012

Weekend watchdog

Darrell Waltrip's there.
Danica Patrick's going to be there.
 It's Boogity, boogity, boogity time. The flag drops on the Daytona 500 on FOX Sunday at 1 p.m. Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle will lead the field to the start/finish line as Waltrip starts another year in the announcer's booth.
The Twin 125s set the field Thursday afternoon. Danica and her Nationwide Series competitors open the season Saturday at noon on ESPN.
It's time for Jeremy Lin and friends - also known as NBA All-Star weekend. ESPN shows the Celebrity game at 7 p.m. Friday, then TNT goes with the Rising Stars contest with Lin at 9 p.m.
The dunk contest and other skills events take place Saturday at 8 p.m. before the stars shine Sunday at 6 p.m.
Virginia Tech visits Duke Saturday at noon on the ACC Network, followed by a split regional at 2:30 p.m. - either Maryland at Georgia Tech or N.C. State-Clemson.
CBS offers a trio of games Saturday, beginning at noon with Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky. At 2 p.m., there's the choice of UCLA against Arizona or Villanova-Georgetown, then at 4 p.m. Missouri plays Kansas. Sunday at 2 p.m., Pittsburgh travels to Louisville before the Big Ten battle between Wisconsin and Ohio State.
ESPN's Friday includes Marquette going to West Virginia Friday at 9 p.m. Virginia hosts North Carolina Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by Mississippi State at Alabama. The GameDay crew catches Syracuse-Connecticut at 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Indiana takes on Minnesota.
On ESPN2, Loyola of Maryland goes to Rider Friday at 7 p.m. and then it's five games on Saturday. The day opens at noon with Notre Dame vs. St. John's, followed by Texas A&M-Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. and Creighton facing Indiana State. Virginia schools then take the stage, with George Mason against VCU at 6 p.m. before Richmond battles Xavier.
Comcast starts Saturday with Boston College visits Wake Forest at 1 p.m., then it's off to the CAA at 4 p.m. for Drexel's game with Old Dominion. There's a PAC-12 doubleheader Sunday, with California at Colorado at 5:30 p.m. before Oregon faces Oregon State.
Saturday's play on MASN starts at 4 p.m. with Texas at Texas Tech, followed by Campbell vs. Liberty at 7 p.m. The Big East gets coverage Sunday at noon when South Florida hosts Cincinnati.
UNLV hosts Air Force Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
The PGA tour has the World Match Play Championship Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC. We'll see who makes it to Sunday.
The Capitals host Montreal Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, and visit Toronto Saturday at 7 p.m. while NBC Sports Network shows Chicago-Anaheim Sunday at 6 p.m.
In women's basketball, MASN shows DePaul against Louisville Saturday at noon. Sunday, Comcast has Boston College playing Miami at 1 p.m. before Old Dominion goes to James Madison. ESPN2 has the ACC regular season finale between Duke and North Carolina at 3 p.m. followed by LSU-Georgia.
NBC Sports Network has a college ice hockey doubleheader Friday. Vermont hosts Boston University at 7:30 p.m., followed by North Dakota-Denver.
ESPN shows the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

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