Friday, February 8, 2013

Weekend watchdog

ESPN's GameDay crew visits a Big East conference showdown Saturday night - soon to be an ACC rivalry.
Notre Dame hosts Louisville Saturday at 9 p.m. in a meeting of top 25 teams. The duo became the latest Big East members to announce intentions to join the ACC this year, with departure dates still to be determined. At most, this year's freshmen can plan on visiting Tobacco Road for conference games as seniors.
The Cardinals and Fighting Irish - along with future ACC colleagues Syracuse and Pittsburgh - reside in the top half of the Big East standings entering the final month of the regular season.
For some current ACC teams, ESPN has North Carolina against Miami Saturday at 2 p.m. Wake Forest plays Florida State Saturday at noon on ESPN2 while The Hokies host Georgia Tech on Comcast Saturday at 1 p.m.
Maryland hosts Virginia Sunday at 1 p.m. on the ACC network and N.C. State heads to Clemson for other areas of the region.
CBS has Mississippi-Missouri Saturday at 1 p.m., and top-ranked Indiana takes on Ohio State Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN starts Saturday's action at noon with Michigan-Wisconsin. Kansas takes on Oklahoma at 4 p.m., followed by Pittsburgh against Cincinnati. St. John's heads to Syracuse Sunday at 3 p.m.
St. Joseph's battles UMass Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Valparaiso against Cleveland State and Iowa State-Kansas State. LSU faces Alabama at 8 p.m., then it's Illinois State meeting Creighton at 10 p.m.
From the CAA, Northeastern faces Old Dominion Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast. James Madison meets Drexel Sunday at 7 p.m.
MASN shows a pair of Big East games Saturday - Georgetown-Rutgers at noon followed by DePaul against Marquette. West Virginia battles TCU at 4 p.m. Sunday at noon, Connecticut takes on Seton Hall.
New Mexico battles UNLV Saturday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
In Big East women's basketball, Cincinnati plays Rutgers Saturday at 6 p.m. on MASN. ESPN2 has a doubleheader Sunday, with Michigan State-Penn State at 2 p.m. followed by Kentucky taking on Vanderbilt.
There's three women's games on Comcast Sunday. Hofstra visits Georgia State at noon, and it's off to the Atlantic 10 for Butler against George Washington. Old Dominion faces Drexel at 4 p.m.
ESPN2 shows high school basketball between Chester and Neumann-Goretti Sunday at 6 p.m.
ESPN shows Clippers plays the Heat Friday at 8 p.m. before the Bulls meet Utah. San Antonio faces the Nets Sunday at 8 p.m.
ABC's Sunday doubleheader starts with Clippers at Knicks at 1 p.m., then the Heat host the Lakers. Brooklyn faces the Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The Capitals try to bounce back Friday at 7 p.m. when the Panthers come to town on Comcast.
NBC has the Kings meeting the Red Wings Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The Penguins host the Devils on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
North Dakota travels to Nebraska-Omaha Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour heads to Pebble Beach Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.

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