Friday, March 1, 2013

Weekend watchdog

It's March. Spring is just around the corner.
While the baseball teams tune up in Florida and Arizona, the Major League soccer season kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. when D.C. United visits Houston on NBC Sports network.
ESPN2 starts its schedule Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with Portland against the Red Bulls.
Virginia continues its quest for the NCAA tournament Sunday at 4 p.m. on the ACC network, facing Boston College. Maryland visits Wake Forest Saturday at noon.
Comcast offers Virginia Tech hosting Clemson Saturday at 8 p.m.
ESPN has a top-five ACC battle Saturday at 6 p.m., when Duke takes on Miami. The day starts at noon with Alabama-Florida, followed by Notre Dame against Marquette at 2 p.m. and Texas-Oklahoma State. The GameDay crew catches Arizona playing UCLA at 9 p.m.
Purdue meets Wisconsin Sunday at 1 p.m.
Iona meets Loyola of Maryland Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Saturday's slate starts at noon with VCU against Butler, then Wichita State faces Creighton. At 7 p.m., Kansas State faces Baylor followed by Vanderbilt-Auburn.
CBS gears up for March Madness with three games Saturday. Louisville travels to Syracuse at noon, followed by West Virginia-Kansas and Kentucky against Arkansas.
Sunday at 2 p.m., Florida State goes to North Carolina then Michigan State plays Michigan.
MASN shows a pair of games from the CIAA tournament Friday starting at 7 p.m.
There's two Big East games Saturday and two more on Sunday. Saturday at 2 p.m., Connecticut clashes Cincinnati and it's St. John'-Providence at 8 p.m. Sunday starts at noon with Villanova against Pittsburgh, followed by DePaul-South Florida. New Mexico State takes on Denver Saturday at 6 p.m.
Drexel takes on Old Dominion Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There's three games Saturday, starting in the CAA with George Mason-Delaware at 2 p.m. UNLV takes on Nevada at 4 p.m., followed by Harvard against Pennsylvania.
The CAA gets coverage on Comcast Saturday, with Old Dominion-Northeastern at noon and James Madison going to William & Mary at 6 p.m. St. Louis faces George Washington Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Grizzlies head to Miami Friday on ESPN at 8 p.m., and the nightcap brings together the Thunder and Nuggets. Sunday at 8 p.m., the Bulls face the Pacers.
The Wizards host the Knicks on Comcast Friday at 7 p.m., then play the Sixers Sunday at 6 p.m.
ABC's Sunday starts with the Heat taking on the Knicks at 1 p.m. The Thunder face the Clippers at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has a pair of women's basketball games Sunday - St. Joseph's at Dayton at 2 p.m. followed by North Carolina against Duke. Notre Dame plays Providence on MASN Saturday at 4 p.m.
On Comcast, Florida State battles Virginia Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by Drexel-Delaware at 3:30 p.m.
NASCAR heads west this weekend, going to Phoenix Sunday at 3 p.m. The Nationwide racers start their action Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
Will the Chicago Blackhawks lose a game this shortened season? They face the Red Wings Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. The Canadians take on the Bruins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Capitals head north Saturday, meeting the Jets at 3 p.m. on Comcast. Later Saturday, Nashville heads to San Jose at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers college ice hockey between Wisconsin and Nebraska-Omaha Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The PGA tour arrives in Florida for the Honda Classic. NBC has coverage Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network shows the USA Indoor Track championships Sunday at 4 p.m.

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