XLVIIPosted: January 31, 2013
Which Harbaugh brother will hoist the Lombardi Trophy?
CBS has the long pregame show and big commercials along with Super Bowl XLVII, matching the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., pending the length of the introductions and other hoopla.
John Harbaugh led the Ravens to their second Super Bowl contest, after winning at least one playoff game in his first five seasons. Ray Lewis, MVP of Super Bowl XXXV, returns for his last ride.
Jim Harbaugh, who almost quarterbacked Indianapolis to Super Bowl XXX, brings the 49ers to their sixth big game. They won all five prior trips, including a 55-10 blowout of Denver in 1990 at the Superdome.
Before the big game, CBS brings ACC basketball between Miami and North Carolina State Saturday at 4 p.m.
Virginia Tech heads to North Carolina Saturday at noon on the ACC network, and other areas will see Clemson-Boston College.
ESPN’s Thursday doubleheader starts at 7 p.m. with Illinois-Michigan State. Then it’s out west for Arizona at Washington. Future ACC foes Pittsburgh and Syracuse meet Saturday at noon, then current conference members Duke and Florida State play. Tennessee faces Arkansas at 4 p.m. before Kentucky takes on Texas A&M. The GameDay crew catches top-ranked Michigan against Indiana at 9 p.m.
Marquette takes on Louisville Sunday at 2 p.m.
There’s three games on ESPN2 Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. with Connecticut-Providence. Alabama battles Arkansas at 9 p.m. before Gonzaga meets Loyola Marymount. Saturday brings five games – starting at noon with Purdue facing Northwestern. It’s Notre Dame-DePaul at 2 p.m., then Wichita State plays Northern Iowa. Kansas State takes on Oklahoma at 6 p.m., and the slate concludes at 8 p.m. when Baylor tackles Iowa State.
Comcast offers Wake Forest against Maryland Saturday at 2 p.m., along with three CAA games. Hofstra plays William & Mary at noon, then it’s George Mason-James Madison at 4 p.m. Drexel meets Northeastern at 6 p.m.
WAC basketball gets coverage Thursday at 10 p.m on MASN, with Utah State facing Idaho. West Virginia heads to Texas Tech Saturday at 1:30 p.m., followed by Oklahoma-Kansas. Liberty takes on Winthrop at 7 p.m. There’s a Big East doubleheader Sunday starting at noon, with Providence-Villanova before South Florida plays Connecticut.
Drexel takes on George Mason Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Saturday, Dayton visits St. Louis at 2 p.m. Columbia meets Princeton at 6 p.m. and Nevada faces New Mexico at 8 p.m.
TNT has a big Western Conference battle between Memphis and Oklahoma City Thursday at 8 p.m. The Mavericks head to Golden State in the nightcap.
ESPN’s NBA Friday starts at 7 p.m. with the Heat visiting the Pacers. The nightcap has the Lakers in Minnesota. The Wizards travel to Memphis Friday at 8 p.m. on Comcast-plus and San Antonio Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Comcast has a women’s basketball doubleheader Wednesday. Georgia Tech travels to Virginia at 1 p.m. before UNC-Wilmington meets Old Dominion.
The Capitals battle the Penguins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC’s game of the week. Their weekend begins Thursday on Comcast against the Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. and the Flyers come to town Friday at 7 p.m.
Dartmouth faces Union Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has the Phoenix Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Please pick up the trash when you’re done.