Boogity, boogity, boogityPosted: February 23, 2012
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 field is set Thursday afternoon with the Twin 125s on Speed network. 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. Before heading to Orlando, Lin and the Knicks face the Heat on TNT at 7 p.m. Then the Lakers visit Oklahoma City.
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 Thursday starts in the ACC with Duke trying to avenge an earlier loss to Florida State. Louisville takes on Cincinnati at 9 p.m. Marquette goes 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.
ESPN2 starts Thursday with Alabama-Arkansas at 7 p.m., then goes to the Big Ten for Wisconsin’s game with Iowa. BYU meets Gonzaga at 11 p.m. Friday at 7 p.m., Loyola of Maryland goes to Rider 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.
Stanford battles Colorado Thursday at 11 p.m. on Comcast. Boston College visits Wake Forest Saturday 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.
MASN has Big South action Thursday at 7 p.m., with Coastal Carolina at Liberty. Saturday’s play 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. Comcast goes to the CAA Thursday for William & Mary taking on Drexel, then Sunday Boston College plays 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.