With the first pick….Posted: April 26, 2012
For several months, we’ve been wondering who will get the first pick in the NFL draft.
And will they take Andrew Luck?
We’ll find out Thursday, when the 2012 NFL draft begins its three-day run on NFL network and the ESPN networks.
The first round begins Thursday at 8 p.m., giving Indianapolis a chance to pick their quarterback of the future. Then the Washington Redskins will select their quarterback of the future.
The second and third rounds are Friday beginning at 7 p.m., and the remaining four rounds start Saturday at noon. Then it’s just under three months until training camps open.
The 16th and final day of the NHL playoffs first round is Thursday, with Ottawa taking on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on NBC Sports network at 7 p.m. The Devils and Panthers close out their series at 8:30 p.m.
The second round begins Friday with Predators against Coyotes on NBC Sports network. The Blues and Kings start their series Saturday, and the Eastern semifinals will be set after Thursday’s action. The Capitals will play the Rangers if they win, and could face either the Flyers or Devils if the Senators win.
The lockout-shortened NBA season closes out Thursday on TNT with the Knicks at Bobcats at 8 p.m. followed by Spurs-Warriors. The Wizards’ finale comes against the Heat on Comcast at 8 p.m.
The playoffs start Saturday on ESPN, ABC and TNT. TNT tips the action at 1 p.m. Saturday, and has a twinbill Sunday night. ESPN has a doubleheader Saturday starting at 8 p.m. and the first game Sunday at 1 p.m. ABC has 3:30 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday.
The Orioles are home this weekend, playing Oakland on MASN after Thursday’s series finale against Toronto. The Nationals are on the west coast, finishing a series in San Diego Thursday before meeting the Dodgers starting Friday on MASN2.
Fox has early Saturday afternoon baseball this week, with the choice of three games at 1 p.m. – Angels at Indians, Royals-Twins and Brewers against Cardinals. TBS offers the Tigers’ game at the Yankees Sunday at 1 p.m., while ESPN features Tampa Bay at Texas.
NASCAR has another Saturday night race, in Richmond on Fox at 7 p.m. The Nationwide racers go Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The IndyCar racers are in Sao Paulo, with coverage on NBC Sports network Sunday at 11 a.m.
The PGA tour visits New Orleans, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
In MLS action, D.C. United faces Houston Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast. New England heads to New York to meet the Red Bulls on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Comcast offers ACC baseball Friday at 7 p.m., with Georgia Tech facing Clemson. The series continues Saturday at 4 p.m., following coverage of Virginia-Miami at 1 p.m. It’s SEC baseball on ESPN Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with Arkansas taking on Florida, while ESPN2 has LSU-Georgia at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 brings Texas-Texas A&M softball Thursday at 7 p.m.