Let the Games begin

For the youth of the world interested in cold weather sports, Sochi is the place to be.
sochiThe Winter Olympics begin their two-week run on NBC with the Opening Ceremonies Friday at 7:30 p.m. There’s coverage Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., and more action Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings live action starting Saturday at 3 a.m. with ice hockey. There’s speed skating and cross-country skiing around dawn eastern time, with figure skating starting at 9:30 a.m.
Ice hockey starts at 3 a.m. Sunday, followed by speed skating, luge at 8:30 a.m. and ski jumping at 1 p.m.
Before the best NHL players head to Sochi, the Capitals host Winnipeg Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Devils Saturday at 8 p.m. on Comcast.
On the college ice, Maine travels to Notre Dame Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Spurs head to Brooklyn Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT, and the Bulls meet the Warriors in the nightcap. Portland visits Indiana Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, then the Timberwolves take on the Pelicans at 9:30 p.m.
ABC offers Oklahoma City against the Knicks Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the Bulls against Lakers.
Cleveland visits the Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Sacramento comes to town Sunday at 6 p.m.
Connecticut clashes with Cincinnati Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with Oregon-Arizona in the nightcap. There’s five games on ESPN Friday, starting at noon with Alabama-Florida. Michigan meets Iowa at 2 p.m., followed by West Virginia against Kansas and Duke-Boston College. The GameDay crew catches Gonzaga against Memphis at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 shows LSU-Georgia Thursday at 7 p.m. and Penn State against Michigan State at 9 p.m. Cleveland State against Wright State starts the day on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. Florida State heads to Maryland at 3 p.m., then it’s Saint Louis facing LaSalle and Baylor-Oklahoma. The night concludes with Wichita State battling Northern Iowa at 9 p.m.
Connecticut ventures to Central Florida Sunday at 6 p.m.
ACC network offers Virginia-Georgia Tech and Notre Dame’s visit to North Carolina Saturday at noon.
Butler meets Georgetown Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS, and Sunday at 1 p.m. it’s Michigan State-Wisconsin.
FoxSports1 offers UTEP against East Carolina at 9 p.m. and Oregon State-Arizona State Thursday at 11 p.m. There’s a Big East doubleheader Friday, with Seton Hall-Villanova at 7 p.m. and DePaul against Creighton in the nightcap. Providence plays Xavier Saturday at 3 p.m. before Oregon takes on Arizona State.
Creighton and St. John’s clash Sunday at 7 p.m.
There’s a trio of games on Comcast Saturday, starting at noon with Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh. The College of Charleston clashes with Towson at 2 p.m., then Fordham takes on George Washington.
Boston College meets Florida State Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast, followed by Towson traveling to James Madison.
Mount St. Marys takes on Sacred Heart on MASN Thursday at 9 p.m. The Big 12 plays on MASN Saturday, with Texas against Kansas State at 1:30 p.m. before TCU takes on Iowa State at 4 p.m.
MASN2 has a pair of women’s games Saturday, with Texas Tech taking on TCU at 1 p.m. before Old Dominion battles North Texas. It’s Providence facing St. John’s on FoxSports1 Saturday at 12:30 p.m., then Sunday at 1 p.m. Creighton takes on DePaul before Iowa State heads to Texas.
Connecticut meets Louisville Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, while ESPN2 has Penn State facing Ohio State at 2 p.m. before Oklahoma takes on Baylor.
The PGA tour visits Pebble Beach, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Swansea City hosts Cardiff City on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

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