See you in PyeongchangPosted: February 20, 2014
Just a few more days before bobsledding and curling leave the scene for four more years.
It’s the final weekend of the Sochi Olympics, capped by Sunday’s men’s ice hockey gold medal game at 7 a.m. The closing ceremonies air at 7 p.m., then the preparation for the 2018 Winter Games begin.
NBC airs the women’s gold medal ice hockey game between the United States and Canada Thursday at noon, before the primetime coverage at 8 p.m. Friday’s action will be at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and events Saturday will be shown at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings figure skating Thursday at 10 a.m. Action begins Friday at 3 a.m. with curling, and the men’s ice hockey semifinals are at 6:30 a.m. and noon.
There’s cross-country skiing Saturday at 4:30 a.m., followed by the bronze medal men’s ice hockey game at 10 a.m. and figure skating at 12:30 p.m. Coverage closes with bobsledding Sunday at 4 a.m.
While the Olympics close out, the new NASCAR season starts with the Daytona 500 Sunday on Fox. ESPN has the opener of the Nationwide racing season Saturday at 1:15 p.m. while the twin 125s are on FoxSports1 Thursday at 7 p.m. The flag drops on the first Truck Series race Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Duke and North Carolina had to postpone their contest last week, rescheduling for Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN and the ACC network. Michigan State plays Purdue at 7 p.m.
Duke gets another chance at top-ranked Syracuse Saturday at 7 p.m., followed by Arizona-Colorado. LSU takes on Kentucky at 4 p.m.
ESPN2 offers three games on Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. with Alabama against Texas A&M. Connecticut takes on Temple at 9 p.m., then BYU meets Gonzaga in the nightcap. VCU meets Massachusetts Friday at 7 p.m.
Virginia meets Notre Dame on ESPN2 Saturday at 2 p.m., after Wisconsin-Iowa at noon. Iowa State takes on TCU at 4 p.m., followed by UCLA-Stanford and Missouri against Alabama. San Diego State faces New Mexico at 10 p.m., and the slate closes at midnight with Gonzaga taking on San Diego.
North Carolina meets Wake Forest at noon Saturday on ACC network, and other areas see Boston College-Miami.
CBS has regional action Saturday at noon, with Florida facing Mississippi and Louisville meeting Cincinnati. Michigan and Michigan State battle Sunday at noon.
FoxSports1 starts its action Saturday at 11:30 a.m. when Xavier travels to Georgetown. It’s St. John’s-Villanova at 1:30 p.m., followed by UAB at Charlotte. Providence meets Butler Sunday at 6 p.m., followed by Southern Cal against California.
There’s three games on Comcast Saturday, starting in the ACC with Clemson-Georgia Tech at noon. Virginia Tech plays North Carolina State at 2 p.m., followed by Northeastern against William & Mary. Drexel tangles with Delaware Sunday at 3 p.m.
Mount St. Mary’s meets Central Connecticut Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN. West Virginia hosts Baylor at 1:30 p.m. on MASN, followed by Kansas State-Oklahoma.
Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on MASN2.
NBC Sports network brings Ivy League action, with Brown at Cornell Saturday at 8 p.m. Yale heads to Columbia Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Comcast offers a women’s basketball doubleheader Thursday, as North Carolina visits Virginia at 6:30 p.m. before Florida State takes on Maryland. Wake Forest meets Miami Sunday at 1 p.m.
Charlotte visits Middle Tennessee on MASN2 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Kansas heads to Oklahoma at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m., Oklahoma State faces Texas Tech.
Notre Dame meets Duke in a battle of top 10 squads Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN2 has a Sunday doubleheader, with Kentucky against Texas A&M at 2 p.m. and Maryland-Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Georgetown hosts Villanova on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
Oklahoma City hosts Miami on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Houston-Golden State in the nightcap. ESPN offers Denver-Chicago at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by the Celtics taking on the Lakers. Sunday at 9 p.m., the Rockets head to Phoenix.
ABC has the Clippers and Thunder Sunday at 1 p.m., then it’s Bulls at Heat.
The Wizards host the Pelicans Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then travel to Cleveland Sunday at 6 p.m.
CBS has the final two days of the Match Play Championship Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
MASN shows action from the UEFA Europe League Thursday, with Dynamo Kyiv against Valencia at 1 p.m. followed by Porto against Eintracht Frankfurt.
In Premier League, Crystal Palace meets Manchester United on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m., while USA shows Arsenal against Sunderland. Chelsea clashes with Everton Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and there’s a pair of contests Sunday – Liverpool plays Swansea City at 8:30 a.m. followed by Norwich City against Tottenham Hotspur.
Notre Dame hosts Boston University Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The USA Indoor track and field championships are on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.