16…8…4Posted: March 27, 2014
The Carolina teams are gone.
The transfers from the Big East are done.
It’s left to Virginia to uphold the honor of the ACC.
The top-seeded Cavaliers join the Garden Party Friday at 9:57 p.m., facing pundit-favorite Michigan State in New York. The winner advances to Sunday’s East Region final against either Connecticut or Iowa State, who tip at 7:27 p.m. CBS offers the Midwest Region matchups between Tennessee and Michigan at 7:15 p.m. and Louisville-Kentucky in the nightcap.
The Sweet 16 gets going Thursday with the Cinderella contest between Dayton and Stanford on CBS at 7 p.m. Top-seed Florida faces UCLA in the nightcap, while TBS offers Wisconsin against Baylor at 7:30 p.m. followed by Arizona meeting San Diego State.
TBS has the regional finals Saturday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. and CBS jumps back in the action Sunday at 2 and 4:30 p.m.
Then it’s off to the Final Four.
The women’s Sweet 16 starts Saturday at noon on ESPN with Kentucky against Baylor. Undefeated Notre Dame goes Oklahoma State in the other regional semifinal at 2:30 p.m. It’s off to Lincoln at 4:30 p.m. for undefeated Connecticut facing BYU, then Texas A&M takes on DePaul.
Tennessee tackles Maryland Sunday at noon on ESPN, and Louisville hosts LSU at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Out west, Stanford meets Penn State at 4:30 p.m. and South Carolina plays North Carolina at 7 p.m.
The regional finals are Monday and Tuesday.
The best of Division II meet Saturday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
The Wizards face Indiana Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, and the Hawks come to town Saturday at 8 p.m.
Back from Australia, the Dodgers take on the Padres on ESPN Sunday night at 8 p.m.
The Nationals get ready for the season Saturday, hosting the Tigers at 2 p.m. on MASN. ESPN has their game with the Mets Thursday at noon.
On the college diamond, Baylor travels to West Virginia Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NASCAR visits Martinsville Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, and the truck race will be on FoxSports1 at 2:30 p.m.
ABC has the opening race of the Indy Car series, Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from Florida.
The Formula One circuit hits Malayasia Sunday at 4 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There’s practice at 2 a.m. Friday and qualifying Saturday at 4 a.m.
NBC offers the Flyers and Bruins Sunday at noon, while the Blackhawks and Penguins meet Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The road to the Frozen Four begins Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, then Robert Morris meets Minnesota in the West regional.
Top golfers meet at the Valero Texas Open Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
D.C. United meets Chicago in MLS action Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There’s three matches in the Premier League Saturday morning, starting with Manchester United against Aston Villa at 8:45 a.m. Crystal Place clashes with Chelsea at 11 a.m. followed by Arsenal-Manchester City. Fulham faces Everton Sunday at 8:30 a.m. before Liverpool meets Tottenham Hotspur.
ESPN2 shows the Sony Open Thursday at 1 and 7 p.m., and a men’s semifinal Friday at 3 p.m. ESPN has the second men’s semifinal Friday at 7 p.m. and the men’s championship Sunday at 2:30 p.m., while the women’s championship will be on ESPN2 Saturday at 1 p.m.
Providence meets St. John’s in college lacrosse Saturday at 6 p.m. on FoxSports1.
MASN2 has college softball between UTEP and Tulsa Saturday at 4 p.m.