Conference championship timePosted: March 2, 2017
Time to start sending invites to the Big Dance.
The first conference champions will be crowned this weekend, setting the stage for the field of 68 to be unveiled next Sunday.
The Ohio Valley Conference brings its championship Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
CBS has the Missouri Valley Championship Sunday at 2 p.m.
There’s a pair of championship games on ESPN Sunday, with the Big South battle at 1 p.m. and Atlantic Sun at 3 p.m.
There’s quarterfinal action from the West Coast Conference Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 a.m. on ESPN2.
Championships and bubble bursting will continue through the week.
ESPN has Big Ten action Thursday, as Minnesota meets Nebraska 7 p.m. and it’s Wisconsin-Iowa at 9 p.m.
Cincinnati clashes with Houston Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 before Colorado takes on Stanford.
West Virginia faces Iowa State Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN2 and it’s Kent State-Akron at 9 p.m.
Virginia closes its home season against Pittsburgh Saturday at noon on ACC network. Syracuse faces Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. and other areas will see Miami against Florida State.
Virginia Tech hosts Wake Forest Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Comcast.
There’s three games on CBS Saturday, starting at noon with Kentucky-Texas A&M. Notre Dame visits Louisville at 2 p.m. before Arizona battles Arizona State.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Ohio State-Indiana. Florida faces Vanderbilt at 2 p.m., followed by Baylor against Texas and Kansas’ contest with Oklahoma State. The GameDay crew catches Duke’s contest with North Carolina at 8:15 p.m.
Georgia clashes with Arkansas on ESPN2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Memphis meets SMU at 4 p.m. and it’s Oregon-Oregon State at 6 p.m.
George Mason faces VCU Saturday at 2 p.m. on MASN.
Comcast has a pair of quarterfinals from the CAA tournament Saturday at noon and 2:30 p.m.
Cincinnati clashes with Connecticut Sunday at noon on CBS and it’s Northwestern-Purdue at 4:30 p.m. Comcast has a semifinal from the CAA tournament Sunday at 2 p.m., with the second semifinal on Comcast-plus at 4:30 p.m.
There’s ACC women’s tournament play Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Comcast, with early quarterfinal games Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ESPN2 has a semifinal contest Saturday at noon.
MASN2 has quarterfinals of the Big 12 women’s tournament Saturday at noon, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
There’s five women’s championship games on ESPN2 Sunday. The ACC tips off the action at 1 p.m., followed by the SEC and American Athletic Conference. The Big Ten goes at 7 p.m. with the PAC 12 title title at 9 p.m.
TNT offers the Warriors’ visit to Chicago Thursday at 8 p.m. with Thunder-Trail Blazers in the nightcap.
The Heat face the Magic Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN before the Spurs face the Pelicans at 9:30 p.m. Sunday night at 8:30 p.m., the Thunder visit the Mavericks.
On Comcast, the Wizards host the Raptors Friday at 7 p.m. and the Magic Sunday at 5 p.m.
ABC offers Clippers-Bulls Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and the Warriors’ visit to the Knicks Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Orioles have a spring training contest with the Phillies Sunday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
There’s college baseball on MASN2 Friday, with Texas A&M taking on Texas Tech at 4:30 p.m. and TCU-LSU at 8:30 p.m. There’s three more games Sunday, with LSU-Texas Tech at 11 a.m. followed by TCU against Mississippi at 2:30 p.m. and Texas A&M battling Baylor at 6 p.m.
The Capitals meet the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Flyers Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Rangers-Bruins Thursday at 7 p.m. and Blues taking on the Avalanche Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR visits Atlanta this weekend, with the Monster Series race on Fox Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1 followed the Truck Series at 4:30 p.m.
MLS season starts this weekend, and ESPN shows Orlando City against New York City at 5 p.m. and FoxSports1 has Atlanta United’s debut contest with the Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
Manchester United takes on Bournemouth Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and it’s Liverpool-Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. Tottenham Hotspur faces Everton Sunday at 8:25 a.m. before Sunderland meets Manchester City.
There’s rugby Friday on NBC Sports network, as Leicester faces Exeter at 2:30 p.m. followed by the first day of USA Sevens at 7 p.m. Action on day two begins Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and semifinals Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has women’s downhill skiing Friday at 9 p.m.
USA swimming gathers in Indianapolis on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings USA Track and Field Indoor Championship Sunday at 5:30 p.m.