And the field is…

It’s bracket time – where hope rises Sunday evening and crashes by midnight Friday.
CBS announces the 68-team NCAA tournament bracket Sunday at 6 p.m., after a weekend where the major conference teams try to boost their seedings.
ESPN has the ACC quarterfinals Thursday, starting at 12:30 p.m. with Florida State-Clemson. Duke tangles with North Carolina State at 3 p.m., with second-seeded Virginia meeting Notre Dame at 7 p.m. and Louisville against Syracuse at 9:30 p.m.
The semifinals are Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.,with the championship on ESPN Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Big 12 quarterfinals are on ESPN2 Thursday, starting at 1 p.m.
The Big East quarterfinals are Thursday on FoxSports1, with afternoon session games at noon and 2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal play continues at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and there’s a quarterfinal contest from the Pac-12 at 11:30 p.m.
VCU faces Massachusetts Thursday at noon to start the day of action in the Atlantic 10 tournament on NBC Sports network. St. Bonaventure plays at 2:30 p.m., with LaSalle-Davidson at 6 p.m. and Duquesne’s contest at 8:30 p.m.
There’s two games from the SEC tournament on ESPN Friday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. and ESPN2 offers quarterfinals from the American tournament Friday at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Big East semifinals Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with the second PAC-12 semifinal at 11:30 p.m.
The top four teams in the Atlantic 10 take the court Friday on NBC Sports network, starting with Dayton’s contest at noon. Richmond’s game starts the evening session at 6 p.m.
The Big Ten semifinals are on CBS Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
The Big East championship will be onFox Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and the PAC-12 finale goes at 10:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
ESPN has SEC semifinals Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m., then the Big 12 title game gets coverage at 6 p.m.
Hartford takes on Vermont in the American East finale on ESPN2 at 11 a.m., followed by the MEAC at 1 p.m. There’s a pair of games from the American Conference at 3 and 5:30 p.m., with the MAC at 7:30 p.m. The Southland Conference championship is at 9:30 p.m. and Big West goes at 11:30 p.m.
Selection Sunday starts for CBS at 1 p.m. with the Atlantic 10 championship game, followed by the Big Ten at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN offers the SEC championship at 1 p.m. and American title game at 3:15 p.m.
The Sun Belt crowns its champion on ESPN2 Sunday at 2 p.m.
MASN2 has the quarterfinals of the Big 12 women’s tournament Friday, starting at noon. the final is on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
The famous island green at 17 gets coverage this weekend, with The Players Championship on NBC Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
NASCAR heads east to Atlanta, with the Cup Series Sunday at 2 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series is on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m. after the Truck Series race at 1:30 p.m.
The IndyCar season starts with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Australian Grand Prix rides on ESPN Sunday at 1:05 a.m.
The Capitals host the Red Wings Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and meet the Blackhawks Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Predators take on the Wild Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Exhibition baseball continues Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN as the Nationals face the Yankees. The Orioles battle the Blue Jays Friday at 1 p.m.
On the college diamond, Virginia Tech hosts Miami Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at noon on NBC Sports Washington.
ABC has XFL action between Houston and New York Saturday at 2 p.m. Dallas duels with D.C. Sunday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 followed by the west coast battle between Seattle and L.A. at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
MLS expansion team Inter Miami meets the LA Galaxy on Fox Saturday at 3 p.m. It’s Minnesota against the Red Bulls Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Watford faces Leicester City on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:25 a.m., followed by Manchester City-Burnley and Aston Villa clashes with Chelsea at 1:25 p.m.
Sunday’s play begins at 9:55 a.m. with West Ham United against Wolverhampton. Tottenham Hotspur meets Manchester United at 12:25 p.m.
In the Bundesliga, Eintracht Fran faces M’gladbach Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Old Glory D.C. tangles with Colorado in rugby Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has motocross racing from Indianapolis Saturday at 7 p.m.

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