Archive for March, 2011

Maricopa Mess

March 29, 2011

Longtime Fiesta Bowl Chairman John Junker has been relieved of his duties in light of research that shows that 21 people associated with the Fiesta Bowl were reimbursed by the Bowl for political contributions totalling at least $46,539.  As a result the Arizona Republican Party has an unwanted headache and the Bowl may lose its standing as a member of the BCS.

As I said, this could prove to be something of a nuisance to the GOP in Arizona.  Those receiving targeted contributions include (but are not limited to) the party itself, Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain, Governor Jan Brewer and the Republican members of the Arizona Congressional delegation.  The report specifies that there is no suspicion that the politicians and entities in receipt of the contributions was aware of the scheme by Junker to funnel Bowl money, but that sort of detail often gets lost in the retelling.  The campaigns will likely find it expedient (if not necessary) to return the contributions and it may cause an investigation by the Federal Elections Commission and other legal entities.  To say nothing of the politically uncomfortable innuendo.

And of course the Bowl itself could be even more severely harmed.  Certainly its reputation has been tarnished.  Inasmuch as it would ever be possible for a key member of the modern major college football system to be held up as a paragon of virtue, its not possible for the Fiesta Bowl.  It will apparently now be required to beg for its BCS life, though in a positive it is 3 years before the current cycle is completed, and its unlikely they would get demoted in mid-cycle.  But a lot of institutions that are naturally risk-averse now view the Fiesta Bowl as being risky.  And the BCS would see very little risk in getting Jerry Jones on the phone to see if he would like to put his new facility and the Cotton Bowl into the BCS rota.  It goes without saying that the Fiesta Bowl would lose a lot of money and prestige if it goes out of the BCS and into the consolation pile.  At present I would assume the game could survive at the level of being one of the nicer non-BCS games, but if this scandal goes deeper it could kill the entity entirely, at least in its present form.  I have to think there is long-term room on the vast bowl schedule for a game in an Arizona NFL dome.

The obvious question out of all this, assuming we have all the relevant facts, is what was John Junker thinking?  $46,000 divided over a number of statewide political entities is quite frankly a drop in the bucket.  This money didn’t improve the Republican Party’s station in Arizona one iota and its not enough I wouldn’t think to get Mr. Junker much cache in political circles as go-to “bundler.”  Time will tell if there is more to the story.

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Sweet 16 Announcer Pairings

March 21, 2011

From Awful Announcing my addition in Italics:

Play-By-Play/Analyst//Reporter

Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg//Tracy Wolfson Newark

Marv Albert/Steve Kerr//Craig Sager San Antonio

Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Lesley Visser Anaheim

Gus Johnson/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller//Marty Snider New Orleans

Thursday, March 24

7:15PM           CBS              Anaheim I           (2) San Diego St. vs. (3) UCONN Lundquist/Raftery//Visser

7:27PM           TBS               New Orleans I    (2) Florida vs. (3) BYU Johnson/Elmore/Miller//Snider

9:45PM           CBS           `  Anaheim II        (1) Duke vs. (5) Arizona Lundquist/Raftery//Visser

9:57PM            TBS              New Orleans II  (4) Wisconsin vs. (8) Butler Johnson/Elmore/Miller//Snider

Friday, March 25

7:15PM            CBS             Newark I             (2) UNC vs. (11) Marquette Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson

7:27PM            TBS              San Antonio I      (1) Kansas vs. (12) Richmond Albert/Kerr//Sager

9:45PM            CBS              Newark II           (1) Ohio State vs. (4) Kentucky Nantz/Kellogg//Wolfson

9:57PM            TBS              San Antonio II     (10) Florida State vs. (11) VCU Albert/Kerr//Sager

First Four & Round of 64 TV Schedule

March 13, 2011

From Awful Announcing:

“ROUND 1”

Tuesday, March 15

6:40 p.m. in Dayton: UNC Asheville vs. UALR (truTV) — Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Steve Kerr, Tracy Wolfson, Ken Mack, Jim Cornell
After conclusion of Game 1: UAB vs. Clemson in Dayton (truTV) — Jim Nantz Clark Kellogg, Steve Kerr, Tracy Wolfson, Ken Mack, Jim Cornell

Wednesday, March 16

6:40 p.m. UTSA vs. Alabama St. (truTV) — Gus Johnson, Len Elmore, Marty Snider, Ken Mack, Jim Cornell
After conclusion of Game 1: USC vs. VCU (truTV) — Gus Johnson, Len Elmore, Marty Snider, Ken Mack, Jim Cornell

“ROUND 2”

Thursday, March 17

12:15 p.m. in Tampa: West Virginia vs. UAB/Clemson (CBS) — Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, David Aldridge, Bob Mansbach, Chris Svendsen

12:40 p.m. in Wash D.C.: Butler vs. Old Dominion (truTV) — Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Lewis Johnson, Ross Schneiderman, Vic Frank, Brian Lilley, Andy Goldberg

1:40 p.m. in Denver: Louisville vs. Morehead St. (TBS) — Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser, Mark Wolff, Suzanne Smith

2:10 p.m. in Tucson: Temple vs. Penn State (TNT) — Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Sam Ryan, Scooter Vertino, Renardo Lowe

After conclusion of Game 1 in Tampa: Kentucky vs. Princeton (CBS) — Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, David Aldridge, Bob Mansbach, Chris Svendsen

After conclusion of Game 1 in Washington D.C.: Pittsburgh vs. UNC Ash./UALR (truTV) — Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Lewis Johnson, Ross Schneiderman, Vic Frank, Brian Lilley, Andy Goldberg

After conclusion of Game 1 in Denver: Vanderbilt vs. Richmond (TBS) –Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser, Mark Wolff, Suzanne Smith

After conclusion of Game 1 in Tucscon: San Diego State vs. Northern Colorado (TNT) — Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Sam Ryan, Scooter Vertino, Renardo Lowe
6:50 p.m. in Tampa: Florida vs. UC Santa Barbara (TBS) –Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, David Aldridge, Bob Mansbach, Chris Svendsen
7:15 p.m. in Denver: BYU vs. Wofford (CBS) –Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser, Mark Wolff, Suzanne Smith
7:20 p.m. in Washington D.C.: UConn vs. Bucknell (TNT) — Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Lewis Johnson, Ross Schneiderman, Vic Frank, Brian Lilley, Andy Goldberg
7:27 p.m. in Tucson: Wisconsin vs. Belmont (truTV)

Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Sam Ryan, Scooter Vertino, Renardo Lowe

After conclusion of UF/UC Santa Barbara in Tampa: UCLA vs. Michigan State (TBS) — Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, David Aldridge, Bob Mansbach, Chris Svendsen

After conclusion of BYU/Wofford in Denver: St. John’s vs. Gonzaga (CBS) — Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Lesley Visser, Mark Wolff, Suzanne Smith

After conclusion of UConn/Bucknell in Washington D.C.: Cincinnati vs. Missouri (TNT) — Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Lewis Johnson, Ross Schneiderman, Vic Frank, Brian Lilley, Andy Goldberg

After conclusion of Wisconsin/Belmont in Tucson: Kansas St. vs. Utah St. (truTV) — Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Sam Ryan, Scooter Vertino, Renardo Lowe

Friday, March 18

12:15 p.m. in Tulsa: Texas vs. Oakland (CBS) — Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager, Scott Cockerill, Lonnie Dale

12:40 p.m. in Charlotte: Michigan vs. Tennessee (truTV) — Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson, Bob Dekas, Bob Fishman

1:40 p.m. in Chicago: Notre Dame vs. Akron (TBS) — Spero Dedes, Bob Wenzel, Jamie Maggio, Craig Silver, Mark Grant

2:10 p.m. in Cleveland: George Mason vs. Villanova (TNT) — Gus Johnson, Len Elmore, Marty Snider, Steve Scheer, Mike Arnold

After conclusion of game 1 in Tulsa: Arizona vs. Memphis (CBS) — Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager, Scott Cockerill, Lonnie Dale

After conclusion of game 1 in Charlotte: Duke vs. Hampton (truTV) — Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson, Bob Dekas, Bob Fishman

After conclusion of game 1 in Chicago: Texas A&M vs. Florida St (TBS) — Spero Dedes, Bob Wenzel, Jamie Maggio, Craig Silver, Mark Grant

After conclusion of game in Cleveland: Ohio State vs. UTSA/Alabama St. (TNT) — Gus Johnson, Len Elmore, Marty Snider, Steve Scheer, Mike Arnold

6:50 p.m. in Tulsa: Kansas vs. Boston U (TBS) — Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager, Scott Cockerill, Lonnie Dale

7:15 p.m. in Charlotte: North Carolina vs. Long Island (CBS) — Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson, Bob Dekas, Bob Fishman

7:20 p.m. in Chicago: Purdue vs. St. Peter’s (TNT) — Spero Dedes, Bob Wenzel, Jamie Maggio, Craig Silver, Mark Grant

7:27 p.m. in Cleveland: Xavier vs. Marquette (truTV) — Gus Johnson, Len Elmore, Marty Snider, Steve Scheer, Mike Arnold

After conclusion of Kansas/BU in Tulsa: UNLV vs. Illinois (TBS) — Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager, Scott Cockerill, Lonnie Dale

After conclusion of UNC/Long Island in Charlotte: Washington vs. Georgia (CBS) — Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson, Bob Dekas, Bob Fishman

After conclusion of Purdue/St. Peter’s in Chicago: Georgetown vs. USC/VCU (TNT) — Spero Dedes, Bob Wenzel, Jamie Maggio, Craig Silver, Mark Grant

After conclusion of Xavier/Marquette in Cleveland: Syracuse vs. Indiana St. (truTV) — Gus Johnson, Len Elmore, Marty Snider, Steve Scheer, Mike Arnold

Selection Sunday

March 13, 2011

***UPDATE*** Here is the TV schedule for Tuesday/Friday with announcer assignments from the506.com:

http://the506.com/sports/?p=2010

As of right now the Thursday evening is wrong for city locations as BYU is podding in Denver, Florida in Tampa, UConn is Washington, and Wisconsin in Tuscon.  I’m sure that’ll be corrected.

A few random thoughts on The Brackets as revealed in the past couple hours.

I am comfortable with the draw Ohio St got.  Assuming they get past San Antonio or Alabama St, George Mason is a solid team and Villanova is a team in free fall.  If the Wildcats regain their form from the first half of the season, however, that could be a tough game.  Potential Hatfield & McCoy duel in the 2nd round between West Virginia and Kentucky, but I think the Buckeyes would get by either of them.  The bottom half of the draw looks like Syracuse vs North Carolina, but Xavier and Washington might be able to muck that up.

Allow me to agree with the experts on ESPN in expressing shock that VCU and UAB got into the Tourney at the expense of teams like Colorado, St. Mary’s, and Virginia Tech.  I definitely would have those 3 in (also taking Clemson out).

Florida as a #2 seed?  Is that a joke?  Any of the 4 teams on the #3 line I would say is a better choice (although I hesitate to promote UConn that far off of the week they just had at The Garden).

The Committee clearly was not impressed with the Big XII.  Not only did they leave Colorado out, but a Texas team people thought might be the best in the country 3 weeks ago is only a #4 seed, Texas A&M only a #7, Missouri apparently barely in themselves as a #11.

Duke got a much harder road than they normally do.  Yes they are a #1 but they are sent out West for the Regional, Michigan or Tennessee probably won’t be a walkover 2nd round game, and teams 2-5 look very tough in San Diego St, UConn, Texas, and Arizona.

Pitt, on the other hand, got a relatively easy road despite the perhaps unique in the pod system era situation where they did not get assigned to the 1st weekend building closest to them.  Not that Washington, DC is far away, but its driving time more than twice as far away as Cleveland.  My hunch is The Committee didn’t want two #1 seeds in the same building, and perhaps they didn’t want all 4 #1 seeds (and 6 of the top 8 seeds) playing Friday/Sunday.  But quite frankly I think they are more likely to lose in the 2nd round to Butler or Old Dominion than they are to lose at the Regional level.  I look for Utah St to get past Kansas St and Wisconsin, and I think it’ll be Sparty they see in the Elite 8.  Its not that Michigan St is anything special this year, but I am combining reputation with my previously stated disdain for Florida, BYU is without one of their best players (for that reason I think St. John’s upsets them in the 2nd round), but then Sparty or Pitt will be noticing that playing St. John’s in the Superdome not nearly as hard as playing them in The Garden.

Ideally Akron would have liked to be in Cleveland, but their seed didn’t line up right for the high seeds they sent there.  Given that, Chicago is not a bad scenario.  Notre Dame will be tough to beat, though.

The Committee didn’t play as many cute games with the matchups as usual, at least that I am noticing at a glance.  Thad Matta is in the same Region as Xavier, but it wouldn’t be until the Elite 8 and not the first weekend.  And they’re not trying to force Ohio St to play Cincinnati (National Semifinal potential doesn’t count).  The one example I do see is Bill Self vs Illinois in the 2nd round if the Illini get past UNLV.

My TV assignment guess is that CBS shows the action in Washington, DC on Thursday and Charlotte on Friday.  Tampa will be on TruTV on Thursday because neither Tuscon nor Denver can start at 12:30pm EDT.  Denver will be on TBS and Tuscon on TNT.  Friday my more uncertain guess is that Cleveland will be on TruTV (allow the first tip off of the day to be after noon) with Chicago and Tulsa on TBS and TNT.  However, I could also see Tulsa being on TruTV with Cleveland and Chicago on TBS and TNT.  Saturday CBS shows Washington (Pitt first) in the afternoon and Denver in the evening, with TNT and TBS taking Tampa and Tuscon.  Sunday CBS shows Charlotte (Duke 1st) in the afternoon and Cleveland in the evening (Ohio St at 5pm then projected Syracuse on TruTV at 7:30pm), with TNT and TBS showing Tulsa and Chicago.  And these are just guesses on my part; the first year of this new TV schedule means I have no history to fall back on.

To end on a low point, every 12 year old boy in Louisville is tonight saying “We get Morehead!”

Championship Week TV Schedule By Conference

March 7, 2011

Shamelessly lifted from the506.com:

Big East

Tue 3/8: First Round (Connecticut vs DePaul) – ESPN2, 12:00
Tue 3/8: First Round (Seton Hall vs Rutgers) – ESPN2, 2:00
Tue 3/8: First Round (Villanova vs South Florida) – ESPN2, 7:00
Tue 3/8: First Round (Marquette vs Providence) – ESPNU, 9:00

Wed 3/9: Second Round (Conn/DePaul vs Georgetown) – ESPN, 12:00
Wed 3/9: Second Round (Seton Hall/Rutgers vs St. John’s) – ESPN, 2:00
Wed 3/9: Second Round (Villanova/USF vs Cincinnati) – ESPN, 7:00
Wed 3/9: Second Round (Marq/Prov vs West Virginia) – ESPN, 9:00

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Conn/DePaul/Gtwn vs Pittsburgh) – ESPN, 12:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (SH/Rut/SJU vs Syracuse) – ESPN, 2:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Nova/USF/Cinci vs Notre Dame) – ESPN, 7:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Marq/Prov/WVU vs Louisville) – ESPN, 9:00

Fri 3/11: Semifinal ESPN, 7:00
Fri 3/11: Semifinal ESPN, 9:00

Sat 3/12: Championship ESPN, 9:00

 

Big 12

[Big 12 Network affiliates]
Wed 3/9: First Round (Nebraska vs Oklahoma State) – Big 12 Network, 12:30
Wed 3/9: First Round (Colorado vs Iowa State) – Big 12 Network, 3:00
Wed 3/9: First Round (Baylor vs Oklahoma) – Big 12 Network, 7:00
Wed 3/9: First Round (Missouri vs Texas Tech) – Big 12 Network, 9:30

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (NU/OSU vs Kansas) – ESPN2, 12:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (CU/ISU vs Kansas State) – Big 12 Network, 3:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Bay/Okla vs Texas) – Big 12 Network, 7:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (MU/TT vs Texas A&M) – ESPN2, 9:30

Fri 3/11: Semifinal – Big 12 Network, 7:00
Fri 3/11: Semifinal – Big 12 Network, 9:30

Sat 3/12: Championship ESPN, 6:00

Pac-10

[FSN clearances]

Wed 3/9: First Round (Stanford vs Oregon State) – FSN, 9:00
Wed 3/9: First Round (Oregon vs Arizona State) – FSN, 11:30

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Cal vs USC) – FSN, 3:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Stan/OSU vs Arizona) – FSN, 5:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Ore/ASU vs UCLA) – FSN, 9:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Washington vs Washington State) – FSN, 11:30

Fri 3/11: SemifinalFSN, 9:00
Fri 3/11: SemifinalFSN, 11:30

Sat 3/12: ChampionshipCBS, 6:00

ACC

[ACC Network affiliates]
Thu 3/10: First Round (Virginia vs Miami) – ACC Network, 12:00
Thu 3/10: First Round (Boston College vs Wake Forest) – ACC Network, 2:00
Thu 3/10: First Round (Maryland vs NC State) – ESPN2, 7:00
Thu 3/10: First Round (Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech) – ACC Network, 9:00

Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (UVA/UM vs North Carolina) – ACC Network/ESPN2, 12:00
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (BC/WF vs Clemson) – ACC Network/ESPN2, 2:00
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (MD/NCSU vs Duke) – ACC Network/ESPN2, 7:00
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (VT/GT vs Florida State) – ACC Network/ESPN2, 9:00

Sat 3/12: Semifinal ACC Network/ESPN, 1:00
Sat 3/12: Semifinal ACC Network/ESPN, 3:00

Sun 3/13: Championship ACC Network/ESPN, 1:00

NOTE: ESPN will be blacked out in areas where there is an ACC Network affiliate.

SEC

[SEC Network affiliates]
Thu 3/10: First Round (Auburn vs Georgia) – SEC Network, 1:00
Thu 3/10: First Round (South Carolina vs Ole Miss) – SEC Network, 3:00
Thu 3/10: First Round (Tennessee vs Arkansas) – SEC Network, 7:30
Thu 3/10: First Round (LSU vs Vanderbilt) – SEC Network, 10:00

Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (Auburn/Georgia vs Alabama) – SEC Network, 1:00
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (SC/Miss vs Kentucky) – SEC Network, 3:00
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (Tenn/Ark vs Florida) – SEC Network, 7:30
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (LSU/Vandy vs Mississippi State) – SEC Network, 10:00

Sat 3/12: Semifinal ABC, 1:00
Sat 3/12: Semifinal ABC, 3:30

Sun 3/13: Championship ABC, 1:00

Big Ten

Thu 3/10: First Round (Northwestern vs Minnesota) – ESPN2, 2:30
Thu 3/10: First Round (Michigan State vs Iowa) – ESPN2, 5:00
Thu 3/10: First Round (Indiana vs Penn State) – Big Ten Network, 7:30

Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (NW/Minn vs Ohio State) – ESPN, 12:00
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (Illinois vs Michigan) – ESPN, 2:30
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (MSU/Iowa vs Purdue) – Big Ten Network, 6:30
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (Ind/PSU vs Wisconsin) – Big Ten Network, 9:00

Sat 3/12: Semifinal CBS, 1:30
Sat 3/12: Semifinal CBS, 4:00

Sun 3/13: Championship CBS, 3:30

 

Atlantic 10

Tue 3/8: First Round (LaSalle @ St. Bonaventure) – CBS College Sports, 5:00
Tue 3/8: First Round (St. Joseph’s @ George Washington) – CBS College Sports, 7:00
Tue 3/8: First Round (St. Louis @ Rhode Island) – NO TV, 7:00
Tue 3/8: First Round (Dayton @ Massachusetts) – CBS College Sports, 9:00

Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (UMass/Dayton vs Xavier) – CSN DC/NE/Phila, FSN Ohio, CSS, 12:00
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (GW/SJU vs Duquesne) – CSN DC/NE/Phila, FSN Ohio, CSS, 2:30
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (StB/Lasalle vs Temple) – CSN DC+/Comcast Ntwk Phila, 6:30
Fri 3/11: Quarterfinal (URI/SLU vs Richmond) – CSN DC+/Comcast Ntwk Phila/CSS, 9:00

Sat 3/12: SemifinalCBS College Sports, 1:00
Sat 3/12: SemifinalCBS College Sports, 3:30

Sun 3/13: ChampionshipCBS, 1:00

Mountain West

Wed 3/9: First Round (Wyoming vs TCU) – mtn., 5:00

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Wyoming/TCU vs BYU) – mtn., 3:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Colorado State vs New Mexico) – CBS College Sports/mtn., 5:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (San Diego State vs Utah) – mtn., 9:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (UNLV vs Air Force) – CBS College Sports/mtn., 11:30

Fri 3/11: SemifinalCBS College Sports, 9:00
Fri 3/11: SemifinalCBS College Sports, 11:30

Sat 3/12: ChampionshipVersus, 7:00

 

Conference USA

Wed 3/9: East Carolina vs Central Florida – NO TV, 7:00
Wed 3/9: Southern Mississippi vs Tulane – NO TV, 7:00
Wed 3/9: Marshall vs Houston – NO TV, 7:00
Wed 3/9: SMU vs Rice – NO TV, 7:00

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (ECU/UCF vs UAB) – CBS College Sports, 1:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Memphis vs USM/Tulane) – CBS College Sports, 3:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (UTEP vs Marshall/Houston) – CBS College Sports, 7:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Tulsa vs SMU/Rice) – CBS College Sports, 10:00

Fri 3/11: SemifinalCBS College Sports, 4:00
Fri 3/11: SemifinalCBS College Sports, 6:30

Sat 3/12: ChampionshipCBS, 11:30 AM

WAC

Wed 3/9: Hawaii vs San Jose State – NO TV, 3:00
Wed 3/9: Nevada vs Fresno State – NO TV, 5:30

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Hawaii/SJSU vs Idaho) – ESPNU, 3:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Nevada/Fresno vs New Mexico State) – ESPNU, 5:30

Fri 3/11: Semifinal (Hawaii/SJSU/Idaho vs Utah State) – wac.tv, 9:00
Fri 3/11: Semifinal (Nevada/Fresno/NMSU vs Boise State) – ESPN2, 12:00

Sat 3/12: Championship ESPN2, 10:00

MAC

Tue 3/8: Toledo @ Ohio – NO TV, 7:00
Tue 3/8: Eastern Michigan @ Akron – NO TV, 7:00
Tue 3/8: Northern Illinois @ Bowling Green – NO TV, 7:00
Tue 3/8: Central Michigan @ Buffalo – NO TV, 7:00

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (BGSU/NIU vs Western Michigan) – STO, 12:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Akron/EMU vs Miami) – STO, 2:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Buff/CMU vs Kent State) – STO, 7:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Ohio/Toledo vs Ball State) – STO, 9:30

Fri 3/11: Semifinal – STO, 7:00
Fri 3/11: Semifinal – STO, 9:30

Sat 3/12: ChampionshipESPN2, 6:00

 

Sun Belt

Mon 3/7: Semifinal (Western Kentucky vs North Texas) – CSS/WKYU/Charter Dallas, 7:00
Mon 3/7: Semifinal (Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas-Little Rock) — CSS/WKYU/Charter Dallas, 9:30
Tue 3/8: ChampionshipESPN2, 6:00

CAA

Mon. 3/7: Championship (VCU vs Old Dominion) – ESPN, 7:00

MAAC

Mon. 3/7: Championship (Iona vs St. Peter’s) – ESPN2, 7:00

WCC

Mon. 3/7: Championship (Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga) – ESPN, 9:00

SoCon

Mon. 3/7: Championship (Wofford vs College of Charleston) – ESPN2, 9:00

Summit League

Mon 3/7: Semifinal (Oakland vs South Dakota State) – Midco/FSN Det, 7:00
Mon 3/7: Semifinal (Oral Roberts vs IUPUI) – Midco/FSN Det/Cox 3 Okla, 9:30
Tue 3/8: ChampionshipESPN2, 9:00

 

Big Sky

Tue 3/8: Semifinal (Montana vs Weber State) – Altitude, CSN NW, 7:30
Tue 3/8: Semifinal (Northern Arizona vs Northern Colorado) – Altitude, CSN NW, 7:30
Wed 3/9: ChampionshipESPN2, 9:00

Horizon

Wed 3/9: Championship (Butler vs Milwaukee) – ESPN, 9:00

Northeast Conference

Wed 3/9: Championship (Robert Morris vs Long Island) – ESPN2, 7:00

Southland Conference

Wed 3/9: Northwestern State vs UTSA – NO TV, 1:00
Wed 3/9: Sam Houston State vs Stephen F. Austin – NO TV, 3:30
Wed 3/9: McNeese State vs Nichols State – NO TV, 7:00
Wed 3/9: Texas State vs Southeast Louisiana – NO TV, 9:30

Thu 3/10: Semifinal – Southland TV Network, 7:00
Thu 3/10: Semifinal – Southland TV Network, 9:30

Sat 3/12: Championship ESPN2, 4:00

 

Patriot League

Fri 3/11: Championship ESPN2, 4:30

Big West

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Long Beach State vs UC-Irvine) – NO TV, 3:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Pacific vs UC-Santa Barbara) – NO TV, 5:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Cal Poly vs UC-Riverside) – NO TV, 9:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (CS-Northridge vs CS-Fullerton) – NO TV, 11:30

Fri 3/11: SemifinalESPNU, 9:30
Fri 3/11: SemifinalESPNU, 11:30

Sat 3/12: Championship ESPN2, 8:00

America East

Mon 3/7: Semifinal (Stony Brook vs Vermont) – Time Warner CNY/WCAXtra, 5:00
Mon 3/7: Semifinal (Boston University vs Hartford) – Time Warner CNY/WCAXtra/MyTV Boston, 7:30

Sat 3/12: Championship ESPN2, 12:00

MEAC

Tue 3/8: Florida A&M vs Maryland-Eastern Shore – NO TV, 6:30
Tue 3/8: Delaware State vs South Carolina State – NO TV, 9:00
Wed 3/9: Norfolk State vs Howard – NO TV, 3:00

Wed 3/9: Quarterfinal (DSU/SCSU vs Bethune-Cookman) – NO TV, 7:00
Wed 3/9: Quarterfinal (FA&M/UMES vs Hampton) – NO TV, 9:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Norfolk/Howard vs Coppin State) – NO TV, 6:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Morgan State vs N.C. A&T) – NO TV, 8:00

Fri 3/11: Semifinal – NO TV, 6:00
Fri 3/11: Semifinal – NO TV, 8:00

Sat 3/12: Championship ESPN2, 2:00

SWAC

Wed 3/9: Quarterfinal (Jackson State vs Prairie View A&M) – NO TV, 1:30
Wed 3/9: Quarterfinal (Texas Southern vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff) – NO TV, 9:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Alabama State vs Alabama A&M) – NO TV, 1:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (Mississippi Valley vs Grambling) – NO TV, 9:00

Fri 3/11: Semifinal – NO TV, 3:30
Fri 3/11: Semifinal – NO TV, 9:00

Sat 3/12: Championship ESPNU, 8:30

Great West

Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (NJIT vs Houston Baptist) – NO TV, 4:30
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (North Dakota vs Texas-Pan American) – NO TV, 7:00
Thu 3/10: Quarterfinal (South Dakota vs Chicago State) – NO TV, 9:30

Fri 3/11: Semifinal (NJIT/HBC vs UND/UTPA) – NO TV, 7:00
Fri 3/11: Semifinal (USD/CSU vs Utah Valley) – NO TV, 9:30

Sat 3/12: Championship – FOX College Sports, 9:30