Sunday, March 14, 2004

Planning ahead: Must-see TV



Sunday: SEC Tournament

See if Kentucky can win the title when it plays Florida again. Tune in to the same channel at 6 p.m. to see if UK gets a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed when the brackets are revealed.

Time: 1 p.m. TV: Ch. 12

Monday: Braves vs. Cardinals

Does Atlanta have anything left after losing Maddux, Sheffield, et al? The Braves' J.D. Drew gets a chance to show his old team it shouldn't have dealt him. Only three weeks until Opening Day!

Time: 1 p.m. TV: ESPN2

Tuesday: Big Fights Boxing Hour

Check out the man who started the Cincinnati boxing tradition of excellence - Ezzard Charles - in his fights with Jersey Joe Wolcott, who won 2 of their 3 heavyweight title bouts.

Time: 10 p.m. TV: ESPN Classic

Wednesday: Blazers at Pacers

Indiana continues its push to finish the regular season with the best record in the NBA against Portland, which tripped up the Pacers 97-95 in overtime on the West Coast in December.

Time: 7 p.m. TV: ESPN

Thursday: The Madness, Day 1

Grab some snacks, your brackets and some couch as the NCAA Tournament begins with a 16-game hoops bonanza from noon to midnight with just a two-hour break in the televised action in the middle.

Time: Noon. TV: Ch. 12

Friday: The Madness, Day 2

Day 2 of the greatest successive two days in sports will be like the first, with 10 hours of televised hoops action slated. Sixteen more teams will advance to the round of 32.

Time: Noon. TV: Ch. 12

Saturday: The Madness, Day 3

The Big Dance takes a sweet turn as things begin to get serious. Eight teams will have their tickets punched for the Sweet 16. Who will be this year's Cinderella, crashing the regional parties?

Time: 1 p.m. TV: Ch. 12




C-USA TOURNAMENT
Knockout punch is Bearcats'
ONLINE EXTRA: Photos of Saturday's game
Daugherty: Bobbitt takes pain, then dishes some out
Defense is star of tournament championship

A-10 TOURNAMENT
XU's 4-for-4 makes history
Finn's role this day is hero

MORE TOURNAMENT HEADLINES
Area teams hope to land on higher ground
A foolproof guide to doing your bracket
Top 50 things we love about March Madness
UK able to make all the right moves
Experts believe 'Cats likely to be top seed
SEC: Gators cruise past Vandy to title game
Big 10: Harris shoots; Badgers rebound
Big 12: Mouton's 3-pointers spur Longhorns to title game
Big East: Connecticut claims sixth league title
Pac-10: Cardinal avenge their lone defeat
MAC: Western Michigan wins title, NCAA berth
Tate lifts unlikely Florida A&M in MEAC tourney
Quakers in D-III Final Four
Women: Oklahoma beats No. 2 Texas
A quick chat with ... Digger Phelps

PREP PLAYOFFS
Eagles show why team's ranked No. 1
With Moeller on ropes, Duncan takes command
CovCath's Listerman finally makes Sweet 16
Lancers heading to Sweet 16
Sycamore pulls upset over Princeton
Big Blue gets D-1 title
Amazons' 1st loss comes at high cost
Royals ousted; streak snapped
Groeschen: Norwood building athletic program
Ernst: Try this all-region tourney team
Prep sports results, schedules

REDS / BASEBALL
Haynes aces first big pitching test
ONLINE EXTRA: Reds e-mail Q&A
Inside Reds camp
Kelly: Nasty, but pain just hurts
Norton in fight for spot on staff
Fantasy baseball: Unproven rookies still worth a look
Maroth's many sleepless nights
Is Benson on the way out?
Williams' wish to be frozen alongside dad

BENGALS / NFL
Visits and offers, but no action yet
Chesley: Bengals are just 'bullying'
Forget salary; age might be key number
Law wants to leave Pats, calls team's offer an 'insult'

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