It’s a busy, busy weekend for the sports world so let’s light this candle.
Thursday March 13th – Sunday 3/15
PAC -12 Tournament – PAC 12 Network
ACC Tournament – ESPN
Big East Tournament – FS1
Big 12 Tournament – ESPN
Big Ten Tournament – BIG TEN Network
Friday March 14th
Anaheim Ducks at Colorado Avalanche – 6:00pm NHL GameCenter: First in the Pacific (Anaheim) vs second in the Central (Colorado). The Avs are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now and the Ducks have been wavering a bit.
Saturday March 15th
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers – 10am NHL Network: This is the first of back to back games between these two. There is no love loss either.
Toronto FC at Seattle Sounders – 1:45pm -ish on NBCSN: TFC takes the 2014 version out for a spin which includes US Men’s National Team captain Michael Bradley and England National Team striker Jermaine Dafoe. Counter that with a loud and proud crowd in Seattle along with US Men’s National Team stars Clint Dempsey and Brad Evans.
UFC 171 – 7pm PPV: It’s a shakedown of the welterweight division now that Georges St-Pierre is out of the picture. Johny Hendricks takes on Robbie Lawler for the title and former interim champ Carlos Condit takes on Tyron Woodley in a number one contender bout.
Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings – 7:30pm NHL GameCenter: A backyard fight is always a nice option on a Saturday night.
Sunday March 16th
Manchester United vs Liverpool – 5:30am NBCSN: One of the best rivalries in the Premier League. It goes way back and some of the best names in soccer will be on display. Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, and Robin van Persie just to name a few.
Tottenham vs Arsenal – 8:30am NBCSN: A great north London derby. Spurs are sitting in fifth place in the table while the Gunners look to rebound from a disappointing run in the Champions League.
Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins – 9:30am NBC: The second leg of this series. If they didn’t hate each other after Saturday, they will after this one.
NCAA Tournament Selection Show – 3pm CBS: The brackets come out, ’nuff said.