Selection Sunday is upon us. And OF COURSE there will be a 13th (!?!?) annual UMTailgate.com Tournament Challenge.
There will be no nail-biting anticipation. There's no question, we're in. But we need to get this whole Big Ten Tournament thing out of the way first, right? I was inclined to vote for tanking it and having the boys enjoy a full week off, but yesterday's second half against The Fighting Sanduskys (classless? yup) made me feel better about the tank-job on Sunday (which I paid about $100 to watch over 3G in Columbia). Maybe the BTT can be used to wipe the poor taste from our mouths left from Sunday, or that other PSU game, or the definitively poor last quarter of the season.
- Basketball (26-6, 12-6) vs. Wisconsin (21-10, 12-6): And you thought we wouldn't get to avenge that half-court shot that sent the game to that shitty overtime at the Kohl center. Big Ten Tournament Round Two Action tips off at the United Center at 2:30PM -ESPN.
- Baseball (8-7) at Coastal Carolina (7-10): We're heading to the home of the Chanticleers! First pitch in Myrtle Beach at 4pm. Live audio lives here.
- Hockey (15-18-3, 9-15-3) at Western Michigan (19-9-8, 15-7-6): CCHA quarterfinals action in Kalamazoo. I wonder if the Godfather is going? I wonder who he will be cheering for? 6:35pm on FSD.
- Big Ten Tournament Other Games: Game 5: No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 8 Illinois, 11 a.m., ESPN || Game 7: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska, 5:30 p.m., BTN || Game 8: No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 6 Iowa, 8 p.m.*, BTN
- Basketball vs. Indiana or Illinois: The Big Ten Tournament continues? 12:40PM CBS
- Other BTT Semi-Final: Ohio State or Nebraska vs. Iowa (see what I did there?) 3:00PM CBS
- Baseball at Coastal Carolina: 3pm Live Audio
- Hockey at Western Michigan: Game 2 of the CCHA quarterfinals 7pm...no coverage?
St. Patrick's Day:
- Drinking and Breakfast at Conor Oneill's with your's truly. 7AM
- Basketball vs. Ohio State, Nebraska or Iowa: The BTT finals...2:30PM CBS
- Baseball vs. Akron (in Myrtle Beach) 11:00AM
- NCAA Tournament Selection Announcement 6PM CBS.
- Hockey at Western Michigan (if necessary) 7pm