March Sports ’15

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NCAA Men’s Basketball
Conference Tournaments
March Madness
MLB Spring Training
National Hockey League
National Basketball Association
NASCAR – Sprint cup Series
PGA Tour
Professional Tennis
St. Patrick’s Day

 

 

I am sure everyone is ready for spring. It has been a tough winter for most of the U.S. and as February draws to a close, basketball fans will soon be able to celebrate the arrival of March Madness, the most exciting time of the year. The season ending conference tournaments begin soon and there should be some interesting storylines to follow.

In college basketball the only thing as important as the NCAA Tournament is the conference tournament. All season long teams across the country compete for a winning record that will guarantee them a top seed in the conference tournament. Earning a top seed comes with its benefits as in some instances it could grant teams with a first and/or second round bye. For teams that struggle during the regular season the conference tournament is the light at the end of the tunnel that can send them to the NCAA Tournament regardless of past performances. Winners of each conference tournament are crowned as conference champions and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. We got you covered with information on all the 2015 Conference Tournaments, with full schedules, links and more. But before we get to them there is a week or so left in the regular season. Click here for the AP Top 25 teams in College Basketball, and the full schedule with TV listings as they fight for their tournament seeds.

The 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament will begin on March 17, 2014. We got your covered, from the announcement of the initial 64 teams — to eliminations that determine the Sweet 16 to the Elite 8 — all the action leads to the Final Four and the ultimate championship game played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on Monday, April 6, 2015. Click here to see when and where each round will take place.

Spring Training 2015 is Here! With Cactus League clubs clustered in the Valley of the Sun and Grapefruit League teams dotting the Florida coasts and center of the state, Spring Training offers one of baseball’s great traditions while bringing fans close to the game and under the sun.Click Here for everything you need to know about MLB Spring Training 2015.

As the calendar flips to March the Predators are the top team in the NHL. Click here for every NHL game this month.

In the NBA, teams are also trying to get those coveted spots for the playoffs, Click here for the full schedule for the next 31 days.

The Daytona 500 was just the start of what is sure to be an exciting NASCAR season. as NASCAR rolls into March, there are some great races on the schedule.

But that’s not all, March is also the home to some great Golf and Professional Tennis Tournaments. Click Here for the PGA Schedule of Events and the ATP Men’s and Women’s Matches.

But if you are like us, you love to drink beer and what better time than St. Patrick’s Day? You know that we would cover that as well, Click here for some great Irish Recipes and information on the Real Saint Patrick.

Bring on Spring!

 

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NCAA Men’s Basketball

As February draws to a close, basketball fans will soon be able to celebrate the arrival of March Madness, the most exciting time of the year. The season ending conference tournaments began about less than a week into March and there should be some interesting storylines to follow in the 2015 conference tournaments. But that is for the next section of this article, here are the top 10 teams as we flip the calender, along with the remaining NCAA Men’s Basketball Schedule for the 2014-15 season.

 

 

  1. Kentucky
  2. Gonzaga
  3. Virginia
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Duke
  6. Villanova
  7. Arizona
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Kansas
  10. Northern Iowa

 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Remaining Schedule 2014-15:

 

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SMU at ConnecticutCBS HD3/1/15 2:00 PM
Iona at St. Peter’sESPN33/1/15 2:00 PM
Fairfield at NiagaraTime Warner Sports-NY3/1/15 2:00 PM
Marist at RiderESPN33/1/15 2:00 PM
Quinnipiac at ManhattanESPN33/1/15 2:00 PM
Oregon St. at CaliforniaPac-12 Networks3/1/15 3:00 PM
USF at HoustonESPN33/1/15 3:00 PM
Marquette at ProvidenceFOX Sports 13/1/15 3:30 PM
Michigan St. at WisconsinCBS HD3/1/15 4:00 PM
Siena at MonmouthESPN33/1/15 4:30 PM
Pittsburgh at Wake ForestESPNU HD3/1/15 6:30 PM
Oregon at StanfordFOX Sports 13/1/15 7:00 PM
Purdue at Ohio St.BTN HD3/1/15 7:30 PM
Arizona St. at ColoradoESPNU HD3/1/15 8:30 PM
Washington St. at UCLAFOX Sports 13/1/15 9:30 PM

 

 

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- WEEK 17 -

 

GameNetworkTime
Virginia at SyracuseESPN HD3/2/15 7:00 PM
Baylor at TexasESPNU HD3/2/15 7:00 PM
Lamar at McNeese St.ROOT Sports3/2/15 8:00 PM
Oklahoma at Iowa St.ESPN HD3/2/15 9:00 PM
Boston College at Virginia TechESPNU HD3/2/15 9:00 PM
Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal #1ESPN3TBA
#8 at #1
Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal #2ESPN3TBA
#5 at #4
Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal #3ESPN3TBA
#7 at #2
Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal #4ESPN3TBA
#6 at #3
Iowa at IndianaESPN HD3/3/15 7:00 PM
Georgetown at ButlerFOX Sports 13/3/15 7:00 PM
North Carolina at Georgia TechESPNU HD3/3/15 7:00 PM
Rhode Island at DaytonCBS Sports Network HD3/3/15 7:00 PM
Maryland at RutgersBTN HD3/3/15 7:00 PM
Ole Miss at AlabamaSEC Network3/3/15 7:00 PM
Eastern Michigan at Ball St.Ball St. Sports Network3/3/15 7:00 PM
Kent St. at Bowling GreenTime Warner Sports3/3/15 7:00 PM
Horizon League First Round #1ESPN33/3/15 7:00 PM
#8 at Detroit
Horizon League First Round #2ESPN33/3/15 7:00 PM
#7 at #6
Toledo at Central MichiganESPN33/3/15 7:00 PM
Ohio at BuffaloESPN33/3/15 7:00 PM
Omaha at North DakotaFOX Sports North PLUS3/3/15 8:00 PM
Western Michigan at N IllinoisESPN33/3/15 8:00 PM
Kentucky at GeorgiaESPN HD3/3/15 9:00 PM
West Virginia at KansasESPN2 HD3/3/15 9:00 PM
Villanova at CreightonFOX Sports 13/3/15 9:00 PM
Texas A&M at FloridaESPNU HD3/3/15 9:00 PM
Auburn at MissouriSEC Network3/3/15 9:00 PM
Michigan at NorthwesternBTN HD3/3/15 9:00 PM
NC State at ClemsonACC RSNs3/3/15 9:00 PM
Ohio St. at Penn St.BTN HD3/4/15 6:00 PM
Notre Dame at LouisvilleESPN2 HD3/4/15 7:00 PM
Providence at Seton HallFOX Sports 13/4/15 7:00 PM
UCF at USFESPNU HD3/4/15 7:00 PM
La Salle at St. Joseph’sCBS Sports Network HD3/4/15 7:00 PM
Tennessee at LSUSEC Network3/4/15 7:00 PM
GW at George MasonAtlantic 10 TV3/4/15 7:00 PM
NEC QuarterfinalNEC TV3/4/15 7:00 PM
Richmond at MassachusettsAmerican Sports Network3/4/15 7:00 PM
Houston at TulaneESPNEWS3/4/15 8:00 PM
Purdue at Michigan St.BTN HD3/4/15 8:00 PM
St. Bonaventure at Saint LouisFOX Sports Midwest3/4/15 8:00 PM
Miami (FL) at PittsburghACC Network3/4/15 8:00 PM
Wake Forest at DukeACC Network3/4/15 8:00 PM
USC at UCLAESPN2 HD3/4/15 9:00 PM
St. John’s at MarquetteFOX Sports 13/4/15 9:00 PM
TCU at Oklahoma St.ESPNU HD3/4/15 9:00 PM
Cincinnati at TulsaCBS Sports Network HD3/4/15 9:00 PM
Mississippi St. at VanderbiltSEC Network3/4/15 9:00 PM
Nebraska at IllinoisBTN HD3/4/15 10:00 PM
Boise St. at San Jose St.ROOT Sports3/4/15 10:30 PM
Oregon at Oregon St.ESPNU HD3/4/15 11:00 PM
San Diego St. at UNLVCBS Sports Network HD3/4/15 11:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara at Hawai’iOC Sports3/4/15 11:59 PM
Wisconsin at MinnesotaESPN HD3/5/15 7:00 PM
Arkansas at South CarolinaESPN2 HD3/5/15 7:00 PM
Temple at East CarolinaESPNU HD3/5/15 7:00 PM
MVC First Round #1MVC TV3/5/15 7:00 PM
#8 vs. #9
(at St. Louis, MO)
Western Kentucky at CharlotteHilltopper Sports3/5/15 7:00 PM
Southern Miss at Louisiana TechCBS Sports Network HD3/5/15 8:00 PM
Marshall at Old DominionAmerican Sports Network3/5/15 8:00 PM
Portland St. at Northern ArizonaNAU TV3/5/15 8:30 PM
Memphis at ConnecticutESPN HD3/5/15 9:00 PM
California at ArizonaESPN2 HD3/5/15 9:00 PM
Colorado at WashingtonFOX Sports 13/5/15 9:00 PM
VCU at DavidsonESPNU HD3/5/15 9:00 PM
NW St. at Stephen F. AustinESPN33/5/15 9:00 PM
MVC First Round #2MVC TV3/5/15 9:30 PM
#7 vs. #10
(at St. Louis, MO)
CS Northridge at Long Beach St.ESPN33/5/15 10:00 PM
Stanford at Arizona St.FOX Sports 13/5/15 11:00 PM
Utah at Washington St.ESPNU HD3/5/15 11:00 PM
Atlantic Sun Semifinal #1ESPN3TBA
Atlantic Sun Semifinal #2ESPN3TBA
Big South Quarterfinal #1ESPN33/6/15 12:00 PM
#1 vs. #8/#9
(at Myrtle Beach, SC)
MVC Quarterfinal #1MVC TV3/6/15 1:00 PM
#1 vs. #8/#9
(at St. Louis, MO)
Big South Quarterfinal #2ESPN33/6/15 2:00 PM
#4 vs. #5
(at Myrtle Beach, SC)
MVC Quarterfinal #2MVC TV3/6/15 3:30 PM
#4 vs. #5
(at St. Louis, MO)
SoCon First Round #1ESPN33/6/15 6:00 PM
#8 vs. #9
(at Asheville, NC)
Big South Quarterfinal #3ESPN33/6/15 6:00 PM
#2 vs. #7/#10
(at Myrtle Beach, SC)
Akron at Kent St.ESPN2 HD3/6/15 7:00 PM
MVC Quarterfinal #3MVC TV3/6/15 7:00 PM
#2 vs. #7/#10
(at St. Louis, MO)
Horizon League Second Round #1ESPN33/6/15 7:00 PM
#3 vs. #6/#7
(at #1 Seed)
Bowling Green at BuffaloESPN33/6/15 7:00 PM
Columbia at PennESPN33/6/15 7:00 PM
OVC Semifinal #1ESPNU HD3/6/15 7:30 PM
Murray St. vs. TBD
(at Nashville, TN)
Yale at HarvardAmerican Sports Network3/6/15 8:00 PM
Big South Quarterfinal #4ESPN33/6/15 8:00 PM
#3 vs. #6/#11
(at Myrtle Beach, SC)
SoCon First Round #2ESPN33/6/15 8:30 PM
#7 vs. #10
(at Asheville, NC)
Texas Tech at BaylorESPN2 HD3/6/15 9:00 PM
WCC First Round #1BYUtv3/6/15 9:00 PM
#8 vs. #9
(at Las Vegas, NV)
OVC Semifinal #2ESPNU HD3/6/15 9:30 PM
#2 vs. TBD
(at Nashville, TN)
MVC Quarterfinal #4MVC TV3/6/15 9:30 PM
#3 vs. #6
(at St. Louis, MO)
Horizon League Second Round #2ESPN33/6/15 9:30 PM
#4 vs. #5/#8
(at #1 Seed)
WCC First Round #2BYUtv3/6/15 11:30 PM
#7 vs. #10
(at Las Vegas, NV)
Seton Hall at GeorgetownFOX HD3/7/15 12:00 PM
Syracuse at NC StateCBS HD3/7/15 12:00 PM
Michigan St. at IndianaESPN HD3/7/15 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh at Florida St.ESPN2 HD3/7/15 12:00 PM
Butler at ProvidenceFOX Sports 13/7/15 12:00 PM
Northwestern at IowaBTN HD3/7/15 12:00 PM
Miami (FL) at Virginia TechACC RSNs3/7/15 12:00 PM
CAA Quarterfinal #1NBC RSNs3/7/15 12:00 PM
#1 vs. Towson/TBD
(at Baltimore, MD)
NEC Semifinal #1NEC TV3/7/15 12:00 PM
MAAC Quarterfinal #1ESPN33/7/15 12:00 PM
Iona vs. #8/#9
(at Albany, NY)
Big South Semifinal #1ESPN33/7/15 12:00 PM
(at Myrtle Beach, SC)
SoCon Quarterfinal #1ESPN33/7/15 12:00 PM
#1 vs. #8/#9
(at Asheville, NC)
Florida at KentuckyCBS HD3/7/15 2:00 PM
St. John’s at VillanovaFOX HD3/7/15 2:00 PM
LSU at ArkansasESPN HD3/7/15 2:00 PM
Connecticut at TempleESPN2 HD3/7/15 2:00 PM
Oklahoma St. at West VirginiaESPNEWS3/7/15 2:00 PM
DePaul at MarquetteFOX Sports 23/7/15 2:00 PM
Xavier at CreightonFSN HD3/7/15 2:00 PM
Alabama at Texas A&MSEC/FSN Regional3/7/15 2:00 PM
Wake Forest at Boston CollegeACC Network3/7/15 2:00 PM
NEC Semifinal #2NEC TV3/7/15 2:00 PM
St. Joseph’s at Rhode IslandOcean State Networks3/7/15 2:00 PM
SoCon Quarterfinal #2ESPN33/7/15 2:00 PM
#4 vs. #5
(at Asheville, NC)
Big South Semifinal #2ESPN33/7/15 2:00 PM
(at Myrtle Beach, SC)
Rutgers at MichiganBTN HD3/7/15 2:15 PM
California at Arizona St.Pac-12 Networks3/7/15 2:30 PM
CAA Quarterfinal #2NBC RSNs3/7/15 2:30 PM
#4 vs. #5
(at Baltimore, MD)
MVC Semifinal #1MVC TV3/7/15 2:30 PM
(at St. Louis, MO)
MAAC Quarterfinal #2ESPN33/7/15 2:30 PM
#4 vs. #5
(at Albany, NY)
WCC Quarterfinal #1WCC RSNs/BYUtv3/7/15 3:00 PM
#3 vs. #6
(at Las Vegas, NV)
UMKC at UTPAAmerican Sports Network3/7/15 3:00 PM
Massachusetts at GWNBCSN3/7/15 3:30 PM
Stanford at ArizonaCBS HD3/7/15 4:00 PM
Kansas at OklahomaESPN HD3/7/15 4:00 PM
Kansas St. at TexasESPN2 HD3/7/15 4:00 PM
Tulane at USFESPNEWS3/7/15 4:00 PM
Dayton at La SalleCBS Sports Network HD3/7/15 4:00 PM
Georgia at AuburnSEC Network3/7/15 4:00 PM
South Carolina at TennesseeSEC/FSN Regional3/7/15 4:00 PM
Clemson at Notre DameACC Network3/7/15 4:00 PM
Sacramento St. at N ArizonaNAU TV3/7/15 4:00 PM
Fordham at St. BonaventureTime Warner Sports-NY3/7/15 4:00 PM
Illinois at PurdueBTN HD3/7/15 4:30 PM
Utah at WashingtonPac-12 Networks3/7/15 4:30 PM
MVC Semifinal #2MVC TV3/7/15 5:00 PM
(at St. Louis, MO)
George Mason at VCUNBCSN3/7/15 5:30 PM
WCC Quarterfinal #2WCC RSNs/BYUtv3/7/15 5:30 PM
#4 vs. #5
(at Las Vegas, NV)
W Kentucky at Old DominionAmerican Sports Network3/7/15 5:30 PM
MAAC Quarterfinal #3ESPN33/7/15 5:30 PM
#2 vs. #7/#10
(at Albany, NY)
CAA Quarterfinal #3NBC RSNs3/7/15 6:00 PM
#2 vs. #7/#10
(at Baltimore, MD)
Brown at HarvardCBS Sports Network HD3/7/15 6:00 PM
Cal Poly at UC Santa BarbaraPrime Ticket3/7/15 6:00 PM
SoCon Quarterfinal #3ESPN33/7/15 6:00 PM
#2 vs. #7/#10
(at Asheville, NC)
Virginia at LouisvilleESPN HD3/7/15 6:30 PM
Missouri at Mississippi St.SEC Network3/7/15 6:30 PM
Colorado at Washington St.Pac-12 Networks3/7/15 6:30 PM
OVC ChampionshipESPN2 HD3/7/15 7:00 PM
(at Nashville, TN)
Davidson at DuquesneAmerican Sports Network3/7/15 7:00 PM
Summit League Quarterfinal #1MidCo Sports Net3/7/15 7:00 PM
#1 vs. #8
(at Sioux Falls, SD)
Horizon League Semifinal #1ESPN33/7/15 7:00 PM
#2 vs. TBD
(at #1 Seed)
Sam Houston St. at SF. AustinESPN33/7/15 7:30 PM
Wyoming at New MexicoCBS Sports Network HD3/7/15 8:00 PM
UAB at FIUAmerican Sports Network3/7/15 8:00 PM
Saint Louis at RichmondAtlantic 10 TV3/7/15 8:00 PM
Hawai‘i at CS FullertonESPN33/7/15 8:00 PM
MAAC Quarterfinal #4ESPN33/7/15 8:00 PM
#3 vs. #6/#11
(at Albany, NY)
Fresno St. at Boise St.ESPN33/7/15 8:00 PM
Iowa St. at TCUESPNEWS3/7/15 8:30 PM
CAA Quarterfinal #4NBC RSNs3/7/15 8:30 PM
#3 vs. #6
(at Baltimore, MD)
SoCon Quarterfinal #4ESPN33/7/15 8:30 PM
#3 vs. #6
(at Asheville, NC)
Duke at North CarolinaESPN HD3/7/15 9:00 PM
WCC Quarterfinal #3ESPN2 HD3/7/15 9:00 PM
Gonzaga vs. #8/#9
(at Las Vegas, NV)
Vanderbilt at Ole MissSEC Network3/7/15 9:00 PM
Colorado St. at Utah St.ROOT Sports3/7/15 9:00 PM
Chicago St. at New Mexico St.AggieVision3/7/15 9:00 PM
Seattle at Grand CanyonCox7-Arizona3/7/15 9:00 PM
Montana at Montana St.Cowles Media3/7/15 9:00 PM
CS Bakersfield at Utah ValleyUVU TV3/7/15 9:00 PM
Horizon League Semifinal #2ESPNU HD3/7/15 9:30 PM
TBD at #1
Summit League Quarterfinal #2MidCo Sports Net3/7/15 9:30 PM
#2 vs. #7
(at Sioux Falls, SD)
Nevada at San Diego St.CBS Sports Network HD3/7/15 10:00 PM
UNLV at San Jose St.ESPN33/7/15 10:00 PM
WCC Quarterfinal #4ESPN2 HD3/7/15 11:00 PM
#2 vs. #7/#10
(at Las Vegas, NV)
America East Semifinal #1ESPN3TBA
America East Semifinal #2ESPN3TBA
Memphis at CincinnatiCBS HD3/8/15 12:00 PM
Big South ChampionshipESPN2 HD3/8/15 12:30 PM
(at Myrtle Beach, SC)
Penn St. at MinnesotaBTN HD3/8/15 1:00 PM
MVC ChampionshipCBS HD3/8/15 2:00 PM
(at St. Louis, MO)
Patriot League Semifinal #1CBS Sports Network HD3/8/15 2:00 PM
Atlantic Sun ChampionshipESPN2 HD3/8/15 2:30 PM
CAA Semifinal #1NBCSN3/8/15 2:30 PM
(at Baltimore, MD)
Tulsa at SMUESPNU HD3/8/15 3:00 PM
East Carolina at HoustonESPNEWS3/8/15 4:00 PM
Patriot League Semifinal #2CBS Sports Network HD3/8/15 4:00 PM
Wisconsin at Ohio St.CBS HD3/8/15 4:30 PM
MAAC Semifinal #1ESPN33/8/15 4:30 PM
(at Albany, NY)
CAA Semifinal #2NBCSN3/8/15 5:00 PM
(at Baltimore, MD)
SoCon Semifinal #1ESPN33/8/15 6:00 PM
(at Asheville, NC)
Summit League Quarterfinal #3MidCo Sports Net3/8/15 7:00 PM
#4 vs. #5
(at Sioux Falls, SD)
MAAC Semifinal #2ESPN33/8/15 7:00 PM
(at Albany, NY)
Maryland at NebraskaBTN HD3/8/15 7:30 PM
SoCon Semifinal #2ESPN33/8/15 8:30 PM
(at Asheville, NC)
Summit League Quarterfinal #4MidCo Sports Net3/8/15 9:30 PM
#3 vs. #6
(at Sioux Falls, SD)

 

 

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Conference Tournaments

 

In college basketball the only thing as important as the NCAA Tournament is the conference tournament. All season long teams across the country compete for a winning record that will guarantee them a top seed in the conference tournament. Earning a top seed comes with its benefits as in some instances it could grant teams with a first and/or second round bye. For teams that struggle during the regular season the conference tournament is the light at the end of the tunnel that can send them to the NCAA Tournament regardless of past performances. Winners of each conference tournament are crowned as conference champions and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Most Division 1 Conferences host a tournament at the end of the regular season to determine the leagues champion. However, conferences that do not hold a tournament determine a champion based on regular season standings. The conference tournaments are usually broken down into four rounds but may vary depending on the conference. These tournaments can be just as exciting as watching the NCAA Tournament as teams leave it all on the court with high hopes of advancing into March Madness.

Before the start of the Big Dance however, it’s the conference tournaments that can produce just as much drama as the main course. From bubble teams needing important wins, to Cinderella stories trying to win automatic bids, to big-time teams trying to cinch down a number one seed, this year’s rendition of conference tournaments should prove to be just as important.

Here is the FULL NCAA BB Conference Schedule

 

ConferenceSiteDates
America EastHigher seeds host throughoutQuarterfinals: Mar. 4
(America East Conference)Semifinals: Mar. 8
Championship: Mar. 14
American Athletic ConferenceHartford, Conn.First Round: Mar. 12
(American Athletic Conference)XL CenterQuarterfinals: Mar. 13
Semifinals: Mar. 14
Championship: Mar. 15
Atlantic 10BrooklynFirst Round: Mar. 11
(Atlantic 10 Conference)Barclays CenterSecond Round: Mar. 12
Quarterfinals: Mar. 13
Semifinals: Mar. 14
Championship: Mar. 15
Atlantic CoastGreensboro, N.C.First Round: Mar. 11
(Atlantic Coast Conference)Greensboro ColiseumQuarterfinals: Mar. 12
Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Atlantic SunHigher seeds host throughoutQuarterfinals: Mar. 3
(Atlantic Sun Conference)Semifinals: Mar. 5
Championship: Mar. 8
Big 12Kansas City, Mo.First Round: Mar. 11
(Big 12 Conference)Sprint CenterQuarterfinals: Mar. 12
Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Big EastNew York CityFirst Round: Mar. 11
(Xavier Musketeers)Madison Square GardenQuarterfinals: Mar. 12
Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Big SkyRegular season champion hostsQuarterfinals: Mar. 12
(Big Sky Conference)Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Big SouthMyrtle Beach, S.C.First Round: Mar. 4
(Big South Conference)HTC CenterQuarterfinals: Mar. 6
Semifinals: Mar. 7
Championship: Mar. 8
Big TenChicagoFirst Round: Mar. 11
(Big Ten Conference)United CenterSecond Round: Mar. 12
Quarterfinals: Mar. 13
Semifinals: Mar. 14
Championship: Mar. 15
Big WestAnaheim, Calif.Quarterfinals: Mar. 12
(Hawai `i Rainbow Warriors)Honda CenterSemifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Colonial AthleticBaltimore, Md.First Round: Mar. 6
(Colonial Athletic Association)1st Mariner Bank ArenaQuarterfinals: Mar. 7
Semifinals: Mar. 8
Championship: Mar. 9
Conference USABirmingham, Ala.First Round: Mar. 10
(Conference USA)Birm Jefferson Civic CtrSecond Round: Mar. 11
Quarterfinals: Mar. 12
Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Horizon LeagueFirst Round: campus sitesFirst Round: Mar. 3
(Horizon League)Quarterfinals and Semifinals:Quarterfinals: Mar. 6
at regular season championSemifinals: Mar. 7
Championship:Championship: Mar. 10
at highest remaining seed
Ivy LeagueSeason Champ gets bidNot Applicable
Metro Atlantic AthleticAlbany, N.Y.First Round: Mar. 5
(Metro Atlantic Athletic Conf)Times-Union CenterQuarterfinals: Mar. 7
Semifinals: Mar. 8
Championship: Mar. 9
Mid-AmericanFirst Round: campus sitesFirst Round: Mar. 9
(Mid-American Conference)Second Round-Final: ClevelandSecond Round: Mar. 11
Quicken Loans ArenaQuarterfinals: Mar. 12
Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Mid-Eastern AthleticNorfolk, Va.First Round: Mar. 10
(Mid-Eastern Athletic ConfThe ScopeQuarterfinals: Mar. 11-12
Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Missouri ValleySt. Louis, Mo.First Round: Mar. 5
(Missouri Valley Conference)Scottrade CenterQuarterfinals: Mar. 6
Semifinals: Mar. 7
Championship: Mar. 8
Mountain WestLas VegasFirst Round: Mar. 11
(Mountain West Conference)Thomas & Mack CenterQuarterfinals: Mar. 12
Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
NortheastHigher seeds host throughoutQuarterfinals: Mar. 4
(Northeast Conference)Semifinals: Mar. 7
Championship: Mar. 10
Ohio ValleyNashvilleFirst Round: Mar. 4
(Ohio Valley Conference)Nashville Municipal AuditoriumQuarterfinals: Mar. 5
Semifinals: Mar. 6
Championship: Mar. 7
Pac-12Las VegasFirst Round: Mar. 11
(Pac-12 Conference)MGM Grand Garden ArenaQuarterfinals: Mar. 12
Semifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Patriot LeagueHigher seeds host throughoutFirst Round: Mar. 3
(Patriot League)Quarterfinals: Mar. 5
 Semifinals: Mar. 8
Championship: Mar. 11
SoutheasternNashvilleFirst Round: Mar. 11
(Southeastern Conference)Bridgestone ArenaSecond Round: Mar. 12
Quarterfinals: Mar. 13
Semifinals: Mar. 14
Championship: Mar. 15
SouthernAsheville, N.C.First Round: Mar. 6
(Southern Conference)Asheville Civic CenterQuarterfinals: Mar. 7
Semifinals: Mar. 8
Championship: Mar. 9
SouthlandKaty, Tex.Quarterfinals: Mar. 13
(Southland Conference)Merrell CenterSemifinals: Mar. 14
Championship: Mar. 15
Southwestern AthleticHoustonQuarterfinals: Mar. 11-12
(Harris County Sports Authority)Toyota CenterSemifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14
Summit LeagueSioux Falls, S.D.Quarterfinals: Mar. 7-8
(Summit League)Sioux Falls Civic CenterSemifinals: Mar. 9
Championship: Mar. 10
Sun BeltNew OrleansFirst Round: Mar. 12
(Sun Belt Conference)Lakefront ArenaQuarterfinals: Mar. 13
Semifinals: Mar. 14
Championship: Mar. 15
West CoastLas VegasFirst Round: Mar. 5
(West Coast Conference)Orleans ArenaQuarterfinals: Mar. 7
Semifinals: Mar. 9
Championship: Mar. 10
Western AthleticLas VegasQuarterfinals: Mar. 12
(Western Athletic Conference)Orleans ArenaSemifinals: Mar. 13
Championship: Mar. 14

 

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March Madness

 

The 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

 

Watch on Sunday, March 15, 2015 as college basketball team match-ups are officially announced during a nationwide broadcast at 6PM ET on CBS.

Once the highly-anticipated Selection Sunday announcement is made, the crazy really begins with a month-long battle of skill, determination, and dazzling performances by top competing college teams.

From the announcement of the initial 64 teams — to eliminations that determine the Sweet 16 to the Elite 8 — all the action leads to the Final Four and the ultimate championship game played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, April 6, 2015.

2015 March Madness game locations

First Four – March 17 and 18

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

Second Round – March 19 and 21

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

Third Round – March 20 and 22

Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

KeyArena, Seattle, Washington

Sweet Sixteen – March 26 and 28

Midwest Regional, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

West Regional, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

Elite Eight – March 27 and 29

East Regional, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York

South Regional, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

 

Final Four and Championship Game April 4 and 6

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

March Madness Trivia & Fun Facts

The phrase “March Madness” was coined by Henry V. Porter in 1939 to describe an Illinois high school basketball tourney. Brent Musburger first used it during NCAA coverage in 1982 causing a legal battle almost as insane as the playoffs.

But everyone finally worked things out and the madness was official. There isn’t a good record of who first called the playoffs “The Big Dance”, but it does describe the action.

The 6 schools who have the winningest history in NCAA Division I Men’s basketball are:

UCLA with 11 championships;

Kentucky who won the March Madness games 7 times;

Indiana with 5 Big Dance victories;

North Carolina outlasted all the other teams 4 times, including their championship win in 2005, and

Duke with 4 titles, the most recent in a nail biter over Butler in 2010.

Although past history is no guarantee in this Cinderella-laced NCAA tournament, number one seeds have won every time in the first round for the past 16 years and number two seeds have only lost three first round games… a 95% win average.

What makes the brackets exciting are the number 13 and 14 seeds who came out winners in the first round 20 times since 1992… a sweet 16% that leads to dreams of glory. Watch for them in your brackets. Also look for teams from smaller conferences or those who had a bad start to the season, but got their game on during the last weeks to pull off an invitation. A power player on a slump or injury roster who recovers can mean a lower seed for a solid team.

 

NCAA March Madness Links:

 

March Madness 2015 NCAA.com - The official site for ticket information, the latest updates, scores, ranking and related pictures, videos, and feature stories, interviews and more.

NCAA Basketball – CBS Sports - The official network TV station with headline reports & predictions, opinion and news, plus the latest scores at a glance and key dates for major games.

Rivals.com Yahoo! NCAA College Basketball - Check out all the stats, brackets, news and analysis with a few extras that may help with your bracket selections… or help you understand why your teams did – or didn’t – come through for you. Experts, blogs and videos for in depth looks at the teams, coaches and players…

NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship - Wikipedia’s excellent overview of March Madness with tons of stats, facts and incredible depth of trivia answers.

 

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MLB Spring Training 2015

 

Spring training 2015 is HERE!

With Cactus League clubs clustered in the Valley of the Sun and Grapefruit League teams dotting the Florida coasts and center of the state, Spring Training offers one of baseball’s great traditions while bringing fans close to the game and under the sun.

Here is everything you need to know about MLB Spring Training 2015

 

Spring Training Workout Dates

Team Facility Maps

Cactus
Grapefruit

Team Links

Cactus
Grapefruit

Spring Training Ballparks

Cactus
Grapefruit

Spring Training Schedule

Cactus
Grapefruit

Spring Training on TV

Eye on Baseball – Spring Training

SBNation – Spring Training Links

MLB.tv Fastcast

MLB Trades

Spring Training Links

 

 

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National Hockey League

 

Look out hockey world, here come the Los Angeles Kings. The Philadelphia Flyers are also making their presence known, while fans in Winnipeg and San Jose must be wondering how far their teams might sink. The Predators are still the cream of the NHL crop, followed by The Habs, who continue to hold down the top spot in the tough Atlantic Division. Goalie Carey Price is still on pace to make a run at both the Vezina Trophy and the Hart Trophy. Rounding out the top 3 are the NY Rangers, given their strong play in the absence of Henrik Lundqvist. They might be the most Stanley Cup-ready team in the East right now, assuming Lundqvist returns on schedule. The NHL Trade deadline in March 2nd, so we could see some big moves which will separate the contenders from the pretenders.

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10 NHL Teams heading into March:

  1. Nashville
  2. Montreal
  3. NY Rangers
  4. NY Islanders
  5. St. Louis
  6. Anaheim
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Tampa Bay
  9. Detroit
  10. Minnesota

 

Here is the FULL NHL Schedule for March’15:

 

MarchGameGame Time
   Sun 1Los Angeles @ Winnipeg4:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Florida5:00 PM ET
Columbus @ Pittsburgh5:00 PM ET
Toronto @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Anaheim @ Dallas8:00 PM ET
St. Louis @ Vancouver9:30 PM ET
   Mon 2Nashville @ NY Rangers7:00 PM ET
Carolina @ Chicago8:30 PM ET
Montreal @ San Jose10:00 PM ET
   Tue 3Nashville @ New Jersey7:00 PM ET
Calgary @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Washington @ Columbus7:00 PM ET
Buffalo @ Tampa Bay7:30 PM ET
Toronto @ Florida7:30 PM ET
Ottawa @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
NY Islanders @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Anaheim @ Arizona9:00 PM ET
Los Angeles @ Edmonton9:30 PM ET
San Jose @ Vancouver10:00 PM ET
   Wed 4Ottawa @ Winnipeg7:30 PM ET
NY Rangers @ Detroit8:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Colorado10:00 PM ET
Montreal @ Anaheim10:00 PM ET
   Thu 5Calgary @ Boston7:00 PM ET
St. Louis @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Minnesota @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Toronto @ Tampa Bay7:30 PM ET
Dallas @ Florida7:30 PM ET
NY Islanders @ Nashville8:00 PM ET
Vancouver @ Arizona9:00 PM ET
Montreal @ Los Angeles10:30 PM ET
   Fri 6Columbus @ New Jersey7:00 PM ET
Minnesota @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Buffalo @ Ottawa7:30 PM ET
Calgary @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
Edmonton @ Chicago8:30 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Anaheim10:00 PM ET
   Sat 7Philadelphia @ Boston1:00 PM ET
St. Louis @ Toronto7:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Tampa Bay7:00 PM ET
NY Islanders @ Florida7:00 PM ET
Buffalo @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Colorado @ Columbus7:00 PM ET
Winnipeg @ Nashville7:00 PM ET
Montreal @ Arizona7:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Los Angeles10:00 PM ET
Vancouver @ San Jose10:00 PM ET
   Sun 8Edmonton @ Carolina3:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ New Jersey5:00 PM ET
Colorado @ Minnesota6:00 PM ET
Calgary @ Ottawa7:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Boston7:30 PM ET
NY Rangers @ Chicago7:30 PM ET
   Mon 9NY Islanders @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Edmonton @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
Anaheim @ Vancouver10:00 PM ET
Nashville @ Arizona10:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ San Jose10:00 PM ET
   Tue 10NY Rangers @ NY Islanders7:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Columbus @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Montreal7:30 PM ET
Boston @ Ottawa7:30 PM ET
Winnipeg @ St. Louis8:00 PM ET
New Jersey @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Los Angeles @ Colorado9:00 PM ET
   Wed 11Buffalo @ Toronto7:00 PM ET
NY Rangers @ Washington8:00 PM ET
Anaheim @ Calgary9:30 PM ET
   Thu 12Tampa Bay @ Boston7:00 PM ET
Edmonton @ Pittsburgh7:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Ottawa @ Montreal7:30 PM ET
Columbus @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
Winnipeg @ Florida7:30 PM ET
Philadelphia @ St. Louis8:00 PM ET
New Jersey @ Colorado9:00 PM ET
Los Angeles @ Vancouver10:00 PM ET
Chicago @ Arizona10:00 PM ET
Nashville @ San Jose10:30 PM ET
   Fri 13Ottawa @ NY Islanders7:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Edmonton @ Columbus7:00 PM ET
Anaheim @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Toronto @ Calgary8:00 PM ET
   Sat 14Detroit @ Philadelphia1:00 PM ET
Boston @ Pittsburgh1:00 PM ET
Chicago @ San Jose4:00 PM ET
NY Rangers @ Buffalo7:00 PM ET
Winnipeg @ Tampa Bay7:00 PM ET
Montreal @ NY Islanders7:00 PM ET
Florida @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Toronto @ Vancouver7:00 PM ET
Minnesota @ St. Louis8:00 PM ET
New Jersey @ Arizona9:00 PM ET
Calgary @ Colorado10:00 PM ET
Nashville @ Los Angeles10:00 PM ET
   Sun 15Florida @ NY Rangers5:00 PM ET
Carolina @ Columbus5:00 PM ET
St. Louis @ Dallas6:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Ottawa7:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Pittsburgh7:30 PM ET
Boston @ Washington7:30 PM ET
Nashville @ Anaheim8:00 PM ET
   Mon 16Washington @ Buffalo7:00 PM ET
Montreal @ Tampa Bay7:30 PM ET
Toronto @ Edmonton9:30 PM ET
Arizona @ Los Angeles10:30 PM ET
   Tue 17Pittsburgh @ New Jersey7:00 PM ET
Ottawa @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Montreal @ Florida7:30 PM ET
Buffalo @ Boston7:30 PM ET
Minnesota @ Nashville8:00 PM ET
San Jose @ Winnipeg8:00 PM ET
NY Islanders @ Chicago8:30 PM ET
St. Louis @ Calgary9:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Vancouver10:00 PM ET
   Wed 18Chicago @ NY Rangers8:00 PM ET
Columbus @ Edmonton10:00 PM ET
Los Angeles @ Anaheim10:30 PM ET
   Thu 19San Jose @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Carolina @ Montreal7:30 PM ET
Boston @ Ottawa7:30 PM ET
Detroit @ Florida7:30 PM ET
Washington @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
St. Louis @ Winnipeg8:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Calgary9:00 PM ET
Columbus @ Vancouver10:00 PM ET
Colorado @ Arizona10:00 PM ET
   Fri 20New Jersey @ Buffalo7:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Tampa Bay7:30 PM ET
Colorado @ Anaheim10:00 PM ET
   Sat 21St. Louis @ Minnesota2:00 PM ET
Columbus @ Calgary4:00 PM ET
Vancouver @ Los Angeles4:00 PM ET
San Jose @ Montreal7:00 PM ET
Toronto @ Ottawa7:00 PM ET
Boston @ Florida7:00 PM ET
NY Islanders @ New Jersey7:00 PM ET
NY Rangers @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Washington @ Winnipeg7:00 PM ET
Buffalo @ Nashville8:00 PM ET
Chicago @ Dallas8:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Arizona9:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Edmonton10:00 PM ET
   Sun 22St. Louis @ Detroit12:00 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay5:00 PM ET
Anaheim @ NY Rangers7:30 PM ET
Vancouver @ Arizona8:00 PM ET
   Mon 23Los Angeles @ New Jersey7:00 PM ET
Chicago @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
San Jose @ Ottawa7:30 PM ET
Buffalo @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Colorado @ Calgary9:00 PM ET
Winnipeg @ Edmonton9:30 PM ET
   Tue 24Minnesota @ NY Islanders7:00 PM ET
Los Angeles @ NY Rangers7:00 PM ET
St. Louis @ Pittsburgh7:00 PM ET
Anaheim @ Columbus7:00 PM ET
Arizona @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
Florida @ Tampa Bay7:30 PM ET
Montreal @ Nashville8:00 PM ET
Winnipeg @ Vancouver10:00 PM ET
   Wed 25Chicago @ Philadelphia8:00 PM ET
Colorado @ Edmonton8:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Calgary10:00 PM ET
   Thu 26Anaheim @ Boston7:00 PM ET
Arizona @ Buffalo7:00 PM ET
Los Angeles @ NY Islanders7:00 PM ET
New Jersey @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Florida @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
NY Rangers @ Ottawa7:30 PM ET
San Jose @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
Nashville @ Tampa Bay7:30 PM ET
Montreal @ Winnipeg8:00 PM ET
Colorado @ Vancouver10:00 PM ET
   Fri 27Calgary @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Columbus @ Chicago8:30 PM ET
Dallas @ Edmonton9:30 PM ET
   Sat 28Nashville @ Washington12:30 PM ET
NY Rangers @ Boston1:00 PM ET
Anaheim @ NY Islanders1:00 PM ET
San Jose @ Philadelphia1:00 PM ET
Arizona @ Pittsburgh1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Detroit2:00 PM ET
Ottawa @ Toronto7:00 PM ET
Florida @ Montreal7:00 PM ET
New Jersey @ Carolina7:00 PM ET
Columbus @ St. Louis8:00 PM ET
Los Angeles @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Buffalo @ Colorado9:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Vancouver10:00 PM ET
   Sun 29Washington @ NY Rangers3:00 PM ET
Florida @ Ottawa5:00 PM ET
Detroit @ NY Islanders5:00 PM ET
Boston @ Carolina5:00 PM ET
Calgary @ Nashville5:00 PM ET
Anaheim @ New Jersey7:00 PM ET
San Jose @ Pittsburgh7:30 PM ET
Chicago @ Winnipeg7:30 PM ET
   Mon 30Tampa Bay @ Montreal7:30 PM ET
Vancouver @ St. Louis8:00 PM ET
Los Angeles @ Chicago8:30 PM ET
Calgary @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Edmonton @ Colorado9:00 PM ET
Buffalo @ Arizona10:00 PM ET
   Tue 31Florida @ Boston7:00 PM ET
Carolina @ Washington7:00 PM ET
New Jersey @ Columbus7:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Ottawa @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
Vancouver @ Nashville8:00 PM ET
NY Rangers @ Winnipeg8:00 PM ET

 

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National Basketball Association

 

The Memphis Grizzlies are playing great and have moved up in the FANFOOD Top 10 rankings, but the top spot remains in the possession of the Golden State Warriors. No longer can the Warriors claim to boast a single-digit loss total, but their ongoing dominance in categories such as offensive efficiency (No. 2), defensive efficiency (No. 1) and nightly average point margin (No. 1 at plus-10.6) ensured that the Grizzlies’ season-long wait to get a taste of No. 1 would continue. The Griz were one of just three teams at the All-Star break with a winning percentage above .700. Each of the last seven NBA champions had membership in the .700 Club at the break. Only you can decide how meaningful that data is in terms of omens for a club that’s 14-2 since Jeff Green’s arrival. Rounding out the Top 3, The Hawks, held below 100 points in four of their last five games, are holding on to that spot, but the case can be made either of the next two.

 

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10 NBA Teams heading into March:

  1. Golden State
  2. Memphis
  3. Atlanta
  4. Cleveland
  5. Toronto
  6. San Antonio
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Houston
  9. Dallas
  10. Portland

 

Here is the FULL NBA Schedule for March’15:

 

MarchGameGame Time
   Sun 1L.A. Clippers @ Chicago1:00 PM ET
Cleveland @ Houston3:30 PM ET
Portland @ Sacramento6:00 PM ET
Golden State @ Boston6:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Indiana6:00 PM ET
Charlotte @ Orlando6:00 PM ET
Oklahoma City @ L.A. Lakers6:30 PM ET
New Orleans @ Denver8:00 PM ET
   Mon 2Toronto @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Golden State @ Brooklyn7:30 PM ET
Phoenix @ Miami7:30 PM ET
L.A. Clippers @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
New Orleans @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
   Tue 3L.A. Lakers @ Charlotte7:00 PM ET
Boston @ Cleveland7:00 PM ET
Sacramento @ New York7:00 PM ET
Houston @ Atlanta7:30 PM ET
Washington @ Chicago8:00 PM ET
Utah @ Memphis8:00 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Denver9:00 PM ET
   Wed 4New York @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
Phoenix @ Orlando7:00 PM ET
Utah @ Boston7:30 PM ET
Charlotte @ Brooklyn7:30 PM ET
Cleveland @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Memphis @ Houston8:00 PM ET
Denver @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Detroit @ New Orleans8:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Oklahoma City8:00 PM ET
L.A. Lakers @ Miami8:00 PM ET
Sacramento @ San Antonio8:30 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
Portland @ L.A. Clippers10:30 PM ET
   Thu 5Oklahoma City @ Chicago8:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Portland10:30 PM ET
   Fri 6Toronto @ Charlotte7:00 PM ET
Chicago @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
Sacramento @ Orlando7:00 PM ET
Utah @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Miami @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Cleveland @ Atlanta7:30 PM ET
Phoenix @ Brooklyn7:30 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston8:00 PM ET
L.A. Lakers @ Memphis8:00 PM ET
Boston @ New Orleans8:00 PM ET
Denver @ San Antonio8:30 PM ET
Dallas @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
   Sat 7Memphis @ New Orleans7:00 PM ET
Phoenix @ Cleveland7:30 PM ET
Sacramento @ Miami7:30 PM ET
Indiana @ New York7:30 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:30 PM ET
Portland @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Washington @ Milwaukee8:30 PM ET
Houston @ Denver9:00 PM ET
   Sun 8Chicago @ San Antonio1:00 PM ET
L.A. Clippers @ Golden State3:30 PM ET
Utah @ Brooklyn6:00 PM ET
Charlotte @ Detroit6:00 PM ET
Boston @ Orlando6:00 PM ET
Toronto @ Oklahoma City7:00 PM ET
Dallas @ L.A. Lakers9:30 PM ET
   Mon 9Washington @ Charlotte7:00 PM ET
Sacramento @ Atlanta7:30 PM ET
Boston @ Miami7:30 PM ET
Memphis @ Chicago8:00 PM ET
New Orleans @ Milwaukee8:00 PM ET
New York @ Denver9:00 PM ET
Golden State @ Phoenix10:00 PM ET
Minnesota @ L.A. Clippers10:30 PM ET
   Tue 10Orlando @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
New Orleans @ Brooklyn7:30 PM ET
Cleveland @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Toronto @ San Antonio8:30 PM ET
New York @ Utah9:00 PM ET
Detroit @ L.A. Lakers10:30 PM ET
   Wed 11Sacramento @ Charlotte7:00 PM ET
Chicago @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Memphis @ Boston7:30 PM ET
Brooklyn @ Miami7:30 PM ET
Orlando @ Milwaukee8:00 PM ET
L.A. Clippers @ Oklahoma City8:00 PM ET
Atlanta @ Denver9:00 PM ET
Minnesota @ Phoenix10:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
Houston @ Portland10:30 PM ET
   Thu 12Milwaukee @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
Memphis @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Cleveland @ San Antonio8:00 PM ET
Houston @ Utah9:00 PM ET
New York @ L.A. Lakers10:30 PM ET
   Fri 13Chicago @ Charlotte7:00 PM ET
Sacramento @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Orlando @ Boston7:30 PM ET
Miami @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Minnesota @ Oklahoma City8:00 PM ET
L.A. Clippers @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Golden State @ Denver9:00 PM ET
Atlanta @ Phoenix10:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Portland10:00 PM ET
   Sat 14Boston @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
Sacramento @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Brooklyn @ Philadelphia7:30 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Memphis8:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Utah9:00 PM ET
New York @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
   Sun 15Chicago @ Oklahoma City1:00 PM ET
Houston @ L.A. Clippers3:30 PM ET
Denver @ New Orleans6:00 PM ET
Cleveland @ Orlando6:00 PM ET
Minnesota @ San Antonio7:00 PM ET
Portland @ Toronto7:00 PM ET
New York @ Phoenix9:00 PM ET
Atlanta @ L.A. Lakers9:30 PM ET
   Mon 16Toronto @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
Portland @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Boston7:30 PM ET
Denver @ Memphis8:00 PM ET
Brooklyn @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Cleveland @ Miami8:00 PM ET
Oklahoma City @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Charlotte @ Utah9:00 PM ET
Atlanta @ Sacramento10:00 PM ET
L.A. Lakers @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
   Tue 17Memphis @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
San Antonio @ New York7:30 PM ET
Orlando @ Houston8:00 PM ET
Milwaukee @ New Orleans8:00 PM ET
Charlotte @ L.A. Clippers10:30 PM ET
   Wed 18Brooklyn @ Cleveland7:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Portland @ Miami7:30 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Indiana @ Chicago8:00 PM ET
San Antonio @ Milwaukee8:00 PM ET
Boston @ Oklahoma City8:00 PM ET
Orlando @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
L.A. Clippers @ Sacramento10:00 PM ET
Atlanta @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
Washington @ Utah10:30 PM ET
   Thu 19Minnesota @ New York7:30 PM ET
Denver @ Houston8:00 PM ET
New Orleans @ Phoenix10:00 PM ET
Utah @ L.A. Lakers10:30 PM ET
   Fri 20Portland @ Orlando7:00 PM ET
New York @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Brooklyn7:30 PM ET
Indiana @ Cleveland7:30 PM ET
Denver @ Miami7:30 PM ET
Toronto @ Chicago8:00 PM ET
Atlanta @ Oklahoma City8:00 PM ET
Memphis @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Boston @ San Antonio8:30 PM ET
Charlotte @ Sacramento10:00 PM ET
New Orleans @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
Washington @ L.A. Clippers10:30 PM ET
   Sat 21Brooklyn @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
Chicago @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
Phoenix @ Houston8:00 PM ET
Portland @ Memphis8:00 PM ET
Utah @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
   Sun 22Cleveland @ Milwaukee3:00 PM ET
Miami @ Oklahoma City3:00 PM ET
San Antonio @ Atlanta3:00 PM ET
New Orleans @ L.A. Clippers3:30 PM ET
New York @ Toronto4:00 PM ET
Washington @ Sacramento6:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Boston6:00 PM ET
Denver @ Orlando6:00 PM ET
Charlotte @ Minnesota7:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Phoenix9:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ L.A. Lakers9:30 PM ET
   Mon 23Houston @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
Boston @ Brooklyn7:30 PM ET
Memphis @ New York7:30 PM ET
Charlotte @ Chicago8:00 PM ET
Minnesota @ Utah9:00 PM ET
Washington @ Golden State10:30 PM ET
   Tue 24Toronto @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee8:00 PM ET
L.A. Lakers @ Oklahoma City8:00 PM ET
San Antonio @ Dallas8:30 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Sacramento10:00 PM ET
Golden State @ Portland10:30 PM ET
   Wed 25Brooklyn @ Charlotte7:00 PM ET
L.A. Clippers @ New York7:00 PM ET
Atlanta @ Orlando7:00 PM ET
Indiana @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Miami @ Boston7:30 PM ET
Chicago @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Cleveland @ Memphis8:00 PM ET
L.A. Lakers @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Houston @ New Orleans8:00 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Denver9:00 PM ET
Portland @ Utah9:00 PM ET
Oklahoma City @ San Antonio9:30 PM ET
Sacramento @ Phoenix10:00 PM ET
   Thu 26Indiana @ Milwaukee8:00 PM ET
   Fri 27Detroit @ Orlando7:00 PM ET
L.A. Clippers @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Charlotte @ Washington7:00 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta7:30 PM ET
Cleveland @ Brooklyn7:30 PM ET
Boston @ New York7:30 PM ET
L.A. Lakers @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Minnesota @ Houston8:00 PM ET
Golden State @ Memphis8:00 PM ET
Sacramento @ New Orleans8:00 PM ET
Dallas @ San Antonio8:30 PM ET
Utah @ Denver9:00 PM ET
Portland @ Phoenix10:00 PM ET
   Sat 28Atlanta @ Charlotte7:00 PM ET
New York @ Chicago8:00 PM ET
Golden State @ Milwaukee8:30 PM ET
Oklahoma City @ Utah9:00 PM ET
Denver @ Portland10:00 PM ET
   Sun 29Philadelphia @ Cleveland1:00 PM ET
L.A. Lakers @ Brooklyn3:30 PM ET
Minnesota @ New Orleans4:00 PM ET
L.A. Clippers @ Boston6:00 PM ET
Detroit @ Miami6:00 PM ET
Houston @ Washington6:00 PM ET
Memphis @ San Antonio7:00 PM ET
Dallas @ Indiana7:00 PM ET
Oklahoma City @ Phoenix9:00 PM ET
   Mon 30Boston @ Charlotte7:00 PM ET
L.A. Lakers @ Philadelphia7:00 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Atlanta7:30 PM ET
Houston @ Toronto7:30 PM ET
Sacramento @ Memphis8:00 PM ET
Utah @ Minnesota8:00 PM ET
Phoenix @ Portland10:00 PM ET
   Tue 31Indiana @ Brooklyn7:30 PM ET
Atlanta @ Detroit7:30 PM ET
San Antonio @ Miami8:00 PM ET
Golden State @ L.A. Clippers10:30 PM ET

 

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NASCAR – SPRINT CUP SERIES

 

 

FOLDS OF HONOR QUIKTRIP 500

SUNDAY, MAR. 01 / 01:00 PM ET
ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
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KOBALT 400

SUNDAY, MAR. 08 / 03:30 PM ET
LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
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CAMPINGWORLD.COM 500

SUNDAY, MAR. 15 / 03:30 PM ET
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
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AUTO CLUB 400

SUNDAY, MAR. 22 / 03:30 PM ET
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STP 500

SUNDAY, MAR. 29 / 01:00 PM ET
MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY
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PGA TOUR

 

FEB 26 - MAR 1The Honda Classic 
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, FL • Purse: $6,100,000
MAR 5 – 8Puerto Rico Open 
Trump International GC (PR), Rio Grande, PUR • Purse: $3,000,000
MAR 5 – 8World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship 
Trump National Doral, Miami, FL • Purse: $9,250,000
MAR 12 – 15Valspar Championship 
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, FL • Purse: $5,900,000
MAR 19 – 22Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard 
Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL • Purse: $6,200,000
MAR 26 – 29Valero Texas Open 
JW Marriott TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TX • Purse: $6,200,000

 

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PRO TENNIS

 

February 23 – March 1, 2015

Abierto Mexicano Telcel (Men & Women) Acapulco, Mexico

Qatar Total Open 2015 (Women) Doha, Qatar

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (Men) Dubai, UAE

Argentina Open (Men) Buenos Aires, Argentina

February 28 – March 8, 2015

Abierto Monterrey Afirme (Women) Monterrey, Mexico

BMW Malaysian Open (Women) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

March 6 – 8, 2015

Davis Cup (Men) First Round
Germany v France @ Germany
Great Britain v USA @ Great Britain
Czech Republic v Australia @ Czech Republic
Kazakhstan v Italy @ Kazakhstan
Argentina v Brazil @ Argentina
Serbia v Croatia @ Serbia
Canada v Japan @ Canada
Belgium v Switzerland @ Belgium

March 10, 2015

BNP Paribas Showdown: Federer vs. Dimitrov & Seles vs. Sabatini (Men & Women Exhibition) New York City, NY, USA

March 12 – 22, 2014

BNP Paribas Open (Men & Women) Indian Wells, California, USA
March 18 – 20, 2014

Kings of Tennis (Men’s Seniors) Stockholm, Sweden

March 25 – April 5, 2014

Miami Open (Men & Women) Miami, Florida, USA

 

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

 

This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday, and as always is March 17th.

Corned beef and cabbage seems to be the American favorite for St. Patricks Day parties, but the Irish still don’t understand how that came about.

Let’s just say that in the great 19th century melting pot of America something was lost in translation!

Today, there’s no doubt that corn beef and cabbage is the quintessential Irish-American dish.

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in New York, Boston or Dublin, you’re sure to find other familiar recipes like Irish stew or homemade Irish soda bread to honor the Irish and to celebrate the day.

Of course, what would St. Patrick’s Day be without the green beer? Simply add blue food dye (just remember the magic number 7 – six drops of blue dye per 1 pint of yellow beer) to create your own batch of the holiday’s signature drink.

For the college crowd – don’t forget the lime green jello shots! For everyone else? Guaranteed that nobody doesn’t like a Nutty Irishman cocktail.

Around the Web, take a virtual tour of Irish cooking, featuring an in-depth exploration of the very best of traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinners, along with traditional Irish foods (stews, breads, scones, high teas and other treats) offering complete ingredients and instructions…

 

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes and Cooking - Direct from the Food Network, with star chef’s favorites plus ideas for complete menu planning, recipes for classic Irish grub, tips on cooking with beer, plus top Irish drink recipes.

St Patrick’s Day
 - Crubeens (pig’s trotters), Smoked Cod Pie and Dublin Lawyer (lobster) are some of the Irish foods to be found at this site. Plus side dishes, desserts and tea recipes…

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes and Menus from Teri’s Kitchen - Corned Beef and Cabbage makes an appearance in one menu here, but the rest cover more traditional Irish fare. There’s a bonus in the form of recipes for leftover corned beef and more favorite Irish dishes from visitors.

 

 

 

The real St. Patrick:

The Patron Saint of Ireland was born into either a Scottish or English family in the fourth century. He was captured as a teenager by Niall of the Nine Hostages who was to become a King of all Ireland.

Patrick was later sold into slavery in Ireland and put to work as a shepherd. He worked in terrible conditions for six years drawing comfort in the Christian faith that so many of his people had abandoned under Roman rule.

Patrick had a dream that encouraged him to flee his captivity and to head South where a ship was to be waiting for him. He travelled over 200 miles from his Northern captivity to Wexford town where, sure enough, a ship was waiting to enable his escape.

Upon arrival in England, he was captured by brigands and returned to slavery. He escaped after two months and spent the next seven years travelling Europe seeking his destiny. During this time he furthered his education and studied Christianity in the Lerin Monastery in France.

He returned to England as a priest. Again a dream greatly influenced him when he became convinced that the Irish people were calling out to him to return to the land of his servitude. He went to the Monastery in Auxerre where it was decided that a mission should be sent to Ireland. Patrick was not selected for this task to his great disappointment. The monk that was selected was called Paladius, but he died before he could reach Ireland and a second mission was decided upon.

Patrick was made a Bishop by Pope Celestine in the year 432 and, together with a small band of followers, traveled to Ireland to commence the conversion. Patrick confronted the most powerful man in Ireland Laoghaire, The High King of Tara as he knew that if he could gain his support that he would be safe to spread the word throughout Ireland.

To get his attention Patrick and his followers lit a huge fire to mark the commencement of Spring. Tradition had it that no fire was to be lit until the Kings fire was complete, but Patrick defied this rule and courted the confrontation with the King. The King rushed into action and travelled with the intention of making war on the holy delegation. Patrick calmed the King and with quiet composure impressed the King that he had no other intention than that of spreading the word of the Gospel.

The King accepted the missionary, much to the dismay of the Druids who feared for their own power and position in the face of this new threat. They commanded that he make snow fall. Patrick declined to do so stating that this was Gods work. Immediately it began to snow, only stopping when Patrick blessed himself.

Still trying to convince the King of his religion, Patrick grasped at a shamrock growing on the ground. He explained that there was but one stem on the plant, but three branches of the leaf, representing the Belssed Trinity. The King was impressed with his sincerity and granted him permission to spread the word of his faith, although he did not convert to Christianity himself. Patrick and his followers were free to spread their faith throughout Ireland and did so to great effect. He drove paganism (symbolised by the snake) from the lands of Eireann.

Patrick died on March 17th in the year 461 at the age of 76. It is not known for sure where his remains were laid although Downpatrick in County Down in the North of Ireland is thought to be his final resting place. His influence is still felt to this day as Nations the world over commemorate him on March 17th of every year.

More about St. Patrick around the Web:

Catholic Encyclopedia – St. Patrick

St. Patrick of Ireland

St. Patrick – Wikipedia

 

 

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