Late start today. You may notice in the College Basketball Viewing Picks for today that the America East and C-USA Championships are missing and that’s because I slept in.
And it’s now time to give you some linkage from the morning papers. In addition, I’ll see if I can monitor the SEC Tournament later tonight as severe weather is still expected. It’s strange to see the SEC Tournament played at Georgia Tech where the ACC logo is all over the floor, but these are extenuating circumstances and it’s one area that is available since the Philips Arena is closed because it suffered some damage just like the Georgia Dome.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn says this is a great country to have the NCAA Tournament available online.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News joins the chorus stating that the ESPN documentary Black Magic is worth watching.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks with the former boss of sports radio station KFNS and he burns plenty of bridges as he leaves town.
Tommy Williams of the Gary (IN) Post-Tribune says former New York Knick and Gary native Dick Barnett will be featured in ESPN’s Black Magic documentary.
And Jeremy Peter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says former Royal Bob Love will be featured in the documentary as well.
Friend of Fang’s Bites (and fellow college hockey fan) Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes about the Voice of Siena basketball Robert Lee getting busy and calling five New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys championship games this weekend.
Ty Hildenbrandt of SI on Campus has some projections on what the TV analysts will say on Selection Sunday.
CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty got into a motorcycle accident yesterday and broke three ribs, but overall, he’s ok and expects to be at The Masters in April.
Newsday’s Neil Best says Billy Crystal’s at bat with the Yankees on Thursday led YES to its best ratings ever for a Spring Training game. And Neil says Bob Knight wears some ugly sweaters on ESPN.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner says today is a big day for some local teams gunning for the NCAA Tournament.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union writes in his blog that because of the tornado that swept through Atlanta last night, the SEC has moved the final of its tournament to 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, forcing CBS to move it to ESPN2. And Pete says the semifinal of the America East’s women’s tournament featuring Albany and Hartford will not be shown locally.
Here’s CBS Sports’ official announcement of its programming move for Sunday.
Christopher Byrne from the Eye on Sports Media blog says fans were locked out of Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the Georgia Tech campus for the Georgia-Kentucky SEC Tournament quarterfinal today.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News points out that WWE President Vince McMahon got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday.
Awful Announcing has audio clips of WFAN’s Mike & the Mad Dog trying to call the Georgetown-Villanova game at the Big East Tournament on Thursday. Calling it a train wreck is kind.
That’s all for now.