JAY DAVIS: Here is your TV guide for a blustery weekend


The bad new is this weekend’s temperatures are going to hovering around dreary. The good news is that this is perhaps the best sports weekend of the year for staying inside and watching the action on the television.

The weekend is chock-full of action-packed, riveting sports events, starting right here in South Dakota with the boys state basketball tournaments. If the high schoolers don’t float your boat then the NCAA Basketball Tournament and the NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament will fill your sports needs.

The South Dakota state tournaments start tomorrow with afternoon sessions at noon and night sessions at 6 p.m. The same schedule runs all three days. The Class A tournament will be on SDPB 1. The Class B tournament will be on SDPB 2 and the Class AA tournament will be on SDPB 3.

The NCAA wrestling nationals will have more television exposure than they have ever had. The first three sessions will be on ESPNU. Starting times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday. Friday’s action runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The semifinals and finals will be aired on the mother station at ESPN. The semifinals are at 7 p.m. on Friday. The finals are at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The NCAA Basketball Tournament will be on a bunch of stations for four days. The main carrier, as always, is CBS, where games will start at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, stopping for the news and then starting again at 6 p.m. CBS will tip off games at 11 a.m. and run until 9 p.m. on Saturday with games running from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

If that is not enough then you can turn to TNT, TBS and TruTV for even more games. TNT will have games on all day starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and games from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. TruTV will carry games on Thursday and Friday starting at 10 a.m. TBS will take over for the weekend with games from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. on both days.

There you go. You now have your one-stop schedule for a great weekend of sports drama.

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