TV/Radio Sports: NJCAA games being shown live
Can't make it to the NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball tournament today and Saturday at RCTC?
The games are being televised online through NJCAA TV and can be viewed at www.njcaatv.ihigh.com.
Already this month, hockey, swimming and diving and wrestling championships were shown. Six basketball championships are scheduled, for Division I, Division II and Division III, men and women.
Last fall, seven national championships were aired.
Games can also be viewed through mobile devices — iPad, iPhone, Droid.
• ESPN reports that it received a record 6.45 million brackets in its ESPN.com's Men's Tournament Challenge Game.
Last year, ESPN reported 5.9 million brackets.
At the peak period, fans registered 6,340 brackets per minute, which boils down to 105 brackets per second.
Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio State and North Carolina were the top teams picked to reach the Final Four.
• The NCAA women's tournament starts on Saturday. During the first two rounds, ESPN2 will present 48 games within 12 telecast windows in a whip-around format with home market protection.
The final 15 games, beginning with the regional semifinals, will have national telecasts on ESPN or ESPN2. Games next Monday and Tuesday will start at 6 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. each day.
Trey Wingo will host ESPN’s studio coverage from Bristol, Conn., along with analysts Kara Lawson and Carolyn Peck
• President Barack Obama fills out his women's tournament bracket, to air on ESPN at 8 a.m. today. He predicted North Carolina to defeat Kentucky for the men's championship.
• Turner Sports and CBS Sports have added Villanova head coach Jay Wright and St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin as guest studio analysts for the tournament, airing across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.
Wright will appear alongside Steve Smith, Seth Davis and Matt Winer on TruTV’s Inside March Madness to wrap up each day’s action at 11:30 p.m. each day.
Lavin will serve as a guest analyst in the New York studio for third round coverage on Saturday and Sunday, joining analysts Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and hosts Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson.
Around the tube
• ESPN Major League Baseball analyst Terry Francona will debut with the Sunday Night Baseball team -— alongside Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser — to call the Detroit and Philadelphia spring training game at noon Monday.
The NBC Sports Group will televise seven Notre Dame Football games on NBC this season, including two in primetime, plus the 83rd annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game on the NBC Sports Network on April 21.
The primetime games are at home against Michigan on Sept. 22 and on Oct. 6 against Miami at Soldier Field in Chicago.
• For the eighth consecutive year, ESPN will televise the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey championships starting with the selection show on Sunday (11 a.m. on ESPNU) and culminating with the Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla., April 5 and 7.
All 15 games will air live on ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3.
Four regional games will be shown on ESPN3 with additional coverage on ESPNU in tape delay. For 2012, ESPN will debut its Advanced Replay Tool (ART) which allows graphics to be used in a replay, a first in the network’s coverage of NCAA hockey.