Things to do
The Bandits are off. The Blizzard and the Sabres are on the road. Golf courses are drying. Auto tracks are being prepared. Your options for the weekend are few. You can go to Buffalo Raceway tonight at 7:30, take a walk in the warming air, or enjoy what will probably be the final weekend of skiing at Holiday Valley.
Or you can look forward to summer by visiting the Greater Buffalo Boat Show today from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the AgriCenter on the Erie Country Fairgrounds.
Things to view
The NCAA Final Four gets under way today, with Kentucky facing Stanford at 5:30 p.m. and Utah battling North Carolina at about 8 p.m. on Channel 4. The championship game is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday on CBS. The slam dunk and three-point shooting contests will be carried by ESPN2 at 3 p.m.
The NCAA women's basketball championship game will be played Sunday at 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).
The Buffalo Sabres play the Red Wings in Detroit on Sunday at 7 p.m. on Channel 49 and Empire. The Tampa Bay Lightning face the Montreal Canadiens followed by the Washington Capitals at the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 7:30 and 10:30 on Channel 5.
There are two big golf tournaments being televised this weekend. The Dinah Shore Championships, one of the majors on the LPGA Tour, will be shown at 4:30 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Sunday by Channel 7. The Players Championship will be shown by Channel 2 today at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Buffalo Blizzard takes on the Detroit Rockers in an NPSL game today at 1 p.m. on Empire.
1 PM EMP NPSL: Buffalo Blizzard at Detroit Rockers. 224751
2 PM 2 Golf: The Players Championship, Third Round. From Ponte Vedra, Fla. 567886
2 PM ESPN Auto Racing: NASCAR Moore's Snacks 250. 701652
3 PM 29 NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins. 774374
4:30 PM 7 Golf: Nabisco Dinah Shore, Third Round. From Rancho Mirage, Calif. 78886
5 PM ESPN Horse Racing: Jim Beam Stakes. 193577
5 PM EMP Girls High School Basketball: N.Y. State Federation Class A Tournament, Final. 65867
5:30 PM 4 College Basketball: NCAA Tournament semifinal, Kentucky vs. Stanford.