Sports calendar, Feb. 14-15

Published 3:06 pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 WEDNESDAY College basketball 3p South Florida at Central Florida ESPNews 3:30p Iowa at Michigan BigTen 4p Virginia Tech at Duke ESPN2 4p Davidson at VCU CBSSN 4p Villanova at Providence FS1 4p Kansas State at Oklahoma State ESPNU 4p Mississippi State at Vanderbilt SECNet 5p East Carolina at Tulane ESPNews 5:30p Illinois at Indiana BigTen 6p Kentucky at Auburn ESPN2 6p St. John’s at DePaul CBSSN 6p Seton Hall at Xavier FS1 6p Memphis at SMU ESPNU 6p Georgia at Florida SECNet 7p Fresno State at San Jose State (1590) 8p Wyoming at San Diego State CBSSN 8p Nevada at Boise State ESPNU Golf 6p LPGA: Australian Open GolfCh. 2a Thu. PGA Europe: Oman Open GolfCh. NBA 5p L.A. Clippers at Boston ESPN 7:30p Warriors at Portland NBCSBA ESPN (95.7) You might also like: Now Playing: he Texas Longhorns knocked off 16th-ranked TCU in double overtime on Wednesday, hours after learning teammate Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia. Media: Sports Illustrated NHL 4p Columbus at Toronto NHLNet Soccer 11:30a Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain at Real Madrid FS1 THURSDAY College basketball Men 4p Purdue at Wisconsin ESPN 4p Temple at Wichita State ESPN2 4p Cincinnati at Houston CBSSN 4p Tulsa at Connecticut ESPNU 5p Ohio State at Penn State BigTen 6p Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga NBCSBA 6p Utah at Washington P12Net 6p Arizona at Arizona State ESPN 6p Oregon at USC ESPN2 6p UAB at Louisiana Tech CBSSN 6p Campbell at Radford ESPNU 7p Santa Clara at Portland (1220) 7p BYU at Pepperdine BYUTV 8p St. Mary’s at USF ESPNU (95.7) 8p Oregon State at UCLA FS1 8p Colorado at Washington State P12Net Women 3p Purdue at Maryland BigTen 3:30p Alabama at Tennessee SECNet 5p Pepperdine at BYU BYUTV 5:30p Mississippi State Continue Reading

Filian family adds a St. Bonaventure recruit

Kacie Filian didn't have to go far to find role models for her sports career. Her father Willie played college soccer at Northern Illinois and is Kacie's head coach for soccer the sport at Palatine. Kacie's older sister Amanda is playing soccer at Miami of Ohio. Her twin brother Kevin has committed to play soccer at Loras College. "I've been surrounded by role models who have shown me what it takes to be successful at the next level," Kacie said. "I knew how challenging the recruitment process was as well as balancing academics with athletics in college, but with the help of my parents and club soccer coaches I was able to find the perfect fit." That 'perfect fit' was St. Bonaventure's women's program, where she has signed a letter of intent to play for sixth-year coach Steve Bdarski's program. "What attracted me to play at St. Bonaventure was a combination of both the amazing coaching staff that made me feel like I was right at home as soon as I stepped on campus, as well as the great academic opportunities," said Kacie, who plans to major in health science with hopes of going into the medical field one day. On the soccer field, Filian has scored 17 goals with 13 assists in her two-year varsity career for her father's squad. The two-time all-area selection was the Pirates' most dominant player last spring. "Her ability to win tackles and nearly every aerial challenge allowed us as a team to keep opponents in their own end for long stretches," Willie Filian said following Kacie's junior season. Kacie, also a point guard who has also helped lead the Pirates girls basketball team to the Mid-Suburna West championship, has wanted to play collegiate soccer since she was a young girl. "Soccer has always been a major part of my life with my dad coaching the varsity boys and girls soccer at Palatine and all of my siblings going through the program," she said. Kacie has gone from the ball girl on the sidelines to wearing the Palatine jersey on her father's team with her Continue Reading

Sports TV listings for Saturday Feb. 3

AUTO RACING 6 p.m.: Fox Sports 1, FIA Formula E Championship, at Santiago, Chile (same-day tape) BOXING 9 p.m.: ESPNEWS, IBF super flyweight championship, Jerwin Ancajas vs. Israel Gonzalez, at Corpus Christi, Texas 10:15 p.m.: ESPN, WBO super middleweight championship, Gilberto Ramirez vs. Habib Ahmed, at Corpus Christi, Texas CYCLING 9 a.m.: Olympic Channel, UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships, Women's Elite COLLEGE HOCKEY 7 p.m.: WFFP (including Cox Ch. 22 and Comcast Ch. 14), Western Michigan at Liberty EXTREME SPORTS 8:30 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, Red Bull Air Race (taped) GOLF 2 p.m.: Golf Channel, PGA Tour, Waste Management Phoenix Open, third round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 4 p.m.: WDBJ, PGA Tour, Waste Management Phoenix Open, third round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 9:30 p.m.: Golf Channel, European PGA Tour, Maybank Championship, final round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia HORSE RACING 4 p.m.: Fox Sports 2, races from Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park 5 p.m.: MASN, Holly Bull Stakes, at Gulfstream Park 6:30 p.m.: MASN, Robert B. Lewis Stakes, at Santa Anita MEN'S BASKETBALL Noon: WDBJ, Oklahoma St. at Kansas Noon: CBS Sports Network, Toledo at Akron Noon: WFXR, Duke at St. John's Noon: ESPN, Notre Dame at N.C. State Noon: ESPN2, Cincinnati at UConn Noon: ESPNU, Houston at UCF Noon: Fox Sports 1, DePaul at Butler 2 p.m.: ESPN, Miami at Virginia Tech 2 p.m.: NBC Sports Washington, Clemson at Wake Forest 2 p.m.: WDBJ. Kentucky at Missouri 2 p.m.: CBS Sports Network, Missouri St. at Loyola of Chicago 2 p.m.: ESPN2, South Carolina at Texas A&M 2 p.m.: ESPNU, Texas Tech at TCU 2 p.m.: ESPNEWS, Memphis at East Carolina 2:30 p.m.: WFXR, Minnesota at Michigan 2:30 p.m.: Fox Sports 1, Providence at Marquette 3 p.m.: SEC Network, Arkansas at LSU 4 p.m.: WWCW (CW5), Virginia at Syracuse 4 p.m.: NBC Sports Washington, Davidson at George Washington 4 p.m.: Big Ten Network, Purdue at Rutgers 4 p.m.: CBS Sports Network, Saint Joseph's at La Salle 4 p.m.: ESPN, Alabama at Continue Reading

TV and radio listings: January 25

NBA 8 p.m. Washington at Oklahoma City » TNT, WFED (1500 AM, 820 AM) 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State » TNT NHL 7 p.m. CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Team Cherry vs. Team Orr) » NHL Network 7:30 p.m. Washington at Florida » NBC Sports Washington, WJFK (106.7 FM) 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit » NBC Sports Network MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Michigan at Purdue » ESPN 7 p.m. Morehead State at Murray State » ESPNU 7 p.m. SMU at Connecticut » CBS Sports Network 8 p.m. Penn State at Ohio State » Big Ten Network 8 p.m. UTEP at UAB » beIN Sports 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Arizona » Fox Sports 1, WTEM (980 AM) 9 p.m. Central Florida at Wichita State » ESPN2 9 p.m. South Florida at Tulane » ESPNU 9 p.m. LIU (Brooklyn) at Mount St. Mary’s » CBS Sports Network 10:30 p.m. California at UCLA » Fox Sports 1 11 p.m. BYU at Saint Mary’s » ESPN2 11 p.m. Gonzaga at Portland » ESPNU WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. Arkansas at South Carolina » SEC Network 7 p.m. Texas at Baylor » ESPN2 8:30 p.m. Florida at Mississippi State » SEC Network SOCCER 3:30 p.m. Copa del Rey: FC Barcelona vs. RCD Espanyol » beIN Sports TENNIS 11 p.m. Australian Open: Mixed doubles semifinals; women’s doubles final » Tennis Channel GOLF 6:30 a.m. European Tour: Dubai Desert Classic » Golf Channel 11:30 a.m. LPGA Tour: Bahamas LPGA Classic » Golf Channel 3 p.m. PGA Tour: Farmers Insurance Classic » Golf Channel COLLEGE GYMNASTICS 6 p.m. Iowa at Maryland » Big Ten Network Continue Reading

Buying in?

The petition has led to briefcases and laptops scattered across a conference room. Somewhere in the papers taped to the glass wall is the start of an answer to a question a thousand student signatures had posed: Can there be football at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock? The question is being taken seriously about a program that hasn't competed since 1955. The university and its newly hired chancellor, Andrew Rogerson, announced in July that a feasibility study was commissioned to calculate the cost of a football program and measure whether there's enough financial support. On the first week of December, a coalition of feasibility firms made a home on the third floor of the Jack Stephens Center to begin the five-month process of completing the $125,000 study. "The goal is really giving the information back to the university to make an informed decision here," said Michael Miller, the project manager of the primary firm, Conventions, Sports & Leisure International. Miller's group will identify a football program's personnel structure; its salaries, equipment and facilities, and their price tags; and where the money will come from. Some of that will be identified by looking at peer programs in the Sun Belt Conference, where a potential UALR football program would join the school's other sports. The average Sun Belt football program has an average expense of $7,092,545, according to the conference members' athletic budgets from Fiscal Year 2016. That amount nearly would double UALR's Fiscal Year 2016 athletic budget of $9,117,763, but a full football rebuild could cost more. How much exactly? Rogerson and other UALR officials have deferred to the results of the ongoing study. In the meantime, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette interviewed athletic directors from three universities that conducted feasibility studies within the past decade. The University of Texas at San Antonio started a program by quadrupling its revenue from citizens and its growing student Continue Reading

TV and radio listings: January 18

NHL 7 p.m. Washington at New Jersey » NBC Sports Washington, WJFK (106.7 FM) 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at New York Rangers » NBC Sports Network 10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Los Angeles » NBC Sports Network NBA 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston » TNT 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Houston » TNT MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Jacksonville State at Morehead State » CBS Sports Network 7 p.m. Murray State at Belmont » ESPNU 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Maryland » Fox Sports 1, WTEM (980 AM) 9 p.m. Michigan at Nebraska » Big Ten Network 9 p.m. UAB at Western Kentucky »CBS Sports Network 9 p.m. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) at Gonzaga » ESPN 9 p.m. Southern California at Oregon » ESPN2 9 p.m. North Carolina Asheville at Winthrop »ESPNU 11 p.m. Loyola Marymount at BYU » ESPNU 11 p.m. UCLA at Oregon State » Fox Sports 1 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Tennessee at Notre Dame » ESPN 7 p.m. Florida at Arkansas » SEC Network 9 p.m. Missouri at Mississippi » SEC Network GOLF 6 a.m. European Tour: Abu Dhabi Championship, first round » Golf Channel 3 p.m. PGA Tour: CareerBuilder Challenge, first round » Golf Channel 7 p.m. Champions Tour: Mitsubishi Electric Championship, first round » Golf Channel 10 p.m. Asian Tour: Singapore Open, second round » Golf Channel TENNIS 7 p.m. Australian Open, third round » Tennis Channel 11 p.m. Australian Open, third round » ESPN2 SOCCER 3:30 p.m. Copa del Rey: Real Madrid at Leganes » beIN Sports FIGURE SKATING Noon European Championships, pairs free program » NBC Sports Network Continue Reading

Sports calendar, Jan. 18-19

Published 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 THURSDAY College basketball 4p Jacksonville St. at Morehead St. CBSSN 4p Murray State at Belmont ESPNU 5p Washington State at Colorado P12Net 5p Virginia at Georgia Tech Channel: 20 5:30p Minnesota at Maryland FS1 6p St. Mary’s at Gonzaga ESPN (1050) 6p USC at Oregon ESPN2 6p UAB at Western Kentucky CBSSN 6p UNC-Asheville at Winthrop ESPNU 6p Michigan at Nebraska BigTen 7p Washington at Utah P12Net 7p Portland at San Diego NBCS+ 8p Santa Clara at USF NBCSBA (1220,95.7) 8p UCLA at Oregon State FS1 8p Loyola Marymount at BYU ESPNU Women 4p Tennessee at Notre Dame ESPN 4p Florida at Arkansas SECNet 6p Missouri at Mississippi SECNet 6:30p Gonzaga at St. Mary’s 7p USF at Santa Clara Figure skating 9a European Championships NBCSN Golf Noon PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge GolfCh. 4p Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship GolfCh. 7p Asian Tour: Singapore Open GolfCh. Mid. PGA Europe: Abu Dhabi Championship GolfCh. NBA 3p All-Star starters announced TNT 4p Philadelphia at Boston TNT 6:30p Minnesota at Houston TNT NHL 4:30p Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 6p Sharks at Colorado NBCSCA (98.5) 7p Pittsburgh at Los Angeles NBCSN Tennis 4p Australian Open TennisCh. 8p Australian Open ESPN2 Mid. Australian Open ESPN2 FRIDAY College basketball Men 4p Indiana at Michigan State FS1 4p St. Bonaventure at Davidson ESPN2 4p Buffalo at Western Michigan ESPNU 6p Illinois at Wisconsin FS1 6p Canisius at Manhattan ESPNU Women 6p Cal at UCLA P12BA 8p Stanford at USC P12BA 8p Oregon at Oregon State P12Net Figure skating 9a European Championships NBCSN Golf Noon PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge GolfCh. 4p Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship GolfCh. 10:30p Asian Tour: Singapore Open GolfCh. 12:30a Continue Reading

Sports TV listings for Saturday Jan. 13

AUTO RACING 6:30 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, Dakar Rally (same-day tape) GOLF 6 a.m.: Golf Channel, European PGA Tour, South African Open, continuation of coverage of third round, at Gauteng, South Africa 11:30 a.m.: Golf Channel, Tour, Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, first round, at Great Exuma, Bahamas 1:30 p.m.: Golf Channel, Champions Tour, Diamond Resorts Invitational, second round, at Orlando, Fla. 7 p.m.: Golf Channel, PGA Tour, Sony Open, third round, at Honolulu 11 p.m.: Golf Channel, European Tour/Asian Tour, Eurasia Cup, final round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5 a.m. (Sunday): Golf Channel, European PGA Tour, South African Open, final round, at Gauteng, South Africa HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 8 p.m.: ESPN, Naismith HoopHall Classic, Chino Hills (Calif.) vs. Spartanburg Day (S.C.), at Springfield, Mass. 10 p.m.: CBS Sports Network, Bass Pro Sports Tournament of Champions, final, at Springfield, Mo. HORSE RACING 4 p.m.: MASN, Fort Lauderdale Stakes, at Gulfstream Park 6:30 p.m.: MASN, La Canada Stakes, at Santa Anita MEN'S BASKETBALL 11 a.m.: ESPNU, St. Bonaventure at Rhode Island Noon: WWCW (CW5), Wake Forest at Duke Noon: ESPN, Kansas St. at Kansas Noon: ESPN2, Purdue at Minnesota Noon: WFXR, Michigan at Michigan St. Noon: Fox Sports 1, Georgetown at Seton Hall 12:30 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, La Salle at Duquesne 1 p.m.: WDBJ, Florida at Mississippi 1 p.m.: ESPNU, TCU at Oklahoma 1 p.m.: ESPNEWS, UConn at Tulane 1 p.m.: SEC Network, South Carolina at Georgia 2 p.m.: WWCW (CW5), Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh 2 p.m.: CBS Sports Network, Memphis at Temple 2 p.m.: ESPN, West Virginia at Texas Tech 2 p.m.: ESPN2, Oregon at Arizona 2 p.m.: WFXR, Creighton at Xavier 2:30 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, Saint Louis at George Mason 3 p.m.: ESPNU, Miami at Clemson 3 p.m.: ESPNEWS, Baylor at Iowa St. 3:30 p.m.: SEC Network, Auburn at Mississippi St. 4 p.m.:, VMI at East Tenn. State 4 p.m.: CBS Sports Network, Colorado St. at Wyoming 4 p.m.: ESPN, Kentucky at Continue Reading

Sports For the Record: Jan. 12, 2018

Football NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Jan. 6 Tennessee 22, Kansas City 21 Atlanta 26, Los Angeles Rams 13 Jan. 7 Jacksonville 10, Buffalo 3 New Orleans 31, Carolina 26 Divisional Playoffs Saturday Atlanta at Philadelphia, 3:35 p.m. (NBC) Tennessee at New England, 7:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m. (CBS) New Orleans at Minnesota, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) Conference Championships Jan. 21 AFC TBD, 2:05 p.m. (CBS) NFC TBD, 5:40 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Jan. 28 At Orlando, Fla. AFC vs. NFC, 2 p.m. (ESPN/ABC) Super Bowl Feb. 4 At Minneapolis AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m. (NBC) Basketball College: Men Associated Press Top 25 1. Villanova (15-1) did not play. Next: at St. John’s, Saturday. 2. West Virginia (15-1) did not play. Next: at No. 8 Texas Tech, Saturday. 3. Virginia (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. N.C. State, Sunday. 4. Michigan State (16-2) did not play. Next: vs. Michigan, Saturday. 5. Purdue (16-2) did not play. Next: at Minnesota, Saturday. 5. Wichita State (14-2) beat East Carolina 95-60. Next: at Tulsa, Saturday. 7. Duke (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday. 8. Texas Tech (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 2 West Virginia, Saturday. 9. Oklahoma (13-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 16 TCU, Saturday. 10. Xavier (15-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. 25 Creighton, Saturday. 11. Arizona State (13-2) vs. Oregon. Next: vs. Oregon State, Saturday. 12. Kansas (13-3) did not play. Next: vs. Kansas State, Saturday. 13. Seton Hall (14-3) did not play. Next: vs. Georgetown, Saturday. 14. Cincinnati (14-2) did not play. Next: at South Florida, Saturday. 15. Gonzaga (15-3) beat Portland 103-57. Next: at San Francisco, Saturday. 16. TCU (13-3) did not play. Next: at No. 9 Oklahoma, Saturday. 17. Arizona (13-4) beat Oregon State 62-53. Next: vs. Oregon, Saturday. 18. Miami 13-2) did not play. Next: at No. 19 Clemson, Saturday. 19. Continue Reading

Seeking divorce, Heat’s on Shaq

Shaquille O'Neal has filed to divorce his wife after nearly five years of marriage, his attorney said last night. According to the filing, which was first reported by The Miami Herald on its Web site, Shaquille O'Neal is asking Shaunie O'Neal to provide a "correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities" that she had access to or obtained during the marriage.They are the parents of six children; they had four together, and each had one other before their Dec. 26, 2002, wedding.Shaquille O'Neal makes $20 million annually in his contract with the Heat, plus endorsement deals that are estimated to be worth several million more each year.COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former Villanova star Howard Porter was trying to trade money and crack cocaine for sex with a prostitute when he was beaten to death, according to murder charges filed yesterday against a St. Paul man. Porter, 58, died May 26, a week after he was found unconscious in a Minneapolis alley.Rashad Arthur Raleigh, 29, was charged with second-degree murder yesterday. Raleigh was originally arrested in early June, but was released without being charged. He had been in custody on an unrelated charge of fleeing police since Aug. 16 before he was charged in Porter's death.Five UAB basketball players arrested at a Birmingham dance club Friday embarrassed the program and are being disciplined, coach Mike Davis said.The players, all newcomers to the team, are free on bond. On Friday, the players began arguing and fighting among themselves, said a police spokeman. The five players are: Edward Berrios, 23, of the Bronx; Keenan Ellis, 18, of Indianapolis; Walter Sharpe, 21, of Birmingham; Channing Toney, 21, of Snellville, Ga.; and Robert Vaden, 22, of Indianapolis.Former Clemson standout Clarke Bynum, who once helped thwart a plane hijacking, has died, the school said. He was 47. Bynum died Monday in Sumter, S.C., after a long battle with cancer, Clemson athletic spokesman Tim Bourret said. The 6-7 Continue Reading