The Sideline – April 2

NCAA Final Four

At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis


Saturday, TBS

Michigan State (27-11) vs. Duke (33-4), 6:09 p.m.

Kentucky (38-0) vs. Wisconsin (35-3), 8:49 p.m.


Monday, CBS

Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m.

Homer broadcasters set

NEW YORK (AP) — Turner Sports and CBS are bringing back the team-centric alternative telecasts for the NCAA semifinals that debuted last season. The main telecasts air on TBS with play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analysts Bill Raftery and Grant Hill, a former Duke star himself. CBS will show the national championship game Monday. The homer broadcasting teams:

Duke (TNT)

Tom Werme (ACC Blitz)

Alaa Abdelnaby (Duke player, 1996-00)

Chris Spatola (former Duke director of basketball operations, Krzyzewski son-in-law)

Michigan State (truTV)

Brian Anderson (Turner Sports)

Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State player, 1996-00)

Shireen Saski (CBS Sports Network, MSU alum)

Kentucky (TNT)

Dave Baker (UK/IMG, WKYT)

Rex Chapman (Kentucky player, 1986-88)

Michael Eaves (Al-Jazeera America, Kentucky alum)

Wisconsin (truTV)

Wayne Larrivee (Westwood One, Big Ten Network, Packers Radio Network)

Mike Kelley (Wisconsin player, 1997-01)

Phil Dawson (Badger Radio Network)

Practices free for public at Lucas Oil Stadium

Prior to the NCAA Final Four semifinals on Saturday, the teams will participate Friday in practices that are free and open to the public at Lucas Oil Stadium. The full schedule:

11 a.m.: Special Performance by Austin Mahone

Noon to 4 p.m.: Final Four teams practice; Michigan State, noon to 12:50; Duke, 1 to 1:50; Wisconsin, 2 to 2:50; Kentucky, 3 to 3:50

4:30 p.m.: Reese’s College All-Star Game

Royals swim club seeking members

An informational meeting about the new Eastern Hancock Aquatics Club will be conducted today at 6 p.m. in the high school pool area. All abilities, ages and grade levels are welcome. Contact Eastern Hancock varsity coach Derek McCormick for more information, or if unable to attend, at

Eastern Hancock awards

The Eastern Hancock Winter Sports Award program will be conducted tonight at 7 p.m. All-Sports awards will begin in the high school gym, followed by breaking out for specific sports.

Indianapolis adds another veteran receiver to mix

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have signed free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Brown is the third veteran receiver Indy has added this offseason. The Colts had already signed CFL veteran Duron Carter in February and Andre Johnson, the Texans’ career receiving leader, in March. They also announced they would not re-sign fan favorite Reggie Wayne, who spent his entire career with Indy.

San Diego took Brown in the third round of the 2011 draft. He played in 37 games with the Chargers and Oakland Raiders, making 16 starts and catching 72 passes for 919 yards with three TDs. Brown missed all of 2012 with an ankle injury.

Prep calendar


Softball: New Palestine at New Castle, 5:30 p.m.


Baseball: Pendleton Heights at Greenfield-Central (DH), 5:30 p.m.


Baseball: Delta at New Palestine (DH), 10 a.m.; Yorktown at Mt. Vernon (DH), 11 a.m.


Baseball: Martinsville at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Lawrence North, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Speedway at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: Greenfield-Central at Eastern Hancock, 4:30 p.m.


Baseball: Southport at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.; Roncalli at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Softball: New Palestine at Southport, 5:30 p.m.; Guerin at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.; Cambridge City at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Tennis: New Palestine at Shenandoah, 5 p.m.

Track and field: New Palestine at Greenwood, 5 p.m.; Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.