Today's TV schedule includes what the NBA is calling "All-Star Saturday Night", which includes events titled "Shooting Stars", "Skills Challenge", "Three-Point Contest", "Slam Dunk Contest", and "I'm Taller Than You Are" (not really, I made that last one up -- but who knows, maybe next year they'll do it, especially if they could sell naming rights). For real games, there's college basketball.â†µâ†µ
11 a.m., WCIU-DT 26.2 (U Too): College basketball, DePaul vs. No. 14 Villanova at the Allstate Arena.
11 a.m., ESPN: College basketball, No. 4 Pittsburgh at St. John's.â†µâ†µ
1 p.m., ESPN: College basketball, Colorado at No. 1 Kansas.â†µâ†µ
3 p.m., ESPN: College basketball, Boston College at No. 19 North Carolina.â†µâ†µ
3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network: College basketball, Michigan at Iowa.â†µâ†µ
5 p.m., ESPN: College basketball, Washington at No. 13 Arizona.â†µâ†µ
6 p.m., Big Ten Network: Northwestern at Indiana. The Wildcats should win this game; they need to keep winning to stay in NCAA tournament contention.â†µâ†µ
6 p.m., NHL Network: Senators at Maple Leafs. An all-Canadian matchup for those of you not interested in college basketball.â†µâ†µ
7 p.m., TNT: NBA All-Star Saturday Night. It's sponsor heaven; the whole show is "presented by Taco Bell", and the events are sponsored by Haier, Taco Bell, FootLocker and Sprite. (This post is free.)â†µâ†µ
7 p.m., WPWR-Ch. 50: AHL, Wolves vs. Stars at the Allstate Arena. It'll be a quick turnaround today in Rosemont after the DePaul game.â†µâ†µ
8 p.m., ESPN: College basketball, Illinois at Michigan State.â†µâ†µ
8 p.m., ESPN2: College basketball, Utah State at No. 23 St. Mary's.