What We'll See: Blue-White Spring Game caps busy sports week

April 6, 2013 

What We'll See

Sunday

With powerhouse programs Notre Dame and Connecticut colliding in the second game, the Louisville-California contest shapes up as the undercard at the women's Final Four in New Orleans. For the Cardinals, who have been underappreciated and overperforming throughout this NCAA Tournament, another game under the radar should be right in their comfort zone. (6:30 p.m., ESPN)

Monday

The new-look Lexington Legends will play their first home game as an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. It's a "Kids Eat Free" night, with fireworks afterward. The home opener is the first in a seven-game home stand, with three against the Asheville Tourists followed by four versus the Greenville Drive. (7:05 p.m., WLXG-AM 1300)

Monday

A year ago, it was Kentucky. A year from now, it might be Kentucky again. But this season, it's time for another team to enjoy its One Shining Moment. The NCAA men's basketball championship plays out in Atlanta. (9 p.m., CBS-27)

Thursday

Remember when it seemed a certainty that Tiger Woods would surpass Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major championships with room to spare? When the 2013 Masters tees off, it will have been eight years since Woods last put on the green jacket at Augusta and almost five years since his most recent major title in the 2008 U.S. Open. He remains frozen at 14 major titles. Woods has regained his No. 1 ranking, but can he regain his major mojo? The 77th Masters might answer that question. (3 p.m., ESPN)

Saturday

The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, Keeneland's signature Kentucky Derby prep race, goes to post with Rydilluc and Uncaptured looking like the leading contenders. (5:40 p.m., TVG)

Saturday

Kentucky takes the field for the one football game it can never lose. It's the first Blue-White Spring Game under new coach Mark Stoops, who has generated immense faith that he and his staff have what it takes to turn around last year's 2-10 campaign. UK reports that fans have snapped up more than 42,000 of the free tickets available for the game. A Commonwealth Stadium crowd anywhere near that size would have to be considered Stoops' first big victory. (7 p.m.)

Saturday

Kentucky's six McDonald's All-Americans come together again at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball all-star game. Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison and Julius Randle suit up for the East, along with UK target Andrew Wiggins. Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and James Young play for the West. (8 p.m., ESPN2)

Mathew Graf

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