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The Week Ahead WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

March 15, 2004
March 15, 2004

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March 15, 2004

High School Sports
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The Week Ahead WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

By Julia Morrill Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

FRIDAY
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This is an article from the March 15, 2004 issue

NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP >The country's best high school
track and field athletes converge on New York. --MOVIE RELEASE:
NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience > Kiefer Sutherland narrates, but
the real star is the 3-D technology that might leave weaker
viewers carsick.

SATURDAY
13

FLORIDA DERBY ESPN2 4 PM > Read the Footnotes looks to solidify
his status as an early Kentucky Derby favorite. --SUGAR SHANE
MOSLEY VS. RONALD (WINKY) WRIGHT HBO 9:30 PM > Mosley's
welterweight belts are on the line in what's billed as The War at
154. War? Sugar vs. Winky?

SUNDAY
14

BEYOND THE GLORY FOX SPORTS NET 8 PM > Eagles QB Donovan McNabb
talks about his rocky 2003 season--on and off the field. --NCAA
BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION SHOW CBS 6PM > If the
presidential primary season hasn't sated your need for
prognostication, this bracket filler will.

MONDAY
15

1969 WORLD SERIES, GAME 5, ORIOLES AT METS ESPN CLASSIC 9 PM >
Seventh inning, the Miracle Mets are down 3-2 and Al Weis, who
hit .215 in the regular season, steps up.... --HAPPY BIRTHDAY! >
Terry Cummings is 43. He averaged 20 points a game seven times in
his NBA career. Now his son T.J., a senior forward at UCLA,
averages 12.8.

TUESDAY
16

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL HBO 10 PM > A segment addresses
the scandal that decimated the basketball program at St.
Bonaventure and how the university is attempting to restore
school pride. --IN STORES: 989 Sports' MLB 2005 > New options
include Franchise Mode, which makes you a team's G.M.

WEDNESDAY
17

TRAIL BLAZERS AT PACERS ESPN 7 PM > Expect lots of leaping.
Portland's Theo Ratliff, who had nine blocks against the Magic
last week, squares off against Jermaine O'Neal. --BLUES AT MIGHTY
DUCKS 10:30 PM > Newly acquired center Mike Sillinger helps St.
Louis push for the playoffs.

THURSDAY
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NCAA TOURNAMENT, FIRST ROUND CBS NOON > Settle in (and make sure
the couch is sturdy): The road to the Final Four begins with 10
hours of coverage. --U.S. ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS > At the Alyeska
Resort in Alaska, two-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller carves it
up.

B/W PHOTO: J.R. EYERMAN/TIME LIFE/GETTY IMAGES (AUDIENCE)COLOR PHOTO: STEVE GRAYSON/WIREIMAGE.COM (WINKY)COLOR PHOTO: CHRIS POLK/WIREIMAGE.COM (MOSLEY)COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER (MCNABB)COLOR PHOTO: GEORGE NIKITIN/AP (CUMMINGS)COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF 989 SPORTS (GAME)COLOR PHOTO: SAM FORENCICH/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (RATLIFF)COLOR PHOTO: FRANK GUNN (MILLER)