Weekend Watch: March 15-17

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It's ACC Tournament time, and the Tar Heels get underway at 9:30 tonight, but there's lots more going on in the Carolina athletic department.

Men's Basketball plays Florida State tonight at 9:30 p.m. on Raycom and ESPN2. Get your pregame stat fix here. The winner of that game gets the Duke/Maryland winner in the second game (around 3 p.m.) Saturday. Get the full bracket here. If you can't get to a TV today, watch live here.

Men's Golf and Women's Golf are both in Florida: The women are at the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, and the men are at the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee.

Softball has five games on the weekend at the Louisville Tournament. They'll play Wisconsin, Louisville, Ball State, Eastern Michigan and Iowa.

Rowing takes on George Mason at Lake Lure at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

Men's Tennis has a pair of rivalry matches at home this weekend. Friday at 3, they square off with N.C. State. Sunday at 1, it's Duke. Both matches are at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

Women's Lacrosse faces off with Georgetown Saturday at 1.

Also Saturday at 1, Gymnastics has a home meet with Pennsylvania.

Finally, Baseball has their ACC home opener with a series against Miami. The No. 1 Tar Heels (3-0 in ACC play) sit atop the Coastal Division while the Hurricanes (1-2) look to claw back in the race. All games are available on ESPN3.

Diversions

Join us for Ram's Club Night at the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday April 4. The Hurricanes take on the Tampa Bay Lightning, and our pregame reception features Woody Durham, Sylvia Hatchell and Lennie Rosenbluth. Get your tickets here.

Carolina Brewery features a special St. Patrick's Day themed menu now through March 24.

Here's an interesting read from Slate about Bob Woodward and his biography of Jim Belushi.

Vulture feature 'Sitcom Smackdown' has some great TV shows taking part in a March Madness-style tournament to determine the best show of the past 30 years. This week, The Shield creator Shawn Ryan picks a winner between Cheers and Roseanne.

This week at ESPN: Ray Lewis debuted as a TV personality, Bill Simmons was suspended from Twitter for an accurate take on First Take, and Bill Walton was on fire.

Finally, you probably saw this earlier in the week. A Vanderbilt student accompanies Billy Joel on 'New York State of Mind.' It'll make you smile.

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