March and April are a pretty nebulous time around the WHRB Sports department. The winter sports are starting to wind down...but before they do, there's an incredible amount of uncertainty as teams head to the playoffs. In addition, while we don't regularly cover spring sports, we do several games for the spring teams. For that reason, we do not have much of a schedule set for these two months but we can tell you what we do know.
We'll have broadcasts of every men's hockey playoff game as per the normal. As games happen, we'll update our schedule on the upper right hand corner of the blog. For now, the schedule is:
March 4- Men's Hockey at Clarkson, 7pm
March 5- Men's Hockey at Clarkson, 7pm
March 6- Men's Hockey at Clarkson, 4pm (if necessary)
and as always, our coverage will start 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
This Friday and Saturday, the last two games of the regular season will be broadcast using the low-bandwidth stream of WHRB.org. In addition, if Harvard has the chance to clinch a share of its first ever Ivy title, we will have live look-ins for the Harvard-Princeton game on both 95.3FM and on both the high and low bandwidth streams of WHRB.org. If there is an Ivy League playoff we will be 99% likely to cover it (barring it does not conflict with the Met Opera, of course) in some capacity. We will also do our best to cover Harvard's postseason.
March 4- Men's Basketball vs. Pennsylvania, 7pm (WHRB.org low-bandwidth stream)
March 5- Men's Basketball vs. Princeton, 7pm (WHRB.org low-bandwidth stream)
Our coverage will begin 15 minutes before tip-off.
WHRB is excited that for the third straight year, we will be partnering with Harvard athletics to provide live commentary of Harvard lacrosse. We will provide the live audio on the GoCrimson.com subscription service for all of the home games at Harvard Stadium. We are also working on bringing you the audio for the Harvard-Georgetown game on March 8th at Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium on tape delay, though we haven't completed all of the logistics yet. We will include all of our GoCrimson.com broadcasts where we normally schedule our games.
March 8- Men's Lacrosse vs. Georgetown, 3pm (tentative) (GoCrimson.com) (tape delayed start)
March 29- Men's Lacrosse vs. Massachusetts, 7pm (GoCrimson.com)
April 9- Men's Lacrosse vs. Cornell, 2:15pm (GoCrimson.com)
April 16- Men's Lacrosse vs. Pennsylvania, 1pm (GoCrimson.com)
April 30- Men's Lacrosse vs. Yale, 1pm (GoCrimson.com)
Our coverage will begin about 10 minutes before the first face-off.
There's always something special about the Beanpot, regardless of the sport, as Boston's (or in this case, Massachusetts's) best compete for annual bragging rights. Baseball is certainly no different, which is why we're proud to once again bring you the Baseball Beanpot on WHRB.
April 20- Baseball vs. Massachusetts, 6:30pm from Lowell, MA
April 26- Baseball vs. Boston College/Northeastern, Time TBD from Fenway Park
Our pregame coverage will begin about ten minutes before the opening pitch.
Football? In the spring? That's right. For the first time ever, WHRB will broadcast the Harvard football spring game live over the air. Spring games have been receiving more and more attention every year thanks to the growth of sports channels dedicated to collegiate athletics. Get your first look at the squad that will be competing for a 2011 Ivy League title by tuning in.
April 23- Football Spring Game, 7pm
Just like the fall, we'll have a half-hour pregame show before the opening kick.
As detailed in another post, Sportstalk is moving to a new time. We'll now air fifteen minutes later- from 1:15 until 2:00pm every Sunday with updates of all 41 varsity sports.
That already seems like a full spring and we haven't even covered the possibilities of playoff runs by the women's hockey and women's basketball teams, or looked much at the possibility of deep runs by the men's hockey and basketball teams as well. We are thrilled to keep expanding our coverage of Harvard athletics and hope you are just as excited to listen in for the next couple of thrilling months for the Cantabs!
Thanks for listening!