Fox Sports Net Notes, Quotes & Anecdotes

Boston Celtics Face NBA's Best Teams

Donovan McNabb Focus Of Beyond The Glory Season Premier

Fox Sports Net Across America Debuts

Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics started out the week in impressive style with road wins over the upper echelon Minnesota Timberwolves and division rival New York Knicks. Huge challenges await the Green with home games against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Indiana Pacers and the Denver Nuggets over the next eight days.

Tommy Heinsohn & Mike Gorman have all the courtside action. Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson provide the pre and post game coverage Monday through Friday on Mohegan Sun New England Sports Tonight presented by the Boston Herald.

Wednesday, March 10

Saturday, March 13

6:30 p.m. NEST w/ Gary & Greg

7 p.m. Celtics vs. Wizards

7:00 p.m. Celtics vs. Lakers

9:30 p.m. post game w/ Tommy & Mike

9:30 p.m. Celtics post game w/ Gary & Greg

10:00 p.m. NEST Late Edition w/ Gary & Greg

Friday, March 12

Wednesday, March 17

6:30 & 7 p.m. NEST w/ Gary & Greg

6:30p.m. NEST w/ Gary & Greg

7:30 p.m. Celtics vs. Pacers

7:00 p.m. Celtics vs. Nuggets

10 p.m. Celtics post game w/ Gary & Greg

9:30 p.m. Celtics post game w/ Gary & Greg

10:15 & 11:45p.m. NEST Late Edition w/ Gary & Greg

10:00 p.m. NEST Late Edition w/ Gary & Greg

New England Sports Tonight
Hosts Tanguay and Dickerson always have the Boston sports scene covered with the very best analysis at 6:30 p.m. and the Late Edition at 10 p.m. Featured guests for the week include:

Monday, March 15

Tuesday, March 16

10:00 p.m. Providence College coach Tim Welsh

6:30 p.m. New England Patriots David Givens

Beyond the Glory
BEYOND THE GLORY, a cornerstone of Fox Sport Net's original programming, returns to anchor FSN's Sunday night lineup. The fourth season of the award-winning show kicks off with the story of Philadelphia

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. It profiles his rise from a tough Chicago neighborhood where his family had to avoid shootouts in their building to how he managed to bring the never satisfied Philadelphia fans to wear his No. 5 jersey with pride. The one-hour documentary airs on Sun., March 14 at 8:00 PM local.

Those interviewed in addition to Donovan McNabb include: mother Wilma McNabb, father Sam McNabb, brother Sean McNabb, wife Roxi McNabb, high school coach Frank Lenti, Syracuse football coach Paul Pasqualoni, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, college teammate and NFL star
Kevin Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid and Eagles teammates Chad Lewis, Troy Vincent and Duce Staley.

The Emmy-nominated series continues on Sunday nights. Upcoming episodes: Detroit Red Wings' Chris Chelios (March 21); The Buss Family, a look at Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and his family (March 28); NFL superstar Tony Dorsett (April 4); Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett (April 11); Indiana Pacers' Reggie Miller (April 18); Orlando Magic star Grant Hill (April 25); boxing legend George Foreman (May 2).

PAC-10 Basketball
This week, Fox Sports Net telecasts the 2004 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament for its third consecutive year. Beginning Thurs., March 11, the conference's top eight teams converge under the bright lights of the Staples Center in Los Angeles to compete for the tournament championship and an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament.

FSN's coverage begins at 3:00 PM EST with top-rated Stanford facing Washington State. Three other quarterfinal games follow the tourney opener. On Friday, the two semifinal games will be played to lead up to Saturday's championship game, which will be broadcast on CBS. The FSN tournament telecast schedule is as follows:

Thurs., March 11 (Quarterfinals):

Game 1: Stanford vs. Washington State – 3:00 PM EST
Game 2: California vs. Oregon – 5:30 PM EST
Game 3: Washington vs. UCLA – 9:00 PM EST
Game 4: Arizona vs. USC – 11:30 PM EST

Fri., March 12 (Semifinals):

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner – 11:30 PM EST

College basketball veterans Barry Tompkins (play-by-play) and Dan Belloumini (analyst) join up to call the action for games 1, 2 and 5, while the lead announce team of Steve Physioc (play-by-play) and Marques Johnson (analyst) pair up to call games 3, 4 and 6. Jim Watson is the sideline reporter and Bill Macdonald is the studio host.

To kick off the evening games, Fox Sports Net has enlisted the help of R&B superstar Brian McKnight. The award-winning singer will perform for more than 18,000 fans as he belts out the national anthem. McKnight takes the stage at 9:00 PM EST

Fox Sports Net's comprehensive NASCAR coverage continues as TOTALLY NASCAR and NASCAR THIS MORNING provide viewers with all the latest racing information.

This week NASCAR THIS MORNING gets the goods on a little trade between racing stud Dale Jarrett and golfing legend Arnold Palmer. Jarrett heads down to Florida to play a round of golf with the links hall-of-famer. Then Palmer heads back with Jarrett to find out what the thrill of NASCAR racing really is as Jarrett takes Palmer around a handful of laps at the track. Palmer can handle Amen Corner, but can he handle the straightaway?

NTM also previews the race from Atlanta with defending Golden Corral 500 winner and 6-time Atlanta race winner Bobby Labonte, driver Ryan Newman and driver Ken Schrader. Plus, Matt Kenseth gets a big surprise this week from Ford executives and the show takes a closer look at youth vs. age on the track. The one hour show features John Roberts as the host alongside analysts Chad Little and Kenny Wallace with Winston Kelley as the field reporter and Bill Ingle as the crew chief. NTM airs each Sun. at 11:00 AM ET.

This week on TOTALLY NASCAR ?Wednesday's show brings Jeff Hammond back for his weekly visit and he will be joined on-set by Atlanta master Bobby Labonte. Friday, Sean Pragano has all the news from Atlanta qualifying. TOTALLY NASCAR is FSN's half-hour weeknight show dedicated to the sport of NASCAR. Krista Voda hosts with Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond as in-studio analysts and Pragano as the onsite reporter. TOTALLY NASCAR airs each weeknight at 6:00 PM local time.

Fox Sports Net Across America
Fox Sports Net debuts its new regionally-based documentary series which delves into the top sports stories from around the country, done by the people who know the subjects best. The 30-minute show highlights players, coaches events and the biggest news from the smallest of individual sports to the largest football teams. The show airs at 9:00 PM local. Carolyn Hughes hosts the show and each week, noted Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander offers commentary on the most pressing issues in the sports world in a segment titled: "An audible?from Rick Telander."

The first show looks at Colorado football player Jeremy Bloom. The last thing the University of Colorado wants right now is more controversy with their football program, but they have it. Student athletes are allowed to have jobs, but they are not allowed to capitalize on their fame. But Bloom has a different story from most well-known athletes. Bloom is a world champion skier, who is also a wide receiver for the Colorado football team. As the NCAA sees it, the fame he gains from skiing is enhanced by playing football, and vice versa. Thus, it won't allow him to make any money from endorsements, which he needs to pay for his skiing training. It comes down to one kid's dream versus the NCAA's principles. Chuck Garfien of Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain has this story.

Gonzaga is again among the nation's elite basketball teams, finishing their season ranked No. 3 in the polls. Freshman Adam Morrison is a key component of the Bulldog team, averaging about 11 points and 4 rebounds a game. But while other players are getting water during timeouts, Morrison is pricking himself with a needle, checking his blood sugar and making sure he can go back in the game. As if playing in a small conference against the traditional powerhouses wasn't hard enough, Morrison has to do it while also coping with diabetes. Fox Sports Net Northwest's Cameron Wong reports.

Are you ready for some football? Well you can't have NFL football without Ada, Ohio. All football starts in the unlikely town, population 4,000 at the local Wilson factory. It is the No. 1 and only NFL football maker in the U.S. and since 1955, every NFL game ball ever used has been made on that factory line. Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh's Ryan Burr reports.

Fox Sports Net Across America also takes a look back in the segment "Whatever happened to…." This week, the show looks at former NC State basketball player Lorenzo Charles. In 1983, the Wolfpack beat Houston to win the NCAA title when Charles put in the game-winning basket. We find that Charles is still "driving" on Tobacco Road.

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