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Sunday’s Outside the Lines will re-cap the week at Rutgers; Vitale calls first Final Four game; OTL on SNL

OTL's coverage of the fallout from Mike Rice's firing at Rutgers University continues Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN with host Bob Ley
OTL’s coverage of the fallout from Mike Rice’s firing at Rutgers University continues Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN with host Bob Ley

Sunday’s Outside the Lines hosted by Bob Ley will provide a comprehensive review of the past five days at Rutgers University and a look ahead for the University as it – and college athletics – move forward after a tumultuous Final Four week.

Scheduled to be offering reaction to a John Barr report will be ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. and Howard Bryant and Ohio University Assistant Professor, Sports Administration, David Ridpath.

Both Barr (reporting for SportsCenter and OTL) and Van Natta Jr. (ESPN.com and OTL) have been covering the situation at Rutgers as it’s unfolded this week, after the video of Mike Rice’s practices was first shown nationally on Tuesday’s OTL.

Discussion topics will include: President Robert Barchi’s future; former Athletic Director Tim Pernetti; and a look at what the revelations mean for the college game.

OTL airs at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN with a replay at 10 a.m. on ESPN2.

ALSO. . .

DICK VITALE CALLS FIRST FINAL FOUR
Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Vitale called the first national semi-final tonight for ESPN International and on Monday will be part of his first national title broadcast, with coverage again going to 150 countries and territories. Jay Bilas called Michigan’s win over Syracuse to set up the Big Ten/Big East Monday finale, with coverage of the game throughout the day across ESPN.

Brad Nessler, Dick Vitale and Howie Schwab prepare for the Wichita State-Louisville game boradcast on ESPN International (Photo by Mike Humes)
Brad Nessler, Dick Vitale and Howie Schwab prepare for the Wichita State-Louisville game boradcast on ESPN International (Photo by Mike Humes)

Dick Vitale and Clark Kellogg pre-game (Photo by Josh Krulewitz)
Dick Vitale and Clark Kellogg pre-game (Photo by Josh Krulewitz)

ANDY KATZ TO APPEAR ON CNN SUNDAY
ESPN.com Senior Writer Andy Katz will appear on CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz Sunday at 11 a.m. ET. From the show’s blog:

. . . [is scheduled to] kick off the “A” block with college basketball on this Final Four weekend. Rutgers fired its basketball coach, Mike Rice this week after ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” aired explosive video of Rice subjecting his players to verbal and physical abuse. ESPN senior college basketball writer Andy Katz will join us to give us insight into how his network broke the story.

WOMEN’S NATIONAL SEMI-FINALS TONIGHT
Coverage on ESPN begins at 6 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. tip for Louisville and California; followed by UConn and Notre Dame.

OTL on SNL
(From the lighter side:)

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery consider OTL flattered.

SNL's skit on Rutgers included use of the show's graphics package
SNL’s skit on Rutgers included use of the show’s graphics package

Front Row will update with video once it’s posted at SNL’s site. [UPDATED at 10 a.m. ET, Sunday]

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