Fan Central Mailbag: NCAA Women’s Tournament viewing guide, MLB Spring Training and more


Welcome to the latest edition of the Fan Central Mailbag. Before we get to your questions, we wanted to provide a complete viewing guide to ESPN’s exclusive and complete coverage of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, which begins with first-round action tomorrow (noon ET, ESPN2):

First Two Rounds (Friday-Monday):
For the first two rounds, multiple games will air within one telecast window. During those windows, viewers outside the home markets of the competing teams will see the best action from multiple games. In the home markets of the competing teams, ESPN or ESPN2 will stay with the game of local interest in its entirety. To view regional maps of the games that will be offered in specific parts of the country, visit DISH and DIRECTV viewers will also find alternate channel information on the maps. Select first- and second-round games will be aired in a full national telecast on ESPN or ESPN2, including Saturday’s game between UConn and Robert Morris (11 a.m., ESPN2)

For all Women's Basketball Championship maps, click here
For all Women’s Basketball Championship maps, click here

In addition, games will be streamed through WatchESPN, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. ESPN3, accessible through WatchESPN, will carry games in full that are not being aired in a national window. Also, through ESPN College Extra, viewers get access to the games in their entirety.

Sweet Sixteen to the Championship:
The final 15 games of the tournament, beginning with the Regional Semifinals (March 25, 7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2) and culminating with the National Championship game (April 5, 8:30 p.m., ESPN), will have national telecast windows on ESPN or ESPN2, and will also be available via WatchESPN.

Now on to your questions…

When will ESPN Films 30 for 30: Fantastic Lies be available on Netflix? — Kyle from Conn.
ESPN Films 30 for 30: Fantastic Lies will be available April 3 on Netflix. It is also scheduled to reair Sunday, March 20 (12:30 p.m., ESPNU), Tuesday, March 22 (9 p.m., ESPNU), Thursday, March 24 (9 p.m., ESPN2) and Friday, March 25 (6 a.m., ESPNU). More information about ESPN Films 30 for 30 series.

You can also find ESPN’s latest TV listings by visiting Schedule information is subject to change.

Can you please let me know what the Super Rugby schedule is for March? — Mike
ESPN 3 will be carrying Super Rugby throughout the month. Several events are scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday. For more schedule information please visit, choose Rugby and click on “upcoming.”

Can you tell me who will be calling your televised MLB Spring Training games? — Joseph from Fla.
Spring Training baseball returns to ESPN tonight with Jason Heyward and the 2015 NLDS Champion Chicago Cubs taking on Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Diamondbacks (7 p.m., ESPN). ESPN’s Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe and Doug Glanville will provide commentary.

Additional highlights:

  • On Tuesday, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will televise the first Major League Baseball game from Cuba since 1999 as the Tampa Bay Rays play the Cuban National Team (1:30 p.m., ESPN). Commentators Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez, Doug Glanville, Pedro Gomez and Tim Kurkjian will call the action.
  • The new Sunday Night Baseball team — play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman, analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone and reporter Buster Olney – make their debut March 21 when David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox take on Matt Holiday and the St. Louis Cardinals.

You can view the entire 2016 Spring Training schedule, including commentator assignments on ESPN Mediazone.

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