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March Madness Schedule Update

How is your bracket doing? This NCAA tournament has been one for the books, with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (No. 16 seed) beating Virginia (No. 1 seed) to multiple powerhouse teams being knocked off in the opening weekend. It should be an interesting fight to the finish to see who will win it all. We have included the schedule for the next couple days below all in Central Time.

Thursday 03/22

  • 6:07 p.m. Nevada vs. Loyola Chicago (CBS)
  • 6:27 p.m. Michigan vs. Texas A&M (TBS)
  • 8:37 p.m. Kentucky vs. Kansas State (CBS)
  • 8:59 p.m. Gonzaga vs. Florida State (TBS)


Friday 03/23

  • 6:07 p.m. Kansas vs. Clemson (CBS)
  • 6:27 p.m. Villanova vs. West Virginia (TBS)
  • 8:37 p.m. Duke vs. Syracuse (CBS)
  • 8:59 p.m. Purdue vs. Texas Tech (TBS)


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How to Watch March Madness

The madness is just around the corner, the NCAA® March Madness® that is. Who will you have going all the way? Selection Sunday is this weekend and the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee will officially announce which 68 teams qualify for the tournament. You can catch the March Madness Selection Show on TBS this Sunday at 5 PM CT.

When Does It Start and Where Can I Watch?
The first play-in games start Tuesday, March 13 and the first full day will be Thursday, March 15. The channels that will air the games are CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV. Cable subscribers can also go to the NCAA’s March Madness Live site or use the March Madness Live app to stream all the games for free. March Madness Live is available for iOS and Android devices, as well as Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and Xbox One. However, if you are not a current cable subscriber, you will only have a three-hour preview.

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2017 March Madness®

Brackets are open! Who do you have going all the way in the NCAA® March Madness® tournament? March Madness® pools have been formed among businesses, friend groups and family homes as the nation finalizes their predictions before the games begin. Great Plains Communications wants to make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action, so we have listed the starting game lineup by date and time below, provided by the NCAA®.


Tuesday, March 14

5:40 PM CT               truTV                     New Orleans vs. Mt St Mary’s


8:10 PM                truTV                     Wake Forest vs. Kansas State


Wednesday, March 15

5:40 PM                truTV                     UC Davis vs. NC Central


8:10 PM                truTV                     USC vs. Providence


Thursday Afternoon, March 16

11:15 PM             CBS                        Princeton vs. Notre Dame


11:40 PM             truTV                     UNCW vs. Virginia


12:30 PM             TNT                        Winthrop vs. Butler


1:00 PM                TBS                         SD State vs. Gonzaga


1:45 PM                CBS                        Bucknell vs. West Virginia


2:10 PM                truTV                     East TN St vs. Florida


3:00 PM                TNT                        Middle TN vs. Minnesota


3:30 PM                TBS                         Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern


Thursday Evening, March 16

5:50 PM                TNT                        Xavier vs. Maryland


6:10 PM                CBS                        TBD vs. Villanova


6:20 PM                TBS                         VCU vs. Saint Mary’s


6:27 PM                truTV                     Vermont vs. Purdue


8:20 PM                TNT                        FGCU vs. Florida State


8:40 PM                CBS                        Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin


8:50 PM                TBS                         North Dakota vs. Arizona


8:57 PM                truTV                     Nevada vs. Iowa State


Friday Afternoon, March 17

11:15 PM             CBS                        Oklahoma St vs. Michigan


11:40 PM             truTV                     NM State vs. Baylor


12:30 PM             TNT                        Seton Hall vs. Arkansas


1:00 PM                TBS                         Iona vs. Oregon


1:45 PM                CBS                        Jacksonville St vs. Louisville


2:10 PM                truTV                     TBD vs. SMU


3:00 PM                TNT                        TX Southern vs. North Carolina


3:30 PM                TBS                         Rhode Island vs. Creighton


Friday Evening, March 17

5:50 PM                TNT                        TBD vs. Kansas


6:10 PM                CBS                        Wichita State vs. Dayton


6:20 PM                TBS                         Troy vs. Duke


6:27 PM                truTV                     TBD vs. Cincinnati


8:20 PM                TNT                        Michigan State vs. Miami FL


8:40 PM                CBS                        Northern KY vs. Kentucky


8:50 PM                TBS                         Marquette vs. Southern Carolina


8:57 PM                truTV                     Kent State vs. UCLA


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March Madness and MLB Weekend

It is going to be a weekend packed full of sports. For starters, the Final Four of the NCAA March Madness starts Saturday at 5:09 PM CT on TBS with the Villanova Wildcats taking on the Oklahoma Sooners. Then at 7:49 PM CT, the Syracuse Orange and North Carolina Tar Heels face off on TBS. How is your bracket holding up? The championship game will be held April 4 with more information to come.

If it’s baseball season you have been waiting for, wait no longer. Sunday, April 3 marks the first day of the Major League Baseball’s Regular Season. Great Plains Communications has listed the Sunday schedule below.

Cardinals vs. Pirates    12:05 PM CT – ESPN   PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Blue Jays vs. Rays   3:05 PM CT – ESPN2   Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL

Mets vs. Royals   7:37 PM CT – ESPN   Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO

Are You Ready for March Madness?

Selection Sunday is behind us and the match-ups have been decided. Who do you have going all the way in the NCAA March Madness tournament? Official brackets are littered through businesses, friends groups and family homes as the nation finalizes their predictions before the games begin. Great Plains Communications wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the action, so we have listed the starting game lineup by date and time, below provided by the NCAA.


Tuesday, March 15

5:40 PM                truTV                     Florida Gulf Coast vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

8:10 PM                truTV                     Vanderbilt vs. Wichita State


Wednesday, March 16

5:40 PM                truTV                     Holy Cross vs. Southern University

8:10 PM                truTV                     Michigan vs. Tulsa


Thursday Afternoon, March 17

11:15 PM             CBS                        Duke vs. North Carolina Wilmington

11:40 PM             truTV                     Texas Tech vs. Butler

12:30 PM             TNT                        Colorado vs. Connecticut

1:00 PM                TBS                         Iowa State vs. Iona

1:45 PM                CBS                        Baylor vs. Yale

2:10 PM                truTV                     Virginia vs. Hampton

3:00 PM                TNT                        Kansas vs. Austin Peay

3:30 PM                TBS                         Purdue vs. Little Rock


Thursday Evening, March 17

7:50 PM                TNT                        Miami vs. Buffalo

6:10 PM                CBS                        Indiana vs. Chattanooga

6:20 PM                TBS                         North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson

6:27 PM                truTV                     Utah vs. Fresno State

8:20 PM                TNT                        Arizona vs. Vanderbilt/Wichita State

8:40 PM                CBS                        Kentucky vs. Stony Brook

8:80 PM                TBS                         Southern California (USC) vs. Providence

8:57 PM                truTV                     Seton Hall vs. Gonzaga


Friday Afternoon, March 18

11:15 PM             CBS                        Daytona vs. Syracuse

11:40 PM             truTV                     Villanova vs. UNC Asheville

12:30 PM             TNT                        Oregon State vs. VCU

1:00 PM                TBS                         California vs. Hawaii

1:45 PM                CBS                        Michigan State vs. Middle Tennessee State

2:10 PM                truTV                     Iowa vs. Temple

3:00 PM                TNT                        Oklahoma vs. CSU Bakersfield

3:30 PM                TBS                         Maryland vs. South Dakota St.


Friday Evening, March 18

5:50 PM                TNT                        Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh

6:10 PM                CBS                        West Virginia vs. Stephen F. Austin

6:20 PM                TBS                         Texas A&M vs. UW-Green Bay

6:27 PM                truTV                     Oregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern University

8:20 PM                TNT                        Xavier vs. Weber State

8:40 PM                CBS                        Notre Dame vs. Michigan/Tulsa

8:50 PM                TBS                         Texas vs. Northern Iowa

8:57 PM                truTV                     St. Joseph’s vs. Cincinnati

March Madness is Back!

It’s a big year for Nebraska in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and we can’t be happier to be able to help you keep up with every minute of the action!  This year, both the Nebraska Huskers (11 seed) and the Creighton Bluejays (3 seed) are in the tournament.  Many expect Creighton to go deep this year.

Thanks to CBS and our partnership with Watch TV Everywhere, we are able to provide you with coverage of every single March Madness game.  You will also be able to see hours of extra footage and behind-the-scenes action.  If you have signed up for Watch TV Everywhere in the past few years, you are all set!  However, if you haven’t then it’s time to click here and sign up!  You will need the name of the account holder and your account number.  These items are on your bill.

This is a service provided only to Great Plains Communications Cable subscribers and you must have access to the channels that are airing this year’s games.  To find out what channels are available in your area, please visit our channel guides.  Games will be aired on CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV.  You can find out the full schedule at

March Madness!

It’s just a few short weeks to March Madness! A time when even those who aren’t basketball fans begin to fill out brackets and root for underdogs.

March Madness is also a cutting edge media event that combines online and on-TV games.  While the games will be aired on CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV, you will also be able to view all 67 games online as streaming video.  You’ll also be able to view game highlights and share them on Facebook, Twitter and more!

Not to be left out, ESPN hosts one of the largest bracket competitions in the world!  If you are one of those tens of millions of people who enjoy creating brackets, then you’ll love this.  You can find other users to compete with based on a wide array of selection points such as conference affiliation or location.

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