Thursday, Feb. 25
Winter Olympics, women's figure skating (7 p.m., Ch. 3): This is what you've been waiting for. And expect to wait a while tonight before you get to see it.
Friday, Feb. 26
High school basketball, MHSAA 1A Boys State Tournament, Myrtle vs. McAdams (10:30 a.m., Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson): One of the state's greatest sports events begins its run at the Big House. Please ignore that barnyard smell.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Men's college basketball, Mississippi State at South Carolina (5 p.m., Columbia, S.C., ESPN, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs need a victory at a place where they seldom win. … Mississippi Valley State at Jackson State (5:30 p.m., Jackson, 620 AM): The Tigers entertain the Delta Devils in an intrastate SWAC grudge match. … High school basketball, MAIS Overall State Tournament championship games (girls, 1 p.m., and boys, 3:30 p.m.): The East Rankin girls and MRA boys are heavy favorites to take the titles.
Sunday, Feb. 28
Winter Olympics, Closing Ceremony (6 p.m., Ch. 3): Let the games end. An overblown ceremony full of hype and self-congratulation will cap three weeks of great ratings (allegedly) for ratings loser NBC.
Monday, March 1
Men's college basketball, UAPB at Jackson State (7:30 p.m., Jackson, 620 AM): The Tigers and Golden Lions tangle in a SWAC catfight.
Tuesday, March 2
Boys high school basketball, Provine vs. Forest Hill in MHSAA Class 5A State Tournament (2:30 p.m.): South Jackson rivals meet in an all-JPS semifinal contest. Doctor S predicts a Jackson team will win.
Wednesday, March 3
Men's college basketball, Mississippi State at Auburn (7 p.m., Auburn, Ala., Ch. 12, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs have to win in the Loveliest Village on the Plains if they want to go to the NCAA tourney.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who mistook Tiger Woods' robotic media event for a scene from "I, Robot."