What's on ESPN Plus this week

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There's no escaping it, folks. March Madness is here. (What, you thought this was going to be a bad Coronavirus lede?)

We're in the throes of the conference tournaments, where teams vie to the be the best in their, well, conferences, before (hopefully) heading on to the Big Dance. And there are a smattering of games on ESPN+ this week — some 180 to be precise — from 15 conferences nationwide.

It's called Champ Week , and it's going to be good. Catch games from the America East conference, the Atlantic 10, the Big South, Conference USA, Horizon League, the MAC, the Missouri Valley Conference, the Southland Conference, the Sun Belt conference and my personal favorite, the WAC.

College basketball isn't the only game in town, though. Major League Soccer will be doing its thing again on the weekend, including New York City FC vs. FC Dallas, Toronto FC vs. Nashville SD, and Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders. You can snag the entire ESPN+ MLS schedule here .

We're also fresh off UFC 248 and have turned our attention to UFC Fight Night Brasilia , with Kevin Lee — the No. 8 lightweight, former title challenger and collegiate wrestler — taking on Charles Oliveria, who made his UFC debut a decade ago, has the most submissions (18) in UFC history, and the second most total wins in the UFC.


  • College baseball also has gotten underway, with a number of Top 25 games on the schedule.
  • The NHL is still doing its thing, including the Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning on March 13, the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Washington Capitals on March 14, and Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche on March 15.
  • Check out Stevenson vs. Marriaga undercards as part of Top Rank Boxing on March 14.
  • While we await word of what Tom Brady is going to do for the 2020 season, there's The Brady 6 — about the half-dozen quarterbacks chosen before Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft. There's also the Tom Brady episode of Peyton's Places , Tom Brady Games , and highlights from three of his Super Bowl wins.

Tuesday, March 10

  • NHL: New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars
  • Men's CBB: 2 Games
  • Women's CBB: 4 Games
  • NBA G League: 2 Games

Wednesday, March 11

  • NHL: New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators vs Los Angeles Kings
  • Men's CBB: 10 Games
  • Women's CBB: 16 Games
  • NBA G League: 6 Games

Thursday, March 12

  • NHL: Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburg Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Men's CBB: 10 Games
  • Women's CBB: 6 Games
  • NBA G League: 2 Games

Friday, March 13

  • NHL: Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche
  • Men's CBB: 4 Games
  • Women's CBB: 14 Games
  • Rugby: 2 Super Rugby Matches

Saturday, March 14

  • UFC Fight Night Brasilia: Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira
  • NHL: Chicago Blackhawks vs Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes
  • Top Rank Boxing: Shakur Stevenson vs Miguel Marriaga (Undercards)
  • Men's CBB: 2 Games
  • Women's CBB: 7 Games
  • MLS: 9 Matches including Atlanta United FC vs Sporting Kansas City
  • EFL Championships: 2 Matches including West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City
  • Eredivisie: 2 Matches including Ajax vs Twente
  • Rugby: 4 Super Rugby Matches

Sunday, March 15

  • NHL: Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche and New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Women's CBB: 3 Games
  • MLS: Portland Timbers vs New England Revolution
  • Eredivisie: 2 Matches including VVV Venlo vs AZ Alkmaar
  • Rugby: 1 Super Rugby Match

Monday, March 16

  • NHL: Edmonton Oilers vs Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars vs Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, March 17

  • NHL: Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights
  • Top Rank: Michael Conlan vs Belmar Preciado
  • NBA G League: 3 Games

Wednesday, March 18

  • NBA G League: 5 Games

Thursday, March 19

  • MLB Spring Training: New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies
  • NHL: New York Islanders vs Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA G League: 4 Games

Friday, March 20

  • MLB Spring Training: New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals
  • NHL: Philadelphia Flyers vs Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers
  • Top Rank International: Golden Contract Tournament
  • Rugby: 2 Guinness PRO14 and 3 Super Rugby Matches

Saturday, March 21

  • UFC Fight Night London: Tyron Woodley vs Leon Edwards
  • MLB Spring Training: Houston Astros vs New York Mets
  • NHL: Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators and Boston Bruins vs San Jose Sharks
  • MLS: 9 Matches including FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders FC
  • Eredivisie: Vitesse vs Willem II
  • Rugby: 5 Guinness PRO14 and 4 Super Rugby Matches

Sunday, March 22

  • MLB Spring Training: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels
  • NHL: New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders
  • Eredivisie: 3 Matches including Feyenoord vs Ajax