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Sports: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Caps Return Home Tonight, ACC Tournament Begins, Dak Does Deal With Dallas
The Washington Capitals return home tonight when they take on the New Jersey Devils. The Caps have won 5 of their last 6 and are coming off a 4-1 road trip. Washington is just 2 points behind the Islanders, who sit atop the NHL’s Eastern Division. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.
The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament begins today with 3 games on tap. At 2, Miami takes on Pittsburgh, followed by Boston College versus Duke at 4:30. At 7, Wake Forest plays Notre Dame. Virginia will play the winner of tomorrow’s Syracuse-NC State matchup, while Virginia Tech also gets a double-bye into Thursday’s quarterfinals.
The Hokie’s Mike Young was named ACC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Young led Virginia tech to a 15-5 overall record, including a 9-4 mark in the ACC, good for 3rd place in the conference.
And Dallas Cowboy QB Dak Prescott has reached a deal with the team. The 4-year, $160 million contract is the largest in team history, and includes a $66 million signing bonus.