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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Connecticut aquarium names seal after Trey Flowers; ESPN reportedly looking to woo Katie Nolan from FS1

02.28.17 at 9:30 am ET
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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Exhibition: NY Yankees at Boston, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
MLB: Exhibition: Baltimore at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
NHL: Arizona at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Colorado at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Golden State at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBA)
NBA: Charlotte at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (NBA)
College basketball: Buffalo at Ohio, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Georgetown at Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Maryland at Rutgers, 6:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Florida State at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Indiana at Purdue, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Mississippi State at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: St. John’s at Creighton, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: DePaul at Providence, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Ohio State at Penn State, 8:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Oklahoma State at Iowa State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Fresno State at Boise State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)

AROUND THE WEB: 


— Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium is honoring the Patriots’ Super Bowl win by naming a rescued seal after a member of the championship team.

Each year the aquarium has a naming theme for its rescue seals and this year’s theme is flowers. Fittingly, it decided to name one of the seals Trey after Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers. Trey is expected to be released back into the wild after he completes his rehabilitation in two to three weeks.

Before the Super Bowl, Mystic Aquarium made a bet with the staff at the Georgia Aquarium that whichever aquarium’s team lost the Super Bowl, the staff must perform the sea lion show in the opposing team’s jerseys. Georgia’s staff fulfilled the bet while the sea lions performed “Under the Boardwalk” last week.

— ESPN is reportedly making a play to bring “Garbage Time” host Katie Nolan over from FS1 to the World Wide Leader.

According to the Sporting News, the network has met with Nolan, who has 18 months remaining on her FS1 contract.

In an interview with Sporting News last year, Nolan said her preferred time slot is 11 p.m or 11:30 p.m. EST.

“Like a late-night show — but on a sports network. I think there’s a real opportunity for (FS1) to be the network that has that. And I would love to do it,” Nolan said. “I’d love to be four or five nights a week, ideally. And we’re working towards that.”

FS1 has wooed multiple personalities away from ESPN, including Colin Cowherd, Skip Bayless and Charissa Thompson.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Tonight was just an off night for me. You have those, and we played Toronto and they showed two or three guys, I can’t run through the whole team.” — Isaiah Thomas, on his role in the Celtics’ 114-98 loss to the Hawks Monday night

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Ryan Allen (27)

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