Missing USC Football? Time for a ‘Gamecock Rewind!’

Football season is still months away, but you can still see the Gamecocks play this weekend. GAMECOCK-REWINDThat’s because Live 5 WCSC will air a special four-part series, GAMECOCK REWIND, Saturdays at Noon starting this weekend.

Each episode focuses on one of USC’s four SEC home games in 2012, with the first spotlighting the USC-Missouri matchup. Continue reading

Vandross’s ‘Moment’ Returns to the NCAA Tourney

Luther Vandross’s version of “One Shining Moment” will wrap up this year’s coverage of the NCAA National Championship, replacing the version by Jennifer Hudson.

Hudson’s remake, ironically, replaced the late Vandross’s rendition last year.

CBS Sports is reinstating the more familiar edition following what has been described as “widespread disapproval” of Hudson’s work.

Your Live 5 Insider didn’t find anything so terrible about her vocals. But we agree with some complaints that we didn’t need to see her during the song: it was supposed to be about the athletes, not the singer. Still, the fact that she was shown in the edited piece isn’t her fault so much as whoever put the shots of her in.

Still, when you’re used to seeing the emotion of the victories and defeats along the way edited to Vandross, it’s hard to find anyone else who can quite hit the notes the way he could.

Catch Vandross’s performance tonight after the conclusion of tonight’s National Championship Game, featuring the Butler Bulldogs and the Connecticut Huskies. CBS coverage begins at 8:00pm.

This Week: More Basketball, But No Missed Soaps

This week, MARCH MADNESS kicks off on Thursday and Friday, pre-empting the CBS Daytime schedule, including THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

But unlike last week’s ACC TOURNAMENT carried by LIVE 5 WCSC, MARCH MADNESS won’t make you miss anything on your soaps:  CBS, which is carrying the NCAA Tournament across the Network, isn’t producing soap episodes for those two days.  That means that when soaps resume next Monday, they’ll pick up right where they left off this Wednesday before basketball.

We received complaints from soap fans last week because we had to move the soaps to our second channel, LIVE 5 PLUS, so that we could carry the ACC games.  Those games were not carried by CBS itself, which is why there were soaps to move to begin with.

So the good news is you won’t miss any of the developments with your favorite characters and couples!

CBS Soaps Move to 5+ During ACC Tourney

While Live 5 WCSC airs the ACC Basketball Tournament on Thursday and Friday, daytime programming including THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE TALK and LET’S MAKE A DEAL will move to our second channel, Live 5+. Continue reading

Final round of U.S. Open airing Monday afternoon

Bad weather shut down the Men’s finals in the U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP on Sunday, forcing organizers to reschedule for Monday.

That means that CBS will carry live coverage of the final match Monday starting at 4:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.  LIVE 5 NEWS AT 5, LIVE 5 NEWS AT 5:30 and LIVE 5 NEWS AT 6 will all move to our second channel, LIVE 5 PLUS.

Number 1-seeded Rafael Nadal will take on number 3-seeded Novak Djokovic in the Men’s Final will air live on CBS, with coverage expected to wrap up some time around 7:00pm.

Lead play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg will be joined by expert analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe in the booth for the 11th consecutive year. Bill Macatee and analyst Jim Courier also will call tennis action for CBS Sports.  Mary Joe Fernandez serves as reporter.

LIVE 5 PLUS can be found over the air on WCSC 5.2, Comcast Cable channel 212, Time Warner Cable channel 111, Knology Cable channel 146 and Home Telephone Cable channel 116.

March Madness: Thursday & Friday

Okay, sports fans: get ready for more basketball on LIVE 5 NEWS.

Tonight at 7:00pm, Butler and Syracuse battle it out. At 9:57pm, Cornell takes on Kentucky. Both games will be carried on LIVE 5 WCSC, which means that LIVE 5 NEWS AT 7 and LIVE 5 NEWS AT 11 will move over to our second channel, LIVE 5+.

Then on Friday night, Tennessee and Ohio State go at it at 7:00pm, followed by the Purdue – Duke game at 9:57pm. Our 7pm and 11pm newscasts are also airing on Live 5+ this night as well.

March Madness: Saturday and Sunday

The Madness continues this weekend on LIVE 5 WCSC with NCAA Tournament basketball.

Here’s the lineup for Saturday’s games:

  • 1:05PM – St. Mary’s – Villanova
  • 3:35PM – Ohio U – Tennessee
  • 5:40PM – N. Iowa – Kansas
  • 8:15PM – Wake Forest – Kentucky

Then, on Sunday:

  • 12:10 Gonzaga – Syracuse
  • 2:20 Georgia Tech – Ohio State
  • 5:15 California – Duke

We hope your team is doing well, and we want to remind you to check out Hoops Frenzy!

March Madness: Friday & Saturday

March Madness continues Friday on LIVE 5 WCSC. Daytime soaps will not be shown, but they will pick up where they left off on Monday. LIVE 5 NEWS AT NOON, LIVE 5 NEWS AT 7 and LIVE 5 NEWS AT 11 will all be shown live on Live5+ at their normal times.

Here’s the lineup for Friday’s games:

  • 12:25pm Minnesota- Xavier
  • 2:35pm Missouri – Clemson
  • 7:25pm Arkansas Pine Bluff – Duke
  • 9:40pm Houston – Maryland

Then, on Saturday:

  • 1:05PM – St. Mary’s – Villanova
  • 3:35PM – Ohio U – Tennessee
  • 5:40PM – N. Iowa – Kansas
  • 8:15PM – Wake Forest – Kentucky

As soon as we get Sunday’s lineup of games, we’ll post them here as well, so be sure to visit this blog on Saturday after lunch!