39 bowls

You’ve got to get up early to catch the first kickoff of the 2014-15 bowl season.
The first of 39 postseason games starts Saturday at 11 a.m. in New Orleans, with Nevada meeting Louisiana-Lafayette on ESPN.
The action heads to New Mexico at 2 p.m. as Utah State faces UTEP. ABC joins the action at 3:30 p.m. from Las Vegas with Utah against Colorado State and there’s two more contests on ESPN to close out the night – Western Michigan battling Air Force from Boise at 5:45 p.m. and the Camellia Bowl from Birmingham as South Alabama battles Bowling Green.
Winning teams will be hoisting various trophies now through January 12 – when one team holds the national championship trophy aloft.
The final Thursday night game of the season matches Tennessee and Jacksonville on NFL Network. The Redskins have a Saturday afternoon contest with the Eagles on NFL Network before CBS shows the Chargers and 49ers in primetime.
The Ravens face the Texans on CBS at 1 p.m. Sunday before the Colts visit the Cowboys. Fox in Harrisonurg will offer something Sunday – still to be determined Wednesday night although Saints-Falcons tops the potential slate.
Arizona visits Seattle on NBC Sunday night, and the Bengals host the Broncos in the Monday night finale on ESPN.
North Dakota State hosts Sam Houston State on ESPN2 Friday at 8 p.m. in one of the championship series semifinals.
NCAA Division II crowns its champion Saturday at 4 p.m. as Minnesota State-Mankato battles Colorado State-Pueblo on ESPN2.
TNT offers the Knicks against the Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m., with Thunder-Warriors as the nightcap. Portland visits San Antonio on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m. and the Thunder meet the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.
The Wizards battle the Heat Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast and host the Suns Sunday at 6 p.m.
Duke tangles in Connecticut Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
CBS has a big doubleheader Saturday, with Ohio State-North Carolina at 1 p.m. followed by UCLA against Kentucky. Villanova hosts Syracuse on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has four games Saturday, starting with SMU meeting Michigan at noon and Missouri facing Illinois at 2 p.m. N.C. State travels to West Virginia at 9:30 p.m., and the night closes with Utah-UNLV.
FoxSports1 has three games Friday, starting with St. Mary’s at St. Johns at 7 p.m. Marquette hosts Texas A&M at 9 p.m. before Arizona takes on UTEP. Western Kentucky faces Louisville Saturday at noon, then it’s Butler-Indiana.
Mount St. Mary’s meets American on Comcast Saturday at 1 p.m.
George Mason tackles Iona on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7 p.m.
MASN offers Appalachian State against Charlotte Thursday at 8 p.m. and Chattanooga-Middle Tennessee Friday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m., Middle Tennessee battles Tennessee State.
Texas Tech hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday at 9 p.m. on MASN2. There’s a pair of games on the slate Saturday, starting at noon with Charlotte-Georgetown. South Florida faces Florida State in the Orange Bowl Classic at 2 p.m., and Creighton clashes with North Texas Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 offers high school basketball from Illinois Friday, with Simeon against St. Rita at 6:30 p.m.
The Capitals take on the Blue Jackets Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and visit the Devils Saturday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings Manchester City against Crystal Palace Saturday at 7:45 a.m. There’s a pair of games Sunday, with Newcastle United facing Sunderland at 8:30 a.m. and Liverpool-Arsenal at 11 a.m. NBC plans to show a game Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
The NCAA crowns its volleyball champion this weekend. BYU meets Texas on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Penn State against Stanford. The final will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


The college football regular season marches to its conclusion Saturday in Baltimore.
army-navy-logoNavy battles Army in their annual rivalry on CBS at 3 p.m.
Navy opened its season against Ohio State Labor Day weekend at the stadium, and will be trying to win its 13th straight against Army. The Midshipmen have already clinched a bowl berth, and will be playing in San Diego before Christmas, while Army stands at 4-7 after beating Fordham in its last game three weeks ago.
ESPN has the Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday at 8 p.m.
The championship division playoffs continue Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, as New Hampshire hosts Chattanooga. Coastal Carolina makes the trek to North Dakota State Saturday at noon on ESPN.
Virginia crowns its high school football champions Saturday, with the Class AAA games on Comcast. L.C. Bird meets Tuscarora at noon, then Ocean Lakes faces Centreville at 4 p.m.
The Arizona Cardinals continue their quest to play the Super Bowl at their home stadium, traveling to St. Louis on NFL Network Thursday night. The Eagles and Cowboys battle for the NFC East lead on NBC Sunday night, while the Saints visit the Bears on ESPN Monday night.
The Redskins meet the Giants on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. before most of the country gets 49ers-Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. CBS offers Ravens against Jaguars in the Fishersville area at 1 p.m.
On the college hardcourt, top-ranked Kentucky hosts North Carolina Saturday at noon on CBS.
ESPN offers Utah-Kansas at 3:15 p.m., followed by Arizona-Michigan.
Dayton meeting Arkansas starts the play Saturday on ESPN2 at 2 p.m., followed by Xavier-Missouri and Oklahoma State taking on Memphis State. Notre Dame faces Florida State at 8 p.m., then Gonzaga meets UCLA in the nightcap.
Georgetown takes on Radford Saturday at noon on FoxSports1 before Creighton meets St. Marys. Seton Hall faces St. Peter’s Sunday at noon, with Temple at Villanova at 2 p.m. DePaul battles Illinois State at 4 p.m.
Omaha faces Missouri-Kansas City on MASN Saturday at 3 p.m. Wright State hosts Miami of Ohio Sunday at 3 p.m. before UNC-Asheville meets Alabama-Birmingham at 8 p.m.
Providence takes on Stony Brook on MASN2 Saturday at noon. There’s a pair of games Sunday, with St. John’s against Fordham at 2:30 p.m. before Savannah State plays Kansas State at 6 p.m.
VCU hosts Northern Iowa Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
TNT brings the Cavaliers’ visit to Oklahoma City Thursday at 8 p.m., with Rockets-Kings as the nightcap. The Bulls host Portland on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Lakers against Spurs.
The Wizards meet the Clippers Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and the Jazz come to town Sunday at 6 p.m.
Nebraska plays Creighton in women’s basketball on FoxSports1 Thursday at 9 p.m.
On the high school court, ESPN2 offers Bishop O’Dowd taking on Montverde Friday at 6:30 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and the Lightning Saturday at 7 p.m.
It’s the last day in this round of the Europa League on FoxSports1, with Besiktas JK against Tottenham Hotspur Thursday at 1 p.m. followed by Everton clashing with Krasnodar.
NBC Sports network has a pair of games Saturday – Chelsea-Hull City at 10 a.m. and Arsenal playing Newcastle United – and two more Sunday. Manchester United faces Liverpool at 8:30 p.m. followed by Swansea City against Tottenham Hotspur.

Conference title time

Four college teams will make the first playoff field.
Will they be the four topping the rankings this week?
Alabama, Oregon, TCU and Florida State  go into the final weekend with the best shots to make the two New Year’s Day semifinal games before the championship on January 12.
The contenders have one more hurdle before the playoff field gets released Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide battle Missouri for the SEC championship Saturday at 4 p.m. on CBS.
Second-seed Oregon has its Pac-12 title tilt Friday at 9 p.m. on Fox, facing Arizona.
On ABC, TCU closes its season against Iowa State at noon and Florida State seeks another undefeated season in the ACC finale against Georgia Tech Saturday at 8 p.m.
Outside the top four, Ohio State battles Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship on Fox Saturday at 8 p.m. ESPN has a top-10 battle between Baylor and Kansas State Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
The weekend begins Thursday with East Carolina taking on UCF on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. The MAC championship game matches Bowling Green and Northern Illinois Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Marshall meets Louisiana Tech Saturday at noon for the C-USA championship on ESPN2.
Houston and Cincinnati tangle at noon on ESPN, and FoxSports1 has Oklahoma-Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m.
Temple takes on Tulane at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2, and you can catch the Mountain West championship on the blue turf with Boise State hosting Fresno State on CBS at 10 p.m.
The Cowboys face Chicago on NFL Network Thursday at 8:25 p.m. NBC shows the Patriots’ trip to San Diego Sunday night, while the Falcons meet the Packers on ESPN Monday night.
The Redskins take on the Rams Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, with Eagles-Seahawks as the nightcap. CBS in Harrisonburg will show the Steelers and Bengals at 1 p.m.
TNT has the Cavaliers’ visit to New York Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the Pelicans at Golden State.
The Wizards host Denver Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before going to Boston Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has action between the SEC and Big 12 Thursday, with LSU-West Virginia at 7 p.m. followed by Arkansas against Iowa State. ESPN has the top 10 battle between Texas and Kentucky Friday at 7 p.m., then Kansas faces Florida.
Arizona tangles with Gongaza on ESPN Saturday at 5:15 p.m. ESPN2 has a pair of contests, with Kansas State meeting Tennessee at 3:15 p.m. before Syracuse takes on St. John’s.
CBS offers Wisconsin-Marquette Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Fox brings Northwestern against Butler Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech meets South Carolina-Upstate Saturday at noon on Comcast.
It’s a battle in Philadelphia on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m., as Villanova hosts St. Joseph’s. There’s three games Sunday, starting at noon as Towson takes on Georgetown. Milwaukee faces DePaul at 2 p.m. then Mississippi heads to Oregon at 4:30 p.m.
MASN shows Morehead State facing UAB Thursday at 8 p.m. Manhattan takes on Fairfield Friday at 7 p.m., and there’s three games on Saturday. Liberty hosts St. Francis at 2 p.m. before Mount St. Mary’s meets Loyola at 7 p.m. and UTEP-New Mexico State at 9 p.m.
There’s a game from the BB&T Classic Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with George Washington taking on Charlotte.
Rutgers meets Seton Hall Saturday at noon on MASN2 and Western Kentucky battles Murray State at 6:30 p.m.
On the women’s side, Connecticut and Notre Dame clash on ESPN Saturday at 3:15 p.m. MASN2 offers Oklahoma-North Texas at noon Sunday followed by Texas A&M against TCU. Top-ranked South Carolina meets Duke on ESPN2 at 1 p.m.
The Capitals clash with Carolina Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and take on the Devils Saturday at 7 p.m.
Boston College battles New Hampshire on the college rink Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and it’s Maine against UMass-Lowell Saturday at 8 p.m.
The MLS crowns its champion Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN, as the Galaxy take on New England.
Manchester City takes on Everton on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports network has Newcastle United playing Chelsea Saturday at 7:45 a.m. Sunday’s play starts at 8:30 a.m. with West Ham United taking on Swansea City, then it’s Aston Villa-Leicester City at 11 a.m.

Turkey Day sports

This year’s Thanksgiving sports menu includes healthy portions of Egg and Iron.
The battle for the SEC West title concludes Saturday with the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State at 3:30 p.m. on CBS, and top-ranked Alabama battles Auburn in the Iron Bowl on ESPN at 7:45 p.m.
Alabama or Mississippi State will claim the title by the end of the day. Auburn and Mississippi dropped from the top in November, but will celebrate knocking their fiercest rival off. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs might both make the four-team playoff in January with wins.
It’s a Maroon and Orange Friday in Blacksburg this year, with the Hokies and Cavaliers playing at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The winner between the 5-6 squads becomes bowl eligible.
ABC has a pair of Friday contests, with Nebraska taking on Iowa at noon before Stanford plays UCLA at 3:30 p.m.
Arkansas travels to Missouri on CBS at 2:30 p.m. and Fox shows the battle between Arizona State and Arizona at 3:30 p.m.
Undefeated Marshall hosts Western Kentucky on FoxSports1 at 12:30 p.m. while South Florida and Central Florida meet on ESPN2 at noon.
Notre Dame heads to Southern Cal on Fox Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
It’s time for the Bayou Classic on NBC, with Grambling taking on Southern at 2:30 p.m.
ABC has a trio of games, starting at noon with Ohio State-Michigan. Penn State faces Michigan State and Baylor plays Texas Tech at 3:30 p.m., with the game not seen over-the-air in your area on ESPN2. Oregon’s battle with Oregon State caps the day at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with South Carolina-Clemson. Florida State tries to stay unbeaten at 3:30 p.m. against Florida.
Louisville meets Kentucky at noon on ESPN2. Pittsburgh takes on Miami at 7 p.m., with Utah State facing Boise State in the nightcap at 10:15 p.m.
West Virginia battles Iowa State on FoxSports1 at noon, followed by Kansas-Kansas State at 4 p.m. and the Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State at 10 p.m.
The ACC network features North Carolina and North Carolina State at 12:30 p.m.
Boston College takes on Syracuse on Comcast at 12:30 p.m. and MASN2 brings Texas-San Antonio against North Texas at noon.
The NFL’s Thanksgiving menu features a trio of NFC divisional matchups. Start your day in Detroit as usual, with the Bears visiting the Lions at 12:30 p.m. on CBS. The Cowboys host the Eagles at 4:30 p.m. before NBC carries the NFC West matchup between the Seahawks and 49ers at 8:30 p.m.
The Ravens host San Diego Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by the Patriots heading to Lambeau Field. The Redskins travel to Indianapolis on Fox at 1 p.m.
Denver travels to Kansas City on NBC Sunday night, and the Dolphins battle the Jets on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, Hamilton clashes with Calgary for the Grey Cup at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia spends Thanksgiving weekend in New York, meeting LaSalle Friday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network at the Barclay Center Classic. Rutgers faces Vanderbilt at 7 p.m., with the consolation game Saturday at 7 p.m. and championship at 9:30 p.m.
ESPN has a pair of games from the Battle 4 Atlantis Thursday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The third place game will be Friday at 2 p.m., with the championship at 4:30 p.m.
There’s a game from the Orlando Classic Friday at noon, and two more Sunday at 1 on ESPN and 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s six games on ESPN2 Thursday, starting at noon with Santa Clara-Tennessee. Kansas takes on Rhode Island at 2:30 p.m., followed by San Diego against Xavier and Michigan State meeting Rider. Marquette plays Georgia Tech at 9 p.m. before San Jose State-Washington close the action at 11 a.m.
Sunday’s action starts with Connecticut-Texas at noon, followed by Providence against Kentucky. The weekend concludes with the championship of the Wooden Legacy tournament at 10 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Las Vegas Invitational, starting Thursday at 5 p.m. between Illinois and Indiana State. The consolation game will be Friday at 8 p.m., with the championship at 10:30 p.m.
Providence plays Yale Friday at 4 p.m. DePaul tangles with Stanford Sunday at 2:30 p.m., followed by Delaware-Villanova.
Comcast offers Fordham against Maryland-Eastern Shore Saturday at 4 p.m.
Louisiana Tech hosts Samford Friday at 8 p.m. on MASN, and Charlotte heads to UNC-Asheville Sunday at 3 p.m. MASN2 shows George Washington against Seton Hall Saturday at 4 p.m. before Texas Tech tangles with Air Force Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tennessee takes on Texas in women’s basketball Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC has a Black Friday NHL game, with the Flyers hosting the Rangers at 1 p.m. The Capitals host the Islanders on Comcast Friday at 5 p.m. before visiting Toronto Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunderland faces Chelsea on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Arsenal meets West Bromwich Albion on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:45 a.m. before Hull City clashes with Manchester United. Manchester City faces Southampton Sunday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Tottenham Hotspur meeting Everton at 11 a.m.
It’s the fifth match day in the Europa League, with Wolfsburg against Everton Thursday at 1 p.m. and Tottenham facing Partizan Belgrado at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1.

Lebron comes to town

Lebron James left the Wizards’ division this offseason, but fans will get to catch the king in action Friday.
James and the Cavaliers come to Washington at 8 p.m., with coverage on Comcast and ESPN.
The Wizards hold the early lead in the NBA’s Southeast Division, ahead of James’ former team in Miami.
Lebron excited the Cleveland fan-base with his return, but the team dropped to 5-5 after Wednesday’s loss to the Spurs.
In the ESPN nightcap, the Bulls meet the Trail Blazers at 10:30 p.m.
TNT’s Thursday doubleheader starts with the Clippers and Heat at 8 p.m., followed by Bulls-Kings.
NFL Network shows the Chiefs at the winless Raiders Thursday at 8:20 p.m., and the Cowboys visit the Giants on NBC Sunday night.
The Ravens return to the Superdome Monday night, meeting the Saints on ESPN.
Fox offers the Lions at Patriots Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS has the doubleheader, with the Titans at Eagles at 1 p.m. before the Redskins head west against the 49ers.
The college football weekend kicks off Thursday when West Virginia hosts Kansas State at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1 and North Carolina battles Duke on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. FoxSports1 has Rice against Texas-El Paso Friday at 8 p.m. while ESPN shows San Jose State-Utah State at 9:30 p.m.
ACC newcomer Louisville faces Notre Dame on NBC Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Florida State hosts Boston College on ABC at 3:30 p.m., with other areas getting Wisconsin-Iowa. ESPN2 shows the game not on-the-air in your area. In primetime, Southern Cal takes on UCLA.
CBS stays in the SEC West, with Mississippi playing Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. Baylor clashes with Oklahoma State on Fox at 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech tries to become bowl eligible, taking on Wake Forest at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Minnesota-Nebraska, then it’s Arizona against Utah. It’s off to the SEC East at 7:30 p.m., with Missouri meeting Tennessee.
Penn State takes on Illinois at noon on ESPN2. Virginia closes its home season at 7 p.m. with Miami before Boise State meets Wyoming at 10:15 p.m.
Kansas travels to Oklahoma at noon on FoxSports1 and Stanford goes against California at 4 p.m.
It’s Big South football on MASN at noon, with Gardner-Webb taking on Monmouth. MASN2 starts its day at noon with Western Kentucky facing Texas-San Antonio before Texas Tech travels to Iowa State at 3:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings “The Game” – Harvard against Yale – at noon followed by CAA contests between New Hampshire and Maine at 3:30 p.m. before Richmond meets William & Mary at 7:30 p.m.
James Madison takes on Elon on Comcast at noon, followed by Georgia State-Clemson.
North of the border, Montreal faces Hamilton in the CFL Eastern Division final Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
On the college hardcourt, Jacksonville meets North Carolina State on Comcast Thursday at 9 p.m. ESPN2 has three games on Thursday, starting with New Mexico against Boston College at 5 p.m. Texas faces Iowa at 7 p.m. before Syracuse battles California at 9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the championship of the 2K Classic Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday’s contests start at 2:30 p.m. with Notre Dame against Providence. It’s the third-place game of the Puerto Rico at 4:30 p.m. and the championship at 7 p.m. then the Charleston Classic final tips at 9 p.m.
MASN shows Harvard against Florida Atlantic Thursday at 7 p.m., and it’s Morehead State-Louisiana Tech Friday at 8 p.m. Presbyterian meets Louisiana Tech Sunday at 5 p.m.
Kansas State takes on Long Beach State on MASN2 Friday at 10:30 p.m., and Marquette meets Nebraska-Omaha Saturday at 7 p.m. Oklahoma hosts Northwestern State Sunday at 3 p.m.
Creighton hosts North Carolina Central Sunday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Capitals take on Colorado on Comcast Thursday at 9 p.m., then host Buffalo Saturday at 7 p.m.
Notre Dame hosts UMass-Lowell in college ice hockey Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The MLS conference finals start Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Red Bulls taking on the Revolution on NBC. The Galaxy and Sounders meet Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC shows Arsenal against Manchester United Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Chelsea clashes with West Bromwich Albion Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Formula One circuit visits Abu Dhabi this weekend, with the race on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There’s qualifying on Saturday at 8 a.m. after practice Friday at 8 a.m.

Four drivers, only one champion

NASCAR’s new Chase for the Cup format brings four top drivers together this weekend.
Whoever finishes best among them at Homestead wins the season’s crown. ESPN coverage starts at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Kevin Harvick nudged his way into the final four with a win at Phoenix last week. Denny Hamlin, Joey Lagano and Ryan Newman round out the contenders.
The rest of the field will be looking for a season-ending win as a stepping stone to win the Chase in 2015.
The Nationwide racers close their season Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2, and FoxSports1 has the Truck Series finale Friday at 8 p.m.
The Redskins host Tampa Bay Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, followed by the Packers against Eagles. CBS offers the Broncos at St. Louis at 1 p.m.
NFL network features the Bills and Dolphins Thursday night, then it’s Patriots-Colts on NBC Sunday night. The Steelers’ trip to Tennessee closes the week Monday night on ESPN.
The college football weekend begins Thursday on ESPN2 when East Carolina visits Cincinnati at 7 p.m. California battles Southern Cal at 9 p.m. on ESPN, and Friday it’s Tulsa-Central Florida on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
Saturday’s big game matches top-ranked Mississippi State and No. 5 Alabama on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
ABC offers three games, starting at noon with Ohio State-Minnesota. Nebraska tangles with Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m., then it’s off to the ACC for second-ranked Florida State taking on Miami.
Notre Dame hosts Northwestern on NBC at 3:30 p.m. Fox brings two games, with Washington facing Arizona at 4 p.m. before Texas and Oklahoma State clash at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Clemson taking on Georgia Tech and Oklahoma heads to Texas Tech at 3:30 p.m. Auburn tries to bounce back at Georgia at 7:15 p.m., and the night closes with Arizona State meeting Oregon State at 10:45 p.m.
Penn State plays Temple at noon on ESPN2, and LSU battles Arkansas at 8 p.m.
TCU aims to boost its chances to make the playoff field, traveling to Kansas at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1. It’s North Texas against Texas-El Paso at 10 p.m.
ACC network offers Pittsburgh-North Carolina at 12:30 p.m.
In the CAA, James Madison visits Richmond on NBC Sports network at 12:30 p.m. while Towson takes on William & Mary at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
MASN has a pair of games from the Big South, with Presbyterian against Gardner-Webb at noon followed by Charleston Southern visiting Liberty.
Marshall hosts Rice on MASN2 at 2:30 p.m.
Edmonton faces Saskatchewan in the CFL playoffs Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
TNT has the Bulls’ trip to Toronto Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the Nets at Golden State. The Spurs visit the Lakers Friday at 10 p.m. on ESPN.
The Wizards take on the Magic Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The college basketball season gets going this weekend.  New ACC member Louisville faces Minnesota Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
MASN has Elon against Florida Atlantic Friday at 8 p.m., while MASN2 offers a pair of Big East teams facing non-conference foes – St. John’s meeting New Jersey Institute of Tech at 7 p.m. before Marquette meets UT-Martin at 9:30 p.m.
Georgetown faces Saturday at noon on MASN2, then Seton Hall battles Mercer Sunday at noon. Charlotte plays Elon at 5:30 p.m. on MASN.
Comcast has a pair of ACC teams against non-conference foes Sunday, with Samford-Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. and Virginia opening its home season against Norfolk State at 7 p.m.
Creighton clashes with Chicago State on FoxSports1 Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
London hosts the ATP World Tour finals this week, with coverage on ESPN2 Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m.
Comcast shows the Sharks and Lightning Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Capitals host New Jersey Friday at 7 p.m.
The United States meets Colombia in an international friendly on ESPN Friday at 2:30 p.m. Getting ready for Euro2016, Italy meets Croatia on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
MASN2 has the Conference USA men’s soccer championship game Sunday at 2 p.m.

Cowboys in London

The NFL has a special guest for its final London game in 2014.
The Cowboys face the Jaguars Sunday at Wembley Stadium, the first regular season appearance of America’s Team in the British capital. Fox has coverage of the contest at 1 p.m.
Dallas dropped its last two games after starting 6-1, and may have to play without Tony Romo for the second straight week.
The Ravens try to bounce back against Tennessee at 1 p.m. on CBS. Fox brings the Giants and Seahawks in the late afternoon slot.
NFL Network offers the Bengals and Browns Thursday at 8:25 p.m. The Bears and Packers battle Sunday night on NBC, while ESPN shows Panthers and Eagles Monday at 8:30 p.m.
The college football weekend starts Thursday when Clemson takes on Wake Forest at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Utah State visits Wyoming on ESPN2 Friday at 8 p.m.
CBS offers a pair of big games in the SEC West Saturday, with Texas A&M-Auburn at 3:30 p.m. before LSU battles Alabama at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame takes on Arizona State on ABC at 3:30 p.m., with the Big Ten battle between Ohio State and Michigan State at 8 p.m.
TCU takes on Kansas State in a top 10 battle on Fox at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Georgia against Kentucky, then Virginia heads to Florida State at 6:30 p.m. Utah-Oregon caps the day at 10 p.m.
Minnesota meets Iowa at noon on ESPN2, and Michigan takes on Northwestern at 3:30 p.m. ACC foes battle when Louisville heads to Boston College at 7:15 p.m.
Baylor clashes with Oklahoma at noon on FoxSports1, then West Virginia visits Texas. UCLA faces Washington at 7 p.m.
The ACC network offers Georgia Tech against N.C. State at 12:30 p.m.
Duke takes on Syracuse at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast, followed by Elon against William & Mary.
In the Ivy League, Pennsylvania plays Princeton at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Liberty hosts Monmouth at 3:30 p.m. on MASN. MASN2 offers Texas-San Antonio against Rice at noon before Iowa State takes on Kansas at 3:30 p.m.
Eight NASCAR drivers head to Phoenix and only four will be competing for the Sprint Cup championship the following week. ESPN has coverage at 3 p.m. Sunday, and the Nationwide racers go Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN. FoxSports1 has the truck series Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Formula One visits Brazil this week, with the race in Sao Paolo Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC. NBC Sports network covers practice Friday at 11 a.m.
TNT offers Spurs-Rockets at 8 p.m., followed by Mavericks taking on the Trail Blazers. The Grizzlies visit the wounded Thunder on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m. and it’s Cavaliers against Nuggets in the nightcap.
The Wizards visit the Raptors Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast and take on the Pacers Saturday at 7 p.m.
On the ice, the Capitals will be on Comcast-plus this weekend – against Chicago Friday at 8:30 p.m. and hosting the Hurricanes Saturday at 8 p.m.
Comcast shows San Jose against Chicago Sunday at 7 p.m.
Boston University and Boston College clash on the college ice Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
D.C. United meets the Red Bulls in their playoff series Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC. ESPN2 has a pair of games Sunday, with New England facing Columbus at 5 p.m. and the Galaxy against Real Salt Lake at 7:15 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur faces Asteras Tripoli on FoxSports Thursday at 1 p.m. in Europa League play, followed by Everton-Lille Metropole.
NBC offers Queens Park Rangers against Manchester City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Liverpool faces Chelsea Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester United-Crystal Palace. Sunderland meets Everton Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and Swansea City takes on Arsenal at 11 a.m.
MASN2 has the Conference USA’s women’s soccer championship Sunday at 2 p.m. The Big East crowns its champion on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m. and the Big Ten has its finale at 4:30 p.m.


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