Who’s going to Super Bowl LI?

Don’t close the Georgia Dome just yet.
The Falcons will have a final home game after 25 years in the facility, hosting Green Bay in the NFC Championship game Sunday on Fox. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The Packers’ last-second field goal Sunday knocked off the top seeded Cowboys, giving Atlanta one more home game before its new stadium opens for next season.
The teams met in Week 8, with the Falcons taking a 33-32 win. It was the start of the Packers’ four-game midseason losing streak, but Green Bay carries a eight-game winning streak into Sunday’s contest.
The Patriots and Steelers continue their quest for Super Bowl records in the AFC championship at 6:30 p.m. on CBS.
The Patriots want to win their fifth Super Bowl with Tom Brady under center – looking to pass the Steelers’ Terry Bradshaw and 49ers’ Joe Montana – while the Steelers seek a record seventh victory.
New England won in Week 7 at Pittsburgh, but the Steelers bring a nine-game winning streak into this matchup.
The East-West Shrine Game will be on NFL network Saturday at 3 p.m. and  FoxSports1 has the Collegiate Bowl all-star contest Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC has the United States Ice Skating championships this weekend, with women’s coverage Saturday at 8 p.m. and men’s Sunday at 4 p.m. There’s pairs free skate and pairs dance Saturday at 3 p.m., after the ladies short program Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Wizards visit the Knicks on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Timberwolves-Clippers. Comcast has the Wizards’ contest with the Pistons Saturday at 6 p.m.
ESPN has the Warriors’ contest with the Rockets Friday at 8 p.m. and it’s Pacers-Lakers in the nightcap.
There’s NBA action Saturday on ABC, with the Cavaliers hosting the Spurs at 8:30 p.m.
Maryland meets Iowa Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, then it’s Clemson against Louisville.
Connecticut clashes with SMU on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. before California takes on Oregon.
Liberty hosts Gardner-Webb on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m. and FoxSports1 has Arizona State-UCLA at 11 p.m.
The ACC network offers North Carolina-Boston College Saturday at noon. Virginia tangles with Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. while it’s Wake Forest-North Carolina State in other areas.
Top-ranked Villanova takes on Providence Saturday at noon on Fox.
CBS has three contests Saturday, starting with Florida-Vanderbilt at noon. Kansas tangles with Texas at 2 p.m. and it’s Arizona-UCLA at 4 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Syracuse-Notre Dame, followed by Louisville against Florida State. Michigan State tangles with Indiana at 4 p.m. and South Carolina meets Kentucky at 6 p.m. before the GameDay crew catches Miami and Duke at 8:15 p.m.
Georgia tangles with Texas A&M at noon on ESPN2, then it’s Oklahoma against Iowa State at 2 p.m. Auburn and Alabama clash at 4 p.m. before West Virginia travels to Kansas State.
DePaul battles Butler Saturday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Rhode Island meets Duquesne on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Comcast offers High Point against Radford Saturday at noon, followed by Towson’s battle with Delaware.
Marshall meets Western Kentucky Saturday at 6 p.m. on MASN and it’s Liberty-Winthrop on MASN2 at 7 p.m.
CBS has Xavier against Georgetown Sunday at 2 p.m. and FoxSports1 offers Seton Hall’s contest with St. John’s at noon.
LaSalle visits VCU on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m.
On the women’s court, FoxSports1 has Georgetown-Xavier Friday at 8 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Baylor on MASN Saturday at 2 p.m.
Top-ranked Connecticut plays Tulane on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m. Maryland meets Rutgers at 3 p.m. and it’s Vanderbilt-Tennessee at 5 p.m.
There’s three games on Comcast Sunday, starting with Virginia-Pittsburgh at 12:30 p.m. Miami meets Syracuse at 2:30 p.m. before George Mason travels to Richmond.
The Capitals travel to St. Louis Thursday at 8 p.m. on Comcast.
The Bruins meet the Blackhawks Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and NBC offers the Rangers and Red Wings Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
On the college ice, Vermont clashes with Connecticut Friday at 6 p.m. on MASN followed by Bently-Sacred Heart.
NASCAR has its Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Liverpool faces Swansea City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then it’s Stoke City meeting Manchester United. NBC brings Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday brings Southampton-Leicester City at 6:55 a.m., followed by Arsenal-Burnley and Chelsea’s contest with Hull City at 11:25 a.m.
Third round play from the Australian Open goes on ESPN2 Thursday at 11 p.m. and Friday at 9 p.m. The round of 16 takes the court Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m.


The best football weekend of the year

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have been the surprise story of the season.
Will their postseason be as good?
The Cowboys close the best NFL weekend of the year Sunday at 4:40 against the Packers on Fox. Dallas won the regular season matchup at Lambeau Field, during its 11-game winning streak en route to the top seed in the NFC.
The Falcons and Seahawks start the weekend Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Fox in potentially the final game at the GeorgiaDome. The teams met in Seattle in October, with the Seahawks pulling out a two-point victory.
AFC top-seed New England hosts the Texans Saturday at 8 p.m. on CBS. The Patriots ousted Houston in the third week of the season, before Tom Brady returned from his suspension.
Sunday starts on NBC with Steelers visiting the Chiefs at 1 p.m. The Steelers won big in week four, but the Chiefs went 10-2 after the contest to claim the second seed in the AFC.
By Sunday night, there will be four left with hopes of making Super Bowl LI.
TNT offers Bulls-Knicks Thursday at 8 p.m. before the Pistons face the Warriors.
The Celtics battle the Hawks Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Pistons-Jazz in the nightcap. Sunday at 9 p.m., the Bulls take on the Grizzlies.
Comcast has the Wizards’ contest against the 76ers Saturday at 8 p.m.
Miami meets Notre Dame on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Cincinnati-SMU.
ESPN2 has Ohio State’s contest with Wisconsin Thursday at 7 p.m. with Arizona against Arizona State in the nightcap.
Washington tangles with California Thursday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1 and UCLA faces Colorado at 11 p.m.
Comcast offers Clemson-Georgia Tech Thursday at 7 p.m.
Virginia meets Clemson on ACC network Saturday at noon followed by Notre Dame’s visit to Virginia Tech at 2 p.m.
Georgetown clashes with Connecticut Saturday at noon on Fox while CBS offers Texas A&M against Mississippi State at 1 p.m.
Duke has a trip to Louisville Saturday at noon on ESPN. Florida State faces North Carolina at 2 p.m., followed by Auburn-Kentucky.
ESPN2 has six contests on Saturday, starting at noon with Florida-Georgia. The Big 12 takes the stage with Kansas against Oklahoma State and West Virginia meeting Texas, then it’s Maryland-Illinois at 6 p.m. Wichita State takes on Illinois State at 8 p.m., with Saint Mary’s-Gonzaga in the nightcap.
NBC Sports network features the Atlantic 10 Saturday, with Richmond visiting St. Joseph’s at 12:30 p.m. followed by St. Louis-George Mason and Fordham’s contest with St. Bonaventure at 4:30 p.m.
Villanova battles St. John’s on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, then it’s Xavier-Butler.
Pittsburgh plays Miami at noon Saturday on Comcast, followed by Northeastern-Towson and Boston College’s clash with Syracuse at 4 p.m.
MASN has Austin Peay’s contest with Southern Illinois Saturday at noon and Western Kentucky faces Middle Tennessee at 8 p.m.
Providence plays Seton Hall Saturday at noon on MASN2 then it’s DePaul-Marquette. Iowa State takes on TCU at 5:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Michigan State visits Ohio State on CBS at 1:30 p.m.
Massachusetts tangles with Rhode Island Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and it’s George Washington-LaSalle at 4:30 p.m.
There’s high school basketball between Hillcrest Academy and Westtown Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
FoxSports1 brings Big East women’s basketball between Georgetown and St. John’s Friday at 7 p.m. Sunday it’s Butler battling Marquette at 1 p.m.
Miami meets Louisville Sunday at 1:30 p.m. before Purdue takes on Ohio State on ESPN2.
The Capitals host the Blackhawks Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and the Flyers Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Wild against the Canadiens Thursday at 8 p.m. and the Wild’s visit to Chicago Sunday at 7 p.m.
There’s a pair of college ice hockey games on MASN Friday, with Denver-Western Michigan at 6:30 p.m. followed by Omaha against Colorado College.
Tottenham Hotspur meets West Bromwich Albion Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Swansea City-Arsenal. Sunday at 8:25 p.m. it’s Manchester City facing Everton before Manchester United and Liverpool tangle.
There’s USA Swimming in Austin Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Action at the Australian Open starts Sunday at 7 p.m. with first round action on ESPN2.


Frisco kids

Two parts of the college football universe will crown their champions this weekend.
Alabama hopes for a repeat title.
James Madison made sure there wasn’t a repeat in their division.
Before Alabama and Clemson meet Monday for their division’s title, James Madison will try for its second national title Saturday at noon. The Dukes face Youngstown State from Frisco, Texas with coverage on ESPN2.
James Madison won the I-AA title in 2004, and ousted five-time defending champion North Dakota State in the semifinals. Youngstown State, which won four championships in the 1990s, needed a late touchdown to knock off Eastern Washington.
ESPN has the repeat matchup between Alabama and Clemson Monday at 8 p.m. from Tampa Bay. The Crimson Tide claimed the 2015 national championship with a 45-40 victory over the Tigers.
The NFL playoffs kick off Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the site of Super Bowl LI. The Texans host the Raiders on ESPN in a rematch of a game played in Mexico City in November.
NBC has the Seahawks’ contest with the Lions Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Steelers host the Dolphins Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Giants-Packers closing the weekend on Fox at 4:30 p.m.
While those eight play, the Patriots, Cowboys, Falcons and Chiefs await next weekend.
The Thunder take on the Rockets on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Lakers-Trail Blazers in the nightcap.
ESPN has the Knicks taking on the Bucks Friday at 8 p.m., then it’s Grizzlies against the Warriors at 10:30 p.m.
The Wizards take on the Timberwolves on Comcast Friday at 7 p.m. and battle the Bucks in Milwaukee Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Ohio State battles Purdue on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by California-UCLA.
Memphis clashes with Connecticut Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 before Gonzaga goes against San Francisco.
FoxSports1 offers Arizona-Utah at 10 p.m. Thursday.
Dayton takes on Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, with Oakland-Valparaiso in the nightcap.
Fox brings Georgetown-Butler Saturday at noon, while CBS has Texas A&M facing South Carolina at 1:30 p.m.
Penn State plays Michigan State Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, with North Carolina against North Carolina State at 8 p.m.
ESPN2 has five contests Saturday, starting at 3:15 p.m. with Maryland-Michigan. Tennessee takes on Florida at 5:15 p.m., followed by Texas Tech-Kansas and Texas meeting Iowa State. It’s Nevada against New Mexico at 11:15 p.m.
Xavier takes on St. John’s on FoxSports1 Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. it’s UCLA-Stanford.
There’s three games from the A-10 Saturday on NBC Sports network Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. with Massachusetts-VCU. St. Joseph’s faces Fordham at 3 p.m. before George Mason takes on St. Bonaventure.
Comcast offers East Carolina-Temple Saturday at noon followed by Boston College-Duke.
Liberty meets Campbell on MASN Saturday at 2 p.m. MASN2 has Florida International-Florida Atlantic at 2 p.m.
Richmond meets George Washington Sunday at noon on NBC Sports network, then it’s Davidson against St. Louis at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has three women’s contests Sunday. Temple takes on Tulane at 1 p.m., followed by Notre Dame-Miami and Washington faces UCLA at 5 p.m.
On FoxSports1, Villanova plays Providence at 2 p.m. and West Virginia hosts Oklahoma at 4 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before visiting Ottawa Saturday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers Blackhawks-Sabres Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and Ducks’ contest with the Wild Sunday at 8 p.m.
MASN has college ice hockey between UMass-Lowell and New Hampshire Friday at 6 p.m., followed by Bemidji State against Bowling Green. Michigan Tech meets Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
West Ham United clashes with Manchester City in the FA Cup Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Three more contests are on Saturday, starting with Manchester United-Reading at 7:30 a.m. Wimbledon meets Sutton United before Arsenal tangles with Preston North End.
The third round of play continues Sunday with Liverpool-Plymouth Argyle at 8:30 a.m. and Aston Villa against Tottenham Hotspur at 11 a.m.
There’s rugby on NBC Sports network Friday at 2:30 p.m. between Newcastle and Bath. Saracens meets Exeter Saturday at 10 a.m. and it’s the Wasps against Leicester Sunday at 10 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the Audi Cup alpine skiing with women’s slalom racing Sunday at 6 a.m.


Week 17 and year 100

Sunday marks the end of another NFL regular season.
And a celebration of ice hockey’s history.
All 32 NFL teams play Sunday, capped by the NBC game matching the Packers and Lions at 8:25 p.m. The NFC North title will be on the line for the winner.
The Ravens end their season against the Bengals on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m., with Raiders-Broncos meeting in the late afternoon.
Fox brings Cowboys-Eagles at 1 p.m. before the Redskins face the Giants at 4:25 p.m.
The NHL goes outside to celebrate in the Centennial Classic Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC, as the Maple Leafs kick off their 100th season in the NHL by meeting the Red Wings.
The action shifts to St. Louis Monday as the Blues face the Blackhawks on NBC at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network and Comcast offer the Capitals and Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. The two squads battle again Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast and the Capitals open the new year against the Senators Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
College football gets one step closer to its national champion on Saturday, with top-seed Alabama facing Washington from Atlanta at 3 p.m. followed by Clemson-Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl at 7 p.m.
The winners of those contests advance to the National Championship game January 9.
Bowl season continues Thursday with three games on ESPN. South Florida faces South Carolina at 2 p.m. from Birmingham, followed by Virginia Tech against Arkansas in Charlotte at 5:30 p.m. and the Alamo Bowl matching Colorado and Oklahoma State at 9 p.m.
Play begins Friday at noon with Georgia takes on TCU at the Liberty Bowl on ESPN. CBS has the Sun Bowl matchup between Stanford and North Carolina at 2 p.m., with Nebraska meeting Tennessee in Nashville on ESPN at 3:30 p.m.
Campus Insiders have Air Force and South Alabama from Arizona at 5:30 p.m., with the Orange Bowl contest between Michigan and Florida State on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Louisville battles LSU Saturday at 11 a.m. on ABC from the Citrus Bowl, with Georgia Tech-Kentucky from Jacksonville at 11 a.m. on ESPN.
There’s four games on Monday, starting at 1 p.m. as Florida meets Iowa in Tampa on ABC. Western Michigan takes on Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl on ESPN at 1 p.m., followed by the Rose Bowl matchup between Penn State and Southern Cal. Auburn and Oklahoma tangle in the Sugar Bowl at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN has the Under Armour high school football all-star game Sunday at 1 p.m.
TNT offers Celtics-Cavaliers Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Mavericks-Lakers in the nightcap.
Comcast has the Wizards against the Nets Friday at 7 p.m.
Butler battles St. John’s on FoxSports1 Thursday at 7 p.m. Kentucky takes on Mississippi at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
ESPN2 has four contests Friday, starting with West Virginia-Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. Oklahoma battles Baylor at 7 p.m., followed by Kansas-TCU and Arizona against California in the nightcap.
Oregon faces Southern Cal on FoxSports1 Friday at 10 p.m.
CBS brings Indiana against Louisville Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts Duke Saturday at noon on ESPN2.
FoxSports1 has a pair of games Saturday, with Xavier-Georgetown at 11 a.m. before Villanova clashes with Creighton.
North Carolina State meets Miami on Comcast Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
ACC network brings North Carolina-Georgia Tech at noon and Pittsburgh’s contest with Notre Dame at 2 p.m.
SMU visits East Carolina on MASN Saturday at noon.
St. John’s faces DePaul Sunday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1, then it’s Marquette-Seton Hall at 4:30 p.m.
On the women’s court, top-ranked Connecticut clashes with Maryland Thursday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
Marquette meets Georgetown Friday at 2 p.m. on MASN.
ESPN2 has three contests Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. as Alabama faces South Carolina. Kentucky takes on Tennessee at 4 p.m. before Temple meets Memphis at 6 p.m.
Hull City clashes with Everton Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Manchester United meets Middlebrough Saturday at 9:55 a.m. NBC brings Liverpool against Manchester City at 12:30 p.m.
The New Year begins in the Premier League with Watford-Tottenham Hotspur at 8:25 a.m. and Arsenal’s contest with Crystal Palace at 10:55 a.m.
NBC Sports network has Cricket Saturday at 3 a.m. between Adelaide and Sydney.


Sports under the Christmas tree

Some people open their presents Christmas Eve.
Others Christmas morning.
The Steelers and Ravens hope to find a division championship in their possession Christmas evening.
The teams meet on NFL network at 4:30 p.m., with the AFC North basically on the line. A Ravens win means a season sweep that gives them the tiebreaker for the title, while a Steeler win clinches the crown with one game left.
The NFL weekend begins Thursday with the Giants meeting the Eagles on NBC at 8:25 p.m.
Most teams play Saturday afternoon, with the Redskins visiting the Bears on Fox at 1 p.m. CBS brings the Patriots and Jets at 1 p.m., and Fox covers the late afternoon slot with Saints against Buccaneers.
NFL network has a Saturday night contest between the Bengals and Texans.
The Chiefs take on the Broncos Sunday at 8:30 p.m., and ESPN has Cowboys against Lions Monday at 8:30 p.m.
Bowl season continues Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with Idaho facing Colorado State.
There’s three games Friday on ESPN, starting at 1 p.m. with the Bahamas Bowl matching Old Dominion and Eastern Michigan. Navy faces Louisiana Tech at 4:30 p.m. in the Armed Forces Bowl and Ohio takes on Troy at 8 p.m. from Mobile.
Hawaii tangles with Middle Tennessee Saturday at 8 p.m.
NBA basketball fills Christmas Day, starting at noon as the Celtics take on the Knicks. ABC takes over at 2:30 p.m. with the Cavaliers hosting Golden State, followed by Bulls-Spurs. The Thunder battle the Timberwolves at 8 p.m. before the Lakers and Clippers meet at 10:30 p.m.
TNT offers the Lakers-Heat Thursday at 8 p.m. followed by the Spurs against the Clippers.
On the college court, Southern Mississippi meets San Diego State on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. before Ohio State hosts UNC-Asheville. It’s Hawaii against Illinois State Friday at 1:30 a.m. in the Diamond Head Classic.
Georgetown takes on UNC-Greensboro Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, then DePaul battles Wyoming. Southern Cal faces Missouri State at 11 p.m.
Oklahoma State hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
ESPN2 has Connecticut-Auburn Friday at 2:30 p.m., then Harvard faces Houston at 8 p.m. There’s also semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic at 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The championship of the Diamond Head Classic will be Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2, after the third place game at 6 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Rutgers-Seton Hall at 6:30 p.m.
The Flyers visit the Devils on Comcast Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals host the Lighting Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC Sports network has Cricket between Sydney and Hobart Friday at 2 a.m. and Rugby matching Northampton against Sale Friday at 2:30 p.m.


Bowled over

On January 9, one team will raise the overall championship trophy.
Before then, many teams will celebrate a victory in their final games of the season.
Bowl season begins Saturday with six games, with contests every day except three between then and Jan. 2.
Action begins on ABC at noon with Grambling against North Carolina Central from Atlanta, followed by Houston-San Diego State from Las Vegas at 3:30 p.m.
New Mexico and Texas-San Antonio battle in the New Mexico Bowl at 2 p.m. on ESPN, and Toledo takes on Appalachian State in the Camellia Bowl at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN.
CBS Sports network has the Cure Bowl between Central Florida and Arkansas State, and the night ends in New Orleans with Southern Mississippi facing Louisiana-Lafayette on ESPN at 9 p.m.
The NFL weekend begins Thursday at 8:25 p.m. on NBC with the Rams taking on the Seahawks. NFL network has the Dolphins facing the Jets Saturday at 8:25 p.m.
Fox has the Eagles’ visit to Baltimore Sunday at 1 p.m., and some areas in Virginia will see the Giants meet the Lions. The Steelers battle the Bengals at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by Broncos-Patriots.
The Cowboys host the Buccaneers on NBC Sunday night, and the Redskins host the Panthers Monday night on ESPN.
James Madison tangles with top-seeded North Dakota State in the FCS semifinals Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Division II crowns its champion Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2 with North Alabama facing Northwest Missouri State.
TNT offers the Bulls against the Bucks Thursday at 8 p.m., with Knicks-Warriors in the nightcap.
The Lakers face the 76ers on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., then it’s Mavericks-Jazz.
The Wizards take on the Pistons Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and host the Clippers Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The College of Charleston clashes with East Carolina on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m.
CBS has three college basketball contests Saturday, starting with Oklahoma-Memphis at 12:30 p.m. UCLA takes on Ohio State at 3 p.m. followed by Kentucky-North Carolina.
Georgetown meets Syracuse on ESPN Saturday at noon.
ESPN2 starts its day at noon with Arizona-Texas A&M. Notre Dame plays Purdue at 2 p.m., with Kansas-Davidson at 7 p.m. and UNLV meets Oregon at 11 p.m. to close the night. It’s Gonzaga-Tennessee Sunday at 4 p.m.
Wagner visits Providence on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, then it’s Chicago State-DePaul. Wake Forest faces Xavier at 8 p.m.
Comcast brings ACC basketball Saturday at noon, with Eastern Kentucky meeting Louisville.
VCU tangles with Middle Tennessee State on MASN Saturday at 7 p.m., while MASN2 shows Jackson State against Baylor Saturday at 6 p.m. and John Brown-Baylor Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
On the women’s hardcourt, UCLA meets South Carolina Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
There’s high school basketball on ESPN2 Thursday, starting with an Indiana contest between New Albany and La Lumiere at 7 p.m. Oak Hill Academy faces Sierra Canyon at 9 p.m.
The Blackhawks take on the Islanders on Comcast Thursday at 7 p.m. The Capitals host the Canadiens Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC Sports network has the Penguins against the Kings Friday at 7 p.m. and the USOC women’s hockey Winter Festival Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
ESPN has the NCAA volleyball semifinals Thursday, with Stanford-Minnesota at 7 p.m. before Texas takes on Nebraska. The winners meet Saturday at 9 p.m. for the championship.
Crystal Palace clashes with Chelsea Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network. AFC Bournemouth battles Southampton Sunday at 8:25 a.m. followed by Manchester City-Arsenal.
NBC Sports network offers Alpine skiing Sunday at 8 and 9:30 p.m.


Verne’s farewell

Army vs. Navy offers one of the best visuals in college football.
This year, it marks the farewell of an iconic TV voice.
CBS’s Verne Lundquist calls his final football game Saturday when the Midshipmen and Cadets battle at Baltimore. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m., but tune in early for ESPN College GameDay at 9 a.m. and the pregame show with the arrival of both student bodies.
Lundquist and partner Gary Danielson have called the game since 2009 after finishing their SEC regular season. Lundquist also had part of the ABC coverage for two years in the 1970s.
Navy has won 14 straight contests, and both will be playing once more after earning bowl berths.
James Madison has a primetime matchup in the FCS playoffs Friday, hosting Sam Houston State on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. Another quarterfinal match will be on ESPN Saturday, with South Dakota State facing North Dakota State.
ESPN carries the Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday at 8 p.m. after offering College Football Awards Thursday at 7 p.m.
The NFL weekend begins Thursday at 8:25 p.m. with the AFC West battle between Oakland and Kansas City on NBC.
The Redskins take on the Eagles Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, followed by Seahawks-Packers. CBS offers the Steelers and Bills at 1 p.m.
The Cowboys meet the Giants on NBC Sunday night, with Ravens-Patriots on ESPN Monday night.
MLS closes its season with Seattle facing Toronto for the league championship Saturday at 8 p.m.
Watford faces Everton Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Arsenal-Stoke City. NBC brings Leicester City’s contest with Manchester City at 12:30 p.m.
Chelsea clashes West Bromwich Albion Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then Manchester United meets Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool takes on West Ham United at 11:25 a.m.
TNT offers the Timberwolves against the Raptors Thursday at 7 p.m. before the Spurs take on the Bulls at 9:30 p.m.
The Thunder take on the Rockets Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Suns-Lakers in the nightcap.
The Wizards host the Nuggets on Comcast Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Bucks Saturday at 7 p.m.
On the college court, Fordham faces St. John’s on FoxSports1 Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Iowa State meets Iowa on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Creighton hosts Longwood on FoxSports1 Friday at 7:30 p.m.
CBS brings Villanova against Notre Dame Saturday at noon and Utah travels to Xavier on Fox at 5:30 p.m.
Kansas meets Nebraska at 3:15 p.m. Saturday on ESPN before Duke battles UNLV.
ESPN2 has six contests Saturday, starting at noon with Arizona-Missouri. It’s Georgetown against LaSalle at 2 p.m. followed by Wichita State taking on Oklahoma. Texas faces Long Beach State at 6 p.m. before UCLA-Michigan with BYU meeting Colorado in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Providence tangles with Massachusetts at noon on FoxSports1 before Wisconsin battles Marquette. Cincinnati clashes with Butler at 4:30 p.m.
Comcast offers three ACC contests Saturday, starting at noon with Syracuse hosting Boston University. Louisville faces Texas Southern at 2 p.m. followed by North Carolina State-Tennessee State.
Princeton visits Liberty on MASN Saturday at 2 p.m. and UNC-Wilmington takes on St. Bonaventure at 6 p.m.
TCU clashes Wofford on MASN2 Saturday at 5 p.m.
St. John’s hosts LIU-Brooklyn on FoxSports1 at noon. ESPN brings Kentucky-Hofstra at 3 p.m. followed by Tennessee taking on North Carolina.
The Texas Tech women take on TCU Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Capitals tangle with the Sabres Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
On the college ice, MASN has Massachusetts against Connecticut Friday at 7 p.m. before Minnesota-Duluth takes on Denver at 9 p.m. NBC Sports network has Boston College-Notre Dame Saturday at 7 p.m.
The world swimming championships are on NBC Sports network Thursday at 6:30 p.m. There’s more action Friday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m.