Indy comes to BaltimorePosted: September 1, 2011
Twenty-seven years ago, the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis.
This weekend, Indy cars come to Baltimore.
Versus has coverage of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix Sunday at 2 p.m. The road course travels past Oriole Park at Camden Yards and near Ravens Stadium before heading to the Inner Harbor. And back again. And again.
NASCAR spends Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, with ESPN at the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 has the Nationwide race Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Labor Day means the midway point of the U.S. Open. CBS has coverage Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day starting at 11 a.m. ESPN2 shows the action Thursday and Friday, with afternoon coverage at 1 p.m. and prime time at 7 p.m.
College football kicks off on Thursday, and ABC has a big top-five game to Saturday – Oregon at LSU at 8 p.m. Thursday, UNLV visits Wisconsin on ESPN at 8 p.m., then Friday it’s TCU taking on Baylor at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Saturday at 3:30 p.m., the country has a choice of Minnesota at Southern Cal or Western Michigan at Michigan – one will be on ESPN2 and the other on ABC. ESPN starts the day at noon with Akron taking on Ohio State, while ESPN2 has Utah State-Auburn.
Notre Dame opens its season Saturday on NBC, facing South Florida at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN goes with BYU-Mississippi at 4:45 p.m., followed by Boise State’s visit to Georgia at 8 p.m. ESPN2 closes the night with Colorado at Hawaii at 10:15 p.m.
FX gives top-ranked Oklahoma coverage, meeting Tulsa at 8 p.m.
Comcast has James Madison visiting North Carolina Saturday at 3:30 p.m., after Miami of Ohio takes on Missouri at noon. The conclusion of Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Mississippi airs at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, SMU takes on Texas A&M at 7:30 p.m.
The weekend continues with Marshall facing West Virginia Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, and the ACC takes the stage when Maryland plays Miami Monday at 8 p.m.
The final weekend of the NFL preseason means no national games, but the Redskins play Tampa Bay Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast and the Redskins’ network – including NBC29 in Charlottesville.
There’s high school football from Pennsylvania Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2, with Archbishop Wood taking on Pittsburgh Central Catholic.
ESPN2 has the Tigers meeting the White Sox Sunday at 8 p.m., while the Rangers meet the Red Sox on TBS Sunday at 1:30 p.m. FOX on Saturday afternoon offers games between those sets of games, along with Cincinnati at St. Louis.
The Orioles have a Thursday afternoon contest with Toronto on MASN before going to Tampa Bay on MASN2 for the weekend. The Nationals take on Atlanta Thursday, then host the Mets on MASN Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
The PGA has a rare Friday through Monday tournament, with the Deutsche Bank Championship. NBC has coverage Sunday and Monday at 3 p.m.
ESPN2 shows an international friendly between the United States and Costa Rica Friday at 11 p.m.
As the WNBA season winds down, Connecticut takes on the Mystics Sunday at 4 p.m. on Comcast.