Conference championship time

Which team is going to which BCS bowl game?
Time to find out.
Top-ranked Notre Dame has its ticket to the national championship game on Jan. 7, and awaits the winner of Saturday’s SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia. CBS has the action from the Georgia Dome Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Big East title can be decided Thursday at 7:30 p.m., if Rutgers beats Louisville. A Louisville win means the league must wait until Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. game between Cincinnati and Connecticut.
The Pac-12 crowns its champion Friday at 8 p.m., with UCLA meeting Stanford. ESPN2 has the MAC championship between Northern Illinois against Kent State at 7 p.m.
Nebraska takes on Wisconsin in the Big 10 championship Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox, while the ACC battle between Florida State and Georgia Tech goes at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Conference USA matches Central Florida and Tulsa in its championship at noon on ESPN2. In the Big 12, regular season play closes with Oklahoma-TCU at noon on ESPN. Oklahoma State faces Baylor at noon on Fx, and it’s Texas taking on Kansas State on ABC at 8 p.m.
ABC shows Nevada against Boise State at 3:30 p.m., sharing the country with Cincinnati-Connecticut. ESPN2 has Pittsburgh at South Florida at 7 p.m.
After the dust settles, ESPN has the BCS Selection show Sunday at 8:30 p.m., and the bowl selection show follows at 9:30 p.m.
The Ravens can basically clinch the AFC North when the wounded Steelers visit at 4:25 p.m. on CBS. Earlier in the day, the Patriots take on the Dolphins. Fox has the Vikings at Packers at 1 p.m.
The Redskins try to win another against divisional foes, hosting the Giants on Monday night football on ESPN. The Eagles travel to Dallas on NBC Sunday night, while the weekend begins Thursday on NFL network with the Saints against Falcons.
The MLS crowns its champion Saturday at 4:30 p.m., with the Galaxy meeting the Dynamo on ESPN.
TNT shows San Antonio at Miami Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Denver-Golden State. ESPN has the Nuggets taking on the Lakers Friday at 10:30 p.m.
The Wizards face the Knicks Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN has a college basketball doubleheader from the Big East/SEC challenge Friday. Georgetown meets Tennessee at 6:30 p.m., followed by Syracuse-Arkansas.  ESPN2 starts the action Thursday with Kentucky against Notre Dame at 7 p.m. before Marquette faces Florida. The challenge continues Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 with Cincinnati taking on Alabama. Vanderbilt faces Villanova at 5 p.m.
Comcast offers four college basketball games Saturday, starting with American against Saint Francis at noon. It’s off to the ACC at 2 p.m. with Duke-Delaware before Virginia hosts Wisconsin-Green Bay. Belmont battles VCU at 7 p.m.
MASN brings Big East basketball Thursday at 7 p.m., with New Hampshire against Connecticut. MASN2 offers Morgan State at Liberty at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1 p.m., Louisville hosts Illinois State.
The BB&T Classic tips Sunday at 12:15 p.m. when Manhattan meets George Washington. Maryland takes on George Mason at 2:45 p.m. Liberty battles Georgia State at 3 p.m. on MASN2.
NBC Sports network shows college ice hockey between Boston College and Boston University Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin heads to Denver Friday at 10:30 p.m.
The PGA’s World Challenge tournament is on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.


Turkey Day football

There’s three NFL games on Thanksgiving Day – will any be turkeys?
NBC joins the rotation when the Jets host the Patriots at 8:20 p.m. The traditional hosts play in the afternoon, with the Texans going to Detroit at 12:30 p.m. The Redskins and Cowboys renew their rivalry on Fox at 4:15 p.m.
There will be special awards. Gather the family around the TV and enjoy the tradition.
Sunday, the Ravens head to San Diego at 4 p.m. on CBS. Fox has the doubleheader, with the Vikings facing the Bears at 1 p.m. before the 49ers take on the Saints.
The Packers take on the Giants Sunday night on NBC, while the Panthers and Eagles battle Monday night on ESPN.
North of the border, NBC Sports network brings the Grey Cup at 6 p.m. between Calgary and Toronto.
ESPN has a Thanksgiving night contest between Texas and TCU at 7:30 p.m.
After you’ve done your Black Friday shopping, there’s plenty of college football on the schedule. ABC’s doubleheader starts at noon with Nebraska-Iowa, then West Virginia heads to Iowa State.
Fox has the Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State at 3 p.m., while CBS offers LSU-Arkansas at 2:30 p.m.
The new Pac-12 rivalry between Utah and Colorado goes on Fx at 3 p.m. ESPN2 starts the day at 11 a.m. with a Big East contest between Syracuse and Temple, while ESPN offers a pair of primetime games – South Florida at Cincinnati at 7 p.m. followed by Arizona State against Arizona.
Top-ranked Notre Dame tries to claim a berth in the national championship Saturday at 8 p.m., traveling to Southern California on ABC. Earlier in the day, Michigan plays Ohio State at noon and it’s Florida-Florida State at 3:30 p.m.
The Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn is on CBS at 3:30 p.m. Fox has Baylor against Texas Tech at 2:30 p.m., then Stanford battles UCLA at 6:30 p.m. NBC offers the Bayou Classic between Grambling and Southern at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC network closes the regular season with Miami facing Duke at 12:30 p.m. Comcast offers Maryland against North Carolina at 3 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Georgia Tech-Georgia, then Oklahoma takes on Oklahoma State. In primetime, it’s the battle of the Palmetto State between South Carolina and Clemson. On ESPN2, Rutgers meets Pittsburgh at noon before Wisconsin-Penn State. New members of the SEC get together when Missouri faces Texas A&M at 7 p.m., then it’s San Jose State against Louisiana Tech.
Fx has Tulsa-SMU at noon while NBC Sports network shows Air Force against Fresno State at 3:30 p.m.
Connecticut tackles Louisville in the Big East game of the week Saturday at noon on MASN. The clash between Idaho and Utah State follows at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN has the finals of the NIT preseason tip-off tournament Friday at 5 p.m., with the third place game at 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 shows the Old Spice Classic and Anaheim Classic throughout the weekend. There’s six games Thursday, starting with West Virginia-Marist at noon. Vanderbilt plays Davidson at 2:30 p.m., then it’s out west for Drexel against St. Mary’s. The evening starts at 7 p.m. with Drexel taking on Oklahoma, then Clemson plays Gonzaga. The night closes with Drake facing California at midnight.
There’s a game from the Old Spice Classic Friday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN, and two more on ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Creighton meets Wisconsin at 10 p.m. The Old Spice Classic title game airs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by the championship game from Anaheim.
NBC Sports network has the Battle 4 Atlantis, starting Thursday at 7 p.m. with Memphis against VCU. Louisville meets Northern Iowa at 9:30 p.m. There’s two semifinal games Friday starting at 7 p.m., with the consolation game at 7 p.m. and championship at 9:30 p.m.
Connecticut meets Stony Brook Sunday at 4 p.m. on MASN, while Comcast has Southland/Houston against Texas A&M Corpus Christi Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Wizards host the Bobcats Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.


Thursday night Cavaliers

The month of November has been pretty good for Virginia so far.
Whether the Cavaliers play in December depends on the final two contests.
Virginia closes its home season Thursday on ESPN when North Carolina comes calling. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Cavaliers lost six straight headed into the month, but followed up a win over North Carolina State with a last-second triumph over Miami last Saturday.
Also 4-6, Virginia Tech heads to Boston College Saturday on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m. The Hokies need a win to keep alive chances of reaching the postseason.
Friday, Hawaii travels to Air Force at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Notre Dame faces Wake Forest Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC, while CBS offers Mississippi at LSU. ABC brings either North Carolina State at Clemson or Ohio State-Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m., with the other game on ESPN2. In primetime, second-ranked Oregon hosts Stanford.
Fox has USC against UCLA at 3 p.m., then Oklahoma battles West Virginia at 7 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Iowa against Michigan. Top-ranked Kansas State heads to Baylor at 8 p.m.
Northwestern battles Michigan State at noon on ESPN2. Tennessee tries to win a conference game at Vanderbilt at 7 p.m., followed by BYU meeting San Jose State.
On Fx, Washington heads to Colorado at 1:30 p.m. Comcast has South Florida at Miami at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network starts the day with Yale at Harvard at noon, followed by Colorado State at Boise State. James Madison takes on Old Dominion at 7 p.m.
Rutgers tackles Cincinnati in the Big East game of the week Saturday at noon on MASN, followed by Charleston Southern meeting Coastal Carolina. MASN2 has Lafayette at Lehigh at 1:30 p.m.
The Ravens battle the Steelers Sunday on NBC, while the Bears head to San Francisco Monday on ESPN. NFL network starts the weekend Thursday at 8:20 p.m. with the Dolphins at Bills.
Fox has the Redskins against Eagles Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS throughout Virginia – except Washington – has the Browns game at Dallas at 1 p.m., followed by the Colts taking on New England.
Brad Keselowski tries to clinch his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, when the final race of the season goes at Homestead. The Nationwide racers close their campaign Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
The MLS decides its conference champions Sunday. D.C. United plays Houston at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and the Galaxy and Seattle play on ESPN at 9 p.m.
TNT starts Thursday with Boston-Brooklyn at 8 p.m., followed by the Heat at Nuggets. ESPN’s Friday doubleheader has the Jazz meeting the 76ers at 7 p.m., then the Knicks meet the Grizzlies.
The Wizards host Utah Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN2 offers a trio of games Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. with North Carolina State against Penn State from Puerto Rico. Alabama meets Oregon State at 7 p.m., then it’s Villanova-Purdue. There’s a pair of games Friday beginning at 5 p.m.
Sunday, the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic goes at 4:30 p.m. The championship of the Puerto Rico tournament is at 6:30 p.m., then the Charleston Classic crowns its champion at 8:30 p.m.
Comcast has Mt. St. Marys against American Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Miami hosts Jacksonsville Friday at 7 p.m. On NBC Sports network, Illinois State takes on Drexel Thursday at 7 p.m.
MASN offers Samford facing Louisville Thursday at 7 p.m. There’s more Big East play Sunday, as Western Michigan plays South Florida on MASN2 at 3 p.m. and Louisville hosts Miami of Ohio at 4 p.m. on MASN.
In women’s basketball, Texas A&M takes on Connecticut Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has college ice hockey Friday at 7:30 p.m., with Harvard taking on Cornell.


More Thursday night Hokies

Last Thursday night wasn’t that good for the Hokies.
Will a return home help?
Virginia Tech hosts Florida State in this week’s Thursday night game on ESPN. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Seminoles are fighting to stay atop their division, while the Hokies will be on the edge of missing postseason play with a loss.
Friday, Pittsburgh takes on Connecticut at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia, off a surprising win over North Carolina State to end a six-game losing streak, host Miami Saturday at noon on ABC. Other parts of the country will see either Syracuse-Louisville or Iowa State at Texas. At 3:30 p.m., Penn State meets Nebraska while West Virginia takes on Oklahoma State, with the other game showing on ESPN2. In primetime, Notre Dame faces Boston College.
CBS offers a doubleheader Saturday, with Arkansas visiting South Carolina at noon before Texas A&M tackles Alabama. Fox begins its coverage at 3 p.m. with Oregon State at Stanford, followed by Kansas State at TCU at 7 p.m.
The ACC game of the week matches Georgia Tech against North Carolina at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN starts Saturday with Michigan hosting Northwestern at noon. Mississippi State tackles LSU at 7 p.m., followed by Oregon-California. ESPN2 offers Wisconsin against Indiana at noon, then Georgia plays Auburn at 7 p.m. UCLA meets Washington State at 10:30 p.m.
There’s three games on NBC Sports network, beginning at 3:30 p.m. with Air Force facing San Diego State. It’s Boise State vs. Hawaii at 7 p.m., followed by Fresno State against Nevada.
Fx offers Colorado against Arizona at 1:30 p.m.
Comcast starts in the CAA Saturday at noon with William & Mary at Old Dominion, then shows Wake Forest at North Carolina State.
MASN offers the Big East game of the week between Cincinnati and Temple Saturday at noon, followed by Stony Brook at Liberty.
The NFL weekend starts Thursday when the Colts head to Jacksonsville on NFL network. NBC offers the Texans going to Chicago Sunday night, and ESPN has the Chiefs taking on the Steelers Monday night.
The Redskins have the weekend off, so FOX shows the Giants at Cincinnati at 1 p.m. The Eagles and Cowboys meet at 4:25 p.m., while CBS offers the Ravens taking on the Raiders.
Jimmie Johnson has won two straight races, and has two more to go for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. This week, it’s off to Phoenix Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, while the Nationwide drivers go Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The MLS playoffs continue with a pair of games Thursday – D.C. United at New York on NBC Sports network at 7:30 p.m. followed by Real Salt Lake against Seattle at 10 p.m. Houston awaits the D.C./New York winner Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC, with the Galaxy in the Western Conference finals Sunday.
The college basketball season starts Friday on ESPN with a doubleheader – Michigan State against Connecticut at 5:30 p.m. followed by Maryland-Kentucky.
MASN has Virginia facing George Mason at 7 p.m. while Syracuse heads to San Diego State at 8 p.m. on MASN2. South Florida takes on Central Florida Saturday at 7 p.m. and Manhattan meets Louisville Sunday at 4 p.m.
TNT offers the Thunder heading to Chicago Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the Clippers facing the Trail Blazers. ESPN has Utah taking on Denver at 10:30 P.M.
The Wizards meet the Bucks Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then travel to Indiana Saturday at 7 p.m.
The ATP concludes its season with a round-robin event matching the top players. ESPN2 has the match between Roger Federer and David Ferrer Thursday at 2 p.m. and another match Friday at 2 p.m. Semifinals are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Big East men’s soccer champion will be crowned Sunday at noon on MASN.


Thursday night Hokies

The past few weeks haven’t been good for the Virginia Tech Hokies. They are hoping for better luck in November.
The Hokies, now 4-4, come off their bye week to play Miami on ESPN Thursday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
They have won at least 10 games for eight straight years, but that streak appears in jeopardy – they would need to make and win the ACC championship game, then win their bowl game to keep the streak alive. Miami is one of four teams in the Coastal Division with two conference losses going into November.
CBS has the big game in the SEC West Saturday – Alabama at LSU at 8 p.m. The Tigers won the regular season meeting last year, but Alabama took the national title game rematch in January. At 3:30 p.m., Mississippi heads to Georgia.
Notre Dame tries to stay in the national championship hunt, facing Pittsburgh on NBC at 3:30 p.m. Fox has a twinbill, starting at 3 p.m. with new Big 12 members TCU and West Virginia playing in Morgantown. Fourth-ranked Oregon heads to Southern Cal to meet the Trojans at 7 p.m.
ABC starts its day at noon, with Temple at Louisville from the Big East or Oklahoma at Iowa State. Midday, Texas takes on Tech Tech while Nebraska goes to Michigan State. The game not on ABC in your area will be on ESPN2. In primetime, it’s Oklahoma State at second-ranked Kansas State.
ESPN2 heads west Friday, with Washington against California at 9 p.m.
There’s two games featured on the ACC network Saturday. Virginia heads to North Carolina State at 12:30 p.m., while other areas will see Maryland hosting Georgia Tech.
ESPN starts Saturday at noon with Texas A&M taking on Mississippi State. Illinois battles Ohio State at 3:30 p.m.
On ESPN2, Missouri makes a visit to Florida at noon. In primetime, Clemson heads to Duke at 7 p.m. followed by Arizona State at Oregon State.
Stanford travels to Colorado at 2 p.m. on Fx.
MASN begins its day with the Big East game of the week between Syracuse and Cincinnati at noon. It’s off to the WAC at 4 p.m. for Texas-San Antonio’s game with Louisiana Tech, while MASN2 shows Charleston Southern at Liberty at 3:30 p.m.
Towson heads to Delaware at noon on NBC Sports network. Comcast offers James Madison’s trip to Maine at 3 p.m.
The NFL starts November in San Diego, with the Chargers battling the Chiefs on NFL network. Dallas meets Atlanta on NBC Sunday night, while the Eagles head to New Orleans Monday night on ESPN.
Sunday, the Redskins host Carolina at 1 p.m. on FOX. CBS starts the day with the Ravens at Browns, followed by the Steelers traveling to New York to face the Giants.
NBC Sports network has the CFL contest between Hamilton and Toronto Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
NASCAR is down to the final three races in the Chase to the Cup. The field tries to catch Jimmie Johnson Sunday at Texas, starting at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide racers go Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
The MLS playoffs start Thursday on NBC Sports network, with Vancouver facing Los Angeles Thursday at 10:30 p.m. Salt Lake takes on Seattle Friday at 10 p.m. D.C. United and the Red Bulls start their series Saturday at 8 p.m., then NBC shows Kansas City’s opener agains Houston Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Breeders Cup runs this weekend. NBC has the final hour from Santa Anita Saturday at 8 p.m. NBC Sports network has coverage Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
TNT‘s coverage of the NBA’s opening week has to deal with the postponement of Thursday’s game between the Nets and Knicks in Brooklyn. Oklahoma City heads to San Antonio at 9:30 p.m. ESPN has a doubleheader scheduled Friday, with the Heat meeting the Knicks at 8 p.m. before the Lakers and Clippers battle.
The Wizards host the Celtics Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The New York City Marathon still plans to run Sunday at 9 a.m. on ESPN2.
MASN offers the Big East women’s soccer championship Sunday at noon.
The ACC field hockey tournament gets coverage on Comcast, with semifinals Friday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The championship airs Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 shows Big Ten volleyball between Wisconsin and Penn State Sunday at 2 p.m.