More Thursday night HokiesPosted: November 8, 2012
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.