Conference title timePosted: December 5, 2013
Who’s going to be in the national championship game?
We’ll know for sure Sunday.
It’s a weekend of conference championship game leading up to the announcement of the final BCS title contest Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. Next year, teams will be vying for a spot in the four-team national playoff.
The top two undefeated teams hit the field Saturday at 8 p.m. Top-ranked Florida State goes for the ACC championship against Duke on ABC, while second-ranked Ohio State plays Michigan State in the Big Ten title game on Fox.
The third and fourth-ranked teams – Auburn and Missouri – await their chance at the national championship game on CBS at 4 p.m.
Northern Illinois can claim a spot in one of the BCS games Friday at 8 p.m., facing Bowling Green in the MAC championship.
In Conference USA, Marshall faces Rice at noon on ESPN2, and Pac-12 decides its champion when Stanford visits Arizona State on 7:45 p.m. on ESPN.
The weekend begins Thursday on ESPN with Louisville against Cincinnati at 8 p.m.
The Big 12 closes its regular season Saturday with Oklahoma-Oklahoma State on ABC at noon. Fox has Texas-Baylor at 3 p.m. Other American Athletic Conference teams finish up Saturday with Central Florida at SMU on ESPN at noon and South Florida takes on Rutgers at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC gets the benefit of a flex game Sunday night, with the Panthers’ trip to New Orleans moving to primetime.
Slumping teams not on a warpath meet Sunday, when the Chiefs meet the Redskins on CBS at 1 p.m. Fox brings Eagles-Lions at 1 p.m., and the 4:25 p.m. game features Seahawks-49ers.
NFL Network shows Texans-Jaguars Thursday at 8:30 p.m., and ESPN has Cowboys against Bears Monday night.
For the other football, ESPN2 shows the World Cup draw Friday at 11:30 a.m. Only six months until the games start in Brazil.
The MLS crowns its champion Saturday at 4 p.m., with Kansas City meets Real Salt Lake on ESPN.
There’s a trio of Premier League games on NBC Sports network Saturday. Manchester United plays Newcastle United at 7:45 a.m., followed by Southampton-Manchester City and Sunderland meeting Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m. Fulham faces Aston Villa at 8:30 a.m., then it’s Arsenal-Everton.
TNT has Knicks-Nets Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by the Heat against Bulls. It’s Nuggets visiting the Celtics on ESPN Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Wizards host Milwaukee Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
On the college court, CBS brings UCLA at Missouri Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
The SEC and Big12 match up Thursday on ESPN2, with West Virginia against Missouri at 7 p.m. before Mississippi takes on Kansas State. Kentucky meets Baylor Friday on ESPN at 10 p.m.
Former conference foes meet Saturday at 3:15 p.m. with Kansas against Colorado, then UNLV meets Arizona.
FoxSports1 has Big East action Thursday, with Long Island facing Seton Hall at 7 p.m. before High Point battles Georgetown. Arizona State heads to DePaul Friday at 7 p.m.
There’s four games on Saturday, starting at noon with Colgate-Georgetown. Bowling Green visits Xavier at 2 p.m. before Florida Gulf Coast faces Florida International. The day closes at 6 p.m. with North Dakota at Butler. Sunday at 6 p.m., Creighton hosts Nebraska.
Comcast offers Eastern Kentucky-VCU Thursday at 7 p.m. North Carolina State faces Long Beach Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by Delaware and Notre Dame in the Gotham Classic. Sunday at 1:30 p.m., VCU takes on Old Dominion.
Oklahoma hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Thursday at 8 p.m. on MASN2. LaSalle faces Stony Brook Saturday at 11 a.m. in the MSG Holiday Festival on MASN2, then Loyola travels to Mount St. Mary’s at 2 p.m. on MASN.
It’s the BB&T Classic Sunday on MASN, with Oklahoma-George Mason at 1 p.m. followed by George Washington taking on Maryland.
In women’s hoops, Duke plays Oklahoma Sunday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Capitals host Nashville Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before facing the Rangers Sunday at 7 p.m.
Massachusetts heads to Notre Dame for college ice hockey Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with a rematch Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
NBC has the PGA World Challenge Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
ESPN has the World Series of Bowling Sunday at 1 p.m.