XLIXPosted: January 29, 2015
Before Super Sunday in Arizona, there’s Super Saturday in Charlottesville.
The second-ranked Cavaliers host ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday at 10 a.m. before hosting Duke at 7 p.m. The GameDay crew previews the day’s contests around the college basketball world, along with contests for the fans arriving early in the morning for the show.
Virginia remained unbeaten after escaping Virginia Tech Sunday in its last contest. Duke has already lost three ACC contests, but got coach K his 1000th college victory Sunday at St. John’s.
The sporting world makes way for Super Bowl XLIX Sunday at 6:30 p.m., with Seattle trying to defend its title and New England hoping to deflate those hopes.
It’s the Patriots’ second trip to University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game. Last visit, they came in unbeaten and left losers to the Giants.
The NFL honors show will be Saturday at 9 p.m. on NBC.
The Australian Open crowns its champion this weekend. ESPN has the men’s semifinal Friday at 3:30 a.m. with the women’s title game Saturday at 3 a.m. The tournament closes with the men’s championship match Sunday at 3 a.m.
ESPN’s Thursday night slate starts at 7 p.m. with Maryland against Ohio State, followed by top-ranked Kentucky taking on Missouri. Connecticut clashes with Cincinnati on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. with Utah-UCLA in the nightcap.
Providence plays DePaul Thursday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1 in a game postponed two days by the big blizzard. Colorado heads to Southern Cal at 9:30 p.m.
Arkansas takes on Florida Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS, and Sunday at 1 p.m. it’s Michigan-Michigan State.
Iowa tackles Wisconsin at noon Saturday on ESPN, followed by Kansas State-Kansas and a big ACC battle between North Carolina and Louisville.
ESPN has six games on the schedule Saturday, starting with Auburn-Tennessee at noon. The Virginia battle between VCU-Richmond tips at 2 p.m. with Wichita State against Northern Iowa followed by Texas facing Baylor. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State tangle at 8 p.m. and Memphis closes the night at Gonzaga at 10 p.m.
There’s a pair of Big East contests on FoxSports1 Saturday. Xavier faces Seton Hall at noon before Villanova battles DePaul. Fox brings Providence-St. John’s at noon.
The ACC network brings Notre Dame against Pittsburgh Saturday at noon along with North Carolina State facing Georgia Tech.
George Mason hosts St. Louis Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. William & Mary heads to James Madison Saturday at 4 p.m.
Davidson meets Saint Joseph’s Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Liberty takes on High Point on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m. It’s off to the Ivy League Friday at 8 p.m. for Yale against Columbia.
MASN2 offers C-USA action between Middle Tennessee and Texas-San Antonio Thursday at 8 p.m. Marquette meets Butler Saturday at 2 p.m. and Marshall takes on Louisiana Tech at 5:30 p.m.
On the women’s hardcourt, ESPN2 has a pair of games Sunday. Connecticut takes on Temple at 2 p.m. and Iowa meets Maryland at 4 p.m.
Oklahoma travels to Texas on FoxSports1 Thursday at 7 p.m.
Comcast offers Florida State against Georgia Tech Friday at 7 p.m. There’s a pair of games Sunday, with Wake Forest taking on Notre Dame at 1 p.m. and North Texas meeting Rice at 3 p.m.
The Nuggets head to Memphis on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Bulls-Lakers in the nightcap. ESPN offers the Mavericks meeting the Heat Friday at 8 p.m., then it’s Bulls-Suns. Saturday at 9 p.m., the Clippers battle the Spurs.
The Wizards take on the Raptors Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast has the Capitals visit to Montreal Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Rangers take on the Canadiens Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with Ducks-Sharks at 10:30 p.m. The Capitals’ traditional Super Bowl afternoon contest will be on NBC Sports Network against the Blues Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the college ice, New Hampshire visits Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Chelsea battles Manchester City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. Hull City takes on Newcastle United at 7:45 a.m. Saturday on NBC Sports network before Manchester United meets Leicester City.
Arsenal takes on Aston Villa Sunday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Southampton-Swansea City.
CBS heads to Phoenix for the PGA event Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Don’t forget to pick up the trash.
NBC Sports network has the induction ceremonies for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday at 8 p.m.
The Armory Invitational track meet will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4:30 p.m.