50Posted: February 4, 2016
It’s Peyton against Cam.
In a year without Roman numerals.
Super Bowl 50 dominates the sports weekend as usual, with hours of hype leading up to kickoff around 6:30 p.m.
It’s a day of game, food, and all those cool commercials.
Peyton Manning will be looking to tie his brother Eli with two Super Bowl championships, and to bring home a title to Denver after several years of close calls.
Cam Newton has two things Manning doesn’t – a Heisman Trophy and college national championship title – but will be trying for his first Super Bowl victory. The Panthers reached the big game once before, losing to New England XII years ago.
The NFL Honors Awards will be distributed Saturday at 9 p.m. on CBS.
TNT offers Pistons-Knicks Thursday at 7 p.m., with Lakers against Pelicans in the nightcap.
The Hawks take on the Pacers Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and it’s a Texas battle between San Antonio and Dallas at 9:30 p.m. The Thunder meet the Warriors Saturday at 9 p.m.
ABC has the Heat and Clippers Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Wizards host the 76ers Friday at 8 p.m. on Comcast and visit Charlotte Saturday at 7 p.m.
ESPN goes to the Big Ten Thursday, with Ohio State against Wisconsin at 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt meets Texas A&M Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Connecticut-Memphis with Utah taking on Oregon State in the nightcap at 11 p.m.
Colorado clashes with Oregon on FoxSports1 Thursday at 9 p.m., and Columbia faces Yale Friday at 5 p.m.
Northeastern takes on William & Mary Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
In Conference USA, Florida International faces Alabama-Birmingham on MASN Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by Southern Mississippi-North Texas. Penn plays Dartmouth Friday at 6 p.m.
Michigan meets Michigan State on CBS Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by Florida-Kentucky. Fox features Arizona and Washington Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Virginia hosts Pittsburgh Saturday at noon on the ACC network, along with Boston College-Louisville.
ESPN starts its day Saturday at noon when TCU takes on Kansas. Duke faces North Carolina State at 2 p.m., followed by Purdue-Maryland. The Gameday crew catches North Carolina against Notre Dame at 7 p.m.
There’s six games on ESPN2 Saturday, beginning at noon when Cincinnati meets Memphis. It’s Iowa State-Oklahoma State at 2 p.m., then Stanford faces California and Mississippi State battles LSU at 6 p.m. West Virginia hosts Baylor before Illinois State takes on Wichita State at 10 p.m. At midnight, it’s Gonzaga against Pepperdine.
Oregon battles Utah at 4 p.m. Sunday.
FoxSports1 has Marquette-Xavier Saturday at noon, followed by Villanova against Providence. Western Kentucky takes on UTEP at 5 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts Clemson Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast and it’s Hofstra-James Madison Sunday at 3 p.m.
Davidson takes on Duquesne Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and Delaware duels with William & Mary at 2:30 p.m. It’s St. Louis against St. Bonaventure Sunday at 2 p.m.
MASN starts Saturday’s action at noon with Coastal Carolina’s visit to Radford, then Marshall meets Texas-San Antonio. There’s a pair of Atlantic 10 matchups – Dayton against George Mason at 6 p.m. and Rhode Island-LaSalle at 8 p.m. – before Missouri-Kansas City takes on Seattle at 10 p.m.
Southeast Missouri battles Eastern Illinois on MASN2 Saturday at noon, followed by DePaul-Creighton. It’s Butler against St. John’s at 4:30 p.m.
On the women’s court, Tennessee takes on Texas A&M Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
Duke duels with Miami on Comcast Sunday at 1 p.m.
Providence meets Xavier Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1 and it’s St. John’s-Seton Hall Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
MASN has Princeton-Harvard Sunday at noon followed by St. Joseph’s facing George Mason. Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. on MASN2.
The Capitals take on New Jersey Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast and have their Super Bowl Sunday contest against the Flyers on NBC at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has a pair of games Thursday, with Capitals-Islanders at 7:30 p.m. and Ducks against Kings at 10 p.m.
On the college ice, Lake Superior State heads to Michigan Tech on MASN Friday at 8 p.m.
NBC has the PGA’s Phoenix Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Manchester City meets Leicester City Saturday at 7:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Tottenham Hotspur-Watford. Bournemouth battles Arsenal Sunday at 8:40 a.m. and Chelsea clashes with Manchester United at 10:55 a.m.
There’s an international friendly between the United States and Canada Friday at 10:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.