Frisco kidsPosted: January 5, 2017
Two parts of the college football universe will crown their champions this weekend.
Alabama hopes for a repeat title.
James Madison made sure there wasn’t a repeat in their division.
Before Alabama and Clemson meet Monday for their division’s title, James Madison will try for its second national title Saturday at noon. The Dukes face Youngstown State from Frisco, Texas with coverage on ESPN2.
James Madison won the I-AA title in 2004, and ousted five-time defending champion North Dakota State in the semifinals. Youngstown State, which won four championships in the 1990s, needed a late touchdown to knock off Eastern Washington.
ESPN has the repeat matchup between Alabama and Clemson Monday at 8 p.m. from Tampa Bay. The Crimson Tide claimed the 2015 national championship with a 45-40 victory over the Tigers.
The NFL playoffs kick off Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the site of Super Bowl LI. The Texans host the Raiders on ESPN in a rematch of a game played in Mexico City in November.
NBC has the Seahawks’ contest with the Lions Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Steelers host the Dolphins Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Giants-Packers closing the weekend on Fox at 4:30 p.m.
While those eight play, the Patriots, Cowboys, Falcons and Chiefs await next weekend.
The Thunder take on the Rockets on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., with Lakers-Trail Blazers in the nightcap.
ESPN has the Knicks taking on the Bucks Friday at 8 p.m., then it’s Grizzlies against the Warriors at 10:30 p.m.
The Wizards take on the Timberwolves on Comcast Friday at 7 p.m. and battle the Bucks in Milwaukee Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Ohio State battles Purdue on ESPN Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by California-UCLA.
Memphis clashes with Connecticut Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 before Gonzaga goes against San Francisco.
FoxSports1 offers Arizona-Utah at 10 p.m. Thursday.
Dayton takes on Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, with Oakland-Valparaiso in the nightcap.
Fox brings Georgetown-Butler Saturday at noon, while CBS has Texas A&M facing South Carolina at 1:30 p.m.
Penn State plays Michigan State Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, with North Carolina against North Carolina State at 8 p.m.
ESPN2 has five contests Saturday, starting at 3:15 p.m. with Maryland-Michigan. Tennessee takes on Florida at 5:15 p.m., followed by Texas Tech-Kansas and Texas meeting Iowa State. It’s Nevada against New Mexico at 11:15 p.m.
Xavier takes on St. John’s on FoxSports1 Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. it’s UCLA-Stanford.
There’s three games from the A-10 Saturday on NBC Sports network Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. with Massachusetts-VCU. St. Joseph’s faces Fordham at 3 p.m. before George Mason takes on St. Bonaventure.
Comcast offers East Carolina-Temple Saturday at noon followed by Boston College-Duke.
Liberty meets Campbell on MASN Saturday at 2 p.m. MASN2 has Florida International-Florida Atlantic at 2 p.m.
Richmond meets George Washington Sunday at noon on NBC Sports network, then it’s Davidson against St. Louis at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has three women’s contests Sunday. Temple takes on Tulane at 1 p.m., followed by Notre Dame-Miami and Washington faces UCLA at 5 p.m.
On FoxSports1, Villanova plays Providence at 2 p.m. and West Virginia hosts Oklahoma at 4 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before visiting Ottawa Saturday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers Blackhawks-Sabres Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and Ducks’ contest with the Wild Sunday at 8 p.m.
MASN has college ice hockey between UMass-Lowell and New Hampshire Friday at 6 p.m., followed by Bemidji State against Bowling Green. Michigan Tech meets Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
West Ham United clashes with Manchester City in the FA Cup Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Three more contests are on Saturday, starting with Manchester United-Reading at 7:30 a.m. Wimbledon meets Sutton United before Arsenal tangles with Preston North End.
The third round of play continues Sunday with Liverpool-Plymouth Argyle at 8:30 a.m. and Aston Villa against Tottenham Hotspur at 11 a.m.
There’s rugby on NBC Sports network Friday at 2:30 p.m. between Newcastle and Bath. Saracens meets Exeter Saturday at 10 a.m. and it’s the Wasps against Leicester Sunday at 10 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the Audi Cup alpine skiing with women’s slalom racing Sunday at 6 a.m.