Turkey Day sportsPosted: November 22, 2018
How long as it been since Virginia beat Virginia Tech on the gridiron?
Babies born that day are thinking about getting their drivers licenses in the next year.
The Cavaliers hope to end the 15-year drought Friday at 3:30 p.m. when they face the Hokies on ABC.
Virginia enters the contest with a better record, 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. The Hokies stand 4-6, with bowl hopes pending on a victory and makeup contest Dec. 1 for a game postponed by Hurricane Florence.
Virginia won the 2003 contest 35-21, and last won at Blacksburg in 1998.
The NFL has a slate of three contests on Thanksgiving, starting at 12:30 p.m. when the Bears visit the Lions on CBS. The Cowboys battle the Redskins on Fox at 4:30 p.m., with Falcons-Saints in the nightcap on NBC.
The Ravens host the Raiders Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by the Steelers’ clash with the Broncos. The Giants tangle with the Eagles on Fox at 1 p.m.
The Packers meet the Vikings on NBC Sunday night, with Texans-Titans the contest on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, Ottawa battles Calgary for the Grey Cup on ESPN2 Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
The college football weekend begins Thursday with the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m.
Houston meets Memphis Friday at noon on ABC.
Fox has Nebraska against Iowa Friday at noon, with the Apple Cup matching Washington and Washington State at 8:30 p.m
Missouri tangles with Arkansas on CBS at 2:30 p.m.
Texas tangles with Kansas on FoxSports1 at noon, followed by Oregon-Oregon State.
Central Florida clashes with South Florida on ESPN at 4 p.m., then Oklahoma takes on West Virginia.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Auburn in the Iron Bowl Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Michigan meets Ohio State on Fox at noon followed by Rutgers-Michigan State at 4 p.m. TCU takes on Oklahoma at 8 p.m
Florida faces Florida State at noon on ABC and Maryland clashes with Penn State at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, it’s third-ranked Notre Dame against Southern Cal.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Syracuse-Boston College, followed by Miami-Pittsburgh. Second-seeded Clemson faces South Carolina at 7 p.m., with Boise State-Utah State in the nightcap.
It’s Purdue against Indiana on ESPN2 at noon and Wisconsin tangles with Minnesota at 3:30 p.m. Kentucky clashes with Louisville at 7 p.m.
Texas Tech battles Baylor on FoxSports1 at noon, then it’s out west for Arizona-Arizona State. Iowa State faces Kansas State at 7 p.m. and BYU battles Utah at 10 p.m.
The ACC network offers North Carolina against North Carolina State at 12:20 p.m.
Southern and Grambling State battle on NBC Sports network at 5 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards’ contest with the Raptors Friday at 7:30 p.m. and home game with the Pelicans Saturday at 8 p.m.
In the Developmental League, NBC Sports Washington has Canton’s clash with Capital City Sunday at 3 p.m.
On the college hardcourt, ESPN has the Battle 4 Atlantis Thursday at 1:30 and 4 p.m.
Villanova faces Canisius Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Oklahoma State-Memphis. There’s a pair of contests from the Battle 4 Atlantis at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and Hawaii takes on Utah at 11:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational, with Massachusetts-Southern Illinois at 1:30 p.m. followed by Tulsa against Nevada. Texas takes on North Carolina at 7:30 p.m. and UCLA meets Michigan State at 10 p.m.
There’s two more games from Atlantis on ESPN Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Fox has a consolation contest from Las Vegas Friday at 4 p.m. and the final at 6 p.m.
There’s semifinals from the Advocare Invitational Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., with play from the Wooden Legacy at 2 and 11:30 p.m. The Preseason NIT consolation is at 7 p.m. with the championship at 9:30 p.m.
Ohio State faces Cleveland State on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
VCU hosts Hofstra Saturday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
MASN2 has Georgetown-Campbell Saturday at noon and Providence plays Iona at 4 p.m.
Richmond hosts Hampton Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
It’s the third place game of the Advocare championship Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2, and the Wooden Legacy finale at 10:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Red Wings Friday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and visit the Rangers Saturday at 2 p.m.
NBC has the Rangers against the Flyers Friday at 1 p.m., with Blackhawks-Lightning on NBC Sports network at 6:30 p.m.
It’s Atlanta against the Red Bulls on ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m. in the MLS playoffs. Portland takes on Sporting KC at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Ham United meets Manchester City on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:55 a.m. It’s Arsenal against Bournemouth Sunday at 8:25 a.m., followed by Wolverhampton’s contest with Huddersfield Town.
In the Bundesliga, Freiburg faces Werder Bremen Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Borussia M’gladbach battles Hannover at 11 a.m.
Formula One visits Dubai, with the green flag dropping Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has rugby between Worcester and Harlequins Friday at 2:30 p.m.
There’s alpine skiing on NBC Sports network Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. with men’s Super G.