Battle for Coastal Division title

Virginia has never won a Coastal Division title since the ACC added divisions in 2005.
Virginia has not beaten Virginia Tech since 2002 – when this year’s senior class was still in kindergarten.
Friday in Charlottesville, the Cavaliers hope to end both streaks when the Hokies come to town. ABC has coverage at noon.
The team both enter the contest with 8-3 records overall and 5-2 in the conference. The winner will advance to play Clemson in next week’s ACC championship and claims bragging rights for another year.
The college football weekend begins Thursday with the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Texas takes on Texas Tech on Fox Friday at noon, followed by the Apple Bowl between Washington and Washington State at 4 p.m.
Arkansas battles Missouri on CBS at 2:30 p.m.
Cincinnati clashes with Memphis on ABC at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN offers TCU against West Virginia at 4:15 p.m. followed by South Florida-Central Florida.
It’s the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
NBC Sports network has the Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State at 5 p.m.
Michigan meets Ohio State at noon on Fox, with Notre Dame-Stanford at 4 p.m. There’s mayhem at 8 p.m. with Oklahoma against Oklahoma State.
Georgia takes on Georgia Tech on ABC at noon before Wisconsin meets Minnesota. Action heads west at 7:30 p.m. with Colorado’s contest with Utah.
ESPN starts its day at noon with South Carolina hosting Clemson. Baylor battles Kansas at 3:30 p.m. before top-ranked LSU faces Texas A&M. It’s Arizona-Arizona State in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Indiana faces Purdue on ESPN2 at noon. It’s Duke against Miami at 3:30 p.m., followed by Navy-Houston at 7 p.m. and Fresno State facing San Jose State at 10:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Illinois against Northwestern at noon and Maryland meeting Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. Kansas State takes on Iowa State at 7 p.m. with California-UCLA at 10:30 p.m.
Wake Forest meets Syracuse at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Boston College faces Pittsburgh on the ACC network at 3:30 p.m. and North Carolina tangles with North Carolina State at 7 p.m.
The NFL has its Thanksgiving tripleheader Thursday, starting at 12:30 p.m. when the Lions host the Bears on Fox. It’s the 80th Thanksgiving Day contest for the Lions.
CBS has the Bills’ visit to Dallas at 4:30 p.m., and NBC covers the Falcons taking on the Saints at 8:30 p.m.
The Ravens battle the 49ers on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS has the Redskins taking on the Panthers at 1 p.m. followed by Raiders-Chiefs.
The Patriots and Texans meet on NBC Sunday night, while playoff contenders Minnesota and Seattle battling on ESPN Monday.
The Wizards tangle with the Clippers Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college court, ESPN has the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis Thursday. North Carolina meets Michigan at 1:30 p.m. followed by Oregon-Gonzaga.
ESPN2 has six contests Thanksgiving Day, starting at 11 a.m. with Maryland against Temple. Texas A&M takes on Harvard at 1:30 p.m. and Memphis meets North Carolina State at 4 p.m. It’s Davidson-Marquette at 6:30 p.m., Seton Hall facing Southern Mississippi at 9 p.m. and Pepperdine’s contest with Arizona at 11 p.m.
The Las Vegas Invitational offers Iowa-Texas Tech on FoxSports1 Thursday at 8 p.m. and Creighton’s clash with San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
There’s the championship of the Battle 4 Atlantis on ESPN Friday at 2 p.m., after the third-place game at 11:30 a.m.
ESPN2 has more tournament action Friday. There’s play from the Orlando Invitational at 11:30 and 4:30 p.m., with action from Wooden Legacy at 2 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The NIT tip-off tournament hits the court at 7 p.m., with the championship matching Mississippi and Oklahoma State at 9:30 p.m.
Minnesota meets DePaul on FoxSports1 at 3 p.m. Friday, and there’s two more games from the Las Vegas Invitational at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Boston College visits Richmond Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN has the championship of the Orlando Invitational Sunday at 1 p.m. and final contest in the Wooden Legacy at 9 p.m.
There’s a contest from the Wooden Legacy on ESPN2 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and two more from Orlando at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech meets Bethune-Cookman Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
FoxSports1 has Villanova-LaSalle Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
The Rangers and Bruins battle on NBC Friday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Capitals’ contest with the Lightning Friday at 5 p.m. and visit to Detroit Saturday at 7 p.m.
Newcastle United takes on Manchester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network followed by Tottenham Hotspur-Bournemouth.
Watford and Southampton battle on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
Norwich City goes against Arsenal on NBC Sports network Sunday at 8:55 a.m. before Manchester United faces Aston Villa.
In the Bundesliga, M’gladbach meets Frelburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 followed by Werder Bremen against Wolfsburg.
Formula One has it’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on ESPN2.

Looking for airtime

The San Francisco 49ers’ surprising start has given the NFL a problem – how to get them better national TV coverage.
Originally, Sunday’s game with the Green Bay Packers served as back-up game to main late afternoon matchup on Fox – Patriots against Cowboys. With San Francisco leading the NFC West and Green Bay the NFC North, the NFL’s flex scheduling planners went into action and moved it into the NBC prime time slot.
The Eagles and Seahawks, originally scheduled Sunday night and also a contest of potential playoff teams – got bumped to 1 p.m.
The Texans take on the Colts Thursday at 8:20 p.m. on Fox.
CBS carries the Saints against the Panthers Sunday at 1 p.m., with Lions-Redskins as the early game on Fox.
ESPN closes Week 11 with the Ravens against the Rams Monday at 8:15 p.m.
North of the border, Hamilton and Winnipeg meet for the Grey Cup Sunday at 6:30 p.m on ESPN2.
The college football weekend begins Thursday at 8 p.m. when North Carolina State visits Georgia Tech.
Colorado State clashes with Wyoming Friday at 9:30 p.m.
Virginia has a non-conference tilt with Liberty Saturday on NBC Sports Washington-plus at noon.
Ohio State and Penn State battle for the Big Ten East title at noon on Fox. Wisconsin takes on Purdue at 4 p.m. and Oklahoma tangles with TCU at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame hosts Boston College on NBC Sports network at 2:30 p.m.
Texas A&M tangles with Georgia on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Minnesota meets Northwestern at noon on ABC, followed by UCLA-USC. In primetime, Oregon faces Arizona State.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Western Carolina-Alabama. Michigan meets Indiana at 3:30 p.m. and top-ranked LSU tangles with Arkansas at 7 p.m. There’s Washington’s contest with Colorado at 10 p.m.
Oklahoma State visits West Virginia on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh. Cincinnati clashes with Temple at 7 p.m. and Nevada goes against Fresno State at 10:30 p.m.
It’s Michigan State-Rutgers on FoxSports1 at noon. Baylor battles Texas at 3:30 p.m. and Texas Tech takes on Kansas State at 7 p.m. It’s Utah-Arizona in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Virginia plays Liberty at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
The ACC network has Syracuse against Louisville at 4 p.m. before Duke takes on Wake Forest at 7:30 p.m.
Lafayette faces Lehigh on MASN Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with Kansas against Iowa State on MASN at noon.
TNT offers the Trail Blazers against the Bucks Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Pelicans-Suns.
The Spurs meet the 76ers on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m. with Rockets-Clippers in the nightcap.
The Wizards take on the Hornets Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college court, ESPN2 has Villanova meeting Middle Tennessee at 11:30 a.m. Florida faces St. Joseph’s at 2 p.m. followed by Ohio-Baylor. The 2K Sports Classic tips at 7 p.m. with Georgetown against Texas before Duke’s contest with California.
Tennessee State tangles with Texas Tech on MASN2 Thursday at 8 p.m.
There’s games from Charleston and Myrtle Beach on ESPN2 Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. The 2K Sports Classic championship will be at 7:30 p.m. after the third-place game at 5 p.m.
It’s McNeese State against Richmond Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
Morehead State meets Butler on FoxSports1 Friday at 7 p.m. and Creighton clashes with Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo at 9 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast faces VCU Saturday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
ESPN has the Hall of Fame tip-off Sunday at 1 p.m., with the Myrtle Beach Invitational championship at 5 p.m. and Charleston Classic championship at 5 p.m.
It’s Creighton-North Florida on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m. MASN offers Texas Tech against LIU-Brooklyn Sunday at 2 p.m.
On the women’s court, Connecticut clashes with Ohio State on ESPN Sunday at 3 p.m.
Vancouver visits the Capitals Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Flyers face Carolina Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and it’s Islanders-Sharks Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
West Ham United faces Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network followed by Arsenal-Southampton. It’s Manchester City against Chelsea on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
Manchester United meets Sheffield United Sunday at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Dusseldorf battles Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. It’s Hertha Berlin against Augsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m. before Mainz 05 meets Hoffenheim at noon.

Last race for the last time

For years, the NASCAR season has ended at Miami Homestead. This weekend closes that era.
NBC has the Monster Series finale Sunday at 3 p.m., with the final four of Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. The quartet has combined to win 21 of the 35 races this season.
Phoenix takes over as the year’s final race in 2020. Last weekend, Hamlin took the checkered flag to advance to this week’s Final Four. The driver among the four who finishes this race with the most points will be crowned series champion for 2019.
The Xfinity Series concludes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the final Truck Series race on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
The Steelers visit the Browns in Thursday’s game on Fox.
In a battle of division leaders, the Ravens host the Texans on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. before the Patriots tangle with the Eagles. Fox has Jets-Redskins at 1 p.m.
NBC has Bears-Rams Sunday night and the Chiefs take on the Chargers on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend begins Thursday when North Carolina visits Pittsburgh on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Fresno State faces San Diego State Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia Tech visits Georgia Tech on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame takes on Navy at 2:30 p.m on NBC.
There’s an SEC doubleheader on CBS, with Florida facing Missouri at noon before Auburn tangles with Georgia.
Penn State hosts Indiana on ABC at noon, followed by Clemson’s contest with Wake Forest. Baylor battles Oklahoma in primetime.
Michigan meets Michigan State on Fox at noon and there’s a Big Ten west matchup between Iowa and Minnesota at 4 p.m. It’s UCLA-Utah at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Alabama-Mississippi State. West Virginia visits Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. and LSU meets Mississippi at 7 p.m. Oregon hosts Arizona in the nightcap at 10:30 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on TCU at noon on ESPN2, with Memphis against Houston at 3:30 p.m. Colorado State clashes with Air Force at 7 p.m. and Boise State battles New Mexico at 10:15 p.m.
Kansas clashes with Oklahoma State on FoxSports1 at noon. It’s Texas-Iowa State at 3:30 p.m. then it’s out west for Arizona State against Oregon State at 7:30 p.m. and California’s contest with USC at 11 p.m.
Duke hosts Syracuse on ACC network at 4 p.m. and Louisville meets North Carolina State at 7:30 p.m.
It’s Richmond-James Madison on MASN at 3:30 p.m.
Saskatchewan hosts Winnipeg in the CFL Western Conference final Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Knicks host the Mavericks on TNT Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by Nets-Nuggets.
It’s Wizards-Timberwolves on NBC Sports Washington-plus Friday at 8 p.m. The Wizards and Magic tangle on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Jazz visit the Grizzlies on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m., with Celtics and Warriors meeting in the nightcap.
On the college court, Penn State tangles with Georgetown on FoxSports1 Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Michigan State meets Seton Hall at 8:30 p.m.
Towson tangles with Florida on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m.
Richmond hosts Vanderbilt Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Missouri State meets Xavier on MASN2 Friday at 7 p.m. while Alabama visits Rhode Island on NBC Sports network at 7:30 p.m.
MASN2 has Cornell’s contest with DePaul Saturday at 1 p.m. and Richmond meets James Madison at 7 p.m. on MASN.
VCU takes on Jacksonville State Sunday at noon on MASN with Richmond against Cal State-Northridge at 4 p.m.
Marquette meets Wisconsin on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m. and. Georgia State faces Georgetown at 7:30 p.m
ESPN has Florida’s contest with Connecticut Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals clash with the Canadiens Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington before heading to Boston Saturday at 7 p.m.
Formula One has its Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday at 12:05 p.m. on ESPN2.
Iceland tangles with Turkey in European qualifiers Thursday at 11:50 a.m. on ESPN2.
The United States takes on Canada in the Nations Cup Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Either Louisville City or Real Monarchs SLC will claim the USL championship on ESPN2 Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
There’s European Champions Cup rugby on NBC Sports network Sunday at 10 a.m.

Tops of the SEC

LSU and Alabama meet Saturday, and could meet again – in the college playoffs.
CBS has coverage Saturday at 3:30 p.m. of the battle between the top two teams in the nation.
The winner has the inside shot for the SEC West title and berth in the SEC championship on Dec. 7. If the loser wins the rest of its contests, they would be among the top contenders for one of the four berths in the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 28.
President Trump plans to join the attendees for Saturday’s game.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Central Florida tangles with Tulsa at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Washington goes against Oregon State on FoxSports1 at 10:30 p.m.
Virginia hosts Georgia Tech Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Penn State travels to Minnesota on ABC at noon, followed by Arizona State-Southern Cal. In primetime, Clemson clashes with North Carolina State.
Maryland meets Ohio State on Fox at noon and there’s a top 20 battle between Iowa and Wisconsin at 4 p.m. Iowa State takes on Oklahoma at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Florida facing Vanderbilt. Texas tangles with Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. and Missouri meets Georgia at 7 p.m. In the nightcap, Wyoming travels to Boise State.
It’s West Virginia-Texas Tech at noon on ESPN2 and Miami meets Louisville at 3:30 p.m. Appalachian State goes against South Carolina at 7 p.m. with Nevada-San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
Baylor battles TCU on FoxSports1 at noon and Illinois goes against Michigan State at 3:30 p.m.
Florida State faces Boston College on the ACC network at noon and Virginia Tech hosts Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. It’s Notre Dame-Duke at 7:30 p.m.
MASN has James Madison’s contest with New Hampshire at 3:30 p.m.
The Ravens visit the Bengals on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. The Saints host the Falcons on Fox at 1 p.m., with areas of northern and eastern Virginia getting Jets-Giants. The Panthers visit the Packers in the late afternoon slot.
The Vikings tangle with the Cowboys on NBC Sunday night, with Seahawks-49ers on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
It’s the CFL conference semifinals Sunday on ESPN2, with Edmonton against Montreal at 1 p.m. followed by Calgary-Winnipeg at 4:30 p.m.
NASCAR’s playoff field of eight gets whittled down the final four at Phoenix Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC, with the Truck Series on FoxSports1 Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay and Buffalo participate in the NHL’s Global Series this weekend, with coverage on NBC Sports network Friday at 2 p.m.
It’s Capitals-Golden Knights on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Flyers visit the Bruins on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 7 p.m.
On the college ice, Ohio State meets Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Friday at 8 p.m.
The Wizards host the Cavaliers on ESPN and NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7:15 p.m.
There’s college basketball on ESPN Friday with Washington meeting Baylor at 9:30 p.m. in the Armed Forces Classic in Alaska. ESPN2 has Arizona State against Colorado from China at 10:30 p.m.
North Texas visits VCU Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN while Siena faces Xavier on MASN2 at 7 p.m.
Georgetown hosts Central Arkansas on MASN2 Saturday at noon and it’s Stony Brook-Seton Hall at 2:30 p.m. New Jersey Tech tangles with Providence at 4:30 p.m. before New Orleans meets Butler at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Iona-LaSalle Saturday at 4 p.m.
Texas plays Purdue on FoxSports1 Saturday at 7 p.m. and Maryland meets Rhode Island at 9 p.m.
Florida State faces Florida on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m.
Louisville hosts Youngstown State on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by Detroit Mercy-North Carolina State.
On the women’s hardcourt, Maryland meets South Carolina at 3 p.m. Sunday on ESPN.
Seattle and Toronto battle for the MLS Cup Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC.
The United States’ mens team faces Costa Rica Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Chelsea clashes with Crystal Palace on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m., then Tottenham Hotspur meets Sheffield United. NBC has Arsenal against Leicester City at 12:30 p.m.
It’s Manchester United taking on Brighton and Hove Albion Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network and Liverpool-Manchester City at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin faces Leipzig Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Leverhusen battles Wolfsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
FoxSports1 has the finals of the Big 12 women’s soccer tournament Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the Big East finale at 4 p.m.