Cavaliers in prime time

Last season, the win over Miami was a lone bright spot in Virginia’s dismal season.
Thanks to that, they get a prime time slot on ESPN Thursday night. We’ll see if they’re worthy.
The Cavaliers and Hurricanes kick off the college football weekend on ESPN and ESPN3D Thursday at 8 p.m. Both have beaten Georgia Tech in the past two weeks, but Virginia followed that up with a 28-14 loss to North Carolina State.
The ACC network brings home the Hokies this week, with the trip to Duke on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Comcast gives ACC fans Boston College taking on Maryland Saturday at 3 p.m. On ABC in primetime, undefeated Clemson takes on Georgia Tech.
Elsewhere in the country, ESPN’s Friday night game matches BYU and TCU at 8 p.m.
A week before the big SEC showdown, CBS has the battle between Georgia and Florida Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame tries to bounce back against Navy Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.
ABC’s afternoon slate includes Baylor-Oklahoma State, Illinois taking on Penn State and West Virginia at Rutgers. ESPN2 will carry one of the games not on the air in your area. In primetime, Stanford at Southern Cal will go to areas not getting Clemson-Georgia Tech.
ESPN begins its day at noon with Michigan State heading to Nebraska, followed by a top 10 matchup between Oklahoma at Kansas State. The primetime matchup has Wisconsin facing Ohio State.
On ESPN2, Purdue goes to Michigan at noon. South Carolina tries to stay in front of its division at Tennessee at 7:15 p.m.
MASN starts the day with Syracuse at Louisville at noon, then goes to the Big South for Presbyterian at Liberty. At the conclusion of that game, it’s off to the WAC for the finish of Hawaii vs. Idaho.
Comcast offers the CAA Saturday with James Madison at Old Dominion at noon.
FX has Missouri at Texas A&M at noon.
Wednesday’s rain in St. Louis pushed Game 6 of the World Series to Thursday. If the Cardinals win, Game 7 will be Friday at 8 p.m. on FOX.
The Redskins head north of the border Sunday, meeting Buffalo on FOX at 4 p.m. CBS has the doubleheader coverage, with the winless Dolphins at the Giants at 1 p.m., followed by New England taking on Pittsburgh.
NBC offers the Cowboys against the Eagles Sunday night, while the Chargers head to Kansas City for ESPN’s Monday Night Football Halloween night.
It’s a short time until the end of the NASCAR, so let’s visit the short track at Martinsville. The racers are on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. Carl Edwards maintains the lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup as October finishes.
The MLS playoffs start this weekend. ESPN2 has Philadelphia taking on Houston Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Capitals are out west this weekend, meeting Edmonton Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast and Vancouver Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Comcast has ACC women’s soccer Thursday at 7 p.m., as Virginia hosts Virginia Tech. Friday, the men takes the spotlight as Maryland visits Clemson.
The Professional Bull Riders hold their World finals this weekend. Versus has coverage starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while NBC covers the final day Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Pan American Games close out this weekend in Mexico. ESPN2 has coverage Thursday at 8:55 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m.
The final of the WTA championships will be Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
It’s ACC volleyball Sunday at 1 p.m., with Virginia Tech taking on Miami.