Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekend watchdog

It's time for NASCAR's Chase for the Cup - also known as Jimmie Johnson season.
Twelve racers begin the chase for the cup Sunday at 2 p.m. at Chicagoland. ESPN has the coverage.
Johnson has won the past five Cups, dominating the last 10 races of the season. With only one win so far this season, Johnson starts the 2011 Chase in fifth place. Throughout the changes in point structure over the past few years, Johnson still manages to find the top spot.
The Nationwide race goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Indycar drivers are across the Pacific, racing in the Japan 300 Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on Versus.
Michael Vick returns to Atlanta for NBC's Sunday night game, bringing the Eagles to battle the Falcons at 8:15 p.m. The Rams travel to New York for ESPN's Monday night game.
The Redskins host Arizona Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX, forcing WUSA to leave the timeslot empty. CBS has the late afternoon contest, with the Chargers in New England.
CBS starts its run of SEC football Saturday at 3:30 p.m., with Tennessee heading to Alabama.
ESPN kicks off the weekend Friday when Boise State visits Toledo at 8 p.m., while Iowa State takes on Connecticut on ESPN2.
ABC has three contests throughout the day Saturday. Auburn visits Clemson at noon, then the 3:30 p.m. features either Texas at UCLA or Washington meeting Nebraska (the game ABC doesn't show in your area appears on ESPN). Primetime brings top-ranked Oklahoma taking on Florida State.
There's an ACC doubleheader on Comcast Saturday, starting with Kansas taking on Georgia Tech at 12:30 p.m. Virginia Tech hosts Arkansas State at 4 p.m. The ACC Network offers Duke at Boston College at 12:30 p.m.
Notre Dame tries to get a win Saturday at 3:30 p.m., taking on Michigan State on NBC.
At noon Saturday on ESPN, Penn State battles Temple while ESPN2 has Pittsburgh-Iowa. ESPN's Primetime coverage has Ohio State going to Miami at 7:30 p.m., followed by Stanford-Arizona. ESPN2 goes with Navy at South Carolina at 6 p.m. before Utah tackles Brigham Young.
Versus heads west at 3:30 p.m., with Texas Tech taking on New Mexico. FX goes with Southern Cal's game with Syracuse at 8 p.m.
MASN has MAC football Saturday at noon, with Central Michigan meeting Western Michigan.
Tampa Bay, trying to stay in the playoff hunt, meets Boston Saturday on FOX and Sunday afternoon on TBS. FOX also offers the Mets vs. Braves, while ESPN goes with the Cardinals heading to Philadelphia. The Orioles have a weekend series on MASN, while the Nationals host Florida on MASN2.
The PGA tour has the third week of its four-week playoff round, with the BMW Championships. NBC has coverage Saturday at noon, with the final round starting Sunday at 2 p.m.
The WNBA playoffs begin this week, and Sunday ESPN2 has Connecticut at Atlanta at 3 p.m. followed by San Antonio-Minnesota.
D.C. United heads to Seattle Saturday at 9 p.m., facing the Sounders on Comcast.
ACC volleyball gets coverage Friday at 7 p.m. as Duke visits Wake Forest.

No comments: