Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekend watchdog

After a pair of Thursday night losses, Virginia Tech returns to Saturday afternoon football. Will the Hokies return to the postseason?
At 4-6, they need to win this week at Boston College and beat Virginia next weekend to become bowl-eligible. Coverage will be on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
Notre Dame faces Wake Forest Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC, while CBS offers Mississippi at LSU. ABC brings either North Carolina State at Clemson or Ohio State-Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m., with the other game on ESPN2. In primetime, second-ranked Oregon hosts Stanford.
Fox has USC against UCLA at 3 p.m., then Oklahoma battles West Virginia at 7 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Iowa against Michigan. Top-ranked Kansas State heads to Baylor at 8 p.m. Northwestern battles Michigan State at noon on ESPN2. Tennessee tries to win a conference game at Vanderbilt at 7 p.m., followed by BYU meeting San Jose State.
On Fx, Washington heads to Colorado at 1:30 p.m. Comcast has South Florida at Miami at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network starts the day with Yale at Harvard at noon, followed by Colorado State at Boise State. James Madison takes on Old Dominion at 7 p.m.
Rutgers tackles Cincinnati in the Big East game of the week Saturday at noon on MASN, followed by Charleston Southern meeting Coastal Carolina. MASN2 has Lafayette at Lehigh at 1:30 p.m.
The Ravens battle the Steelers Sunday on NBC, while the Bears head to San Francisco Monday on ESPN.
Fox has the Redskins against Eagles Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS throughout Virginia - except Washington - has the Browns game at Dallas at 1 p.m., followed by the Colts taking on New England.
Brad Keselowski tries to clinch his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, when the final race of the season goes at Homestead. The Nationwide racers close their campaign Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
The MLS decides its conference champions Sunday. D.C. United plays Houston at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and the Galaxy and Seattle play on ESPN at 9 p.m.
ESPN's Friday doubleheader has the Jazz meeting the 76ers at 7 p.m., then the Knicks meet the Grizzlies. The Wizards host Utah Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
There's a pair of college basketball games Friday beginning at 5 p.m. on ESPN2. Sunday, the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic goes at 4:30 p.m. The championship of the Puerto Rico tournament is at 6:30 p.m., then the Charleston Classic crowns its champion at 8:30 p.m.
Comcast has Miami hosting Jacksonsville Friday at 7 p.m. MASN offers Big East play Sunday, as Western Michigan plays South Florida on MASN2 at 3 p.m. and Louisville hosts Miami of Ohio at 4 p.m. on MASN.
In women's basketball, Texas A&M takes on Connecticut Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has college ice hockey Friday at 7:30 p.m., with Harvard taking on Cornell.

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