Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekend watchdog

The road to March Madness starts Friday - at sea.
The second Carrier Classic will air on NBC Sports network from the deck of the USS Yorktown off Charleston, S.C. Marquette plays Ohio State at 7 p.m., after a women's game between Notre Dame and Ohio State.
ESPN has a doubleheader - Michigan State against Connecticut at 5:30 p.m. followed by Maryland-Kentucky. MASN has Virginia facing George Mason at 7 p.m. while Syracuse heads to San Diego State at 8 p.m. on MASN2. South Florida takes on Central Florida Saturday at 7 p.m. and Manhattan meets Louisville Sunday at 4 p.m.
ESPN's NBC coverage Friday has Utah taking on Denver at 10:30 P.M. The Wizards meet the Bucks Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then travel to Indiana Saturday at 7 p.m.
The college football weekend starts Friday as Pittsburgh takes on Connecticut at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia, off a surprising win over North Carolina State to end a six-game losing streak, hosts Miami Saturday at noon on ABC. Other parts of the country will see either Syracuse-Louisville or Iowa State at Texas. At 3:30 p.m., Penn State meets Nebraska while West Virginia takes on Oklahoma State, with the other game showing on ESPN2. In primetime, Notre Dame faces Boston College.
CBS offers a doubleheader Saturday, with Arkansas visiting South Carolina at noon before Texas A&M tackles Alabama. Fox begins its coverage at 3 p.m. with Oregon State at Stanford, followed by Kansas State at TCU at 7 p.m.
The ACC game of the week matches Georgia Tech against North Carolina at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN starts Saturday with Michigan hosting Northwestern at noon. Mississippi State tackles LSU at 7 p.m., followed by Oregon-California. ESPN2 offers Wisconsin against Indiana at noon, then Georgia plays Auburn at 7 p.m. UCLA meets Washington State at 10:30 p.m.
There's three games on NBC Sports network, beginning at 3:30 p.m. with Air Force facing San Diego State. It's Boise State vs. Hawaii at 7 p.m., followed by Fresno State against Nevada.
Fx offers Colorado against Arizona at 1:30 p.m.
Comcast starts in the CAA Saturday at noon with William & Mary at Old Dominion, then shows Wake Forest at North Carolina State.
MASN offers the Big East game of the week between Cincinnati and Temple Saturday at noon, followed by Stony Brook at Liberty.
NBC has a highlight of the NFL weekend when the Texans head to Chicago Sunday night. ESPN has the Chiefs taking on the Steelers Monday night.
The Redskins have the weekend off, so FOX shows the Giants at Cincinnati at 1 p.m. The Eagles and Cowboys meet at 4:25 p.m., while CBS offers the Ravens taking on the Raiders.
Jimmie Johnson has won two straight races, and has two more to go for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. This week, it's off to Phoenix Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, while the Nationwide drivers go Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The MLS playoffs continue with the conference finals this weekend. Houston faces D.C. United Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network, while the Western final starts Sunday between Seattle and the Galaxy. ESPN has coverage at 9 p.m.
The ATP concludes its season with a round-robin event matching the top players. ESPN2 has a match Friday at 2 p.m and the semifinals are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Big East men's soccer champion will be crowned Sunday at noon on MASN.

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