Friday, January 16, 2015

Weekend watchdog - who's going to Super Bowl XLIX?

super bowl 49Brady or Luck?
The defending champions or the Cheeseheads?
Which two teams punch their tickets to the desert and Super Bowl XLIX Sunday?
The NFC goes first this year, with Seattle hosting Green Bay on Fox at 3 p.m. The teams met on NFL's opening night in September, with the Seahawks taking a 36-16 decision.
Seattle is trying to become the first repeat NFC champion since the Dallas Cowboys of the 1993-94 season.
Andrew Luck tries to take the Colts to their first Super Bowl since the Peyton Manning era, facing the Patriots on CBS at 6:30 p.m.
 The Patriots will be seeking their sixth Super Bowl since Tom Brady became the starter in 2001, but they lost the last two AFC championship games and haven't won a Super Bowl in 10 years.
The college all-star bowl season continues Saturday, with the Shrine Game on NFL network at 4 p.m. and the NFLPA game on ESPN2 at 4 p.m.
The Capitals take on Dallas Saturday at 8 p.m. on Comcast, while the Red Wings face Buffalo Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Connecticut on NBC Sports network Friday at 7:30 p.m. Massachusetts meets New Hampshire Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
The Wizards take on the Nets on Comcast Friday at 7 p.m.
The Thunder host Golden State on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., followed by the Cavaliers clashing with the Clippers in the nightcap.
On the college court, CBS has Florida faces Georgia Saturday at 2 p.m., and Michigan State meets Maryland at 4 p.m.
North Carolina State battles Florida State on the ACC network Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Georgia Tech takes on Pitt at 4 p.m. while Syracuse travels to Clemson.
Duke visits Louisville Saturday at noon in a top-10 ACC matchup on ESPN. Ohio State heads to Iowa at 2 p.m., followed by top-ranked Kentucky against Alabama. The night concludes with a pair of top-25 matchups in the Big 12, with West Virginia-Texas at 6 p.m. before Kansas plays Iowa State at 9 p.m.
LSU hosts Texas A&M at noon on ESPN2, then Miami heads to Notre Dame. Oklahoma battles Oklahoma State at 7 p.m., followed by Connecticut clashing with Stanford and BYU meeting St. Mary's.
Georgetown faces Butler at 5 p.m. on FoxSports1, then it's Providence-Creighton at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday's action on Comcast starts at noon with Towson hosting William & Mary at noon, followed by Virginia-Boston College at 2 p.m. and Drexel dueling with Delaware at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three contests from the A-10 Saturday. St. Louis faces Dayton at 12:30 p.m., then Rhode Island takes on Massachusetts and George Mason battles George Washington at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Saint Joseph's meets St. Bonaventure.
On MASN, Fairfield faces Marist Friday at 7 p.m. and there's a pair of C-USA games Saturday afternoon - UTEP against Texas-San Antonio at 3 p.m. followed by Marshall taking on Florida Atlantic at 5:30 p.m. New Mexico State heads to Seattle Saturday at 10 p.m.
MASN2 offers Louisiana Tech battling Middle Tennessee Saturday at 4 p.m.
There's an ACC women's doubleheader on Comcast Sunday, as Miami meets Duke at 1 p.m. before Virginia heads to Louisville.
Connecticut takes on South Florida on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m., then it's Iowa-Michigan State. NBC Sports network has Dayton-St. Bonaventure Sunday at 5 p.m.
West Ham United meets Hull City Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester City-Arsenal.
The Australian Open starts its two-week run Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

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