Friday, October 14, 2016

Weekend watchdog

The Tennessee Volunteers have provided plenty of excitement on the gridiron this season.
Saturday should be no different.
The Volunteers host top-ranked Alabama on CBS at 3:30 p.m. for their fourth straight appearance on the network. Second half rallies ended losing skeins to Florida and Georgia before last week's double overtime loss to Texas A&M dropped the Volunteers from the ranks of the unbeatens.
Alabama has rolled through its first six opponents, with two more tough contests awaiting after Tennessee. And they could meet again in the SEC championship in December.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Louisville tangles with Duke at 7 p.m. on ESPN followed by BYU-Mississippi State.
Virginia faces Pittsburgh on the ACC network Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Clemson clashes with North Carolina State on ABC at noon. Miami meets North Carolina at 3:30 p.m., with some areas getting Indiana-Nebraska and ESPN2 carrying the game not seen over the air in your area.
In primetime, ABC has Ohio State clashing with Wisconsin.
Fox brings Southern Cal against Arizona at 3:30 p.m. while NBC has Stanford's trip to Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Oklahoma-Kansas State, followed by Wake Forest against Florida State. Mississippi meets Arkansas at 7 p.m. with UCLA facing Washington State in the nightcap.
Purdue battles Iowa on ESPN2 at noon. Houston takes on Tulsa at 7 p.m. and it's Colorado State-Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
West Virginia takes on Texas Tech at noon on FoxSports1, then it's Baylor-Kansas at 3:30 p.m.
Marshall hosts Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. on MASN.
James Madison visits New Hampshire on Comcast at noon, followed by Villanova-Richmond.
The Ravens visit the Giants on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox offers the Redskins against Eagles at 1 p.m. followed by Cowboys meeting the Packers. NBC has the Colts' contest with the Texans Sunday night, with Jets-Cardinals on ESPN Monday night.
The Indians host the Blue Jays to start the American League Championship Series Friday at 8 p.m. on TBS. Game 2 will be Saturday at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the first two games of the National League series as the Dodgers take on the Cubs Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Kansas, with the Sprint Cup series going on NBC Sunday at 2:15 p.m. The Xfinity Series hits the track Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
NBC Sports network starts the NHL season with the Blackhawks taking on the Predators Friday at 8 p.m. and Bruins-Maple Leafs Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals open their home season against the Islanders Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The WNBA finals between Minnesota and Los Angeles continue Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. Game 4 is Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN has MLS play between Montreal and Toronto Sunday at 3 p.m., followed by Portland-Colorado at 5:15 p.m.
The past two Champions League winners battle Saturday at 7:25 a.m. with Chelsea against Leicester on NBC Sports network. Manchester City meets Everton at 9:55 a.m. Sunday's play begins with Middlesbrough playing Watford at 8:25 a.m. followed by Southampton-Burnley.
It's Werder Bremen against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in German soccer on Fox Saturday at 12:30 p.m. after Friday's contest between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC Berlinon FoxSports1 at 2:30 p.m.
Comcast has Virginia Tech facing Louisville in women's soccer Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

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