MIAMI, November 19 (UPI) – Dozens of college football and basketball games, the continuation of regular NFL, NBA and NHL seasons, MLS Cup playoffs and a boxing title fight fill the sports calendar for the week. -end.
Thousands of varsity athletes will be in action on the basketball and football fields, with several ranked team matches scheduled from Friday to Saturday.
College basketball is only in its second weekend, as football teams vie for playoff spots.
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Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech kick off the weekend college roster in the first of five games on Friday. They face off at 8 p.m. EST on CBSSN.
Houston, the No.24 College Football Playoff team, then hosts Memphis at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. San Diego State # 19 faces UNLV at 11:30 p.m. on CBSSN.
Georgia’s No.1 hosts Charleston Southern in one of 16 noon games on Saturday. This game airs on ESPN +. The Ohio State No.4 faces Michigan State No.7 at the same time on ABC.
No.10 Wake Forest takes on Clemson at noon on ESPN. No. 8 Notre Dame hosts Georgia Tech at 2:30 p.m. on NBC.
The Alabama No.2 hosts Arkansas No.21 in a high-profile SEC game at 3:30 p.m. on CBS. No.5 Cincinnati takes on SMU at the same time on ESPN.
Oregon’s No.3 takes on Utah’s No.23 at 7:30 p.m. on ABC.
On NFL Sunday, the Buffalo Bills (6-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (5-5) at 1 p.m. on CBS. The Minnesota Vikings (4-5) host the Green Bay Packers (8-2) in an NFC North Division clash at 1 p.m. on Fox.
The Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) take on the Las Vegas Raiders (5-4) at 4:05 p.m. on CBS. The Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) host the Dallas Cowboys (7-2) at 4:25 p.m. on Fox.
Los Angeles Chargers (5-4) host Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1) at 8:20 p.m. on NBC Sunday night football.
The MLS Cup playoffs kick off this weekend and run through December 11. Fourteen teams will compete in the knockout tournament.
Two first round matches will be broadcast on Saturday and two will be broadcast on Sunday. The Philadelphia Union, the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference, will face the No.7 New York Red Bulls in the first round at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday on MLSSoccer.com and TUDN.
Sporting Kansas City, seeded No. 3 in the Western Conference. will face the No.6 Vancouver Whitecaps at 5 p.m. Saturday on the same venues.
The MLS Cup playoffs continue with another Eastern Conference first round game between No.2 NYCFC and Atlanta United. This game will air Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC.
The MLS weekend schedule ends with a Western Conference game between the No.4 Portland Timbers and No.5 Minnesota United. This game will air at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN.
The first round of the MLS Cup playoffs resumes on Tuesday.
Several international league football matches will also be broadcast on Saturday. Leicester City welcome Chelsea to the English Premier League at 7:30 am on NBCSN. Star striker Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund face VfB Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga at 9:30 am on ESPN +.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United face Watford in another Premier League game at 10 a.m. on Peacock Premium. Lionel Messi and PSG welcome Nantes to the French Ligue 1 at 11 a.m. on beIN Sports. Arsenal face Liverpool in the Premier League at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
Terence Crawford’s WBO welterweight boxing title belt will be up for grabs on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Fellow American Shawn Porter (31-3-1), two-time former welterweight champion, will challenge Crawford (37-0) for the title.
The fight is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. EST Saturday and will air on ESPN + Pay-Per-View.
Crawford is a big favorite. Porter lost the WBC welterweight title to Errol Spence on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles. He held the IBF belt from December 2013 to August 2014.
Saturday’s main card starts at 9 p.m. with a light fight between Raymond Muratalla and Elias Araujo. Middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly faces Hassan N’Dam in the second fight. Middleweight Esquiva Falcao takes on Patric Volny in the final fight before the main event.
Weekend schedule (EDT / EST)
Hofstra in Maryland at 6:30 p.m. on FS1
Ohio at Kentucky at 7 p.m. on the SEC network
Auburn in South Florida at 7 p.m. on ESPN +
Lafayette at Duke at 8 p.m. on ACC Network
Western Kentucky in Memphis at 8 p.m. on ESPN +
Oakland, Alabama at 8 p.m. on ESPN +
Bellarmine in Gonzague at 9 p.m.
Michigan vs UNLV at 12:30 a.m. on ESPN2
Lakers at the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Mavericks at Suns at 10 p.m. on ESPN
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech at 8 p.m. on CBSSN
Memphis in Houston at 9 p.m. on ESPN2
Arizona, Washington at 9 p.m. on Pac-12 Network
Air Force in Nevada at 9 p.m. on FS1
San Diego State at UNLV at 11:30 p.m. on CBSSN
Jets at Canucks at 10 p.m. on ESPN +
Avalanche at the Kraken at 10 p.m. on ESPN +
Premier League: Chelsea at Leicester City at 7:30 am on NBCSN
Bundesliga: VfB Stuttgart at Borussia Dortmund at 9:30 am on ESPN +
Premier League: West Ham vs. Wolves at 10 a.m. on USA Network
Premier League: Manchester United at Watford at 10 a.m. on Peacock Premium
La Liga: Alaves in Seville at 10:15 am on ESPN +
Ligue 1: Nantes at PSG at 11 a.m. on beIN Sports
Serie A: Juventus at Lazio at noon on beIN Sports
Premier League: Arsenal in Liverpool at 12:30 p.m. on NBC
La Liga: Osasuna at Atletico Madrid at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN +
MLS Cup playoffs: New York Red Bulls in Philadelphia at 2:30 p.m. on TUDN / MLSSoccer.com
La Liga: Espanyol in Barcelona at 3 p.m. on ESPN +
MLS Cup playoffs: Vancouver at Kansas City at 5 p.m. on TUDN / MLSSoccer.com
Charleston Southern in Georgia at noon on ESPN +
Michigan State to Ohio State at noon on ABC
State of Iowa in Oklahoma at noon on Fox
Prairie View A&M at Texas A&M on ESPN +
Wake Forest in Clemson at noon on ESPN
Tennessee State to Mississippi State at noon on ESPN +
Texas in West Virginia at noon on ESPN2
Illinois to Iowa at 2 p.m. on FS1
Georgia Tech at Notre Dame at 2:30 p.m. on NBC
Arkansas, Alabama at 3:30 p.m. on CBS
SMU in Cincinnati at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
Michigan in Maryland at 3:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network
Nebraska, Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2
UAB at UTSA at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN +
BYU in Georgia Southern at 4 p.m. on ESPN +
Syracuse at NC State at 4 p.m. on the ACC network
UCLA at USC at 4 p.m. on Fox
Baylor at Kansas State at 5:30 p.m. on FS1
Auburn in South Carolina at 7 p.m. on ESPN
Oregon to Utah at 7:30 p.m. on ABC
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech at 8 p.m. on Fox
UL Monroe at LSU at 9 p.m. on ESPN2
New Mexico at Boise State at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN
Binghamton to UConn at noon on FS2
Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Villanova in Tennessee at 1 p.m. on ESPN News
Stanford at Baylor at 1 p.m. on Big 12 Network
Hall of Fame Tip-Off: North Carolina vs. Purdue at 4 p.m. on ESPN News
San Jose, Texas at 6 p.m. on Longhorn Network
Devils at Lightning at 4 p.m. on NHL Network
Hurricanes in Kings at 4 p.m. on ESPN +
Wild at Panthers at 6 p.m. on ESPN +
Penguins vs. Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. on NHL Network
Predators vs. Canadiens at 7 p.m. on ESPN +
Flames at Islanders at 7 p.m. on ESPN +
Bruins at the Flyers at 7 p.m. on ESPN +
Blues at Stars at 8 p.m. on ESPN +
Red Wings at Coyotes at 8 p.m. on ESPN +
Blackhawks at Oilers at 10 p.m. on ESPN +
Blue Jackets at the Golden Knights at 10 p.m. on ESPN +
Capitals at Sharks at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN +
Hornets at Hawks at 7:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Raymond Muratalla vs. Elias Araujo at 9 p.m. on ESPN + Pay-Per-View
Janibek Alimkhanuly vs Hussan N’Dam after the first fight
Esquiva Falcao against Patric Volny after the second fight
Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter after third fight
Premier League: Everton at Manchester City at 9 a.m. on NBCSN
La Liga: Real Madrid in Granada at 10:15 am on ESPN +
Premier League: Leeds at Tottenham Hotspur at 11:30 am on NBCSN
Serie A: Naples at Internazionale at noon on beIN Sports
MLS Cup playoffs: Atlanta at NYCFC at 3 p.m. on ABC
La Liga: Valencia at Real Sociedad at 3 p.m. on ESPN +
MLS Cup playoffs: Minnesota in Portland at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN
Charleston Classic: Consolation at 10:30 am on ESPNU
Norfolk State to Xavier at noon on FS1
Hall of Fame Tip-Off: 1 p.m. Championship on ABC
Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Consolation at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
Charleston Classic: Consolation at 5 p.m. on ESPN2
Charleston Classic: Championship at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Baylor, Maryland at 1 p.m. on Big Ten Network
Texas in Tennessee at 1 p.m. on ESPN
Saints at Eagles at 1 p.m. on Fox
The Dolphins on the Jets at 1 p.m. on CBS
Washington at the Panthers at 1 p.m. on Fox
Colts at Bills at 1 p.m. on CBS
Lions at Browns at 1 p.m. on Fox
49ers at Jaguars at 1 p.m. on Fox
Texans at the Titans at 1 p.m. on CBS
Packers at Vikings at 1 p.m. on Fox
Ravens at Bears at 1 p.m. on CBS
Bengals at Raiders at 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Cardinals at Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. on Fox
Cowboys at Chiefs at 4:25 p.m. on Fox
Steelers at Chargers at 8:20 p.m. on NBC
Wild at Lightning at 5 p.m. on ESPN +
Sabers at Rangers at 6 p.m. on ESPN +
Flames at the Bruins at 7 p.m. on ESPN +
Maple Leafs vs. Islanders at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN +
Blackhawks vs. Canucks at 8 p.m. on ESPN +
Capitals at the Kraken at 9 p.m. on ESPN +
Coyotes at Kings at 10 p.m. on ESPN +