Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Must-See TV Update

The TV Schedule below is fully updated as of August 1. I'll continue to update it on that post. Even more exciting, the month of August and the beginning of fall camps look to provide the impetus to get the Option content-filled once again. Keep checking back.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Must See TV (Updated as of August 1)

I love that we're to the point that I'm able to piece together something close to a comprehensive 2006 college football schedule that includes a lot of television information.

There's nothing better than picking a Saturday and envisioning the games you'll be watching as you work up to the Husker game that particular day.

Here's what we have so far, with as much TV information as I can find. A few things to note;

-Obviously, this is not a comprehensive list of games or even televised games. I've tried to put every game on here that I would have even a passing interest in--that would cover probably 75-80% of all games that are scheduled each week. Also, TV schedules will be updating constantly even up until the week before games as the season moves on, so I'll be sure to keep this updated.

-I first have listed every game that has a confirmed time. For games that are still TBA as to time I've put them in descending order as to how "televisable" the game is--giving you, the reader, an estimate as to the other viewing options that will likely be out there each weekend.

-I've also asterisked 5 games each week (for purposes of this, I consider a CFB week to start on Tuesday) as my five must-see games.

-All times CST

-Games indicated as (ESPN Plus), (ABC Regional) or (Gameplan) are available to people who subscribe to the ESPN gameplan package, which I hope to do. These games are usually offered in local areas on network stations or basic cable service.

Thursday, August 31
Boston College at Central Michigan 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
FIU at MTSU 6 p.m. (Gameplan)
Northwestern at Miami, OH 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
South Carolina at Mississippi St. 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Eastern Washington at Oregon St. 9:00 p.m. (FSNNW)
Northern Arizona at Arizona St. 9:00 p.m. (FSNAZ)
UTEP at San Diego St. 9:30 p.m. (CSTV)
Toledo at Iowa State
Syracuse at Wake Forest
Minnesota at Kent St.
Temple at Buffalo

Friday, September 1
Nevada at Fresno St. 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, September 2
Vanderbilt at Michigan 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Montana at Iowa 11 a.m. (ESPNU)
UNT at Texas 11 a.m. (FSN)
Idaho at Michigan St. 11 a.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Western Kentucky at Georgia 11:30 a.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Stanford at Oregon 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
Rutgers at North Carolina 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
Northern Illinois at Ohio St. 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
Akron at Penn St. 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Louisiana Tech at Nebraska 2:30 p.m. (FSN)
Marshall at West Virginia 2:30 p.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
FAU at Clemson 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
East Carolina at Navy 4:30 p.m. (CSTV)
*Cal at Tennessee 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
*Southern Miss at Florida 5 p.m.
Virginia at Pitt 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
UAB at Oklahoma 6 p.m. (TBS)
Wisconsin vs. Bowling Green 6 p.m. (@Cleveland, OH) (Gameplan)
Hawaii at Alabama 6 p.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Utah at UCLA 6 p.m. (FSN)
Washington St. at Auburn 6:45 p.m. (ESPN2)
*Notre Dame at Georgia Tech 7 p.m. (ABC)
*USC at Arkansas 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Houston at Rice 8 p.m. (CSTV)
BYU at Arizona 9:15 p.m. (TBS)
SMU at Texas Tech
Western Michigan at Indiana
Louisville at Temple

Sunday, September 3
Memphis at Mississippi 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
TCU at Baylor 4:30 p.m. (FSN)
Kentucky at Louisville 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, September 4
Florida St. at Miami 7 p.m. (ESPN)*

Thursday, September 7
Oregon St. at Boise St. 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, September 8
Pitt at Cincinnati 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, September 9
Nichols St. at Nebraska TBA
Virginia Tech at North Carolina 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Illinois at Rutgers 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Akron at NC St. 11 a.m. (ESPNU)
Duke at Wake Forest 11 a.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Central Michigan at Michigan 11 a.m. (Gameplan)
Mississippi at Missouri 11:30 a.m. (FSN)
Auburn at Mississippi St. 11:30 a.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Kent St. at Army, 12 p.m. (ESPN Classic)
UMASS at Navy 12:30 p.m. (CSTV)
*Clemson at Boston College 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
Iowa at Syracuse 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
Washington at Oklahoma 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
*Penn St. at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. (NBC)
Western Illinois at Wisconsin 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Vanderbilt at Alabama 2:30 p.m. (FSN South)
Eastern Michigan at Michigan St. 2:30 p.m. (Gameplan)
Colorado vs. Colorado St. (@ Denver) 4 p.m. (CSTV)
Troy at Florida St. 5 p.m. (Gameplan)
Central Florida at Florida 5 p.m. (Gameplan)
*Arizona at LSU 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Minnesota at Cal 6 p.m. (TBS)
Air Force at Tennessee 6 p.m. (Gameplan)
Oklahoma St. vs. Arkansas St. (@Little Rock) 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Iadho at Washington S. 6 p.m. (FSN NW)
*Georgia at South Carolina 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)
*Ohio St. at Texas 7 p.m. (ABC)
Texas Tech at UTEP 8 p.m. (CSTV)
Nevada at Arizona St. 9 p.m. (FSN Arizona)
Oregon at Fresno St. 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Rice at UCLA 9 p.m. (FSNW)
Stanford at San Jose St. 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Wyoming at Virginia
UNLV at Iowa St.
UCF at Florida
Vanderbilt at Alabama
FAU at Kansas St.
La.-Lafayette at Texas A & M
La.-Monroe at Kansas
Toledo at Western Michigan
Buffalo at Bowling Green
Ohio at Northern Illinois

Thursday, September 14
Maryland at West Virginia 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, September 15
Kansas at Toledo 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, September 16
BYU at Boston College 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Iowa St. at Iowa 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Duke at Virginia Tech 11 a.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Syracuse at Illinois 11 a.m. (ESPNU)
Cincinnati at Ohio St. 11 a.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Marshall at Kansas St. 11:30 a.m. (FSN)
Arkansas at Vanderbilt 11:30 a.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
USF at UCF 1:30 p.m. (CSTV)
*Michigan at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. (NBC)
Oklahoma at Oregon 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
*Miami at Louisville 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
Michigan St. at Pitt 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
*LSU at Auburn 2:30 p.m. (CBS)
Youngstown St. at Penn St. 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
San Diego St. at Wisconsin 2:30 p.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Texas Tech at TCU 4:30 p.m. (Versus f.k.a. OLN)
Texas at Rice 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Fresno St. at Washington 5:30 p.m. (FSNNW)
Furman at North Carolina 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
La-Monroe at Alabama 6 p.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Arizona St. at Colorado 6 p.m. (TBS)
Nichols St. at Louisiana Tech 6 p.m. (Gameplan)
*Clemson at Florida St. 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)
*Florida at Tennessee 7 p.m. (CBS)
Nebraska at USC 7 p.m. (ABC)
Army vs. Texas A & M (@San Antonio) 8:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Navy at Stanford 9 p.m. (FSN BAL)
Stephen F. Austin at Arizona 9 p.m. (FSN AZ)
NC State at Southern Miss
UAB at Georgia
Mississippi at Kentucky
Boise St. at Wyoming
Troy at Georgia Tech
Western Michigan at Virginia
Baylor vs. Washington St. (@Seattle)
FAU at Oklahoma St.
Temple at Minnesota
Wake Forest at UCONN
Troy at Georgia Tech
Colorado St. at Nevada
Fresno St. at Washington
Tulane at Mississippi St.
Buffalo at Northern Illinois
Ohio at Rutgers

Thursday, September 21st
Virginia at Georgia Tech 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, September 22nd
Northwestern at Nevada 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, September 23
Troy at Nebraska
Tulsa at Navy 12:30 p.m. (CSTV)
UTEP at New Mexico 4 p.m. (CSTV)
*Notre Dame at Michigan St. 7 p.m. (ABC Regional)
USC at Arizona 7 p.m. (ABC Regional)
Oklahoma St. at Houston 8 p.m. (CSTV)
Idaho at Oregon St. 9 p.m. (FSNNW)
West Virginia at East Carolina TBA (ESPN Family)
*Iowa St. at Texas
*Colorado at Georgia
Louisville at Kansas St.
*Ohio St. at Penn St.
Alabama at Arkansas
Wisconsin at Michigan
*Arizona St. at Cal
Kentucky at Florida
North Carolina at Clemson
UCLA at Washington
Boston College at NC State
Washington St. at Stanford
Ohio at Missouri
Cincinnati at Virginia Tech
Iowa at Illinois
Minnesota at Purdue
NC State at Southern Miss
Marshall at Tennessee
Tulane at LSU
Wake Forest at Mississippi
Mississippi St. at UAB
Rice at Florida St.
West Virginia at East Carolina
Louisiana Tech at Texas A & M
MTSU at Oklahoma
UTEP at New Mexico
UCONN at Indiana
Buffalo at Auburn
Hawaii at Boise St.
Army at Baylor
USF at Kansas

Tuesday, September 26
Southern Miss at UCF 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, September 28
BYU at TCU 5:00 p.m. (Versus)
*Auburn at South Carolina 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, September 29
Rutgers at USF 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, September 30
Kansas at Nebraska
Purdue at Notre Dame 1:30 p.m. (NBC)
Boise St. at Utah 2 p.m. (Versus)
Michigan at Minnesota 7 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN2, or ABC)
*Ohio St. at Iowa 7 p.m. (ESPN or ABC)
SMU at Tulane 8 p.m. (CSTV)
Rice at Army TBA (ESPN Family)
Tennessee at Memphis TBA (ESPN Family)
*Alabama at Florida
*Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
Colorado at Missouri
Texas Tech at Texas A & M
USC at Washington St.
Michigan at Minnesota
*Oregon at Arizona St.
Mississippi St. at LSU
Kansas St. at Baylor
Georgia at Mississippi
Cal at Oregon St.
Stanford at UCLA
Washington at Arizona
Houston at Miami
Illinois at Michigan St.
West Virginia at Mississippi St.
Wisconsin at Indiana
Northwestern at Penn St.
Wyoming at Syracuse
Colorado St. at Fresno St.
Boise St. at Utah
Toledo at Pitt
New Mexico at Air Force
Louisiana Tech at Clemson
Rutgers at USF
Virginia at Duke
Miami (OH) at Cincinnati
Bowling Green at Ohio
Central Michigan at Kentucky

Tuesday, October 3
Southern Miss at Tulsa 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, October 4
UCF at Marshall 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 5
*Florida St. at NC State 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
TCU at Utah 8 p.m. (Versus)

Friday, October 6
Louisville vs. MTSU (@Nashville) 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, October 7
Nebraska at Iowa St.
Navy at Air Force 1 p.m. (CSTV)
Stanford at Notre Dame 1:30 p.m. (NBC)
*Michigan St. at Michigan 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Virginia at East Carolina 5 p.m. (CSTV)
Louisiana Tech at Boise St. 6 p.m. (Gameplan)
Oregon at California 7 p.m. (ABC Regional)
*Texas vs. Oklahoma (@ Dallas)
*LSU at Florida
*Tennessee at Georgia
Penn St. at Minnesota
]Arkansas at Auburn
North Carolina at Miami
Missouri at Texas Tech
Bowling Green at Ohio St.
Purdue at Iowa
Washington at USC
Oklahoma St. at Kansas St.
Texas A & M at Kansas
Clemson at Wake Forest
Maryland at Georgia Tech
South Carolina at Kentucky
Baylor at Colorado
Cal at Washington St.
Northwestern at Wisconsin
Arizona at UCLA
Washington St. at Oregon St.
West Virginia at Mississippi St.
Duke at Alabama
Pitt at Syracuse
Navy at Air Force
Wyoming at New Mexico
Indiana at Illinois
Central Michigan at Toledo
Western Michigan at Ohio

Sunday, October 8
Northern Illinois at Miami (OH) 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, October 12
Virginia Tech at Boston College 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Temple at Clemson 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Colorado State at Air Force 7 p.m. (CSTV) (??)

Friday, October 13
Pitt at UCF 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, October 14
Nebraska at Kansas St.
Rutgers at Navy 12:30 p.m. (CSTV)
UAB at Rice 5:00 p.m. (CSTV)
*Michigan at Penn St. 7 p.m. (ABC Regional)
*Arizona St. at USC 7 p.m. (ABC Regional)
New Mexico at UNLV 9 p.m. (CSTV)
*Florida at Auburn
*Iowa St. at Oklahoma
*Ohio St. at Michigan St.
Texas Tech at Colorado
Missouri at Texas A & M
Cincinnati at Louisville
UCLA at Oregon
Kentucky at LSU
Baylor at Texas
Cal at Washington St.
Mississippi at Alabama
Vanderbilt at Georgia
Oklahoma St. at Kansas
Oregon St. at Washington St.
USF at North Carolina
Utah at Wyoming
Syracuse at West Virginia
Arizona at Stanford
Maryland at Virginia
Minnesota at Wisconsin
Purdue at Northwestern
Hawaii at Fresno St.
Iowa at Indiana
Wake Forest at NC State
Florida St. at Duke
Rutgers at Navy
Pitt at UCF
Central Michigan at Illinois
Army at UCONN
Ohio at Illinois
Miami (OH) at Buffalo

Sunday, October 15
Boise St. at New Mexico St. 7:00 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, October 18
La-Lafayette at FAU 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 19
North Carolina at Virginia 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Bowling Green at Central Michigan 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Utah at New Mexico

Friday, October 20
West Virginia at UCONN 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, October 21
*Texas at Nebraska
*UCLA at Notre Dame 1:30 p.m. (NBC)
Colorado St. at Wyoming 3 p.m. (CSTV)
SJSU at Nevada 6 p.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Utah St. at La. Tech 6 p.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
Tulsa at Memphis 7 p.m. (CSTV)
*Fresno St. at LSU TBA (ESPN)
TCU at Army TBA (ESPN Family)
*Iowa at Michigan
*Alabama at Tennessee
Boston College at Florida St.
Colorado at Oklahoma
Georgia Tech at Clemson
Texas Tech at Iowa St.
Kansas St. at Missouri
Southern Miss at Virginia Tech
Indiana at Ohio St.
NC State at Maryland
Texas A & M at Oklahoma St.
Mississippi at Arkansas
Mississippi St. at Georgia
Michigan St. at Northwestern
Wisconsin at Purdue
Washington at Cal
South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Oregon at Washington St.
Stanford at Arizona St.
Oregon St. at Arizona
Kansas at Baylor
Louisville at Syracuse
Illinois at Penn St.
Rutgers at Pitt
Tulane at Auburn
Miami at Duke
USF at Cincinnati
UTEP at Houston
Colorado St. at Wyoming
Air Force at SDSU
Buffalo at Ohio

Sunday, October 22
USF at Cincinnati 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, October 26
*Clemson at Virginia Tech 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, October 27
UTEP at Tulsa 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, October 28
Nebraska at Oklahoma St.
Northwestern at Michigan 11 a.m. (ESPN or ABC)
Notre Dame at Navy 11 a.m. (CBS)
Syracuse at Cincinnati 11 a.m. (ESPN Gameplan)
BYU at Air Force 1 p.m. (Versus)
*Florida vs. Georgia (@Jacksonville) 2:30 p.m. (CBS)
Minnesota at Ohio St. 2:30 p.m. (ABC Regional)
UNLV at Utah 3 p.m. (CSTV)
Washington St. at UCLA 6 p.m. (ABC Regional)
East Carolina at Southern Miss 7 p.m. (CSTV)
La-Monroe at Arkansas TBA (ESPNU)
Notre Dame at Navy TBA (CBS)
*Texas at Texas Tech
*Miami at Georgia Tech
*Oklahoma at Missouri
USC at Oregon St.
Tennessee at South Carolina
Florida St. at Maryland
Penn St. at Purdue
Iowa St. at Kansas St.
Arizona St. at Washington
Washington St. at UCLA
Colorado at Kansas
Auburn at Mississippi
Northern Illinois at Iowa
Michigan St. at Indiana
Texas A & M at Baylor
Wake at North Carolina
Illinois at Wisconsin
BYU at Air Force
UCONN at Rutgers
New Mexico at Colorado St.
Army at Tulane
Buffalo at Boston College

Sunday, October 29
UCONN at Rutgers 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, October 31
UAB at SMU 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, November 1
Fresno St. at Boise St. 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, November 2
*West Virginia at Louisville 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, November 3
Air Force at Army 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, November 4
Missouri at Nebraska
Pitt at USF 11 a.m. (Gameplan)
North Carolina at Notre Dame 1:30 p.m. (NBC)
Hawaii at Utah St. (Gameplan)
SDSU at Wyoming 3 p.m. (CSTV)
UCLA at Cal 7 p.m. (ABC Regional)
Tulane at Marshall 7 p.m. (CSTV)
*Virginia Tech at Miami
*Oklahoma at Texas A & M
*LSU at Tennessee
Kansas St. at Colorado
Virginia at Florida St.
Penn St. at Wisconsin
Kansas at Iowa St.
Oklahoma St. at Texas
Georgia Tech at NC State
USC at Stanford
Arkansas at South Carolina
Washington at Oregon
Purdue at Michigan St.
Northwestern at Iowa
Vanderbilt at Florida
*UCLA at Cal
Mississippi St. at Alabama
Arizona St. at Oregon St.
Georgia at Kentucky
Ohio St. at Illinois
Indiana at Minnesota
Arizona at Washington St.
Baylor at Texas Tech
Ball St. at Michigan
BYU at Colorado St.
Maryland at Clemson
Boston College at Wake Forest
Louisiana Tech at North Texas
Pitt at USF
Rice at UTEP
Navy at Duke

Sunday, November 5
Southern Miss at Memphis 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, November 7
Toledo at Northern Illinois 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, November 9
Buffalo at Akron 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Louisville at Rutgers 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Wyoming at BYU 7 p.m. (CSTV)

Friday, November 10
UTEP at UAB 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Western Michigan at Central Michigan (ESPNU or ESPN Classic)

Saturday, November 11
Nebraska at Texas A & M
Notre Dame at Air Force 3 p.m. (CSTV)
UCF at Memphis 7 p.m. (CSTV)
*Oregon at USC 9:15 p.m. (FSN)
*Texas Tech at Oklahoma
Alabama at LSU
*Texas at Kansas St.
*Georgia at Auburn
*South Carolina at Florida
Iowa St. at Colorado
Miami at Maryland
Ohio St. at Northwestern
Georgia Tech at North Carolina
Wisconsin at Iowa
Tennessee at Arkansas
Minnesota at Michigan St.
Oregon St. at UCLA
NC State at Clemson
Wake Forest at Florida St.
Washington St. at Arizona St.
Michigan at Indiana
Cal at Arizona
Baylor at Oklahoma St.
Stanford at Washington
TCU at New Mexico
Colorado St. at Utah
Kent St. at Virginia Tech
Purdue at Illinois
Cincinnati at West Virginia
Pitt at UCONN
Temple at Penn St.
Louisiana Tech at Hawaii
Southern Miss at Tulane

Tuesday, November 14
Ball St. at Toledo 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, November 15
Miami (OH) at Bowling Green 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, November 16
West Virginia at Pitt 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Akron at Ohio 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Friday, November 17
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, November 18
Temple at Navy 11:30 a.m. (CSTV)
Army at Notre Dame 1:30 p.m. (NBC)
*Auburn at Alabama 2:30 p.m. (CBS)
*Michigan at Ohio St. 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
Washington at Washington St. 5:45 p.m. (FSN)
*Cal at USC 7 p.m. (ABC Regional)
UAB at Southern Miss 7 p.m. (CSTV)
UCLA at Arizona St. 9:15 p.m. (FSN)
*Miami at Virginia
*Iowa at Minnesota
Michigan St. at Penn St.
Missouri at Iowa St.
Kansas St. at Kansas
Arizona at Oregon
NC State at North Carolina
Maryland at Boston College
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
Mississippi at LSU
Indiana at Purdue
Illinois at Northwestern
Arkansas at Mississippi St.
Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Oklahoma at Baylor
Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech
USF at Louisville
Western Michigan at Florida St.
New Mexico at BYU
Duke at Georgia Tech
UAB at Southern Miss
Rutgers at Cincinnati
UCONN at Syracuse
UTEP at Marshall
Buffalo at Wisconsin
Utah at Air Force

Tuesday, November 21
Bowling Green at Toledo 6:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, November 23
Boston College at Miami 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, November 24
*Texas A &M at Texas 11 a.m. (ABC)
LSU at Arkansas 1:30 p.m. (CBS)
*Colorado at Nebraska 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
Oregon at Oregon St. 2:30 p.m. (FSN)
Air Force at UNLV 6 p.m. (CSTV)
Fresno St. at La. Tech 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tulane at Tulsa
Central Michigan at Buffalo

Saturday, November 25
Kansas at Missouri 11 a.m. (ABC)
*Oklahoma at Oklahoma St. 1:30 p.m. (FSN)
Georgia Tech at Georgia 2:30 p.m. (CBS)
BYU at Utah 2:30 p.m. (CSTV)
Arizona St. at Arizona 5 p.m. (FSN)
*Notre Dame at USC 7 p.m. (ABC)
Boise St. at Nevada TBA (ESPN2)
*Florida at Florida St.
South Carolina at Clemson
LSU at Arkansas
Virginia at Virginia Tech
Louisville at Pitt
Kentucky at Tennessee
Oregon at Oregon St.
Purdue at Hawaii
Mississippi St. at Mississippi
TCU at Colorado St.
Wake Forest at Maryland
North Carolina at Duke
USF at West Virginia
Cincinnati at UCONN
East Carolina at NC State
Syracuse at Rutgers
Marshall at Southern Miss
Memphis at UTEP
New Mexico at SDSU

Thursday, November 30
MAC Championship Game 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, December 2
ACC Championship Game, 12 p.m. (ABC)
Army vs. Navy 1:30 p.m. (CBS)
Stanford at Cal 2 p.m. (FSN)
USC at UCLA 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Air Force at TCU 3:30 p.m. (CSTV)
SEC Championship Game 5:00 p.m. (CBS)
Big XII Championship Game 7 p.m. (ABC)
Colorado St. at San Diego st. 7 p.m. (CSTV)
C-USA Championship Game
UCONN at Louisville
Oregon St. at Hawaii
Fresno St. at SJSU
Rutgers at West Virginia

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hello Again

With college football season less than 100 days away, its time to get TOB rolling again. I wasn't able to keep it rolling by myself during the spring, but with football lurking, that shouldn't be a problem.

I'm working on my TV schedule and should have it up very soon.

To keep you busy now: Check out my rankings database.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Arch Madness!!

While that could possibly be the most annoying slogan I've ever heard, the MVC tournament gets underway in earnest today, and for anyone who gives a crap about the NCAA tournament, its definitely worth paying attention. As much as I hate all the love the MVC is getting this year, its really nice to have basketball that means something on TV (FSN) during my Friday afternoon, in case I'd make my lunch break a little longer than usual. What's even better is that if Creighton got knocked out today, they may have played themselves out of the NCAA tournmanet. This is just a little taste of what's coming. Next Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the following Thursday-Friday are just blissful.

The bracket

The Schedule

12:05: #1 Wichita St. vs. #9 Indiana St.
2:35: #4 Creighton vs. #5 Bradley
6:05: #2 Southern Illinois vs. #7 Evansville
8:35: #3 Missouri St. vs. #6 UNI

Oh, and if you really don't give a crap about that, but still want something to make your afternoon fly by, there's Husker Baseball against Notre Dame, coverage starting on Pinnacle at 11:45.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Were you really surprised?

Ever since a couple weeks ago, when it looked like Nebraska had climbed back on the bubble with an improbable win at Iowa State, I pointed to the KSU game at home as one that looked like the classic NU letdown game. The one game left on the schedule that looks like a gimme. You can always bank on Nebraska basketball following up an improbable win with an improbable loss.

In any case, its now worth looking at the standings to guage potential Big XII tournament matchups, if for no other reason than figuring out whether you'll need to take off work.

After Wednesday's games, all conference teams have exactly one game remaining:

Sat: KU @ KSU, aTm @ TT, ISU @ CU, Bay @ OSU
Sun: OU @ Tex, NU @ Mizz

Depending on the outcome of those games, Nebraska can land anywhere from the 5th seed to the 9th seed in Dallas.

Here's what each of those scenarios would look like:

NU gets the 5th Seed: If they beat Missouri and Colorado loses at home to Iowa State.
If this happens: Nebraska would turn around and face Missouri again at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday on ESPN+/ESPNU. If they win, they'd get a shot at aTm again at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

NU gets the 6th Seed: If they beat Missouri and Colorado beats Iowa State OR if Nebraska loses to Missouri and Iowa St., Texas Tech and Kansas St. all lose their games this weekend.
If this happens: Nebraska would face Baylor at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPN2. If they win, they'd face the team that loses this Sunday's Oklahoma/Texas game, as that team will get the 3 seed.

NU gets the 7th Seed: If they lose to Missouri and one and only one of the following teams--Texas Tech, Kansas St., Iowa St.--win their game this weekend.
If this happens: Nebraska could face Oklahoma St., Kansas St. or Texas Tech at 6:00 on Thursday on ESPNU/ESPN+. If they would win, they'd have Kansas in the second round. Woo hoo!

NU gets the 8th Seed: If they lose to Missouri and two and only two of the following teams--Texas Tech, Kansas St., Iowa St.--win their game this weekend.
If this happens: Nebraska could face Iowa St., Kansas St. or Texas Tech at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday on ESPNU/ESPN+. If they win, they'd get the Texas/OU winner on Friday.

NU gets the 9th Seed: If they lose to Missouri and Texas Tech, Kansas St. and Iowa St. all win their games this weekend:
If this happens: Nebraska wold face Iowa ST. at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday on ESPNU/ESPN+. If they win, they'd get the Texas/OU winner on Friday.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Remaining Spots: The 2/28 Update

Sure Single-Bid Conferences:

1. MAAC (Iona/Manhattan)
2. Big Sky (Northern Arizona/Montana)
3. Ohio Valley (Murray St.)
4. Southland (Northwestern St.)
5. Big South (Winthrop)
6. Southern (Georgia Southern)
7. Ivy (Penn)
8. Big West (Pacific)
9. Northeast (Fairliegh-Dickinson)
10. America East (Albany)
11. Mid-Continent (IUPUI)
12. Atlantic sun (Lipscomb/Belmont)
13. MEAC (Deleware St.)
14. SWAC (Southern)
15. Horizon (Wis-Mil)
16. MAC (Akron)

The next two spots are a little tricky. Both Bucknell and WKU will be right on the bubble if they lose in their conference tournaments, especially in the championship. Thus, I'll list them as their conference favorite, but also put them on the bubble.

17. Sun Belt (Western Kentucky)
18. Patriot (Bucknell)

Then there are the teams that have already sewn up a bid, but are the only teams in their conferences that have done so. If these teams do not win their Conference Tournaments, they'll still be in, but there will be one less bubble spot available due to the automatic bid.

19. Gonzaga (West Coast)
20. George Mason (Colonial)
21. Memphis (C-USA)
22. George Washington (A-10)
23. Nevada (WAC)

Then, the teams from sure multi-bid conferences that have wrapped up their spot:

24. Illinois
25. Indiana
26. Wisconsin
27. Michigan St.
28. Ohio St.
29. Michigan
30. Villanova
31. Pitt
33. WVU
34. Georgetown
35. Marquette
36. Duke
37. Boston College
38. NC State
39. North Carolina
40. Florida
41. Tennessee
42. LSU
43. Alabama
44. Texas
45. Oklahoma
46. Kansas
47. UNI
48. Wichita St.
49. Missouri St.
50. UCLA
51. Arizona
52. Washington

So now, we've only got 13 spots remaining. Here are the teams currently on the bubble vying for those spots:

Seton Hall
Florida St.
Southern Illinois
Air Force
Utah St.

That's 22 teams for 13 spots.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pre Weekend Bubble Roundup

After a lot of NCAA Bubble-relevant games the last few days, its worth taking a look at which teams made significant strides or falls during the week as we head into the weekend:

Up off the bubble? (teams closer to becoming a lock)

Syracuse: Back to back wins against L'Ville and Monday against West Virginia now get them over .500 in the Big East and an RPI at 30. If they go 2-1 in their final 3, I think they're a lock.

Michigan: Win over Illinois Tuesday assures them at least .500 conference record and a big RPI move. Looking really good.

Kentucky: Hard to tell how important the three wins in a row against SEC also-rans will be. The next three games could be a mess (@LSU, @Tenn, Fla). Lose all three and Kentucky will be sweating on Selection Sunday. One win in those games combined with a tourney win should be enough though.

Down off the bubble? (teams that may have played themselves out of any shot)

Seton Hall: Losses to Notre Dame and now to St. John's back to back may have done them in. With an RPI at 52, they may be able to play themselves back in.

Maryland: Loss at FSU may have been an elimination game. They'll have to pull at least one upset to get to .500 in conference. With a lot of other ACC teams moving up, Maryland is in big trouble.

Up on the bubble? (teams that might now get some consideration)

Arkansas: There may be RPI issues, but they've almost guaranteed themselves a .500+ record in the SEC with recent wins against Florida and Alabama.

Texas A & M: 4 wins in a row now, the latest at Missouri. Everyone keeps looking for a fourth Big XII team, and if aTm finishes fourth in the conference with an RPI around 50, they'll be it.

Bradley: Crushed Northern Iowa last night and now there are 6 MVC teams seriously in the mix. While I don' t think there's a chance the conference gets 6 in, I think it more likely that Bradley may take Southern Illinois' spot.

Down on the bubble? (teams that are no longer locks)

West Virginia: While they're kind of a sexy pick with great white hopes of Pittsnogle and Gansey (and his T-shirt) and last year's run, they've now lost three straight and have an RPI at 33. With L'ville, Pitt and Cincy to finish out the year, the Mountaneers may not want to get too comfortable.