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October 17, 2008
by Robbie Gillies
9pm ET - ESPN2 – NBA Preseason: Hornets at Wizards - The Hornets had no problem taking care of the Wizards on Tuesday. Chris Paul torched the Wizards early on with 8 assists and 4 points though the first six minutes of the first quarter.
8pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: Hawaii at Boise State - This isn't the potent Hawaii offense of last year and Boise State is one of the top defense's in the country.
11:30pm - ESPN2 – NBA Preseason: Warriors at Bucks - This is the second of three games between these two teams in China. Bucks won the first, 98-94, on Wednesday.
Non-sports pick - 8pm - NBC – Crusoe - It's like Lost, in that it's on an island and the back story is revealed through flashbacks.
12pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Clemson - WR coach Dabo Swinney takes over for Terry Bowden and the disappointing Clemson Tigers.
12pm - ESPN2 - NCAA Football: Purdue at Northwestern - Northwestern looks to improve to 6-1 for the first time since 1999 under Gary Barnett.
3:30pm - CBS - NCAA Football: Mississippi at #2 Alabama - Alabama has only lost to Mississippi once in Alabama, but this is an Ole Miss team that knocked off Florida earlier in the year.
3:30pm - ABC/ESPN2 - NCAA Football: #16 Kansas at #4 Oklahoma - Oklahoma looks to rebound from it's loss to Texas. If they lose again, their national title hopes will be all but over.
OR #12 Ohio State at #20 Michigan State - MSU RB Javon Ringer grew up in Ohio and desperately wanted to go to OSU but he couldn't cut it academically. Now is his chance to show those elitists!
OR #18 North Carolina at Virginia - How will UNC cope with the loss of their 2nd best WR Brandon Tate?
4:30pm - ESPN – NCAA Football: Michigan at #3 Penn State - Michigan holds a nine-game winning streak over the Nittany Lions, but are huge underdogs at Penn State.
8pm – NCAA Football: #13 LSU at South Carolina - LSU faced one of the most potent offenses in college football last week and were killed by Florida 51-21. Now they face one of the best defense's in the country.
8pm - ESPN2 – NCAA Football: #17 Virginia Tech at Boston College - Virginia Tech has lost just one road game in the ACC since joining it in 2004. The one loss was at Boston College, in 2006.
8pm - ABC – NCAA Football: #11 Missouri at #1 Texas - Heisman candidates Colt McCoy and Chase Daniel square off in the biggest game of the weekend.
8:00pm - TBS – MLB: ALCS Game 6: Red Sox at Rays - The Rays return home and look to forget about blowing a 7-0 lead in Game 5.
Non-sports pick - 11:35pm - NBC - Saturday Night Live - Josh Brolin hosts – Who? He's the guy who plays George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's new film, "W." They should have a lot of fun with that.
1pm - CBS - NFL - Check your local listings.
1pm - Fox - NFL - Look at the map.
1:30pm - ABC - NASCAR: TUMS QuikPak 500 - What to watch for.
4pm - CBS - NFL - Love the map.
8pm - TBS – MLB: ALCS Game 7: Red Sox at Rays - If necessary.
8:15pm - NBC – NFL: Seahawks at Buccaneers - No one is talking about the Bucs, but they're 4-2 and get to play against either Charlie Frye or a banged up Seneca Wallace.
Non-sports pick - 10pm - ABC Family - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – TMNT - Turtle power! Don't pretend like you didn't have all the action figures.