What's Up This (Long) Weekend? 8/30-9/3/2012

Thursday, 8/30/2012

  • UMASS at UCONN:  Fill in your favorite 1996 NCAA Tournament reference here...but this one features a future 2012 opponent in UMASS (scout 'em Copernicus) and a 2013 opponent in UCONN.  Marvel at their stadium, which holds 40,000....which just might fit our travelling entourage next year.  7:30PM on ESPN3 (that's the internet, grandpa)
  • Minnesota at UNLV:  Cheers to the Gophers for picking a sweet trip for their opener.  Plus, with an 11pm kick, you can watch college football on a weeknight until 3am!  11:00PM on CBS College Sports

Friday, 8/31/2012

  • #24 Boise State at #13 Michigan State:  I've taken a vow to not talk shit on these internets until after we face each other, so here it is for posterity:   Friday night primetime for Sparty vs. The Lords of the Blue Field.  8:00PM on ESPN

Saturday, 9/1/2012

  • Notre Dame vs. Navy in Dublin:  Get a taste of what it is like to live on the west coast and wake up for those noon kicks.  Double bonus for it not being on NBC.  9:00AM on CBS.
  • Miami (OH) at Ohio State:  Would you believe this is the best of the noon kicks on opening weekend?  Noon, BTN
  • Northern Iowa vs. #12 Wisconsin:  And would you believe this is the best of the 3:30 kicks?  New season, new poached QB for the Badgers.  3:30PM ABC/ESPN2
  • #8 Michigan vs. #2 Alabama:  Might be a good one.  8PM, ABC

Sunday, 9/2/2012

  • Kentucky vs. #25 Louisville: One of two Sunday games before the NFL takes that day over.  The other is SMU at Baylor at 6:30PM.  3:30PM ESPN

Monday, 9/3/2012

  • Georgia Tech at #16 Virginia Tech:  Da da da daaaaaah. Ba dum, ba dum.  Monday night football features the team that handed us that Sugar Bowl.  8PM, ESPN