Weekend Sports Thread Dec. 6-8December 6th, 2013 at 9:11 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Sports, Weather
We’ve got some big football games this weekend. Michigan State (#10) and Ohio State (they think they’re #1) play for the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis (on FOX). That’s an 8:17 pm kickoff and I like State’s chances in this one. Grand Valley (11-2) hosts West Texas A & M (11-2) in a Div. 2 playoff game. the temperature will be about 21 at game time. There are some tickets available, but bundle up. The game is on Xfinity and on radio on the ESPN (96.1 in G.R.) Grand Valley radio network. Northern Illinois is playing Bowling Green St. Univ. this evening aiming at a BCS berth. N. Illinois is a perfect 12-0, but Bowling Green has won their last 4 games by a combined 176-17. That’s on ESPN2. WOTV4 has Oklahoma (#17) and Oklahoma St. (#6) at noon and Duke-Florida St. at 8 PM. The Detroit Lions (7-5) head to Philadelphia to play the Eagles (also 7-5). The Philly Q.B. has been rockin’ good of late (they’ve won 4 in a row), but Farley and Suh are coming to town. The Sunday Night Football game is Carolina at New Orleans on WOOD, TV-8 and the Monday night game is Dallas at Chicago (another very cold game with temps. in the teens and wind chills near zero). In basketball, Houston Baptist is at Michigan at noon Sat. on the Big Ten network. My Badgers play Marquette at 2 pm. Delaware at Notre Dame is at 4 PM, WMU at Northwestern at 5 PM and Central at SIU/Edwardsburg is at 8 PM. Several games have been postponed because of the snow and ice down in N. Texas and Arkansas. I saw Tiger Woods had 10 birdies and 8 pars for a course and tournament record 62 today in the relatively cool conditions at Thousand Oaks, California. Happy weekend everybody. Thanks for reading the blog.