The Best In Sports Over The Next 7 Days

Thursday, Nov. 17
College Football, Belhaven at Mississippi College (7 p.m., Clinton, 1240 AM): MC coach Norman Joseph finally gets to face the program he founded.

Friday, Nov. 18
High school football, Starkville at Madison Central (7 p.m., Madison, 620 AM): Two perennial contenders meet in Madison in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. … Hillcrest Christian at Jackson Academy (7 p.m., 930 AM): The host Raiders begin their quest for a third consecutive Academy AAA crown.

Saturday, Nov. 19
College football, Alcorn State at Jackson State (1 p.m., 107.5 FM/90.1 FM): This one figures to be a classic in name only. … LSU at Ole Miss (6:45 p.m., Oxford, ESPN/97.3 FM): This could get ugly. … Memphis at Southern Miss (7:30 p.m., 1180 AM/103.3 FM): The Eagles probably won't be in the first C-USA title game.

Sunday, Nov 20
Pro football, New Orleans at New England (noon, Ch. 35/620 AM): The Patriots aren't a Super Bowl team, but you don't need to be to beat the Saints.

Monday, Nov. 21
Pro football, Minnesota at Green Bay (8 p.m., Ch. 16/930 AM): As recently as a year ago, this was a game that meant something.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
College basketball, Rust at Millsaps (women, 5 p.m.; men, 7 p.m.): It's basketball time in the airplane hangar

Wednesday, Nov. 23
Movie, "Horse Feathers" (10 a.m., Turner Classic Movies): A college president (Groucho Marx) tries to improve his football team the old-fashioned way, by cheating, in the 1932 flick. Maybe the Marx Brothers could make sense of the BCS.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, the pro-cheerleader's friend. For more friendly sports, visit the Amazing SportsBlog at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com


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