The Best In Sports In The Next 7 Days

Thursday, Jan. 19
College basketball, William Carey at Tougaloo (women, 5:30 p.m.; men, 7:30 p.m.) : The Crusaders and Bulldogs do battle in the GCAC again.

Friday, Jan. 20
College basketball, DePauw at Millsaps (women, 6 p.m.; men, 8 p.m.): Clear the decks for SCAC action at The Hangar.

Saturday, Jan. 21
College basketball, Mississippi State at Vanderbilt (2:45 p.m., Ch. 12/105.9 FM): Things don't get any easier for the Bulldogs when they travel to Music City.

Sunday, Jan. 22
College basketball, Grambling at Jackson State (4 p.m., ESPNU/1400 AM): The Tigers host the Tigers in a game that you probably can't watch on TV in Jackson. Too bad. … Pro football, AFC championship, Pittsburgh at Denver (2 p.m., Ch. 12) and NFC championship, Carolina at Seattle (5:30 p.m., Ch. 11): Can the Steelers and Panthers make it an all-Cinderella Super Bowl? Probably not.

Monday, Jan. 23
College basketball, Concordia at Belhaven (women, 5:30 p.m.; men, 7:30 p.m.): According to Google, there are at least seven colleges or universities named Concordia in the United States. This is the one from Alabama (probably).

Tuesday, Jan. 24
College basketball, Kentucky at Auburn (7 p.m., ESPN): Auburn is better, Kentucky is worse. Might as well watch.

Wednesday, Jan. 25
College basketball, Cincinnati at Louisville (7:30 p.m., ESPN2): Once upon a time … like, last year, these two were among the elite in C-USA. Now they're just a couple of Big East also-rans.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, Jackson's own master of disaster.


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