The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, Oct. 26
Junior college football, Pearl River at Hinds (7 p.m., Raymond): The Eagles wrap up a disappointing season against one of the state's top teams.

Friday, Oct. 27
High school football, Northwest Rankin at Madison Central (7:30 p.m., 620 AM/1180 AM/103.3 FM): The Cougars call on the Jaguars in a key Region 2-5A game.

Saturday, Oct. 28
College football, Auburn at Ole Miss (11:30 a.m., Oxford, Ch. 12/97.3 FM): If the Rebels were a television series, it would have been cancelled. … East Texas Baptist at Mississippi College (1 p.m., Clinton): The Baptists battle in the shadow of the Golden Dome. … College basketball, Lithuania Academy at Southern Miss (2 p.m., Hattiesburg): The Eagles tip off against a bunch of Euro youngsters.

Sunday, Oct. 29
Pro football, Baltimore at New Orleans (noon, Ch. 12/620 AM): Hopefully former Alcorn hero Steve McNair will be healthy enough to lead the Ravens against the Saints. … Pro baseball, St. Louis at Detroit (6:30 p.m., Ch. 40): If the World Series goes to a seventh game, this is when the world championship will be decided.

Monday, Oct. 30
Pro football, New England at Minnesota (7:30 p.m., ESPN/930 AM): The Vikings won't be another Patriots' patsy.

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Pro basketball, the season begins with a Halloween doubleheader of Chicago at Miami (7 p.m., TNT) and Phoenix at the Los Angeles Lakers (9:30 p.m. TNT).

Wednesday, Nov. 1
College basketball, Miles at Jackson State (7 p.m.): The Tigers open the season with an exhibition contest. Where have you gone Charlie White? … Auburn-Montgomery at Mississippi State (7 p.m., Starkville): The next time the Bulldogs play a team named Auburn, things won't be so relaxed.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, whose keyboard is covered in pine tar. For more sticky sports, go to the Amazing Sports Blog at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com


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