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Today on KSR: A full slate of college football (among other sporting madness)

Troy Taormina | USA TODAY Sports

Troy Taormina | USA TODAY Sports

Who’s ready for a full day of football?

Starting at noon ET, almost 20 total FBS college football games are set to take place on Saturday, including nine featuring ranked teams.

The main event? No. 17 Miami (FL) at No. 18 Louisville at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC, with the Cardinals hosting ESPN College GameDay this morning at Cardinal Stadium.

Check out the complete slate of games, including the games that have been either postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus.

  • Tulsa at No. 11 Oklahoma State | 12 p.m. | ESPN
  • Austin Peay at No. 13 Cincinnati | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
  • Syracuse at No. 25 Pitt | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
  • No. 19 Louisiana at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
  • Boston College at Duke | 12 p.m. | ESPN3
  • Liberty at Western Kentucky | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
  • Navy at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
  • South Florida at No. 7 Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | USA
  • Stephen F. Austin at UTSA | 3 p.m. | ESPN3
  • No. 14 UCF at Georgia Tech | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
  • No. 23 Appalachian State at Marshall | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
  • The Citadel at No. 1 Clemson | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
  • Troy at Middle Tennessee | 4 p.m. | ESPN2
  • SMU at North Texas | 6 p.m. | CBSSN
  • No. 17 Miami (Fla.) at No. 18 Louisville | 7:30 | ABC
  • Texas State at UL Monroe | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
  • Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2
  • Wake Forest at NC State | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
  • Abilene Christian at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
  • Charlotte at No. 12 North Carolina — CANCELLED
  • Virginia at No. 20 Virginia Tech — POSTPONED
  • No. 21 BYU at No. 22 Army — POSTPONED
  • Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern — POSTPONED
  • Houston at Baylor — POSTPONED

Lakers take Game 1 of the WCF

The Denver Nuggets will have to make yet another series comeback if they want to advance to the Finals.

After back-to-back 3-1 deficits and comebacks in the first and second rounds of the playoffs, the Nuggets found themselves in a Game 1 blowout in the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, falling by a final score of 126-114.

Former Kentucky star Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 37 points on 12-21 shooting to go with ten rebounds and four assists in the win. Rajon Rondo also impressed in 22 minutes of action, putting up seven points (3-7 shooting), nine assists, two steals and a rebound.

As for the Nuggets, former Wildcat Jamal Murray finished with 21 points (7-12 shooting, 3-5 3PT), five assists and one rebound in the loss.

The Lakers will look to extend their lead to two games on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

Heat look to push ECF lead over Celtics to 3-0

On the other side of the bracket, the Boston Celtics are hoping to avoid a 3-0 hole against Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and the Miami Heat.

This evening, the Heat will take on the Celtics at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Who do you have coming out on top?

Complete TV schedule

While college football and the NBA are picking up the majority of attention, there is also baseball, racing, UFC, and more to help pass the time.

Check out the complete television schedule below:

SPORTTIME ETTV
Cycling
Tour de France (Stage 20)6:30amNBCSN
GolfTIME ETTV
US Open11:00amNBC
Champions: Pure Insurance Championship3:00pmGOLF
LPGA: Portland Classic9:30pmGOLF
MLBTIME ETTV
San Francisco at Oakland4:10pmMLBN
Toronto at Philadelphia6:05pm-
Cleveland at Detroit6:10pm-
Washington at Miami6:10pm-
St. Louis at Pittsburgh7:05pm-
Chi. White Sox at Cincinnati7:07pm-
Atlanta at NY Mets7:07pm-
Arizona at Houston7:10pm-
Kansas City at Milwaukee7:10pm-
NY Yankees at Boston7:30pm-
Tampa Bay at Baltimore7:35pmFS1
LA Dodgers at Colorado8:10pmMLBN
Minnesota at Chi. Cubs8:15pm-
Texas at LA Angels9:10pmFOX
San Diego at Seattle9:10pmMLBN
Motor SportsTIME ETTV
NASCAR Cup: Bristol Night Race7:30pmNBCSN
NBA PlayoffsTIME ETTV
Miami vs Boston8:30pmESPN
NHL Stanley Cup FinalsTIME ETTV
Dallas vs Tampa Bay7:30pmNBC
SoccerTIME ETTV
Premier League: Crystal Palace at Man. United12:30pmNBCSN
NWSL: Orlando at North Carolina1:00pmCBS
Premier League: West Ham at Arsenal3:00pmNBCSN
UFC Fight NightTIME ETTV
Kevin Holland vs. Darren Stewart8:00pmESPN+
Mackenzie Dern vs. Randa Markos-ESPN+
Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann-ESPN+
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert-ESPN+
Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price-ESPN+
Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley-ESPN+

No Big Blue Madness campout

Shifting over to a bit of news, the University of Kentucky has confirmed that there will not be a campout for Big Blue Madness tickets this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. UK spokesman Eric Lindsey confirmed the news to the Courier-Journal on Friday afternoon, adding that the program is still working on its plans for Madness itself.

“Like our game schedule, we are evaluating what we can do with our preseason schedule, including Big Blue Madness, under current COVID-19 restrictions,” UK spokesman Eric Lindsey said in a statement to the Courier Journal. “We are hopeful to keep in place as many of our traditions our fans and our program take pride in, but we also understand that this is not a normal season and that we may be restricted in some areas.

“As it relates to Madness specifically, we are working through what that looks like. We do know at this time that we will not have a campout for tickets as we have in years past due to safety protocols.”

[Courier-Journal]

Champions Classic to take place Dec. 1-5

Speaking of basketball, we have a tentative date for Kentucky’s season-opening event this winter.

According to Andy Katz of NCAA.com, the Champions Classic featuring Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State is tentatively scheduled to take place between Dec. 1-5, with the event likely taking place in Orlando.

Earlier this week, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports broke the news that Orlando will host the following early season events: Champions Classic, Jimmy V Classic, Wooden Legacy, Preseason NIT, Orlando Invitational, Charleston Classic, Myrtle Beach Invitational and Diamond Head Classic. He also added that fans are not currently expected to be in attendance during any of the Orlando events.

One week till Kentucky vs. Auburn

While you enjoy today’s slate of games keep in mind that we are exactly one week away from Kentucky’s road matchup at Auburn to begin the season.

Go Cats.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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