Thursday, Nov. 30
College basketball, New Orleans at Ole Miss (6 p.m., Oxford, CSS/97.3 FM): Rebels coach Andy Kennedy is doing something right. … High school football, MPSA championship games (Clinton): Trinity plays Briarfield for the Academy A title (1:30 p.m.) and Copiah meets Kirk in the AA final (7 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 1
College football, Southern Miss at Houston (7 p.m., Houston, ESPN/1180 AM/97.3 FM): The Eagles battle the Cougars in the CUSA championship game. … High school football, MHSAA championship games at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. South Panola, seeking its fourth straight 5A crown, plays Meridian (7:30 p.m.). East
Webster meets Puckett in the 1A title 2:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 2
College football, Delta State at North Alabama (1:30 p.m., Florence, Ala., CSS/930 AM): The Statesmen face a GSC nemesis in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. … At Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, it's Calhoun City vs. East Marion in the 2A final (11 a.m.), Nettleton vs. Franklin County in the 3A final (3 p.m.) and Clarksdale vs. Wayne County in the 4A title game (7:30 p.m.).
Sunday, Dec. 3
Pro football, San Francisco at New Orleans (noon, Ch. 40/620 AM): The surprising 49ers call on the resurgent Saints.
Monday, Dec. 4
Junior college basketball, Hinds at Goodman (5 p.m., Goodman): The Eagles men's and women's teams take the drive up I-55 for a juco doubleheader.
Tuesday, Dec. 5
College basketball, Philander Smith at Tougaloo (7 p.m.): Check out Lafayette Stribling and his Bulldogs.
Wednesday, Dec. 6
College basketball, Villanova at Oklahoma (6 p.m., ESPN): The Wildcats call on the Sooners in a Big East-Big 12 showdown.
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