The Slate

The Best Sports in 7 Days

This time next week, The Slate will feature the first week of college football. The University of Mississippi Rebels are currently ranked in the top 25 on the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls.

Thursday, Aug 27

College football (8-9 p.m., ESPNU): Get ready for the 2015 SEC football season with the hour-long ESPN the Magazine College Football Preview Special.

Friday, Aug 28

NFL (7-10 p.m., CBS): Former Mississippi State University cornerback Darius Slay and the Detroit Lions take on the forever rebuilding Jacksonville Jaguars in the preseason.

Saturday, Aug 29

NFL (7-10 p.m. CBS): Former MSU linebacker KJ Wright stars for the Seattle Seahawks as they take on former Southern Miss linebacker Cordarro Law and the San Diego Chargers.

Sunday, Aug 30

NFL (3-6 p.m., Fox): See if the New Orleans Saints can hold a late lead for once this preseason as they host the Houston Texans.

Monday, Aug 31

Baseball (7-10 p.m., 103.9 FM): See the second to last home game of the 2015 season for the Mississippi Braves as they battle for a playoff spot against the Biloxi Shuckers.

Tuesday, Sept 1

Baseball (7-10 p.m., 103.9 FM): Watch the final home game of the 2015 season for the M-Braves as they battle first-half champions the Biloxi Shuckers.

Wednesday, Sept 2

College football (11:30 p.m., SECN): Watch the MSU Bulldogs season preview to get you ready for both teams' Saturday kickoff.

Fun fact: The first intercollegiate football game was on Nov. 6, 1869, between Rutgers University and Princeton University. Rutgers won the game 6-4, which became a pivotal moment in the history of American football.

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