The Slate

The Best Sports in 7 Days

For those who might wonder, there were no deflated balls or obscene gestures in the making of this week's Slate. Now for Super Bowl Sunday, there could be one or both.

Thursday, Jan 29

College basketball (8-10 p.m., SECN): The Ole Miss Lady Rebels try to stay in the conference race as they hit the road to face the LSU Lady Tigers.

Friday, Jan 30

College basketball (5-7 p.m., ESPN): Here's something you don't see everyday: You can catch some Ivy League hoops as the Princeton Tigers host the Harvard Crimson.

Saturday, Jan 31

College basketball (1-3 p.m., SECN): Mississippi State tries to keep turning things around when they host the LSU Tigers at The Hump. ... College basketball (3-5 p.m., FSN) Ole Miss tries to stay with the lead pack of the SEC best as they hit the road to face SEC's worst team, Missouri.

Sunday, Feb 1

NFL (5:30-9 p.m., NBC): The Seattle Seahawks look to win back-to-back Super Bowls against the New England Patriots, who want to add another title to cap the Brady-Belichick era.

Monday, Feb 2

College basketball (6-8 p.m., ESPN): Check out the best basketball conference as second-ranked Virginia hits the road to clash with 15th-ranked North Carolina.

Tuesday, Feb 3

NHL (7-10 p.m., NBCSN): Your weekly hockey fix features a Western Conference clash between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild.

Wednesday, Feb 4

College basketball (6-8 p.m., SECN): The Ole Miss Rebels can continue to climb up the SEC standings if they can get a home win over the Texas A&M Aggies.

My guess is that the Super Bowl will be closer than last year, but Seattle's defense gets the best of another future Hall of Fame quarterback. New England's Brady will go out on his shield in defeat. I predict Seahawks 31 and Patriots 17.