Thursday, Nov. 2
College football, West Virginia at Louisville (6:30 p.m., ESPN): Hey, here's a Big East game that matters (for a change).
Friday, Nov. 3
High school football, Clinton at Provine (7 p.m.): The neighborhood rivals collide at Hughes Field. … Wingfield at Brandon (7 p.m.): Are the surprising Falcons going to make the playoffs?
Saturday, Nov. 4
College football, Mississippi State at Alabama (11:30 a.m., Ch. 12/105.9 FM): If the Bulldogs play the way they have the last two weeks, they will likely lose again. … Rodeo, CBR Bull Bash 2006 (8 p.m.): A herd of angry animals invades the Mississippi Coliseum. Doctor S hopes the bulls will be OK.
Sunday, Nov. 5
College football, Southern Miss at Memphis (7 p.m., Memphis, ESPN/1180 AM/103.3 FM): The Tigers have won just once this season, so this should be cake for the Eagles, right? Not so fast. … Pro football, New Orleans at Tampa Bay (noon, Ch. 40/620 AM): Can the Saints regain the momentum they had before last week's loss?
Monday, Nov. 6
Pro football, Oakland at Seattle (7:30 p.m., ESPN/930 AM): Will the Sea-hawks' stars get out of the hospital in time to stop the Raiders?
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Pro basketball, Atlanta at Cleveland (6 p.m., FSN South): LeBron has the Hawks outnumbered all by himself.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
College basketball, College Hoops Classic (6 p.m., ESPN2): Maryland will probably play New Orleans or Vermont in a regional final.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who can catch it and throw it. For more dual-threat sports, see the Amazing Sports Blog at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com