Thursday, Oct. 18
College football, Delta State at North Alabama (7 p.m., Florence, Ala., CSS/930 AM): Something has to give when the GSC's last two undefeated teams meet on Thursday night.
Friday, Oct. 19
High school football, Madison Central at Provine (7 p.m., Hughes Field, 620 AM): The Rams play host to the Jaguars in a regional grudge.
Saturday, Oct. 20
College football, Grambling at Jackson State (noon, Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, ESPN Classic/1300 AM): The Tigers host the Tigers in what could be a preview of the SWAC Championship game. … Arkansas at Ole Miss, (1 p.m., Oxford, 97.3 FM): The Rebels are bound to win one of these SEC nail-biters one of these days, aren't they?
Sunday, Oct. 21
Pro football, Atlanta at New Orleans (noon, Ch. 40/620 AM): Mississippi's favorite one-win NFL team plays host to their archrival. … College football, Southern Miss at Marshall (7 p.m., Huntington, W.Va., ESPN/1180 AM/103.3 FM): The Golden Eagles call on the Blundering Herd.
Monday, Oct. 22
Pro football, Indianapolis at Jacksonville (7:30 p.m., ESPN): The Colts will face a hot time against the Jaguars and it has nothing to do with the weather.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Pro rugby, "South Sydney Story," (9 p.m., Versus): This reality series follows actor Russell Crowe, who purchases and tries to change the fortunes of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, a once-proud Australian pro rugby team that has fallen on hard times.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Pro baseball, NL champion at AL champion in The World Series (time TBA, Ch. 40): Why is the World Series starting on a Wednesday night? Maybe Commissioner Bud Selig doesn't want anyone under the age of 21 to watch the games.
Doctor S, who roams the world in search of a great martini, compiles the Slate.