Thursday, Sept. 13
College football, Texas Southern at Jackson State (6:30 p.m., Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, ESPNU, 1300 AM/105. 9 FM): Both sets of Tigers are winless and hungry for a victory.
Friday, Sept. 14
High school football, Pearl at Jackson Prep (7 p.m., Flowood, 1240 AM): The Rankin County rivals meet for the first time in a historic public-school/private-school matchup. ... Provine at Lanier (7 p.m., Newell Field, Jackson): The Rams aim to continue their victory tour against the Bulldogs.
Saturday, Sept. 15
College football, Mississippi State at Auburn (11:30 a.m., Auburn, Ala., Ch. 12/105.9 FM): Can State pull an upset on the Plains? (Probably not.). ... Texas College at Belhaven (1:30 p.m., Newell Field, Jackson, 930 AM): The Blazers try to avoid a Steers' stampede. ... Texas Lutheran at Mississippi College (2 p.m., Clinton, 1590 AM): The Choctaws play their ASC opener.
Sunday, Sept. 16
Pro football, New Orleans at Tampa Bay (noon, Ch. 40/620 AM): The Saints and the Bucs are both stinging after blowout losses during week one.
Monday, Sept. 17
Pro football, Washington at Philadelphia (7:30 p.m., ESPN/930 AM): Plenty of good, clean hate will be on display when these NFC East rivals collide.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Pro baseball, Florida at Atlanta (6:30 p.m., SportSouth): Is it too late for a Braves' playoff push? ... Pro soccer, U.S. vs. Nigeria in Women's World Cup (7 a.m., ESPN): The Americans continue their march toward the final.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Pro golf, "Natalie: The TV Show" (9 p.m., Golf Channel): Normally Doctor S avoids reality TV, but in the case of pro golfer Natalie Gulbis, Doctor S will make an exception.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who is still undefeated this season.