Thursday, Oct. 2
College football, Delta State at Valdosta State (7 p.m., Valdosta, Ga., CSS/930 AM): Valdosta won the D-II national title last year, and these two are among the favorites to win it all this year.
Friday, Oct. 3
High school football, Callaway at Lanier (7 p.m., Hughes Field, Jackson): It's North Jackson vs. South Jackson in this JPS rivalry.
Provine at Northwest Rankin (7 p.m, Brandon, 1180 AM/103.3 FM): Both of these teams are desperate for a division victory.
Saturday, Oct. 4
College football, Southern at Jackson State (6 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Jackson, 1300 AM): The Jaguars come to town, bringing the Tigers' largest home crowd of the season with them. The Jags are going for a sweep of Mississippi's SWAC teams.
Louisiana College at Mississippi College (6 p.m., Clinton): The Baptists from two states are gathering for an ASC slugfest.
Sunday, Oct. 5
Movie, "Headin' Home," Babe Ruth stars as a fictional version of himself (no boozing or womanizing) in this 1920 comedy, released the same year he joined the New York Yankees.
NFL football, Pittsburgh at Jacksonville (7:15 p.m., Ch. 3): The Steelers are looking for payback for last season's playoff loss to the Jaguars.
Monday, Oct. 6
NFL football, Minnesota at New Orleans (7:30 p.m., ESPN/620 AM): The eyes of the nation will be on the Big Easy when the Vikings face the Saints. Expect fireworks.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
MLB baseball, Division Series (time TBD, TBS): The decisive games of two first-round series could be played today, if the best-of-five series go the distance.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
MLB baseball, Division Series (time TBD, TBS): This could also be a decisive day in the playoffs.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who is seeking a federal bailout plan of his own.