Thursday, Dec. 3
High school football, MHSAA 1A Championship, Durant vs. Mount Olive (7 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MPB): Mount Olive lost five games in the regular season, but the Pirates won when it counted.
Friday, Dec. 4
High school football, MHSAA Championhips, Class 2A, Ackerman vs. Bassfield (3 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MPB): Ackerman tries to complete a perfect season.
Class 6A, South Panola vs. Oak Grove (7 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MPB):South Panola is back in the title game for the 132nd consecutive year.
Saturday, Dec. 5
High school football, MHSAA Championships, Class 3A, Aberdeen vs. Tylertown (11 a.m., Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MPB): Tylertown tries to cap a perfect season with a title.
Class 4A, Lafayette County vs. St. Stanislaus (3 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MPB): St. Stanislaus quarterback Dylan Favre, nephew of Brett, has had a record-setting season, but what he really wants is a state crown.
Men's college basketball, Southern Miss at Ole Miss (noon, Oxford, Fox Sports South, 1180 AM, 97.3 FM): The Golden Eagles get their first real test against the Rebels.
Sunday, Dec. 6
NFL football, New Orleans at Washington (noon, Ch. 40, 620 AM): The Saints duel in D.C. with the always-dangerous Redskins.
Monday, Dec. 7
NFL football, Baltimore at Green Bay (7:30 p.m., ESPN, 930 AM): The Ravens and Packers meet in a game with major playoff implications.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
NBA basketball, Cleveland at Memphis (7 p.m., Fox Sports South): King James and his court of Cavaliers make their annual visit to River City.
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Men's college basketball, Kentucky vs. Connecticut (8:30 p.m., ESPN): Is Madison Square Garden big enough to hold all of the fans of these two perennial heavyweights?
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who's making a list and checking it twice.