[The Slate] The Best In Sports In 7 Days | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

[The Slate] The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Three football games left, but only one really counts. Plenty of basketball is on the way, and baseball is knocking on the door.

Thursday, Jan. 26
College basketball (6-8 p.m. ESPN): A ranked Florida Gators team will test Ole Miss at home.

Friday, Jan. 27
NBA (7-9:30 p.m. ESPN): New York Knicks travel to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat. For some reason this is a very slow night in sports.

Saturday, Jan. 28
College football (3-6 p.m. NFL Network): Top college seniors flock to Mobile, Ala., to take part in the Senior Bowl for an opportunity to impress the NFL scouts.

Sunday, Jan. 29
NFL (6-9 p.m. NBC): It's the last chance for New Orleans Saints' fans to see Drew Brees until next season. He leads the NFC against the AFC in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. I am sure there will be plenty of Tim Tebow fans there as well.

Monday, Jan. 30
College basketball (6-8 p.m. ESPN 2): Two of the best women's college basketball teams face each other as Connecticut travels to Duke.

Tuesday, Jan. 31
College basketball (6-8 p.m. ESPN U): No. 1-ranked Kentucky faces SEC East foe Tennessee at home in Rupp Arena.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
College basketball (7-9 p.m. CBS Sports Network): So. Miss. Can help their chances to make it to the big dance with a home win over Memphis.

Playing in the Senior Bowl Saturday is former Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard. This week gives Ballard the chance to impress NFL scouts before the NFL Combine and the 2012 NFL Draft. I wish him all the luck in the world.

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