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Congratulations to former Southern Miss and Oakland Raider punter Ray Guy on being named as one of two senior committee candidates for the Pro Hall of Fame. Guy joins other candidate Claude Humphrey.

Thursday, Aug. 29

College football (8-11 p.m., ESPN): Two up-and-coming SEC programs collide in the first game of the season as the Vanderbilt Commodores host the Ole Miss Rebels.

Friday, Aug. 30

College football (7-10 p.m. ESPN): The Big-12 and Conference USA battle it out when Texas Tech travels to SMU.

Saturday, Aug. 31

College football (2:30-6 p.m. ESPN 2 or ABC): Mississippi State looks to set the tone for the 2013 season against a very tough Oklahoma State squad in the first-ever Texas Kickoff Classic from Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Sunday, Sept. 1

College football (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ESPN U): Mississippi Valley State faces Florida A&M in the 2013 MEAC/SWAC Challenge.

Monday, Sept. 2

College football (7-10 p.m. ESPN): National title contender Florida State doesn't want to trip up in the first game of the season on the road against Pittsburg.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Tennis (6-10 p.m. ESPN): Hopefully the second week of the 2013 US Open will showcase plenty of big-name contenders in the last Grand Slam 
of the year.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

MLB (6-9 p.m. ESPN): The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers face off in what could be a preview of the American League playoffs.

Many people believe Ray Guy might be the best punter ever. As of right now, no punters are currently honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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