Sunday produced two shocking bits of news in the sports world. First, LSU fired head football coach Les Miles with a 2-2 record, and second, golf great Arnold Palmer passed away.
Thursday, Sept. 29
College football (7-11 p.m., ESPN): If you haven't yet, check out the Houston Cougars as they try to bust their way into the playoffs against the Connecticut Huskies.
Friday, Sept. 30
College football (8-11:30 p.m., ESPN): Watch a top-10 matchup in the Pac-12 as the Washington Huskies host the Stanford Cardinal.
Saturday, Oct. 1
College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., SECN): Alcorn State faces a tough task trying to end a two-game losing streak against Arkansas out of the SEC. ... College football (6-11 p.m., TBA): The UM Rebels look to avenge last year's lost to the Memphis Tigers.
Sunday, Oct. 2
NFL (3:25-7 p.m., FOX): The New Orleans Saints travel west on a short week to face the San Diego Chargers.
Monday, Oct. 3
NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): Eli Manning looks to help right the New York Giants this season against the undefeated Minnesota Vikings.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
NBA (7 p.m.-midnight, ESPN): Take a break from football with an NBA preseason doubleheader between the Knicks and Rockets before the Clippers and the Warriors.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
College football (7-11 p.m., ESPN2); Tune into some midweek Sun Belt Conference action as Georgia Southern travels to take on Arkansas State. Miles won a national championship at LSU, but recent offensive failings caused his downfall. Palmer won 92 wins, including seven majors, during his standout career.
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