Weekend TV Six-Pack – College Football Conference Championships, NFL And More

Weekend Preview For All The Games Get the pizza guy on speed dial and leave him a key for your front door. You are not removing your heiner from...

Weekend Preview For All The Games

Get the pizza guy on speed dial and leave him a key for your front door. You are not removing your heiner from the recliner this weekend.

This is when the college football conference championships will be played, followed by the announcement Sunday of the four teams to compete in the College Football Playoff. So here is your lineup:

• The Pac-12 championship is Friday night, 8 p.m. ET, Fox. No. 17 Utah (9-3) vs. No. 11 Washington (9-3). This will have no impact on the CFP.
• The Big 12 championship is Saturday, noon, ABC. No. 14 Texas (9-3) vs. No. 5 Oklahoma (11-1). The Sooners still have a shot at the playoff.
• The AAC championship game is 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, ABC. Memphis (8-4) vs. No. 8 UCF (11-0). UCF has won 24 consecutive games, but lost quarterback McKenzie Milton to a knee injury last week. UCF gets no love from the CFP.
•The SEC championship game is Saturday at 4 p.m., on CBS with No. 1 Alabama (12-0) vs. No. 4 Georgia (11-1). If the Bulldogs win, can the CFP include two SEC teams that each have a loss?
• The ACC championship game is Saturday at 8 p.m. on ABC, with No. 2 Clemson (12-0) meeting unranked Pitt (7-5).
• The Big Ten championship game is Saturday night at 8 p.m. on Fox with No. 21 Northwestern (8-4) playing No. 6 Ohio State (11-1). OSU remains in the hunt with a win.

Two to watch in the NFL on Sunday: At 4:25 p.m., on Fox, the Minnesota Vikings take on the New England Patriots and NBC gets the Los Angeles Chargers-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup at 8:20 p.m.

In women’s college basketball, No. 1 Notre Dame plays No. 2 UConn on Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.

If you like to pay $74.99 to stay home, Showtime offers the pay-per-view heavyweight boxing championship fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The undercard begins at 9 p.m., but all times are approximate in boxing’s world.

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Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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