Thursday’s Viewing Picks

College Basketball
Texas Men’s Basketball Tip-Off — Longhorn Network, 8 p.m.

Texas GameDay — Longhorn Network, 7:30 p.m.

Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day Special — Pac-12 Networks, 2 p.m.

College Football

Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech — ESPN, 7 p.m.
Troy at South Alabama — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.
BYU at Boise State — ESPN, 10:15 p.m.

B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon
College Football Live — ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m.
ESPN Recruiting Nation — ESPNU, 6 p.m.
College Football Live — ESPNU, 7 p.m.
Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.
College Football Scoreboard — ESPN, 10 p.m.

College Soccer
UCLA vs. Cal — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Los Angeles/Pac-12 Bay Area, 11 p.m.

Cal vs. Utah — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Bay Area/Pac-12 Mountain, 5 p.m.
USC vs. Washington State — Pac-12 Los Angeles/Pac-12 Washington, 5 p.m.
Oregon vs. Arizona — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Oregon/Pac-12 Arizona, 7 p.m.
LSU vs. Auburn — SEC Network, 7 p.m.
UCLA vs. Washington — Pac-12 Los Angeles/Pac-12 Washington, 8 p.m.
Stanford vs. Colorado — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Bay Area/Pac-12 Mountain, 9 p.m.

College Volleyball
Montana State at Northern Arizona — Fox College Sports, 10 p.m.

CONCACAF Champions League
Group H, Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala
CD Suchitepé vs. FC Dallas — Univision Deportes/Facebook Live, 8 p.m.

Univision Deportes Fútbol Club — Univision Deportes, 7 p.m.

Group A, Estadio Olimpico Universitario, Mexico City, Mexico
Pumas de la UNAM vs. WConnection — Univision Deportes/Facebook Live, 10 p.m.

European Tour
Portugal Masters, Victoria Golf Club, Vilamoura, Portugal

1st Round — Golf Channel, 6:30 a.m.

PGA Tour
CIMB Classic, TPC Kuala Lumpur (West Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2nd Round — Golf Channel, 10:30 p.m.

Blue Bay LPGA, Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course, Hainan Island, Communist China

2nd Round — Golf Channel, 2:30 a.m. (Friday, same day coverage)

Avangard vs. Severstal — One World Sports, 9 a.m.

MLB Postseason
National League Championship Series
Game 5, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers — FS1, 8 p.m. (Series tied 2-2)

The Rundown — MLB Network, 2 p.m.
MLB Now — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 6 p.m.
MLB on FS1 Pregame — FS1, 7 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 8 p.m.
MLB on FS1 Postgame — FS1, 11 p.m.
MLB Tonight: League Championship Series — MLB Network, 11 p.m.
Baseball Tonight — ESPN2, midnight

NASCAR America — NBCSN, 5:30 p.m.
NASCAR Race Hub — FS1, 6 p.m.

NBA Preseason
New York at Brooklyn — NBA TV, 7:30 p.m.

The Starters: Season Preview, Part 8 — NBA TV, 5:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Nets Team Preview — NBA TV, 6 p.m.
Denver Nuggets Team Preview — NBA TV, 6:30 p.m.
NBA GameTime — NBA TV, 10:30 p.m.

Thursday Night Football, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers — CBS/NFL Network/Twitter, 8:25 p.m.

Good Morning Football — NFL Network, 7 a.m.
NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2 p.m.
Sound FX: 2016 Week 6 — NFL Network, 2:30 p.m.
NFL Live — ESPN, 3 p.m.
NFL Network Up to the Minute — NFL Network, 3 p.m.
NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m.
TNF GameDay live from Green Bay, WI and Los Angeles, CA — NFL Network, 6 p.m.
Tursday Night Kickoff live from Green Bay, WI and Los Angeles, CA — CBS/NFL Network, 7:30 p.m.
TNF Postgame — NFL Network, 11:30 p.m.
Brett Favre: A Football Life — NFL Network, midnight

Anaheim at Philadelphia — Fox Sports Prime Ticket/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Boston — MSG Plus/NESN, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Pittsburgh — Comcast SportsNet California/Root Sports Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Arizona at Montreal — Fox Sports Arizona/Sportsnet 360/RDS, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Tampa Bay — Altitude/Fox Sports Sun, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Florida — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Minnesota — TSN4/Fox Sports North, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at Dallas — Fox Sports West/Fox Sports Southwest, 8:30 p.m.
Carolina at Calgary — Fox Sports Carolinas/Sportsnet Flames, 9 p.m.
St. Louis at Edmonton — Fox Sports Midwest/Sportsnet Oilers, 9 p.m./NHL Network, 10:30 p.m. (joined in progress)
Buffalo at Vancouver — MSG Buffalo/Sportsnet 360, 10 p.m./NHL Network, 11:30 p.m. (joined in progress)

Hockey Central @ noon — Sportsnet/NHL Network, noon
NHL Now — NHL Network, 4 p.m.
NHL Tonight: Pre-Game Skate — NHL Network, 6 p.m.
Hockey Central — Sportsnet, 6:30 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 7 p.m.
On the Fly — NHL Network, 12:30 a.m. (Friday)

The Ligue 1 Show — beIN Sports, 6 p.m.
ESPN FC — ESPNews, 6 p.m.
La Liga Show — beIN Sports, 6:30 p.m.
The Xtra — beIN Sports, 7 p.m.
Bundelisga Weekly — Fox Soccer Plus, 10 p.m.

Sports Talk
Boomer & Carton — CBS Sports Network, 6 a.m.
Sport Today — BBC World News, 6:45 a.m.
SportsCenter: AM — ESPN, 7 a.m.
Morning Drive — Golf Channel, 8:30 a.m.
Sport Today — BBC World News, 8:45 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show — Audience (AT&T U-Verse/DirecTV)/NBCSN, 9 a.m.
SportsCenter; Face to Face With Hannah Storm — ESPN, 10 a.m.
The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz — ESPNU, 10 a.m.
The Rich Eisen Show — Audience (AT&T U-Verse/DirecTV)/Root Sports (Northwest/Pittsburgh/Rocky Mountain), noon
BYU Sports Nation — BYUtv, noon
His & Hers (The Final Days) — ESPN2, noon
Sport Today — BBC World News, 12:45 p.m.
Outside the Lines — ESPN, 1 p.m.
Russillo and Kanell — ESPNews, 1 p.m.
Sport Today — BBC World News, 2:30 p.m.
The Doug Gottlieb Show — CBS Sports Network, 3 p.m.
The Paul Finebaum Show — SEC Network, 3 p.m.
SportsNation — ESPN2, 4 p.m.
Highly Questionable — ESPN, 4:30 p.m.
Around the Horn — ESPN, 5 p.m.
BTN Live — Big Ten Network, 5 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption — ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
Time to Schein — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
SEC Now — SEC Network, 9 p.m.
Fox Sports Live With Jay and Dan — FS1, midnight
Contacto Deportivo — Univision/Univision Deportes, midnight

Center Court: Kremlin Cup (WTA)/Luxembourg Open (WTA)/Stockholm Open (ATP) — Tennis Channel, 6 a.m.
Tennis Channel Live — Tennis Channel, 4:30 p.m.

UEFA Europa League
Matchday 3
Group K, Stadio San Miro, Milan, Italy

Internazionale vs. Southampton — FS2, 1 p.m.

Group I, Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia
Krasnodar vs. Schalke — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 p.m.

Group A, Old Trafford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Manchester United vs. Fenerbahçe — FS1, 3 p.m.

Group E, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
AS Roma vs. Austria Wein — FS2, 3 p.m.

Group C, Opel Arena, Mainz, Germany
FSV Mainz vs. RSC Anderlecht — Fox Soccer Plus, 3 p.m.

UEFA Europa League Pregame — FS2/Fox Soccer Plus, 12:30 p.m.
UEFA Europa League Highlights — Fox Soccer Plus, 9 p.m.

WNBA Finals
Game 5: Los Angeles Sparks at Minneosta Lynx — ESPN2, 8 p.m. (Series tied 2-2)

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.