September Sports ’14

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Major League Baseball
National Football League
NCAA College Football
US OPEN
NASCAR
PGA Tour
ATP Tour
Labor Day BBQ
Ryder Cup 2014

 

 

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is upon us. It seems like yesterday we were talking about a Memorial Day cookout and our Top 10 BBQ sites. We hope you all had a great summer! Now it is time for fall and you know what that means. Football is BACK!

The College game got underway this week, and the month of September has a bunch of great matchups. Click here for the NCAA Football Games on TV along with the FULL Schedule for the entire month.

Are you ready for some regular season football? Are you ready to see what your fantasy team can do? Teams in the NFL begin their quest for the Lombardi Trophy this month. We got your covered with previews of all the 32 teams,a handy schedule grid, and team by team schedules you can print out and take with you. We also break down the NFL schedule on weekly basis.

How quickly have we forgotten that the boys of summer are still fighting it out to see who wins the pennant? or the wildcard? Don’t forget there is still about a month left in the regular season. Click here for the schedule of the nationally broadcast games, along with the FULL MLB Schedule for September.

The US Open is underway and is the highlight of the ATP Tour. It wraps up with the men’s final on Sunday, September 7th. More than 700,000 fans will enter the gates at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Flushing N.Y., and if you are not one of them, here is the full TV schedule of all the men’s and women’s matches.

The PGA Tour is drawing to a close with just a few events left on the calendar. Then there is the return of the Ryder Cup, the major golf event that occurs every two years – a.k.a. the World Cup of Golf – is a two-day event in which Team USA and Team Europe square off in a heady mix of national pride and sportsmanship. Click here for full coverage with links and match schedules.

Did you know that there is a new elimination-style format for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship?

WHO MAKES THE CHASE: Instead of 12, 16 drivers will make the Chase for the championship, which still includes the final 10 races of the year. A win in one of the 26 regular-season races virtually guarantees a driver a spot in the Chase field. Other Chase qualifiers will be determined based on point standings.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Once the Chase begins, there will be three elimination rounds — the “contender,” ”challenger” and “eliminator” rounds — each consisting of three races. Four drivers will be eliminated from title contention after each round. A win by a championship-eligible driver in any Chase race automatically clinches a spot in the next round. Ultimately, four drivers will compete in the season finale at Homestead in a winner-take-all championship race. The highest finisher of the four wins the title.

Confused?  NASCAR is trying to make it simple for their fans, (this is important). Don’t worry, we help explaine it better with FAQs and helpful links.

But if you don’t immediately think “FOOTBALL” when you hear the word September, then you probably think Labor Day & BBQ.

Is there anything better than having friends and family over to celebrate the end of summer over the Labor Day weekend? Yes, smoked ribs and grilled chicken with all the fixin’s!  And don’t forget the dessert.  We have provided you with different ways to prepare baby back ribs and many more ways to serve chicken at your backyard BBQ.  This is Labor Day and its time to sit back and relax. To do this you need to keep it simple.  Smoking Ribs slow and low is the way to go, and this grilled chicken recipe can’t be easier. The food on the menu is so good, everyone will think you spend days preparing for BBQ, but you will know better. Click here for the FANFOOD Top 10 BBQ sites and a dozen other sites dedicated to Labor Day Cooking.

 

 

 

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Major League Baseball

 

As we reach the final month of the MLB season and look ahead to the postseason, we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves and forget about the race to get there. Only 3 divisions are truly competitive, and there are just a handful of teams within striking distance of the wild card. The teams that head up the FANFOOD Top 10 can really be interchangeable, but seeing that we have to pick lets start things of in Los Angeles. Kole Calhoun is quietly becoming a force to be reckoned with atop the Angels‘ lineup. Since June 1, the undersized right fielder is batting .314/.365/.504 with 31 extra-base hits in 68 games. Among leadoff hitters, his 148 wRC+ is the best mark in baseball this season, and his .202 ISO is tops in the American League. In Washington, Jordan Zimmermann has been very good for the Nationals. In August he has compiled a 2.70 ERA in seven starts. In that span, he’s pitched 46.2 innings and has 39 strikeouts while issuing only four walks. Oakland has some issues, but after the A’s won two of three against the Angels, they are making the West. After losing ace closer Sean Doolittle and solid catcher/DH John Jaso to the disabled list, thier partial-strength squad could struggle to keep pace with its division rivals.

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10, heading into the final month:

 

  1. Angels
  2. Nationals
  3. Athletics
  4. Orioles
  5. Dodgers
  6. Royals
  7. Brewers
  8. Mariners
  9. Cardinals
  10. Tigers

 

 

MLB on TV Schedule – September ’14:

Here are the Nationally Broadcast Games this month

 

Mon, Sep 11:10 PMPhiladelphia PhilliesAtlanta BravesESPN
Wed, Sep 37:05 PMBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesESPN
Wed, Sep 310:05 PMArizona DiamondbacksSan Diego PadresESPN
Sat, Sep 61:05 PMBaltimore OriolesTampa Bay RaysFOX
Sat, Sep 61:08 PMSan Francisco GiantsDetroit TigersFOX
Sat, Sep 64:05 PMKansas City RoyalsNew York YankeesFS1
Sun, Sep 71:05 PMKansas City RoyalsNew York YankeesTBS
Sun, Sep 78:00 PMSan Francisco GiantsDetroit TigersESPN
Sat, Sep 131:05 PMAtlanta BravesTexas RangersFOX
Sat, Sep 131:05 PMNew York YankeesBaltimore OriolesFOX
Sat, Sep 138:10 PMSan Diego PadresArizona DiamondbacksFS1

 

MLB Full Schedule – September’14:

 

SeptemberGameGame Time
   Mon 1Boston @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta1:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland4:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
Texas @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers8:10 PM ET
   Tue 2Cincinnati @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Texas @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 3Philadelphia @ Atlanta12:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis1:45 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers3:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Texas @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:05 PM ET
   Thu 4Cincinnati @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Fri 5Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington7:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
NY Mets @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Sat 6San Francisco @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington4:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ NY Yankees4:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Cincinnati4:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers9:10 PM ET
   Sun 7Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay1:40 PM ET
LA Angels @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Detroit8:00 PM ET
   Mon 8LA Angels @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit4:08 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Houston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Tue 9Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Colorado @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Boston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Houston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 10Baltimore @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington4:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Colorado @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Houston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Thu 11Minnesota @ Cleveland12:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Boston @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
   Fri 12NY Yankees @ Baltimore1:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Cleveland @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Boston @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 13NY Yankees @ Baltimore1:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Texas1:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Kansas City7:10 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco9:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle9:10 PM ET
   Sun 14Tampa Bay @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Cleveland @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Boston @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
   Mon 15Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Tue 16Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 17LA Dodgers @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona3:40 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Thu 18Texas @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Fri 19LA Dodgers @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Oakland9:35 PM ET
Texas @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sat 20Toronto @ NY YankeesTBD
Philadelphia @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Miami7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
Texas @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
   Sun 21Texas @ LA AngelsTBD
Toronto @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Washington @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Tampa Bay1:40 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
   Mon 22Baltimore @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Tue 23NY Mets @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 24Baltimore @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Arizona @ Minnesota1:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
NY Mets @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Thu 25Milwaukee @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
Seattle @ Toronto4:07 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami4:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Fri 26Miami @ Washington1:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Houston @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 27NY Yankees @ BostonTBD
Baltimore @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Miami @ Washington4:05 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati4:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Cleveland6:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Houston @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle9:10 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers9:10 PM ET
   Sun 28Tampa Bay @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Houston @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Miami @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas3:05 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Arizona4:10 PM ET

 

 

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National Football League

 

It’s a new season and every team is tied for 1st place, but that will not last long.  As soon as the footballs are kicked off, we will soon see who the teams are to beat and the ones that will be beaten all year. In Seattle, repeating as Super Bowl champions won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible. The Seahawks managed to keep the core of their team intact, and until they prove otherwise, they remain the biggest threat in the NFL. Denver is still reeling from the Super Blowout and Peyton Manning only has so many good years left in him, so the Broncos loaded up in the offseason. They also get back some key players from injury, like Ryan Clady, Von Miller, and Chris Harris, which has the team in good position for a return trip to the Super Bowl. San Francisco has a new stadium and with a healthy Michael Crabtree and another strong draft class, the 49ers‘ roster is so much deeper this year compared to last. They have advanced to the NFC Championship game in three consecutive seasons under Jim Harbaugh, and have the best chance to overtake the Seahawks for the NFC West crown and round out the top 3 heading into the 2014/15 season.

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10 as we begin the season:

  1. Seattle Seahawks
  2. Denver Broncos
  3. San Francisco 49ers
  4. New Orleans Saints
  5. Green Bay Packers
  6. New England Patriots
  7. Indianapolis Colts
  8. Philadelphia Eagles
  9. Arizona Cardinals
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers

 

2014/15 Team Previews

 

Here are previews of all 32 teams followed by a handy schedule grid, team by team schedules, and the weekly schedule for the first month of the season.

 

AFC EAST
New England PatriotsPreview
New York JetsPreview
Miami DolphinsPreview
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NFC SOUTH
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TEAMS
Week 1None
Week 2None
Week 3None
Week 4Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, St. Louis
Week 5Miami, Oakland
Week 6Kansas City, New Orleans
Week 7Philadelphia, Tampa Bay
Week 8New York Giants, San Francisco
Week 9Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Tennessee
Week 10Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, New England, San Diego, Washington
Week 11Baltimore, Dallas, Jacksonville, New York Jets
Week 12Carolina, Pittsburgh
Week 13None
Week 14None
Week 15None
Week 16None
Week 17None

 

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- Week 1  -

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 4

Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 7

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m.

Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.

Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.

Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.

Washington Redskins vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m.

Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m.

 

 

 

Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. 

 

 

Monday, Sept. 8

New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions, 7:10 p.m.

 

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Thursday, Sept. 11

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:25 p.m. 

 

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 14

Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m.

New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.

New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.

Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.

St. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:05 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m.

Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m.

New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. 

 

 

 

Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Monday, Sept. 15

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts, 8:30 p.m.

 

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Thursday, Sept. 18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 8:25 p.m.

 

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 21

San Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m.

Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. 

Houston Texans vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m.

Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.

Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.

Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. 

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, 4:25 p.m.

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Monday, Sept. 22

Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets, 8:30 p.m.

 

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Bye teams: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 25

New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, 8:25 p.m.  

 

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 28

Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders (London), 1 p.m.

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.  

Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m.

Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.

Carolina Panthers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m.

Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m.

 

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Monday, Sept. 29

New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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NCAA College Football

 

This year there are a record 128 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Some have won numerous national championships, others have never won their own division in their conference. But with spring football behind them, every team has hope that 2014 is a year for a breakthrough or a surge for No. 1. And with a playoff at stake for the first time in FBS history, 2014 is sure to be memorable regardless of where teams finish.

Thanks to an innovative idea from ESPN and two FCS powers and a new, very big idea known as the College Football Playoff, the 2014 Division I college football season will set a record for length. It began on Aug. 23 and ends Jan. 12, 2015, a span of 143 days.

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 128 NCAA College Football Teams heading into September:

No. 1: Florida State
No. 2: Alabama
No. 3: Oregon
No. 4: South Carolina
No. 5: UCLA
No. 6: Michigan State
No. 7: Stanford
No. 8: Baylor
No. 9: Auburn
No. 10: Oklahoma
No. 11: Ohio State
No. 12: LSU
No. 13: USC
No. 14: Georgia
No. 15: Clemson
No. 16: Nebraska
No. 17: Kansas State
No. 18: Notre Dame
No. 19: Iowa
No. 20: Marshall
No. 21: Wisconsin
No. 22: Florida
No. 23: Washington
No. 24: Duke
No. 25: Boise State
No. 26: Arizona
No. 27: North Carolina
No. 28: Texas Tech
No. 29: Louisville
No. 30: Central Florida
No. 31: Mississippi
No. 32: Virginia Tech
No. 33: Texas A&M
No. 34: BYU
No. 35: Michigan
No. 36: Bowling Green
No. 37: TCU
No. 38: Houston
No. 39: Northern Illinois
No. 40: Louisiana-Lafayette
No. 41: Mississippi State
No. 42: Northwestern
No. 43: Missouri
No. 44: Cincinnati
No. 45: Texas
No. 46: Utah State
No. 47: Arizona State
No. 48: Navy
No. 49: Miami (Fla.)
No. 50: Oklahoma State
No. 51: Fresno State
No. 52: Oregon State
No. 53: Toledo
No. 54: East Carolina
No. 55: Georgia Tech
No. 56: Penn State
No. 57: Ball State
No. 58: San Diego State
No. 59: Pittsburgh
No. 60: UTSA
No. 61: Washington State
No. 62: Rice
No. 63: Arkansas State
No. 64: Maryland
No. 65: North Texas
No. 66: Utah
No. 67: Minnesota
No. 68: Tennessee
No. 69: Indiana
No. 70: Middle Tennessee
No. 71: Ohio
No. 72: South Alabama
No. 73: Colorado State
No. 74: Vanderbilt
No. 75: Syracuse
No. 76: San Jose State
No. 77: Troy
No. 78: West Virginia
No. 79: Buffalo
No. 80: Louisiana Tech
No. 81: Boston College
No. 82: Nevada
No. 83: Tulsa
No. 84: Illinois
No. 85: Central Michigan
No. 86: Temple
No. 87: Louisiana-Monroe
No. 88: North Carolina State
No. 89: Arkansas
No. 90: Western Kentucky
No. 91: Texas State
No. 92: South Florida
No. 93: Connecticut
No. 94: Akron
No. 95: Virginia
No. 96: Memphis
No. 97: Florida Atlantic
No. 98: Rutgers
No. 99: Iowa State
No. 100: SMU
No. 101: Colorado
No. 102: Air Force
No. 103: Wyoming
No. 104: Kentucky
No. 105: Wake Forest
No. 106: Old Dominion
No. 107: Kent State
No. 108: Purdue
No. 109: Tulane
No. 110: New Mexico
No. 111: UNLV
No. 112: Kansas
No. 113: Southern Miss
No. 114: UTEP
No. 115: New Mexico State
No. 116: California
No. 117: Western Michigan
No. 118: Army
No. 119: Appalachian State
No. 120: UAB
No. 121: Idaho
No. 122: Miami (Ohio)
No. 123: Hawaii
No. 124: Georgia Southern
No. 125: Georgia State
No. 126: Eastern Michigan
No. 127: Florida International
No. 128: Massachusetts

 

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Below are games scheduled for national networks this month, with listed times p.m. Eastern unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change. Games will be added throughout the season.

 

College Football on TV

 

Sept. 1

Miami (Fla.) at Louisville, ESPN, 8

Sept. 4

Arizona at Texas-San Antonio, Fox Sports 1, 8

Grand Valley State (Mich.) at Azusa (Calif.) Pacific, CBS Sports Net, 9

Sept. 5

Pittsburgh at Boston College, ESPN, 7

Washington State at Nevada, ESPN, 10:30

Sept. 6

Akron at Penn State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, noon

Oklahoma at Tulsa, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, noon

Missouri at Toledo, ABC or ESPN network TBD, noon

Howard at Rutgers, BTN, noon

Western Illinois at Wisconsin, BTN, noon

Western Kentucky at Illinois, BTN, noon

Buffalo at Army, CBS Sports Net, noon

McNeese State at Nebraska, ESPNU, noon

Central Michigan at Purdue, ESPNews, noon

Kansas State at Iowa State, Fox Sports 1, noon

Southern Methodist at North Texas, FSN, noon

Arkansas State at Tennessee, SEC, noon

Florida Atlantic at Alabama, SEC, noon

Eastern Washington at Washington, Pac-12, 3

Fresno State at Utah, Pac-12, 3

Sacramento State at California, Pac-12, 3

Southern California at Stanford, ABC, 3:30  

Middle Tennessee at Minnesota, BTN, 3:30

Northern Illinois at Northwestern, BTN, 3:30

Maryland at South Florida, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Ball State at Iowa, ESPN2, 3:30

Ohio at Kentucky, ESPNU, 3:30

Missouri State at Oklahoma State, FSN, 3:30

Georgia Tech at Tulane, ESPNews, 4

Eastern Michigan at Florida, SEC, 4

Nicholls State at Arkansas, 4

Mississippi at Vanderbilt, ESPN, 4:30

Michigan State at Oregon, Fox, 6:30

Northwestern State at Baylor, FSN, 6:30

Arizona State at New Mexico, CBS Sports Net, 7

East Carolina at South Carolina, ESPN2/ESPNU, 7

San Jose State at Auburn, ESPN2/ESPNU, 7

Brigham Young at Texas, Fox Sports 1, 7:30

Michigan at Notre Dame, NBC, 7:30  

Lamar at Texas A&M, SEC, 7:30

Sam Houston State at LSU, SEC, 7:30

Virginia Tech at Ohio State, ESPN, 8

San Diego State at North Carolina, ESPNews, 8

Memphis at UCLA, Pac-12, 10

Colorado State at Boise State, ESPN2, 10:15

Air Force at Wyoming, ESPNU, 10:15

Oregon State at Hawaii, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

Texas Tech at Texas-El Paso, Fox Sports 1, 11

Sept. 11

Louisiana Tech at North Texas, CBS Sports Net, 8

Houston at Brigham Young, ESPN, 9

Sept. 12

Toledo at Cincinnati, ESPNU, 7

Baylor at Buffalo, ESPN, 8

Sept. 13

Boise State at Connecticut, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, noon

East Carolina at Virginia Tech, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, noon

Kent State at Ohio State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, noon

West Virginia at Maryland, BTN, noon

Ohio at Marshall, CBS Sports Net, noon

Indiana at Bowling Green, ESPNU/News, noon

Syracuse at Central Michigan, ESPNU/News, noon

Pittsburgh at Florida International, Fox Sports 1, noon

Massachusetts at Vanderbilt, FSN, noon

Central Florida at Missouri, SEC, noon

Wyoming at Oregon, Pac-12, 2

Arkansas at Texas Tech, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 3:30

Iowa State at Iowa, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 3:30

Miami (Ohio) at Michigan, BTN, 3:3

Georgia at South Carolina, CBS, 3:30

N.C. State at South Florida, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Arkansas State at Miami (Fla.), ESPNU, 3:30

Mississippi State at South Alabama, ESPNews, 4

Illinois at Washington, Fox, 4

Minnesota at TCU, Fox Sports 1, 4

Louisiana-Lafayette at Mississippi, SEC, 4

Army at Stanford, Pac-12, 5

Southern Miss at Alabama, ESPN2, 6

Wake Forest at Utah State, CBS Sports Net, 7

Louisiana-Monroe at LSU, ESPNU, 7

Texas-San Antonio at Oklahoma State, FSN, 7

Purdue vs. Notre Dame in Indianapolis, NBC, 7:30

Kentucky at Florida, SEC, 7:30

Southern California at Boston College, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Tennessee at Oklahoma, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Penn State at Rutgers, BTN, 8

Navy at Texas State, ESPNews, 8

UCLA vs. Texas in Arlington, Texas, Fox, 8

Portland State at Washington State, Pac-12, 8

Rice at Texas A&M, ESPN2, 9

Arizona State at Colorado, ESPNU, 10

Nebraska at Fresno State, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

Nevada at Arizona, Pac-12, 11

Sept. 18

Auburn at Kansas State, ESPN, 7:30

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alabama State, ESPNU, 7:30

Southeastern Oklahoma at Henderson State (Ark.), CBS Sports Net, 8

Sept. 19

Connecticut at South Florida, ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Sept. 20

Troy at Georgia, SEC, noon

Rutgers at Navy, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Louisiana-Lafayette at Boise State, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

Virginia at Brigham Young, ABC/ESPN/BYUtv, TBA

Louisville at Florida International, Fox Sports 1/FSN, TBA

Old Dominion at Rice, Fox Sports 1/FSN, TBA

Sept. 25

Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, ESPN, 7:30

Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, ESPNU, 7:30

Missouri Western at Lindenwood (Mo.), CBS Sports Net, 8

UCLA at Arizona State, Fox Sports 1, 10

Sept. 26

Fresno State at New Mexico, ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion, Fox Sports 1, 8

Sept. 27

Iowa at Purdue, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/BTN, noon

Western Kentucky at Navy, CBS Sports Net, 3:30

Cincinnati at Ohio State, BTN, 6

Boise State at Air Force, CBS Sports Net, 7

Illinois at Nebraska, BTN, 9

Nevada at San Jose State, CBS Sports Net, 10:30

 

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NCAA College Football FULL Schedule – Sept’14:

 

- Week 1 -

Game Network Time
Miami (FL) at LouisvilleESPN HD 9/1/2014 8:00 PM

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Game Network Time
 Arizona at UTSA FOX Sports 1 9/4/2014 8:00 PM
 Texas College at Texas Southern KHOU-DT2 9/4/2014 8:30 PM
 Pittsburgh at Boston College ESPN HD 9/5/2014 7:00 PM
 Washington St. at Nevada ESPN HD 9/5/2014 10:30 PM
 Akron at Penn St. ABC/ESPN2 HD 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Missouri at Toledo ABC/ESPN Networks 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Oklahoma at Tulsa ABC/ESPN Networks 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Kansas St. at Iowa St. FOX Sports 1 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 McNeese St. at Nebraska ESPNU HD 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Central Michigan at Purdue ESPNEWS 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 SMU at North Texas FSN HD 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Buffalo at Army CBS Sports Network HD 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Howard at Rutgers BTN HD 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Western Illinois at Wisconsin BTN HD 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Western Kentucky at Illinois BTN HD 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 FAU at Alabama SEC Network 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Arkansas St. at Tennessee SEC Network 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 Stony Brook at Connecticut SNY 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 JC Smith at Charlotte American Sports Network 9/6/2014 12:00 PM
 South Carolina St. at Clemson ACC Network HD 9/6/2014 12:30 PM
 James Madison at Lehigh Service Electric-PA 9/6/2014 12:30 PM
 Navy at Temple ESPN3 9/6/2014 1:00 PM
 Morgan St. at Holy Cross Charter-Massachusetts 9/6/2014 1:00 PM
 Georgetown at Dayton College Sports Direct 9/6/2014 1:00 PM
 Clarion at St. Francis (PA) NEC Front Row 9/6/2014 1:00 PM
 Merrimack at Bryant NEC Front Row 9/6/2014 1:00 PM
 UAB at Mississippi St. SEC/FSN Regional 9/6/2014 2:00 PM
 New Mexico St. at Georgia St. ESPN3 9/6/2014 2:00 PM
 South Alabama at Kent St. ESPN3 9/6/2014 2:00 PM
 Fresno St. at Utah Pac-12 Networks 9/6/2014 3:00 PM
 Eastern Washington at Washington Pac-12 Networks 9/6/2014 3:00 PM
 Sacramento St. at California Pac-12 Networks 9/6/2014 3:00 PM
 Colorado at Massachusetts ESPN3 9/6/2014 3:00 PM
 William Penn at South Dakota MidCo Sports Net 9/6/2014 3:00 PM
 USC at Stanford ABC HD 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Ball St. at Iowa ESPN2 HD 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Ohio at Kentucky ESPNU HD 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Missouri St. at Oklahoma St. FSN HD 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Maryland at USF CBS Sports Network HD 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Middle Tennessee at Minnesota BTN HD 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Northern Illinois at Northwestern BTN HD 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Eastern Kentucky at Miami (OH) ESPN3 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Richmond at Virginia ESPN3 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 VMI at Bowling Green ESPN3 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Fordham at Villanova American Sports Network 9/6/2014 3:30 PM
 Georgia Tech at Tulane ESPNEWS 9/6/2014 4:00 PM
 Eastern Michigan at Florida SEC Network 9/6/2014 4:00 PM
 Nicholls St. at Arkansas SEC Network 9/6/2014 4:00 PM
 Liberty at Norfolk St. Flames Sports Network 9/6/2014 4:00 PM
 Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt ESPN HD 9/6/2014 4:30 PM
 Elizabeth City St. at NC Central NCCUEaglePride.com 9/6/2014 5:00 PM
 Central Washington at Montana Cowles MT Media 9/6/2014 5:30 PM
 Campbell at Appalachian St. ESPN3 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Savannah St. at Georgia Southern ESPN3 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Old Dominion at NC State ESPN3 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Wagner at FIU CBS College Sports Live 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Tennessee St. at Alabama St. ASPiRE 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Furman at Mercer ESPN3 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Coastal Carolina at North Carolina A&T College Sports Direct 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Delaware St. at Delaware College Sports Direct 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Pikeville at Morehead St. OVC Digital Network 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Newberry at Charleston Southern Big South Network 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Albany at Central Connecticut St. NEC Front Row 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Lafayette at Sacred Heart NEC Front Row 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 William & Mary at Hampton HamptonPirates.com 9/6/2014 6:00 PM
 Michigan St. at Oregon FOX HD 9/6/2014 6:30 PM
 Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest ESPN3 9/6/2014 6:30 PM
 San Jose St. at Auburn ESPN2/ESPNU HD 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 East Carolina at South Carolina ESPN2/ESPNU HD 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Arizona St. at New Mexico CBS Sports Network HD 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Rhode Island at Marshall American Sports Network 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Southeast Missouri St. at Kansas Jayhawk Network 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Murray St. at Louisville ESPN3 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Florida A&M at Miami (FL) ESPN3 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Idaho at UL-Monroe ESPN3 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Duke at Troy ESPN3 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Louisiana Tech at UL-Lafayette ESPN3 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Alcorn St. at Southern Miss CBS College Sports Live 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Southern Illinois at Eastern Illinois WEIU 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Robert Morris at North Dakota MidCo Sports Net 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Cal Poly at South Dakota St. College Sports Direct 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Central Methodist at Southern College Sports Direct 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Florida Tech at Stetson College Sports Direct 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Incarnate Word at Stephen F. Austin CBS College Sports Live 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Northern Arizona at Abilene Christian ACUSports.com 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Catawba at Davidson DavidsonWildcats.com 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 UT Martin at Central Arkansas UCASports.com 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Bluefield at Presbyterian Big South Network 9/6/2014 7:00 PM
 Michigan at Notre Dame NBC HD 9/6/2014 7:30 PM
 BYU at Texas FOX Sports 1 9/6/2014 7:30 PM
 Northwestern St. at Baylor FSN HD 9/6/2014 7:30 PM
 Lamar at Texas A&M SEC Network 9/6/2014 7:30 PM
 Sam Houston St. at LSU SEC Network 9/6/2014 7:30 PM
 The Citadel at Florida St. ACC RSNs 9/6/2014 7:30 PM
 Towson at West Virginia ROOT Sports Pittsburgh 9/6/2014 7:30 PM
 Mississippi Valley St. at Illinois St. CSN Chicago 9/6/2014 7:30 PM
 Virginia Tech at Ohio St. ESPN HD 9/6/2014 8:00 PM
 San Diego St. at North Carolina ESPNEWS 9/6/2014 8:00 PM
 Grambling at Houston ESPN3 9/6/2014 8:00 PM
 Idaho St. at Utah St. MW Network 9/6/2014 8:00 PM
 North Dakota St. at Weber St. Altitude 9/6/2014 8:00 PM
 McMurry at Houston Baptist HBUHuskies.com 9/6/2014 8:00 PM
 Black Hills St. at Montana St. Cowles MT Media 9/6/2014 9:00 PM
 Fort Lewis at UC Davis Watch Big Sky 9/6/2014 9:00 PM
 Western New Mexico at San Diego TheW.tv 9/6/2014 9:00 PM
 Memphis at UCLA Pac-12 Networks 9/6/2014 10:00 PM
 Colorado St. at Boise St. ESPN2 HD 9/6/2014 10:15 PM
 Air Force at Wyoming ESPNU HD 9/6/2014 10:15 PM
 Western Oregon at Portland St. Watch Big Sky 9/6/2014 10:15 PM
 Oregon St. at Hawai’i CBS Sports Network HD 9/6/2014 10:30 PM
 Texas Tech at UTEP FOX Sports 1 9/6/2014 11:00 PM

 

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- Week 3 -

GameNetworkTime
Campbell at Charleston SouthernBig South Network9/11/14 7:00 PM
Cumberland at UT MartinOVC Digital Network9/11/14 7:30 PM
Louisiana Tech at North TexasCBS Sports Network HD9/11/14 8:00 PM
Houston at BYUESPN HD9/11/14 9:00 PM
Toledo at CincinnatiESPNU HD9/12/14 7:00 PM
Baylor at BuffaloESPN HD9/12/14 8:00 PM
Kent St. at Ohio St.ABC/ESPN Networks9/13/14 12:00 PM
Boise St. at ConnecticutABC/ESPN Networks9/13/14 12:00 PM
East Carolina at Virginia TechABC/ESPN Networks9/13/14 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh at FIUFOX Sports 19/13/14 12:00 PM
Indiana at Bowling GreenESPNU/ESPNEWS9/13/14 12:00 PM
Syracuse at Central MichiganESPNU/ESPNEWS9/13/14 12:00 PM
Ohio at MarshallCBS Sports Network HD9/13/14 12:00 PM
West Virginia at MarylandBTN HD9/13/14 12:00 PM
UCF at MissouriSEC Network9/13/14 12:00 PM
Massachusetts at VanderbiltSEC/FSN Regional9/13/14 12:00 PM
Georgia Southern at Georgia TechACC RSNs9/13/14 12:00 PM
Dayton at DuquesneNEC Front Row9/13/14 12:00 PM
Louisville at VirginiaACC Network HD9/13/14 12:30 PM
Eastern Illinois at Illinois St.CSN Chicago9/13/14 1:00 PM
Wagner at MonmouthBig South Network9/13/14 1:00 PM
Maine at BryantNEC Front Row9/13/14 1:00 PM
Rhode Island at FordhamPatriot League Network9/13/14 1:00 PM
Central Conn St. at Holy CrossPatriot League Network9/13/14 1:00 PM
Wyoming at OregonPac-12 Networks9/13/14 2:00 PM
Air Force at Georgia St.ESPN39/13/14 2:00 PM
Indiana St. at Ball St.ESPN39/13/14 3:00 PM
UC Davis at Colorado St.CSURams.com9/13/14 3:00 PM
Georgia at South CarolinaCBS HD9/13/14 3:30 PM
Arkansas at Texas TechABC/ESPN HD9/13/14 3:30 PM
Iowa St. at IowaABC/ESPN HD9/13/14 3:30 PM
Arkansas St. at Miami (FL)ESPNU HD9/13/14 3:30 PM
Miami (OH) at MichiganBTN HD9/13/14 3:30 PM
NC State at USFCBS Sports Network HD9/13/14 3:30 PM
Kansas at DukeACC RSNs9/13/14 3:30 PM
Alabama A&M at UABAmerican Sports Network9/13/14 3:30 PM
Lehigh at New HampshireAmerican Sports Network9/13/14 3:30 PM
Incarnate Word at ND St.NBC North Dakota9/13/14 3:30 PM
Houston Baptist at N. ColoradoWatch Big Sky9/13/14 3:30 PM
Illinois at WashingtonFOX HD9/13/14 4:00 PM
Minnesota at TCUFOX Sports 19/13/14 4:00 PM
Mississippi St. at South AlabamaESPNEWS9/13/14 4:00 PM
UL-Lafayette at Ole MissSEC Network9/13/14 4:00 PM
Drake at Western IllinoisWIU-TV39/13/14 4:00 PM
St. Francis (PA) at JMUJMUSports.com9/13/14 4:00 PM
Chadron St. at Idaho St.Watch Big Sky9/13/14 4:30 PM
Army at StanfordPac-12 Networks9/13/14 5:00 PM
Western Michigan at IdahoESPN39/13/14 5:00 PM
Chattanooga at Austin PeayOVC Digital Network9/13/14 5:00 PM
Charlotte at NC CentralNCCUEaglePride.com9/13/14 5:00 PM
Central Arkansas at Montana St.Cowles MT Media9/13/14 5:30 PM
Southern Miss at AlabamaESPN2 HD9/13/14 6:00 PM
Eastern Michigan at Old DominionCox-Hampton Roads9/13/14 6:00 PM
Colgate at DelawareCollege Sports Direct9/13/14 6:00 PM
Mercer at StetsonCollege Sports Direct9/13/14 6:00 PM
American Int. at Stony BrookCBS College Sports Live9/13/14 6:00 PM
Miss Valley St. at Alabama St.BamaStateSports.com9/13/14 6:00 PM
North Carolina A&T at ElonElonPhoenix.com9/13/14 6:00 PM
S. Carolina St. at Coastal CarolinaBig South Network9/13/14 6:00 PM
VA-Lynchburg at Gardner-WebbBig South Network9/13/14 6:00 PM
Assumption at Sacred HeartNEC Front Row9/13/14 6:00 PM
Robert Morris at LafayettePatriot League Network9/13/14 6:00 PM
Morehead St. at E. KentuckyOVC Digital Network9/13/14 6:00 PM
UL-Monroe at LSUESPNU HD9/13/14 7:00 PM
UTSA at Oklahoma St.FSN HD9/13/14 7:00 PM
Wake Forest at Utah St.CBS Sports Network HD9/13/14 7:00 PM
Tulsa at FAUFOX College Sports9/13/14 7:00 PM
Western Kentucky at Mid TennWUXP9/13/14 7:00 PM
Abilene Christian at TroyESPN39/13/14 7:00 PM
Northern Illinois at UNLVMW Network9/13/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico Highlands at N. ArizNAU-TV9/13/14 7:00 PM
Brevard at LibertyFlames Sports Network9/13/14 7:00 PM
Furman at PresbyterianWMYA9/13/14 7:00 PM
Northwestern St. at SouthernCST9/13/14 7:00 PM
Norfolk St. at William & MaryCollege Sports Direct9/13/14 7:00 PM
North Dakota at Missouri St.CBS College Sports Live9/13/14 7:00 PM
TAMU Comm at Stephen F. AustinCBS College Sports Live9/13/14 7:00 PM
SE Missouri at SE IllinoisCBS College Sports Live9/13/14 7:00 PM
Prairie View A&M at McNeese St.McNeeseSports.com9/13/14 7:00 PM
CSU Pueblo at Sam Houston St.College Sports Direct9/13/14 7:30 PM
Purdue vs. Notre DameNBC HD9/13/14 7:30 PM
(at Indianapolis, IN)
Kentucky at FloridaSEC Network9/13/14 7:30 PM
UCLA vs. TexasFOX HD9/13/14 8:00 PM
(at Arlington, TX)
USC at Boston CollegeABC/ESPN HD9/13/14 8:00 PM
Tennessee at OklahomaABC/ESPN HD9/13/14 8:00 PM
Navy at Texas St.ESPNEWS9/13/14 8:00 PM
Penn St. at RutgersBTN HD9/13/14 8:00 PM
Portland St. at Washington St.Pac-12 Networks9/13/14 8:00 PM
New Mexico St. at UTEPAmerican Sports Network9/13/14 8:00 PM
SE Louisiana at TulaneESPN39/13/14 8:00 PM
Texas College at LamarCBS College Sports Live9/13/14 8:00 PM
South Dakota St. at Southern UtahWatch Big Sky9/13/14 8:00 PM
Rice at Texas A&MESPN2 HD9/13/14 9:00 PM
South Dakota at MontanaCowles MT Media9/13/14 9:00 PM
Weber St. at Sacramento St.Watch Big Sky9/13/14 9:00 PM
Arizona St. at ColoradoESPNU HD9/13/14 10:00 PM
Nebraska at Fresno St.CBS Sports Network HD9/13/14 10:30 PM
Nevada at ArizonaPac-12 Networks9/13/14 11:00 PM
Northern Iowa at Hawai’iOceanic PPV9/13/14 11:59 PM

 


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- Week 4 -

GameNetworkTime
Charlotte at ElonAmerican Sports Network9/6/14 7:00 PM
Auburn at Kansas St.ESPN HD9/18/14 7:30 PM
UAPB at Alabama St.ESPNU HD9/18/14 7:30 PM
Holy Cross at HarvardIvy League Digital Network9/19/14 7:00 PM
Connecticut at USFESPN HD9/19/14 8:00 PM
Old Dominion at RiceFOX Sports 1 or FSNTBA
Louisville at FIUFOX Sports 1 or FSNTBA
Virginia at BYUESPN Networks/BYUtvTBA
Troy at GeorgiaSEC Network9/20/14 12:00 PM
Monmouth at DuquesneNEC Front Row9/20/14 12:00 PM
Brown at GeorgetownCBS College Sports Live9/20/14 12:00 PM
Fordham at ColumbiaIvy League Digital Network9/20/14 12:30 PM
James Madison at VillanovaNBC Sports Regional Networks9/20/14 12:30 PM
Morehead St. at DavidsonDavidsonWildcats.com9/20/14 1:00 PM
Robert Morris at DaytonCollege Sports Direct9/20/14 1:00 PM
Lehigh at YaleIvy League Digital Network9/20/14 1:00 PM
Cornell at ColgateTime Warner Sports-NY9/20/14 1:00 PM
Bucknell at Sacred HeartNEC Front Row9/20/14 1:00 PM
Eastern Kentucky at UT MartinESPN39/20/14 1:00 PM
Delaware St. at TempleESPN39/20/14 1:00 PM
Austin Peay at Eastern IllinoisWEIU9/20/14 2:30 PM
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee St.OVC Digital Network9/20/14 3:00 PM
VMI at SamfordESPN39/20/14 3:00 PM
Eastern Washington at Montana St.ROOT Sports9/20/14 3:00 PM
Northern Arizona at South DakotaMidCo Sports Net9/20/14 3:00 PM
Montana at North Dakota St.NBC North Dakota9/20/14 3:30 PM
Cowles MT Media
Nicholls St. at North TexasAmerican Sports Network9/20/14 3:30 PM
Rutgers at NavyCBS Sports Network HD9/20/14 3:30 PM
FAU at WyomingMW Network9/20/14 4:00 PM
West Alabama at Jacksonville St.OVC Digital Network9/20/14 4:00 PM
Incarnate Word at Abilene ChristianSouthland TV9/20/14 4:00 PM
Morgan St. vs. HowardESPN39/20/14 4:00 PM
(at East Rutherford, NJ)
New Hampshire at RichmondNBC Sports9/20/14 4:00 PM
Princeton at San DiegoTheW.tv9/20/14 4:00 PM
Northern Colorado at Northern IowaPanther Sports9/20/14 5:00 PM
The Citadel at Charleston SouthernBig South Network9/20/14 6:00 PM
Wofford at Gardner-WebbBig South Network9/20/14 6:00 PM
Bethune-Cookman at UCFESPN39/20/14 6:00 PM
Ave Maria at MercerESPN39/20/14 6:00 PM
Chowan at North Carolina A&TCollege Sports Direct9/20/14 6:00 PM
Central Connecticut St. at DartmouthIvy League Digital Network9/20/14 7:00 PM
Weber St. at Stephen F. AustinCBS College Sports Live9/20/14 7:00 PM
Missouri St. at Central ArkansasUCASports.com9/20/14 7:00 PM
Stony Brook at North DakotaMidCo Sports Net9/20/14 7:00 PM
Lafayette at William & MaryCollege Sports Direct9/20/14 7:00 PM
Northwestern St. at Louisiana TechCBS College Sports Live9/20/14 7:00 PM
Appalachian St. at Southern MissAmerican Sports Network9/20/14 7:00 PM
Bryant at LibertyFlames Sports Network9/20/14 7:00 PM
Wisconsin-Oshkosh at South Dakota St.College Sports Direct9/20/14 7:00 PM
SE Louisiana at SE MissoOVC Digital Network9/20/14 7:00 PM
Miami (FL) at NebraskaABC/ESPN/ESPN2 HD9/20/14 8:00 PM
Alabama A&M at Texas SouthernKHOU-DT29/20/14 8:00 PM
New Mexico at New Mexico St.AggieVision9/20/14 8:00 PM
Mississippi College at LamarCBS College Sports Live9/20/14 8:00 PM
Menlo at Sacramento St.Watch Big Sky9/20/14 9:00 PM
Portland St. at Cal PolyWatch Big Sky9/20/14 9:00 PM
Southern Utah at Fresno St.MW Network9/20/14 10:00 PM
UL-Lafayette at Boise St.CBS Sports Network HD9/20/14 10:30 PM

 

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- Week 5 -

GameNetworkTime
Texas Tech at Oklahoma St.ESPN HD9/25/14 7:30 PM
Appalachian St. at Georgia SouthernESPNU HD9/25/14 7:30 PM
UCLA at Arizona St.FOX Sports 19/25/14 10:00 PM
Middle Tennessee at Old DominionFOX Sports 19/26/14 8:00 PM
Fresno St. at New MexicoESPN2 HD9/26/14 8:00 PM
UNLV at San Diego St.ESPN NetworksTBA
Wyoming at Michigan St.ESPN Networks/BTN9/27/14 12:00 PM
Northwestern at Penn St.ESPN Networks/BTN9/27/14 12:00 PM
Iowa at PurdueESPN Networks/BTN9/27/14 12:00 PM
Georgetown at ColgateAmerican Sports Network9/27/14 12:00 PM
Charleston Southern at CharlotteWCCB9/27/14 12:00 PM
Monmouth at LehighService Electric-PA9/27/14 12:30 PM
Fordham at Holy CrossCharter-Massachusetts9/27/14 1:00 PM
Army at YaleIvy League Digital Network9/27/14 1:00 PM
Villanova at PennIvy League Digital Network9/27/14 3:00 PM
Liberty at Indiana St.Flames Sports Network9/27/14 3:00 PM
Northern Colorado at MontanaROOT Sports9/27/14 3:30 PM
Western Carolina at FurmanAmerican Sports Network9/27/14 3:30 PM
Western Kentucky at NavyCBS Sports Network HD9/27/14 3:30 PM
FIU at UABAmerican Sports Network9/27/14 3:30 PM
Nicholls St. at Central ArkansasSouthland TV9/27/14 4:00 PM
Sacramento St. at Idaho St.Watch Big Sky9/27/14 4:00 PM
North Dakota at Montana St.Cowles MT Media9/27/14 4:00 PM
Rhode Island at Central Conn St.NEC Front Row9/27/14 4:00 PM
Delaware at James MadisonNBC Sports9/27/14 4:00 PM
Morgan St. at Norfolk St.NSUSpartans.com9/27/14 4:00 PM
Virginia Lynchburg at St. Francis (PA)NEC Front Row9/27/14 4:00 PM
Southern at Alcorn St.ESPN39/27/14 5:00 PM
Tennessee Tech at Northern IowaPanther Sports9/27/14 5:00 PM
South Alabama at IdahoAltitude9/27/14 5:00 PM
UTSA at FAUCBS College Sports Live9/27/14 5:00 PM
Cincinnati at Ohio St.BTN HD9/27/14 6:00 PM
Cornell at BucknellPatriot League Network9/27/14 6:00 PM
Wagner at LafayettePatriot League Network9/27/14 6:00 PM
Davidson at PrincetonIvy League Digital Network9/27/14 6:00 PM
Harvard at BrownIvy League Digital Network9/27/14 6:00 PM
Dartmouth at New HampshireUNHWildcats.TV9/27/14 6:00 PM
Valparaiso at CampbellBig South Network9/27/14 6:00 PM
William & Mary at Stony BrookCBS College Sports Live9/27/14 6:00 PM
Texas Southern at Alabama St.BamaStateSports.com9/27/14 6:00 PM
SE Louisiana at Incarnate WordUIWCardinals.com9/27/14 7:00 PM
Arkansas Tech at McNeese St.McNeeseSports.com9/27/14 7:00 PM
Maine at TowsonNBC Sports9/27/14 7:00 PM
Western Illinois at Southern IllCBS College Sports Live9/27/14 7:00 PM
Elon at Coastal CarolinaAmerican Sports Network9/27/14 7:00 PM
Cal Poly at Northern ArizonaNAU-TV9/27/14 7:00 PM
Samford at ChattanoogaAmerican Sports Network9/27/14 7:00 PM
Jacksonville St. at Murray St.OVC Digital Network9/27/14 7:00 PM
Southeast Missouri at UT MartinOVC Digital Network9/27/14 7:00 PM
Florida A&M at Tennessee St.OVC Digital Network9/27/14 7:00 PM
Rice at Southern MissFOX College Sports9/27/14 7:00 PM
Boise St. at Air ForceCBS Sports Network HD9/27/14 7:00 PM
Austin Peay at Illinois St.GoRedbirds.com9/27/14 7:30 PM
Abilene Christian at Hou BaptistHBUHuskies.com9/27/14 8:00 PM
Sam Houston St. at LamarCBS College Sports Live9/27/14 8:00 PM
Weber St. at Southern UtahWatch Big Sky9/27/14 8:00 PM
Eastern Washington at UC DavisWatch Big Sky9/27/14 9:00 PM
Illinois at NebraskaBTN HD9/27/14 9:00 PM
Nevada at San Jose St.CBS Sports Network HD9/27/14 10:30 PM

 

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US Open

 

New York City becomes the world capital of tennis in late August and into September with the action centering around Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

This year, the US Tennis Open kicks off on August 25 leading up to the men’s final on Monday, September 8, 2014. The US Open bears little resemblance to the tournament started 130 years ago. It has evolved from an exclusive men’s singles and doubles tournament in 1881 to a two-week sports and entertainment extravaganza held in Flushing, N.Y. More than 700,000 fans enter the gates annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

International stars such as, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, and defending men’s champ Andy Murray will be on hand to dazzle the crowds as tennis fever hits the Big Apple during the two-week event.

2014 US Tennis Open TV schedule

In the U.S., TV coverage is traditionally shown on CBS, ESPN, ESPN2 and The Tennis Channel.

2014 US Open TV schedule, Aug. 25 – Sept. 8.

click here for the schedule

click here for the US Open Facebook Page

 

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Four openings remain, and at least two drivers will participate in the Chase without winning a race in the regular season.

Twelve drivers have combined to win the first 24 points-paying races of the season, and two races remain before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set. After the

24th points race of NASCAR’s regular season, here is how the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings look:

 

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Sprint Cup Championship

 

There is a new elimination-style format for the Sprint Cup championship.

 

WHO MAKES THE CHASE: Instead of 12, 16 drivers will make the Chase for the championship, which still includes the final 10 races of the year. A win in one of the 26 regular-season races virtually guarantees a driver a spot in the Chase field. Other Chase qualifiers will be determined based on point standings.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Once the Chase begins, there will be three elimination rounds — the “contender,” ”challenger” and “eliminator” rounds — each consisting of three races. Four drivers will be eliminated from title contention after each round. A win by a championship-eligible driver in any Chase race automatically clinches a spot in the next round. Ultimately, four drivers will compete in the season finale at Homestead in a winner-take-all championship race. The highest finisher of the four wins the title.

WHY THE CHANGE: NASCAR CEO Brian France said purpose was threefold: To place an added emphasis on winning races, to make the format easier for fans to understand and to allow more drivers into the Chase.

WILL IT WORK: Time will tell. This is NASCAR’s fourth significant change to the format in the last 10 years, but clearly this is the boldest move. It puts NASCAR in the company of other sports with an elimination-style format, including the NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA basketball.

 

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NEW FORMAT FAQs:

 

Q. Does this new Chase format emphasize winning?

A. Absolutely. The easiest way to make the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is to win. And winning is also the fastest way to advance in the Chase and become one of the four drivers competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Q. How will the Chase Grid drivers be selected?

A. Positions 1-15 on the Chase Grid will be determined by the drivers with the greatest number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins after the first 26 races. The 16th position is reserved for the points leader if he/she does not have a win.

Q. How will the Chase Grid be seeded?

A. All drivers will have their points total reset to 2,000 points. Drivers receive 3 additional bonus points for each win during the first 26 races.

Q. Is there a minimum points standing that a driver who records a win during the first 26 races must achieve to make the Chase Grid?

A. Yes. A driver must be in the Top 30 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points following the first 26 races AND have attempted to qualify for all of the first 26 races.

Q. What if a driver is prevented from competing in one or more of the first 26 races due to injury or illness?

A. NASCAR, for rare instances, can waive the requirement of attempting to qualify for all of the first 26 races as long as the driver is in the Top 30 in points.

Q. Which races are the “advancement” races?

A. Once the field is reset after the 26th event, there are “advancement” races following the 29th event (Dover); 32nd event (Talladega); and 35th event (Phoenix). There will be four drivers competing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Q. Will lap leader bonus points still be applied?

A. In all but the final race, bonus points for laps led will still be awarded in the Challenger, Contender and Eliminator Rounds. However, at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, the four drivers will start the race tied and there will be no bonus points for laps led, etc. The highest finisher among that group will be the champion.

Q. What happens to a Chase Grid driver’s points if he/she doesn’t advance to the next round of the Chase?

A. Drivers who don’t advance to the next round will have their point totals reset to the Chase-start base of 2,000 (with any regular-season wins bonus points), plus the additional points they’ve earned during the Chase.

 

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Here is the NASCAR Full Schedule – Sept ’14:

 

 

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400
SATURDAY, SEP. 06 / 07:30 PM ET
RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
ABC

Track Details

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MYAFIBSTORY.COM 400
SUNDAY, SEP. 14 / 01:00 PM ET
CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY
ESPN

Track Details

Preview

 

 

SYLVANIA 300
SUNDAY, SEP. 21 / 02:00 PM ET
NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
ESP

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AAA 400
SUNDAY, SEP. 28 / 02:00 PM ET
DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
ESPN

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NASCAR Links

 

Full race results 

Updated series standings

Full coverage of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format changes  

Official news release  

Changes explained 

Chase Facts and FAQ

 

 

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PGA TOUR – FEDEX CUP

 

The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as the Champions Tour (for golfers age 50 and older) and the Web.com Tour (for professional players who have not yet qualified to play in the PGA Tour), as well as the PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

Originally established by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, it was spun off in December 1968 into a separate organization for tour players, as opposed to club professionals, the focal members of today’s PGA of America. Originally the “Tournament Players Division,” it adopted the name “PGA Tour” in 1975 and runs most of the week-to-week professional golf events on the tournament known as the PGA Tour, including The Players Championship, hosted at the TPC at Sawgrass, the FedEx Cup, and the biennial Presidents Cup. The remaining events on the PGA Tour are run by different organizations, as are the U.S.-based LPGA Tour for women and the other men’s and women’s professional tours around the world.

 Here is the Full PGA Schedule – Sept’14:

8/29 – 9/1Deutsche Bank Championship GOLF, NBC,
TPC Boston, Norton, MA • Purse: $8,000,000
9/4 – 9/7BMW Championship GOLF, NBC,
Cherry Hills CC, Cherry Hills Village, CO • Purse: $8,000,000
9/11 – 9/14TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola GOLF, NBC,
East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA • Purse: $8,000,000
9/25 – 9/28Ryder Cup GOLF, NBC,
Gleneagles GC, Perthshire, SCO

 

 

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Ryder Cup 2014

 

The major golf event that occurs every two years – a.k.a. the World Cup of Golf – is a two-day event in which Team USA and Team Europe square off in a heady mix of national pride and sportsmanship.

 

 

Ryder Cup 2014 TV schedule

On television, watch for complete coverage of the milestone 40th Ryder Cup tournament taking place September 26th – September 28th, 2014 on NBC & and the Golf Channel.

 

Day One – Friday, September 26, Golf Channel 2:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT
Day Two – Saturday, September 27, NBC 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT
Day Three – Sunday, September 28, NBC 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT

 

Ryder Cup rules & scoring

During the Ryder Cup matches, the pressure really mounts when individual players are required to let go of their “star” status and work together to win.

If one player is performing badly, the rest have to grin and bear it for the best possible outcome – namely, scoring a point for the team.

Speaking of points, Ryder Cup rules adhere to a match play format that rewards the number of points a team wins, rather than the shots players take individually. In the end, it all adds up to victory if each team can really pull together. A match is worth one point and whichever team first accumulates 14½ points wins the Cup.

The last Ryder Cup in 2012 featured a dramatic showdown during a nailbiting series in Medinah Country Club, just outside Chicago. Amid chants of “USA! USA!” it was the European team that roared to victory as American champ Tiger Woods missed a critical 3½-foot par putt on the 18th hole. The flub helped secured the win for Europe 14½-13½.

 

Ryder Cup Links:

 

Ryder Cup 2014 - Check out deep background and the history of the championship along with Ryder Cup updates, U.S. and European team stats and profiles, photos, video clips, and a complete travel guide with maps & directions.

Ryder Cup - Find a good historical overview plus an explanation of the Ryder Cup format, notable or controversial matches throughout the years, Ryder Cup trivia, a complete list of winners from 1927 to the present, and related links, from Wikipedia.

BBC Sports Academy – How does the Ryder Cup work? - The rules explained, with information on how teams are formed, the matchplay format including overviews of foursomes, fourballs, and team tactics.

 

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PROFESSIONAL TENNIS

 

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open. Established in 1881, the USTA is a progressive and diverse not-for-profit organization whose volunteers, professional staff and financial resources support the singular mission. The USTA is the largest tennis organization in the world, with 17 geographical sections, more than 770,000 individual members and 8,000 organizational members, thousands of volunteers and a professional staff dedicated to growing the game.

 

 

Professional Tennis Schedule – August’14:

 

September 1 – 6, 2014

CAOXIJIU Suzhou Ladies Open (Women) Suzhou, China

September 8 – 14, 2014

Bell Challenge (Women) Quebec City, Canada

Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open (Women) Hong Kong, China

Tashkent Open (Women) Tashkent, Uzbekistan

September 12 – 14, 2014

Davis Cup Semifinals and World Group Play-offs (Men) New Haven, CT, U.S.A.
France vs Czech Republic @ France
Switzerland vs Italy @ Switzerland
India vs Serbia @ India
Brazil vs Spain @ Brazil
Israel vs Argentina @ Israel
Canada vs Colombia @ Canada
USA vs Slovakia @ Chicago, IL, USA
Australia vs Uzbekistan @ Australia
Netherlands vs Croatia @ Netherlands
Ukraine vs Belgium @ Ukraine

September 15 – 21, 2014

Moselle Open (Men) Metz, France

Negev Israel Open (Men) Tel Aviv, Israel

Guangzhou International Women’s Open (Women) Guangzhou, China

Toray Pan Pacific Open (Women) Tokyo, Japan

Kia Motors Korea Open (Women) Seoul, Korea

September 22 – 28, 2014

Malaysian Open (Men) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shenzhen Open (Men) Shenzhen, China

Wuhan Open (Women) Wuhan, China

September 29 – October 5, 2014

China Open (Men & Women) Beijing, China

Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships (Men) Tokyo, Japan

 

 

 

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FANFOOD Labor Day BBQ

 

Is there anything better than having friends and family over to celebrate the end of summer over the Labor Day weekend? Yes, smoked ribs and grilled chicken with all the fixin’s!  And don’t forget the dessert.  We have provided you with different ways to prepare baby back ribs and many more ways to serve chicken at your backyard BBQ.  This is Labor Day and its time to sit back and relax. To do this you need to keep it simple.  Smoking Ribs slow and low is the way to go, and this grilled chicken recipe can’t be easier. The food on the menu is so good, everyone will think you spend days preparing for BBQ, but you will know better.

 

FANFOOD TOP 10 BBQ Sites

  1. amazingribs.com
  2. bbq.about.com
  3. thesmokering.com
  4. smokingmeatforums.com
  5. live.charbroil.com
  6. patiodaddiobbq.com
  7. outdoorcookingmagic.com
  8. grilling.com
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Baby Backs in the Smoker

What you’ll need:

6 Baby Back Ribs
Memphis Dust Rub
Cherry wood Chips
Bone Suckin BBQ Sauce

INGREDIENTS

For the Rub:

¾ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
½ cup paprika
¼ cup kosher salt
4 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons ground ginger powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons dried rosemary leaves, ground to a powder

PREPARATION:

Rinse the ribs in cool water to remove any bone bits from the butchering
Pat dry with paper towels.

If the butcher has not removed the membrane from the back side, do it yourself.
It gets leathery and hard to chew, it keeps fat in, and it keeps smoke and sauce out.
Insert a butter knife under the membrane, then your fingers, work a section loose, grip it with a paper towel, and peel it off.

Finally, trim the excess fat from both sides.

If you can’t get the skin off, with a sharp knife, cut slashes through it every inch so some of the fat will render out during the cooking.

Coat the meat with a thin layer of vegetable oil because most of the flavorings in the rub are oil soluble, not water soluble.

The oil will help the flavor get beyond the surface and help make the bark, the desired crust on the top.
Sprinkle enough Memphis Dust to coat all surfaces but not so much that the meat doesn’t show through.
That is about 2 tablespoons per side depending on the size of the slab.
Spread the Memphis Dust on the meat, rub it in, and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour and up to 6.

Set up your smoker cooker to stay around 225°F and try to keep it there throughout the cook. Cooking at 225°F will allow the meat to roast low and slow, liquefying the collagen in connective tissues and melting fats without getting the proteins knotted in a bunch.

It’s a magic temp that creates silky texture, adds moisture, and keeps the meat tender.

If you can’t hit 225°F, get as close as you can. Don’t go below 200 °F.

Add 4 ounces of wood when the smoker is up to temp.

Put the slabs in the cooker, meaty side up. Close the door

When the smoke dwindles after 20 to 30 minutes, add another 4 ounces of wood.

halfway through the cook you will need to move the ribs closest to the heat source up and and the slabs farthest from the source down.

Leave the meat side up. There is no need to flip the slabs.
You can peek if you must, but don’t leave the door open for long.

The Texas Crutch

This trick involves wrapping the slab in foil with about 3 ounces of liquid such as apple juice, for up to an hour to speed cooking and tenderize a bit.

Almost all competition cooks use the crutch to get an edge.
But the improvement is really minimal and I never bother for backyard cooking.

If you crutch too long you can turn the meat to mush and any time in foil can soften the bark and remove a lot of rub.

Skip it and you’ll still have killer ribs.

The bend test

Although I insist that you buy a good digital meat thermometer for grilling, this is one of the few meats on which you cannot use a thermometer because the bones have an impact on the meat temp and because the meat is so thin.

Allow 3 to 4 hours for the ribs.

The exact time will depend on how thick the slabs are and how steady you have kept the temp.
If you use rib holders so they are crammed close to each other, add another hour.

Then check to see if they are ready.
use the bend test (a.k.a. the bounce test).
Pick up the slab with tongs and bounce it gently. If the surface cracks, it is ready.

Now paint both sides with Bone Suckin’ Sauce and put it in a super hot grill (or under your oven broiler) in order to caramelize and crisp the sauce.
sizzle the sauce on one side and then the other.

Stand by your grill and watch because sweet sauce can go from caramelized to carbonized in less than a minute! One coat of a thick sauce should be enough, but if you need two, go ahead, but no more! Don’t hide all the fabulous flavors under too much sauce.

If you think you’ll want more sauce, put some in a bowl on the table.

 

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Go-to-Grilled Chicken

 

It’s best to quarter the chicken since breasts and thighs cook at different rates, with the breasts being thicker, but less forgiving. You can overcook thighs and drums a bit and still have moist meat, but not breasts. The marinade is very close to a mayonnaise, so you can store the sauce in the fridge for a few days, even though there is raw egg, because the vinegar, salt, and cold will prevent salmonella from multiplying. Cooking it to 165°F, of course makes it perfectly safe.

 

INGREDIENTS
1 egg
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups cider vinegar
1 tablespoon table salt
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 broiler chickens cut into quarters

PREPARATION

In a large bowl, whisk the egg white and yolk together with a balloon whisk or a hand mixer.

Add the oil and whisk until it gets thick, homogeneous, and a bright yellow, for about 2 minutes. A balloon whisk is the best tool for this job since the wire strands really do a good job of emulsifying two ingredients that don’t want to mix, one oil based, the other water, but a fork will do in a pinch. Now whisk in the vinegar, salt, seasoning, and pepper.

Stab the chicken skin several times with a fork or knife so the marinade can get in and so fat can get out when cooking.

This will help make the skin crispy.

Marinate the chicken for 3 to 24 hours in zipper bags in the fridge.

You can do this in a bowl or pan, but you need more marinade than if you use zipper bags.

Every hour or so, turn the meat a bit so all surfaces get well coated.

Set up the grill for 2-zone cooking. Try to get the indirect side in the 225°F range.

Place the chicken over the indirect zone and close the lid.

Every 5 to 10 minutes baste with the marinade, turn the chickens on both sides, and move the ones closer to the heat away and the ones away closer.

Cook about 30 to 45 minutes until the internal temperature of each part is 150°F and stop basting.

Then move them over the hot direct heat side of the grill, skin side down, remove the lid, and crisp the skin without burning it for 10 to 15 minutes.

Flip and heat for about 5 minutes more. This step is important to finish the cooking of the meat, crisp the skins, and make sure everything is sterile since raw egg can contain salmonella.

When the skin is crisp and the temp is 165°F, take the meat off. Even if it is a bit red in there when you cut in, it is safe at 165°F.

Place on a platter and brush with Bone Suckin’ Sauce.

 

 

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Summer Confetti Salad

 

You can make this a day ahead (without the avocado) so the veggies can marinate and the flavor pops.

 

INGREDIENTS

for the salad:

4 cups (6 ears) Fresh Corn
2 cups green beans – blanched and cut into 1-in pieces
1 cup grap tomatoes – halved lengthwise
1/2 cup minced red onion
1 avocado – cut into chunks
1 jalapeno – seeded and minced
10 basil leaves, chiffonaded (rolled and sliced)

for the dressing:

1/2 extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

 

PREPARATION

Toss all salad ingredients in a one bowl.

In another whisk dressing ingredients to make a vinaigrette.

Add to the salad and toss well to coat

Refrigerate for atleast an hour or overnight (minus the avocado)

 

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Classic Cole Slaw

This is the slaw you can only get at delis and diners. It’s not the one Mom made. Creamy, slightly sweet and sour, wet, but not too runny. The secret is that it uses sour cream and mayo. It’s a great accompaniment that will put out the fire of hot barbecue sauces, a great counterpoint to vinegar based sauces, it makes the perfect topping for pulled pork sandwiches, especially the vinegary East Carolina type.

 

INGREDIENTS

for the dressing:
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seed (not celery salt)
1/4 teaspoon table salt

for the slaw:
1 pound green cabbage (about half a medium cabbage), cored
1 large carrot, peeled
1/2 bell pepper, green, red, yellow, or orange, your choice, cored
1/2 small onion

 

PREPARATION

In a large bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.

Shred or the rest of the ingredients with a food processor using the grating attachment, or use a box grater.

When you’re done, you want a fine hash, like a fine confetti.

Dump the solid into the wet and mix thoroughly.

Adjust the seasonings to your taste.

Chill for at least an hour.

 

 

 

 

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Homemade Kosher Dill Pickles

 

Make sure your buy pickling cukes. They are usually 4-6″ long and have small seeds and crunchy skins. They should be cut lengthwise into halves or spears. You can leave them whole, but they will take longer. You will want to use distilled water because it it purer and impurities can impart odd flavors, but, unless you have strong tasting tap water, it usually works fine. Plan on a aging time of 1-2 weeks.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 1/4 cup distilled water
2 tablespoons Morton’s kosher salt
1 pound pickling cucumbers (about 4)
1/2 serrano chile, stem removed
6 medium garlic cloves, peeled and sliced in half
4 tablespoons dill seeds
1/2 tablespoon whole black peppercorns

PREPARATION

Make sure you have a really clean bottle and lid.
The lids must have good rubber seals.
The best thing to do is buy canning jars and lids from Ball.
They are in a lot of hardware and grocery stores.
Sterilize them by submersing them in a boiling water bath.

Add the garlic, dill seeds, and peppercorns to the jar.

Thoroughly wash the cukes and slice them in halves or quarters.
Cut out all bad spots and the stem ends.
Cram them in the jar leaving about 1/2″ – 3/4″ of space at the top.

Make the brine by combining the vinegar, water, and salt in a non-reactive sauce pan or pot.
Bring to a boil, and stir until all the salt is dissolved.

Pour the hot brine over the cukes to within 1/4″ of the top.
Wipe the jar top, put the lids on and tighten.
Age for at least 1 week in the refrigerator.

 

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Peanut Butter and Apple Pie

 

INGREDIENTS:
For the crust:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) ice cold butter cut into small pieces
Up to 1/4 cup ice water

For the filling:
6 medium granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar

PREPARATION:

Place the flour, sugar, salt, and butter in a food processor and pulse for 10 to 20 seconds until the dough is the consistency of coarse crumbs.

Continue pulsing and add the water 1 tablespoon at a time just until the dough comes together.

Transfer the ball of dough to a flat surface, press it into a disc and wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove from plastic and roll the dough into a 12-inch circle and transfer to a pie dish.

Remove the excess dough and crimp the edges with your fingers.

Preheat your oven to 450°F.

Place the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and salt in a small saucepan and heat on a very low flame and stir until well combined.

Remove from heat and add the cream. Mix until smooth and set aside. Let cool.

Place the apples in a large bowl and sprinkle the flour on top of the apples and toss with your hands until the apples are well coated.

Place the peanut butter filling in the pie shell.

Place the apples in the filling one at a time, pressing down so that they become immersed in the filling.

Periodically press down on the apples to allow the filling to rise. Continue until all of the apples are incorporated into the filling.

Sprinkle the granulated sugar on the top of the pie.

Place the pie in the oven and bake at 450°F for 10 minutes.

Lower the heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 50 to 60 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Note: Cover the edges of the crust with strips of aluminum foil to protect the crust from burning. Remove the strips during the last 20 minutes of baking.

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