September Sports ’15

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Labor Day BBQ

 

 

 

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 gets 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 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(s)? 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 13th. 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.

Did you know what the Chase for the Sprint Cup is all about and the new(ish) format? There is a new elimination-style format for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Click here to learn WHO MAKES THE CHASE, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, THE ROUNDS (challenger/contender/eliminator) and the THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
. The Chase gets underway this month.

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.

Stay Hungry my Coach Surfing Friends, Stay Hungry!

 

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

 

We have finally reached the last month of the season. There is no doubt who the top 10 teams are in the league, the only doubt is how they stack. In St. Louis, Rookie Stephen Piscotty has provided punch (.378 OBP/.576 SLG) since his call-up in July, while Matt Carpenter’s revival corresponds with the Cardinals staying on as the FANFOOD #1 Team in the MLB. It’s likely more annoying for the Pirates and Cubs, but the Cardinals would have the division sealed if they played in either the West or East. The only teams within 10 games of them are the Royals, Pirates and Cubs.

Speaking of the team from Kansas City, one of the Royals‘ best moves of the offseason was the decision to let Billy Butler walk and sign Kendrys Morales, who has a chance to lead the American League in RBIs while hitting .350 with runners in scoring position. This just one of the many reasons why they are #2 on our list.

They are riding high in Pittsburgh, even after Sunday’s loss, the Pirates have won 14 of 18 … that’s the good news. The not so good news is that they only picked up 2½ games in the standings during that span. Next up: a nine-game road trip to Milwaukee, St. Louis and Cincinnati. This road trip will go along way to determine if they have to play in that wildcard game where anything can happen.

 

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10 heading into September:

  1. Cardinals
  2. Royals
  3. Pirates
  4. Blue Jays
  5. Cubs
  6. Mets
  7. Astros
  8. Dodgers
  9. Yankees
  10. Giants

 

MLB on TV Schedule – September ’15:

 

Here are the Nationally Broadcast Games this month:

 

 

 

Tue, Sep 17:05 PMTampa Bay RaysBaltimore OriolesMLBN
Tue, Sep 17:10 PMNew York YankeesBoston Red SoxMLBN
Wed, Sep 23:35 PMLos Angeles AngelsOakland AthleticsMLBN
Wed, Sep 24:05 PMNew York YankeesBoston Red SoxMLBN
Wed, Sep 28:15 PMWashington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsESPN
Thu, Sep 38:10 PMDetroit TigersKansas City RoyalsMLBN
Thu, Sep 38:40 PMSan Francisco GiantsColorado RockiesMLBN
Fri, Sep 42:20 PMArizona DiamondbacksChicago CubsMLBN
Fri, Sep 48:10 PMMinnesota TwinsHouston AstrosMLBN
Fri, Sep 48:15 PMPittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis CardinalsMLBN
Sat, Sep 51:05 PMTampa Bay RaysNew York YankeesFS1
Sat, Sep 54:05 PMPittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis CardinalsFS1
Sat, Sep 57:05 PMAtlanta BravesWashington NationalsMLBN
Sat, Sep 57:10 PMMinnesota TwinsHouston AstrosMLBN
Sun, Sep 61:05 PMTampa Bay RaysNew York YankeesTBS
Sun, Sep 68:05 PMPittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis CardinalsESPN
Mon, Sep 71:05 PMBaltimore OriolesNew York YankeesESPN
Wed, Sep 97:05 PMNew York MetsWashington NationalsESPN
Wed, Sep 910:05 PMLos Angeles DodgersLos Angeles AngelsESPN
Sat, Sep 121:05 PMKansas City RoyalsBaltimore OriolesFOX
Sat, Sep 121:05 PMSt. Louis CardinalsCincinnati RedsFOX
Sat, Sep 121:05 PMToronto Blue JaysNew York YankeesFOX
Sat, Sep 127:10 PMDetroit TigersCleveland IndiansFS1
Sun, Sep 131:05 PMToronto Blue JaysNew York YankeesTBS
Sun, Sep 138:05 PMKansas City RoyalsBaltimore OriolesESPN
Tue, Sep 151:35 PMChicago CubsPittsburgh PiratesESPN
Sat, Sep 191:05 PMNew York YankeesNew York MetsFOX
Sat, Sep 191:05 PMSt. Louis CardinalsChicago CubsFOX
Sat, Sep 197:08 PMKansas City RoyalsDetroit TigersFS1
Sun, Sep 202:20 PMSt. Louis CardinalsChicago CubsTBS
Sun, Sep 208:08 PMNew York YankeesNew York MetsESPN
Mon, Sep 211:08 PMChicago White SoxDetroit TigersMLBN
Sat, Sep 267:15 PMMilwaukee BrewersSt. Louis CardinalsFS1

 

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FULL MLB Schedule –September ’15:

   Tue 1Arizona @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Washington @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
LA Angels @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Texas @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Wed 2Miami @ Atlanta12:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
LA Angels @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston4:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Philadelphia @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Washington @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Texas @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Thu 3Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota1:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee7:20 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Fri 4Arizona @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Cleveland @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Boston7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Texas @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sat 5Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Boston4:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis4:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Houston7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland9:05 PM ET
Texas @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
   Sun 6Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Cleveland @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Texas @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis8:05 PM ET
   Mon 7NY Mets @ Washington1:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Cleveland @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle6:40 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
   Tue 8Baltimore @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 9Chi. Cubs @ St. Louis1:45 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego9:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Thu 10Texas @ Seattle3:40 PM ET
Colorado @ San Diego3:40 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
   Fri 11Chi. Cubs @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Miami7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 12St. Louis @ Cincinnati1:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Baltimore1:05 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay6:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco9:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Seattle9:10 PM ET
   Sun 13Toronto @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Washington @ Miami1:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
Minnesota @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Baltimore8:05 PM ET
   Mon 14Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 15Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 16Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Thu 17Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh12:35 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Miami @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
   Fri 18St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Miami @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
NY Yankees @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 19St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs1:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ NY Mets1:05 PM ET
Arizona @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Miami @ Washington4:05 PM ET
Boston @ Toronto4:07 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay6:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ LA Dodgers9:10 PM ET
   Sun 20Boston @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
Miami @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston2:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Arizona @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ NY Mets8:08 PM ET
   Mon 21Chi. White Sox @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Baltimore @ Washington7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Tue 22Baltimore @ Washington7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 23Chi. White Sox @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Washington7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Thu 24Arizona @ LA Dodgers3:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Seattle @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ San Diego9:10 PM ET
   Fri 25Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Baltimore @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Miami7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Texas @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sat 26Pittsburgh @ Chi. CubsTBD
Chi. White Sox @ NY YankeesTBD
Baltimore @ BostonTBD
Tampa Bay @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
San Francisco @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington4:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Cincinnati4:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Texas @ Houston7:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Kansas City7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
   Sun 27Seattle @ LA AngelsTBD
Baltimore @ BostonTBD
Pittsburgh @ Chi. CubsTBD
Chi. White Sox @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Atlanta @ Miami1:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Texas @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
   Mon 28Cincinnati @ Washington3:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Oakland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Houston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 29Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Oakland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Houston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 30Oakland @ LA Angels7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Houston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET

 

 

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 

The 2015 NFL season is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to prep than with previews for each and every team and a top 100 player countdown . Can Aaron Rodgers and co. overcome Jordy Nelson’s season-ending injury? Will Jimmy Garoppolo effectively lead in Tom Brady’s absence (for now)? Can rookie Jameis Winston lift the Buccaneers out of the dumpster? Will the Cincinnati Bengals finally get a playoff win?

Click here for previews for all 32 teams by Don Banks.

Click here for team by team previews from FOX sports.

Click here for the NFL Top 100 Player Countdown.

Click here for SI.com’s Team Previews.

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10 heading into September:

  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. Seattle Seahawks
  3. Indianapolis Colts
  4. Denver Broncos
  5. New England Patriots
  6. Philadelphia Eagles
  7. Dallas Cowboys
  8. Pittsburgh Steelers
  9. Baltimore Ravens
  10. Kansas City Chiefs

 

 NFL Schedule – SEPT’15:

 

 - WEEK 1 -

 

Thursday, September 10
NBC8:30 PMSteelers/Patriots
Sunday, September 13
FOX1:00 PMPackers/Bears
Panthers/Jaguars
Seahawks/Rams
4:05 PMSaints/Cardinals
Lions/Chargers
CBS1:00 PMChiefs/Texans
Browns/Jets
Colts/Bills
Dolphins/Wash.
4:25 PMRavens/Broncos
Titans/Buccaneers
Bengals/Raiders
NBC8:30 PMGiants/Cowboys
Monday, September 14
ESPN7:10 PMEagles/Falcons
10:20 PMVikings/49ers

 

 

 - WEEK 2 -

 

Thursday, September 17
CBS, NFLN8:25 PMBroncos/Chiefs
Sunday, September 20
CBS1:00 PMTexans/Panthers
Patriots/Bills
Titans/Browns
Chargers/Bengals
4:05 PMDolphins/Jaguars
Ravens/Raiders
FOX1:00 PM49ers/Steelers
Buccaneers/Saints
Lions/Vikings
Falcons/Giants
Rams/Redskins
Cardinals/Bears
4:25 PMCowboys/Eagles
NBC8:30 PMSeahawks/Packers
Monday, September 21
ESPN8:30 PMJets/Colts

 

 

 - WEEK 3 -

 

Thursday, September 24
CBS, NFLN8:25 PMRedskins/Giants
Sunday, September 27
FOX1:00 PMFalcons/Cowboys
Saints/Panthers
Buccaneers/Texans
Eagles/Jets
4:05 PM49ers/Cardinals
CBS1:00 PMColts/Titans
Raiders/Browns
Bengals/Ravens
Steelers/Rams
Chargers/Vikings
Jaguars/Patriots
4:25 PMBears/Seahawks
Bills/Dolphins
NBC8:30 PMBroncos/Lions
Monday, September 28
ESPN8:30 PMChiefs/Packers

 

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NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

There are 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 this is the year for a breakthrough or a surge for No. 1. And with a playoff at stake for just the second time in FBS history, 2015 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 2015 Division I college football season will continue getting better, do yo think we could top the CFP from last year?

So who is going to make the playoff?

Click here for a Team and Conference Previews

Click here for Paul Myerberg’s Previews

Click here for sbnation’s NCAAF Team Previews

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10 heading into the NCAAF season:

  1. Ohio State
  2. TCU
  3. Alabama
  4. Baylor
  5. Oregon
  6. Michigan State
  7. Auburn
  8. Florida State
  9. Georgia
  10. USC

 

NCAAF on TV – SEPT’15:

Saturday, Aug. 29

North Dakota State at Montana, ESPN, 3:30

Thursday, Sept. 3

Florida International at Central Florida, CBSSN, 6

North Carolina vs. South Carolina, ESPN, 6 in Charlotte

Oklahoma State at Central Michigan, ESPNU, 7

Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt, SEC, 8

Michigan at Utah, FS1, 8:30

TCU at Minnesota, ESPN, 9

Duke at Tulane, CBSSN, 9:30

UTSA at Arizona, Pac-12, 10

Friday, Sept. 4

Colorado at Hawaii, CBSSN, 1 a.m.

Charlotte at Georgia State, ESPNU, 3:30

Baylor at SMU, ESPN, 7

Fordham at Army, CBSSN, 7

Michigan State at Western Michigan, ESPNU, 7

Weber State at Oregon State, Pac-12, 8

Kent State at Illinois, BTN, 9

Washington at Boise State, ESPN, 10:15

Saturday, Sept. 5

Colgate at Navy, CBSSN, noon

Illinois State at Iowa, BTN, noon

Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia, SEC, noon

South Dakota State at Kansas, FSN, noon

Stanford at Northwestern, ESPN, noon

Portland State at Washington State, Pac-12, 2

Auburn vs. Louisville, CBS, 3:30 in Atlanta

BYU at Nebraska, ABC, 3:30

Florida Atlantic at Tulsa, CBSSN, 3:30

Virginia at UCLA, FOX, 3:30

UTEP at Arkansas, ESPNU, 3:30

Bowling Green vs. Tennessee, SEC, 4 in Nashville

Grambling at California, Pac-12, 5

Arizona State vs. Texas A&M, ESPN, 7 in Houston

Louisiana-Lafayette at Kentucky, ESPNU, 7

Georgia Southern at West Virginia, FSN, 7:30

New Mexico State at Florida, SEC, 7:30

Texas at Notre Dame, NBC, 7:30

UNLV at Northern Illinois, CBSSN, 7:30

Alabama vs. Wisconsin, ABC, 8 in Arlington, Texas

Eastern Washington at Oregon, Pac-12, 8

Texas State at Florida State, ESPNews, 8

Mississippi State at Southern Miss, FS1, 10:30

Arkansas State at USC, Pac-12, 11

Sam Houston State at Texas Tech, FSN, TBA

Sunday, Sept. 6

Purdue at Marshall, FS1, 3

Arkansas Pine Bluff at South Carolina State, ESPN, 3:30

Monday, Sept. 7

Ohio State at Virginia Tech, ESPN, 8

Thursday, Sept. 10

Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky, FS1, 8

Friday, Sept. 11

Miami at Florida Atlantic, FS1, 8

Utah State at Utah, ESPN2, 9

Saturday, Sept. 12

South Florida at Florida State, ESPN, 11:30

Army at Connecticut, CBSSN, noon

Buffalo at Penn State, ESPN2/ESPNU, noon

Houston at Louisville, FSN, noon

Jacksonville State at Auburn, SEC, noon

Kansas State at UTSA, FS1, noon

Western Illinois at Illinois, BTN, noon

Sacramento State at Washington, Pac-12, 2

Massachusetts at Colorado, Pac-12, 2

Fresno State at Mississippi, ESPN2/ESPNU, 3:30

Georgia at Vanderbilt, CBS, 3:30

Hawaii at Ohio State, BTN, 3:30

Minnesota at Colorado State, CBSSN, 3:30

Notre Dame at Virginia, ABC, 3:30

Stephen F. Austin at TCU, FS1, 3:30

Washington State at Rutgers, ESPN2/ESPNU, 3:30

Eastern Illinois at Northwestern, ESPNews, 4

Middle Tennessee at Alabama, SEC, 4

Iowa at Iowa State, FOX, 4:30

San Diego State at California, Pac-12, 5

Oklahoma at Tennessee, ESPN 6

Arizona at Nevada, CBSSN, 7

Ball State at Texas A&M, ESPNU, 7

East Carolina at Florida, ESPN2, 7

Central Arkansas at Oklahoma State, FSN, 7:30

Kentucky at South Carolina, SEC, 7:30

Lamar at Baylor, FSN, 7:30

Florida International at Indiana, BTN, 8

Idaho at USC, Pac-12, 8

Oregon at Michigan State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8

Rice at Texas, Longhorn Network, 8

South Alabama at Nebraska, BTN, 8

LSU at Mississippi State, ESPN, 9:15

Central Florida at Stanford, FS1, 10:30

UCLA at UNLV, CBSSN, 10:30

Cal Poly at Arizona State, Pac-12, 11

Boise State at BYU, ESPN/ESPN2, TBA

South Alabama at Nebraska, BTN, TBA

UTEP at Texas Tech, FSN, TBA

Thursday, Sept. 17

Clemson at Louisville, ESPN, 7:30

Friday, Sept. 18

Florida State at Boston College, ESPN, 8

Idaho State at Boise State, CBSSN, 9

New Mexico State at Arizona, Pac-12, 10

Saturday, Sept. 19

Connecticut at Missouri, ESPNU, noon

Illinois at North Carolina, ESPN/ESPN2, noon

Nevada at Texas A&M, SEC, noon

Tulsa at Oklahoma, FS1, noon

Wake Forest at Army, CBSSN, noon

Georgia State at Oregon, Pac-12, 2

Louisiana Tech at Kansas State, FSN, 3

Auburn at LSU, CBS, 3:30

East Carolina at Navy, CBSSN, 3:30

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame, NBC, 3:30

Nebraska at Miami (Fla.), ABC/ESPN2, 3:30

Northern Illinois at Ohio State, ABC/ESPN2, 3:30

UTSA at Oklahoma State, FS1, 3:30

Northwestern State at Mississippi State, SEC, 4

Utah State at Washington, Pac-12, 5

South Carolina at Georgia, ESPN, 6

Colorado vs. Colorado State, CBSSN, 7, in Denver

Texas Tech at Arkansas, ESPN2, 7

Western Carolina at Tennessee, ESPNU, 7

California at Texas, FOX, 7:30

Florida at Kentucky, SEC, 7:30

Iowa State at Toledo, ESPNews, 8

Pittsburgh at Iowa, BTN, 8

San Jose State at Oregon State, Pac-12, 8

SMU at TCU, FSN, 8

Stanford at USC, ABC, 8

Wyoming at Washington State, Pac-12, 8:30

Mississippi at Alabama, ESPN, 9:15

BYU at UCLA, FS1, 10:30

Utah at Fresno State, CBSSN, 10:30

Northern Arizona at Arizona, Pac-12, 11

Thursday, Sept. 24

Cincinnati at Memphis, ESPN, TBA

Friday, Sept. 25

Boise State at Virginia, ESPN, 8

Stanford at Oregon State, FS1, 10

Saturday, Sept. 26

Rice at Baylor, FSN, 3

Massachusetts at Notre Dame, NBC, 3:30

Miami (Ohio) at Western Kentucky, CBSSN, 3:30

Colorado State at UTSA, CBSSN, 7

Hawaii at Wisconsin, BTN, 8

Ball State at Northwestern, BTN, 8

Fresno State at San Jose State, CBSSN, 10:30

Tuesday, Sept. 29

West Virginia at TCU, FS1, 7:30

 

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Full NCAAF Schedule – SEPT’15:

 

 - Week 1 -

GameNetworkTime
North Dakota St. at MontanaESPN HD8/29/15 3:30 PM
North Carolina vs. South CarolinaESPN HD9/3/15 6:00 PM
(at Charlotte, NC)
FIU at UCFCBS Sports Net9/3/15 6:00 PM
Oklahoma St. at Central MichiganESPNU HD9/3/15 7:00 PM
Stony Brook at ToledoESPN39/3/15 7:00 PM
VMI at Ball St.ESPN39/3/15 7:00 PM
Elon at Wake ForestESPN39/3/15 7:00 PM
SE Louisiana at NW St.American Sports Net9/3/15 7:00 PM
Central Arkansas at SamfordESPN39/3/15 7:00 PM
Eastern Illinois at Western IllinoisESPN39/3/15 7:00 PM
Pikeville at CampbellBigSouthSports.com9/3/15 7:00 PM
North Greenville at Charleston SoBigSouthSports.com9/3/15 7:00 PM
Valparaiso at Eastern KentuckyOVC Digital Network9/3/15 7:00 PM
Kentucky Wesleyan at Murray St.OVC Digital Network9/3/15 7:00 PM
Alcorn St. at Georgia TechACC RSNs9/3/15 7:30 PM
Villanova at ConnecticutSNY9/3/15 7:30 PM
Kennesaw St. at East Tennessee St.SoConDigitalNetwork.com9/3/15 7:30 PM
Western Kentucky at VanderbiltSEC Network9/3/15 8:00 PM
Michigan at UtahFOX Sports 19/3/15 8:30 PM
TCU at MinnesotaESPN HD9/3/15 9:00 PM
Fort Lewis at Montana St.Cowles Media9/3/15 9:00 PM
Ohio at IdahoESPN39/3/15 9:00 PM
Duke at TulaneCBS Sports Network9/3/15 9:30 PM
UTSA at ArizonaPac-12 Networks9/3/15 10:00 PM
UC Davis at NevadaMW Network9/3/15 10:00 PM
Abilene Christian at Fresno St.MW Network9/3/15 10:00 PM
Colorado at Hawai’iCBS Sports Network9/4/15 1:00 AM
Charlotte at Georgia St.ESPNU HD9/4/15 3:30 PM
Baylor at SMUESPN HD9/4/15 7:00 PM
Michigan St. at Western MichiganESPNU HD9/4/15 7:00 PM
Fordham at ArmyCBS Sports Network9/4/15 7:00 PM
Rhode Island at SyracuseESPN39/4/15 7:00 PM
Jacksonville at DelawareCollege Sports Direct9/4/15 7:00 PM
Lehigh at Central Connecticut St.NEC Front Row9/4/15 7:00 PM
Weber St. at Oregon St.Pac-12 Networks9/4/15 8:00 PM
Kent St. at IllinoisBTN HD9/4/15 9:00 PM
Washington at Boise St.ESPN HD9/4/15 10:15 PM
Stanford at NorthwesternESPN HD9/5/15 12:00 PM
Richmond at MarylandESPNU HD9/5/15 12:00 PM
Norfolk St. at RutgersESPNEWS9/5/15 12:00 PM
South Dakota St. at KansasFSN HD9/5/15 12:00 PM
UL-Monroe at GeorgiaSEC Network9/5/15 12:00 PM
UT Martin at Ole MissSEC Network Alt.9/5/15 12:00 PM
Colgate at NavyCBS Sports Network9/5/15 12:00 PM
Illinois St. at IowaBTN HD9/5/15 12:00 PM
Kentucky Christian at DuquesneNEC Front Row9/5/15 12:00 PM
Dayton at Robert MorrisNEC Front Row9/5/15 12:00 PM
Georgetown at St. Francis (PA)NEC Front Row9/5/15 12:00 PM
Wofford at ClemsonACC Network9/5/15 12:30 PM
Youngstown St. at PittsburghESPN39/5/15 1:00 PM
Maine at Boston CollegeESPN39/5/15 1:00 PM
Holy Cross at MonmouthESPN39/5/15 1:00 PM
Portland St. at Washington St.Pac-12 Networks9/5/15 2:00 PM
Old Dominion at Eastern MichiganESPN39/5/15 3:00 PM
American International at BryantNEC Front Row9/5/15 3:00 PM
TAMU Kingsville at Incarnate WordUIWCardinals.com9/5/15 3:00 PM
Louisville vs. AuburnCBS HD9/5/15 3:30 PM
(at Atlanta, GA)
Virginia at UCLAFOX HD9/5/15 3:30 PM
BYU at NebraskaABC HD9/5/15 3:30 PM
Penn St. at TempleESPN HD9/5/15 3:30 PM
UTEP at ArkansasESPNU HD9/5/15 3:30 PM
Sam Houston St. at Texas TechFSN HD9/5/15 3:30 PM
FAU at TulsaCBS Sports Network9/5/15 3:30 PM
Morgan St. at Air ForceROOT Sports9/5/15 3:30 PM
Wagner at RiceAmerican Sports Net9/5/15 3:30 PM
Howard at Appalachian St.App State TV9/5/15 3:30 PM
Albany at BuffaloESPN39/5/15 3:30 PM
Presbyterian at Miami (OH)ESPN39/5/15 3:30 PM
Western St. at Northern ColoradoEverSport.TV9/5/15 3:30 PM
Southern Illinois at IndianaESPNEWS9/5/15 4:00 PM
Bowling Green vs. TennesseeSEC Network9/5/15 4:00 PM
(at Nashville, TN)
Southeast Missouri at MissouriSEC Network Alt.9/5/15 4:00 PM
Savannah St. at Colorado St.MW Network/CSURams.com9/5/15 4:00 PM
Grambling at CaliforniaPac-12 Networks9/5/15 5:00 PM
Mercer at Austin PeayOVC Digital Network9/5/15 5:00 PM
Gardner-Webb at South AlabamaESPN39/5/15 6:00 PM
Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)ESPN39/5/15 6:00 PM
Towson at East CarolinaESPN39/5/15 6:00 PM
Troy at NC StateESPN39/5/15 6:00 PM
William & Mary at LafayetteLafayette Sports9/5/15 6:00 PM
Davidson at The CitadelESPN39/5/15 6:00 PM
Saint Anselm at Sacred HeartNEC Front Row9/5/15 6:00 PM
Marist at BucknellPatriotLeagueNetwork.com9/5/15 6:00 PM
Jacksonville St. at ChattanoogaSoConDigitalNetwork.com9/5/15 6:00 PM
Morehead St. at James MadisonJMUSports.com9/5/15 6:00 PM
Black Hills St. at Idaho St.Eversport.tv9/5/15 6:30 PM
Arizona St. vs. Texas A&MESPN HD9/5/15 7:00 PM
(at Houston, TX)
UL-Lafayette at KentuckyESPNU HD9/5/15 7:00 PM
Southern at Louisiana TechAmerican Sports Network9/5/15 7:00 PM
Alabama A&M at CincinnatiFOX Sports Ohio9/5/15 7:00 PM
Akron at OklahomaFOX Sports PPV9/5/15 7:00 PM
Missouri St. at MemphisESPN39/5/15 7:00 PM
Florida A&M at USFESPN39/5/15 7:00 PM
South Dakota at Kansas St.K-StateHD.TV9/5/15 7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina at FurmanESPN39/5/15 7:00 PM
N Arizona at Stephen F. AustinESPN39/5/15 7:00 PM
Webber International at StetsonESPN39/5/15 7:00 PM
Delaware St. at LibertyFlames Sports9/5/15 7:00 PM
Mars Hill at Western CarolinaSoConDigitalNetwork.com9/5/15 7:00 PM
William Jewell at DrakeCollege Sports Direct9/5/15 7:00 PM
Texas at Notre DameNBC HD9/5/15 7:30 PM
Georgia Southern at West VirginiaFSN HD9/5/15 7:30 PM
New Mexico St. at FloridaSEC Network9/5/15 7:30 PM
McNeese St. at LSUSEC Network Alt.9/5/15 7:30 PM
UNLV at Northern IllinoisCBS Sports Network HD9/5/15 7:30 PM
Alabama vs. WisconsinABC HD9/5/15 8:00 PM
(at Arlington, TX)
Texas St. at Florida St.ESPNEWS9/5/15 8:00 PM
Northern Iowa at Iowa St.Cyclones.tv9/5/15 8:00 PM
Eastern Washington at OregonPac-12 Networks9/5/15 8:00 PM
Tennessee Tech at HoustonESPN39/5/15 8:00 PM
San Diego at San Diego St.MW Network9/5/15 8:00 PM
Bacone at LamarLamarCardinals.com9/5/15 8:00 PM
Cal Poly at MontanaCowles Media9/5/15 9:00 PM
Eastern Oregon at Sacramento St.Eversport.tv9/5/15 9:00 PM
Mississippi St. at Southern MissFOX Sports 19/5/15 10:00 PM
Arkansas St. at USCPac-12 Networks9/5/15 11:00 PM
Purdue at MarshallFOX Sports 19/6/15 3:00 PM
South Carolina St. vs. UAPBESPN HD9/6/15 3:30 PM
(at Orlando, FL)
Alabama St. at Tennessee St.OVC Digital Network9/6/15 7:00 PM
Ohio St. at Virginia TechESPN HD9/7/15 8:00 PM

 

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 - Week 2 -

GameNetworkTime
Southern at Miss Valley St.ESPNU HD9/10/15 7:30 PM
Bethel at UT MartinOVC Digital Network9/10/15 7:30 PM
Louisiana Tech at W KentuckyFOX Sports 19/10/15 8:00 PM
Miami (FL) at FAUFOX Sports 19/11/15 8:00 PM
Utah St. at UtahESPN2 HD9/11/15 9:00 PM
USF at Florida St.ESPN HD9/12/15 11:30 AM
Oregon St. at MichiganABC HD9/12/15 12:00 PM
Buffalo at Penn St.ESPN2/ESPNU HD9/12/15 12:00 PM
Miami (OH) at WisconsinESPN2/ESPNU HD9/12/15 12:00 PM
Kansas St. at UTSAFOX Sports 19/12/15 12:00 PM
Indiana St. at PurdueESPNEWS9/12/15 12:00 PM
Jacksonville St. at AuburnSEC Network9/12/15 12:00 PM
Army at ConnecticutCBS Sports Network9/12/15 12:00 PM
Houston at LouisvilleACC RSNs9/12/15 12:00 PM
Western Illinois at IllinoisBTN HD9/12/15 12:00 PM
Bowling Green at MarylandBTN HD9/12/15 12:00 PM
Presbyterian at CharlotteAmerican Sports Network9/12/15 12:00 PM
Wake Forest at SyracuseACC Network9/12/15 12:30 PM
Appalachian St. at ClemsonESPN39/12/15 12:30 PM
Howard at Boston CollegeESPN39/12/15 1:00 PM
Mars Hill at ChattanoogaSoConDigitalNetwork.com9/12/15 1:00 PM
Morehead State at VMIESPN39/12/15 1:30 PM
Sacramento St. at WashingtonPac-12 Networks9/12/15 2:00 PM
Massachusetts at ColoradoPac-12 Networks9/12/15 2:00 PM
Eastern Washington at N IowaSWX9/12/15 2:00 PM
UTEP at Texas TechFSN HD9/12/15 3:00 PM
Liberty at West VirginiaROOT Sports Pittsburgh9/12/15 3:00 PM
Monmouth at Central MichiganESPN39/12/15 3:00 PM
Florida A&M at SamfordESPN39/12/15 3:00 PM
Chadron St. at Missouri St.ESPN39/12/15 3:00 PM
Georgia at VanderbiltCBS HD9/12/15 3:30 PM
Notre Dame at VirginiaABC HD9/12/15 3:30 PM
Washington St. at RutgersESPN2/ESPNU HD9/12/15 3:30 PM
Fresno St. at Ole MissESPN2/ESPNU HD9/12/15 3:30 PM
Stephen F. Austin at TCUFOX Sports 19/12/15 3:30 PM
Minnesota at Colorado St.CBS Sports Network9/12/15 3:30 PM
Tulane at Georgia TechACC RSNs9/12/15 3:30 PM
Hawai’i at Ohio St.BTN HD9/12/15 3:30 PM
Austin Peay at Southern MissAmerican Sports Network9/12/15 3:30 PM
Murray St. at Northern IllinoisESPN39/12/15 3:30 PM
Furman at Virginia TechESPN39/12/15 3:30 PM
Rhode Island at AlbanyAmerican Sports Network9/12/15 3:30 PM
Weber St. at North Dakota St.NBC North Dakota9/12/15 3:30 PM
Eastern Illinois at NorthwesternESPNEWS9/12/15 4:00 PM
Middle Tennessee at AlabamaSEC Network9/12/15 4:00 PM
Toledo at ArkansasSEC Network Alt.9/12/15 4:00 PM
Eastern Michigan at WyomingROOT Sports9/12/15 4:00 PM
Edward Waters at Kennesaw St.WUPA9/12/15 4:00 PM
Lehigh at James MadisonJMUSports.com9/12/15 4:00 PM
Iowa at Iowa St.FOX HD9/12/15 4:30 PM
San Diego St. at CaliforniaPac-12 Networks9/12/15 5:00 PM
Oklahoma at TennesseeESPN HD9/12/15 6:00 PM
W Michigan at Georgia SouthernESPN39/12/15 6:00 PM
Pittsburgh at AkronESPN39/12/15 6:00 PM
Delaware St. at Kent St.ESPN39/12/15 6:00 PM
NC A&T at North CarolinaESPN39/12/15 6:00 PM
Eastern Kentucky at NC StateESPN39/12/15 6:00 PM
NC Central at DukeESPN39/12/15 6:00 PM
Drake at North DakotaMidCo Sports Net9/12/15 6:00 PM
Lafayette at DelawareLafayette Sports9/12/15 6:00 PM
Stetson at MercerESPN39/12/15 6:00 PM
Chowan at CampbellBigSouthSports.com9/12/15 6:00 PM
Villanova at FordhamPatriotLeagueNet9/12/15 6:00 PM
New Hampshire at ColgatePatriotLeagueNet9/12/15 6:00 PM
Duquesne at BucknellPatriotLeagueNet9/12/15 6:00 PM
Marist at GeorgetownPatriotLeagueNet9/12/15 6:00 PM
Elon at Gardner-WebbBigSouthSports.com9/12/15 6:00 PM
Portland St. at Idaho St.Evertsport.tv9/12/15 6:00 PM
East Carolina at FloridaESPN2 HD9/12/15 7:00 PM
Ball St. at Texas A&MESPNU HD9/12/15 7:00 PM
Arizona at NevadaCBS Sports Network9/12/15 7:00 PM
Norfolk St. at Old DominionAmerican Sports Network9/12/15 7:00 PM
Memphis at KansasJayhawk TV9/12/15 7:00 PM
North Texas at SMUESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Marshall at OhioESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Missouri at Arkansas St.ESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Charleston Southern at TroyESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Nicholls at UL-MonroeESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Northwestern St. at UL-LafayetteESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Prairie View A&M at Texas St.ESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Incarnate Word at McNeese St.American Sports Network9/12/15 7:00 PM
NM Highlands at N ArizonaNAU-TV9/12/15 7:00 PM
Western Carolina at The CitadelESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Robert Morris at Youngstown St.ESPN39/12/15 7:00 PM
Southern Utah at South Dakota St.collegesportsdirect.com9/12/15 7:00 PM
Tennessee Tech at WoffordSoConDigitalNetwork.com9/12/15 7:00 PM
Catawba at DavidsonDavidsonWildcats.com9/12/15 7:00 PM
Southern Illinois at SE MissouriOVC Digital Network9/12/15 7:00 PM
Morgan St. at Illinois St.CSN Chicago9/12/15 7:30 PM
Lamar at BaylorFSN HD9/12/15 7:30 PM
Central Arkansas at Oklahoma St.FSN HD9/12/15 7:30 PM
Kentucky at South CarolinaSEC Network9/12/15 7:30 PM
Oregon at Michigan St.ABC HD9/12/15 8:00 PM
Temple at CincinnatiESPNEWS9/12/15 8:00 PM
FIU at IndianaBTN HD9/12/15 8:00 PM
South Alabama at NebraskaBTN HD9/12/15 8:00 PM
Rice at TexasLonghorn Network9/12/15 8:00 PM
Idaho at USCPac-12 Networks9/12/15 8:00 PM
Georgia St. at New Mexico St.AggieVision9/12/15 8:00 PM
Tulsa at New MexicoESPN39/12/15 8:00 PM
Florida Tech at SE LouisianaLionSports.net9/12/15 8:00 PM
South Dakota at UC DavisEversport.tv9/12/15 9:00 PM
LSU at Mississippi St.ESPN HD9/12/15 9:15 PM
Boise St. at BYUESPN2 HD9/12/15 10:15 PM
San Jose St. at Air ForceESPNU HD9/12/15 10:15 PM
UCF at StanfordFOX Sports 19/12/15 10:30 PM
UCLA at UNLVCBS Sports Network9/12/15 10:30 PM
Cal Poly at Arizona St.Pac-12 Networks9/12/15 11:00 PM

 

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 - Week 3 -

GameNetworkTime
E Tenn St. at Charleston SoBigSouthSports.com9/17/15 7:00 PM
Clemson at LouisvilleESPN HD9/17/15 7:30 PM
Florida A&M at SC St.ESPNU HD9/17/15 7:30 PM
Howard vs. HamptonESPNU HD9/18/15 7:30 PM
(at RFK Stadium)
Florida St. at Boston CollegeESPN HD9/18/15 8:00 PM
Idaho St. at Boise St.CBS Sports Network9/18/15 9:00 PM
New Mexico at Arizona St.Pac-12 Networks9/18/15 10:00 PM
Illinois at North CarolinaABC/ESPN/ESPN2 HD9/19/15 12:00 PM
Air Force at Michigan St.ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 HD9/19/15 12:00 PM
Connecticut at MissouriESPN/ESPN2/9/19/15 12:00 PM
Tulsa at OklahomaFOX Sports 19/19/15 12:00 PM
USF at MarylandESPN2/ESPNU9/19/15 12:00 PM
Nevada at Texas A&MSEC Network9/19/15 12:00 PM
Wake Forest at ArmyCBS Sports Network9/19/15 12:00 PM
UNLV at MichiganBTN HD9/19/15 12:00 PM
Kent St. at MinnesotaBTN HD9/19/15 12:00 PM
Buffalo at FAUAmerican Sports Net9/19/15 12:00 PM
Savannah St. at AkronESPN39/19/15 12:00 PM
Delaware at VillanovaNBC RSNs9/19/15 12:00 PM
Dartmouth at GeorgetownPatriotLeagueNet9/19/15 12:00 PM
Northwestern at DukeACC Network9/19/15 12:30 PM
Central Michigan at SyracuseACC RSNs9/19/15 12:30 PM
Penn at LehighService Electric-PA9/19/15 12:30 PM
Bryant at BrownIvyLeagueDigitalNet9/19/15 12:30 PM
Yale at ColgateTime Warner-NY9/19/15 1:00 PM
Duquesne at DaytonAtlantic10.com9/19/15 1:00 PM
Columbia at FordhamPatriotLeagueNet9/19/15 1:00 PM
Georgia St. at OregonPac-12 Networks9/19/15 2:00 PM
Southeastern Louisiana at OhioESPN39/19/15 2:00 PM
College of Faith (AR) at ValpoESPN39/19/15 2:00 PM
Tennessee St. at Jacksonville St.ESPN39/19/15 2:00 PM
Rice at North TexasFOX College Sports9/19/15 2:30 PM
Louisiana Tech at Kansas St.FSN HD9/19/15 3:00 PM
Temple at MassachusettsESPN39/19/15 3:00 PM
Memphis at Bowling GreenESPN39/19/15 3:00 PM
Ball St. at Eastern MichiganESPN39/19/15 3:00 PM
Albany at James MadisonNBC RSNs9/19/15 3:00 PM
Drake at South DakotaMidCo Sports Network9/19/15 3:00 PM
Nicholls at Incarnate WordUIWCardinals.com9/19/15 3:00 PM
Bucknell at CornellIvyLeagueDigitalNet9/19/15 3:00 PM
Notre Dame (OH) at Robert MorrisNEC Front Row9/19/15 3:00 PM
Auburn at LSUCBS HD9/19/15 3:30 PM
Georgia Tech at Notre DameNBC HD9/19/15 3:30 PM
Nebraska at Miami (FL)ABC/ESPN2 HD9/19/15 3:30 PM
Northern Illinois at Ohio St.ABC/ESPN2 HD9/19/15 3:30 PM
UTSA at Oklahoma St.FOX Sports 19/19/15 3:30 PM
Virginia Tech at PurdueESPNU HD9/19/15 3:30 PM
East Carolina at NavyCBS Sports Network9/19/15 3:30 PM
Troy at WisconsinBTN HD9/19/15 3:30 PM
Norfolk St. at MarshallAmerican Sports Net9/19/15 3:30 PM
Cincinnati at Miami (OH)ESPN39/19/15 3:30 PM
William & Mary at VirginiaESPN39/19/15 3:30 PM
Chattanooga at SamfordAmerican Sports Net9/19/15 3:30 PM
North Dakota at North Dakota St.NBC North Dakota9/19/15 3:30 PM
Western Kentucky at IndianaESPNEWS9/19/15 4:00 PM
Northwestern St. at Mississippi St.SEC Network9/19/15 4:00 PM
Austin Peay at VanderbiltSEC Network Alt.9/19/15 4:00 PM
St. Francis (PA) at Youngstown St.ESPN39/19/15 4:00 PM
Montana St. at E WashingtonROOT Sports9/19/15 4:00 PM
Utah St. at WashingtonPac-12 Networks9/19/15 5:00 PM
Wofford at IdahoESPN39/19/15 5:00 PM
South Carolina at GeorgiaESPN HD9/19/15 6:00 PM
The Citadel at Georgia SouthernESPN39/19/15 6:00 PM
Furman at UCFESPN39/19/15 6:00 PM
Princeton at LafayetteLafayette Sports9/19/15 6:00 PM
Jackson St. at SouthernESPN39/19/15 6:00 PM
Sacred Heart at MaristCollege Sports Direct9/19/15 6:00 PM
VMI at RichmondCollege Sports Direct9/19/15 6:00 PM
Monmouth at WagnerNEC Front Row9/19/15 6:00 PM
North Carolina A&T at ElonElonPhoenix.com9/19/15 6:00 PM
W Illinois at Coastal CarolinaBigSouthSports.com9/19/15 6:00 PM
Virginia Union at Gardner-WebbBigSouthSports.com9/19/15 6:00 PM
Texas Tech at ArkansasESPN2 HD9/19/15 7:00 PM
Western Carolina at TennesseeESPNU HD9/19/15 7:00 PM
Colorado vs. Colorado St.CBS Sports Network9/19/15 7:00 PM
(at Denver, CO)
NC State at Old DominionAmerican Sports Net9/19/15 7:00 PM
Murray St. at Western MichiganESPN39/19/15 7:00 PM
Southern Miss at Texas St.ESPN39/19/15 7:00 PM
Missouri St. at Arkansas St.ESPN39/19/15 7:00 PM
New Hampshire at Stony BrookAmerican Sports Net9/19/15 7:00 PM
Lamar at Sam Houston St.American Sports Net9/19/15 7:00 PM
McNeese St. at Stephen F. AustinESPN39/19/15 7:00 PM
Montana at LibertyCowles Media9/19/15 7:00 PM
Campbell at PresbyterianBigSouthSports.com9/19/15 7:00 PM
Bowie St. at Central Connecticut St.NEC Front Row9/19/15 7:00 PM
Mercer at Tennessee TechOVC Digital Network9/19/15 7:00 PM
Illinois St. at Eastern IllinoisOVC Digital Network9/19/15 7:00 PM
Hou Baptist at Abilene ChristianACUSports.com9/19/15 7:00 PM
California at TexasFOX HD9/19/15 7:30 PM
Florida at KentuckySEC Network9/19/15 7:30 PM
Stanford at USCABC HD9/19/15 8:00 PM
Iowa St. at ToledoESPNEWS9/19/15 8:00 PM
SMU at TCUFSN HD9/19/15 8:00 PM
Rutgers at Penn St.BTN HD9/19/15 8:00 PM
Pittsburgh at IowaBTN HD9/19/15 8:00 PM
San Jose St. at Oregon St.Pac-12 Networks9/19/15 8:00 PM
UTEP at New Mexico St.AggieVision9/19/15 8:00 PM
Maine at TulaneESPN39/19/15 8:00 PM
South Alabama at San Diego St.MW Network9/19/15 8:00 PM
Sacramento St. at Weber St.KJZZ9/19/15 8:00 PM
S Utah at Northern ColoradoEvertsport.tv9/19/15 8:00 PM
Wyoming at Washington St.Pac-12 Networks9/19/15 8:30 PM
Ole Miss at AlabamaESPN HD9/19/15 9:15 PM
BYU at UCLAFOX Sports 19/19/15 10:30 PM
Utah at Fresno St.CBS Sports Network9/19/15 10:30 PM
Northern Iowa at Cal PolyAmerican Sports Net9/19/15 10:30 PM
Northern Arizona at ArizonaPac-12 Networks9/19/15 11:00 PM
UC Davis at Hawai’iOceanic PPV9/19/15 11:59 PM

 

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 - Week 4 -

GameNetworkTime
Penn at VillanovaCollege Sports Live9/24/15 7:00 PM
Cincinnati at MemphisESPN HD9/24/15 7:30 PM
Boise St. at VirginiaESPN HD9/25/15 8:00 PM
Stanford at Oregon St.FOX Sports 19/25/15 10:00 PM
Marshall at Kent St.ESPN3TBA
Kansas at RutgersBig Ten TV Partners9/26/15 12:00 PM
Southern Miss at NebraskaBig Ten TV Partners9/26/15 12:00 PM
S F. Austin at Abilene ChristianAmerican Sports Net9/26/15 12:00 PM
Colgate at Holy CrossAmerican Sports Net9/26/15 12:00 PM
Jacksonville at MaristCollege Sports Direct9/26/15 12:00 PM
Univ of Faith at St. Francis (PA)NEC Front Row9/26/15 1:00 PM
Georgetown at ColumbiaIvyLeagueDigitalNet9/26/15 1:00 PM
Cornell at YaleIvyLeagueDigitalNet9/26/15 1:00 PM
Monmouth at FordhamPatriotLeagueNet9/26/15 1:00 PM
San Diego at ValparaisoESPN39/26/15 1:30 PM
Stetson at DrakeCollege Sports Direct9/26/15 2:00 PM
UC Davis at North DakotaMidCo Sports Net9/26/15 2:00 PM
Shorter at Southeast MissouriOVC Digital Network9/26/15 2:00 PM
FIU at Louisiana TechFOX College Sports9/26/15 2:30 PM
Jacksonville St. at UT MartinESPN39/26/15 3:00 PM
Rice at BaylorFSN HD9/26/15 3:00 PM
New Mexico at WyomingROOT Sports9/26/15 3:00 PM
VMI at FurmanESPN39/26/15 3:00 PM
Towson at ElonElonPhoenix.com9/26/15 3:00 PM
Duquesne at AlbanyCollege Sports Direct9/26/15 3:00 PM
Western Oregon at Portland St.Eversport.tv9/26/15 3:00 PM
Massachusetts at Notre DameNBC HD9/26/15 3:30 PM
Nevada at BuffaloESPN39/26/15 3:30 PM
Ohio at MinnesotaBig Ten TV Partners9/26/15 3:30 PM
Appalachian St. at Old DominionAmerican Sports Net9/26/15 3:30 PM
Miami (OH) at W KentuckyCBS Sports Network HD9/26/15 3:30 PM
Rhode Island at MaineAmerican Sports Net9/26/15 3:30 PM
Cal Poly at Montana St.Cowles Media9/26/15 3:30 PM
Northern Arizona at MontanaROOT Sports9/26/15 4:00 PM
Hampton at Norfolk St.NSUSpartans.com9/26/15 4:00 PM
Morgan St. vs. HowardESPN39/26/15 4:30 PM
(at Chicago, IL)
Lehigh at PrincetonIvyLeagueDigitalNet9/26/15 5:00 PM
Georgia Southern at IdahoAltitude29/26/15 5:00 PM
Austin Peay at E KentuckyOVC Digital Network9/26/15 6:00 PM
Bryant at Coastal CarolinaBigSouthSports.com9/26/15 6:00 PM
Robert Morris at South D St.MidCo Sports Network9/26/15 6:00 PM
Kennesaw St. at DaytonAtlantic10.com9/26/15 6:00 PM
Charleston South at The CitadelESPN39/26/15 6:00 PM
Lafayette at WagnerLafayette Sports9/26/15 6:00 PM
Central Conn St. at N.H.UNHWildcats.TV9/26/15 6:00 PM
Liberty at Southern IllinoisFlames Sports9/26/15 7:00 PM
Hou Baptist at Sam Houston St.FOX College Sports9/26/15 7:00 PM
Brown at HarvardFOX College Sports9/26/15 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart at DartmouthIvyLeagueDigitalNet9/26/15 7:00 PM
Gardner-Webb at WoffordSoConDigitalNet9/26/15 7:00 PM
Central Arkansas at NW St.ESPN39/26/15 7:00 PM
James Madison at SMUESPN39/26/15 7:00 PM
Colorado St. at UTSACBS Sports Network HD9/26/15 7:00 PM
FAU at CharlotteAmerican Sports Net9/26/15 7:00 PM
Chattanooga at PresbyterianBigSouthSports.com9/26/15 7:00 PM
Tennessee Tech at Murray St.American Sports Net9/26/15 7:00 PM
Stony Brook at William & MaryNBC RSNs9/26/15 7:30 PM
Incarnate Word at UTEPCollege Sports Live9/26/15 8:00 PM
Ball St. at NorthwesternBTN HD9/26/15 8:00 PM
Hawai’i at WisconsinBTN HD9/26/15 8:00 PM
Brevard at Southern UtahEvertsport.tv9/26/15 8:00 PM
E Wash at Sacramento St.Evertsport.tv9/26/15 9:00 PM
Idaho St. at UNLVMW Network9/26/15 9:00 PM
Fresno St. at San Jose St.CBS Sports Network9/26/15 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 31 leading up to the men’s final on Sunday, September 13th as the mens’ final returns to its original Sunday time slot.

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

New this year, switch your channel in the US for live TV coverage — from traditional coverage on CBS — to the US Tennis Open’s new home on ESPN.

ESPN begins its first year as the exclusive U.S. Open TV partner with coverage of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on August 30 (1 PM ET, ESPN2). Weekday coverage airs from 1-11 PM ET during the first week of the tournament, with ESPN airing the daytime window (1-6 PM) and primetime coverage mostly on ESPN2 (6-11 PM).

ESPN2 will air coverage from 11 AM-11 PM on each day of Labor Day weekend, meaning the network will carry zero college football games on the first Saturday of the season. ESPN has the women’s semifinals in primetime on September 10 (7-11 PM) and eight hours of men’s semifinal coverage the following day (3-11 PM).

One of the biggest changes to the schedule is that the women’s final will air on a Saturday afternoon for the first time in 15 years. ESPN will air coverage at 3 PM ET, with college football as a lead-in. The men’s final returns to its Sunday afternoon slot for the first time since 2007, airing from 4-7 PM ET on ESPN.

 

2015 U.S. Open Schedule on ESPN Family of Networks

Subject to change; all times ET

 

StartEndRoundNet
Sunday, August 30
1:00 PM2:00 PMArthur Ashe Kids’ DayESPN2
Monday, August 31
1:00 PM6:00 PMFirst RoundESPN
6:00 PM11:00 PMFirst RoundESPN2
Tuesday, September 1
1:00 PM11:00 PMFirst RoundESPN
Wednesday, September 2
1:00 PM6:00 PMSecond RoundESPN
6:00 PM11:00 PMSecond RoundESPN2
Thursday, September 3
1:00 PM5:00 PMSecond RoundESPN
5:00 PM11:00 PMSecond RoundESPN2
Friday, September 4
1:00 PM6:00 PMThird RoundESPN
6:00 PM11:00 PMThird RoundESPN2
Saturday, September 5
11:00 AM11:00 PMThird RoundESPN2
Sunday, September 6
11:00 AM11:00 PMRound of 16ESPN2
Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
11:00 AM11:00 PMRound of 16ESPN2
Tuesday, September 8
12:00 PM11:00 PMQuarterfinalsESPN
Wednesday, September 9
11:00 AM6:00 PMQuarterfinalsESPN
8:00 PM11:00 PMMen’s QuarterfinalESPN2
Thursday, September 10
7:00 PM11:00 PMWomen’s SemifinalsESPN
Friday, September 11
3:00 PM11:00 PMMen’s SemifinalsESPN
Saturday, September 12
3:00 PM6:00 PMWomen’s FinalESPN
Sunday, September 13
4:00 PM7:00 PMMen’s FinalESPN

 

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NASCAR

 

 

CHASE 101

 

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.

Each of the 16 drivers who qualifies for the Chase Grid starts with 2,000 points, plus three points for each win earned during the first 26 regular-season races. After the bonus points for wins are added, drivers are ranked in order of the reset points. See the updated standings.

 

THE ROUNDS

Challenger Round: The 16 drivers will take to the track at Chicagoland SpeedwayNew Hampshire Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway for the 12 spots available in the next round (Contender). A win at any of the three races equals advancement into the next round. The rest of the field of 12 will be determined by order of points scored in the three races. After this round, each advancing driver will be reset to 3,000 points.

Points note: 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.

Tiebreaker: If any position comes down to a tiebreaker, only the three races in the Challenger Round matter. Wins and finishes in the regular season won’t, so these nine drivers will need to run up front to challenge for the win. If they can’t win, they’ll need to have more second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc. than their competitors in order to break the tie and advance. If two drivers have the exact same finishes, the tiebreaker then goes to the driver who scored the best finish first.

Contender Round: The 12 drivers will battle at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway for the eight spots available in the next round (Eliminator). A win at any of the three races equals advancement into the next round. The rest of the field of eight will be determined by order of points scored in the three races. After this round, each advancing driver will be reset to 4,000 points.

Tiebreaker: If any position comes down to a tiebreaker, only the three races in the Contender Round matter. Wins and finishes in the regular season won’t, so the drivers will need to run up front to challenge for the win. If they can’t win, they’ll need to have more second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc. than their competitors in order to break the tie and advance. If two drivers have the exact same finishes, the tiebreaker then goes to the driver who scored the best finish first.

Eliminator Round: The eight drivers will battle at Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway for the four spots available in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. A win at any of the three races equals advancement into the next round. The rest of the field of four will be determined by order of points scored in the three races. After this round, each advancing driver will be reset to 5,000 points

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Tiebreaker: If any position comes down to a tiebreaker, only the three races in the Eliminator Round matter. Wins and finishes in the regular season won’t, so the drivers will need to run up front to challenge for the win. If they can’t win, they’ll need to have more second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc. than their competitors in order to break the tie and advance. If two drivers have the exact same finishes, the tiebreaker then goes to the driver who scored the best finish first.

 

THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP


The final race is all about order of finish. No bonus points for laps led, etc. The four finalists will start the race tied, and the highest finisher among them at Homestead-Miami Speedway will win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.

 

NASCAR Schedule – Sept’15

BOJANGLES’ SOUTHERN 500

SUNDAY, SEP. 06 / 7:00 PM ET
DARLINGTON RACEWAY
NBC

Track Detail

Preview

 

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FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400

SATURDAY, SEP. 12 / 7:30 PM ET
RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
NBCSN

Track Detail

Preview

 

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MYAFIBRISK.COM 400

SUNDAY, SEP. 20 / 3:00 PM ET
CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY
NBCSN

Track Detail

Preview

 

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SYLVANIA 300

SUNDAY, SEP. 27 / 2:00 PM ET
NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
NBCSN

Track Detail

Preview

 

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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 – September’15:

 

DatesTournamentTV
SEP 4 – 7Deutsche Bank Championship Golf, NBC
TPC Boston, Norton, MA
SEP 17 – 20BMW Championship Golf, NBC
Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, IL
SEP 24 – 27TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola Golf, NBC
East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA

 

 

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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 – September ’15:

 

August 31 – September 13, 2015

US Open (Men & Women) Flushing Meadow, New York, U.S.A.

September 7 – 12, 2015

Dalian WTA 125K (Women) Dalian, China

September 14 – 20, 2015

Japan Women’s Open Tennis (Women) Osaka, Japan

Coupe Banque Nationale (Women) Quebec City, Canada

September 18 – 20, 2015

Davis Cup Semifinals and World Group Play-offs (Men)
Great Britain vs Australia @ Great Britain
Belgium vs Argentina @ Belgium
India vs Czech Republic @ India
Switzerland vs Netherlands @ Switzerland
Russia vs Italy @ Russia
Uzbekistan vs USA @ Uzbekistan
Colombia vs Japan @ Colombia
Dominican Republic vs Germany @ Dominican Republic
Brazil vs Croatia @ Brazil
Poland vs Slovakia @ Poland

September 21 – 27, 2015

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

Kia Korea Open (Women) Seoul, Korea

Toray Pan Pacific Open (Women) Tokyo, Japan

Moselle Open (Men) Metz, France

St. Petersburg Open (Men) St. Petersburg, Russia

September 28 – October 4, 2015

Wuhan Open (Women) Wuhan, China

Tashkent Open (Women) Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Shenzhen Open (Men) Shenzhen, China

Malaysian Open (Men) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

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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
  9. livefireonline.com
  10. weber.com/weber-nation

 

Labor Day BBQ Links

 

allrecipes – Labor Day

food network – Labor Day

saveur – Labor Day barbeque

about.com – Labor Day

delish – Labor Day recipes

cooking light – grilling recipes 

thenest.com – Labor Day Grilling ideas

serious eats – Labor Day menus

fine cooking – Labor Day recipes

better homes and gardens – Summer Holiday recipes

pinterest- Labor Day

grilling.com – blog

 

 

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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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