Viewing Picks for January 3, 2014

All Times Eastern

Friday Night Fights, Minneapolis, MN
Rances Barthelemy vs. Argenis Mendez — ESPN2, 9 p.m.

College Basketball
Savannah State at Baylor — Fox Sports Net-National, 8 p.m.

Wisconsin at Illinois — Big Ten Network, 8 p.m.
Oregon at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 9 p.m.
Utah at UCLA — Pac-12 Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
Oregon State at Cal — Pac-12 Networks, 11 p.m.
Colorado at USC — Pac-12 Los Angeles, 11 p.m.

College Football
Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX
Missouri vs. Oklahoma State — Fox, 8 p.m.

Fox College Pregame — Fox, 7:30 p.m.

Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
Clemson vs. Ohio State — ESPN, 8:30 p.m.

College Football Live — ESPN2, 5 p.m.
College GameDay live from Miami — ESPN, 7 p.m.
BCS Pregame Show — ESPN, 8 p.m.
BCS Postgame Show — ESPN, midnight

College Hockey
Mariucci Classic, Minneapolis, MN

Colgate at Minnesota — Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m.

Nebraska-Omaha at New Hampshire — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7:30 p.m.

PGA Tour
Tournament of Champions, Maui, Hawaii
1st Round — Golf Channel, 4:30 p.m.

Golf Central Pregame live from Maui, Hawaii — Golf Channel, 3 p.m.

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC Unleashed: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.
UFC Reloaded: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barão — Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.

Clubhouse Confidential — MLB Network, 3:30 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 6 p.m.

New York at Houston — NBA TV, 8 p.m.

NBA GameTime — NBA TV, 11:30 p.m.

NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m.
NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m.
Around the League Live — NFL Network, 6 p.m.
NFL Kickoff — ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Around the League Primetime — NFL Network, 7 p.m.
Playbook: Wild Card Games-Saturday — NFL Network, 9 p.m.
Playbook: Wild Card Games-Sunday — NFL Network, 10 p.m.

NHL Live – NHL Network, 5 p.m.
NHL on the Fly — NHL Network, 7 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 10 p.m.

Sports Talk
NFL AM — NFL Network, 6 a.m.
Morning Drive — Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show — Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBCSN, 9 a.m.
Hot Stove — MLB Network, 9 a.m.
SVP & Russillo — ESPNews, 1 p.m.
Highly Questionable — ESPN2, 4 p.m.
Outside the Lines — ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.
Crowd Goes Wild — Fox Sports 1, 5 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption — ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
ROME — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
Fox Football Daily — Fox Sports 1, 6 p.m.
The Artie Lange Show — Audience Network (DirecTV), 10 p.m.
Fox Sports Live — Fox Sports 1, 11 p.m.
ESPN FC — ESPNews, 11:30 p.m.
Lead Off — CBS Sports Network, midnight

WTA Tour
Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia
Semifinal — Tennis Channel, 5:30 a.m.

ATP Tour
Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia
Quarterfinals — Tennis Channel, 2 p.m.

WTA Tour
ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand
Semifinals — Tennis Channel, 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. (same day coverage)

ATP Tour
Chennai Open, Chennai, India
Quarterfinals — Tennis Channel, 10 p.m. (same day coverage)

U.S. Olympic Trials
Short Track Speedskating, Salt Lake City, UT
Men's & Women's 1,500 meters — NBCSN, 8 p.m.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

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