leading up to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan State Spartans at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

All Times Eastern

College Basketball
Xavier at Villanova — FS1, noon
Drake at Wichita State — ESPNU, 2 p.m.
Creighton at St. John’s — FS1, 2 p.m.
Montana at Northern Arizona — Fox College Sports Pacific, 2 p.m.
North Carolina Central at Mississippi State — SEC Network Plus, 2 p.m.
Providence at Butler — CBS Sports Network, 2:30 p.m.
Wofford at Harvard — NESN, 2:30 p.m.
BYU at St. Mary’s — ESPNU, 11 p.m.

Michigan State at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, noon
St. Mary’s at BYU — BYUtv, 3 p.m.

College Football
College Football Playoff

Orange Bowl, Stadium Formerly Known as Joe Robbie, Miami Gardens, FL

Clemson vs. Oklahoma — ESPN/ESPN2 (Spanish language feed) — 4 p.m.

Cotton Bowl, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Michigan State vs. Alabama — ESPN/ESPN2 (Spanish language feed) — 8 p.m.

Peach Bowl, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Florida State vs. Houston — ESPN, noon

College GameDay live from South Beach, Miami, FL — ESPN, 9 a.m.
ESPNU Film Room: College Football Playoff Special — ESPNU, 10 a.m.
College Football Playoff Showcase — ESPN, 11:50 a.m.
College Football Playoff Pregame — ESPN, 3:30 p.m.
BTN Live: Cotton Bowl Pregame — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m.
SEC Nation — SEC Network, 7 p.m.
College Football Playoff Pregame — ESPN, 7:40 p.m.
Finebaum Film Room: Cotton Bowl Classic — SEC Network, 8 p.m.
Cotton Bowl Postgame — Big Ten Network, 11:30 p.m.
College Football Playoff Postgame Wrap Up — ESPN,  11:40 p.m.
The Final Drive — Big Ten Network, midnight

Golf Central Special: 2015 Top Shots — Golf Channel, 6 p.m.

2016 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship
Group A, Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
Denmark vs. United States — NHL Network, 9 a.m.
Canada vs. Sweden — NHL Network, 3:30 p.m. (same day coverage)

La Liga
Villarreal vs. Valencia — beIN Sports, 9:55 a.m.

Mixed Martial Arts
UFC Ultimate Knockouts: Epic Knockouts from the UFC — FS1, 4 p.m.
UFC Ultimate Knockouts: Knockouts From Around the World — FS1, 4:30 p.m.
Best of UFC 2015 — FS1, 5 p.m.
UFC’s Top 5 Greatest Fights — FS1, 5:30 p.m.
UFC Reloaded: UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor — FS1, 8 p.m.

MLB 2015: Year in Review — MLB Network, 7 p.m.

Fantasy Tip-Off — NBA TV, 5:30 p.m.
NBA GameTime — NBA TV, 8 p.m.

NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m.
NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m.
Around the NFL — NFL Network, 6 p.m.

Los Angeles at Calgary — NHL Network, 9 p.m.

NHL Tonight: 2016 NHL Winter Classic: Bruins Practice Day Coverage — NHL Network, 11:30 a.m.
NHL Tonight: 2016 NHL Winter Classic: Canadiens Practice Day Coverage — NHL Network, 12:30 p.m.
NHL Tonight: 2016 NHL Winter Classic: Practice Day Recap — NHL Network, 1:30 p.m.
NHL Tonight at the 2016 NHL Winter Classic — NHL Network, 2:30 p.m.
NHL Tonight at the 2016 NHL Winter Classic — NHL Network, 5:30 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 6 p.m.
On the Fly — NHL Network, midnight

The Express Xtra — beIN Sports, 10 p.m.

Sports Talk
Sport Today — BBC World News, 5:45 a.m.
Boomer & Carton — CBS Sports Network, 6 a.m.
Golf Central: 2015 Top Moments — Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
The Best of the Dan Patrick Show — Audience Network (AT&T U-Verse/DirecTV)/NBCSN, 9 a.m.
Sport Today — BBC World News, 9:45 a.m.
The Best of the Rich Eisen Show — Audience Network (AT&T U-Verse/DirecTV)/Root Sports (Northwest/Pittsburgh/Rocky Mountain), noon
BYU Sports Nation — BYUtv, noon
Sport Today — BBC World News, 1:45 p.m.
E:60 Profile: Rob Gronkowski — ESPNews, 2 p.m.
E:60 Profile: Jamaal Charles — ESPNews, 2:30 p.m.
E:60 Profile: Marshawn Lynch — ESPNews, 3 p.m.
E:60 Profile: Jason Witten — ESPNews, 3:30 p.m.
Fox Sports Live — FS1, 11 p.m.
SEC Now — SEC Network, 11:30 p.m.
TMZ Sports — FS1, midnight
SportsCenter at night — ESPN, midnight
Contacto Deportivo — Univision Deportes, midnight
Fox Sports Live — FS1, 12:30 a.m. (Friday)

Mubadala World Tennis Championship, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Match 1: Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga vs. David Ferrer — Tennis Channel, 7 a.m.
Match 2: Milos Raonic vs. Kevin Anderson — Tennis Channel, 9 p.m.

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 four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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