Your New Year's Eve sports entertainment includes four more college football bowl games, the Bulls in a rare weekday afternoon game, and a ton of college basketball.â†µâ†µ
11 a.m., ESPN: College football, Meineke Car Care Bowl: South Florida vs. Clemson at Charlotte. Does anyone travel out of state for bowl games any more?â†µâ†µ
11 a.m., ESPN2: College basketball, Northwestern at Purdue.â†µâ†µ
11 a.m., CBS-2: College basketball, No. 12 Kentucky at No. 20 Louisville.â†µâ†µ
1 p.m., CBS-2: College football, Hyundai Sun Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Miami at El Paso, Texas. The
highly-anticipated modestly-anticipated not-really-anticipated-at-all revival of the old "Catholics vs. Convicts" series from the 1980s. Today, we find out which of these teams will go 8-5; the other will be 7-6.
2 p.m., WGN (local and national): NBA, Bulls vs Nets at the United Center. Once again, you shouldn't take anything for granted, but the Nets have the fourth-worst road record (3-14) in the league.â†µâ†µ
2:30 p.m., ESPN: College football, AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Georgia vs. Central Florida at Memphis. It would be pretty embarrassing to go home with a losing record from a bowl game, wouldn't it? Georgia is 6-6.â†µâ†µ
3 p.m., Big Ten Network: College basketball, No. 13 Minnesota at No. 19 Michigan State.â†µâ†µ
4 p.m., Comcast 100: AHL, Wolves at Moose. This is the first of back-to-back games today and tomorrow for the Wolves in Winnipeg.â†µâ†µ
5 p.m., ESPN2: College basketball, No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana.â†µâ†µ
6:30 p.m., ESPN: College football, Chick-fil-A Bowl: South Carolina vs. Florida State at Atlanta. It's an all-Florida day for bowl teams.