NHL National Cable TV Schedule 10/25 – 10/31, 2018

Over the last week, teams in the NHL have begun to develop their identities, with trends developing that could spell success for the rest of the season, or mean some teams with previous success will be taking a step back this year in the National Hockey League. Last year’s Cinderellas, the Vegas Golden Knights, finally ended a long streak without a regulation win that could or could not have been caused by the Imagine Dragons curse. The Red Wings and Oilers are having some troubles. But the Jets seem poised to repeat last year’s success.

Will this week stay on trend or flip the script? Watch the games to find out.

Thursday, October 25
7:00p Flyers-Bruins ESPN+
9:00p Capitals-Oilers ESPN+
Friday, October 26
6:00p Lightning-Golden Knights ESPN+
7:30p Jets-Red Wings NHL Network
Saturday, October 27
1:00p Islanders-Flyers ESPN+
7:00p Canadiens-Bruins NHL Network
8:00p Blackhawks-Blues ESPN+
Sunday, October 28
5:00p Stars-Red Wings ESPN+
6:00p Oilers-Blackhawks NHL Network
Monday, October 29
7:00p Flames-Maple Leafs NHL Network
10:00p Wild-Canucks ESPN+
Tuesday, October 30
7:30p Devils-Lightning ESPN+
8:00p Golden Knights-Predators NBCSN
Wednesday, October 31
10:00p Blackhawks-Canucks NHL Network

Some games to watch for include the third meeting in three weeks between the Central rivals the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks have gotten the best of the Blues so far this season (and throughout history in general) but fans from Arnold, MO to East St. Louis, IL, will be tuned in to see the action.

Check back each week throughout the season to check out the schedule and see which games you need to catch, and how to watch them, with the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog.

NBA National Cable TV Schedule 10/23 – 10/29, 2018

The NBA season has started off with a bang last week. The defending champion Warriors are undefeated but not without a close call at the hands of the up and coming Utah Jazz on Saturday. The Lakers and Rockets are building quite the rivalry, one that’s not only about trading baskets but trading fists after Saturday night’s brawl. This week’s set of games may not include fisticuffs, but the teams are still working hard out of the gate before the mid-season doldrums, so you’ll want to see as the young stars attempt to prove themselves, the veterans play themselves into shape, and a whole lot more with this week’s slate of games.

Tuesday, October 23
7:00p Sixers-Pistons NBA TV
Wednesday, October 24
7:00p Mavs-Hawks ESPN
9:30p Sixers-Bucks ESPN
Thursday, October 25
8:00p Celtics-Thunder TNT
10:30p Nuggets-Lakers TNT
Friday, October 26
7:30p Warriors-Knicks NBA TV
10:00p Wizards-Kings NBA TV
Monday, October 29
8:00p Lakers-T’Wolves NBA TV

Of particular interest this week are the two Lakers games, as we’ll get to see how the team performs without suspended Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram. Fans from Azusa, CA to Yorba Linda, CA will get to see their Lakers in action against the Nuggets as part of TNT’s Thursday doubleheader, and next Monday on NBATV.

The national audience will also get their first taste this season of Giannis Antetekoumpo on Wednesday on ESPN when the Bucks take on the Sixers. Check back each week for updated schedules and games to look out for here at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog.

NHL National TV Cable Schedule 10/18 – 10/24

The NHL season is off to a fast start. To be sure you’re not missing any of the nationally televised games, be sure to stay tuned right here at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog, where we also can let you know where to find regional games in your market on various regional sports networks and more.

Big games this week include a rematch of the season opener for the St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets, which the Jets took handily, dealing the Blues a rough defeat and stunning the St. Louis market. Since the Cardinals didn’t make the playoffs this year and the Rams have jetted off to LA, St. Louis sports fans from Maryland Heights to Hazelwood have their hopes riding on the Blues and star forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and new arrival Ryan O’Reilly.

Thursday, October 18
7:00p Penguins-Maple Leafs ESPN+
10:30p Sabres-Sharks ESPN+
Friday, October 19
7:00p Panthers-Capitals ESPN+
8:00p Wild-Stars NBCSN
Saturday, October 20
7:00p Blues-Maple Leafs NHL Network
Blackhawks-Blue Jackets ESPN+
10:00p Predators-Oilers ESPN+
Sunday, October 21
7:00p Lightning-Blackhawks NHL Network
Flames-Rangers ESPN+
Monday, October 22
7:00p Avalanche-Flyers ESPN+
8:00p Blues-Jets NHL Network
Tuesday, October 23
8:00p Sharks-Predators NBCSN
9:00p Penguins-Oilers ESPN+
Wednesday, October 24
7:00p Maple Leafs-Jets NBCSN
9:30p Lightning-Avalanche NBCSN
10:00p Canucks-Golden Knights ESPN+

Be sure to stay tuned to the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog to stay up to date on all the sports broadcasts across the nation, where to find your favorite teams on regional sports networks, and a whole lot more. Enjoy the games!

NBA National Cable TV Schedule for Opening Week

After a long offseason filled with plenty of player movement—Lebron to the Lakers! Boogie Cousins to the Warriors!—the games are finally ready to begin, with the season kicking off tomorrow night with a TNT doubleheader featuring two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, facing off followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and the defending champion Golden State Warriors squaring up in the Bay.

The TV, Internet, and Phone Blog is your home for national cable TV schedules for all your favorite sports, from NHL hockey to college football. Here is the cable TV schedule for the first week of NBA action on ESPN, TNT, and NBATV.

Tuesday, October 16
8:00p Sixers-Celtics TNT
10:30p Thunder-Warriors TNT
Wednesday, October 17
8:00p Pelicans-Rockets ESPN
10:30p Mavs-Suns ESPN
Thursday, October 18
8:00p Bulls-Sixers TNT
10:30p Lakers-Blazers TNT
Friday, October 19
8:00p Celtics-Raptors ESPN
10:30p Warriors-Jazz ESPN
Saturday, October 20
7:00p Raptors-Wizards NBA TV
10:30p Rockets-Lakers ESPN
Sunday, October 21
9:00p Rockets-Clippers NBA TV
Monday, October 22
7:30p Magic-Celtics NBA TV
10:30p Spurs-Lakers NBA TV


These nationally televised games will be watched from coast to coast, from the Celtics stronghold of Worcester, MA to Laker-loving Santa Ana, CA. Check back each week to see updated schedules and previews of some of the week’s biggest matchups. This week, we’re especially looking forward to the Jazz-Warriors matchup on Friday night, which will pit the four-time Western Conference (and three time NBA champ over that period) champions against the team many are picking to be their biggest challenger in the West this year. Can the defense of the Jazz stifle the free-flowing Warrior offense? You’ll have to watch to find out.

College Football This Week on Cable TV and Online

We’re hitting the heart of the college football season, the rankings beginning to sort out as teams battle for a spot in the playoff and a chance to reach the title game. Whether you’re in a football-crazy market like Auburn, AL or follow from afar in Palisades Park, NJ, you’ll be able to find whatever you want to watch in our listing below on broadcast TV, the ESPN+ app, national cable TV, and regional sports networks. Here’s the schedule for the week, all times eastern:

Tuesday, October 9

Appalachian State at Arkansas State

8 p.m., Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR, ESPN2 or Watch ESPN

Thursday, October 11

Georgia Southern at Texas State

7:30 p.m., Bobcat Stadium, San Marcos, TX, ESPNU or Watch ESPN

Texas Tech at TCU

7:30 p.m., Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX, ESPN or Watch ESPN

Friday, October 12

No. 23 South Florida at Tulsa 

7 p.m., Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK, ESPN or Watch ESPN

Air Force at San Diego State

9 p.m., SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA, CBSSN

Arizona at Utah

10 p.m., Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT, ESPN or Watch ESPN

Saturday, October 13

Minnesota at No. 3 Ohio State

12 p.m., Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH, FS1

Tennessee at No. 21 Auburn

12 p.m., Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL, SEC Network or Watch ESPN

No. 14 Florida at Vanderbilt

12 p.m., Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN, EPSN or Watch ESPN

Oklahoma State at Kansas State

12 p.m., Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS, ESPN U or Watch ESPN

Rutger at Maryland

12 p.m., Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland, BTN

Iowa at Indiana

12 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN, ESPN 2 or Watch ESPN

Nebraska at Northwestern

12 p.m., Ryan Field, Evanston, IL, ABC or Watch ESPN

Akron at Buffalo

12 p.m., UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY, CBSSN

Toledo at Eastern Michigan

12 p.m., Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI, ESPN+

Duke at Georgia Tech

12:20 p.m., Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA, ACC Network or Watch ESPN

Louisville at Boston College

12:30 p.m., Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA, ACC Network or Watch ESPN

UAB at Rice 

1 p.m., Rice Stadium, Houston, TX, ESPN+

Troy at Liberty

2 p.m., Williams Stadium, Lynchburg, VA, ESPN3

Southern Mississippi at North Texas

2 p.m., Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX, ESPN3

Pittsburgh at No. 5 Notre Dame

2:30 p.m., Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN, NBC

Kent State at Miami (OH)

2:30 p.m., Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH, ESPN+

Western Michigan at Bowling Green

3 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH, ESPN+

Ball State at Central Michigan

3 p.m., Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mt. Pleasant, MI, ESPN3

No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU

3:30 p.m., Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA, CBS

No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon

3:30 p.m., Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR, ABC, ESPN2 or Watch ESPN

No. 20 Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State

3:30 p.m., Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA, BTN

No. 10 UCF at Memphis

3:30 p.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN, ABC, ESPN2 or Watch ESPN

Baylor at No. 9 Texas

3:30 p.m., Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX, ESPN or Watch ESPN

Ohio at Northern Illinois

3:30 p.m., Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL, ESPN+

Temple at Navy

3:30 p.m., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD, CBSSN

Western Kentucky at Charlotte

3:30 p.m., McColl-Richardson Field, Charlotte, NC, ESPN+

Marshall at Old Dominion

3:30 p.m., S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, VA, ESPN Radio 94.1

Army at San Jose State

3:30 p.m., Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, ESPNU or Watch ESPN

Purdue at Illinois

3:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL, FS1

No. 22 Texas A&M at South Carolina

3:30 p.m., Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC, SEC Network or Watch ESPN

New Mexico at Colorado State 

4 p.m., Canvas Stadium, Fort Collins, CO, AT&T SPORTSNET

UNLV at Utah State

4 p.m., Romney Stadium, Logan, UT, AGGIE RADIO NETWORK

Alabama State at South Alabama

5 p.m., Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL, ESPN3

New Mexico State at Louisiana 

5 p.m., Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA, ESPN+

UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina

6:00 p.m., Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC, ESPN+

Missouri at No. 1 Alabama

7:00 p.m., Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL, ESPN or WatchESPN

No. 6 West Virginia at Iowa State

7:00 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA, FSI

No. 16 Miami at Virginia 

7:00 p.m., Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA, ESPN2 or Watch ESPN

Virginia Tech at North Carolina

7:00 p.m., Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC, ESPNU or Watch ESPN

Houston at East Carolina 

7:00 p.m., Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC, CBSSN

Louisiana Tech at UTSA

7:00 p.m., Alamodome, San Antonio, TX, ESPN+

UCLA at California

7:00 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA, Pac-12 Network

No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan

7:30 p.m., Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI, ABC or Watch ESPN

Ole Miss at Arkansas 

7:30 p.m., War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, AR, SEC Network or Watch ESPN

Middle Tennessee at Florida International

7:30 p.m., FIU Stadium, Miami, FL, BEIN SPORTS

Hawai’i at BYU

10:15 p.m., LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT, ESPN2 or Watch EPSN

No. 19 Colorado vs. USC

10:30 p.m., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA, FSI

Wyoming at Fresno State 

10:30 p.m., Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA, ESPNU or Watch ESPN

Boise State at Nevada 

10:30 p.m., Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV, CBSSN

Be sure to stay tuned to the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for sports schedules and more.

NHL National TV Cable Schedule 10/11 – 10/17

NHL hockey is underway, the season starting off with a bang. The TV, Internet, and Phone Blog is your home for the national cable TV schedule for the NHL, so you can keep up with your favorite teams whether you live in a TV market for your local favorite such as the St. Louis Blues, like Fenton, MO, or far from your home team where there is no NHL team, like in Leawood, KS. Our previous entry gave the schedule from the start of the season last Thursday through the following Wednesday, so our new schedule picks up there, covering the following seven days of action, including games on NHL Network, ESPN+, and of course NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

Thursday, October 11
7:00p Golden Knights-Penguins ESPN+
8:00p Jets-Predators ESPN+
Saturday, October 13
1:00p Oilers-Rangers ESPN+
7:00p Maple Leafs-Capitals NHL Network
Red Wings-Bruins ESPN+
Sunday, October 14
7:00p Hurricanes-Jets NHL Network
Ducks-Blues ESPN+
Monday, October 15
7:30p Kings-Maple Leafs ESPN+
Tuesday, October 16
7:00p Stars-Devils ESPN+
8:00p Coyotes-Wild NBCSN
Wednesday, October 17
7:00p Rangers-Capitals NBCSN
9:30p Bruins-Flames NBCSN
10:00p Islanders-Ducks ESPN+

Big games this week include the Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the defending Western Conference Champion Vegas Golden Knights, the up and coming Toronto Maple Leafs battling the defending Cup champion Washington Capitals, and the always popular New York Rangers taking on those same Capitals.

To stay up to date on sports schedules on cable TV, big news in the cable TV and internet industries, and a whole lot more, be sure to bookmark the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog.

NHL National Cable TV Schedule

The National Hockey League begins its 2018-19 season tomorrow with two nationally broadcast games available on NBCSN (NBC Sports Network). Follow the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog to keep abreast of the national hockey broadcast schedule to see where your team is playing when they’re not on your regional sports network.

Here is the schedule for the upcoming week, all times Eastern:

Wednesday, October 3
7:30p Bruins-Capitals NBCSN
10:30p Ducks-Sharks NBCSN
Thursday, October 4
7:30p Predators-Rangers NBCSN
10:00p Flyers-Golden Knights NBCSN
Tuesday, October 9
7:30p Sharks-Flyers NBCSN
Wednesday, October 10
8:00p Golden Knights-Capitals NBCSN

The season opens with a home game for the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, who begin their title defense in earnest, and follows with a west coast game between California rivals the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks. There are two games also the following night, with the Predators taking on the always popular New York Rangers and the Flyers taking on last year’s runners-up, the Vegas Golden Knights.

The first week of action ends next Wednesday with a Cup finals rematch between those Golden Knights and Capitals.

Check back at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog each week for updates on the national TV schedule, profiles of regional sports networks including where you can find broadcasts in major markets like the Minnesota home of the Wild, the Nevada home of the Golden Knights, and a whole lot more.