NFL Preseason National TV Schedule

With the World Cup over and Major League Baseball in its midseason doldrums, many sports fans are turning their eyes toward football season. While the regular season doesn’t kick into gear for another month, NFL preseason is beginning this week, with many games broadcast on local TV channels, but a select few on national broadcast and cable TV.

The following is the national TV schedule for NFL preseason football, all times Eastern:

DATE GAME NETWORK (TIME)
     
Thursday, August 2 NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH:

Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens

NBC (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 2 (August 16-20)
     
Thursday, August 16 New York Jets at Washington Redskins ESPN (8:00 PM)
Monday, August 20 Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts ESPN (8:00 PM)
     
Preseason Week 3 (August 23-26)
     
Thursday, August 23 Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns FOX (8:00 PM)
Friday, August 24 Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers CBS (8:00 PM)
Saturday, August 25 New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers CBS (8:00 PM)
Sunday, August 26 Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills FOX (4:00 PM)
Sunday, August 26 Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys NBC (8:00 PM)

Local fans for the two ESPN games will be able to see those games with any package from Spectrum cable TV. Whether you’re a Jets fan in Astoria, a Redskins fan in Bristol, VA, a Ravens fan in Crisfield, Maryland, or a Colts fan in Indianapolis, Spectrum TV has all the channels both local and cable that you’ll need for a full football preseason experience.

Check back often at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog to stay up to date on where to find your favorite teams on cable TV.

For Basketball Withdrawal Check out the NBA Summer League on Cable TV

As midsummer hits, if you’re not a baseball fan, it can be hard to find something to watch sportswise on cable TV. Though this year the World Cup helps break up the doldrums, due to their location in Russia they air earlier in the day in the USA, leaving primetime without a lot of sports-related options.

Never fear! The NBA Summer League is here. Don’t know what the summer league is? It’s where NBA teams’ latest draft picks and free agents trying to make the team compete for roster spots down the road and showcase their skills, all in a party-friendly Las Vegas environment. If you’ve never watched the summer league, it can surprise you. It’s where Ben Simmons first showed off his excellent passing with NBA teammates, and where Donovan Mitchell impressed enough to become a starter on the way to many rookie of the year votes.

You can see it all on Spectrum cable TV on NBATV, ESPNU, ESPN, and ESPN2. Below is the schedule for round-robin play, all in Vegas’ own Pacific Time, via the NBA:

Friday, July 6

Cox Pavilion
12 p.m. – Houston vs. Indiana (NBA TV)
2 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Orlando (NBA TV)
4 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Detroit (NBA TV)
6 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Washington (NBA TV)
8 p.m. – Denver vs. Minnesota (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack
12:30 p.m. – Toronto vs. New Orleans (ESPNU)
2:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City vs. Charlotte (ESPNU)
4:30 p.m. – Boston vs. Philadelphia (ESPN)
6:30 p.m. – Dallas vs. Phoenix (ESPN)
8:30 p.m. – LA Clippers vs. Golden State (ESPN)

Saturday, July 7

Cox Pavilion
12 p.m. – Portland vs. Utah (NBA TV)
2 p.m. – Miami vs. New Orleans (NBA TV)
4 p.m. – Oklahoma City vs. Brooklyn (NBA TV)
6 p.m. – Detroit vs. Memphis (NBA TV)
8 p.m. – Boston vs. Denver (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack
12:30 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Indiana (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. – New York vs. Atlanta (ESPN)
4:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. Sacramento (ESPN)
6:30 p.m. – Chicago vs. Cleveland (ESPN2)
8:30 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN2)

Sunday, July 8

Cox Pavilion
12 p.m. – Minnesota vs. Toronto (NBA TV)
2 p.m. – Charlotte vs. Miami (NBA TV)
4 p.m. – Dallas vs. Milwaukee (NBA TV)
6 p.m. – Utah vs. New York (NBA TV)
8 p.m. – Sacramento vs. LA Clippers (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack
12:30 p.m. – Washington vs. San Antonio (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. – Portland vs. Atlanta (ESPN2)
4:30 p.m. – Golden State vs. Houston (ESPN2)
6:30 p.m. – Memphis vs. Orlando (ESPN2)
8:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago (ESPN2)

Monday, July 9

Cox Pavilion
12 p.m. – New Orleans vs. Detroit (ESPNU)
2 p.m. – Indiana vs. Cleveland (ESPN2)
4 p.m. – Charlotte vs. Boston (ESPN2)
6 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Denver (ESPNU)
8 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Minnesota (ESPNU)

Thomas & Mack
12:30 p.m. – Toronto vs. Oklahoma City (NBA TV)
2:30 p.m. – Washington vs. Philadelphia (NBA TV)
4:30 p.m. – Golden State vs. Dallas (NBA TV)
6:30 p.m. – Orlando vs. Phoenix (NBA TV)
8:30 p.m. – LA Clippers vs. Houston (NBA TV)

Tuesday, July 10

Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Portland (NBA TV)
3 p.m. – Atlanta vs. Chicago (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack
1:30 p.m. – Utah vs. Miami (EPNU)
3:30 p.m. – Sacramento vs. Memphis (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York (ESPN2)

All of these channels are available on Spectrum TV’s various sports-heavy packages. Whether you’re a Knicks fan in Astoria, a Hornets fan in Cary, a Grizzlies fan in Johnson City, or a Spurs fan in San Antonio, you can see your favorite team’s young prospects ball out.

Enjoy the games.

College World Series Schedule for Cable TV

While much of the world tunes in to the World Cup, baseball fans in America have something else to watch this week besides the MLB, with the College World Series appearing on the ESPN family of networks this week.

The following is the schedule for the upcoming games, as well as the results of the games that happened over the weekend, via SBNation:

Saturday, June 16
Game 1: North Carolina def. Oregon State, 8-6
Game 2: Mississippi State def. Washington, 1-0

Sunday, June 17
Game 3: Arkansas def. Texas, 11-5
Game 4: Texas Tech def. Florida, 6-3

Monday, June 18
Game 5: Oregon State vs. Washington, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 6: North Carolina vs. Mississippi State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, June 19
Game 7: Texas vs. Florida, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 8: Arkansas vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, June 20
Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, June 21
Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

Friday, June 22
Game 11: Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 12: Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, June 23
Game 13 (if necessary): if Game 6 winner loses Game 11, a rematch (ESPN)
Game 14 (if necessary): if Game 8 winner loses Game 12, a rematch (ESPN)

College World Series Finals

Game 1: Monday, June 25, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: Tuesday, June 26, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 3 (if necessary): Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

You can find the ESPN family of networks on Spectrum cable TV in many of the teams’ home markets, from Spectrum TV in College Place, Washington to Carolina Beach, NC, and many places in between. Spectrum is also available near the traditional home of the CWS, so you can watch from Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas.

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How to Watch the Auburn Tigers in Auburn, AL

College football isn’t a pastime in Alabama, it’s a way of life. So when you’re trying to figure out what cable TV package in Auburn, AL to get, you want to be sure that you’ll get all the Auburn Tigers football games, whether they’re on CBS, ESPN, ESPNU, or the SEC Network. You’ll also want all the supplemental programming that comes along with it on other sports channels, like countdown shows, rankings announcements and more. When you’re looking for a cable TV package that contains the most sports channel options but without the NFL Sunday Ticket—because every day should be Saturday—you’ll want to go with Spectrum cable TV in Auburn.

Though the exact TV listings aren’t out yet, with Spectrum’s package available in Auburn you’ll see War Eagle just about every weekend between September 1 and November 24 when they play the hated rival Alabama Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl. Other games to watch for include September 15 against the LSU Tigers, October 13 against Tennessee, and November 3 against Texas A&M. Here is the full schedule:

  • 1 — Washington (at Atlanta)
  • 8 — Alabama State
  • 15 — LSU
  • 22 — Arkansas
  • 29 — Southern Miss
  • 6 — at Mississippi State
  • 13 — Tennessee
  • 20 — at Ole Miss
  • 27 — Bye
  • 3 — Texas A&M
  • 10 — at Georgia
  • 17 — Liberty
  • 24 — at Alabama

Check back often at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for TV schedules and listings, package recommendations, and a whole lot more for Auburn and across the country.

NBA Playoff Cable TV Schedule for May

The NBA Playoffs are heating up—though without the Miami Heat—with the first round complete and second round action underway. Whether you’re in or out of market, you can find your team’s games on national cable and broadcast TV, with Spectrum cable TV services available in states housing six of the eight teams who remain: the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Houston Rockets, and the Utah Jazz.

Here is the schedule set for May so far (all times Eastern):

Tuesday, May 1
8:00
PM
Cavs
Raptors
Semis
Game 1
TNT
10:30
PM
Pelicans
Warriors
Semis
Game 2
TNT
Wednesday, May 2
8:00
PM
Jazz
Rockets
Semis
Game 2
TNT
Thursday, May 3
6:00
PM
Cavs
Raptors
Semis
Game 2
ESPN
8:30
PM
Sixers
Celtics
Semis
Game 2
TNT
Friday, May 4
8:00
PM
Warriors
Pelicans
Semis
Game 3
ESPN
10:30
PM
Rockets
Jazz
Semis
Game 3
ESPN
Saturday, May 5
5:00
PM
Celtics
Sixers
Semis
Game 3
ESPN
8:30
PM
Raptors
Cavs
Semis
Game 3
ABC
Sunday, May 6
3:30
PM
Warriors
Pelicans
Semis
Game 4
ABC
8:00
PM
Rockets
Jazz
Semis
Game 4
TNT
Monday, May 7
6:00
PM
Celtics
Sixers
Semis
Game 4
TNT
8:30
PM
Raptors
Cavs
Semis
Game 4
TNT
Tuesday, May 8
TBD Jazz
Rockets
Semis
Game 5*
TNT
TBD Pelicans
Warriors
Semis
Game 5*
TNT
Wednesday, May 9
TBD Cavs
Raptors
Semis
Game 5*
TNT
TBD Sixers
Celtics
Semis
Game 5*
TNT
Thursday, May 10
TBD Warriors
Pelicans
Semis
Game 6*
ESPN
TBD Rockets
Jazz
Semis
Game 6*
ESPN
Friday, May 11
TBD Raptors
Cavs
Semis
Game 6*
ESPN
TBD Celtics
Sixers
Semis
Game 6*
ESPN
Sunday, May 13
TBD Cavs
Raptors
Semis
Game 7*
ABC
or TNT
TBD Sixers
Celtics
Semis
Game 7*
ABC
or TNT
Monday, May 14
TBD Jazz
Rockets
Semis
Game 7*
TNT
TBD Pelicans
Warriors
Semis
Game 7*
TNT

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NBA National Cable TV Schedule for January

The NFL regular season has ended, and though it will still dominate the sports conversation for the next month or so through the Super Bowl, the NBA, following its Christmas Day showcase when many people start paying attention, is ramping up in the national consciousness.

The following is the national cable TV schedule for the NBA for January. Some games to pay attention to: the top of the Western Conference battle between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors later this week on January 4th on TNT, and Monday, January 15th’s Cavs-Warriors battle.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
7:00 PM Blazers-Cavs NBA TV
10:30 PM Grizzlies-Clippers NBA TV
Wednesday, January 3
8:00 PM Cavs-Celtics ESPN
10:30 PM Thunder-Lakers ESPN
Thursday, January 4
8:00 PM Warriors-Rockets TNT
10:30 PM Thunder-Clippers TNT
Friday, January 5
7:00 PM T’Wolves-Celtics
Replaces NY-MIA
ESPN
9:30 PM Wizards-Grizzlies ESPN
Sunday, January 7
9:00 PM Spurs-Blazers NBA TV
Monday, January 8
7:00 PM Bucks-Pacers NBA TV
Tuesday, January 9
8:00 PM Blazers-Thunder NBA TV
10:30 PM Kings-Lakers NBA TV
Wednesday, January 10
8:00 PM Thunder-T’Wolves ESPN
10:30 PM Clippers-Warriors ESPN
Thursday, January 11
3:00 PM Celtics-Sixers NBA TV
8:00 PM Cavs-Raptors TNT
10:30 PM Spurs-Lakers TNT
Friday, January 12
8:00 PM Warriors-Bucks
Only on CSN in Bay Area
ESPN
10:30 PM Rockets-Suns ESPN
Sunday, January 14
9:00 PM Blazers-T’Wolves ESPN
Monday, January 15
12:30 PM Hornets-Pistons NBA TV
3:00 PM Spurs-Hawks NBA TV
5:30 PM Lakers-Grizzlies TNT
8:00 PM Warriors-Cavs TNT
10:30 PM Rockets-Clippers TNT
Tuesday, January 16
7:30 PM Pelicans-Celtics NBA TV
10:00 PM Suns-Blazers NBA TV
Wednesday, January 17
8:00 PM Lakers-Thunder ESPN
10:30 PM Nuggets-Clippers ESPN
Thursday, January 18
7:00 PM Sixers-Celtics TNT
9:30 PM T’Wolves-Rockets TNT
Friday, January 19
8:00 PM Wizards-Pistons ESPN
10:30 PM Knicks-Jazz ESPN
Saturday, January 20
3:30 PM Thunder-Cavs ABC
8:30 PM Warriors-Rockets ABC
Monday, January 22
8:00 PM Heat-Rockets NBA TV
10:30 PM T’Wolves-Clippers NBA TV
Tuesday, January 23
8:00 PM Cavs-Spurs TNT
10:30 PM Celtics-Lakers TNT
Wednesday, January 24
8:00 PM Rockets-Mavericks ESPN
10:30 PM Celtics-Clippers ESPN
Thursday, January 25
8:00 PM Wizards-Thunder TNT
10:30 PM T’Wolves-Warriors TNT
Friday, January 26
8:00 PM Rockets-Pelicans ESPN
Saturday, January 27
8:30 PM Celtics-Warriors ABC
Sunday, January 28
3:30 PM Suns-Rockets NBA TV
6:00 PM Sixers-Thunder ESPN
Monday, January 29
9:00 PM Celtics-Nuggets NBA TV
Tuesday, January 30
8:00 PM Cavs-Pistons TNT
10:30 PM Blazers-Clippers TNT
Wednesday, January 31
8:00 PM Knicks-Celtics ESPN
10:30 PM Mavericks-Suns ESPN

NBA National TV Schedule for December

Though the NBA season officially began in October, it doesn’t begin for many fans until Christmas Day, when basketball dominates the TV schedule with marquee games, and many NFL teams are long out of the running for a playoff spot.

There’s plenty of nationally televised basketball to go around the entire month of December, though, both on broadcast networks and cable TV. Below is the national TV schedule for December for the NBA. Enjoy the games.

Friday, December 1
8:00 PM T’Wolves-Thunder NBA TV
Sunday, December 3
7:00 PM Spurs-Thunder NBA TV
9:30 PM Rockets-Lakers NBA TV
Monday, December 4
7:30 PM Bucks-Celtics NBA TV
Tuesday, December 5
7:30 PM Suns-Raptors NBA TV
10:00 PM Wizards-Blazers NBA TV
Wednesday, December 6
8:00 PM Warriors-Hornets
Only on CSN in Bay Area
ESPN
10:30 PM T’Wolves-Clippers ESPN
Thursday, December 7
8:00 PM Lakers-Sixers TNT
10:30 PM Rockets-Jazz TNT
Friday, December 8
7:00 PM Warriors-Pistons
Only on CSN in Bay Area
ESPN
9:30 PM Celtics-Spurs ESPN
Saturday, December 9
6:00 PM Heat-Nets NBA TV
8:30 PM Jazz-Bucks NBA TV
Monday, December 11
8:00 PM Pelicans-Rockets NBA TV
10:30 PM Raptors-Clippers NBA TV
Tuesday, December 12
7:00 PM Lakers-Knicks ESPN
9:30 PM Spurs-Mavericks ESPN
Wednesday, December 13
7:00 PM Thunder-Pacers ESPN
9:30 PM Hornets-Rockets ESPN
Thursday, December 14
8:00 PM Lakers-Cavs TNT
10:30 PM Mavericks-Warriors TNT
Friday, December 15
7:00 PM Thunder-Sixers ESPN
9:30 PM Spurs-Rockets ESPN
Saturday, December 16
8:00 PM Thunder-Knicks
Added to schedule
NBA TV
Monday, December 18
8:00 PM Nuggets-Thunder NBA TV
10:30 PM Warriors-Lakers NBA TV
Tuesday, December 19
8:00 PM Cavs-Bucks NBA TV
Wednesday, December 20
8:00 PM Lakers-Rockets NBA TV
10:30 PM Grizzlies-Warriors NBA TV
Thursday, December 21
8:00 PM Celtics-Knicks TNT
10:30 PM Spurs-Jazz TNT
Friday, December 22
8:00 PM Clippers-Rockets ESPN
10:30 PM Lakers-Warriors ESPN
Monday, December 25
Noon Sixers-Knicks ESPN
3:00 PM Cavs-Warriors ABC
5:30 PM Wizards-Celtics ABC
8:00 PM Rockets-Thunder ABC
10:30 PM T’Wolves-Lakers TNT
Tuesday, December 26
8:00 PM Bulls-Bucks NBA TV
10:30 PM Kings-Clippers NBA TV
Wednesday, December 27
8:00 PM Raptors-Thunder NBA TV
10:30 PM Jazz-Warriors NBA TV
Thursday, December 28
8:00 PM Rockets-Celtics TNT
10:30 PM Sixers-Blazers TNT
Friday, December 29
7:00 PM Rockets-Wizards NBA TV
10:00 PM Suns-Kings NBA TV