An enormously busy TV schedule this weekend will ensure that the human-body imprint in that couch of yours will probably sink in a little lower. Saturday brings us a myriad of hugely important NCAA football games, a grade-A lineup of college hoops matchups, the best team in Arizona -- your Phoenix Coyotes -- taking on the Florida Panthers at home, and two marquee MMA events to finish the night.
Then, before you can even take a break from the excitement, Sunday comes in with a ton of local action. Arizona State and Arizona collegiate hoops meet two tough out-of-conference opponents, the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals look to right the ship within the plushy confines of their home arenas, and the Phoenix Coyotes complete their weekend double-header, taking on the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Should be fun.
10:00 a.m., ABC-15: NCAA-F, Rutgers @ West Virginia
10:00 a.m., ESPN: NCAA-F, Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
10:00 a.m., ESPN2: NCAA-F, Central Florida vs. Southern Methodist. Conference USA Final.
10:30 a.m., CBS-5: NCAA-B, Kentucky @ North Carolina
12:00 p.m., FSNAZ: NCAA-B, California @ Iowa State
1:15 p.m., ESPN: NCCA-B, Butler @ Duke
1:30 p.m., ABC-15: NCAA-F, Oregon @ Oregon State
1:30 p.m., ESPN2: NCCA-B, Alabama @ Purdue
2:00 p.m., CBS-5: NCAA-F, Auburn vs. South Carolina. SEC Championship. From the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
2:00 p.m., FSNAZ: NCCA-B, Texas Tech @ Washington
3:15 p.m., ESPN: NCCA-B, Illinois @ Gonzaga
3:30 p.m., ESPN2: NCCA-B, North Carolina State @ Syracuse
5:00 p.m., VS: NCAA-F, Washington @ Washington State
5:45 p.m., ESPN: NCAA-F, Florida State vs. Virginia Tech. ACC Championship. From Charlotte. N.C.
6:00 p.m., ABC-15: NCAA-F, Nebraska vs. Oklahoma. Big 12 Championship. From Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
6:00 p.m., WGN: NBA, Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls
6:00 p.m., ESPN2: NCAA-F, Connecticut @ South Florida
6:00 p.m., FSNAZ: NHL: Florida Panthers @ Phoenix Coyotes
8:30 p.m., FSNAZ: NCAA-B, USC @ UCLA.
10:00 p.m., SPIKE: MMA, UFC - The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale. Stephan Bonnar vs. Igor Pokrajac; Kendall Grove vs. Demian Maia; Jonathon Brookins vs. Michael Johnson. From Las Vegas, Nevada.
11:00 p.m., Showtime: MMA, Strikeforce - Henderson vs. Babalu 2. Dan Henderson vs. Renato "Babalu" Sobral; Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland; Antonio Silva vs. Mike Kyle; Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith. From St. Louis, Missouri.
12:00 p.m., FSNAZ: NCAA-B: Richmond @ Arizona State
2:00 p.m., FSNAZ: NCAA-B: Oklahoma @ Arizona
2:00 p.m., FOX-10: NFL, St. Louis Rams @ Arizona Cardinals
4:00 p.m., FSNAZ: NCAA-B: Virginia @ Virginia Tech
5:30 p.m., ESPN2: Harlem Globetrotters. From Orlando, Fla.
6:00 p.m., KUTP-9: NBA, Washington Wizards @ Phoenix Suns
6:00 p.m., FSNAZ: NHL: Phoenix Coyotes @ Anaheim Ducks
8:30 p.m., FSNAZ: NCAA-B: Texas @ USC