The Best in Sports in the Next 7 Days

Thursday, Dec. 9
College basketball, William Carey at Wesley (7 p.m.): The Hattiesburg Baptists visit Florence.

Friday, Dec. 10
College basketball, Carver Bible at Mississippi College (7 p.m.): Another theological dispute is settled on the hardwood in Clinton.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Running, MTC Half-Marathon (8 a.m., Madison): Here's a rare chance to run in Mississippi without worrying about heat problems.

College basketball, Alcorn State at Southern Miss (7 p.m., 1180 AM/104.3 FM): Intrastate rivals collide in Hattiesburg.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Pro football, New Orleans at Dallas (Ch. 35/620 AM): In the NFL, bad teams often make for entertaining football. Here's hoping, anyway.

Monday, Dec. 13

College basketball, Nicholls State at Ole Miss (7 p.m., 97.3 FM): OK, so this is bad basketball, but "Monday Night Football" (Kansas City at Tennessee) is worse.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

College football, Southern Miss vs. North Texas in New Orleans Bowl (6:30 p.m., ESPN/1180 AM/104.3 FM): Fresh off playing BCS spoiler again, the Golden Eagles are headed to New Orleans for the first bowl game of 2004. Any reason to go to New Orleans is a good reason.

Wednesday, Dec. 15
Pro basketball, Chicago at Memphis (7 p.m., FSN): Hey, the Grizzlies finally play a team they can beat.

The Slate is compiled by old what's-his-name. Check out the SportsBlog at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com to find out how your favorite team is screwing up.


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