1:43 PM EST, January 5, 2013
9:30 a.m. Football: Oct. 1999: Heritage vs. Hampton.--LSC 48
10 a.m. Soccer: UEFA Champions League: Olympiacos vs. Arsenal (d.).--Fox Soccer Ch.
1 p.m. Softball: April 1994: Hampton vs. Kecoughtan.-- LSC 48
1 p.m. Basketball: NBA D-League: Rio Grande Valley vs. Los Angeles.--NBA TV
3 p.m. Soccer: A-League: Central Coast Mariners vs. Western Sydney (d.).--Fox Soccer Ch.
3:30 p.m. Football: Dec. 1995: Hampton vs. McLean.-- LSC 48
3:45 p.m. Basketball: NBA D-League: Idaho vs. Texas.--NBA TV
4 p.m. Golf: PGA Tournament of Champions final round (in Kapalua, Hawaii).--Golf
4 p.m. Tennis: Champions Series (d. in New York).--Tennis Ch.
6 p.m. Basketball: Jan. 1999: Bethel boys vs. Kecoughtan.-- LSC 48
6:30 p.m. Basketball: Notre Dame at Cincinnati.--ESPN2
7 p.m. NBA: Oklahoma City at Washington.--CSN
7 p.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News.--NNPS
7:30 p.m. Talk: Sportstime with Bob Hintz (d.).-- LSC 48
8 p.m. Basketball: March 1995: Midlothian girls vs. Hampton.--LSC 48
8 p.m. NBA: Cleveland at Chicago.--WGN
8:30 p.m. Football: BCS national championship game: Alabama vs. Notre Dame.--ESPN
9 p.m. College highlights: Villanova basketball.--MASN
10 p.m. Basketball: NBA D-League: Springfield vs. Reno.--CBS Sports Net.
2 a.m. Motorsports: Dakar Rally stage 3 (d. in Peru).--NBC Sports Net.
Note: (d.) = delayed.
BEST BET ON TELEVISION
Two big questions surround the 8:30 p.m. ESPN clash between the Fighting Irish and Crimson Tide: Who will win the BCS national championship, and will it be the most-watched college football game in history? Our guess on the second question is “yes.”
ON THE RADIO
3 p.m. Talk: Coach Merrill.--1490AM, 102.1FM
4 p.m. Talk: Nick Cattles Show.--94.1FM
5:05 p.m. Talk: 757 Club(Johnny D).--1490AM, 102.1FM
5:20 p.m. Basketball: Women, then men: Shaw at Virginia State.--91.3FM
5:30 p.m. Talk: Spider Sportsline (University of Richmond).--950AM
TBA p.m. Talk: Sonny Randle, followed by Mike Tirico, ESPN “Xtra Point,” NFL Minute, Monarch Minute.--94.1FM
6 p.m. Talk: Hoos Talking (U.Va.).--910AM
6 p.m. Talk: Blaine Taylor Show (ODU basketball).--94.1FM
6:55 p.m. Basketball: James Madison at Hampton.--88.1FM
7 p.m. Talk: Tech Talk Live.--910AM
7 p.m. Talk: Tony Shaver Show (W&M basketball).--92.3FM, 107.9FM
7:06 p.m. Talk: U.Va. Coach’s Corner.--850AM, 1140AM, 105.5FM
7:30 p.m. Football: BCS national championship game: Alabama vs. Notre Dame.--950AM, 94.1FM
TBA p.m. NBA: Oklahoma City at Washington (in progress).--910AM