CSN announces 2012 College Football schedule

CSN announces 2012 College Football schedule

COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES 2012 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

17 Live Telecasts, including 4 games featuring Illinois State & NIUs Homecoming Game;
Plus Notre Dame & Northwestern weekly coaches shows

Chicago, IL (August 20, 2012) Comcast SportsNet, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, has announced its 2012 college football schedule highlighted by standout local match-ups featuring pre-season, nationally-ranked Illinois State of the Missouri Valley Conference, 2011 Mid-American Conference champion2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl winner Northern Illinois, plus additional action-packed match-ups from Conference USA and the SEC, along with weekly college coaches shows from Notre Dame and Northwestern.

Comcast SportsNets first of 17 live telecasts from its 2012 college football schedule takes place on Saturday, September 1 at 7:00 PM featuring Conference USA West Division standout Houston hosting Texas State. The following week, on Saturday, September 8 at 12 NOON, Comcast SportsNet will carry the first of four Illinois State Redbirds telecasts starting off with their visit to Eastern Michigan. Additional Illinois State games on Comcast SportsNets 2012 college football schedule this season include road match-ups against Western Illinois (Sept. 22 at 3:00 PM), Northern Iowa (Oct. 27 at 4:00 PM) and Indiana State (Nov. 3 at 1:00 PM).

On Saturday, October 13 at 2:30 PM, Northern Illinois Huskies fans will be in for a treat as Comcast SportsNet will carry the schools annual Homecoming Game as they take on MAC rival Buffalo. Please note the attached schedule for Comcast SportsNets complete 2012 college football schedule, including all Conference USA match-ups, along with scheduled datestimes for its SEC telecasts.

Comcast SportsNet will also provide college football fans with a pair of area team college coaches shows this season on Tuesdays beginning in September (air datestimes may vary during the season) Inside Notre Dame Football with Brian Kelly (4:30 PM) and Northwestern Football: The Pat Fitzgerald Show (11:30 PM).

COMCAST SPORTSNET CHICAGO
2012 College Football Schedule

1. Sat, Sept 1 7:00 pm CUSA: Texas State @ Houston LIVE
2. Sat, Sept. 8 12:00 pm Illinois State @ Eastern Michigan LIVE
3. Sat, Sept 15 3:00 pm CUSA: Florida Intl @ C. Florida LIVE
4. Sat, Sept. 22 3:00 pm Illinois State @ Western Illinois LIVE
5. Sat, Oct 6 6:00 pm CUSA: North Texas @ Houston LIVE
6. Sat, Oct 13 2:30 pm Buffalo @ Northern Illinois LIVE
7. Sat, Oct 20 7:00 pm CUSA: Central Florida @ Memphis LIVE
8. Sat, Oct 27 12:00 pm CUSA: Southern Miss @ Rice LIVE
9. Sat, Oct. 27 4:00 pm Illinois State @ Northern Iowa LIVE
10. Sat, Oct 27 6:30 pm SEC: Teams TBD LIVE JIP 7:00 pm
11. Sat, Nov. 3 1:00 pm Illinois State @ Indiana State LIVE
12. Sat, Nov 3 6:30 pm CUSA: UAB @ Southern Miss LIVE
13. Sat, Nov 10 TBA CUSA: Marshall @ UAB LIVE
14. Sat, Nov 10 6:30 pm SEC: Teams TBA LIVE
15. Sat, Nov 17 11:00 am CUSA: Houston @ Marshall LIVE
16. Sat, Nov 17 6:30 pm SEC: Teams TBA LIVE
17. Sat, Nov 24 2:30 pm CUSA: Southern Miss @ Memphis LIVE

Schedule as of 82012 -- Schedule subject to change

(Live JIP) Live, joined in progress
(TBA) To be announced

Red Sox ace Chris Sale doesn't have time to get emotional in return to Chicago

Red Sox ace Chris Sale doesn't have time to get emotional in return to Chicago

Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox are about to roll through Chicago's South Side.

At the tail end of the holiday weekend, Sale and Co. will return to the place he called home for seven years.

Sale was initially scheduled to start in the series opener Monday against longtime teammate Jose Quintana, but the Red Sox will now throw out David Price in his 2017 debut.

The 28-year-old Sale is slotted in for Tuesday night's outing.

Asked how emotional he'll be returning to Chicago, Sale brushed it off:

"I don't have time to think about that right now," he said. "Get ready for it like any other start. I've pitched there a lot so I should be alright."

Sale last pitched Wednesday against the Texas Rangers, picking up his fifth win of the season with 7.1 strong innings. It was also the first time Sale didn't strike out at least 10 batters in a start since his 2017 debut on April 5, going eight straight starts with double digit whiffs.

On the season, Sale is 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 0.81 WHIP averaging a ridiculous 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Sale leads the league in games started, innings, strikeouts, WHIP and FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching).

The big southpaw appeared in 228 games for the White Sox — including 148 starts — posting a 74-50 record with a 3.00 ERA, 1.065 WHIP and 1,244 strikeouts in 1,110 innings.

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger's time with Manchester United wound down with him being essentially frozen out of the team for an extended period, but he was still happy to see his former teammates win a European trophy on Wednesday.

Man U beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. The win sealed a berth in next year's Champions League for the Red Devils.

Despite the way Schweinsteiger's tenure in England ended, the German midfielder has still said positive things about the club since leaving for the Chicago Fire in March. He tweeted out a good luck message to the team ahead of the final.

Paul Pogba scored in the first half and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the second half to seal United's win and the trophy to end a season that included a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Schweinsteiger didn't play in any Premier League matches this season, but his last appearance for the Manchester club was as a subtitute in the Europa League round of 32 at French club Saint-Etienne.

Training with the Fire on Wednesday kept him from watching the whole final, but he said he did watch what he could.

“I’m happy for United," Schweinsteiger said after the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas. "I’m happy for them. They are a good team and I’m happy they can play in Champions League next year.”