No. 22 Virginia
Tech at Boston College
traditional powers struggling-Florida State and Miami are out of the Top 25-the
ACC's BCS berth could come down to these two former Big East powers. The 4-1
Eagles have a suspect pass defense (109th in the country), so expect Sean
Glennon (above) to test it. The Hokies' QB has completed passes of 40 or more
yards to six receivers this season. ESPN 7:30 p.m.
What better day
for Midnight Madness than Friday the 13th? The insanity begins a little earlier
in most places: Last year the NCAA allowed schools to start at 7 p.m. on the
eve of the first official day of practice. But take heart, creatures of the
night. Some schools-such as Indiana and George Mason-still start late at night
in front of raucous crowds. ESPNU 10:30 p.m.; CSTV 11 p.m.
No. 6 North
Dakota at No. 1 Wisconsin When you open a season with nine freshmen on the
roster, rebuilding would usually be your buzzword. Not in Wisconsin. The
defending national champs may be a little green, but they still have senior
Brian Elliot (above) between the pipes. The Hobey Baker finalist had eight
shutouts last season and led the nation with a 1.55 GAA. The Fighting Sioux,
meanwhile, return 19 players from last year's Frozen Four team and boast 11 NHL
draft picks. CSTV 8:30 p.m.
Sakio Bika vs.
After a record 18
successful WBO super middleweight title defenses, Calzaghe has finally made the
big time. The Welshman (41-0) will be introduced by Michael Buffer when he
defends his belt against Bika (20-1-2) in Manchester. HBO 11 p.m.