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Knowing what time your favorite team is playing is crucial to a pleasant Thanksgiving dinner. Knowing what time your favorite team is playing is crucial to a pleasant Thanksgiving dinner.

(RNN) – Thanksgiving is here, and we love it so much.

Most of the college football season comes to a climactic end on Thanksgiving weekend with big rivalry games – none bigger than No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Auburn.

The NFL continues with its traditions of big matchups in Dallas and Detroit, and a third game is becoming a part of Thursday tradition in primetime.

For hockey fans, the NHL will be televised on Thanksgiving and headlined with the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown between the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins on Friday. This is the first year that hockey will be televised on Thanksgiving since the 2007 season.

College basketball is also in the middle of several tournaments that create intriguing matchups. 

Before you set in stone what time your family will eat, or what time you'll take your nap on Thursday, here are some of the most important game on Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving weekend.

All times are Eastern.

Thursday, Nov. 28

College football

Texas Tech at Texas - 7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1

The Egg Bowl: Ole Miss at Mississippi - 7:30 p.m. ESPN

NFL

Green Bay at Detroit - 12:30 p.m. on FOX

Oakland at Dallas - 4:30 p.m. on CBS

Pittsburgh at Baltimore - 8:30 p.m. on NBC

NHL

Vancouver at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. ET NHL Network

Edmonton at Nashville - 8 p.m. ET SportsNet Oilers

College basketball

Wake Forest vs. No. 2 Kansas - 3:30 p.m. AXS.tv

Miami (FL) vs. George Washington - 2 p.m. ESPN U

UTEP vs. Tennessee - 9:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network

Northwestern vs. Missouri - 10:30 p.m. ESPN U

No. 5 Oklahoma State vs Purdue - 12 p.m. ESPN 2

Arizona State vs No. 20 Creighton - 11 p.m. ESPN 2

Friday, Nov. 29

College football

Arkansas at No. 17 LSU - 2:30 P.M. CBS

Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh - 3:30 p.m. ABC

Oregon State at No. 13 Oregon - 7 p.m. Fox Sports 1

South Florida at No. 19 UCF - 8 p.m. ESPN

Hockey

NY Rangers at Boston - 1 p.m. NBC

Saturday, Nov. 30

College football

The Iron Bowl: No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 Auburn - 3:30 p.m. CBS

Georgia at Georgia Tech - 3:30 p.m. ABC

No. 2 Florida State at Florida - 12 p.m. ESPN

No 3. Ohio State at Michigan - 12 p.m. ABC

Minnesota at No. 11 Michigan State - 12 p.m. Big Ten Network

No. 24 Duke at North Carolina - 12 p.m. ESPN 2

No. 9 Baylor at TCU - 3:30 p.m. ESPN 2

Penn State at No. 15 Wisconsin - 3:30 p.m. ESPN

Virginia Tech at Virginia - 3:30 p.m. ESPN U

No. 6 Clemson at No. 6 South Carolina - 7 p.m. ESPN 2

No. 25 Notre Dame at No. 8 Stanford - 7 p.m. FOX

No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 5 Missouri- 7:45 p.m. ESPN

No. 22 UCLA at No. 23 USC- 8 p.m. ACC

Arizona at No. 12 Arizona State - 9:30 p.m. Pac-12 Network

College basketball

Florida State at No. 15 Florida - 7:30 p.m. ESPN 2 

Northwestern vs. 19 UCLA - 11:30 p.m. ESPN 2

Hockey

Vancouver at NY Rangers - 2 p.m. NHL Network

Toronto at Montreal - 7 p.m. NHL Network

Sunday, Dec. 1

NFL (Games being televised subject to regional choices, check your network provider)

Atlanta at Buffalo - 4:05 p.m. FOX

Denver at Kansas City - 4:25 p.m. CBS

Jacksonville at Cleveland - 1 p.m. CBS

Tennessee at Indianapolis 1 p.m. CBS

Chicago at Minnesota - 1 p.m. FOX

Miami at NY Jets - 1 p.m. CBS

Arizona at Philadelphia - 1 p.m. FOX

Tampa Bay at Carolina - 1 p.m. FOX

New England at Houston - 1 p.m. CBS

St. Louis at San Francisco - 4:25 p.m. FOX

Cincinnati at San Diego - 4:25 p.m. CBS

NY Giants at Washington - 8:30 p.m. NBC

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