Thanksgiving Day Schedule 2015: NFL Holiday Games, TV Channel Coverage, College Football, No NBA Matchups Thursday, Best Friday Games

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Nov 22, 2015 03:31 PM EST
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Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass against the Detroit Lions during a game at Lambeau Field on November 15, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Lions defeated the Packers 18-16."

The Thanksgiving Day holiday for 2015 has some great sports matchups on Thursday, with three games in the NFL, while college football has two games on the schedule and college basketball has a full slate. The NBA and NHL schedule is quiet on Thursday, but games will pick up on Friday for those leagues.

Here is a look at some of the top games across the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday:

The NFL is the most notable sport in action on Turkey Day and there will be three games on the schedule in the league. The first matchup of the day has the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions playing at 12:30 pm ET and TV coverage will be on FOX, while the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys will play at 4:30 pm ET on CBS. The last game of the day is a divisional matchup with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers playing from Lambeau Field and that will be on TV from NBC at 8:30 pm.

NCAA college football has two games as part of the main schedule on Thursday and a full slate of games on Friday. The Thursday games include South Florida taking on UCF and that game will be on ESPN, while Texas Tech will visit the Texas Longhorns and that game will be on Fox Sports 1. Friday has a full schedule and some of the notable teams playing include Miami taking on Pittsburgh, Navy playing against Houston, Oregon State taking on Oregon and Iowa playing against Nebraska. Baylor and TCU is the biggest game of the night and that will be at 7:30 pm ET.

College basketball has a full slate of games on Thursday and Friday and the first matchup of the day has Alabama playing Xavier and that will be on TV from ESPN. Some of the other notable games include Wichita State and USC playing on ESPN2, Stanford and Villanova playing after that matchup on ESPN2 and Notre Dame taking on Monmouth. Boston College and Michigan State play at 6:30 pm ET, while Arizona and Cal are also in action. Some of the notable teams playing on Friday include Baylor, South Carolina, Miami, Nebraska and Ohio State.

The NBA schedule is off on Thursday and Friday picks up a full slate of games, starting with the Cavaliers and Hornets. Some of the other notable matchups include the Miami Heat visiting the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls playing the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks facing the Memphis Grizzlies and the Spurs taking on the Nuggets.

The NHL schedule is also off on Thursday and things pick up on Friday with the New York Rangers taking on the Boston Bruins. Some of the other games on the schedule include the Blackhawks taking on the Ducks, Vancouver Canucks taking on the Stars and the Lightning playing the Washington Capitals.

Check here for the NFL schedule, college football schedule, college basketball schedule, NBA schedule and NHL schedule.

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