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Full schedule of NCAA basketball games on CSN

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Full schedule of NCAA basketball games on CSN

The college basketball season is about to kick off this fall and Comcast SportsNet will air more than 70 games throughout the year, including almost 60 men's basketball contests.

It all kicks off Sunday with LIVE coverage of the "Battle of the Midway" game played on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum in San Diego, Calif. The game features No. 9 Syracus vs. No. 20 San Diego State.

Beyond that, CSN will show five games from both the UIC Flames and Loyola Ramblers, as well as Missouri Valley Conference action that features Illinois State (seven games), Southern Illinois (four games), Northern Iowa (three games), Bradley (two games) and No. 16 Creighton (three games).

Some of the big local matchups include UIC at Northwestern Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Loyola at DePaul Dec. 29 at 1 p.m., ISU at Bradley Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., SIU at ISU Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and UIC at Loyola Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Check out the entire men's slate below:

DateTimeTeams1.Sun, Nov. 11
3 p.m.
Syracuse vs. SDSU
LIVE2.Thu, Nov. 15
6 p.m.
ISU @ Drexel
LIVE3.Sat, Nov. 17
6 p.m.
Bradley @ IUPUI
LIVE4.Sat, Dec. 1
12 p.m.
ISU @ Louisville
LIVE5.Sat, Dec. 1
2 p.m.
Furman @ Loyola
LIVE6.Sat, Dec. 1
1 p.m.
UIC @ Northwestern
SDD 7 p.m.
7.Sat, Dec. 8
3 p.m.
Colorado St. @ UIC
LIVE8.Sun, Dec. 9
7 p.m.
W. Michigan @ ISU
LIVE9.Sat, Dec. 15
1 p.m.
Eastern Michigan @ UIC
LIVE10.Sat, Dec. 15
4 p.m.
Iona @ Georgia
LIVE11.Wed, Dec. 19
6 p.m.
ISU @ Dayton
LIVE12.Sat, Dec. 22
1 p.m.
Mercer @ Alabama
LIVE13.Sat, Dec. 22
7 p.m.
Winthrop @ Auburn
LIVE14.Sat, Dec. 29
1 p.m.
Loyola @ DePaul
LIVE15.Sat, Dec. 29
3 p.m.
Florida A&M @ Georgia
LIVE16.Sun, Dec. 30
3 p.m.
Alabama A&M @ Miss St.
LIVE17.Sun, Dec. 30
5 p.m.
N. Iowa @ Wichita St.
LIVE18.Sun, Dec. 30
7 p.m.
Loyola MD @ Memphis
LIVE19.Wed, Jan. 2
7 p.m.
Creighton @ ISU
SDD 3 a.m.
20.Thu, Jan. 3
8 p.m.
Lamar U @ Stephen F. Austin
LIVE21.Sat, Jan. 5
1 p.m.
Green Bay @ Detroit
LIVE22.Sat, Jan. 5
8 p.m.
SIU @ Evansville
LIVE23.Sat, Jan. 12
1 p.m.
Bradley @ N. Iowa
SDD 3 a.m.
24.Sat, Jan. 12
1 p.m.
Valparaiso @ Milwaukee
SDD 3 p.m. OR 12:30 a.m.25.Sat, Jan. 12
7:30 p.m.
Memphis @ UAB
LIVE26.Tue, Jan. 15
7 p.m.
SIU @ Bradley
LIVE27.Sat, Jan. 19
1 p.m.
CSU @ Green Bay
LIVE28.Sat, Jan. 19
7 p.m.
Evansville @ Indiana St.
SDD 3 a.m.29.Wed, Jan. 23
7 p.m.
Creighton @ Drake
SDD 3 a.m.
30.Sat, Jan. 26
1 p.m.
Cleveland St. @ Youngstown St.
LIVE31.Sat, Jan. 26
3 p.m.
Detroit @ Loyola
LIVE32.Sat, Jan. 26
7 p.m.
Evansville @ ISU
LIVE33.Tue, Jan. 29
7 p.m.
ISU @ Bradley
SDD 3 a.m.
34.Wed, Jan. 30
7 p.m.
Missouri St. @ Creighton
SDD 3 a.m.
35.Thu, Jan. 31
7 p.m.
UW-Green Bay @ UIC
LIVE36.Sat, Feb. 2
1 p.m.
UW-Green Bay @ Loyola
LIVE37.Sat, Feb. 2
6:30 p.m.
Indiana St. @ Drake
LIVE38.Sat, Feb. 2
3 p.m.
SIU @ ISU
LIVE39.Sun, Feb. 3
4 p.m.
Northwestern St. @ McNeese St.
LIVE40.Wed, Feb. 6
7 p.m.
ISU @ Drake
LIVE41.Sat, Feb. 9
1 p.m.
Valpo @ CSU OR Det @ GB
LIVE42.Sat, Feb. 9
1 p.m.
Butler @ George Wash
SDD 3 p.m.
43.Sat, Feb. 9
6:30 p.m.
Missouri St. @ Wich St.
LIVE44.Tue, Feb. 12
7 p.m.
Indiana St. @ Missouri St.
SDD 3 a.m.
45.Wed, Feb. 137 p.m.
Arkansa @ Auburn
LIVE46.Sat, Feb. 161 p.m.
UIC @ Loyola
LIVE47.Sat, Feb. 163 p.m.
Georgia St. @ George Mason
LIVE48.Sat, Feb. 233 p.m.
William & Mary @ George Mason
LIVE49.Wed, Feb. 277 p.m.
N. Iowa @ SIU
SDD 3 a.m.50.Sat, Mar. 2
1 p.m.
ISU @ N. Iowa
LIVE51.Sat, Mar. 21 p.m.
Youngstown St. @ Wright St.
LIVE52.Sat, Mar. 2
4 p.m.
MVC Wilcard
LIVE
53.Thu, Mar. 7
6 p.m.
MVC Tourney Opening Round 1
LIVE54.Thu, Mar. 7
8:30 p.m.
MVC Tourney Opening Round 2
LIVE
55.Fri, Mar. 8
12 p.m.
MVC Tourney Quarterfinal 1
LIVE56.Fri, Mar. 8
2:30 p.m.
MVC Tourney Quarterfinal 2
LIVE
57.Sat, Mar. 9
1:30 p.m.
MVC Tourney Semifinal 1
LIVE58.Sat, Mar. 9
4 p.m.
MVC Tourney Semifinal 2LIVE

Women's basketball gets underway Friday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. with a matchup between Northern Iowa and ISU in one of the five Redbirds games to appear on the schedule.

Below is the full slate of women's games on CSN:

DateTimeTeams
1.Fri, Jan. 4
7 p.m.
N. Iowa @ ISU
LIVE
2.Thu, Jan. 17
7 p.m.
SIU @ Ind. St.
LIVE 3.Sat, Jan. 19
4 p.m.
SIU @ ISU
LIVE 4.Mon, Jan. 21
7 p.m.
Creighton @ Missouri St.
LIVE 5.Fri, Jan. 25
7 p.m.
N. Iowa @ Creighton
SDD 3 a.m. 6.Fri, Feb. 8
7 p.m.
N. Iowa @ Wichita St.
LIVE 7.Sun, Feb. 10
2 p.m.
Creighton @ ISU
LIVE 8.Thu, Feb. 14
7 p.m.
ISU @ SIULIVE 9.Sat, Feb. 23
1 p.m.
Syracuse @ S. FloridaLIVE 10.Thu, Feb. 28
7:30 p.m.
Wichita St. @ ISULIVE 11.Sun, Mar. 3
12:30 p.m.
MVC: Wilcard gameLIVE 12.Sat, Mar. 9
11 a.m.
Big East Tourney 2nd Rd.LIVE 13.Sun, Mar. 10
5 p.m.
Big East Tourney QtrfinalLIVE 14.Sat, Mar. 16
1:30 p.m.
MVC Tourney Semifinal 1LIVE 15.Sat, Mar. 16
4 p.m.
MVC Tourney Semifinal 2LIVE 16.Sun, Mar. 17
2 p.m.
MVC Tourney Championship
LIVE

SDD: Games airing on a same day delay basis

Schedules subject to change.

Four takeaways: Blackhawks suffer first regulation loss, but Corey Crawford looks sharp in season debut

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USA TODAY

Four takeaways: Blackhawks suffer first regulation loss, but Corey Crawford looks sharp in season debut

Here are four takeaways from the Blackhawks' 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center on Thursday:

1. Return of the Crow

The Blackhawks got their man back between the pipes after a 10-month layoff due to a concussion. And he looked like same old "Crow."

Crawford stopped 27 of 30 shots for a save percentage of .900. He faced 12 shots and eight scoring chances in the first period, but nothing too out of the ordinary. The biggest save he made was on a Michael Grabner breakaway in the third period, bailing out a turnover in the neutral zone.

"I think I felt better in the second and third," Crawford said. "But they really didn’t get that many opportunities early. It was nice. I think they flipped one in for the first one, so that was kind of good just to get in it and feel one early. We were close in that one all game and we created a lot. I thought [Antti] Raanta played really well.

"It was a tough, tough break at the end. Still felt I should have stopped that one. We were right there, we were creating a lot and gotta try to come up with that one. Just gotta forget about it and worry about the next game."

2. Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews extend point streaks

The hot start continues for the Blackhawks' two leading scorers, both of whom assisted on Erik Gustafsson's goal in the second period to stretch their point streaks to six games. DeBrincat and Toews each have 10 points this season.

3. Overtime streak ends

The Blackhawks made history by forcing five straight overtime games to start the season, something no team has ever done in the four major sports (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB). But they didn't have the comeback magic in them this time.

Entering Thursday, the Blackhawks were 1-0-1 when trailing after two periods. They were 5-28-2 last season for a win percentage of .143.

4. Familiar faces, new places

Five former Blackhawks took the ice for the Coyotes: Vinnie Hinostroza, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Jordan Oesterle, Richard Panik and Antti Raanta.

It was Hjalmarsson's first trip back to Chicago since being traded in the 2017 offseason. He received a nice video tribute during the second TV timeout of the first period, which made him very emotional.

"I almost got emotional too seeing his reaction," Toews said. "He's one of those guys you'll never forget what he meant to this locker room. He was a quiet guy in the room but we all know how he played and put everyone else before himself. Pretty cool reaction from the fans too. I think we were all sad to see him leave this locker room, he did a lot of special things and was a massive part of our championship wins. Happy for him to get that reception. It's well-deserved and obviously we miss having him around."

As far as the game, Hjalmarsson logged a team-high 22:18 of ice time and blocked three shots. Oesterle registered a secondary assist on Arizona's first goal, which was its first 5-on-5 of the season.

Hinostroza, who was also part of the Marian Hossa trade over the summer, scored twice in his return to his hometown, beating Crawford with a wrist shot to make it 2-1 in the second period and an empty-netter in the third; his second goal turned out to be the game winner, the fourth of his career and first as a member of the Coyotes.

Panik recorded four shot attempts (three on goal). And Raanta improved to 16-0-3 in his career at the United Center, a remarkable record for any goaltender in any situation.

Kyle Hendricks takes in a Blackhawks game with... Bastian Schweinsteiger?

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NBC Sports Chicago

Kyle Hendricks takes in a Blackhawks game with... Bastian Schweinsteiger?

A Cubs pitcher taking in a Blackhawks game in a suite is nothing special, but doing so with a World Cup winner is... different.

Kyle Hendricks was spotted by the cameras of Thursday's Blackhawks-Coyotes broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. The guy he was standing next to was none other than Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a World Cup with Germany and Champions League winner with Bayern Munich.

Hendricks is known for being reserved on the mound and in his interviews with the media. Meanwhile, Schweinsteiger was filmed yelling "Bear Down" in the hallway of Toyota Park after a Fire practice earlier in the day.

There's no telling what inspired Schweinsteiger to do this, but he has definitely embraced Chicago sports teams since joining the Fire in March of 2017.

Makes you wonder what Hendricks and Schweinsteiger were talking about. Best places to get brats in Chicago?