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North Texas Sports Fans Rejoice!



    North Texas Sports Fans Rejoice!
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    Fans of the Texas Rangers watch their team during batting practice just before the start of Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on October 7, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    Sports fans in North Texas have a plethora of sporting events to take in this weekend. From professional sports to college sports there are enough sporting events this weekend to cause a sports junkie to overdose.

    We'll run it down for you from earliest to latest.

    Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas it's Baylor taking on Texas Tech, then Arkansas takes on Texas A&M at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington at at 2:30 p.m. at the same time Texas Christian University takes on Wyoming at TCU in Fort Worth.

    At 4 p.m. the Texas Rangers take the field at The Ballpark in Arlington as they try to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the ALDS (if we have to spell it out for you, you're not a sports fan).

    An hour later FC Dallas kicks off their game against Colorado in Frisco.

    Want more pigskin? You got it.  At 6 p.m. the University of North Texas kicks off against Arkansas State in Denton.

    For folks who love hockey the Dallas Stars hit the ice at 6 p.m. in a preseason game against the New York Islanders in New York, so you'll have to tune in to TXA 21 to see that game in HD.

    At 7 p.m. the lights come on at Southern Methodist University as the Mustangs take on Tulsa.

    And if football, baseball, soccer and hockey aren't your thing, preseason basketball is under way with the Dallas Mavericks. Tip off against the Phoenix Suns is at 8:30 p.m. in Palm Springs; that game is on TNT.

    WHEW... That's a lot of sports North Texas!

    Sunday is a little quieter in the Metroplex, unless you're heading to "Where the Crowd Goes Wild" (Just about the only time the new slogan works for Arlington).

    If the ALDS goes to a fourth game, the Rangers would play at noon on Sunday, while the Cowboys kick off against the Titans at 3:15 p.m. Tailgate madness anyone?

    (By the way we're rooting for the Rangers to sweep!)