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BYU will play for a pair of national championships on Saturday and both the rugby team and the men's volleyball team will be on national cable networks.
The Cougars will face the Cal Bears (for the fourth year in a row) for the Varsity Cup National Rugby Championship at 2 p.m. on NBCSN. The game will be telecast live from South Field on the BYU campus, where the Cougars have never lost a game.
(Last year's 30-27 win over Cal BYU's third consecutive championship, was played at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, but that field is in the process of being replaced so that wasn't an option this year.)
Then the top-seeded BYU men's volleyball team will take on third-seeded Ohio State for the NCAA championship (6 p.m., ESPN2), telecast live from Rec Hall on the campus at Penn State.
The Buckeyes will be going after their second championship; they won in 2011.
The Cougars will play for its fourth national championship after wins in 1999, 2001 and 2004.
Friday on TV ...
• College softball (6 p.m., BYUtv): Santa Clara at BYU (6 p.m., BYUtv); UCLA at Utah (7 p.m., P12N)
• "The Amazing Race" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The remaining contestants race to Shenzhen, China.
• "The Vampire Diaries" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Damon's risky attempt to save Bonnie takes an unexpected turn.
• "Hawaii Five-0" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A woman is murdered in her home and one member of the Five-0 teams has a connection to the victim's daughter.
• "The Originals" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Klaus, Elijah and Freya search for a way to take down Lucien once and for all.
• "Banshee" (8 and 11 p.m., Cinemax): Lucas helps Dawson narrow her search for a Satanist who is suspected in the serial killings.
• "Dateline" (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): This episode highlights the case of Utahn Darwin "Christopher" Bagshaw, who, in 2012 at the age of 14 beat his 15-year-old girlfriend, Anne Kazpzak, to death with a shovel.
• "Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The public is outraged when a cop isn't indicted for shooting a teenager. (Season finale)
Saturday on TV ...
• College softball: Santa Clara at BYU (noon and 2 p.m. BYUtv); UCLA at Utah (6 p.m., P12N)
• Horse racing (2 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The Kentucky Derby. NBC will be on the air for 3 hours and 15 minutes; the race itself is scheduled for 4:34 p.m. MDT and runs about 2 minutes.
• NCAA men's volleyball championship (6 p.m., ESPN2): BYU vs. Ohio State
• MLS (7 p.m., KMYU): Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids
• College baseball (8 p.m., P12N): Utah at Washington State
• "Outlander" (10 p.m., Starz): Jamie and Claire's relationship is put to the test by a past event that comes back to haunt them.
• "Saturday Night Live" (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Brie Larson hosts; Alicia Keys is the musical guest.
• "Party Over Here" (10:35 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Featured skits include " Vegas DJ." Show Oracle," "Embracing Skeletons" and "Assassin Reunion."
Sunday on TV ...
• College softball (noon, P12N): UCLA at Utah
• College baseball (5 p.m., P12N): Utah at Washington State
• "60 Minutes" (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Oklahoma is being plagued with earthquakes, and experts say it's because of oil and gas production; Isis took a page from Hitler's final solution in its genocide on Yezidis, says a priest.
• "Bordertown" (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Ernesto and Placido learn their favorite TV show is filming in Mexifornia.
• "Madam Secretary" (7 p.m, CBS/Ch. 2): Elizabeth learns that the president is vetting replacements for her as secretary of State. (Season finale)
• "Once Upon a Time" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The king of the underworld enters our world, igniting a devastating conflict that someone will not surviver.
• "Little Big Shots" (7 p.m. NBC/Ch. 5): More kid performers.
• "Call the Midwife" (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A woman decides not to report a rape; a mother conceals her daughter's pregnancy.
• "The Simpsons" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Homer promises Marge her dream vacation to Paris, then becomes a courier to pay for the trip.
• "Sister Wives" (7 p.m., TLC): After a two-hour review of the six seasons to date, the polygamist family former Utahns return for Season 7. The Browns prepare for the birth of one child and the marriage of another.
• "Bob's Burgers" (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Louise enters Tina in a contest to meet Boo Boo of Boyz 4 Now.
• "The Good Wife" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The series concludes. Will Peter be found guilty? Will Alicia divorce him?
• "The Family" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Willa tells Claire an awful secret just as the election results are announced.
• "Carmichael Show" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Maxine challenges Jerrod's attitude about gender roles.
• "Wallander on Masterpiece" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In the first of three installments in the final go-round for Wallander (Kenneth Branagh), the detective travels to South Africa to search for a missing Swedish woman.
• "Family Guy" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Peter is stuck overnight in a mall after being abandoned by the family.
• "Crowded" (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Mike learns that Stella's boyfriend is married.
• "The Last Man on Earth" (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Todd feels like a fifth wheel now that Tandy has his brother back in his life.
• "Elementary" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Holmes and Watson face a deadly threat. (Season finale)
• "Quantico" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): As graduation nears, the NATS prepare to leave Quantico for their real-world assignments.
• "The Girlfriend Experience" (9, 11 and 11:30 p.m., Starz): Christine and a new client cross the provider/client boundary.
• "Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece" (9:30 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Harry and Mae decide to retire.
• "Fear the Walking Dead" (10 p.m., AMC): Madison and Nick lead a charge to save their family.
• "Good Witch" (10 p.m., Hallmark): Cassie realizes the limits of her magic.
• "Game of Thrones" (10 p.m., HBO): Daenerys meets her future. Bran meets the past; Tommen confronts the High Sparrow; Varys (Conleth Hill) finds an answer; Ramsay receives a gift.
• "House of Lies" (10 p.m., Showtime): Marty reluctantly reunites with a couple of his past clients in an attempt to expand the business of a major cruise line;.
• "Dice" (10:30 p.m., Showtime): Dice is fired as the manager of his sons' heavy metal band and replaced by a slick Hollywood agent.
• "Silicon Valley" (11 p.m., HBO): Richard looks for an alternative path to the chain of command; Gilfoyle deals with headhunters.
• "Penny Dreadful" (11 p.m., Showtime): Ethan gets help from Hecate; evil forces track Vanessa's every move.
• "Veep" (11:30 p.m., HBO): Selina's ill-conceived tweet causes no end of trouble.