One of the world's great soccer rivalries is revived this Fri., Nov. 11, in Columbus, Ohio, as the U.S. hosts Mexico to open the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying (6:45pm, FS1 and Univision), and keep up their recent dominance over El Tri ("Dos a cero!"). Elsewhere that same day, it'll be Honduras-Panama, and Trinidad-Costa Rica in the other games of the hexagonal group stage. Then Tue., Nov. 15, the second game day of the hex finds the U.S. at Costa Rica, where they've never won (8pm, BeIN Sports)... There's also WC qualifying Nov. 10-15 across five other continents (not you, Antarctica), with a number of games on various cable networks. Highlights include England-Scotland, the sport's oldest international rivalry, but their first competitive match since 1999 and their first WCQ meeting ever: 1:45pm, Fri., Nov. 11 on FS1.
The St. Edward's men (17-2-1) host an NCAA regional this Sat., Nov. 12 at 1pm against Regis. The Hilltoppers earned that right, and a No. 1 seed in the South Central region, by winning the Heartland Conference tournament last week, avenging their only loss of the season by knocking off regular season champ Midwestern State on their home field... The Hilltopper women (15-1-2) lost a tough conference final to Dallas Baptist in a shootout; that puts them on the road for the NCAAs facing Midwestern State in Commerce on Fri., with the winner getting Texas A&M-Commerce on Sunday. Winners advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 the next Thu., Nov. 17.