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Boston sports TV listings, Oct. 19: Boston College, UMass take the ice, NLCS continues

Friday night features sports of all kinds for Boston-area fans to follow, including a college hockey showdown between Boston College and Massachusetts, college football between Connecticut and Syracuse and Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, as the St. Louis Cardinals look to clinch a trip to the World Series over the San Francisco Giants.

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Massachusetts hosts No. 3 Boston College at 7 p.m. ET (Available on radio 98.5, The Sports Hub) after the defending national champion Eagles fell in their season-opener to Northeastern, 3-1.

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On the gridiron, Connecticut (3-4, 0-2 in the conference) visits Syracuse (2-4, 1-1 in the conference) in a Big East battle set to kick off at 8 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on ESPN.

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In the MLB playoffs, the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals will try to punch their return ticket to the Fall Classic in Game 5 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants. Barry Zito will get the start for the Giants, while the Cardinals will counter with Lance Lynn. On Thursday night, St. Louis defeated the Giants, 8-3. Coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Fox and 850 on the radio.

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A complete listing of Boston television and radio coverage of the weekend in sports can be seen here.