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November 29th, 2021

Michigan got a big victory over Ohio State. Next up is the Big Ten title game against Iowa.
Alabama had to fight to beat Auburn, 24-22 in four OTs.
There was big coaching news as Lincoln Riley left Oklahoma for USC. Billy Napier left Louisiana for Florida.
There was great basketball all week. Gonzaga beat UCLA but lost to Duke. Kansas was stunned by Dayton in a game I called. Iowa State won the NIT tipoff by beating a pair of ranked teams, Xavier and Memphis. Dayton won the Orlando event, upsetting Kansas in the semis and edging Belmont in the title game.
The Packers beat the Rams while the Patriots knocked off the Titans.
The Phoenix Suns extended their win streak to 16 games, winning in Brooklyn.
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November 22nd, 2021

 

A busy week in sports. College hoops saw a number of upsets. Seton Hall beat Michigan, George Mason stunned Maryland, Xavier beat Ohio State.

Terence Crawford scored a 10th-round TKO over Shawn Porter to retain his welterweight title.

QB Bryce Young set an Alabama record with 559 passing yards. Ohio State’s CJ Stroud dominated Michigan State.

Jonathan Taylor totaled five TDs as the Colts beat the Bills. The Texans scored the upset of the week, beating the Titans.

Tennis crowned its year end tourney champs. Garbine Muguruza wo the WTA final, while Alexander Zverev won the ATP crown.

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November 15th, 2021

The college basketball season got underway and there were several great matchups. #1 Gonzaga, behind 37 points from Drew Timme, easily took care of Texas. UCLA rallied from a 10-poimt deficit to beat Villanova in overtime. Duke got past Kentucky and Kansas took care of Michigan State at the Champions Classic.
The college football season saw another previously-unbeaten team lose as Oklahoma fell. At Baylor. There were big wins for Michigan, Ohio State and Oregon.
The NFL saw a couple of big free agent signings. Odell Beckham Jr. signed with the Rams, while Cam Newton returned to Carolina.
The league also saw several surprises. Arizona came in 8-1 but lost badly to Carolina. The Steelers tied the winless Lions.
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November 8, 2021

I’m excited that the college basketball season starts Tuesday. I’m sorry I won’t be able to call the Champions Classic.

It was a wild weekend in the NFL. Several teams that started in playoff position lost. Division leaders were shocked as Jacksonville stunned Buffalo and Denver blew out Dallas.The Raiders lost to the Giants. The Saints lost at home to the Falcons.

College football saw two unbeaten fall. Wake Forest blew a huge lead and lost to North Carolina. Michigan Stat was upset at Purdue. Arizona and UNLV, previously winless, finally picked up victories. Georgia continued to roll as the number one team. Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Cincinnati were challenged.

Novak Djokovic clinched the year-end number one rank in men’s tennis. He also won the event in Paris, beating Danil Medvedev in the final.

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November 1, 2021

The World Series will return to Houston for game six. Atlanta led 4-0 after one inning, but Houston rallied to win game five 9-5.
Only six teams remain unbeaten in college football. Georgia, which blew out Florida; Michigan State, which won its battle with Michigan State; Cincinnati, which struggled for a half before pulling bay from Tulane; Oklahoma, which handled Texas Tech; Wake Forest, which handled Duke easily; and surprising UTSA.
Cooper Rush filled in for Zak Prescott and the Cowboys won at Minnesota. The Jets surprised the Bengals as Mike White went over 400 yards passing.
There were a number of surprising NBA results. Cleveland won at Denver, Oklahoma City beat the Lakers, the Timberwolves won at Milwaukee.
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Quote of the Week

“Dayton lost to UMass-Lowell, Lipscomb and Austin Peay, yet came on to beat Miami of the Acc, Kansas of the Big 12 and Belmont to win a tourney in Orlando."

-Dick Vitale