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December 9, 2019

The final four of college football is set. Ohio State, LSU and Clemson won their conference championships, as expected. The fourth spot was up for grabs and Oklahoma secured it.

So LSU meets Oklahoma and Clemson faces Ohio State on December 28.

I’m excited to be calling the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday as Connecticut meets Indiana. It is an important week as we try to raise funds to battle cancer.

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December 2, 2019

I had a great Thanksgiving down at the Battle4Atlantis. It was a great tournament with North Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, Seton Hall, Michigan, Iowa State, Alabama and Southern Mississippi in the field.

Michigan won the championship, beating Gonzaga in the finals. Juwan Howard has an experienced team and his enthusiasm is exciting. Zavier Simpson, Isaiah Livers, Jon Teske and Eli Brooks form a solid nucleus.

The biggest shock of the week came when Duke lost at home to Stephen F. Austin of the Southland Conference. That snapped the Blue Devils streak of 150 straight non-conference home wins. Duke lost to St. John’s at Cameron on February 26, 2000.

In college football, Alabama fell from championship consideration with a loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

The Dallas Cowboys continued to struggle. They gave up 26 straight points in a loss to Buffalo.

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November 25, 2019

Ohio State is not going to lose. The Buckeyes beat Penn State, and up next is Michigan.

LSU and Georgia also rolled. Oregon was upset by Arizona State, costing them a playoff shot.

In the NFL, the Saints moved to 9-2 in a wild win over Carolina.

In college hoops, I am excited to call games at the Battle 4 Atlantis. North Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, Seton Hall, Iowa State and Michigan are among the participants.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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November 18, 2019

It was sad to see Tua Tagovailoa go down with a major hip injury in Alabama’s win over Mississippi State. I hope he can come back to true form as soon as possible.

Georgia stayed in the CFB playoff hunt with a big win over Auburn.

Joe Burrow continued his pursuit for the Heisman, throwing for 489 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Mississippi.

Cody Bellinger and Mike Trout took home the MVP awards in baseball.

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November 11, 2019

The biggest college football game took place on Saturday, an SEC showdown between unbeaten LSU and Alabama.

The Tigers prevailed, 46-41. Ed Oregeron’s team moved into great position to make the four-team playoff. Alabama fell down in the race for the postseason.

Joe Burrow passed for 393 yards and three touchdowns. Clyde Edwards-Hellaire totaled 180 offensive yards and scored four times. They were the stars of stars.

In another battle of unbeatens, Minnesota held off Penn State. PJ Fleck’s team was brilliant moving the football.

Ohio State and Clemson continued to roll on.

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Quote of the Week

“This Rock Chalk Jayhawk team is getting better and better and no doubt will be a legit contender to win it all.

 -Dick Vitale