December 16th, 2019

Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy. The US rallied to win the President’s Cup. Terrence Crawford retained his welterweight title.

It was a good sports weekend.

The biggest sports news last week was the Yankees signing Gerrit Cole for an average of $36 million a year. Now the Bronx Bombers are the favorites to win the World Series.

The Chiefs and Patriots were among NFL winners over the weekend.

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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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