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Updated: December 29, 2008, 6:33 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

Phil Jackson earned his 1000th career win as the Lakers snapped the Celtics' 19-game win streak.

The Miami Dolphins went from one win to the AFC East division title with a win at the Meadowlands over the NY Jets.

The Philadelphia Eagles made the playoffs thanks to a blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Jimmy Clausen threw for 401 yards and five touchdowns as Notre Dame broke a nine-bowl losing streak by beating Hawaii.

Pat White of West Virginia became the first starting quarterback to lead his team to four straight bowl wins as the Mountaineers knocked off North Carolina.

Bobby Bowden earned his 21st bowl win, second only to Joe Paterno's 23.

The Orlando Magic has a seven-game win streak and sits at 24-6.

Portland State stunned Gonzaga in college basketball, 77-70.

STOCK DOWN

The Tampa Bay Bucs saw their playoff chances disappear with a home loss to the Oakland Raiders.

NY Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis was fined $10,000 for throwing snow at a fan.

The Detroit Lions finished the season winless.

The Oklahoma City Thunder is 1-12 in December at 3-28 overall.

Ohio State's men's basketball team fell from the unbeaten ranks, blown out at home by West Virginia.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.