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Updated: January 19, 2009, 5:08 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

The Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to the Super Bowl in Tampa. Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald were special for the Cardinals. Now Arizona faces the tenacious Steelers defense down in Tampa.

Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Kentucky's Jodie Meeks scored a school-record 54 points, hit 15-of-22 field goal attempts, including 10-of-15 trifectas in a win over Tennessee.

Derek Lowe got a $60 million deal with the Braves.

Oklahoma received some good news when Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford decided to return for the 2009 season.

The Orlando Magic set an NBA record with 23 trifectas during a win over the Kings. The Magic also enjoyed a big win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Georgia women's basketball coach Andy Landers reached a milestone with his 800th career victory.

STOCK DOWN

The Detroit Pistons have a five-game losing streak.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $25,000 for his actions in Denver after J. R. Smith threw an elbow.

USC coach Pete Carroll apologized for his remarks during a press conference announcing Mark Sanchez's decision to go pro.

The fan at the Providence-Marquette game that came on the court & that is a no-no.

The New York Islanders have two wins in their last 21 games.

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.