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Updated: December 14, 2009, 8:26 AM ET
By Dick Vitale

STOCK UP

Alabama running back Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy in the closest voting ever.

The Saints and Colts remained unbeaten with hard-fought wins.

Brandon Marshall set an NFL single-game reception record with 21, but his Broncos lost.

Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

The Boston Celtics extended their current win streak to 10 straight games.

The Detroit Pistons have won five straight games.

Kansas State hoops enjoyed a solid week with wins over Xavier and UNLV.

Brian Kelly was named head football coach at Notre Dame.


STOCK DOWN

New England Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas was benched.

Flozell Adams ($50,000) and Chad Ochocinco ($30,000) were fined by the NFL.

Louisville was upset by Western Carolina while Notre Dame was shocked by Loyola-Marymount.

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their tailspin with their fifth straight loss.

The Philadelphia 76ers have dropped 12 straight 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.