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Updated: January 4, 2010, 2:08 PM ET
By Dick Vitale

STOCK UP

The Cowboys won the NFC East, beating the Eagles. Dallas had back-to-back shutouts.

Tim Tebow closed out his college career in style. He threw for a career-high 482 yards and three touchdowns as Florida blew out previously undefeated Cincinnati 51-24 in the Sugar Bowl. Tebow finished with 533 total yards - more than anyone in Bowl Championship Series history.

Bobby Bowden went out as a winner as his Seminoles beat West Virginia.

Joe Paterno added another bowl win, beating LSU on a sloppy field.

Bowling Green wide receiver Freddie Barnes caught 17 passes for 219 yards and three TDs, setting the NCAA mark for receptions in a season with 155. His team lost to Idaho.

LeBron James scored 48 points on his birthday.

The San Jose Sharks have won eight straight games.


STOCK DOWN

The New York Giants were blown out by the Vikings.

Houston quarterback Case Keenum threw six interceptions in a loss to Air Force.

Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach was fired.

Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenden are dealing with some serious legal issues.

The Detroit Pistons have lost nine straight games.

Syracuse was upset at home by Pittsburgh.

The Atlanta Thrashers have lost eight 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.