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Updated: January 11, 2010, 9:35 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

Alabama won the national championship, beating Texas in the BCS title game in Pasadena.

The Cowboys won a playoff game for the first time since 1996, beating the Eagles.

The Jets got past the Bengals for the second straight week.

Tennessee stunned No. 1 and previously unbeaten Kansas.

Andre Dawson finally earned his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. It should not have taken this long.

Boise State finished its season at 14-0 with a win over TCU in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Matt Holliday signed a great, long-term deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Nikolay Davydenko beat both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to win an ATP Tour event.

The Texas Rangers signed veteran Vladimir Guerrero.

STOCK DOWN

Gilbert Arenas was suspended indefinitely by NBA commissioner David Stern. Arenas is dealing with some serious legal issues as well.

Florida State's athletic department suffered a blow when an appeal of the NCAA Infractions Committee ruling on academic fraud was turned down.

The Patriots were blown out at home by the Ravens.

The once-proud Detroit Pistons have dropped 12 straight games.

The New Jersey Nets are 3-34 after Sunday's loss in San Antonio.

Purdue was handed its first loss of the season, falling at Wisconsin.

The Edmonton Oilers have one win in their last 12 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.