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Moment of silence prior to BCS game

Updated: January 10, 2011, 9:21 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The BCS championship held a pregame moment of silence for victims of the weekend assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson.

The tribute came during ceremonies shortly before kickoff of the game between Oregon and Auburn on Monday night. Names of the six victims were read and Giffords was acknowledged before the moment of silence, which preceded a choir singing "God Bless America."

Giffords was shot in the head in an attack outside a grocery store ...

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