We need to straighten out a few things today: Kobe Bryant is not a college player, the Buckeye State is spelled "O-H-I-O" and no, Phil Jackson, you can't walk out on your new team even when they're being embarrassed.
Lately the much-coveted No. 1 ranking in men's college hoops has been more a curse than a blessing. Ohio State, back on top after getting dethroned in early February, will try to play and stay in first with a win tonight over Penn State.
After 19 straight losses to ranked opponents, the Hoosiers finally broke through last night, upsetting a Big Ten rival and giving coach Tom Crean his biggest win in Bloomington. But Illinois was not the only ranked team to go down.
The NFL championship games took center stage, some intriguing center court matches went on Down Under, and a power forward continues to wow the NBA masses. Melissa Jacobs is here with those stories and more.
After the Big Ten went 0-5 in New Year's Day bowl games, I suggested the league change its recently announced division names to "Legends and Losers." Tonight, Ohio State will try to stay out of the losers bracket in the Sugar Bowl.
Two of the weekend's biggest stories will both take place at Madison Square Garden. On Friday, the Knicks will try to cool down the Heat, and on Sunday, the legendary ladies of UConn can add to their lore by tying the all-time win streak.