If Heisman is Oscar, then consider this awards show (with—no joke—a red carpet)
college football's Golden Globes. Nine trophies, including the Maxwell Award,
which is given to the best all-around player, will be presented in Orlando, two
days before the Heisman winner is announced (Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN). Good
news for the two Maxwell losers ( Oregon's Dennis Dixon, Darren McFadden of
Arkansas and Florida's Tim Tebow are the finalists): No player has won both
awards since Wisconsin's Ron Dayne in 1999.
ESPN 7:30 p.m.
Of the four No. 1 seeds, only UCLA made it to the Final Four in College
Station, Texas. Perennial power North Carolina fell to Notre Dame, Stanford
lost to Connecticut, and Penn State was upset by West Virginia. After defeating
Portland 3--2 last Friday, the Bruins, led by Hermann Trophy semifinalist
Lauren Cheney (left), look like a good bet to win their first national
championship. They'll play USC; Notre Dame meets Florida State in the other
Semifinals ESPN2 5 p.m.; Final Sunday ESPN2 2 p.m.
Jazz at Spurs
Carlos Boozer is leading Utah with 25.4 points and 11.2 boards per game, but
he's getting help. Four of his teammates are scoring in double figures, making
the Jazz the third-highest-scoring team in the league. Second-year swingman
Ronnie Brewer (right), who averaged 4.6 points as a rookie, is now putting up
13.7 per game.
ESPN 9:30 p.m.
Philadelphia center Danny Briere has scored a point in each of his last five
games (five goals, five assists) as the Flyers have taken over the top spot in
the Atlantic. It's a nice streak, but it's not likely to impress Pittsburgh
center Sidney Crosby—the 20-year-old captain scored in 19 straight, a string
that was finally snapped on Nov. 21.
Versus 7 p.m.
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