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Sarah Kwak
December 10, 2007
What to watch and watch for
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December 10, 2007

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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THURSDAY 12/6

College Football Awards
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.

FRIDAY 12/7

Women's Soccer College Cup
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 game.
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.

TUESDAY 12/11

Penguins at Flyers
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.

In stores EA Sports March Madness 08

So how would the two-time defending champ Florida Gators stack up against the Fab Five or Bill Walton's UCLA teams? Now you can find out. In addition to 41 classic teams, the game features alltime all-star squads for 33 schools.

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