AROUND THE BLOCK: Virginia Tech wideout Marcus Davis responds to the criticism he’s been getting for that video of him loafing in the blocking game against Florida State. Meanwhile, the Hokies are unsure about Michael Cole’s status moving forward after the Cave Spring grad was diagnosed with a cervical neck sprain against FSU.
GOING GREEN: Erick Green ties his career high with 25 points as the Hokies improve to 2-0 with a 69-50 victory over Rhode Island. Tech hosts VMI at 7 p.m. Thursday.
THE BIG D: Virginia holds Fairfield to five field goals in the second half to score a 54-45 win in the NIT Season Tip-Off. At 7 tonight, the Cavs host Delaware, led by former William Fleming standout Jamelle Hagins.
OFF EASY: Jeff Gordon is fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer on Sunday at Phoenix.
COSTLY WIN: The Steelers beat the Chiefs in OT but lose quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a shoulder injury.
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK:
Today is the 24 hours of college hoops deal on ESPN. Northern Illinois is facing Valpo as I type this. The marquee game is Duke vs. Kentucky in Atlanta at 9 p.m.
SPEAKING OF WHICH: This might be the only day when the whole “Sport Clips” barber shop idea makes sense to me. If you get your hair cut there on a typical Tuesday at 2 p.m., you get to watch, what? ESPNNews?
ANGRY NERDS: Fantasy football players become incensed when Yahoo’s site goes down about an hour before kickoff of Sunday’s game. Good luck with commissioners sorting that out.
YOUTH IS SERVED: Mike Trout becomes the youngest AL Rookie of the Year honoree, nosing out Martinsville High School grad Lou Whitaker (the 1978 winner) by 2 months and 26 days. Bryce Harper becomes the second-youngest NL Rookie of the Year.
NAME THAT TUNE
Warm bodies I sense
Are not machines that can only make money
Past perfect tense
Words for a feeling and all I’ve discovered
I’ll be along son with medicine supposed to
Designed to make you high
I’ll be along son
With words for a feeling and all I’ve discovered
Old, bad eyes
Old, bad eyes
Old, bad eyes…