-The SEC continues to act as a magnet for the nation’s top coaches, as Bret Bielema leaves Wisconsin (and a Rose Bowl trip) to take over at Arkansas. He went 68-24 with the Badgers.
-Auburn turns to Arkansas States’ Gus Malzahn as its new coach. He was the Tigers’ offensive coordinator during the national title run two years ago.
-Boston College hires Steve Addazio away from Temple, continuing a strong tradition of picking mustachioed frontmen.
-Virginia Tech is a 3-point favorite over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The only other ACC team favored during bowl season is Florida State by 15 over Northern Illinois in the Orange.
-Berman has a feature on two of the Hokies’ young contributors, Marshall Wood and Joey van Zegeren.
-Virginia hosts Tennessee at 7 tonight on ESPN3.com.
-Tech’s next opponent, West Virginia, is in action against Marshall at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.com
-Red Sox sign Shane Victorino for three years at a reported $39 million.
-The Nats acquire Dan Haren, who is looking to bounce back from an injury-plagued 2012.
-Marco Scutaro signs a three-year, $20 million extension with the Giants.
-Hidden Valley boys win a rematch with Lord Botetourt for their first victory of the year.
-The Bullets do the most Bullets-y thing ever, beating the Heat for their second win of the year. Next up: Losing by a million to their next three below-average foes.
-Could be worse. The New Orleans Hornets are expected to change their name to the New Orleans Pelicans. I figured that was an Onion story, but it is not.
NAME THAT TUNE
Take your chance for a dollar
If I win then I’ll scream and holler
High on the hog is the way to be
And its def livinin in the lap of luxury
I picked 4 numbers they were all OK
For the 5th and 6th I used my birthday
But I erased my birthday and said better yet
I’ll use the birthday of a girlie that I just met
I filled out the ticket gave it a kiss for luck
Handed it to the agent
With a brand new buck
Went home to watch TV on a saturday night
4 numbers came up and they were all all right
Now what happened next, nearly made me drop dead
It wasn’t her birthday it was mine instead
I said next time I’ll just play my hunches
But what the heck, I’ll just…