>>Brady, Belichick Headed For Eighth Super Bowl
(Foxboro, MA) — Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are heading to their eighth Super Bowl since 2001. New England knocked off Jacksonville 24-20 in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday to advance. Since Brady became the Patriots’ starter in 2001, he and Belichick have guided the Pats to 12 AFC title games, eight Super Bowl appearances and five Super Bowl wins.
>>Pats Gronk Missed Second Half With Concussion
(Foxboro, MA) — The Patriots were able to win the AFC Championship Game despite missing one of their best offensive players for the entire second half. New England tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion when he was hit by Jaguars safety Barry Church during the second quarter. Church was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty.
>>Eagles Dominate Vikings In NFC Championship Game
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Eagles crushed the Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field behind a masterful performance from quarterback Nick Foles. Foles completed 26-of-33 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles responded to falling behind 7-0 early in the first quarter with 38 consecutive points.
>>Patriots And Eagles Will Meet In Super Bowl 52
(Undated) — Super Bowl 52 will be a rematch of Super Bowl 39. The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles meet February 4th at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the right to lift the Lombardi Trophy. New England beat Philadelphia when they squared off in 2004 by the score of 24-21. This will be the Eagles third chance to be crowned champions after failing in their first two attempts.
>>Report: Giants Expected To Hire Shurmur
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Giants should have their new head coach in the very near future. According to ESPN, New York is expected to hire Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur sometime this week. Shurmur can now sign with a team after Minnesota was eliminated on Sunday by the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. The deal could be closed as soon as Tuesday. Shurmur went 9-and-23 in his first head coaching gig with the Browns.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — Elsewhere around college hoops over the weekend, Butler topped DePaul, 79-67. Northwestern took down Penn State, 70-61. Clemson dumped Notre Dame, 67-58. CSU Bakersfield defeated Chicago State, 89-78. Southeast Missouri State handled Eastern Illinois, 86-74. Akron cruised past Northern Illinois, 82-67. UIC beat Cleveland State, 87-80. South Dakota State crushed Western Illinois, 98-70.
>>Missouri Valley Conference Roundup
(Undated) — In the Missouri Valley Conference, Southern Illinois grabbed a 64-53 win over Northern Iowa and Loyola Chicago dominated Valpo, 70-54. Indiana State destroyed Illinois State, 84-54. Bradley hung a 66-53 win on Evansville.
>>Blues Host Senators Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues play the second of their four-game homestand tomorrow night against the Senators. They lost 5-2 at home to the Coyotes on Saturday. That followed a 4-1 win over the Senators last Thursday. The Blues are third in the Central Division with 59 points.
>>Blackhawks Host Lightning
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks and Lightning meet tonight at the United Center. Chicago is trying to end a two-game losing streak after getting crushed by the Islanders 7-3 on Saturday. The Blackhawks are last in the Central Division with 50 points. Tampa Bay has the second most points in the NHL with 65.
>>Illinois Hosts Michigan State Tonight
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois is back on its home floor tonight taking on ninth-ranked Michigan State. The Fighting Illini were drilled by the Badgers 75-50 Friday in Madison for their fifth straight loss. Illinois is 10-and-10 overall and 0-and-7 in the Big Ten. The Spartans are 17-and-3.
>>Bulls At Pelicans
(New Orleans, LA) — The Bulls make the second stop on their three-game road trip tonight against the Pelicans. Chicago started the stretch with a 113-97 win over the Hawks on Saturday. The Bulls are 18-and-28. New Orleans is 24-and-21.
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