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Alabama’s DeVonta Smith Named 2020 Heisman Trophy Winner

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This week in college sports

January 08, 2021
SOURCE: ALABAMA FOOTBALL/TWITTER
SOURCE: ALABAMA FOOTBALL/TWITTER

🏈Football: Alabama’s DeVonta Smith was named the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner Tuesday night, making him the first wide receiver to take home the MVP award since 1991. How fitting for a topsy-turvy college football season. Smith gave an inspiring acceptance speech to close out the ceremony. Pass the tissues, please.

  • Meanwhile, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, the Heisman trophy runner-up, officially declared for the 2021 NFL Draft yesterday. Smith might have won the Heisman, but the NY Jets, er, Jacksonville Jaguars will also land a solid prize.

🏀WBB: COVID-19 sadly continues to impact college hoops. A positive test for No. 6 Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey canceled the highly anticipated matchup between her Bears and No. 3 UConn, originally scheduled for tonight. Wishing Coach Mulkey a speedy recovery!

  • Thankfully there is a top-ranked matchup still on the docket for this week: a Pac-12 showdown between No. 1 Stanford and No. 11 Oregon tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. ET. Nothing like some midday hoops to start your weekend off right.

🏀MBB: Men’s hoops has also struggled with a long list of COVID-19 disruptions. No. 3 Villanova hasn’t played a game since December 23rd and just paused activities again on Monday.

  • With all of these hiccups, it’s no surprise the NCAA has opted to host the entire 2021 men’s March Madness tournament in a bubble-ish environment in Indiana. We love to see it, but we’re still (not so) patiently waiting on that women’s bubble announcement...