Wakeup Call: In warmth and in snow, it was a great weekend

Wakeup Call: In warmth and in snow, it was a great weekend
January 27, 2014, 9:00 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Monday, January 27:


  • Memo Gidley needs back surgery after that horrific crash in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. (AP)



  • Mississippi State coach Rick Ray apologizes for whatever comments he made to Ole Miss provocateur Marshall Henderson, saying that there "is no reason for a coach to ever have interaction with an opposing player, ever, regardless of the circumstances." (AP)

  • This is a recording: No. 1 Arizona wins. This is a recording. (AP)

  • No. 15 Cincinnati's just having a grand old time in the spanking-new American Athletic Conference. (AP)

  • How could Clemson possibly be 0-57 at Chapel Hill? I mean, don't you think you'd win once by accident sometime in the last three-quarters of a century? (AP)


  • According to an ESPN Outside The Lines report, a former Missouri swimmer, Sasha Menu Courey, committed suicide about 16 months she was allegedly raped by one or more of the school's football players in 2010, an incident the school chose not to investigate because, according to a spokesperson, it believed Menu Courey did not wish to pursue the matter. (Yahoo! Sports)

  • And now the University of Missouri's system president is asking for an independent investigation into the handling of the case. (Yahoo! Sports)

  • Jake Coker's transferring from Florida State to Alabama. (AP)




  • 'Melo follows up his 62-point performance with 35 more as the Knicks beat the Lakers. (AP)

  • Kobe Bryant praises Anthony for that 62-point night -- which broke the Madison Square Garden record for most points in a single game, a mark that had been held by Kobe himself -- but then had some pointed advice for the free agent-to-be. (AP)

  • You know those Brooklyn Dodger-tribute jerseys the Nets plan to wear for selected games? The first of those games will be against the Celtics. (Yahoo! Sports)

  • It may have been a rematch of last year's NBA Finals, but neither team played it that way in the Heat's 113-101 win over the Spurs. (AP)

  • No matter what's passed between them, Luol Deng says he'd consider going to back to the Bulls as a free agent. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

  • For a day there last month, it appeared Omer Asik would be a Celtic in a matter of hours. Now it appears he'll stay with the Rockets though the end of the 2014-15 season. (Pro Basketball Talk)

  • R.I.P., Tom Gola. (CSN Philly)