Monday, Dec. 29

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Today's Preview
The NFL season is over, so instead of "Monday Night Football," ESPN showcases two college bowl games. We've also put the English Championship League's top team on the slate, along with NHL, NBA, and a matchup of two top college basketball teams.

First place Wolverhampton visits Blackpool in a 2:45 p.m. ET soccer matchup. It's the home team that gets the draw, which is enough to sway most of the early-picking Streakers. Streakers can watch live on ESPN360.

The first bowl game begins soon after at 3 p.m. on ESPN. North Carolina State takes on Rutgers in the Papajohns.com bowl in Birmingham, Alabama. Rutgers is the Vegas favorite, while the Wolfpack come in on a four-game winning streak, all of which they needed to become bowl-eligible.


College basketball: Georgetown Hoyas at Connecticut Huskies
In the best college hoops contest of the day, these two top Big East teams kick off conference play in Hartford at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Both teams have had impressive early season runs, with the only blemish being Georgetown's late November defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers.

At 8 p.m. on ESPN, the Alamo Bowl kicks off in (of course) San Antonio. Missouri is heavily favored over Northwestern, but many observers believe that Northwestern will have the motivational advantage.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers continued to be successful, winning almost 2/3 of their selections. Wigan Athletic and the San Diego Chargers led the way.