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Young going Pro after Rose Bowl

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Jan. 10, 2006 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.

STOCK UP

Vince Young for his brilliant performance against USC in the Rose Bowl, with 467 yards in total offense as the Longhorns won the national championship.

Shaun Alexander for winning NFL MVP honors. The Seahawks meet the Redskins this weekend.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins all won playoff games on the road.

West Virginia running back Steve Slaton rushed for 204 yards in the upset of Georgia.

The New Jersey Nets have won 10 straight games. Vince Carter, Jason Kidd and company have been on fire.

Duke, Florida and Pittsburgh remain the three unbeaten teams in Division I men's college basketball.

The Astros did a good job signing Preston Wilson as a free agent.

STOCK DOWN

Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick for being thrown off the team and then being arrested for brandishing a weapon at a McDonald's. It is a sad story.

Redskins defensive back Sean Taylor for his spitting incident with Michael Pittman of the Bucs. Taylor was fined $17,000 for that ridiculous gesture.

The New York Jets for allowing Herman Edwards to go to Kansas City and getting just a fourth-round pick in return. They should have received more for losing their coach. Sorry Mike Greenberg!

The New York Giants were humiliated by the Carolina Panthers, 23-0. It was a total loss, no offense, shaky defense.

Kentucky was blown out by Kansas, showing no emotion or passion.

Welterweight boxer Zab Judah threw a punch when he was supposed to be touching gloves with his opponent, Carlos Baldomir of Argentina. Whatever happened to sportsmanship? Judah ended up losing a unanimous decision in a big-time shocker.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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