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Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman. Kentucky and Hofstra square off today. More.

NCAA Football: Heisman Trophy Presentation Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

In a moment where Kentucky fans had to set aside any bias, Lamar Jackson won the Heisman last night. The Heisman race had been a foregone conclusion for weeks, and watching Jackson hoist the trophy was essentially a formality. While Kentucky and Louisville hate each other, you can’t hate Jackson’s talent. His speed and athleticism at the quarterback position is extremely rare; he’s one of the most athletic players to ever play at that position in college football history.

And, in the end, Kentucky can still hold that Governor’s Cup over Jackson’s head for now.

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Kentucky players react to Lamar Jackson’s Heisman victory - SEC Country
A lot of respect and praise coming from Kentucky players here.

Hofstra happy to go the extra mile to play Kentucky - Herald-Leader
Today’s game was originally supposed to be played at Nassau Coliseum, but when that didn’t work out, Hofstra was happy to make a tad bit longer drive to play one of the most storied programs in college basketball.

Does a bowl in Florida help Kentucky’s recruiting there? - Herald-Leader
Surely, Kentucky’s recruiting efforts will be aided by playing a bowl game down in Florida. Some of the staff has recruited there before, so the bowl should help when coaches reach out to recruits from there.

Keeping Gran and Boom would be huge for Kentucky - Courier-Journal
Boom Williams may be NFL-bound, and Eddie Gran may be head coaching job-bound. A loss of one, the other or both would hurt. But to keep them both would give Kentucky a chance to do great things on offense next season.

Jedrick Wills makes appearance at Kentucky bowl practice - SEC Country
Wills, a five-star offensive tackle, is already committed to Alabama, but he was spotted in the Kentucky facility during the team’s bowl practice today.

Hofstra bringing “why not us?” mentality into Kentucky game - NY Post
It’s already a given that Kentucky will get every team’s best game this year. The game against Hofstra will be no different.

NBA CBA to expire? - ESPN
Carmelo Anthony has voiced his concern over the possibility of a new CBA not being worked out before the deadline for either the league or the players to opt out Thursday. The current CBA doesn’t expire until June 30, 2017, so a lockout isn’t exactly likely.

Army beats Navy - Washington Post
For the first time since 2001, the Black Knights have defeated the Midshipmen, pulling a shocking upset in the classic Army-Navy game.

LeBron becomes first forward to record 7,000 assists - ESPN
LeBron James has arrived upon yet another historic milestone, as he recorded his 7,000th assist, showing his extreme versatility as a forward.

UFC 206 analysis - Bloody Elbow
Mookie Alexander breaks down all the action from UFC 206.

Seattle Sounders win MLS Cup - Sports Illustrated
It was extremely cold, and there were no goals scored in regulation, but Sounders fans loved it nonetheless, as Seattle won its first MLS Cup in penalty kicks.

Danny Espinosa traded to Angels - CBS Sports
The now-former Washington National wasn’t happy about losing his starting job, and reportedly skipped the team’s winter fan fest out of anger. Maybe he’ll attend the fan fests in LA?

Michigan enacts first law for driverless cars - The Detroit News
I suppose this is a major step in the frontier of self-driving vehicles?