WATERCOOLER CHAT: UNIV OF KENTUCKY TOP TEAM, OVECHKIN SUSPENDED, KYLE WILLIAMS RECEIVING DEATH THREATS

BASKETBALL

In College Basketball, the new polls came out yesterday and both had the University of Kentucky as the top team in the country. In the AP poll, Kentucky was joined by the Missouri Tigers, Syracuse Orange, Ohio State Buckeyes and Kansas Jayhawks, to round out the top 5, followed by the Kentucky Wildcats. Syracuse fell out of the top spot after losing at unranked Notre Dame this past weekend. Arguably their best player, Fab Melo sat out his second straight game, which the university says is due to academic reasons. If Melo does not return, the Orange will have to figure out a way to replace the big man in the center of their infamous 2-3 zone.

HOCKEY

In the NHL, Washington Capitals forward and NHL superstar, Alex Ovechkin was suspended for three games. The suspension was dealt out to him on Monday after he lunged himself into Pittsburgh Penguin defenseman Zbynek Michalek, even though no in game penalty was assessed. The Capitals lost the game to the Penguins 4 -3 in overtime. Ovechkin stands to lose more than $150,000 after the incident and is not eligible to return until February 4th against the Montreal Candiens. The Capitals next three games are against Boston, Tampa Bay and Florida.

FOOTBALL

In the NFL, even thought the 49ers have been eliminated from the playoffs, they still seem to be the topic of conversation. Young wide receiver, Kyle Williams has been receiving death threats since the end of the game. Williams was responsible for two fumbled punts in the Conference playoff game on Sunday; both of which led to Giants points. The second fumbled punt, was in overtime and set the Giants up for an easy score to end the game. Willliams calls the threats ‘shocking’ and says he hopes none come to fruition.

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