COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Urban Meyer is perfectly willing to move on, to cease all the talk about NCAA crimes and punishment and the bowl ban.
But that doesn't mean, during a quiet moment, the Ohio State coach still doesn't have a lingering regret: What might have been.
His Buckeyes aren't allowed, due to violations stemming from others no longer with the team, to play in a bowl game. They did all they could during the 2012 season, going 12-0.
So while undefeated Notre Dame and one-loss Alabama fight it out for the national championship, and lesser teams play in sunny climes and get maximum exposure, Meyer is left with his thoughts.
Some of his players won't even watch the bowls because they are yet another reminder of what they're missing.
It's never too late for a beautiful strike.
In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages.
Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.
Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:
Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.
The Washington Wizards announced the passing of John Wall's mother, Frances Pulley on Friday.
Wall's mother had been battling cancer before her passing. She was 58.
In a statement on Twitter, the Wizards said, "Sending thoughts and love for John Wall and his family after the passing of his mother, Frances Pulley. She will forever be a part of our #DCFamily."
Zach Leonsis, the senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also released a statement:
"Thinking of @JohnWall and his family right now. Keeping you guys in our prayers. So terribly sorry for your loss and know that she will be remembered forever. #DCFamily
Wall's Kentucky coach, John Calipari also expressed his condolences for his former star:
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