Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
With No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 2 Florida both winning in blowouts Saturday night, the two teams appear headed to a showdown in the BCS National Championship Game Jan. 8 at Dolphin Stadium.
Oklahoma crushed No. 20 Missouri, 62-21, in the Big 12 title game in Kansas City, while No. 4 Florida handled No. 1 and previously unbeaten Alabama, 31-20, in the SEC title game in Atlanta.
Here is a preview of how the major bowls are expected to play out:
BCS Title Game: Oklahoma vs. Florida, Jan. 8, Dolphin Stadium, Miami
Rose Bowl: Penn State vs. USC, Jan. 1, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Orange Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Va. Tech, Jan. 1, Dolphin Stadium
Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Utah, Jan. 2, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
Fiesta Bowl: Texas vs. Ohio State, Jan. 5, Univ. of Phoenix, Glendale, Ariz.
OTHER BOWLS:Meineke Car Care Bowl: West Virginia vs. North Carolina, Dec. 27, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Papajohns.com Bowl:Rutgers vs. N.C. State, Dec. 29, Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.
Sun Bowl: Pitt vs. Oregon State or Cal, Dec. 31, Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
International Bowl: Buffalo vs. UConn, Jan. 3, Rogers Stadium, Toronto*
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.