The No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs 27-24 on Saturday to win their 11th SEC championship. It was the ninth time that Nick Saban beat an AP No. 1 opponent. No other coach has more than four such wins, according to ESPN Stats & Information data.
Alabama simultaneously snapped Georgia's 29-game winning streak and its bid for a third straight national championship. The Crimson Tide became the third team in major college football history to snap multiple win streaks of 29-plus games, with the other being the Miami Hurricanes' streak from October 1990 to January 1993, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Over the last 3 seasons, the only team to defeat Georgia is Alabama 😳 pic.twitter.com/c1miZYwFVp— ESPN (@espn) December 3, 2023
Here's a look at what has happened in sports and pop culture since the Bulldogs' previous loss, which also took place in the SEC championship game, on Dec. 4, 2021, against the Crimson Tide.
Pac-12 goes dark
Some 14 months later, the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks followed suit, sharing their decision in August. And roughly a month later, the Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, Colorado Buffaloes and Utah Utes announced they would move to the Big 12 in 2024, effectively putting an end to the Pac-12.
Washington won the final Pac-12 Championship game on Friday night, defeating Oregon 34-31.
LeBron James becomes NBA's all-time leading scorer
King James broke a nearly 40-year-old record late in the 2022-23 NBA season with a fadeaway jump shot to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the league all-time leading scorer.
Taylor Swift shatters box-office record
Swift also made her mark on the box office. The opening weekend of her concert film "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" brought in $96 million in the United States and Canada, making it the highest-grossing domestic opening weekend for a concert film.
'Barbenheimer' takes over movie theaters
July 21 marked a popular date for film fans with the simultaneous release of "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer," two movies with contrasting themes.
"Barbie" became the highest-grossing film of the year at over $600 million domestically and $1.4 billion globally. It also was nominated for 11 Grammy Awards.
"Oppenheimer" eclipsed $325 million domestically and almost $1 billion globally.