- Oxford Boys Basketball held a 45-30 lead Saturday against Olive Branch with 4:00 left in the 4th Quarter and Olive Branch came back and forced overtime. Tuesday night, Olive Branch held a 59-40 lead with 1:30 left in the 3rd Quarter and Oxford came back and forced overtime. Both games however ended in Olive Branch wins.
- In the Olive Branch game played Monday night, KT McCollins had a +/- of +14 in the game. (+/- in Basketball is the point difference when the player came on the court until he came off the court. Example: If McCollins came in with Oxford trailing 55-45, and came out with the game tied at 55-55, he had a "+10" +/-), DK Metcalf had a +6, no one else had better than a +1 - including none of the starters.
- The Soccer Games Oxford was supposed to play against Saltillo has been postponed to Thursday, January 16th. If Oxford Girls were to win that game, they will have clinched the Region 2-5A Title and the #1 Seed heading into the 5A Girls Soccer Playoffs.
- On this day in 49 BC, Julius Caesar began the Great Roman Civil War, a war in which he won that eventually led to the start of the Roman Empire in 27 BC and lasted until 476 AD (503 Years).
- On this day in 1863, London opens the first underground railway system (The London Underground).
- On this day in 1990, Time Warner Cable was formed with the merging of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.
- This week is International 3D Week.
- This week is also Elvis' Birthday Celebration Week (due to his birthday falling on January 8).
- This week is also Universal Letter Writing Week.
- Today is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day.
- Today is Houseplant Appreciation Day.
- If Roy Disney was still alive, - who is the nephew of Walt Disney and was the last Disney family member to actively serve for the Walt Disney Company - he would have turned 83 today. He died a little more than 4 years ago in December 2009.
- Today is the birthdays of former NBA champion Glenn Robinson (41), and current PGA & European Tour player Ian Poulter (38).
Here are some facts for you to keep up with this Friday. They can range from sports to things you could care less about. Here we go:
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