Sports News Dec. 11

sports5ajpgNew Coach For Boise
Boise State has reportedly found a new head football coach. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Broncos have hired Arkansas State's Bryan Harsin as its next coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not become official. Harsin will replace Chris Petersen, who left Boise State for Washington last week.

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Sports Dec. 10

sports2Aldridge Has 24 To Lead Blazers Past Jazz 105-94
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points and Damian Lillard added 17 to propel the Portland Trail Blazers to a 105-94 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

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Field Goal Lifts 49ers

hawkstextbluePhil Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining and the San Francisco 49ers held off the Seattle Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday. Frank Gore broke a 51-yard gain with just more than four minutes left to set up the go-ahead 11-play, 76-yard drive as the 49ers (9-4) kept the playoff-bound Seahawks (11-2)

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Washington, BYU To Meet In Fight Hunger Bowl

wa huskiesWashington has been picked as the opponent for BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl. The Cougars locked up a bid to the Dec. 27 game in San Francisco earlier this year, and bowl officials selected the Huskies as the Pac-12 participant Sunday night. Washington went 8-4 this season before coach Steve Sarkisian left to take the job at Southern California.

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No. 24 Gonzaga Hangs On To Beat Ohio State 59-58

gonzagabd3Sonja Greinacher scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as No. 24 Gonzaga held off Ohio State 59-58 on Sunday. Gonzaga trailed by one point with 32 seconds to play. Shaniqua Nilles gave the Bulldogs the lead with 21 ticks left, but Ohio State took it back after Ameryst Alston's basket. Down by one with 7 seconds left, Gonzaga's Nilles converted again, this time for the game-winner.

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