Glass Named USA Volleyball Women's POY

Setter Alisha Glass is the USA Volleyball women's indoor player of the year. The organization also announced Monday that outside hitter Kim Hill is the national team's most improved player. Glass, who is from Leland, Michigan was named the best setter of the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship. The top-ranked U.S. team won for the first time in the event's 62 years. Hill, who is from Portland, Oregon started 24 matches this season, averaging 2.99 points and 1.24 digs per set. At the World Championship, she scored 20 points in the gold-medal match against China. The United States won in four sets. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – December 9, 2014

Seahawks Throttle Eagles 24-14

hawksdec72014The Seahawks defense held a Philadelphia Eagles offense that had been averaging 416.2 yards to 139. Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Doug Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch and ran for a third score as part of his 263-yard passing and 48-yard rushing performance. Lynch ran “like a wild man out there,” as coach Pete Carroll put, while gaining 86 yards to put him over 1,000 for the fourth consecutive season and also scoring his first TD after a three-game drought.

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Washington Knocks Off No. 13 San Diego State 49-36

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 15 points, and Washington held No. 13 San Diego State to a school record for fewest points in the Huskies' 49-36 win on Sunday. Andrew Andrews added 13 points as Washington posted just its second win over a ranked opponent since 2011. San Diego State shot just 20.4 percent. It was the lowest shooting percentage for the Aztecs dating to 1996 and the second time this season shooting under 25 percent in a game. San Diego State shot 24.6 percent in beating Cal State Bakersfield last month. The 36 points were the fewest for San Diego State as a Division I program. The previous low was 38 against Utah in 1999. Andrews hit three 3-pointers in the second half as Washington methodically pulled away. SEATTLE (AP) – December 8, 2014

Cowboys, Huskies To Meet In Cactus Bowl

Oklahoma State needed to win its final game to become eligible after losing five straight. The Cowboys did it in dramatic fashion, beating rival Oklahoma 38-35 in overtime after Tyreek Hill returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown with 45 seconds left in regulation. Washington won eight games in its first season under former Boise State coach Chris Petersen, most in school history for a first-year coach. The Huskies closed out the season with victories over Oregon State and rival Washington State in the Apple Cup. The Cactus Bowl will be played Jan. 2 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - December 8, 2014

QB Stars When Florida St Meets Oregon In Rose Bowl

Jameis Winston won the last Heisman Trophy. It looks as if Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH'-tah) is going to win the award this year. And on New Year's Day, the two most decorated quarterbacks in college football will go head to head in the Granddaddy of Them All. Defending national champion Florida State will face West Coast king Oregon in the 101st edition of the Rose Bowl. The tantalizing matchup was determined by the College Football Playoff committee on Sunday. The schools will meet for the first time in a playoff semifinal that could be a showcase for Winston and Mariota, who both finished up their regular seasons by leading their teams to victories in their conferences' championship games. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - December 8, 2014