Spartans Take 100th Rose Bowl

Connor Cook threw for 332 yards, two touchdowns and an interception as number-four Michigan State held off number-five Stanford 24-20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Cook connected with Tony Lippett for the game-winning TD with 13:22 left in the contest. The Spartans won their first Rose Bowl since 1988 and finished the season at 13-and-1. Pac-12 champion Stanford closed the year at 11-and-3.

NCAA Football (BCS Rankings)
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Nebraska Cornhuskers 24, #22 Georgia Bulldogs 19
(Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, FL)

North Texas Mean Green 36, UNLV Rebels 14
(Heart of Dallas Bowl, Dallas, TX)

#16 LSU Tigers 21, Iowa Hawkeyes 14
(Outback Bowl at Tampa, FL)

#9 South Carolina Gamecocks 34, #19 Wisconsin Badgers 24
(Capital One Bowl at Orlando, FL)

#4 Michigan State Spartans 24, #5 Stanford Cardinal 20
(Rose Bowl at Pasadena, CA)

#15 UCF Knights 52, #6 Baylor Bears 42
(Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, AZ)

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 9 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 34 min ago

The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.