BCS National Championship Game

The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles and No. 2 Auburn Tigers will clash
Monday night in the final BCS National Championship game. The showdown
features a pair of teams that took very different paths to the title game. Led
by Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston at quarterback and a stifling defense,
Florida State (13-0) has overpowered its opponents, winning every game but one
by at least 28 points. Auburn (12-1), meanwhile, has been viewed as a team of
destiny after two miraculous plays helped it reach the national title game for
the second time in four years. Ricardo Louis scored a touchdown on a deflected
73-yard pass from Nick Marshall on 4th-and-18 with 25 seconds remaining to
stun Georgia on Nov. 16, then Chris Davis returned a missed field goal attempt
more than 100 yards for a touchdown on the final play to lift the Tigers to a
victory over then-No. 1 and two-time defending national champion Alabama on
Nov. 30. Auburn is looking to make it eight straight national titles for the
SEC, which has captured nine of the 15 all-time BCS Championshps. A four-team
system dubbed the College Football Playoff will replace the much-debated BCS
format next year. Kickoff time is 7:30

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 9 hours ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 33 min ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.