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

1 day 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 20 hours ago

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

22 hours 8 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.