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

2 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 15 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

17 hours 48 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.