HILLTOPPERS BOWL OVER MEMPHIS
boca raton, fla.» Senior Anthony Wales gained 329 yards from scrimmage and Western Kentucky earned a bowl victory for the third year in a row by beating Memphis 51-31 on Tuesday night in the Boca Raton Bowl.
Wales ran for a careerhigh 245 yards on 35 carries, added 84 yards on four catches and scored three times.
Teammate Mike White threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns. Taywan Taylor had nine catches for 144 yards and his 17th touchdown of the season.
Oddsmakers had projected the game to be the highest-scoring of the bowl season, and even Western Kentucky left tackle Forrest Lamp got into the act, scoring on a 9-yard razzle-dazzle run.
Penn St. countersues
B harrisburg, pa.» Penn State is countersuing its former president, saying he violated his employment agreement by not disclosing what he knew about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky before Sandusky’s arrest on child molestation charges in 2011.
The university’s claim was filed, along with its response to a revised breach-of-contract lawsuit Graham Spanier filed in the courthouse near State College last month.
The school said Spanier violated a 2010 employment contract and wants back the millions it has paid him over the past five years.
The counterclaim said Spanier didn’t fully disclose what he knew about the Sandusky grand jury investigation in 2011, or information about complaints regarding Sandusky showering with boys in 1998 and 2001.
Spanier attorney Tom Clare called it “a lastditch effort by Penn State to escape liability for its multiple clear breaches” of the separation agreement.
B minneapolis» Prosecutors said they’re reviewing a report prepared by University of Minnesota investigators on allegations of sexual assault by several members of the Gopher football team.
In a statement, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office will review the report and has no further comment for now. His spokesman, Chuck Laszewski, declined to comment on whether the review means they might reopen the investigation.
Wake Forest picked former quarterback Riley Skinner to fill in during its bowl radio broadcast for the ex-assistant coach who was fired as an analyst after the school says he leaked game plans to opponents.
Western Kentucky’s Anthony Wales gains yardage against Memphis during the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night. Adam Sacasa, South Florida Sun-Sentinel