Stanford advances in volleyball
Kathryn Plummer had 24 kills and Tami Alade added 12 as top-ranked Stanford moved into the NCAA volleyball quarterfinals with a 25-17, 24-26, 25-14, 25-19 victory over No. 19 Washington State at Maples Pavilion on Friday night.
Stanford (31-1), which beat Washington State twice during the regular season, also got 11 kills from Audriana Fitzmorris and 10 from Holly Campbell as it extended its winning streak to a school-record 29 matches. Taylor Mims had 17 kills for Washington State (23-10).
The Cardinal will continue their pursuit of an eighth national title when they host No. 7 Penn State, which swept Washington at Maples Pavilion on Friday, at 7 p.m. Saturday. The winner will advance to the final four next week in Minneapolis. Soccer: Cal alum Alex Morgan has been named U.S. Soccer’s Player of the Year for a second time after leading the national team with 18 goals in 19 games and helping it earn a spot in the World Cup next year in France.
Stanford’s Jordan DiBiasi and Catarina Macario are finalists for the Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s highest honor.
Stanford’s Tanner Beason and Amir Bashti were named United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I All-Americans. College football: Georgia Tech hired Temple coach Geoff Collins, choosing a Georgia native with a background in defense to replace Paul Johnson as the Yellow Jackets’ coach.
Liberty has hired former Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze, more than a year after he resigned amid a scandal in which school officials discovered he used a university-issued cell phone to call escort services. Freeze, 49, will replace Turner Gill. NFL: The Chicago Bears removed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky from their injury list, clearing the way for a start Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams . ... NFL interceptions leader Xavien Howard (knee) has been ruled out of the Miami Dolphins’ game Sunday against New England . ... New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy. Golf: The teams of Bryson DeChambeau-Kevin Na, Brian Harman-Patton Kizzire and Emiliano Grillo-Graeme McDowell shot 13-under-par 59 in scramble play to share the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout in Naples, Fla.
Charl Schwartzel holed out from the fairway for an eagle on No. 17 on his way to an 8under 63 and a one-shot lead after the second round of the European Tour’s South African Open in Johannesburg.