West Virginia coach
yesterday declined comment on a report that he had met in Ohio with Michigan officials about the Wolverines' football coaching vacancy.
West Virginia athletic director
said he was unaware that Rodriguez, who has a $4 million buyout clause in his contract, was in Toledo.
Rodriguez, 44, has compiled a 60-26 record in seven seasons.
The Mountaineers were ranked No. 2 this season and needed only to beat rival Pittsburgh in the season finale to reach the BCS championship game. Pitt won, 13-9.
Now ranked 11th, the Mountaineers will play No. 3 Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2.
had 13 kills as Big Ten champion Penn State (33-2) advanced to tonight's NCAA volleyball championship in Sacramento, Calif., with a 3-0 win over California (26-8) on Thursday night.
The Lions will meet Stanford (32-2), a 3-2 winner over Southern Cal (29-5).
Chadron State senior tailback
won the Harlon Hill Trophy, the second straight year he has been honored as the nation's top player in NCAA Division II. Northwest Missouri State and Valdosta State play today for the Division II title in Florence, Ala.
Duke officials denied reports that the school has reached an agreement with Tennessee offensive coordinator
53, to take over as coach. . . . Penn State defensive back
confirmed that he filed paperwork with the NFL advisory committee, which will project where he could be picked in April's NFL draft if he left college early. . . . Louisville wide receiver
will bypass his senior season and enter the NFL draft. . . .
will be Arkansas' offensive coordinator next season under his brother,
. . . .
, a sophomore basketball player at Tennessee, is sidelined with an unspecified heart condition, a team spokesman said.
led Wake Forest (21-2-2) to the title game in the NCAA Men's College Cup, scoring twice in the second half in the Demon Deacons' 2-0 semifinal victory over Virginia Tech (14-4-1) in Cary, N.C.
scored off a rebound in the 53d minute to lead Big Ten champion Ohio State (16-3-5) to a 1-0 win over Massachusetts (17-7-1). The final will be tomorrow.
Elsewhere: Fabio Capello
was appointed coach of England's national team for a reported $12.2 million a year.
shot a 10-under 62 to set the course record at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., building a 4-shot lead over
in the Target World Challenge.
shot a 3-under 69 to take a 1-stroke lead over compatriot
after the second round of the Dubai Masters in the United Arab Emirates. Hall was at 136 on the Emirates Golf Club's Majlis Course.
shot a 3-under 69 to take a 1-stroke lead over countryman
after the second round of the South African Open in Paarl, South Africa.
World bronze medalist
of South Korea led the women's field in the Grand Prix Final figure skating competition in Turin, Italy, while 14-year-old American
was a surprise runner-up. U.S. champion
In the men's event, U.S. champion
two-footed his quad toe loop and was third, while
fell on a triple axel and ended up fourth.
In the ice dance, U.S. champions
won the original dance segment with their best score of the season.