Unbeaten Penn State moved within one match of its third straight NCAA women's volleyball championship last night by beating Hawaii, 3-1, in Tampa, Fla.
The Nittany Lions (37-0) lost the first set, 25-23, but took the next three, 25-18, 25-15 and 25-18.
Arielle Wilson had 11 kills and six blocks for Penn State, while Blair Brown had 10 kills and seven blocks. The win gave coach Russ Rose his 1,000th victory.
Penn State will meet Texas (29-1) at 8 p.m. tomorrow for the championship. The Longhorns beat Minnesota, 25-19, 25-20, 25-15, in the other semifinal.
Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight, speaking at the annual banquet for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in Indianapolis, took a verbal swipe at new Kentucky coach John Calipari.
"We've gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking, and that's why I'm glad I'm not coaching, said Knight, who won a record 902 games at three schools. "You see, we've got a coach at Kentucky [Calipari] who put two schools on probation, and he's still coaching. I really don't understand that."
Knight also criticized proposals to expand the NCAA tournament to 96 teams.
New Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly will retain only one of former Irish coach Charlie Weis' assistants, the South Bend Tribune reported yesterday, naming running-backs coach Tony Alford the lone holdover.
Missouri women's basketball players Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson, suspended after an off-campus fight with a male cheerleader, are back on the team, the university said.
Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards became the first two-time winner of the Walter Payton Award, which goes to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Edwards, the first quarterback in NCAA history to pass for more than 10,000 yards and rush for over 4,000 yards, led the Mountaineers to two national championships.
Elsewhere: Delaware Valley's Kyle Gesswein, a linebacker, was named first- team little all-America by the Associated Press. Gesswein is a junior from Williamstown High in Gloucester County. . . . San Jose State named Duke's defensive coordinator, Mike MacIntyre, its new head football coach. . . . John "Doc" Holliday, the associate head coach at West Virginia, was named head man at Marshall. . . . Ohio State will be without wide receiver Duron Carter when it takes on Oregon in the Rose Bowl, the school said. ESPN.com said Carter is academically ineligible. . . . Prized recruit Royce White announced that he would leave the Minnesota basketball team.