Penn State, seeking its fifth national title in six years, is the top seed in the NCAA volleyball championships in Louisville, Ky.
Third-seeded Texas (27-4) will face unseeded Michigan (27-11) in Thursday night's first semifinal, followed by the Nittany Lions (33-2) against No. 5 Oregon (29-4). Penn State is coming off a regional run during which sophomore setter Micha Hancock broke Misty May's NCAA tournament record with 22 service aces.
Rowan back Erin Bernat, a Glassboro High graduate, was chosen for the ECAC Mid-Atlantic field hockey all-star team. She also earned New Jersey Athletic Conference first-team honors.
Central Bucks South outside hitter Abby Mummert signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Shippensburg.
West Virginia mascot Jonathan Kimble, who got in trouble for using his uniform musket to kill a bear, has been cited for not wearing blaze orange during the hunt. Kimble wears buckskin and a coonskin cap and fires the musket - loaded with black powder but minus ammunition - at home athletic events. He shot a black bear Dec. 3.
GOLF: Golf Digest reported Wednesday on its website that the PGA of America planned to make Tom Watson the next captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Greg Norman withdrew from the Australian PGA in Coolum because of food poisoning after two holes Thursday.
SOCCER: Abby Wambach scored twice to become only the second soccer player to reach 150 international goals, and the U.S. women beat China, 4-0, in an exhibition game in Houston.
Tottenham midfielder Clint Dempsey was named U.S. national team player of the year for the second consecutive year and third time overall.
- Staff and wire reports