SALEM, Va. — Matt Behrendt threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns as Wisconsin-Whitewater continued its mastery of Mount Union in NCAA Division III championship games with a 43-34 victory last night.
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San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season remaining on the five-year, $25 million contract he signed in January 2011. Several media outlets have reported that Harbaugh has a six-year offer on the table from the Wolverines to return to Ann Arbor.
The potential for a sea of scarlet and gray at the Sugar Bowl game on Jan. 1 between Ohio State and Alabama keeps getting better. Southwest Airlines will add five direct flights between Port Columbus and New Orleans, with all flights leaving Dec. 30 and returning Jan. 2. These are charter flights that will serve travelers who buy bowl-game packages.
I’m happy to say that in the wake of Ohio State’s most complete big-game performance in program history, there were no letters this week calling for a defensive coach’s head or questioning the wisdom of the play-calling. Progress! So everyone’s happy? Well ...