Penn State won its first NCAA women's volleyball title Saturday night by defeating Stanford, 15-2, 15-10, 15-7, in Honolulu. Lauren Cacciamani, voted the tournament's outstanding player, had 20 kills for the Nittany Lions (36-1), who lost to Stanford in the 1997 final and Long Beach State in the 1998 championship game. Katie Schumaker and Carrie Schonveld each had nine kills, and Schonveld had 10 defensive digs.
POLICE DENIAL: Police denied using excessive force to break up a Georgia Southern victory celebration Saturday night in Chattanooga in which one goal post came down, three people were arrested and several officers were slightly injured. The confrontation began when students and fans of Georgia Southern swarmed the field after the Eagles defeated Youngstown State, 59-24, to win their fifth national title. Police began using Mace on some fans following the Division I-AA championship game when an officer was hit in the face by an aluminum can thrown from the bleachers, said Lt. Doug Gray, a spokesman for the security force at Finley Stadium.
COMING BACK: Florida State DE Jamal Reynolds, the team's sack leader this season with seven, said he will return for his senior season.