NEW YORK -- This year's LSU-Ohio State matchup in the BCS title game couldn't draw as many television viewers as last season's Florida-Ohio State game.
The Tigers' 38-24 win Monday night on Fox earned a 14.4 rating and a 22 share, down 17 percent from the 17.4/27 in 2007.
It was the third-lowest rating in 10 years of BCS championship games. Southern Cal-Oklahoma drew a 13.7 in 2005 and Miami-Nebraska attracted a 13.8 in 2002.
The rating is the percentage watching a program among homes with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned into the broadcast among those households with TVs on at the time.
• GOLF -- South Carolina women's golf coach Kristi Coggins has resigned after 14 years with the team.
The school said that Coggins will leave immediately.
Coggins said in a news release that she felt it was the right time for her to step aside.
Coggins led South Carolina to six NCAA tournament appearances and the 2002 Southeastern Conference title. She was also named the 1999 SEC coach of the year. The team's best NCAA finish came in 1995 when South Carolina tied for ninth place.
• LOCAL BOXING -- Thomas Brown, who boxes out of the York Boxing Academy, is on a card of pro bouts that will be aired at 10 p.m. Friday on ESPN.
The fights are in Hollywood, Fla. Brown (12-2) is scheduled to meet Canadian boxer Sebastian Demers (22-1) in an eight-round middleweight bout.
• HOLE IN ONE -- Roger Hill of Clover scored his first hole in one Tuesday at Carolina Crossing Golf Club in York.
Hill hit a 7-iron on the 148-yard par three 13th hole. Guy Shelley and Mike Paolini witnessed the shot.
• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- The Miami Dolphins hired a coach this week, just not a head coach.
David Lee has left Houston Nutt's staff at Mississippi to become the Dolphins' quarterbacks coach, Nutt said. Lee will be rejoining his old Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, Miami's new vice president of football operations.
• Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer moved to fill one of his staff vacancies with the expected hiring of Florida running backs coach Stan Drayton.
Details were pending with the university's human resources office, but a formal announcement of Drayton's hiring for an undefined coaching slot was anticipated Wednesday, a university source told The Associated Press.
The source did not wish to be identified because the deal was not final.
• Ray Rice will skip his senior year to enter the NFL draft after becoming the leading rusher in Rutgers history and transforming the Scarlet Knights into a Top 25 team.
His decision came three days after he ran for 280 yard and scored four touchdowns in a 52-30 victory over Ball State in the International Bowl.
• PRO FOOTBALL -- Denver Broncos defensive boss Jim Bates resigned on Tuesday after the team limped to a 7-9 record in his first year on the job.
Bates' departure was expected. The Broncos finished 19th in overall defense and 30th against the run.