TAMPA - Florida got 16 kills from Colleen Ward and 13 from Kristy Jaeckel as the Gators defeated host USF 25-13, 18-25, 25-23, 25-10 Friday in the nightcap of the Tampa Twice volleyball tournament hosted by USF at the Sun Dome.
Florida, 6-0 and ranked No. 4 in the coaches' poll, won the battle of unbeatens. USF, which fell to 5-1, was led by Marcela Gurgel's 15 kills.
Earlier, No.3 Washington (7-0) swept No. 9 Minnesota (5-2) 25-21, 25-19, 25-23.
Today, Florida faces Washington at 6 p.m. and USF plays Minnesota at 8.
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Kansas State: Coach Bill Snyder agreed to a five-year contract, giving him the chance to pull off another reclamation project after the program he built fell off under Ron Prince. Snyder will get a base salary plus supplemental licensing payments worth $1.85 million this season, then an average of $1.931 million the next four years. Snyder was 136-68-1 over his first 17 seasons, then retired in November 2005.
Late Thursday: Scott Blair kicked a 36-yard field goal with 57 seconds left and No. 15 Georgia Tech beat Clemson 30-27 after blowing a 24-point lead.
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Oklahoma State: Coach Travis Ford got a four-year extension through 2019. He'll get $1.8 million this season, then raises push it to $2.8 million over the final four years.
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