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UNH hockey’s home ice chances still strong entering season finale against Merrimack

Friday, February 27, 2015

DURHAM – At the best possible time – and for perhaps the first time all year – things are looking up for the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team. The Wildcats have spent the autumn and winter months meandering through setback after setback (suspensions, injuries and losing streaks, to name a few), but still find themselves in a far-from-perfect, …

FSU’s Rathan-Mayes turns in memorable scoring outburst

Friday, February 27, 2015

Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes’s name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. …

Huskers’ Miles hopes players respond to punishment right way

Thursday, February 26, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska basketball Coach Tim Miles is about to find out if his tough love gets the results he desires. The Cornhuskers (13-14, …

Source: Manning, Broncos talking about reworking contract

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – It looks as if it’s going to come down to money. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirms the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning’s representatives are discussing ways to revise his contract and give …

Vermont beats cold-shooting New Hampshire, 64-49

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Trae Bell-Haynes scored 21 points, Dre Wills added 16 and Vermont held the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to its lowest scoring output of the season with a 64-49 victory last night. Vermont (17-11, 12-3 America East) clinched the No. 2 seed in …

Kentucky stays perfect with win over Mississippi State

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Top-ranked Kentucky fought off a slow start to cruise to a 74-56 victory over Mississippi State last night to keep its undefeated season on track. Trey Lyles scored a career-high 18 points and Aaron Harrison added 16 for Kentucky (28-0, 15-0 Southeastern Conference), which is the last remaining …

ESPN’s Olbermann suspended a week for insulting fundraising Penn State students

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter. On Monday, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase “We Are!” and …

Court rush at Kansas State raises concerns again of in-game security

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MANHATTAN, Kan. – More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State’s stunning upset of rival Kansas, they …

UNH men’s basketball team extends winning streak to four

Sunday, February 22, 2015

UNH extends streak Jacoby Armstrong scored 16 points and Tanner Leissner added 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting plus nine rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to its fourth straight victory, a 76-60 win over UMass Lowell yesterday. Jaleen Smith added 11 points for …

Top 25 Capsules

Sunday, February 22, 2015

No. 15 North Carolina opened the game by scoring on a “Four Corners” play as a tribute to the late Dean Smith, then rolled to an 89-60 victory over Georgia Tech yesterday. Smith was known for using the Four Corners to spread the floor and work the clock, …

UNH men’s hockey team puts together a winning streak with 4-1 win at UConn

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tyler Kelleher and Brett Pesce scored less than a minute apart in the second period to give the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team a lead it wouldn’t relinquish as the Wildcats (12-17-2, 7-11-1 Hockey East) picked up a 4-1 victory last night over Connecticut (9-16-7, 6-10-4) …

UNH hockey faces Connecticut with Hockey East playoff position on the line

Friday, February 20, 2015

DURHAM – Each season, it’s goal No. 1 for the University of New Hampshire hockey team. So it comes as no surprise that, despite needing both wins and a dash of help in the race for home ice in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs, Coach …

Duke beats rival North Carolina in overtime, 92-90

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina, 92-90, in overtime last night. In a thriller befitting college basketball’s fiercest rivalry, the Blue Devils (23-3, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) let an early 13-point lead slip away and trailed by 10 with less …