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South Carolina guard Tiffany Mitchell, right, dribbles around Kentucky guard Taylor Murray, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Kentucky 78-68. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn’s Stewart

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s best player a quarter-century ago. Now, it’s up to Staley to gameplan against Stewart when the second-ranked Gamecocks (22-0) take on the No. 1 Huskies (22-0) …

Nothing new, rivals BU, BC meet again for Beanpot

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON – Boston College and Boston University had tougher times than usual in reaching the Beanpot championship game. It didn’t matter, though. BU or BC …

UNH basketball teams sweep Binghamton

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams pulled off a sweep of Binghamton on Saturday, with the men winning, 59-55, on the road and the …

Tirone makes 43 saves as UNH hockey teams holds off UMass Lowell, 3-2

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Saturday, then held off a comeback by No. 8 UMass Lowell to beat the River Hawks, 3-2, at Tsongas Arena. Andrew Poturalski got the Wildcats (10-14-4, 4-8-4 Hockey East) on the board just …

No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 North Carolina lose to unranked teams

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma, 80-69, on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again. Freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 points for the Wildcats (14-9, 3-7), who snapped the Sooners’ four-game win streak by holding in check player …

Louisville announces postseason ban for men’s basketball

Saturday, February 6, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned Coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at …

UNH men’s hockey team comes up short at Boston College, 4-3

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team pulled within a goal midway through the third period, but fell short against Boston College, 4-3, on Friday. Austin Cangelosi and Zach Sanford put the Eagles (19-4-4, 11-1-4 Hockey East) up 2-0 early in the second period. UNH (9-14-4, 3-8-4) …

Michigan gets the big name, Alabama gets the big class on signing day

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Signing day went much like this past season: Alabama dominated and Jim Harbaugh had everybody talking about Michigan. For a sixth consecutive year, Alabama landed the nation’s top signing class according to composite rankings of recruiting websites compiled …

UNH football nets prized quarterback Lupoli on signing day

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The University of New Hampshire football team won a lot of games over the last four years with a quarterback from Notre Dame-West Haven in Connecticut. On Wednesday, the Wildcats brought in another quarterback from the same high school as part of their 15-man recruiting class. Christian Lupoli …

Duke out of AP men’s top 25 poll; Oklahoma stays No. 1

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

For the first time in more than eight years, Duke is nowhere to be seen in the Associated Press college basketball top 25 – not near the top, not even at the bottom. This is the first time …

A look back at previous No. 1-ranked recruits

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

No matter which school Rashan Gary signs with, he’ll have some big expectations to live up to. Gary, a defensive tackle from Paramus Catholic High School, is the No. 1 recruit in the country according to ESPN, Rivals, …

UNH goalie Tirone named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Danny Tirone, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team’s sophomore goalie, was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Tirone backboned the Wildcats to a split of their weekend series with defending national champion …

BU and BC to meet in Beanpot final

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BOSTON – While Boston College is known for its outstanding forwards, the Eagles might be better remembered this Beanpot for their stellar goaltender Thatcher Demko. Zach Sanford and Colin White scored power-play goals in the second period and Demko shut down Harvard the rest of the way to …