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UNH hockey: Freshman Poturalski turns heads with fast start

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DURHAM – The fans grew loud and the music blared as the minutes ticked off prior to the University of New Hampshire hockey team’s season opener at Union College’s Achilles Center. Prevailing through the cacophony, somehow, were Andrew Poturalski’s thoughts, which raced unimpeded through his mind as he prepared for the first game of his college career. “That first period, …

SEC schools have incentive beyond border conflicts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point. A conference that’s again arguably the best in the nation, with six ranked …

Top five freshman scorers for UNH men’s hockey

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Andrew Poturalski leads all UNH freshmen in goals and assists through 12 games. The top five in overall points (goals-assists-points): Andrew Poturalski 4-4-8 Warren Foegele …

Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, Mississippi State keep playoff rankings

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged – Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State – heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals. TCU was fifth, …

Franklin’s Kaplan makes all-conference team for UNH football team; McDonnell top coach

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Matt Kaplan noticed a buzz in the training room at the University of New Hampshire, and why not? The Wildcats clinched the CAA title on Saturday and were awarded the No. 1 seed in the FCS playoffs on …

Early lead fades as UNH hockey loses to Rensselaer, 2-1

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The University of New Hampshire hockey team saw an early lead slip away last night in a 2-1 loss to Rensselaer at the Whittemore Center last night. All of the scoring came in the opening period – and the Wildcats (4-7-0, 1-4-0) were the ones that struck first. …

Dion sparks New Hampshire past Boston University, 75-68

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DURHAM – Daniel Dion put together a late 12-point surge, finishing with 23 points off the bench and carrying the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team past Boston University, 75-68, last night. The Wildcats (2-2) were nursing a late two-point lead when Dion took over, hitting a …

College basketball: Kentucky cruises again

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Devin Booker scored 19 points for his second career best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 with 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in last night’s 92-44 blowout. The Wildcats (6-0) concluded a busy season-opening stretch of six games in 11 …

Jim Litke column: These guys are running college sports?

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ohio State’s Gordon Gee is Exhibit A for why university presidents can’t be trusted to run college sports. Consider his career arc. A dozen years ago, Gee was being hailed as a reformer. Now he’s just another fanboy. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

College sports Hermann not considering resigning as Rutgers AD NEWARK, N.J. – Julie Hermann has not considered resigning as Rutgers’s incoming athletic director following reports that 16 years ago she humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching Tennessee’s women’s volleyball team. Speaking to reporters on a conference call, …

University of Maine names Gendron new men’s ice hockey coach

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The University of Maine named Red Gendron its men’s hockey coach, filling a void left when Tim Whitehead was fired at the end of the regular season. As an assistant coach, Gendron was part of two national champions, coaching in Maine in 1993 and Yale this year. He …

LeBron saves Heat at buzzer of Game 1

Thursday, May 23, 2013

MIAMI – LeBron James made a layup as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the Indiana Pacers, 103-102, in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals last night. James …

Bruins’ back line boosted by rookie defensemen

Saturday, May 18, 2013

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins have three rookie defensemen in the lineup for the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Rangers. It’s not because they want to. It’s because they have to. “As you know, we’re getting …