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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. And as this latest foot-in-mouth moment reminded us, a far-too-comfortable fanboy who still doesn’t know when to stop talking. Gee’s latest gaffe …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Column: Notre Dame not chicken, just greedy

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Brady Hoke was talking the way football coaches do, the way university presidents can’t. Imagine, if you will, the snickering in academia if Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman, a biochemist by trade, accused her counterparts at Notre Dame …

Rutgers names Louisville’s Hermann school’s first female AD

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rutgers named Julie Hermann its new athletic director yesterday, and the former No. 2 athletic administrator at Louisville promised a restart for the scandal-scarred program following the ouster of its men’s basketball coach and the resignation of other officials. Hermann replaces Tim Pernetti, who quit last month after …

Kenseth passes Busch for first Darlington victory

Sunday, May 12, 2013

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Matt Kenseth passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 13 laps to go to win his first Southern 500 last night. Busch had the strongest car for much of the race and led for …

With 8 titles, is UConn starting its next dynasty?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Stefanie Dolson grabbed the microphone on stage after the NCAA final and uttered four words: “President Obama, we’re ba-aaack!” With heralded freshman Breanna Stewart, sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and most of the team back, this could …

Frozen Four a jewel for hockey-crazed Pittsburgh

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The Robert Morris logo will be unmistakable on the Consol Energy Center ice this weekend, a red, white and blue reminder to the thousands of college hockey fans expected to descend on Pittsburgh for the NCAA’s Frozen Four that the Steel City’s love of the game …

Maine fires hockey coach after 12 years

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Maine’s Whitehead out The University of Maine fired head hockey Coach Tim Whitehead after 11 seasons. Whitehead’s departure, announced yesterday, followed a disappointing season in which the Black Bears went 11-19-8 before failing to advance in the Hockey East playoffs. Whitehead came to Maine from UMasss Lowell in …

UConn women rout Louisville for eighth title

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Geno Auriemma and Connecticut are back on top. With freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way, it might be a while before they relinquish that spot. Stewart scored 18 of her 23 points in a dazzling …

Louisville beats Michigan 82-76 for NCAA title

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ATLANTA – Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all. Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to …