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Leissner sparks 11-0 run as UNH men’s basketball team beats Maine

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BANGOR, Maine – Tanner Leissner had 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 63-58 victory over Maine last night. Leissner scored seven points during an 11-0 run to give UNH a 44-34 lead with 8:04 left. Maine pulled within 58-56 with 23 seconds to go, but the Wildcats hit 5 …

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players yesterday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, January 26, 2015

NHL Source: Los Angeles Kings release Richards A person familiar with the move told the Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings released center Mike …

Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John’s, 77-68

Monday, January 26, 2015

Coach 1K Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win yesterday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 …

UNH’s hot start cooled off by Maine goalie in 4-0 loss

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DURHAM – Time is slipping away from the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, and the Wildcats took the Whittemore Center ice like they knew it. UNH attacked Maine from the opening faceoff, zipping through the Black Bears defense and peppering goalie Matt Morris with chance after …

UNH men’s hockey team blows lead in 6-4 loss at Maine

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team blew a two-goal first-period lead and lost to Maine, 6-4, last night in Orono. After falling behind 1-0 just 47 seconds into the game, UNH (8-13-2, 3-7-1) regrouped to take a 3-1 lead on goals by Kyle Smith (his second) …

UNH hockey: With Hockey East position growing crucial, Wildcats look to sweep Maine

Friday, January 23, 2015

DURHAM – There’s a board set up inside the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team’s locker room. Coach Dick Umile hates it. Can’t stand the sight of it. But he wants his team to look at it. It’s the Hockey East standings, with Boston University and UMass …

Miller scores 18 as UNH men’s hoop beats Vermont, 73-68

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DURHAM – Daniel Dion hit a key 3-pointer with 2:10 left and five New Hampshire players reached double figures in a 73-68 victory over Vermont last night. Dion’s trey gave the Wildcats a 64-61 lead. Dre Wills split a pair of free throws to pull Vermont within 64-42. …

UNH’s Tirone named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

University of New Hampshire goalie Danny Tirone was named Defensive Player of the Week by Hockey East yesterday, after leading the Wildcats to a pair of victories. Tirone made his second and third starts of the season on Tuesday and Saturday, allowing three goals in the two contests. …

UNH basketball beats UMass Lowell in overtime, 67-64

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DURHAM, N.H. – Tanner Leissner scored 18 points and Jaleen Smith added 17, including two free throws with 13 seconds left in overtime, to lift New Hampshire to a 67-64 win over Massachusetts-Lowell yesterday. Smith’s free throws came after Matt Harris drilled a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left …

UNH basketball teams sweep Binghamton

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tanner Leissner scored four of his 17 points in overtime to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 73-66 victory over Binghamton yesterday. Leissner made two layups in the extra period, the second giving the Wildcats a 66-63 lead with 2:47 remaining. Binghamton’s Romello …

Jim Litke column: Maybe Paterno will get his statue back, too

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Feckless, arrogant, self-aggrandizing, inept – if you needed just one episode to illustrate everything wrong about Mark Emmert’s tenure as NCAA boss, he just handed it over, tied up with a bow. No matter how Emmert and his …

UNH hockey erases three deficits but falls to Massachusetts, 6-4

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The University of New Hampshire hockey team had little trouble putting the puck in the net but more difficulty keeping it out, falling to Massachusetts, 6-4, in a Hockey East game at the Mullins Center last night. The Wildcats (7-12-2, 2-6-1) outshot the Minutemen (7-15-0, 2-10-0) by a …