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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 …

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 …

Louisville, Michigan escape shadows at Final Four

Sunday, April 7, 2013

ATLANTA – The hoops teams at Louisville and Michigan are used to being overlooked. The Cardinals may be a national powerhouse, but they’re still considered second fiddle in their own state. The Kentucky Wildcats are the blue bloods …

UConn beats Notre Dame, 83-65, to reach NCAA final

Sunday, April 7, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Breanna Stewart scored 29 points to help UConn beat Notre Dame, 83-65, last night to advance to the NCAA championship game. The Huskies will face Louisville in the title game tomorrow night in an all-Big …