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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 what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack. The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey …

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. …

UNH’s McDonnell wins national coach of the year award

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sean McDonnell, 16th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire football team, was named the 2014 American Football Coaches Association FCS National Coach of the Year yesterday. It’s the first AFCA National Coach of …

UNH hockey team jumps to early lead, holds off Providence, 2-1

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DURHAM – Grayson Downing’s shot wasn’t even headed toward the net. Not that it matters when it hits a defenseman, pops into the air and floats over the goalie before anyone can react. Hey, when you’re hot, you’re hot. The senior center and alternate captain scored a pair …

Elliott, Ohio State beat Oregon, 42-20, to win national championship

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football’s playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20 last night. Elliott scored three straight times in the …

Which matchups will decide the first playoff championship?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

DALLAS – The first College Football Playoff national championship game between Oregon and Ohio State will be all about the O – as in offense. The Ducks rank second in the nation in yards per play (7.39) and …

UNH men’s basketball team holds off UMBC, 63-60

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jacoby Armstrong scored 16 points to help the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team hold off Maryland-Baltimore County, 63-60, yesterday. Daniel Dion added 13 points while Matt Miller and Jaleen Smith had 11 apiece for the Wildcats (8-8, 1-2 American East). Wayne Sparrow had 17 of his …

North Dakota State rallies for fourth straight FCS championship

Sunday, January 11, 2015

FRISCO, Texas – Tre Roberson made one huge play to give Illinois State a great chance to end North Dakota State’s three-year run as FCS champion. The Indiana transfer couldn’t do it again. Carson Wentz ran 5 yards …

Three-time champ North Dakota State faces league foe Illinois State for FCS title

Saturday, January 10, 2015

FRISCO, Texas – Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State and Illinois State shared a conference title without having to play each other this season. Until now, with a much bigger trophy at stake for the Missouri Valley …

Source: WR Carrington suspended for positive pot test

Saturday, January 10, 2015

DALLAS – Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is suspended for the national championship game because of a failed NCAA drug test, according to a person with direct knowledge of test results. The person spoke to the Associated Press yesterday on condition of anonymity because of student privacy rules. …

UNH hockey team battles back to earn a tie with Dartmouth

Saturday, January 10, 2015

DURHAM – The chance to sulk, slink back to the sideline and grumble over rotten luck was there, particularly when the University of New Hampshire hockey team had a tying goal taken off the board in controversial style, and especially when Granite State rival Dartmouth scored the next …

UNH hockey: Strong three games raises spirits, confidence for Dartmouth showdown

Friday, January 9, 2015

DURHAM – Dick Umile sat down for his media conference, part coach and – for this afternoon, at least – part comedian, trying his hand at some light-hearted barbs centering around the University of New Hampshire hockey team’s …