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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, Ohio State was sixth and Baylor seventh. The only team in the top eight to change was UCLA, which slipped into the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Motorsports Sauter surges to win truck race at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Johnny Sauter passed Jeb Burton for the lead on a restart with 17 laps to go yesterday and won the NASCAR truck race at Martinsville Speedway, …

Notre Dame, UConn women meet again in Final Four

Sunday, April 7, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Skylar Diggins has accomplished nearly everything she could have imagined in her career at Notre Dame. The only thing missing is a national championship. To get another chance at that elusive title, Diggins will have …

Louisville beats Wichita State, 72-68, in Final Four

Sunday, April 7, 2013

ATLANTA – The deficit was getting bigger, the clock becoming an enemy and Louisville’s options were dwindling. “I just kept telling the guys … ‘We’re going to make a run. It’s about defense,’ ” Coach Rick Pitino said. …