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In the NCAAs, time doesn’t always fly when you’re having fun

Friday, March 27, 2015

CLEVELAND – The whistle sounds. The horn blows. And the madness grinds to a halt. Another stoppage in play. Another lengthy timeout. Another chance for folks at home to grab something from the fridge or be subjected to the 50th iteration of Samuel, Charles and Spike’s geography fail across the U.S. on their way to the Final Four. If it …

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs to beat North Carolina, 79-72

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina, …

One-handed Tennessee-Martin pitcher Smith excels at Division I level

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rick Robinson was settling into his new job as the baseball coach at Tennessee-Martin, moving some things around his office when he came across a …

Duke survives scare, Miami pulls off upset in NCAA women’s first round

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Duke advanced after getting a scare from Albany. A couple other underdogs almost pulled off upsets, but only No. 11 Miami, No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Arkansas were double-digit seeds to win. And unlike in the men’s …

UNH hockey: Wildcats prepare for explosive Terriers at TD Garden in Hockey East semifinals

Friday, March 20, 2015

For much of the season, Dave Quinn’s Boston University men’s hockey team has been the best in Hockey East. The Terriers’ coach is well aware, however, that the next team standing in their way of making that title official has been the hottest. “We certainly have a team …

North Dakota goalie McIntyre a finalist for 2 top NCAA hockey awards

Friday, March 20, 2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre is among the finalists for the awards that go to the best goalie and best overall player in NCAA Division I men’s hockey. The Boston Bruins draftee …

Fathers, sons, upsets and overtimes at NCAA Tournament

Friday, March 20, 2015

Two wins by No. 14 seeds. Two sons winning games for their father-coaches. Two overtimes. The team nobody thought belonged in the field winning a game. The Big 12 starting 0-3. And, heartbreak for Harvard. Just another opening …

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Boeheim’s Syracuse reign done in 3 years amid NCAA troubles

Thursday, March 19, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach – revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But …

Science shows March Madness fans cannot resist an underdog

Thursday, March 19, 2015

If you got that warm-’n-fuzzy feeling the weekend Lehigh beat Duke or the year N.C. State socked Phi Slama Jama or the time Butler almost did it, you are not alone. The science shows, again and again, that …

Ware wants to be remembered for something more than injury

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ATLANTA – Kevin Ware shows no queasiness toward that nasty scar running down the front of his right leg. He even rubs it from time to time – a good luck charm, one might say. He’s definitely not …

Women’s NCAA bracket revealed with UConn again at No. 1 overall

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

UConn’s journey to a third straight national championship will begin at home. The Huskies are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Albany Region, in search of a 10th overall title which would tie Geno …

Tips for NCAA Tournament field on ways to beat Kentucky

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

There’s a way to beat Kentucky. Maybe. So far, 34 gameplans to defeat the Wildcats have been put together. Every one of them fell short. There’s no shortage of theories on how to beat them – spread them …