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UNH hockey team takes control of destiny in quest for home ice in Hockey East playoffs

Saturday, February 28, 2015

DURHAM – The frequent score updates that rang through the Whittemore Center reminded the University of New Hampshire hockey team that it was getting all the help it needed. Then the Wildcats did their part, ensuring that the assistance wouldn’t go to waste. UNH took command in the second period en route to a 4-1 win over Merrimack, a victory …

UNH hockey’s home ice chances still strong entering season finale against Merrimack

Friday, February 27, 2015

DURHAM – At the best possible time – and for perhaps the first time all year – things are looking up for the University of …

FSU’s Rathan-Mayes turns in memorable scoring outburst

Friday, February 27, 2015

Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes’s name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. …

UNH hockey: Wildcats prepare for their turn against BU prodigy Eichel

Friday, February 13, 2015

DURHAM – Dick Umile didn’t hold anything back in his evaluation of Boston University freshman Jack Eichel. The University of New Hampshire coach paid the prodigy the highest of compliments – even trotting out one of the biggest names in Hockey East history. “He’s got Kariya-like awareness on …

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian dies in Las Vegas

Thursday, February 12, 2015

LAS VEGAS – He couldn’t stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that …

Reaction to the death of former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian

Thursday, February 12, 2015

BC-BKC--Tarkanian-Quote Box,540 Quotes and reaction to the death of Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian: “Our hearts are broken but filled with incredible memories. You will be missed Tark.” – wife Lois Tarkanian “He had an uncanny ability to take star players, and mold them into cohesive and …

New Hampshire knocks off Hartford, 76-70, in OT

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Matt Miller nailed a 3-pointer and Jaleen Smith made four straight free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime to secure the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team’s 76-70 victory over Hartford last night. Smith made two free throws with 16 seconds …

500 wins and even more memories for NHTI’s Hogan

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

At first, Paul Hogan’s 500th win as a college basketball coach went unrecognized. Hogan reached the milestone when his New Hampshire Technical Institute men’s team beat Vermont Tech on Jan. 21, but it wasn’t until the next day …

Paul Hogan’s accolades

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

YSCC Coach of the Year 2013, 2010 USCAA Athletic Director of the Year 2013 Walter Smith Coach Award 2010 Plymouth State University Athletic Hall of Fame 2007 USCAA National Coach of the Year 2002 Little East Coach of the Year 1991, 1998 NH Coaches Association D-III Coach of …

UNH’s Poturalski is Hockey East Rookie of the Week

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Andrew Poturalski, a freshman forward on the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week yesterday. Poturalski recorded four points in a weekend split at Vermont. On Friday, he assisted on …

No. 2 UConn women rout No. 1 South Carolina 87-62

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

STORRS, Conn. – UConn left no doubt who the best team in the country is. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina, 87-62, last night. “I …

Honorary doctorate awarded to college athlete battling cancer

Monday, February 9, 2015

CINCINNATI – College basketball player Lauren Hill was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from her school, Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio. The university said the degree was given to the freshman during a private ceremony Friday at the school chapel. Hill achieved a dream …

Top-ranked South Carolina in showdown with No. 2 UConn

Monday, February 9, 2015

STORRS, Conn. – South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley and UConn’s Geno Auriemma are quick to point out that tonight’s game between the top two programs in women’s basketball won’t decide the national championship. But a win by South …