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Jim Litke column: These guys are running college sports?

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ohio State’s Gordon Gee is Exhibit A for why university presidents can’t be trusted to run college sports. Consider his career arc. A dozen years ago, Gee was being hailed as a reformer. Now he’s just another fanboy. And as this latest foot-in-mouth moment reminded us, a far-too-comfortable fanboy who still doesn’t know when to stop talking. Gee’s latest gaffe …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

College sports Hermann not considering resigning as Rutgers AD NEWARK, N.J. – Julie Hermann has not considered resigning as Rutgers’s incoming athletic director following reports …

University of Maine names Gendron new men’s ice hockey coach

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The University of Maine named Red Gendron its men’s hockey coach, filling a void left when Tim Whitehead was fired at the end of the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Texas Tech introduces Smith as new coach LUBBOCK, Texas – It is Tubby time at Texas Tech. The school introduced Tubby Smith yesterday and he said he’ll fit in just fine in West Texas, where cowboy hats and cowboy boots are more prominent than other places …

Wichita State evens field against Final Four rivals

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The entire basketball program at Wichita State runs on what Louisville Coach Rick Pitino makes in a single year, with money left over to purchase plenty of trophy cases for Final Four hardware. In …

Rutgers AD reviewing Rice’s job in wake of video

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The airing of a videotape of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice using gay slurs, shoving and grabbing his players and throwing balls at them in practice over the past three seasons has the university’s athletic director reconsidering his …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NEC result The New England College women’s lacrosse team (2-6) fell to Smith College, 19-9. Sarah Merrill scored six goals. Plymouth State result The Plymouth State University softball team swept a road doubleheader with Lesley, 9-5 and 4-2. Senior Calli DeGrace hit a grand slam in the fifth …

Gwozdecky leaving Denver hockey after 19 seasons

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stepping down University of Denver hockey Coach George Gwozdecky is leaving the program he led to two NCAA championships during his 19-year tenure. The school made the announcement yesterday and said a national search for his successor has begun. Vice Chancellor for Athletics Peg Bradley-Doppes thanked Gwozdecky, noting …

Louisville’s Ware’s injury story and aftermath commanding attention

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The photograph of Kevin Ware in a hospital bed with the NCAA regional championship trophy propped up alongside like a giant get-well card makes it all easier to take. But hours earlier, in those first few heartbeats after …

Source: Tubby Smith agrees to terms with TTech

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – Tubby Smith is headed to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program. Smith agreed to terms yesterday with Texas Tech to be its next coach, a person with knowledge of the deal …

Lady Vols rout Sooners, 74-59, to reach regional final

Sunday, March 31, 2013

In one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NCAA women’s tournament, fifth-seeded Louisville got a stunning 82-81 upset of defending national champion Baylor in the regional semifinals last night. Shoni Schimmel scored 22 points and …

Quinnipiac, St. Cloud State headed to Frozen Four

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Matthew Peca recorded the fastest hat trick in NCAA tournament history, scoring three goals in a 3:12 span of the first period, leading top-seeded Quinnipiac to a 5-1 victory over Union in the East Regional final last night. …

Louisville beats Duke, 85-63, to reach Final Four

Sunday, March 31, 2013

With tears in their eyes and Kevin Ware in their hearts, there was no way Louisville was losing this game. Russ Smith scored 23, Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks, and top-seeded Louisville put …