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Florida softball beats Michigan in first game of best-of-three championship

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Lauren Haeger had a home run and three RBI against Michigan, but what she didn’t do last night could play a more important role in Florida’s championship hopes. Haeger, the national player of the year, is also her team’s ace pitcher. After winning three games at the Women’s College World Series, she got a break from the …

Missouri pitcher’s injury makes head protection hot topic

Sunday, May 31, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Missouri Coach Ehren Earleywine feared the worst when pitcher Tori Finucane was struck by a line drive during a Super Regional game …

Runner-up finish for NEC rugby team at NSCRO 7s championship

Sunday, May 31, 2015

New Mexico Highlands University exacted a bit of revenge on the New England College rugby team yesterday, beating NEC, 22-19, to claim the National Small …

Providence beats Boston University, 4-3, for NCAA hockey title

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON – Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor gave up a tying own goal in the third period, then Brandon Tanev scored with 6:17 left and Providence beat the Terriers, 4-3, last night for its first NCAA hockey title. …

Boston U’s Eichel wins Hobey Baker Award

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Boston University freshman Jack Eichel won the Hobey Baker Award yesterday as the top player in college hockey. Eichel, who is expected to be one of the first two players selected this year in the NHL draft, is …

Hill, who made inspirational layup, dies of tumor

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CINCINNATI – Lauren Hill’s teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: “Never give up.” An example she lived by as she fought a brain tumor and rallied those around her …

Boston University, Providence win to set up all-Hockey East national championship

Friday, April 10, 2015

BOSTON – The Providence Friars didn’t even know if they’d make it to the NCAA Tournament. Now, they are a victory away from the first title in school history. Noel Acciari and Mark Jankowski scored second-period goals, Jon …

College hockey set for Frozen Four in Boston

Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOSTON – Traditional power or relative unknown? One will win college hockey’s biggest prize in the Frozen Four at the TD Garden. The first semifinal today has a newcomer, Nebraska-Omaha, making its first Frozen Four appearance, against Providence, …

Illinois State athletic staffers among 7 dead in plane crash

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field yesterday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University’s associate head basketball coach and a deputy …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12-year-old ties for first in ESPN bracket challenge HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. – A sixth-grade boy from suburban Chicago completed a near-perfect bracket predicting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, finishing in a tie for first in ESPN’s …

Badgers’ Ryan not first to let emotions run hot after loss

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan’s Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates Coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he …

As Blue Devils celebrate title, looking ahead to 2015-16

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Nobody will hang any nets to replace the ones Duke cut down Monday night for several months, giving the Blue Devils plenty of time to celebrate their fifth national championship. That doesn’t mean everyone else isn’t …

UConn women’s basketball titles

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2015 – UConn 63, Notre Dame 53 2014 – UConn 79, Notre Dame 58 2013 – UConn 93, Louisville 60 2010 – UConn 53, Stanford 47 2009 – UConn 76, Louisville 54 2004 – UConn 70, Tennessee 61 2003 – UConn 73, Tennessee 68 2002 – UConn 82, …