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UNH hockey: Freshman Poturalski turns heads with fast start

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DURHAM – The fans grew loud and the music blared as the minutes ticked off prior to the University of New Hampshire hockey team’s season opener at Union College’s Achilles Center. Prevailing through the cacophony, somehow, were Andrew Poturalski’s thoughts, which raced unimpeded through his mind as he prepared for the first game of his college career. “That first period, …

SEC schools have incentive beyond border conflicts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point. A conference that’s again arguably the best in the nation, with six ranked …

Top five freshman scorers for UNH men’s hockey

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Andrew Poturalski leads all UNH freshmen in goals and assists through 12 games. The top five in overall points (goals-assists-points): Andrew Poturalski 4-4-8 Warren Foegele …

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. …

Ware makes big, bad Louisville the people’s choice

Saturday, April 6, 2013

ATLANTA – Louisville already had the bigger names, the better team and some unfinished business after coming up short in last year’s Final Four. All Wichita State had was the cute-and-cuddly underdog angle. Now the Shockers don’t even …

Rutgers basketball scandal brings down AD Pernetti

Saturday, April 6, 2013

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers’s coaching scandal spiraled deeper yesterday, bringing down the popular athletic director and a school vice president while donors threatened to cut off their contributions to New Jersey’s largest public university. The day of …

Fans decide the best of 75 years of March Madness

Friday, April 5, 2013

ATLANTA – It doesn’t matter what the final vote totals say, there will be more than one greatest moment and one greatest team. There will even be more than the 15 greatest players. College basketball fans will still …

Tim Dahlberg column: Firing coach not enough at Rutgers

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The easy part was getting rid of Mike Rice, something Rutgers had little choice in doing once the governor of New Jersey and the king of basketball weighed in on his videotaped transgressions. Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t going …

UNH’s Kostolansky to play in CHL

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Going pro University of New Hampshire defenseman Brett Kostolansky signed a contract with the Rapid City (South Dakota) Rush of the Central Hockey League. The senior played in 143 career games, including all 39 games this past season. He recorded 46 points on seven goals and 39 assists …

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 …