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Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH – It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo’s life. Only he couldn’t. What would his mother have said? When the rest of his family asked if he was crazy, Stephanie Phillips told her son to trust his …

UNH men’s basketball team turns surprising success into home tournament game

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bill Herrion avoids making predictions about win totals. But if Herrion had been forced to guess how many wins his University of New Hampshire men’s …

UNH men’s basketball leaders

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Scoring – Tanner Leissner, 12.8; Jaleen Smith, 10.1; Jacoby Armstrong, 9.9; Matt Miller, 9.4; Daniel Dion, 9.3 Rebounds – Leissner, 7.5; Smith, 5.1; Armstrong, 4.1; …

UNH hockey faces Connecticut with Hockey East playoff position on the line

Friday, February 20, 2015

DURHAM – Each season, it’s goal No. 1 for the University of New Hampshire hockey team. So it comes as no surprise that, despite needing both wins and a dash of help in the race for home ice in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs, Coach …

Duke beats rival North Carolina in overtime, 92-90

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina, 92-90, in overtime last night. In a thriller befitting college basketball’s fiercest rivalry, the Blue Devils (23-3, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) let an early 13-point lead slip away and trailed by 10 with less …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

BASEBALL Sources: Zito returning to A’s on minor league deal OAKLAND, Calif. – Two people with knowledge of the agreement say left-hander Barry Zito is returning to the Oakland Athletics with the a minor deal that includes an invitation to major league spring training. The people, speaking on …

ESPN famed analyst Vitale won’t call UNC-Duke rivalry game

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. – ESPN’s “Dickie V” won’t be at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the latest North Carolina-Duke rivalry game. Broadcaster Dick Vitale has called every meeting of the rivals aired by ESPN since joining the network in 1979. …

Kentucky improves to 26-0 with late surge

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky picked up its defense in the second half and extended the best start in school history last night with a 66-48 victory over Tennessee. Kentucky is 26-0 for the first time, though the Wildcats finished the …

UNH basketball’s Leissner named America East Rookie of the Week

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tanner Leissner continues to reap recognition for his hot play, as the forward picked up his fifth America East Rookie of the Week award yesterday after leading the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to two wins last week. Leissner, a freshman out of Converse, Texas, led …

New flat-seam baseball in college game should help hitters

Saturday, February 14, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. – Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt’s coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game. Finally, he hopes, after decades …

Leissner’s double-double helps send UNH to another win, 66-48

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DURHAM – Tanner Leissner scored 14 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team defeated Binghamton, 66-48, yesterday. Matt Miller hit four of six 3-point attempts in also scoring 14 points. Daniel Dion added 12 points and Joe Bramanti 11. …

Wildcats hang on for statement win against BU, 4-3

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DURHAM – For two periods, the University of New Hampshire hockey team punched, hit and smacked around Boston University, showing no regard for the Terriers’ national ranking or Hockey East standing and racking up a four-goal lead in …

Kentucky makes it 25 straight victories

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Willie Cauley-Stein scored 14 points, Aaron Harrison added 11 and No. 1 Kentucky matched the program’s best start by routing South Carolina, 77-43, yesterday. The Wildcats’ 25-0 record equaled the 1953-54 squad that rolled through the regular season …