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Leissner sparks 11-0 run as UNH men’s basketball team beats Maine

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BANGOR, Maine – Tanner Leissner had 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 63-58 victory over Maine last night. Leissner scored seven points during an 11-0 run to give UNH a 44-34 lead with 8:04 left. Maine pulled within 58-56 with 23 seconds to go, but the Wildcats hit 5 …

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players yesterday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, January 26, 2015

NHL Source: Los Angeles Kings release Richards A person familiar with the move told the Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings released center Mike …

Big plays late help Florida beat East Carolina in Birmingham Bowl

Sunday, January 4, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Florida Gators got big plays from star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, quarterback Treon Harris and two of their lesser known teammates. Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to mostly unheralded receiver Ahmad Fulwood, and …

In first incarnation, College Football Playoff proves its value

Saturday, January 3, 2015

PASADENA, Calif. – We may never know the full extent of what we missed all these years. How many rightful national champions of college football’s highest level never even had a chance to play for the title? It …

Wildcats’ Kelleher named Hockey East Player of the Week

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team garnered an individual award from a split at Nebraska-Omaha, as forward Tyler Kelleher was named the Hockey East Warrior Player of the Week yesterday. Kelleher had four points, a career high, on a goal and three assists in Wednesday’s 6-2 …

Houston rallies back to stun Pittsburgh in Armed Forces Bowl

Saturday, January 3, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – Pittsburgh safety Ray Vinopal knows the wild comeback at the Armed Forces Bowl had to be good one for everyone else to watch. Vinopal and the Panthers were just on the wrong side of …

Michigan State stuns Baylor, 42-41, in Cotton Bowl

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Connor Cook threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter comeback in No. 7 Michigan State’s 42-41 victory over playoff-snubbed Baylor yesterday in the Cotton Bowl. The Spartans (11-2) …

Rose Bowl rout! Oregon crushes Florida State, 59-20

Thursday, January 1, 2015

PASADENA, Calif. – Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions, 59-20, yesterday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal …

Sugar Bowl: Jones, Sims rise as unexpected stars

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones opened the season stuck behind one Heisman candidate and another talented enough to throw his name in the mix, too. Alabama’s Blake Sims succeeded a Heisman finalist, outdueled a more heralded challenger and …

No. 9 Ole Miss crushed by No. 6 TCU, 42-3, in Peach Beach

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bo Wallace spent far too much of his final game on his back, courtesy of the TCU pass rush. Wallace threw three interceptions and was sacked five times as No. 9 Mississippi was overwhelmed in its 42-3 loss …

UNH men’s basketball team falls to Western Michigan, 70-56

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Connar Tava scored 15 points, David Brown added 14, and the Western Michigan men’s basketball beat New Hampshire, 70-56, last night. Drake LaMont scored 11 and Tucker Haymond 10 for the Broncos (8-4), who won the rebounding battle, 33-32, and converted 19 Wildcats personal fouls …

Rousing reception for Harbaugh in Michigan return

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – By the time Jim Harbaugh walked onto the court at halftime of the Michigan basketball game, his homecoming had turned into a full-fledged pep rally. “I pledge to you that we will do our …