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Bo Ryan stepping down as Wisconsin basketball coach after this year

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball …

Future UNH players Vela, Robinson drafted by Sharks

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A pair of future University of New Hampshire men’s hockey players were chosen in Saturday’s NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks. Incoming freshman Marcus …

Virginia wins 1st CWS title in 4-2 win over Vanderbilt

Thursday, June 25, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. – Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia …

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, …