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Plymouth State baseball Coach McManus set to leave his team on his terms

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After 31 years as a head coach, Dennis McManus knows how to create a game plan. For the past three years, the Concord native has been crafting a long-term plan for himself and his Plymouth State baseball program. McManus, who graduated from Bishop Brady in 1969, decided three years ago his run as the PSU head man was coming to …

’76 Hoosiers hoping Kentucky can pull off perfect quest

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates aren’t chilling any champagne to uncork in celebration of a Kentucky loss. Instead, the …

Winnisquam grad Wakefield signs professional baseball contract

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Former Plymouth State University baseball player Ryan Wakefield, a Sanbornton native, signed a professional contract with the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League last …

UNH hockey pays price for slow start, but positioned well for future

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON – The players on the University of New Hampshire hockey team shuffled off the ice for the last time after their 4-1 loss to Boston University in the Hockey East semifinals, their season over despite a final …

Princeton stays unbeaten with President Obama in attendance

Sunday, March 22, 2015

With President Barack Obama supporting his niece and the rest of Princeton’s basketball team a few rows from courtside, the Tigers managed to stay unbeaten. After trailing at halftime yesterday, eighth-seeded Princeton came back to improve to 31-0 …

N.C. State in Sweet 16 with 71-68 stunner over No. 1 Villanova

Saturday, March 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH – N.C. State is back in the Sweet 16, attacking one of the top teams in the nation for 40 minutes and stunning top-seeded Villanova, 71-68, last night. The Wolfpack went wild as the final horn sounded …

Utah beats Georgetown 75-64 to return to the Sweet 16

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Utah is headed back to the Sweet 16 for the first time in a decade. Brandon Taylor scored 14 points and Delon Wright added 12 and the fifth-seeded Utes beat No. 4 Georgetown, 75-64, last night. The Utes …

MVP Eichel lifts BU to Hockey East title

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON – Freshman Jack Eichel made it a clean sweep, adding the Hockey East Tournament MVP award to his conference Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards last night after scoring two goals and setting …

Love or hate them, Auriemma and UConn women dominate sport

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have turned women’s college basketball into their own showcase. Over the past two decades, the Hall of Fame coach and his players have been the face of the sport, winning nine championships …

NCAA men’s basketball: Maryland holds off Valparaiso’s upset bid

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Varun Ram played 13 seconds of Maryland’s first NCAA Tournament game since 2010 and with one timely swipe earned a place in Terrapins history. The former walk-on thwarted Valparaiso’s last shot attempt with a steal in the closing …

Hockey East notebook: Garden party a coveted invitation

Saturday, March 21, 2015

BOSTON – It’s Hockey East’s mecca, but there was a time when the TD Garden was essentially a second home to the University of New Hampshire hockey team. The site of the final two rounds of the Hockey …

Odds run out on UNH’s Hockey East tournament hopes

Saturday, March 21, 2015

BOSTON – In November, it would have been a moral victory. In February, it would have been a confidence booster. The University of New Hampshire hockey team gave Boston University trouble, hanging tough with a team brimming with …

Duke survives scare, Miami pulls off upset in NCAA women’s first round

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Duke advanced after getting a scare from Albany. A couple other underdogs almost pulled off upsets, but only No. 11 Miami, No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Arkansas were double-digit seeds to win. And unlike in the men’s …