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New NCAA Division I chief puts transfer rules on priority list

Sunday, April 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Lennon is putting transfer rule changes near the top of his priority list. The NCAA’s new vice president for Division I governance told the Associated Press there are growing concerns among the division’s 345 members over the surging number of students switching schools – and that the debate could come to a close sometime in the next …

Softball coaching legend Dick Blood calls it a career

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dick Blood really didn’t want much to do with softball. Coach girls? No thanks. Now, nearly 40 years later and four games away from retirement, …

Dick Blood’s career by the numbers

Saturday, April 25, 2015

DICK BLOOD’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 264-43 record at Hopkinton High (1980-94) 8 Class M championships at Hopkinton (1985-89, ’91, ’93, ’94) 621-345-2 record at Cornell with …

Cadet Plumlee joins brothers, playing in Final Four for Duke

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s Marshall Plumlee spends his practices trying to match up with a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and most games seeing only spot duty on the Blue Devils’ latest Final Four team. It’s …

Kentucky’s 5-foot-9 Tyler Ulis coming up big in NCAA Tournament

Thursday, April 2, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Being Kentucky’s smallest player on the floor hasn’t prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats. He’ll likely need to do it again this weekend. Next up for Ulis …

Duke’s Krzyzewski adjusts to college basketball’s one-and-done world

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. – There was a time when Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans. No longer, not in today’s one-and-done world in which top players …

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. …

’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 nation’s last undefeated college basketball team is eager to end the 39-year wait …

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 week. The 2009 graduate of Winnisquam Regional High is the first Plymouth State …

Dennis McManus bio

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Born: Concord High school: Bishop Brady, 1969 graduate Colleges: Plymouth State, Indiana University Coach: Plymouth State, 1984-2015 Manager: Concord Quarry Dogs, 2001-03 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Baseball Verlander to miss start Thursday, hopes to pitch April 8 LAKELAND, Fla. – Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on …

Izzo, Michigan State roll to Final Four the year after they were expected to

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

DETROIT – Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason Coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much. “Last year we were picked by the president and …

Calipari’s scouting exhibitions pay off as another NBA-ready Kentucky team chases perfection

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It could’ve easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp. The Kentucky coach invited NBA scouts and GMs to a first-of-its-kind workout before the start of the season, so they could get a look at what all these …