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Louisville head basketball coach speaks to the media following the University's announcement that they will be self-imposing a ban on postseason play for the 2015-16 season, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Louisville Ky. Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Louisville announces postseason ban for men’s basketball

Saturday, February 6, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned Coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at a news conference that an investigation revealed violations did occur when the school reviewed allegations by an escort that a former Louisville …

UNH men’s hockey team comes up short at Boston College, 4-3

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team pulled within a goal midway through the third period, but fell short against Boston College, 4-3, on …

Michigan gets the big name, Alabama gets the big class on signing day

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Signing day went much like this past season: Alabama dominated and Jim Harbaugh had everybody talking about Michigan. For a sixth consecutive year, Alabama landed …

Slump continues for UNH women’s hoop team

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Despite a late 3-point barrage, the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team lost its seventh straight game, falling to Albany, 78-52, on Wednesday. The Wildcats dropped to 6-9 overall and 0-2 in America East, while the Great Danes improved to 12-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play. …

Former Butler star Andrew Smith dies after battling cancer

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Smith’s basketball skills made him a fan favorite at Butler. Teammates, coaches, family and friends always knew there was a lot more to Smith than that. On Tuesday the former Bulldogs star, who played in …

Alabama-Clemson joins list of epic title games

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Welcome to the epic national championship club, Alabama and Clemson. Your game is a unanimous choice to join the short list of some of the most dramatic, exciting, fantastic finishes to a college football season. …

CFP championship’s viewership down nearly a quarter from 2015

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The College Football Playoff championship’s viewership was down nearly a quarter from last year. Alabama’s 45-40 victory over Clemson on Monday night averaged 25.7 million viewers on ESPN, down 23 percent from the 33.4 million for the inaugural CFP title game in 2015. The audience …

UNH men’s basketball team falls to Auburn, 80-75, in OT

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – Evan Singletary scored 21 points, including eight in overtime, to help Albany (N.Y.) beat New Hampshire, 80-75, Tuesday night to win its seventh straight game. Tanner Leissner’s 3-pointer gave New Hampshire a 71-70 lead in OT, but Singletary hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Albany led, 76-73. …

Gutsy play helps Tide beat Clemson, 45-40, for national title

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

GLENDALE, Arizona – Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed. Even one gutsy trick. Derrick Henry, O.J. …

Coach gives up playing his sport because of concussions

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dan Frost doesn’t remember the four or five hours after his head smacked the water while tubing on the lake. He remembers all too well the months that followed. The nausea. The headaches. The trouble focusing. He couldn’t ride in cars. He struggled simply walking up stairs. Frost, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Soccer Messi wins FIFA world player award for fifth time ZURICH – Lionel Messi won the FIFA world player of the year award for a record fifth time. Messi ended Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on the Ballon d’Or …

Lipman named NSSA New Hampshire Sportscaster of the Year

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) named University of New Hampshire radio broadcaster Bob Lipman the 2015 New Hampshire Sportscaster of the Year. Monday’s announcement marked the sixth time overall and fourth consecutive for Lipman, a Concord resident who does radio play-by-play for the UNH football program. …

Alabama beats Clemson, 45-40, to win national championship

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

GLENDALE, Arizona – No. 2 Alabama won its fourth national title in the last seven seasons, outlasting the dynamic play of Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson in a 45-40 victory Monday night in the College Football Playoff …