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Umile, Downing reach milestones as UNH hockey beats Notre Dame, 5-2

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team got a road win and reached some milestones in the process. The Wildcats beat Notre Dame, 5-2, to improve to 9-14-2 (4-8-1 in Hockey East). The win was also the 550th of Dick Umile’s career, making him the 16th coach to reach the mark. Matt Willows and Andrew Poturalski scored twice for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Source: Harbaugh set to take over as Michigan’s next coach

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh signed a deal to become the new coach at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the discussions told the Associated Press yesterday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there …

Rose Bowl may start rivalry for Mariota, Winston

Monday, December 29, 2014

PASADENA, Calif. – College football has never had a quarterback matchup quite like Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. The superstar passers have won the last two Heisman Trophy awards, and come April, there very well could be an …

UNH women’s basketball team wins third straight

Monday, December 29, 2014

Senior guard Ariel Gaston scored a career-high 18 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team to a 58-54 non-conference victory yesterday over Manhattan. UNH (8-3) won its third straight and handed Manhattan (1-10) its ninth straight loss. Gaston shot 8-of-10 from the field and …

Penn State tops Boston College, 31-30, in Pinstripe Bowl overtime

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee …

High-scoring offenses create longer college games

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bear Bryant said offense sells tickets, and he was right. College football is enjoying immense popularity in an era of record scoring. But is there too much of a good thing? All that scoring caused this season’s average …

Hicks breaks 200 yards as Rutgers routs North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Josh Hicks ran for 202 yards and a touchdown and Rutgers beat North Carolina, 40-21, yesterday in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Gary Nova threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns, and Robert Martin ran for 100 yards and two scores to help the Scarlet …

More honors for UNH players

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The postseason honors kept rolling in for the University of New Hampshire football team yesterday. Senior receiver R.J. Harris was named to The Sports Network FCS All-America First Team, senior tight end Harold Spears was a Second Team selection and senior center Mike Coccia was named to the …

As regular season winds down, every team is left smiling or frowning at 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Smiling or frowning. “Woe is us” or “Wow for us.” Heading into the final week of the NFL regular season, hardly anyone has a neutral feeling about the 32 teams. There are success stories and there are flops. …

12-point lead disappears in fourth quarter of UNH’s semifinal loss

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – They led by nine at halftime. They were up 12 going into the fourth quarter. And even after their 21-18 semifinal loss yesterday, the Wildcats had a hard time believing they let those leads, and their …