College Sports

Wildcats Giving Bookmakers Indigestion

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nick Bogdanovich could use some antacid. Bogdanovich, the director of trading at sports book operator William Hill U.S., in July posted 50-1 odds the University of Kentucky would have a perfect season. As the Wildcats reached the men’s college basketball Final Four — sneaking by Notre Dame 68-66 on Saturday — his employer remains saddled with what could become a high six-figure loss. The regional finals continued Sunday and Bogdanovich …

Camp Cal’s Counselor: UK Coach Welcomes NBA’s Attention — But Just for One Day

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 future pros can do. Calipari wanted to get feedback about his own players as well. …

Izzo Attempting to Emulate Coach K

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

There’s no easy way to ask Tom Izzo about it, because the record is so ugly. Nine games against Duke, on some of the biggest stages college basketball has to offer. One Michigan State win. So the question is asked, about Mike Krzyzewski: “He kind of has an advantage in the head-to-head.” At …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Going Varsity

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Associated Press Hanover — Dartmouth College will elevate its women’s rugby team from a club sport to varsity status starting with the 2015-16 academic year, athletic director Harry Sheehy said Monday. Women’s rugby will become the Big Green’s 35th varsity sport and 17th for women, to go …

Huskies Return To Semis

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Albany, n.y. — Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies are back in a familiar place — the Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national …

The World Is Within Hughes’ Reach; USA Rugby Puts Big Green Senior in Captain’s Role

Monday, March 30, 2015

Since his freshman season, Madison Hughes has been a leader on the Dartmouth College rugby team. Today, those qualities are reaching a whole new level. Hughes, 22, was selected by first-year USA Sevens coach Mike Friday to captain …

Imperfection Is Just Fine If It’s All Kentucky Has

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cleveland — This Kentucky basketball team isn’t perfect, coach John Calipari likes to say, just undefeated. The distinction was illuminated Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the presumed inevitability of an unblemished Wildcats romp to the national title was in jeopardy until the last hundredth of a second …

Blue Bloods Advance: Duke Returns To Final Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

Houston — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 …

Michigan St. Rolls Past Louisville

Monday, March 30, 2015

Syracuse, n.y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds …

Dartmouth, Penn Split Twinbill

Monday, March 30, 2015

Staff Reports Philadelphia — Matt Parisi lined a sinking two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning of the second game of a doubleheader to give the Dartmouth College baseball team a 4-3 win over Penn on Sunday and a split of their Ivy League twinbill. Dartmouth’s second split …

Gamecocks Game For Final Four Bid

Monday, March 30, 2015

Greensboro, n.c. — Florida State did just about everything longtime coach Sue Semrau could’ve asked in trying to reach its first Final Four. The Seminoles just couldn’t overcome foul trouble nor find a go-to player in a tight …

UNO to Frozen Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

South Bend, Ind. — Ryan Massa made 40 saves and Nebraska-Omaha beat Rochester Institute of Technology 4-0 on Sunday night in the NCAA Midwest Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four for the first time. Omaha (20-12-6) …

College Notes: A Rundown of Who’s Done What and Where

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A look at other area athletes competing in varsity college sports: Baseball Holy Cross started 5-14 with sophomore pitcher Joe Cravero (Hanover) appearing once and allowing three hits and four earned runs. ... Ross Caswell (Randolph) is a …