College Sports

Connecticut forward Phillip Nolan (1) goes up for a rebound against Duke forward Amile Jefferson (21) and center Jahlil Okafor (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Yale Men Slip Past Vermont

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Burlington — Matt Townsend had a hand in Yale’s last three baskets, including knocking down the game-winner from the top the key with 5 seconds left as the Bulldogs edged Vermont 57-56 on Thursday night. Townsend hit a jumper with 2:44 left to put Yale (9-3) up 52-50. Kurt Steidl responded with a three-point play for the Catamounts (5-5) before Townsend fed Javier Duren for a 3-pointer that made it 55-53 at 1:56. Steidl hit a 3-pointer as Vermont regained the lead with 1:34 to go. Yale missed a shot but Duren blocked Vermont’s next attempt out of bounds with the shot clock at 1 …

Buckeyes in Cruise Control

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading No. 12 Ohio State to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night. Shannon Scott added 12 assists, while Kam Williams had 15 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (9-1) in the game played before an announced crowd of 14,585 at Nationwide Arena. Ohio State …

No. 3 Arizona Wins Easily

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — Freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season high with 18 points and the No. 3-ranked Wildcats wrapped up their nonconference home schedule with a 101-64 rout of Oakland on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (11-0) shot out to a 26-4 lead and were up by 33-8 with 7:14 left in the first half. Brandon Ashley added and Gabe York added 15 points …

Eagles Soar to Bowl Game

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Boston — When Boston College coach Steve Addazio met with Pinstripe Bowl officials to make his case for the Eagles, he grew so animated he knocked over his coffee. Whatever he said worked: BC was chosen to play Penn State at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 27. “Well, we’re …

All-America Team Has a Playoff Flavor

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team. Florida State leads the way with three first-team All-Americans: tight end Nick O’Leary, guard Tre Jackson and kicker Roberto Aguayo, who is an All-American …

LSU Coach Stays Put

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Baton Rouge, La. — Les Miles informed LSU athletic officials that he hasn’t been contacted by Michigan about the Wolverines’ coaching vacancy and has no intention of leaving the Tigers. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said Miles sought to make his status with LSU clear Monday following reports by …

NCAA Boss, Freeh, State Officials May Get Penn St. Trial Call

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Harrisburg, Pa. — The head of the NCAA, Penn State’s former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh are among those who could take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials goes to trial. A joint pretrial statement filed Friday said the …

Okafor Helps Duke Past Elon

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Durham, n.c. — Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 25 points and set a Duke freshman record with 20 rebounds in the second-ranked Blue Devils’ 75-62 victory over Elon on Monday night. Amile Jefferson added 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Justise Winslow had 12 points for Duke (9-0). …

Not Throwing in the Towel: Lebanon’s Filiano Still Has Big Competitive Plans as Dartmouth Senior

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hanover — As Dominic Filiano has gotten older and grown over the years, Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House has been one of his primary sanctuaries. Since his freshman year of high school, the track and field throwing specialist …

UNH, UVM Prove Victorious

Monday, December 15, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Tanner Leissner had a career-high 21 points and New Hampshire scored 10 straight in the final three minutes to pull ahead of Colgate for a 63-57 win on Sunday. Joe Bramanti’s layup with 1:07 left gave the Wildcats (6-3) the lead for good at 57-55. …

Playoff Castoffs: Let It Go

Monday, December 15, 2014

OK, it happened. On college football’s biggest and (I hesitate briefly here) “best” stage ever, Baylor and TCU were ying-yang stuffed by a 12-member national committee of, so they say, unbiased observers. OK, I still like the committee concept and, really, I still like this committee, although I …

Big Green Hockey Drubs Sacred Heart

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hanover — Several large bags of bagels rested on a counter outside the Sacred Heart men’s hockey locker room Sunday at Thompson Arena, the fodder of pre- and postgame snacks for the Pioneers. However, once Dartmouth heated up …

Girlfriend: Auburn Player Killed After Argument

Monday, December 15, 2014

Auburn, Ala. — The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire. Redshirted freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18, died after being shot in the chest early Sunday …