College Sports

Local Roundup: Kearney on Top at U.S. Championships

Friday, March 27, 2015

Steamboat Springs, Colo. — The final weekend of Hannah Kearney’s competitive career got off to the expected start on Friday as the Norwich native, two-time Olympian and 10-time FIS World Cup champion won the women’s moguls title at the U.S. Freestyle Skiing Championships at Steamboat Springs. Top-seeded after Thursday’s qualifying run, Kearney backed it up with a winning tally of 91.19 points on Steamboat’s Voodoo trail. The national title was …

Commentary: Is Kentucky the Best Ever? Maybe

Friday, March 27, 2015

With every dominating win — we’re up to 37-0 — it becomes more and more apparent that Kentucky really isn’t competing against the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament. History is the opponent now. Are these Wildcats better than the 1956 San Francisco Dons, featuring Bill Russell and K.C. Jones? How about all those great UCLA teams of the 1960s and ’70s with …

NCAA Men: Zags Zoom to Spot In the Elite Eight

Friday, March 27, 2015

Houston — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite …

NCAA Women: No. 1 Seed Holds On To Win

Friday, March 27, 2015

Greensboro, n.c. — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16. Mitchell finished with 18 points for the No. 1-seeded Gamecocks (33-2), who had to fight the …

This 1’s Not Done

Friday, March 27, 2015

Los Angeles — The motto Bo Ryan’s players chose before the first game of the season was brief but telling: “Make ‘em believe.” The top-seeded Badgers likely picked up a few believers Thursday after they rallied from seven …

Irish Fly Past Shockers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cleveland — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder. There was no screaming. No frantic scribbling of Xs-and-Os. That’s not Brey’s style. Or his team’s either. “I said ‘Fellas, been here before,’ ” Brey said. “Little …

Abu Embraces His Role: KUA Graduate Earns Minutes for NC State

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Raleigh, n.c. — Gone are the days when North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu was in a hurry when he caught the ball inside or was mentally trying to keep up with all the team’s defensive principles. The …

Today’s Fearless Prediction: Kentucky Fails in Final Four

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Villanova being the first No. 1 seed to fall? Check. The Big 12 struggling? Check. Cinderella’s slipper not fitting Stephen F. Austin this year? Check. Those were just some of the predictions yours truly made before the NCAA …

What’s in A Name? Trouble

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coach Craig Price’s phone won’t stop ringing. Everyone from reporters to award committee announcers want to know if it’s true what they say about his star basketball player. No one’s wondering about the kid’s skill. He’s good. All-Canadian good. He just helped take Price’s squad, the Medicine Hat …

Late Game Blunders Abound

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called “Chop.” The play, designed to provide multiple scoring options in moments of desperation, began with …

Dartmouth Lacrosse Team Pushes On, Tips UVM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team overcame three deficits to win its third consecutive game Tuesday, downing nonconference foe Vermont, 16-15, at Scully-Fahey Field. Adam Fishman had five goals and Wiley Osborne and Jack Korzelius each …

Dartmouth Softball Scores Big in Win

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. — The Dartmouth softball team tied a season-best with 12 runs on nine hits to defeat George Washington, 12-8, on Tuesday. Starter Kristen Rumley and junior Morgan McCalmon led Dartmouth, as Rumley, a senior, allowed three runs on four hits in three innings. She went 2-for-4 …

Building a New Foundation: Callahan Writing Blueprint for Big Green

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hanover — After the shouting and hugging and jumping had subsided Saturday, Brendan Callahan called his players into a tight huddle and added a verbal exclamation point to the Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team’s first Ivy League victory …