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 …

Ready to Serve: Ex-Hanover Player Takes Long Road to Army

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Andrew O’Leary’s winding path to college hockey resulted in an unorthodox destination: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Black Knights have a long history in the sport, but unfortunately it’s not a particularly successful one. Army …

Big Green’s Winless Start Continues

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team plunged deeper into unfamiliar territory Saturday, its 9-7 loss to Southern California dropping its record to 0-8 and setting a program record of the same length for consecutive setbacks. The …

College Roundup: Big Green Ace No-Hits Lions

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New York — Senior Kristen Rumley became the fifth Dartmouth softball pitcher in the program’s history to throw a no-hitter as the Big Green swept Columbia, 8-0 in five innings and 9-0 in six innings on Saturday afternoon …

Huskies Steamroll to Elite Eight

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Albany, n.y. — Breanna Stewart had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54 Saturday in the Sweet 16, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win. Auriemma became the second coach …

Is Stadium to Blame for Shooting Woes?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Houston — The South Regional of the NCAA Tournament is the only one being played in a football stadium. Is that the reason for such poor shooting in Houston? The games are being played in NRG Stadium, which is home to the Houston Texans, and the setup, with …

Badgers Tame Cats Again

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Los Angeles — Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again. “Frank the Tank” scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional’s top …

Kentucky Survives a Scare

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cleveland — Pushed to the brink, Kentucky’s still perfect and still playing. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 …

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 …

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 …

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 …