College Sports

Pitino Awaits NCAA Interview

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team’s dormitory. University President James Ramsey Friday announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban for the men’s basketball team after the school’s investigation into allegations revealed violations did occur. Pitino has said he did not know …

No. 1 UConn Women Beat No. 2 South Carolina

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Columbia, s.c. — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn again proved who rules the women’s game, running past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night. The Gamecocks had won their first 22 games and, in front of their first sold out crowd at 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena, figured to give the three-time defending NCAA champion Huskies …

In a First, One Goal Enough to Win Beanpot

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boston — Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a 30-minute delay when a power surge …

Net Loss: Once-Powerful Dartmouth Women Struggle on the Ice

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — The last time the Dartmouth College women’s hockey team won a game, Ben Carson was a relevant presidential candidate, gasoline cost more than $2 per gallon and rock singer Scott Weiland was still alive. The Big …

Jack Riley, Dartmouth Grad and U.S. Olympic Coach, Dies

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — Jack Riley, a key contributor to the Dartmouth College men’s hockey program on either side of World War II who went on to a storied college and international hockey coaching career, died on Wednesday at the …

Villanova Thumps Creighton

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Villanova, Pa. — Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night. Josh Hart added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East), …

No. 1 Oklahoma Cruises

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Norman, Okla. — Buddy Hield scored 17 points to help No. 1 Oklahoma defeat TCU 95-72 on Tuesday night. Hield, the nation’s No. 2 scorer, was held well below his 26.2 average, but he shot an efficient 7-for-13 from the field and made 3-of-8 3-point attempts. Hield was …

Louisville Trips Up Tar Heels

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Louisville, Ky. — Damion Lee scored 24 points, including two free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining, to help No. 19 Louisville upset No. 2 North Carolina 71-65 on Monday night, ending the Tar Heels’ 12-game winning streak. After scoring just six points in Saturday’s loss to then-No. 11 …

BU, BC in Beanpot Final

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Boston — Robbie Baillargeon and Charlie McAvoy scored first-period goals and defending Beanpot champion Boston University beat Northeastern 3-1 Monday night to set up a tournament championship against Boston College. BC beat Harvard 3-2 in the first game. The Terriers are headed to their 51st Beanpot championship in …

Warm Weather, Hot Scorer

Monday, February 1, 2016

Dartmouth College forward Jack Barre celebrates a goal while playing on Hanover’s Occom Pond with a pack of youngsters on Sunday during a Skate With the Big Green event featuring the school’s men’s and women’s hockey players. Barre …

Iowa Rebounds From Loss, Tops Northwestern

Monday, February 1, 2016

Iowa City, Iowa — Peter Jok had 22 of his 26 points in the second half to help third-ranked Iowa blow past Northwestern 85-71 on Sunday. Jarrod Uthoff scored 23 points for the Hawkeyes (17-4, 8-1 Big Ten), who sent Northwestern to its fifth straight loss. Uthoff shook …

Jump Shot Pioneer Kenny Sailor Dies At 95

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Laramie, Wyo. — Kenny Sailors, the college basketball Hall of Famer credited by some with being the first to use the modern jump shot, died Saturday. He was 95 . Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman called Sailors a great representative for the university and the state. Sailors led …

College Basketball: No. 1 Sooners Hang On

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — Buddy Hield made seven of his eight 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a 32-point performance, Isaiah Cousins hit a go-ahead jumper with 4 seconds left and No. 1 Oklahoma overcame a 14-point deficit to escape with a 77-75 victory over …