College Sports

UVM Rolls in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Burlington — Hector Harold hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points as No. 2 seed Vermont rolled to a 66-39 victory over seventh-seeded Maryland-Baltimore County in an America East Conference men’s tournament quarterfinal on Wednesday night. Vermont (18-12) will host third-seeded Stony Brook (22-10) in a semifinal on Sunday. Ethan O’Day scored 12 points, Drew Urquhart 10, and Trae Bell-Haynes chipped in eight with five assists and four steals …

One Person Can Provide Answers in Duke Sexual Assault Case

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

We still don’t know exactly what happened regarding sexual assault allegations against Rasheed Sulaimon, but we do know this: In matters concerning his basketball program, Mike Krzyzewski is accountable to no one at Duke University. Any superiors are superiors in title only. He may have an athletic director, but he has no boss. …

Lowly Rutgers Makes Terps Perspire

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Piscataway, n.j. — Dez Wells scored six straight points after Rutgers tied the game late in the second half and No. 10 Maryland won its sixth straight game, a much-harder than expected 60-50 victory over the Scarlet Knights on Tuesday night. Wells finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Terps (25-5, 13-4 Big Ten) sent Rutgers (10-20, 2-15) to its 13th …

Whither the Mid-Range Jumper? A Standard Part of College Hoop Playbook Is Vanishing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ames, Iowa — The mid-range jumper used to be a staple of college basketball playbooks. Now, the shot isn’t as essential as it used to be — it seems to be fading away. Many college teams, including Iowa …

No. 1 Kentucky Now 28-0

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Starkville, Miss. — Top-ranked Kentucky fought off a slow start to cruise to a 74-56 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night to keep its undefeated season on track. Trey Lyles scored a career-high 18 points and Aaron …

Court-Storming Melee Puts Spotlight on Safety

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Manhattan, Kan. — More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State’s stunning upset of rival Kansas, they …

Ex-Penn Coach Unretires ... At Columbia?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New York — To get an idea of how peculiar it is for Al Bagnoli to become Columbia football coach three months after retiring as the coach at Penn, think of it this way: What if Steve Spurrier, one of the most successful coaches in Southeastern Conference history, …

No. 6 Cats Crush Friars

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Villanova, Pa. — Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova clinched at least a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with an 89-61 rout of No. 25 …

UConn, Notre Dame Women Stretch Streaks

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Orleans — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 21 points and Breanna Stewart added 16 points and 10 rebounds and No. 1 Connecticut routed Tulane 94-47 on Monday night. Morgan Tuck had 16 points and eight rebounds and Moriah Jefferson added 15 points for the Huskies (27-1, 16-0 American Athletic). …

Retirement? Bagnoli Accepts Columbia’s Call

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New York (ap) — Columbia has hired Al Bagnoli, who retired as Penn’s coach 13 weeks ago after a long and successful run with the Quakers, to try to revive the Ivy League’s worst football program. Columbia announced the hiring on Monday. The 62-year-old Bagnoli was at Penn …

College Basketball: Virginia Tops FSU

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Charlottesville, Va. — Anthony Gill scored 13 points, Darion Atkins had 11 and No. 2 Virginia overcame a frightening collision of two of its players and beat Florida State 51-41 on Sunday night. The game took a frightening …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Women’s Hockey Falls on Strange Goal

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hanover — A strange play decided an exciting game Saturday for the Dartmouth College women’s hockey team. The score was tied, 4-4, with four minutes remaining in the regular-season finale against St. Lawrence when a scramble at the …

UNC Honors Smith With Rout

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chapel Hill, n.c. — No. 15 North Carolina opened the game by scoring on a “Four Corners” play as a tribute to the late Dean Smith, then rolled to an 89-60 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday. Smith …