College Sports

Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes (10) dunks against North Carolina during the second half of a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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 down in the second half for a 79-72 NCAA Tournament victory over fourth-seeded North Carolina at the Staples Center. UW (34-3) advanced to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season. The Badgers face either second-seeded Arizona (33-3) or sixth-seeded Xavier (23-13) on Saturday, with the start time to be determined. UW and Arizona met in the West Region title game last season and the Badgers prevailed, …

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 did I know it was going to be a lightning strike, a flat-out lightning strike.” …

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 6-foot-8 forward looks at ease and has been a major factor in the eighth-seeded Wolfpack’s …

NCAA Men: Spartans Chase No. 2 Seed Virginia

Monday, March 23, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — Travis Trice received a text message Sunday from Golden State Warriors forward and former Michigan State player Draymond Green that read: “Don’t let this be your last game.” The Spartans’ senior guard texted back, “It …

Princeton Faces Tough Task Against Maryland

Monday, March 23, 2015

College Park, Md. — It’s a matchup that’s about as intriguing as it gets in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament: unbeaten Princeton against top-seeded Maryland, champions of the Big Ten. Princeton coach Courtney Banghart, the …

Final Five: Rules to Fix the Hypocrisy of the NCAA

Monday, March 23, 2015

Some of you may be feeling a guilty inner tug of war between your pleasure in March Madness and what you piously know to be its compromising effect on higher education. The rest of you, like me, have surrendered your piety and your principles to binge-watch on multiple …

Minnesota Stifles Harvard

Monday, March 23, 2015

Minneapolis — Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women’s hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers. Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence …

ECAC Puts Three Into NCAA Field

Monday, March 23, 2015

Minnesota State has received the top seed for the NCAA men’s hockey tournament, followed by North Dakota, Boston University and Miami of Ohio as the other No. 1 seeds in their respective regions. The NCAA unveiled on Sunday the 16-team field, which included six teams from the eight-team …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Baseball Swept in California

Monday, March 23, 2015

Staff Reports Santa Barbara, Calif. — The Dartmouth College baseball team’s western road trip netted two more defeats on Sunday, 3-2 to Texas-Arlington and 10-1 to host UC Santa Barbara. Not terribly successful against Big Green starter Jackson Bubala in the first six innings of the opener, UT …

No. 11 Gonzaga Advances

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Once again, Gonzaga showed that 11 is it’s favorite number. The Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five years as an 11 after knocking off No. 3 Oregon State on the Beavers’ home court on Sunday. Gonzaga will return home …

Local Roundup: Big Green Baseball Drops Two

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Northridge, Calif. — Three Cal State Northridge pitchers combined on a six-hitter as the Matadors earned a four-game sweep of the Dartmouth College baseball team with a 7-1 win on Saturday. Andrew Weston (seven innings, five hits), Brandon Warner and Ray Lambert (one inning apiece) shut down the …

With Obama on Hand, Princeton Wins

Sunday, March 22, 2015

College Park, Md. — It’s not that Princeton coach Courtney Banghart was unimpressed to see President Obama in the stands, just a few rows away. It’s that Banghart was more concerned with making sure her Tigers — including …

Colleges Athletes Still Hitting the Books

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — In front of nearly 16,000 fans at Consol Energy Center and millions more watching across the country Thursday afternoon, Butler University forward Andrew Chrabascz hammered away against the towering big men from the University of Texas …