College Sports

Buckeyes in Cruise Control

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading No. 12 Ohio State to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night. Shannon Scott added 12 assists, while Kam Williams had 15 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (9-1) in the game played before an announced crowd of 14,585 at Nationwide Arena. Ohio State hit 69 percent of its shots in …

No. 3 Arizona Wins Easily

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — Freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season high with 18 points and the No. 3-ranked Wildcats wrapped up their nonconference home schedule with a 101-64 rout of Oakland on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (11-0) shot out to a 26-4 lead and were up by 33-8 with 7:14 left in the first half. Brandon Ashley added and Gabe York added 15 points …

Eagles Soar to Bowl Game

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Boston — When Boston College coach Steve Addazio met with Pinstripe Bowl officials to make his case for the Eagles, he grew so animated he knocked over his coffee. Whatever he said worked: BC was chosen to play Penn State at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 27. “Well, we’re just passionate about wanting to be there,” Addazio said Tuesday. “It’s easy to do that …

Navy Makes It 13 Straight Over Army

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Baltimore — Navy extended its winning streak over Army to 13 games, using a strong defensive performance and the versatility of quarterback Keenan Reynolds to carve out a 17-10 victory Saturday. After Army turned a blocked punt into …

Men’s Basketball: Kentucky Pounces on UNC

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lexington, Ky. — Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 15 points, and top-ranked Kentucky shook off the shock of losing junior Alex Poythress by rolling past No. 21 North Carolina 84-70 on Saturday. Buoyed by Poythress’ pregame …

Women’s Basketball: Aggies Improve to 11-0

Sunday, December 14, 2014

College Station, Texas — Courtney Walker scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 Texas A&M routed Houston 94-55 on Saturday to improve to 11-0. The Aggies are 11-0 for only the second time in school history, following a 12-0 start in 2008-09. …

Duck Soars To Top Prize

Sunday, December 14, 2014

New York — Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner. The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman on Saturday night going away, capping a three-year climb to college …

Heisman Ceremony Focused On Football

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New York — It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy. The day before the Heisman Trophy presentation, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper answered …

Navy Looks To Rule Army

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Baltimore — Navy’s unprecedented 12-game winning streak against Army has increased the pressure on both teams today. The Cadets are desperate to snap a slide that began when the current crop of players were in grade school. The Midshipmen are determined to maintain the upper hand in a …

UNH’s Playoff Foe Has Familiar Look

Friday, December 12, 2014

Durham, n.h. — When No. 1 New Hampshire (11-1) faces No. 8 Chattanooga (10-3) tonight in the FCS quarterfinals, the Wildcats will carry an 11-game winning streak onto the turf at Cowell Stadium. They’ll also be facing an opponent that reminds some of the only team to beat …

Local Roundup: No. 1 Boston College Breezes Past Big Green

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hanover — There’s playing fast hockey and then there are the maroon-and-gold blurs who descended on Thompson Arena on Wednesday during the Dartmouth College women’s team’s nonconference game with No. 1 Boston College. The Eagles didn’t just crank …

Columbia Gives Kentucky a Scare

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lexington, Ky. — Top-ranked Kentucky gave up the first 11 points, still trailed at halftime and finally shook off a slow start to beat pesky Columbia 56-46 on Wednesday night. In a college basketball season already marked by several big upsets, the Wildcats (10-0) got their toughest challenge …

New Sport, New Passion for Ex-Kearsarge Athlete

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lindy Heffernan is the Accidental Harrier. Five years ago, as a senior at Kearsarge High, the soccer and lacrosse standout replaced an ailing friend in the Cougars’ cross country lineup. It was intended to be nothing more than …