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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon (2) drives past Northern Illinois' Travon Baker (5) in the first half of a game in Amherst, Mass. Gordon says in a televised interview that he is gay. Gordon made the announcement on ESPN on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, becoming the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

‘No Worrying’: This Athlete Came Out, and Life Went On

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Amherst, Mass. — So the telltale statistic in this landmark instance would be zero. It was zero for the game at Louisiana State, zero at Brigham Young, zero at Saint Louis, zero twice in Philadelphia, zero amid the cozy wilds and gifted hecklers of St. Bonaventure. The first regular season for the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player …

Yale-Harvard, With Ivy Crown at Stake

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cambridge, Mass. — It’s time for The (basketball) Game. The rivalry between Harvard and Yale is moving indoors, where the schools will play tonight for basketball bragging rights and a chance to all-but clinch an Ivy League championship. Although the roundball version of the century-plus football grudge has never inspired a fight song or a prank from down-river MIT, this year’s game has …

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 …

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 …

No. 1 Connecticut Cruises

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tulsa, Okla. — Breanna Stewart scored a season-high 28 points, and No. 1 Connecticut defeated Tulsa 92-46 on Saturday afternoon for its 25th straight win. Stewart made 13 of 18 shots to go along with nine rebounds and six blocks for the Huskies (26-1, 15-0 American). Kaleena-Mosqueda-Lewis added …

Princeton Women Bop Harvard, Stay Unbeaten

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Princeton, n.j. — Blake Dietrick had 23 points, eight assists and five rebounds as No. 16 Princeton women beat Harvard 78-57 on Saturday to remain the only undefeated team in women’s Division I basketball. Annie Tarakchian added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Tigers (25-0, 9-0 Ivy), …

Timing Works in Dartmouth’s Favor

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hanover — Saturday’s Dartmouth College men’s basketball game ended with an exclamation point, a ferocious block by a roaring Gabas Maldunas that sent his opponent sprawling across the baseline and the ball skidding out of bounds in the …

Big Green Softball Pulls A Shocker

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Dartmouth pitcher Kristen Rumley got out of a bases-loaded jam in seventh inning, and the Dartmouth College softball team opened its season with a stunning 4-2 upset of 16th-ranked Auburn in the Big Green’s season …

Harvard, Yale Still Tied Atop Ivies

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Boston — Wesley Saunders scored 15 points, Steve Moundou-Missi had 14 and Harvard kept pace with Yale at the top of the Ivy League standings with a 69-46 win over Penn on Friday. Siyani Chambers had 10 points for the Crimson (18-5, 8-1), which won its sixth straight. …

NCAA Champs Stop Green in Overtime

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hanover — Smelling an upset Friday, the Dartmouth College women’s hockey team was instead left with the sour stench of defeat after Clarkson rallied for a 2-1 overtime victory at Thompson Arena. The No. 7 Golden Knights, defending …

Iron Goalie Stands Tall for Big Green

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hanover — One afternoon earlier this month, Robyn Chemago spent a few minutes seated in the Thompson Arena equipment room, attaching a strip of thick, chromed caging to the helmet she wears while tending goal for the Big …

Duke Prevails in OT

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Durham, n.c. — Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 92-90 in overtime on Wednesday night. In a thriller befitting college basketball’s fiercest rivalry, the Blue Devils (23-3, 10-3 Atlantic Coast …