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College Sports

Albany Edges UVM

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Burlington — Evan Singletary drained a fade-away 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to give Albany a 47-44 victory over Vermont on Wednesday night for its eighth straight win. Albany (13-7, 8-0 America East) has won 11 of its past 12 games and has a two-game lead over Vermont (11-10, 6-2) for first place in the conference. Vermont used a 10-3 surge, capped by Dre Wills’ two-handed dunk, to tie it …

UVM Topples Mass.-Lowell

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lowell, Mass. — Dre Wills scored a career-high 20 points to lead Vermont to a 61-50 win over Massachusetts-Lowell on Sunday. Ethan O’Day added 13 points, and Hector Harold and Kurt Steidl 10 apiece for the Catamounts (11-9, 6-1 American East). Those four starters combined to go 18 of 29 as Vermont shot 54 percent and made 19 of 22 free throws. Trae …

Duke’s Shining Light: Krzyzewski Was The Right Hire

Monday, January 26, 2015

The voice on the phone quickly changed from cordial to cold. “Duke is going to hire Mike Krzyzewski? Are you kidding me? Mike Krzyzewski of Army?” Not that the coach on the phone said the name the proper way, the way we all would learn, with a shushing sound. He said “Kra-CHEW-ski” that …

Saints Slip Past Big Green

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hanover — Mama presumably told the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team there would be nights like Friday’s 3-2 loss to visiting St. Lawrence. That doesn’t make them any easier to take. It’s hard enough to dominate almost all …

Irish Edge Yellow Jackets

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Atlanta — Jerian Grant scored 12 points, Steve Vasturia added 11 points and No. 12 Notre Dame beat Georgia Tech 62-59 on Wednesday night. Despite the absence of starting forward Zach Auguste, the Fighting Irish (16-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) secured their best start to a season since …

Commentary: For Buckeyes, the Fun Has Just Begun

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Get used to this. Get used to scarlet and gray on New Year’s Day, to silver helmets covered in both Buckeye stickers and confetti, to Urban Meyer thrusting trophies in the air. Get used to Ohio State sitting …

Virginia Throttles Clemson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Charlottesville, Va. — Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 points, and No. 2 Virginia took command with a 29-6 run to start the second half of a 65-42 victory against Clemson on Tuesday night. Justin Anderson added 15 points for …

This One Counts: Ohio State Overpowers Oregon in First Playoff Finale

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Arlington, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football’s playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20 Monday night. Elliott scored three straight times in the …

Throw a Flag: Buckeyes Flub Entrance

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Arlington, Texas — Ohio State didn’t exactly make a grand entrance at the national championship game. Usually, the Buckeyes race onto the field from the tunnel led by four students carrying large flags that spell out O-H-I-O. This …

Oregon’s Tyner Wants Positive End

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Associated Press Dallas — Thomas Tyner’s struggles this season are largely inconsequential to him now that Oregon is in the national championship game. The Ducks’ running back came into his sophomore season with such promise, but was …

In From the Cold: College Playoff Finalists a Breath of Fresh Air From North

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dallas — Ohio State players in blazers shuffled past shoveled snow on their way to the team bus. Oregon players were bundled in sweat suits, many using the hoods to stave off the cold. Nothing unusual in the …

Cats Scratch Past Dartmouth

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hanover — According to Dartmouth College men’s hockey coach Bob Gaudet, his team played its most impressive hockey of the last decade Sunday against No. 12 Vermont. Unfortunately for the Big Green, that was only during the first …

UNH Victorious Again, Stops UMBC

Monday, January 12, 2015

Baltimore — Jacoby Armstrong scored 16 points to help New Hampshire hold off Maryland-Baltimore County 63-60 on Sunday. Daniel Dion added 13 points while Matt Miller and Jaleen Smith had 11 apiece for the Wildcats (8-8, 1-2 America …