College Sports

Wildcats Giving Bookmakers Indigestion

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nick Bogdanovich could use some antacid. Bogdanovich, the director of trading at sports book operator William Hill U.S., in July posted 50-1 odds the University of Kentucky would have a perfect season. As the Wildcats reached the men’s college basketball Final Four — sneaking by Notre Dame 68-66 on Saturday — his employer remains saddled with what could become a high six-figure loss. The regional finals continued Sunday and Bogdanovich …

Camp Cal’s Counselor: UK Coach Welcomes NBA’s Attention — But Just for One Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It could’ve easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp. The Kentucky coach invited NBA scouts and GMs to a first-of-its-kind workout before the start of the season, so they could get a look at what all these future pros can do. Calipari wanted to get feedback about his own players as well. …

Izzo Attempting to Emulate Coach K

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

There’s no easy way to ask Tom Izzo about it, because the record is so ugly. Nine games against Duke, on some of the biggest stages college basketball has to offer. One Michigan State win. So the question is asked, about Mike Krzyzewski: “He kind of has an advantage in the head-to-head.” At …

NCAA Women: No. 1 Seed Holds On To Win

Friday, March 27, 2015

Greensboro, n.c. — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16. Mitchell finished with 18 points for the No. 1-seeded Gamecocks (33-2), who had to fight the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Today’s Fearless Prediction: Kentucky Fails in Final Four

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Villanova being the first No. 1 seed to fall? Check. The Big 12 struggling? Check. Cinderella’s slipper not fitting Stephen F. Austin this year? Check. Those were just some of the predictions yours truly made before the NCAA …

What’s in A Name? Trouble

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coach Craig Price’s phone won’t stop ringing. Everyone from reporters to award committee announcers want to know if it’s true what they say about his star basketball player. No one’s wondering about the kid’s skill. He’s good. All-Canadian good. He just helped take Price’s squad, the Medicine Hat …

Late Game Blunders Abound

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called “Chop.” The play, designed to provide multiple scoring options in moments of desperation, began with …

Dartmouth Lacrosse Team Pushes On, Tips UVM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team overcame three deficits to win its third consecutive game Tuesday, downing nonconference foe Vermont, 16-15, at Scully-Fahey Field. Adam Fishman had five goals and Wiley Osborne and Jack Korzelius each …

Dartmouth Softball Scores Big in Win

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. — The Dartmouth softball team tied a season-best with 12 runs on nine hits to defeat George Washington, 12-8, on Tuesday. Starter Kristen Rumley and junior Morgan McCalmon led Dartmouth, as Rumley, a senior, allowed three runs on four hits in three innings. She went 2-for-4 …

Building a New Foundation: Callahan Writing Blueprint for Big Green

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hanover — After the shouting and hugging and jumping had subsided Saturday, Brendan Callahan called his players into a tight huddle and added a verbal exclamation point to the Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team’s first Ivy League victory …