College Sports

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 Bell-Haynes, who missed his three shots, contributed …

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 …

No. 5 Devils Rally for Coach’s 1,000th Win

Monday, January 26, 2015

New York — Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the Blue Devils (17-2) went on an 18-2 run down the stretch to …

Ivy/New England Basketball: UVM Tops Stony Brook

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Burlington — Ethan O’Day scored 16 points and Kurt Steidl added 13 to lead the Vermont men in a 71-57 victory over Stony Brook on Saturday. Jameel Warney made six-straight Stony Brook points to bring the Seawolves within five, 62-57, with 4:09 left to play after trailing by …

Athletics Trade for Versatile All-Star

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers Saturday in a trade between teams that have been real busy this …

Sharing Secrets: How do Ohio State, Oregon Trade Tips?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Dallas — When Urban Meyer took a year off from coaching, he made a trip to Oregon to visit a friend — then-Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti — and to find out how Chip Kelly was running the …

Men’s College Basketball: Kentucky Survives Scare

Sunday, January 11, 2015

College Station, Texas — Tyler Ulis put No. 1 Kentucky ahead with a 3-pointer deep in double overtime and the Wildcats stayed unbeaten, holding off Texas A&M 70-64 on Saturday. It was tied at 63 when Ulis hit …

Women’s Basketball: No. 3 Longhorns Suffer First Loss

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ames, Iowa — Seanna Johnson made a layup with 19 seconds left and Iowa State overcame an 18-point deficit to stun third-ranked Texas 59-57 on Saturday, handing the Longhorns their first loss. Nikki Moody had 17 points to …

Crimson Bounces Big Green

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College guard Kevin Crescenzi committed his fourth personal foul with two minutes remaining in Saturday night’s Ivy League men’s basketball opener between the Big Green and visiting Harvard. His team clearly headed for defeat and …

College Roundup: Big Green Settles For Tie

Friday, January 9, 2015

Durham, n.h. — The University of New Hampshire erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to earn a 2-2 tie with the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team Friday night at the Whittemore Center. The game was broadcast live to a national television audience on the NBC Sports …

Virginia Outlasts N.C. State

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Charlottesville, Va. — Justin Anderson scored 16 points and Malcolm Brogdon 14, as No. 3 Virginia weathered a sloppy effort and beat North Carolina State 61-51 on Wednesday for the Cavaliers’ 19th straight home victory. Mike Tobey added 11 points for Virginia (14-0, 2-0 ACC, which used a …

Looking for a Brand: College Football Playoff Hopes to Find Identity

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New York — The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual …

No. 1 Kentucky Survives Ole Miss in Overtime

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Aaron Harrison scored 26 points, including two big free throws with 1:29 remaining in overtime to put Kentucky ahead to stay, and the top-ranked Wildcats withstood three final Mississippi attempts to rally before escaping with an 89-86 victory Tuesday night. Overwhelming favorites against a Mississippi …