College Sports

Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker, right, celebrates with teammates after beating Arizona 85-78 in a college basketball regional final in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. Wisconsin will play in the Final Four in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Big Ten a Big Deal in Final Four

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Milwaukee — After Michigan State clinched a spot in the Final Four over the weekend, Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker wrote a short but pointed note on Twitter that packed as much of a punch as one of his slam dunks. “The Big Ten had a down year, right?” Dekker asked. If anyone had that perception, it certainly isn’t the case anymore with two teams in the NCAA Tournament national semifinals — which is being held in the middle of Big Ten country in Indianapolis, no less. “So we’ve got two representatives left — I think that speaks for itself,” Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said this week. …

FSU’s Winston Shows Off for NFL Bigwigs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. — Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run. Even when it was time for a brief break during Florida State’s pro day Tuesday, Winston grabbed the water bottles and served his teammates. No …

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. …

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 …

On His Worst Day, Irish’s Brey Gets By

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

South Bend, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey walked into the locker room shortly before tipoff against Butler and told his players that someone in the hotel had asked him why he had been smiling all day. “You know why?” he told his players. “Because I have …

Terps Trample Tigers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

College Park, Md. — Laurin Mincy scored 27 points, and top-seeded Maryland used a second-half blitz to knock off previously unbeaten Princeton 85-70 Monday night and advance to the Sweet 16 of the women’s NCAA Tournament. After leading …

Dartmouth Men’s Lacrosse Draws Two League Honors

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Staff Reports Princeton, n.j. — After an exciting 12-11 double overtime victory over No. 15 Harvard on Saturday, two members of the Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team were honored by the Ivy League on Monday. Freshman Jack Korzelius was tabbed as the the league’s rookie of the week, while …

Connecticut Marches On

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Storrs, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points to lead No. 1 UConn to a 91-55 rout of Rutgers on Geno Auriemma’s 61st birthday, putting the Huskies into the NCAA Tournament’s regional semifinals for the 22nd consecutive season. Moriah Jefferson added 19 points and Morgan Tuck had 16 …

NCAA Men: Spartans Chase No. 2 Seed Virginia

Monday, March 23, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — Travis Trice received a text message Sunday from Golden State Warriors forward and former Michigan State player Draymond Green that read: “Don’t let this be your last game.” The Spartans’ senior guard texted back, “It …

Princeton Faces Tough Task Against Maryland

Monday, March 23, 2015

College Park, Md. — It’s a matchup that’s about as intriguing as it gets in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament: unbeaten Princeton against top-seeded Maryland, champions of the Big Ten. Princeton coach Courtney Banghart, the …

Final Five: Rules to Fix the Hypocrisy of the NCAA

Monday, March 23, 2015

Some of you may be feeling a guilty inner tug of war between your pleasure in March Madness and what you piously know to be its compromising effect on higher education. The rest of you, like me, have surrendered your piety and your principles to binge-watch on multiple …

Minnesota Stifles Harvard

Monday, March 23, 2015

Minneapolis — Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women’s hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers. Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence …