College Sports

Buckeyes in Cruise Control

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading No. 12 Ohio State to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night. Shannon Scott added 12 assists, while Kam Williams had 15 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (9-1) in the game played before an announced crowd of 14,585 at Nationwide Arena. Ohio State hit 69 percent of its shots in …

No. 3 Arizona Wins Easily

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — Freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season high with 18 points and the No. 3-ranked Wildcats wrapped up their nonconference home schedule with a 101-64 rout of Oakland on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (11-0) shot out to a 26-4 lead and were up by 33-8 with 7:14 left in the first half. Brandon Ashley added and Gabe York added 15 points …

Eagles Soar to Bowl Game

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Boston — When Boston College coach Steve Addazio met with Pinstripe Bowl officials to make his case for the Eagles, he grew so animated he knocked over his coffee. Whatever he said worked: BC was chosen to play Penn State at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 27. “Well, we’re just passionate about wanting to be there,” Addazio said Tuesday. “It’s easy to do that …

First Playoff Field Includes Tide, Ducks, FSU, OSU, No Big 12

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grapevine, Texas — Joy filled Ohio as woe flecked Texas on Sunday with the release of the inaugural College Football Playoff field. The Ohio State Buckeyes, moored at No. 16 in the rankings Oct. 28, finished a long climb into the four-team playoff by snaring the coveted No. …

Local Roundup: UVM Women’s Hoop Nips Green

Monday, December 8, 2014

Staff Reports Burlington — Vermont finished with four players in double figures and held on late in the second half to defeat the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team, 68-63, on Sunday afternoon at Patrick Gym. Dartmouth sophomore Fanni Szabo led all scorers with 25 points. Big Green juniors …

Kentucky Rolls; S.C. Women Trip Duke

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lexington, Ky. — Karl-Anthony Towns scored a career-high 19 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled to an 82-49 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Sunday night. Two days after a hard-fought victory over No. 6 Texas, the Wildcats (9-0) had it significantly easier against the neighboring Colonels, whose campus is …

Florida State Claims NCAA Women’s College Cup

Monday, December 8, 2014

Boca Raton, Fla. — Florida State coach Mark Krikorian commented all weekend long at the NCAA Women’s College Cup that his team would win a national championship when it was ready. The Seminoles (24-1-1) did just that, picking …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Gets Unlikely Help in Victory

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Princeton, n.j. — Senior Tyler Sikura scored two goals to help the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team to a 4-2 win over Princeton at Hobey Baker Rink on Saturday night. Saturday marked just the second multi-goal game of Sikura’s career and the first since Nov. 12, 2012. Dartmouth …

Bama Rolls to SEC Title

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Atlanta — Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee. Now, the Crimson Tide can go after the crown it really wants. Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon …

No. 3 Wildcats Outlast Zags in OT

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — T.J. McConnell scored six of his 12 points in overtime and No. 3 Arizona held on for a 66-63 victory over No. 9 Gonzaga after Byron Wesley air-balled the first of three missed free throws …

Big Green Bears Down, Routs Maine

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hanover — After enduring three consecutive games decided in the final seconds, the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team made quick work of Maine on Saturday afternoon, drubbing the Black Bears, 74-51, in a nonconference contest at Leede Arena. …

Wildcats Dismantle Rams to Advance

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Durham, n.h. — They have a reputation for being gunslingers. A team that can throw for enough yards, and give up enough points, to turn any game into a shootout. But the opponent and the rainy weather conditions …

Who’s In Next?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Waco, Texas — Alabama is in. So is Oregon. That we know for sure about the College Football Playoff after the top two teams in the selection committee rankings romped in their conference championship games. TCU? Maybe. The Horned Frogs were third last week and certainly did nothing …