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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon (2) drives past Northern Illinois' Travon Baker (5) in the first half of a game in Amherst, Mass. Gordon says in a televised interview that he is gay. Gordon made the announcement on ESPN on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, becoming the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

‘No Worrying’: This Athlete Came Out, and Life Went On

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Amherst, Mass. — So the telltale statistic in this landmark instance would be zero. It was zero for the game at Louisiana State, zero at Brigham Young, zero at Saint Louis, zero twice in Philadelphia, zero amid the cozy wilds and gifted hecklers of St. Bonaventure. The first regular season for the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player …

Yale-Harvard, With Ivy Crown at Stake

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cambridge, Mass. — It’s time for The (basketball) Game. The rivalry between Harvard and Yale is moving indoors, where the schools will play tonight for basketball bragging rights and a chance to all-but clinch an Ivy League championship. Although the roundball version of the century-plus football grudge has never inspired a fight song or a prank from down-river MIT, this year’s game has …

UVM Rolls in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Burlington — Hector Harold hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points as No. 2 seed Vermont rolled to a 66-39 victory over seventh-seeded Maryland-Baltimore County in an America East Conference men’s tournament quarterfinal on Wednesday night. Vermont (18-12) will host third-seeded Stony Brook (22-10) in a semifinal on Sunday. Ethan O’Day scored 12 points, Drew Urquhart 10, and Trae Bell-Haynes chipped in …

No. 1 Kentucky Now 25-0

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 14 points, Aaron Harrison added 11 and No. 1 Kentucky matched the program’s best start by routing South Carolina 77-43 on Saturday. The Wildcats’ 25-0 record equaled the 1953-54 squad that rolled …

Tough Love For Green: Colgate Snaps Dartmouth’s Streak

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tough Love For Green: Colgate Snaps Dartmouth’s Win Streak …

Harvard Tops Columbia

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Boston — Wesley Saunders hit a go-ahead shot with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Harvard men over Columbia 72-68 on Friday night. Jonah Travis gave Harvard a 68-62 lead with 3:46 left. Later, Columbia’s Maodo Lo and Jeff Coby hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie it at 68 …

College Roundup: Big Green Edges Out Big Red

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hanover — Senior Eric Neiley scored with 7:59 left in regulation to lift the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team to a 3-2 victory over visiting Cornell Friday night at Thompson Arena. Neiley earned his second game-winning goal of …

Big Red Escapes With Overtime Win

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hanover — The lone sound in the Dartmouth College men’s basketball locker room late Friday evening was that of gushing shower head. The mood was somber, for the Big Green had let Ivy League foe Cornell off the …

Memory Lane: Dartmouth Celebrates Its Trail-Blazing NCAA Tourney Teams

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hanover — In their current form, the NCAA men’s hockey semifinals and title game are gaudily marketed as the “Frozen Four,” a trio of nationally-televised games played before big crowds in NHL arenas. Media coverage is extensive, the …

No. 1 S. Carolina Rolls Past LSU

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Columbia, s.c. — A’ja Wilson scored a career-high 26 points and top-ranked South Carolina rode a 28-6 first-half run to rout the LSU Tigers 86-62 on Thursday night. Twelve steals and 18 fast-break points from freshman of the year candidate Wilson broke open a close game as the …

Dartmouth Senior Hopes for Smooth End to Rocky Career

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hanover — Gabas Maldunas’ best basketball is almost certainly ahead of him. Unfortunately for the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team, all but eight games of the senior center’s college career are in the rearview mirror. Hosting Ivy League …

Commentary: Tarkanian Not Afraid to Fight NCAA

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jerry Tarkanian’s nickname, “Tark the Shark,” really didn’t fit. Yes, it rhymed, and the Shark mascot that Nevada-Las Vegas adopted in his honor became an iconic part of the program during the 19 seasons that he starred on …

College Basketball: Vermont Clobbers UMass Lowell

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Burlington — Ethan O’Day scored 21 points and led five players in double figures as Vermont clobbered UMass Lowell 96-53 on Wednesday night. O’Day finished with 9-of-11 shooting from the field for the Catamounts (15-10, 10-2 America East). …