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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 …

No. 11 Gonzaga Advances

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Once again, Gonzaga showed that 11 is it’s favorite number. The Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five years as an 11 after knocking off No. 3 Oregon State on the Beavers’ home court on Sunday. Gonzaga will return home …

Local Roundup: Big Green Baseball Drops Two

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Northridge, Calif. — Three Cal State Northridge pitchers combined on a six-hitter as the Matadors earned a four-game sweep of the Dartmouth College baseball team with a 7-1 win on Saturday. Andrew Weston (seven innings, five hits), Brandon Warner and Ray Lambert (one inning apiece) shut down the …

With Obama on Hand, Princeton Wins

Sunday, March 22, 2015

College Park, Md. — It’s not that Princeton coach Courtney Banghart was unimpressed to see President Obama in the stands, just a few rows away. It’s that Banghart was more concerned with making sure her Tigers — including …

Colleges Athletes Still Hitting the Books

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — In front of nearly 16,000 fans at Consol Energy Center and millions more watching across the country Thursday afternoon, Butler University forward Andrew Chrabascz hammered away against the towering big men from the University of Texas …

Terps Easily Handle Aggies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

College Park, Md. — Brionna Jones dominated the inside on both ends of the court, getting 22 points and 12 rebounds to carry top-seeded Maryland past New Mexico State 75-57 in the Spokane Regional on Saturday. The Terrapins (31-2) will bring a school-record 25-game winning streak into Monday …

Swinging to Victory: Big Green Delivers KO to Harvard in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team has adopted the phrase “keep on swinging” to echo what it hopes will be a relentless approach this season. During past campaigns, it’s been the Big Green that’s mostly taken …

Wolfpack Sends Nova Packing

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Villanova went from a top seed to No. 1-and-done. N.C. State is back in the Sweet 16, attacking one of the top teams in the nation for 40 minutes and stunning Villanova 71-68 on Saturday night. …

A Sweet Win For Arizona

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Portland, Ore. — Arizona avenged one heartbreaking NCAA Tournament loss. One more win, and the Wildcats will get a chance to make up for another one. Gabe York made five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, T.J. McConnell …

Local Roundup: Donation Helps Stevens Gain New Weights

Friday, March 20, 2015

Claremont — The Claremont School Board on Wednesday night accepted an anonymous $32,000 donation that will go toward the purchase of equipment for the new weight room at Stevens High School, a room that was part of the $12.6 million renovation of the school. Stevens athletic director Aaron …

Love or Hate Them, Huskies Rule Roost

Friday, March 20, 2015

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have turned women’s college basketball into their own showcase. Over the past two decades, the Hall of Fame coach and his players have been the face of the sport, winning nine championships …