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 …

Irish Fight Past North Carolina on Late Putback

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chapel Hill, n.c. — Zach Auguste scored off a rebound with 1:07 left to help No. 13 Notre Dame hold off No. 18 North Carolina 71-70 on Monday night. Auguste got the lead back for the Fighting Irish …

Ducks Prove More Than a ‘Gimmick’ Offense

Monday, January 5, 2015

Some may have snickered when Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston tried to tell reporters that the Rose Bowl could have gone either way. His point is understandable and one his coach Jimbo Fisher seemed to back up. Never …

No. 5 Louisville Makes Itself at Home in ACC

Monday, January 5, 2015

Winston-Salem, n.c. — Chris Jones scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 5 Louisville won its Atlantic Coast Conference debut, beating Wake Forest 85-76 on Sunday night. Jones added a career-high 10 assists and Montrezl Harrell had 25 points and 13 rebounds for …

South Pomfret’s Joyce May Jump to Field Hockey’s Next Level

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Kellie Joyce recently completed a sparkling field hockey career at the University of New Hampshire, but she’s not about to leave the game behind. Next weekend, the 22-year-old Joyce will be in Lancaster, Pa., trying out for the …

Harbaugh Worth All of $40 Million

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The University of Michigan’s decision last week to commit at least $40 million to Jim Harbaugh over the next seven years raised quite a few eyebrows. Forty million dollars — $5 million a year to start, along with …

UNH Drops League Opener

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stony Brook, n.y. — Jameel Warney and Rayshaun McGrew each racked up a double-double in scoring and rebounding as Stony Brook survived a blizzard of 3-pointers to defeat New Hampshire 71-61 on Saturday in an America East Conference …

No. 6 Baylor Overpowers Okla. State

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Waco, Texas — Nina Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead sixth-ranked Baylor to a 61-45 win over No. 18 Oklahoma State on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Khadijiah Cave added 15 …

Gators Gobble Up E. Carolina

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Birmingham, Ala. — Shane Carden fired pass after pass to move East Carolina’s offense swiftly down the field. The Pirates racked up plays and yards but repeatedly stalled short of the goal line, including Carden’s late interception in the end zone, and ultimately lost 28-20 to Florida Saturday …

BC Flies Away Late

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — The door to the Dartmouth College locker room swung open late Saturday night, revealing a silent scene inside. Big Green coach Bob Gaudet and assistants Dave Lassonde and John Rose walked out, and the door hung …

Commentary: Ducks, Bucks Prove Worthiness of Playoff

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Pasadena, Calif. — We may never know the full extent of what we missed all these years. How many rightful national champions of college football’s highest level never even had a chance to play for the title? It …