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Hard times toughened Virginia for title run

Thursday, June 25, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for the Virginia baseball program since coach Brian O’Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up. The Cavaliers entered the season without six everyday players and four key relief pitchers from the team that was College World Series runner-up to Vanderbilt. But with one of the nation’s top recruiting classes … 0

Denver beats Maryland 10-5 for 1st NCAA men’s lacrosse title

Monday, May 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism. Tierney won six titles in men’s lacrosse with the Tigers, but he left to build something with the Pioneers. On Monday, he reached his destination and Denver won its first NCAA lacrosse … 0

Maryland wins 2nd straight NCAA women’s lacrosse title

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CHESTER, Pa. — Taylor Cummings and Megan Whittle led Maryland to its second straight NCAA women’s lacrosse title and record 12th overall, each scoring three goals in the Terrapins’ 9-8 comeback victory over North Carolina on Sunday night. Maryland (21-1) overcame a three-goal halftime deficit, the largest halftime deficit ever for a winning … 0

Matt Rambo scores 4 goals, Maryland beats John Hopkins 12-11

Sunday, May 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Maryland knows it has been 40 years since its last NCAA lacrosse title. The Terrapins will get a chance to end that drought Monday against Denver. Matt Rambo had four goals and two assists to help … 0

Berg’s lacrosse goal lifts Denver past Notre Dame 11-10, OT

Sunday, May 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in school history, Denver is headed to the NCAA lacrosse championship game. Senior attacker Wesley Berg scored his third goal 1:57 into overtime, lifting the Pioneers past top-seeded Notre Dame 11-10 in … 0

Mini-Manny on a mission

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Manny Ramirez Jr.’s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his dreadlocked dad. “Probably just a hint I need to cut the hair,” Ramirez said with a smile. At times when Ramirez might need … 0

Big Ten’s Delany lays out plan for freshman ineligibility

Friday, April 17, 2015

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says making freshmen ineligible in college football and basketball could help correct the imbalance between athletics and academics. In a 12-page letter titled “Education First, Athletics Second: The Time for a National Discussion is Upon Us” and sent to media members Friday, Delany … 0

Friars stun Terriers, 4-3

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Providence defenseman Tom Parisi thought he was just dumping the puck in from the red line so the Friars could get some fresh skaters on the ice. Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor thought he had it. … 0

Friars, BU move to all-Hockey East championship

Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOSTON — The Providence Friars didn’t even know if they’d make it to the NCAA Tournament. Now, they are a victory away from the first title in school history. Noel Acciari and Mark Jankowski scored second-period goals, Jon Gillies made 25 saves and Providence beat Nebraska-Omaha 4-1 on … 0

Meyer, Buckeyes keeping an eye out for potential problems

Thursday, April 9, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes are busy these days. Of course, they’re working their way through 15 spring practices. But in the wake of last season’s national championship, they’re also in demand and … 0

Record seven Kentucky players off to NBA draft

Friday, April 10, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at the NBA draft. The soon-to-be-former Wildcats gathered at their practice … 0

Huskies capture 3rd straight title

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points Tuesday … 0

Badgers’ Ryan not first to let emotions run hot after loss

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan’s Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters. He complimented the official who made the … 0