College Sports

Notre Dame's Zach Auguste dunks against Wichita State in the first half of a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Notre Dame, Wisconsin advance to Elite Eight

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CLEVELAND — Notre Dame’s march through March is picking up speed. Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwest regional semifinals on Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 36 years. The Irish (32-5) shot 75 percent (18 of 24) in the second half, easily pulling away from the seventh-seeded Shockers (30-5) after Wichita State took its first and only lead on a layup by Darius Carter early in the second half. Pat Connaughton added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Notre Dame and Jerian Grant had nine points and 11 … 0

Kentucky prepared to combat ‘Press Virginia’

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CLEVELAND — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36 for 36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits. Big Blue is about to face something it hasn’t seen — a relentless, choking West Virginia press that has buckled teams and forced them to tap out. The Mountaineers … 0

New UMass AD meets the press

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AMHERST — The promise of a return to New England held great appeal for New Hampshire native Ryan Bamford, who was introduced Tuesday as UMass’ new athletic director. The 36-year-old Bamford comes to Amherst after spending four years at Georgia Institute of Technology, the last two as the Yellow Jackets’ senior associate athletic … 0

Gordon seeking greener pastures

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Derrick Gordon has never kept his NBA aspirations a secret. Before he even played a game at UMass, he talked about getting drafted someday. So while the junior guard said he appreciated how the Minuteman coaches and players supported him when he became the first openly gay Division … 0

Maryland ends Princeton’s unbeaten season

Monday, March 23, 2015

Maryland ended Princeton’s undefeated season in College Park, Md., and Tennessee remained perfect at home Monday night. Both teams advanced to the Sweet 16. The Lady Vols improved to 56-0 in NCAA Tournament games at home with a win over Pittsburgh. North Carolina let a huge lead slip … 0

UMass hires AD

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mike Bobinski was still getting his feet underneath him at Georgia Tech, but he knew right away he liked Ryan Bamford. The former Xavier athletic director inherited Bamford when he took the same role at the Atlantic Coast … 0

Flyers keep dancing with upset of ’Cats

Sunday, March 22, 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. Gonzaga will return home to play … 0

Deuces drop

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor made sure there were no surprises for the Blue Devils reaching the Sweet 16. No such luck for a pair of No 2 seeds in Kansas and Virginia. Kansas lost to Wichita State in a victory for an upstart school thirsting for a shot against … 0

Love them or hate them, Auriemma and UConn women dominate sport

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 … 0

Favorites rule on Day 2 of NCAAs

Friday, March 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There were no big upsets in the first half of Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has … 0

Fathers know best; Big 12 flops

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two wins by No. 14 seeds. Two sons winning games for their father-coaches. The team nobody thought belonged in the field winning a game. The Big 12 starting 0-3. Just another opening day of the … 0

Syracuse’s Boeheim: 2018 right to retire, but maybe sooner

Thursday, March 19, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Thursday that 2018 is the “right time” to retire, but acknowledged that next season could be his last as he appeals NCAA sanctions for academic and benefits violations. Speaking two … 0

Robert Morris moves on

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio — Lucky Jones scored 21 points, including a key free throw, Rodney Pryor had 20 and Marcquise Reed 19 to lead Robert Morris back from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat North Florida 81-77 on Wednesday night in the First Four. The Colonials (20-14), who won … 0