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Union players pose with the trophy after winning 7-4 the Division I Championship in an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Minnesota, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Union wins NCAA title, beating Minnesota, 7-4

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. And the Dutchmen did it at the expense of two of the sport’s giants, toppling Minnesota for its first NCAA title after beating Boston College in the semifinals. Union scored three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory Saturday, two … 0

Boston College’s Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night as the top Division I college hockey player, and signed with the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau, from Carney’s Point, N.J., won the award a day after Boston College lost to Union in the NCAA semifinals. He passed up with … 0

Union-Minnesota for Frozen 4 title

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota — in overtime, in Minneapolis — for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet to even appear in an NCAA tournament. Now, it’s one victory away from the national championship. “That was … 0

Final Four filled with good defensive teams

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Way back at the start of the season, amid all the whistles and fouls, the defensive-minded teams appeared to be in trouble, a seemingly dying breed hamstrung by the NCAA’s new hands-free rules. As the season progressed, the … 0

UConn men, women again make Final 4’s

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Shabazz Napier and Niels Giffey were texting Stefanie Dolson on Monday moments after the UConn women beat Texas A&M to earn their way into the Final Four. The guys were making fun of her postgame … 0

Kentucky’s freshmen have come of age in postseason

Monday, March 31, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s remarkable run this postseason demonstrates that it really is more important how you finish than how you start. The Wildcats were expected to be brief postseason participants after beginning the month losing two of … 0

UConn, Kentucky round out Final 4

Sunday, March 30, 2014

NEW YORK — Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a … 0

BC beats UMass Lowell, 4-3 to reach Frozen Four; Minnesota rules, 4-0

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ian McCoshen scored with 8:44 left and top-seeded Boston College beat UMass-Lowell 4-3 on Sunday in Worcester during the NCAA Northeast Regional final to reach the Frozen Four for the 11th time in 17 years. Boston College (28-7-4), … 0

Heels shock Gamecocks

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Diamond DeShields escaped two close calls with injury to score 19 points, leading North Carolina one win closer to a sweet reunion with healing coach Sylvia Hatchell by beating top-seeded South Carolina 65-58 in the Stanford (Calif.) Regional … 0

Huskies charge into Elite Eight, beat Cyclones

Friday, March 28, 2014

NEW YORK — DeAndre Daniels scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA … 0

Providence shuts out Quinnipiac 4-0 in Bridgeport

Friday, March 28, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Jon Gillies made 37 saves and third-seeded Providence beat second-seeded Quinnipiac 4-0 on Friday night in an NCAA East Region semifinal. Mark Jankowski, Anthony Florentino, Shane Luke, and Trevor Mingoia scored for Providence (22-10-6). The … 0

‘Intimidating’ UConn next up for BYU

Friday, March 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — BYU has come up with two of the biggest upsets in the NCAA women’s tournament to get to the school’s first Sweet 16 since 2002. The 12th-seeded Cougars are going to need a monumental effort … 0

Colter: ‘We know what we’re doing’ with union idea

Friday, March 28, 2014

BRADENTON, Fla. — Kain Colter is not completely sure what the landscape will one day look like if college athletes are allowed to unionize. He’s just more convinced than ever that it’s become necessary. The former Northwestern quarterback, … 0