College Sports

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 reiterated why he believes a so-called year of readiness would be beneficial at this “critical moment in the evolution of intercollegiate athletics.” … 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. Easy. But after the puck fluttered into his glove, more a blooper than a line … 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 Thursday night in the Frozen Four to advance to the championship game for the second … 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 … 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 … 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