College Sports

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

Dayton shocks Stanford; Wisconsin rolls

Thursday, March 27, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight for the first time since 1984. No. 11 Dayton … 0

College athlete union raises plenty of questions

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CHICAGO — Vince Dooley is sure relieved he’s not running an athletic program these days. Not after a decision allowing Northwestern football players to unionize, and what that might mean for all college sports. “If this ever happens,” … 0

Huskies’ dominance starts on defensive end

Thursday, March 27, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut’s opponents spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to slow the Huskies’ offense. A bigger challenge may be finding a way to score on the nation’s top-ranked women’s team. UConn (36-0) … 0

Attendance at women’s hoops first two rounds drops

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It wasn’t hard to find a good seat during the opening rounds of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The NCAA expects that to change for the Sweet 16. Fewer people turned out for the opening two rounds of … 0

Tiny Union College takes aim at a national title

Thursday, March 27, 2014

They played their way into a top ranking in an arena where one of the greatest stories in sports unfolded 34 years ago. The Dutchmen of Union College aren’t a bad story, either, as they chase their own … 0

UMass football leaving MAC

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AMHERST — The marriage between the University of Massachusetts and the Mid-American Conference proved to be a short one. UMass and the MAC jointly announced Wednesday that the Minutemen will be leaving the conference after the 2015 season. There was no announcement of a future conference affiliation. UMass … 0

Cards face rival Kentucky

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s quest of fulfilling coach Rick Pitino’s hopes for the Cardinals repeating as national champions and becoming a “mini-dynasty” hinge on beating archrival Kentucky. That’s going to be a tough challenge against the Wildcats, who … 0

Huskies roll into Sweet Sixteen, 91-52

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has struggled this season with injury and illness. But everything felt fine on Tuesday night. UConn’s 6-foot junior scored 20 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had 10 assists to lead the Huskies … 0

Everyone except players reaps profits at NCAA’s

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The coach of a team many people have winning the Final Four has a new contract extension that raises his average salary to $3.7 million a year. Billy Donovan also got a $250,000 bonus just for staying at … 0

DePaul upsets Duke 74-65

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DePaul kept taking the ball from Duke with its intense press, and answering seemingly every big Blue Devils bucket with a 3-pointer. That energy and efficiency sent the Blue Demons into the second weekend of the NCAA women’s … 0