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College Sports

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 a little lift, some guidance on his swing, Giarratano need go no further than pulling out some old highlight videos of the … 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 reiterated why he believes a so-called year of readiness would be beneficial at this “critical … 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

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

Syracuse coach Boeheim retiring in 3 years; AD out

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and the university’s athletic director has resigned, the school announced Wednesday following a scathing NCAA report that imposed sanctions for violations that lasted more than a decade. Chancellor Kent Syverud said Wednesday that Boeheim, a … 0

Surprise! Huskies top dawg

Monday, March 16, 2015

UConn’s journey to a third straight national championship will begin at home. The Huskies are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Albany Region, in search of a 10th overall title which would tie Geno … 0

Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Wisconsin No.1’s

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Kentucky Wildcats ended up where everyone expected them on Selection Sunday: Seeded No. 1 on their quest to become the first undefeated team since 1976. Oh, but there were surprises when the bracket came out, too. Big-conference UCLA and Texas made it. Colorado State and Temple did … 0

Tough outs: Top seeds would rather avoid Ducks, Friars

Friday, March 13, 2015

There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed. It’s what makes the annual sporting event a spectacle and some of most-watched reality TV on the … 0

Oklahoma football condemns racist video

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NORMAN, Okla. — Saying they were committed to curing the “disease” of racism, Oklahoma football players called Thursday for the expulsion of fraternity leaders tied to a racist video and vowed to help the mostly white campus end its “culture of exclusivity.” “Our hope is to shed light … 0

A tourney loss not that bad for No. 1 Kentucky in SEC

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — These Kentucky Wildcats have the chance to reach heights no team in the program’s history has ever achieved — become undefeated national champions. Losing seems unthinkable. On the other hand, a loss in this week’s … 0

Doton BC field hockey coach

Monday, March 9, 2015

CHESTNUT HILL — Greenfield native Kelly Doton already has an illustrious field-hockey resume. United States Olympian, two-time NCAA Division I National Champion, NCAA National Player of the Year, even Massachusetts State champion are all titles Doton could go by. On Monday afternoon, she added one more title. Eagles … 1