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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

Kentucky, Louisville in Bluegrass tussle

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s Kentucky and Louisville, one more time. One of college basketball’s fiercest rivalries takes center stage Friday night when the Wildcats and defending national champion Cardinals meet in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis. The Bluegrass … 0

Huskies demolish Panthers, 87-44

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Breanna Stewart led a balanced offense with 19 points and 10 rebounds as defending champion UConn routed Prairie View A&M 87-44 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday in friendly Storrs, Conn. Stewart was among … 0

Wichita State falls to Kentucky, 78-76

Sunday, March 23, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall walked slowly through the line for post-game handshakes, congratulating every player from Kentucky on advancing to the Sweet 16. When he shook hands with John Calipari, the Wildcats’ coach whispered, … 0

Mercer shocks Duke 78-71

Friday, March 21, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer. The 8,300-student school from Macon, Ga., delivered the biggest shocker in an already topsy-turvy … 0

Tennessee thrashes Minutemen

Friday, March 21, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — Just under 81/2 minutes remained in Friday’s NCAA tournament second-round game when the action was halted for a lengthy delay to clean blood spots on the floor. By then, though, UMass had spilled almost enough … 0

6 key players to watch in the NCAA women’s tournament

Friday, March 21, 2014

Every coach in the NCAA tournament knows who they want to have the ball with the game on the line. If UConn ever is in a tight game, there is no doubt Breanna Stewart would be who coach … 0

NCAA upsets crush bracket

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO — So you were confident in your bracket, hoping to win the office pool, maybe get lucky and take down that $1 billion prize Warren Buffett is offering for a perfect run of picks. One game … 0

Lalanne, UM ready to Dance with Vols

Thursday, March 20, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — From the moment Tennessee held on to beat Iowa in overtime in the NCAA play-in game in Dayton on Wednesday night, Cady Lalanne’s importance for the University of Massachusetts’ first game back in the NCAA … 0

Harvard opens with big win over Bearcats

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. — Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final 2 minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting fifth-seeded Cincinnati 61-57 on Thursday in the East Regional. Wesley Saunders led the Crimson (27-4) with 12 points as Harvard … 0

Obama sees UMass win

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — The President likes the University of Massachusetts … for one round. Filling out his annual bracket on ESPN, President Barack Obama picked the Minutemen to beat the winner of Iowa and Tennessee on Friday, but … 0