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  • State, region have caught World Cup fever

     State, region have caught World Cup fever
    America's sporting obsessions are reserved for prime time and/or weekends. Pro football, college football, NASCAR, the World Series of Poker. Oh, there are exceptions. Early-round NCAA basketball tournament games on Thursday and Friday afternoons....
  • Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat

     Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat
    Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...
  • Napier Leads A Category That He Really Shouldn't

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Although Shabazz Napier's achievement — leading UConn in scoring, assists and rebounding — is unique and impressive, it's not ideal. Coach Kevin Ollie is not shy about reminding his big men that rebounding should be...
  • Providence takes Big East title over Creighton

    Providence Friars coach Ed Cooley had a gut feeling that playing zone against the best 3-point shooting team in the country might just work in the Big East Conference tournament championship. He was right. Providence worked the zone to near perfection,...
  • Hurricanes, Gators to renew hoops rivalry this season

    Hurricanes, Gators to renew hoops rivalry this season
    The Hurricanes and Gators won't meet on the football field this season, but the two will renew at least one rivalry this year.  Some of the details are still being ironed out, but Miami confirmed on Thursday that the two schools will have a home-and-...
  • 'Canes headed to Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational

    Miami's basketball team will be spending a few days in New York this season.  The school announced Wednesday it has accepted an invitation for the Hurricanes to play in this year's Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Classic at the Barclays Center.  Miami is one...
  • North Carolina tops Providence in final seconds

    North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo did all he needed to do at the free-throw line in the waning seconds to break the Providence Friars' hearts. McAdoo hit a free throw with 3.5 seconds left, then grabbed his own rebound after a miss to lift the...
  • UConn Releases Field Hockey Schedule

    UConn, which won the national championship in field hockey last season, announced its schedule for the 2014 season. Here is the release from Storrs: Defending Champs Will Play 17 Regular-Season Games STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut's...
  • College | Volleyball standouts in national tournament

    College | Volleyball standouts in national tournament
    Area players are dotting the rosters of the final six teams in the NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament, playing out this week at Loyola University in Chicago. The Final Four is Thursday night with the national championship at 7 p.m. Saturday. For the first...
  • Rough road home for Stanford's Falls

    Rough road home for Stanford's Falls
    An injury may spoil Denny Falls’ homecoming. The Stanford senior from Orland Park made the trip to Chicago for the six-team NCAA Championship at Loyola’s Gentile Arena, where the No. 3 seed Cardinal meet No. 6 Erskine Tuesday night in the...
  • Men's lacrosse roundup: Harvard holds on to defeat Princeton, 9-8

    No. 15 Harvard hung on in the last quarter Saturday to beat No. 17 Princeton, 9-8, and earn an Ivy League tournament spot. The Tigers (7-5, 2-3 Ivy) scored first before the host Crimson (8-5, 4-1) got seven straight goals over 17 minutes. Princeton...