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  • Separating the contenders from the pretenders

    Separating the contenders from the pretenders
    There are 69 teams in Division I men's lacrosse, but just a handful are true contenders for the national championship. The schools in the middle of the pack (no. 25-55) are separated by millimeters, with winning one-goal games so important. New...
  • Lewis men's volleyball completes season sweep of Loyola

    Lewis middle hitter Bobby Walsh missed the Flyers first showdown with Loyola due to a bout with mononucleosis. There was no way the 6-9 junior would be absent from the second. Walsh gave No. 4 Lewis a tenacious presence at the net as the Flyers...
  • UConn Says Ollie, Assistants Won't Travel To Indy For Final Four

    UConn Says Ollie, Assistants Won't Travel To Indy For Final Four
    Kevin Ollie and UConn assistant coaches will not travel to Indiana for the Final Four this week. UConn President Susan Herbst announced the decision Tuesday night in response to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the travel...
  • Men's tennis: Moraine aims for big season

    Last year, the Moraine Valley Community College men's tennis team had a pretty good run: only one loss in the regular season, a second-place finish at the NJCAA Region IV Tournament and a trip to nationals. In 2015, the team hopes for more. New coach...
  • Tuesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: VCU's Weber named national Defensive Player of Year

    COLLEGES: Men’s basketball: VCU senior guard Briante Weber, a former Great Bridge High star, was named the 2015 Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year. That award came even though he severely injured his knee in a Jan. 31 loss to...
  • Tennessee hires former Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes

    Tennessee hires former Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Rick Barnes is Tennessee's next men's basketball coach. Just two days after leaving Texas, Barnes and Tennessee have reached an agreement, a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on...
  • New Trier grad Maggie Lyon helped Northwestern enjoy breakout season

    New Trier grad Maggie Lyon helped Northwestern enjoy breakout season
    The Saturday before Maggie Lyon played in the Northwestern women's basketball team's first NCAA tournament game in 18 years, she was at New Trier working on her game with her dad. It was just like old times. "We've been doing that for a long time,"...
  • Wisconsin's Kaminsky, Duke's Okafor Head Up 2014-15 AP All-America Team

    Wisconsin's Kaminsky, Duke's Okafor Head Up 2014-15 AP All-America Team
    Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common — both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press's 2014-15 All-America team....
  • On The Fly: Hearty Hartford Welcome For Trinity Hockey Champs

    On The Fly: Hearty Hartford Welcome For Trinity Hockey Champs
    A vocal throng of fans greeted the NCAA Division III champion Trinity College hockey team at Koeppel Community Sports Center in Hartford Sunday afternoon. Fans held signs and wore Trinity blue and gold to honor their Bantams, who defeated Wisconsin-...
  • NCAA Capsule: UConn vs. Dayton

    Time: 7 p.m. TV: ESPN (Dave O'Brien and Doris Burke) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske) Series history: UConn, 1-0 Last meeting: UConn, 78-38, Nov. 27, 2011 at Gampel Pavilion Streaks: Dayton W3, UConn W34 Dayton (28-6)...
  • Flyers In Sixth Consecutive Tournament Appearance

    Flyers In Sixth Consecutive Tournament Appearance
    ALBANY — As UConn was establishing itself as a power in the Big East, Jim Jabir was trying to simply establish Providence as a viable women's basketball program. Jabir had coached at Marquette from 1990 to 1996, leading the team to two NCAA...