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  • William and Mary's Stimson built immense track and field legacy

    William and Mary's Stimson built immense track and field legacy
    WILLIAMSBURG — Dan Stimson sat in the motorized wheelchair that's his home for most of his waking hours these days and discussed coaching, his mountainous career at William and Mary and the reasons behind his pending retirement. "The hardest...
  • Illini to play in Jimmy V Classic

    Illini to play in Jimmy V Classic
    Illinois will play Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden. The Illini replace Maryland, which had a scheduling conflict and will now play in the non-conference showcase in 2016. The game precedes an anticipated showdown...
  • Calvert Hall's Drew Edwards commits to Providence

    Calvert Hall's Drew Edwards commits to Providence
    Three impressive varsity seasons at Calvert Hall and several standout summer sessions with Maryland 3D on the Amateur Athletic Union circuit led to many scholarship offers and a “really tough decision” for Drew Edwards. The 6-foot-3, 175-...
  • Meet the new College Football Playoff committee

    Meet the 13 members of the new College Football Playoff selection committee: Jeff Long The Buzz: He's the first chairman of the new selection committee and it's his job to announce the group's top 25 rankings on ESPN every Tuesday. His 35 years of...
  • Oak Ridge forward Alex Owens picks Providence over UCF, Missouri

    Oak Ridge forward Alex Owens picks Providence over UCF, Missouri
    Powerful Oak Ridge basketball forward Alex Owens committed to Providence College after visiting the Rhode Island campus and attending the Friars PC Elite Camp last weekend. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound senior originally pledged to sign with UCF after...
  • Kevin Ollie Recruiting Like A Champ

    Kevin Ollie Recruiting Like A Champ
    NEW YORK — A year ago, Steve Enoch of Norwalk was a relatively unknown basketball prospect — even within Connecticut. "I worked hard all last summer," Enoch was saying Friday morning as he and other top recruits were gathering in the Bronx...
  • 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...
  • Ducks' Nick Bonino wants to do it all

    Ducks' Nick Bonino wants to do it all
    Although many kids had hockey dads pushing them, Nick Bonino didn't need any prodding to explore an athletic life that built him into a versatile Ducks center who was recently awarded a $5.7-million contract extension through 2016-17. It started with...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • CIF team success, individual accolades highlight year

    CIF team success, individual accolades highlight year
    Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and significant sports stories. Some of the stories enlightened us, some informed us and others just entertained us. Although many of the stories deserve...