| Feb 26, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Sure, there's plenty of lacrosse left to be played this season. But this weekend brings us five games — we'll call them "barometer games" — that could determine a team's direction the rest of the season.
The games will gauge the quality of...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:41 PM
When college basketball teams make the transition from rebuilding to nationally relevant, their coaches, players and fans often can point to a few games that helped speed up the process.
Someday Mark Turgeon might talk about Tuesday night's 59-53...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:16 PM
(Record, last week's ranking in parenthesis)
1. Wisconsin (25-3, 13-2; 1): The Badgers still are the strongest team in the conference despite Tuesday's loss to Maryland. Up next: Sunday vs. Michigan State.
2. Maryland (23-5, 11-4; 2): The victory over...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Northwestern's long drought outside of the Top 25 has finally come to an end.
The Wildcats are back in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in 19 years after entering the rankings at No. 25 on Monday.
"It's good to be...
| Feb 21, 2015
This should have been fun garbage time for the Northwestern women's basketball team, a chance for several of its bench players to get some action for the first time in nearly three weeks.
After all, the Wildcats had a 19-point lead at home with seven...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 7:02 PM
No. 14 Yale broke open a tie game with four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 7 Maryland, 10-6, on Saturday in freezing temperatures in New Haven, Conn.
Conrad Oberbeck led the Bulldogs (2-0) with three goals and two assists as Yale...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Given a choice between dunkers and and 3-point bombers, I'll take muscle-flexing beasties every time. Which is why I like Purdue's chances for making more postseason noise than Indiana.
The Boilermakers convinced this skeptic when they swept Indiana by...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:05 PM
Syracuse was the toast of college basketball a year ago. Jim Boeheim’s Orange was 25-0, ranked No. 1 and applauded for a style rooted in a stifling 2-3 zone defense.
Today, Virginia is portrayed by some of the same oracles as the game’s...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 4:51 PM
After a victory that was as emotional as it was exhausting, Illinois coach John Groce compared his team's efforts to that of Seabiscuit's valiant match-race upset of War Admiral in 1938.
"It was his heart," Groce said Thursday after beating Michigan...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 8:26 PM
Before the Hurricanes’ opener, coach Jim Morris was plenty excited to see how the new, flatter-seamed baseballs being used by the NCAA this year would drive up offensive numbers.
On Friday night, Rutgers may have had some of the bigger swings...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 2:19 PM
Some fear going back into the ocean if they've been caught in an undertow. Others don't get back on a ski slope if they've had a bad spill. Then there's the Maryland men's basketball team, which is going back on the road.
The 19th-ranked Terps said...