The College Blog

April 02, 2016 - 7:27 pm
HOUSTON -- Providence fans know Villanova has an offense. And what the Wildcats did to Oklahoma in the national semifinals Saturday night certainly could be described as offensive. Having lost to Villanova in the Big East Tournament semifinals 76-68, and having dropped seven of their last eight...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 29, 2016 - 9:04 am
UMass has hired St. Lawrence coach Greg Carvel as its new head hockey coach, according to multiple reports. ESPN's John Buccigross was the first to report the news . The 45-year-old Carvel took over as the head coach at his alma mater in 2012 and led St. Lawrence to a 72-63-15 record over four...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 27, 2016 - 6:11 pm
A disastrous second period doomed UMass Lowell, as it lost 4-1 to Quinnipiac in Sunday's East Regional final in Albany. The River Hawks led 1-0 after one thanks to a Dylan Zink power-play goal, but then Quinnipiac scored three straight in the second and outshot Lowell 13-4 in the frame. Quinnipiac...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 26, 2016 - 7:45 pm
WORCESTER -- Saturday night's Northeast Regional final wound up being a lot less comfortable than it probably should have been, but Boston College held on for a 3-2 win over Minnesota-Duluth to advance to its 12th Frozen Four in the last 19 years. The Eagles led 3-0 with under eight minutes to go...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 26, 2016 - 6:45 pm
UMass Lowell will play for a chance to reach its second Frozen Four in four years. The River Hawks beat Yale 3-2 in overtime in Saturday's NCAA tournament opener in the East Regional in Albany and will now take on Quinnipiac in the regional final Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Joe Gambardella was...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 25, 2016 - 7:37 pm
WORCESTER -- Leave it to Boston College to salvage an otherwise rough day for Hockey East. After Northeastern, Providence and Notre Dame all lost earlier on Friday, the second-seeded Eagles beat third-seeded Harvard 4-1 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. BC will face Minnesota-Duluth, who...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 25, 2016 - 4:20 pm
WORCESTER -- For the second Friday night in a row, Providence played a multiple overtime game. And for the second week in a row, the Friars suffered a devastating loss. One week after losing to UMass Lowell in the Hockey East semifinals in triple overtime, they had their season and national title...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 22, 2016 - 4:58 pm
The Notre Dame-in-Hockey East experiment was short-lived. The Fighting Irish will be leaving the league to join the Big Ten after the 2016-17 season, according to multiple reports. Notre Dame joined Hockey East in 2013 after the CCHA was disbanded. It reached the Hockey East semifinals at TD Garden...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 20, 2016 - 8:32 am
For the first time ever, Hockey East will send six teams to the NCAA tournament. And for the first time ever, all four Beanpot teams are in the field. Hockey East was already guaranteed five teams before Saturday night's conference championship game, and then Northeastern's win over UMass Lowell...
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March 19, 2016 - 11:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Oh, the opportunity was most definitely there. While most casual observers of college basketball this season wouldn't have thought much of the Friars' chances of knocking off a top-seeded team like North Carolina, Providence coach Ed Cooley mentioned in his radio pregame interview...
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