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NCAA Tournament: Middle Tennessee’s Cinderella story alive again after win against Minnesota

MILWAUKEE — Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points, Giddy Potts added 15 and Middle Tennessee State took down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, beating Minnesota 81-72 on Thursday. Twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee proved it was no one-year wonder after upsetting Michigan State as a No. 15 seed last March. The Blue Raiders (31-4) instead […]

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College Wrestling: Meyers grad Vito Pason 3 wins away from All-American status

Meyers grad Vito Pasone went 1-1 on the first day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships for Appalachian State. The 125-pounder is now three wins away from being an All-American. In his first bout on Thursday, Pasone lost via tech fall to Freddie Rodriguez from Southern Illinois University, 19-4. The only points Pasone could muster in […]

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Villanova overcomes slow first half to down Mount St. Mary’s in NCAA opener

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Villanova returned to the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night by playing perhaps one of its worst halves of basketball this season, looking more like a shaky newcomer to the dance than the defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed. But the Wildcats played offense a lot more smoothly in the second […]

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Times Leader Sports Report: NCAA Tournament bracket breakdown

WILKES-BARRE — In the latest Times Leader Sports Report podcast, Misericordia University head women’s basketball coach Jason Rhine joins host DJ Eberle to break down the NCAA tournament. Later, Joe Soprano joins to give his thoughts on the snow, college basketball and Blackout Bingo in his weekly Closing Thoughts segment. Rundown — Introduction — DJ […]

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Flavor of the Week: Will the Conference of Champions run rampant in March?

As a sports writer, I’m a night owl by trade. So naturally I took in the Pac-12 tournament last week, and it was awesome. Throughout the four-day event I had the privilege — I think — to listen to NBA great Bill Walton call games alongside Dave Pasch, and the phrase “Conference of Champions” kept […]

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2 ex-Penn St. administrators plead guilty in sex abuse case

HARRISBURG — Two former Penn State University administrators each pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case, more than five years after the scandal broke. Ex-Athletic Director Tim Curley and former university Vice President Gary Schultz originally were charged with felonies. The reduced charge […]

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Former Wyoming Valley West football standout Geno Lewis impresses at pro day

When Geno Lewis got back to Norman on Feb. 28, a little more than a week before Oklahoma’s pro day, he had a pretty good idea that the pre-NFL draft event would be flooded with NFL scouts, coaches, front office personnel and media members. More so than years in the past. With former Oklahoma running […]

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Away From the Game: Holy Redeemer grad Alexis Lewis talks basketball

The MAAC Championships took place this weekend, and while Holy Redeemer grad Alexis Lewis and her Iona Gaels didn’t successfully defend their conference title, they did leave their mark. As the No. 5 seed, the Gaels blew out No. 4 Siena in the quarterfinals before falling to top-seeded Quinnipiac 64-59 in the semifinals on Sunday. […]

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College roundup: Holy Redeemer grad Alexis Lewis helps Iona advance

It took three tries, but the third time was the charm as Holy Redeemer grad Alexis Lewis and the fifth-seeded Iona women’s basketball team beat No. 4 Siena 67-47 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinal Saturday at the Times Union Center in Albany. Siena had gotten the better of the Gaels in the first […]

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Holy Redeemer grad Alexis Lewis, Iona primed to defend MAAC women’s basketball title

Things are different for the Iona College women’s basketball team this season. A year ago, the Gaels were the No. 2 seed won they won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship. This season, Iona is seeded fifth and slated to play a Siena team its lost to twice this year. However, despite the […]

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