College Sports Archive

  • Hays: LaFontaine-Kussmann lifts Washington

    Washington scored the NCAA tournament's biggest upset, knocking off top-seeded Portland in penalty kicks. For Huskies goalie Jorden LaFontaine-Kussmann, it's not the first time she's beaten the odds.

    Nov 17 | By Graham Hays

  • No. 2 BC defeats BU in women's soccer tourney

    BC came out on top, but BU made the first-round NCAA tournament game one to remember.

    Nov 13 1:39 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: For love of country

    The uniform former Washington center fielder Alyson McWherter wore on the field helped shape her future; the uniform she wears now will help protect ours.

    Nov 11 | By Graham Hays

  • Softball coach in Ohio who won 906 games dies

    Donna Newberry, who won more than 900 games as the softball coach at Muskingum University, has died at age 58.

    Nov 11 1:34 AM ET

  • Hays: Five burning NCAA tournament questions

    Will defending champion UNC repeat? Which first- and second-round matchups are the most compelling? Graham Hays answers five burning questions on the women's soccer bracket.

    Nov 8 | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Defense key for Oregon State, Florida State

    Oregon State was a surprise in the NCAA tournament last season. The Beavers may have lost a few weapons on offense, but they're still a force to be reckoned with.

    Nov 2 3:07 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • North Dakota, Southern Utah joining Big Sky

    The University of North Dakota and Southern Utah are joining the Big Sky Conference, effective in July 2012.

    Nov 1 7:27 PM ET

  • Hays: Hofstra among unlikely contenders

    Hofstra has mined local talent and even resorted to creative recruiting to fill a few holes -- but the result is one of the top teams in the country.

    Oct 26 10:42 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Courtney Barg's return fuels Notre Dame

    Just in time for the end of the Big East regular season, Courtney Barg returned to Notre Dame's lineup. The versatile midfielder could be the difference for the Irish.

    Oct 19 10:01 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Lambert sits vs. BYU year after ponytail incident

    New Mexico defender Elizabeth Lambert became an Internet sensation when she was caught on video last November yanking a BYU player to the ground by the ponytail.

    Oct 17 3:08 AM ET

  • Hays: Maryland's perfect fit

    Maryland is finally making some noise in the ACC because the Terps are in perfect shape to take advantage of every opportunity.

    Oct 12 3:46 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • BC women's soccer loses lead, falls to Maryland

    BC women's soccer can win, but the Eagles need to hold on to a lead first.

    Oct 8 12:23 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Virginia is mentally tough enough

    To compete in the tough-as-nails ACC, you have to be mentally tough. Virginia is proving it has the mindset -- and the talent -- to make some noise.

    Oct 5 11:17 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Furtuna Velaj's road from Kosovo to Quinnipiac

    Furtuna Velaj fled Kosovo at a young age, leaving everything behind. But thanks to soccer, she has found a world of opportunities in America.

    Oct 4 10:28 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Court's neutrality leaves Trojans 'SC' of record

    The Supreme Court won't decide who really owns the initials "SC" when it comes to college sports: the University of Southern California or the University of South Carolina.

    Oct 4 11:12 AM ET

  • Hays: DiMartino, Mewis power Boston College

    Victoria DiMartino and Kristen Mewis have been friends and teammates for the better part of a decade. Their relationship on and off the team is part of Boston College's success.

    Sep 28 8:26 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • No. 4 Boston College soccer stuns No. 1 UNC

    After going 0-11-0 all-time against UNC, BC women's soccer defeated the No. 1 team.

    Sep 24 12:09 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Portland eyes elusive No. 1 seed

    Despite winning all but one of the games on their regular-season slate, Portland was denied a No. 1 seed in two of the past four NCAA tournaments. This year, the Pilots don't plan to give the selection committee an opportunity to send them on the road.

    Sep 21 8:31 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Lyon a model of strength

    Against all odds, Indiana coach Mick Lyon and his wife, Elizabeth, were both diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an incommunicable disease. Their strength and spirit has inspired the Hoosiers and the community.

    Sep 17 4:36 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Texas A&M starts season with big wins

    No. 7 Texas A&M took its show on the road for the first time with a weekend swing through the Hoosier State and came away with a 5-2 win at Indiana on Friday and a 2-1 overtime win at Purdue on Sunday to improve to 6-1-0 this season.

    Sep 14 4:11 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Dorrance wins No. 700

    Anson Dorrance added another accolade to his already impressive résumé this weekend, guiding rebuilding UNC to career victory No. 700.

    Sep 7 12:46 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Johnson: Academic questions for college sports

    Just once I'd like to see one of my media colleagues break down a program's graduation rates and academic strategy with the same rigor they do offenses, defenses, coaching moves and matchups.

    Aug 25 3:08 PM ET | By Roy S. Johnson

  • BC women's soccer happy with tie vs. Stanford

    A tie is not a win, but it's not a loss, either. That was good enough for Boston College against Stanford.

    Aug 25 12:11 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • N. Mexico soccer player back after hair-pull ban

    New Mexico women's soccer player Elizabeth Lambert has been reinstated after serving a two-game suspension for her role in a widely publicized endgame fracas last fall.

    Aug 24 4:45 PM ET

  • USC women's soccer ready to get back on top

    After winning the national championship in 2007, the USC women's soccer team is ready to recapture the success of that season.

    Aug 20 4:08 PM ET | By Scott French