College hockey

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2010, file photo, the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux logo hangs on Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. The university has unveiled part of a new $3 million branding initiative meant to strike a balance between academics and athletics and help the school move past the nickname controversy that has lingered for many years. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)
July 02, 2017 - 1:24 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — When Mark Kennedy took over as president of the University of North Dakota a year ago, he discovered that fans of the school's athletic teams were pledging allegiance to three different logos: a Fighting Hawk, a Fighting Sioux and an interlocking ND. "It was brand confusion on...
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Players line up prior to a hockey game Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, a group of 40 mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game spanning 11 days--or 251 hours, to be exact. Their goal is to raise $1 million for cancer research and break the Guinness World Record mark of 250 hours, 3 minutes, 20 seconds set during an outdoor game in Alberta in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
June 23, 2017 - 12:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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June 22, 2017 - 1:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, country music star Carrie Underwood performs the national anthem before Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series between the Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks, in Nashville, Tenn. Underwood is the wife of Predators center Mike Fisher. The town known as Music City has grabbed hold of the Nashville Predators with stars lining up to sing the national anthem or sing with the house band. Reaching the first Western Conference final in franchise history is spreading hockey fever far beyond the arena walls and the team’s loyal fans, sprouting Predators’ flags on front porches with upcoming opponents televised at barbecue joints. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
May 10, 2017 - 5:33 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The place known as Smashville is ready for its close-up. The Nashville Predators have reached their first Western Conference final in franchise history and that has spread hockey fever far beyond their arena and the team's loyal legion of fans. Stars from Carrie Underwood to...
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February 19, 2015 - 5:54 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Gilman W. Whiting, Vanderbilt University (THE CONVERSATION) Last week’s release of Black Ice – the memoir of Val James, the first African American to play in the NHL – brought me back...
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