Sunday, August 19, 2018
Colleges

Denver, Quinnipiac round out Frozen Four in Tampa

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Blake Hillman broke a tie with 4:32 left and Denver beat Ferris State 6-3 Sunday to advance to the Frozen Four in Tampa.

Nolan Zajac added another goal 25 seconds later, and Quentin Shore capped the scoring spree on a power play with 2:27 left in the West Region final. Hillman, Dylan Gambrell and Danton Heinen each had a goal and two assists, and Trevor Moore also scored for the Pioneers (25-9-6).

Denver faces No. 3 overall seed North Dakota in the national semifinals at 8:30 p.m. on April 7 at Amalie Arena. The Pioneers, who won the last of their eight titles in 2005, reached their 14th Frozen Four.

Denver had 13 goals over 24 hours; on Saturday the Pioneers routed Boston University 7-2.

Gerald Mayhew, Corey Mackin and Kyle Shempp scored for Ferris State (20-15-6), which beat No. 2 seed St. Cloud State 5-4 in overtime Saturday.

Heinen opened the scoring at 5:34 of the first off a rebound of Gambrell's shot. Mayhew tied it with 4:47 left in the first.

Gambrell put the Pioneers back on top with 1:20 left on a shot from the top of the faceoff circle; Ferris State tied it a minute later when Mackin's crossing pass deflected past goalie Tanner Jaillet.

Less than three minutes into the third, Hillman threaded a pass through the neutral zone to Moore, who beat Smith cleanly for a 3-2 lead. Schempp tied it on a power play with 12:33 left.

Quinnipiac 4, Mass. Lowell 1: Top overall seed Quinnipiac clinched its second Frozen Four berth in program history as four players scored for the Bobcats (31-3-7) in the East Region final at Albany, N.Y.

Quinnipiac's other Frozen Four trip was in 2013, where the Bobcats lost to Yale in the final.

The Bobcats outshot Massachusetts Lowell 35-15. Dylan Zink's goal put the River Hawks (25-10-5) ahead in the first period but Landon Smith, Sam Anas and Scott Davidson scored in the second as Quinnipiac took control. Travis St. Denis' goal capped it in the third.

In the first semifinal April 7, Quinnipiac faces Boston College (28-7-5), which reached its record 25th Frozen Four late Saturday. Teddy Doherty scored twice for the Eagles in a 3-2 victory over Minnesota-Duluth in the Northeast Region final in Worcester, Mass.

Comments
Why you should care about FSU-Samford: This ‘DuckTales’ parody song

Why you should care about FSU-Samford: This ‘DuckTales’ parody song

When Samford Hall of Famer Jimbo Fisher left Florida State for Texas A&M, we all needed a reason to care about the Division I-AA Bulldogs' Week 2 trip to Tallahassee.The internet, as usual, has come through with a video that needs a little context.Sa...
Published: 08/17/18
Full disclosure: My preseason AP Top 25 ballot

Full disclosure: My preseason AP Top 25 ballot

We'll find out where Miami, Florida State and the rest of Florida's teams start the season Monday when the AP releases its preseason Top 25 rankings.Until then, here's a sneak peek, in the form of the AP ballot I submitted last week.Clemson starts at...
Published: 08/17/18
Reduced seating capacity coming to college football, including Alabama

Reduced seating capacity coming to college football, including Alabama

The Rays aren't the only team looking to downsize their stadium capacity.It's becoming a trend in college football, too.The latest one is mighty Alabama. As part of the Bryant-Denny Stadium renovations expected to be announced today, the Crimson Tide...
Published: 08/16/18
Brian Burns looking to thrive in Florida State’s new-look defense

Brian Burns looking to thrive in Florida State’s new-look defense

BRADENTON — First-year coach Willie Taggart's plan to transform Florida State into a program built on lethal simplicity transcends the offense.The defense will try to live by that same two-word philosophy, which could help Brian Burns rebo...
Published: 08/15/18
Meet the Maryland coach and former Gator assistant at the center of a calamity

Meet the Maryland coach and former Gator assistant at the center of a calamity

Is Maryland’s DJ Durkin overly intense or just passionate? It depends on whom you ask.At the end of 2015, DJ Durkin addressed the Maryland football team for the first time. Some players viewed him with skepticism, the natural reaction of hypercompeti...
Published: 08/15/18
After Maryland, FSU’s Walt Bell excited to be in ‘family atmosphere’

After Maryland, FSU’s Walt Bell excited to be in ‘family atmosphere’

BRADENTON — New FSU offensive coordinator Walt Bell approached reporters Tuesday morning at IMG Academy seemingly resigned to the fact two subjects would arise: the Seminoles' quarterback derby and the ugly allegations surrounding Maryland...
Published: 08/14/18
Maryland apologizes for the heatstroke death of football player Jordan McNair

Maryland apologizes for the heatstroke death of football player Jordan McNair

University of Maryland president Wallace Loh and the school’s athletic director, Damon Evans, met privately with the family of Jordan McNair and apologized Tuesday for the school’s role in the young football player’s June death.Loh spoke at a news co...
Published: 08/14/18
Florida State football quick hits: Road trip bonding and quarterback battle

Florida State football quick hits: Road trip bonding and quarterback battle

BRADENTON — Although the recruiting advantage of Florida State's trip to IMG Academy is debatable, some of the other perks of the road trip are hard to deny.Like the camaraderie that comes with the bus ride down.QB Bailey Hockman said some...
Published: 08/13/18
Willie Taggart doesn’t see recruiting perks in FSU’s IMG Academy trip

Willie Taggart doesn’t see recruiting perks in FSU’s IMG Academy trip

BRADENTON — Florida State coach Willie Taggart presumably had many off-campus sites where he could have taken the Seminoles for this week's portion of preseason camp.So why IMG Academy?"Look around…" Taggart said.There's the sparking...
Published: 08/13/18
Florida Gators’ Van Jefferson can play this fall

Florida Gators’ Van Jefferson can play this fall

Florida receiver Van Jefferson can play immediately after receiving a waiver by the SEC, the Gators announced Monday morning.Jefferson needed the waiver after transferring from Ole Miss because of its NCAA mess. In two years with the Rebels, he had 9...
Published: 08/13/18