CLEVELAND (AP) — London Fletcher looked down and traced his unlikely path to football stardom.
From more than 1,000 feet above his hometown, Fletcher gazed out one of the Goodyear Blimp's...
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — J.R. Lynch had 21 points as Hartford topped UMass Lowell 78-70 in the America East Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jaron Cornish registered 16 points as Stony Brook narrowly beat Hartford 68-63 on Tuesday night.
Akwasi Yeboah had 12 points and eight rebounds for Stony Brook...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Travis Weatherington had 18 points to lead five Hartford players in double figures as the Hawks narrowly defeated UMass Lowell 75-73 on Saturday. John Carroll added 15 points...
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — George Blagojevic tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds to lift Hartford to a 70-50 win over New Hampshire on Thursday night.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 25 points as Vermont narrowly beat Hartford 77-75 on Saturday.
Lamb hit 10 of 12 from the free throw line.
Ernie Duncan had 16 points for Vermont (21-5, 11-1 America East Conference), which won its sixth consecutive game. Stef Smith added 12 points.
J.R. Lynch had 21 points for the Hawks (13-13, 6-5). Jason Dunne added 16 points. John Carroll had 13 points.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elijah Olaniyi scored a career-high 28 points, Akwasi Yeboah added 16 points and 14 rebounds and Stony Brook, despite some tense moments down the stretch, defeated Hartford 86-77 on Saturday night.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jason Dunne scored 18 points, John Carroll had 14 points, and hot-shooting Hartford set a school record with 19 3-pointers in an 86-60 victory over Binghamton on Wednesday night.
Dunne opened the game with a defensive rebound followed by the first of his six 3-pointers. The Hawks raced to an 11-2 lead and never trailed, leading by 20 at one point in the first half and 44-27 at the break after shooting 57 percent and making 12 3-pointers.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ahmad Clark scored 22 points, Antonio Rizzuto added 21 more and Albany fended off Hartford 80-77 Saturday to break a five-game losing streak.
Cam Healy added 19 for the Great Danes (6-15, 1-5 America East Conference) including a pair of late free throws, and Adam Lulka scored 13.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — J.R. Lynch scored a career-high 29 points on seven 3-pointers and Hartford rolled to a 74-39 win over New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
John Carroll added 13 points and six rebounds for the Hawks (10-10, 3-2 America East Conference). George Blagojevic led the team with 12 rebounds in addition to his nine points.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored a career-high 35 points, and Obadiah Noel's jump shot with 54 seconds served as the go-ahead basket and UMass Lowell beat Hartford 76-73 on Saturday.
Lutete made 11 of 18 from the field, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range, Noel scored 23 and Josh Gantz scored 10.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — John Carroll scored 22 points, including two free throws with .5 seconds remaining, and Hartford defeated Maine 77-76 on Wednesday night.
Carroll's free throws capped a last-minute rally in which Hartford scored eight points in the final 25 seconds and overcame a five-point deficit.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 21 points and 12 rebounds and led five Vermont players in double-figure scoring as the Catamounts cruised to an 81-62 victory over Hartford on Saturday night for its fourth straight win.
Vermont (13-4, 3-0 America East Conference) avenged last season's 69-68 loss at home to Hartford (8-9, 1-1) that snapped its nine-game win streak against the Hawks dating to Jan. 29, 2014.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — George Blagojevic scored Hartford's first six points in overtime, J.R. Lynch added a free throw, each scored 16 and Hartford edged UMBC 66-64 Wednesday night.
Travis Weatherington scored 15 points with four 3-pointers and John Carroll added 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Hawks (8-8, 1-0 America East Conference), who eked out their second straight overtime win.
Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches.
Young was the Heisman Trophy runner-up and led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship with a memorable performance in the Rose Bowl against Southern California. Ismail, better known as Rocket, was an electric receiver and kick returner for the Fighting Irish and the Heisman runner-up in 1990.
CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the new college football Hall of Famers has an inflated ego — and more.
The Goodyear Blimp, which has become a staple at major sports events for more than 60 years, is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first nonplayer or coach to be inducted.
As a nod to its influence and legacy to the game, the iconic airship joins a stellar class that will be enshrined at the National Football Foundation's award banquet in December.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jason Dunne nailed five from long range to total 19 points and John Carroll added 18 as Hartford held off Bowling Green 76-63 on Saturday afternoon.
J.R. Lynch added 16 points, making 12 of 12 from the line, with three steals and three assists for Hartford (3-6).
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Sean Hoehn scored 22 points, Cameron Parker posted his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 assists and Sacred Heart defeated Hartford 98-89 Tuesday night, halting a three-game skid.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — John Carroll and Jason Dunne combined to score 37 points and Hartford used a big first-half run to rout Division-III Western New England, 93-53, and pick up its second victory of the season on Saturday.
The Hawks lost all four games in the MGM Resorts Main Event Tournament, including both games in Las Vegas this week. The game was Hartford's first home game since the season-opening loss to Central Connecticut.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — John Carroll made 8 of 13 shots and finished with 22 points to lead Hartford to its first victory of the season, beating Quinnipiac 68-54 on Thursday night.
Carroll, who had 14 points in the first half, also pulled down eight rebounds while dishing out three assists for Hartford (1-3). George Blagojevic added 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds with six of those coming on the offensive end. J.R. Lynch chipped in 11 points with eight assists and two steals.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon continued his hot start to the season, scoring a season-high 22 points to lead No. 18 Mississippi State to a 77-59 victory over Hartford on Sunday.
Tyson Carter added 14 points for Mississippi State (2-0), and Aric Holman had 12 points and eight rebounds. Nick Weatherspoon had 10 points.
Jason Dunne led Hartford (0-3) with 17 points, and John Carroll added 16.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Dwayne Brown Jr. tied his career high with 24 points and Utah State scored its second straight 100-point game Friday night with a 100-73 win over Hartford.
Sam Merrill and Tauriawn Knight scored 14 points apiece and Quinn Taylor added 12 for the Aggies, who beat Montana State 101-71 in their season opener on Tuesday.
HONOLULU (AP) — Former state Sen. Clayton Hee says he's abandoning his campaign for governor.
Hee said in a statement Monday he can't outspend the other two candidates for the Democratic nomination. Hee says he believes both Gov. David Ige and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will spend millions of dollars before the Aug. 11 primary election.
Hee says he can't match the "huge sums of money" his opponents are prepared to spend as well as the political action committees that have formed on their behalf.
BALTIMORE (AP) — K.J. Maura scored 18 points with three 3-pointers and five assists, Arkel Lamar added 13 points with eight rebounds, and No. 2 seed UMBC beat third-seeded Hartford 75-60 in Tuesday night's America East Conference Tournament semifinal.
Jairus Lyles added 13 points with two steals and Jourdan Grant had 11 points for the Retrievers (23-10), who hit 10 3s and advance to Saturday's championship game against top-seeded Vermont.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — John Carroll scored 21 points with 11 of 13 free throws, J.R. Lynch added 19 points, and third-seeded Hartford beat sixth-seeded New Hampshire 71-60 in Saturday's America East Conference Tournament quarterfinal.
Jason Dunne had four steals and scored 15 points, including his 1,000th career point, for the Hawks (19-12), who will face No. 2 seed Maryland-Baltimore County in Tuesday's semifinal.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — K.J. Maura scored a career-high 25 points with a career-tying six 3-pointers, Joe Sherburne added 13 points and three 3s and Maryland, Baltimore County beat Hartford 62-53 on Tuesday night in a battle for the No. 2 seed in the America East Tournament.
Maura, whose previous high was 24 points, scored 18 points in the first half with four 3-pointers.
HONOLULU (AP) — Former state senator Clayton Hee is joining the race to be Hawaii governor.
The Democrat said Tuesday tax dollars should pay for health care, affordable housing and universal preschool instead of projects like Honolulu's planned rail line. He says he's running to stop spending on projects that are "out of control."
Hee was first elected to the state House in 1982, when he represented Molokai, Lanai and west Maui. He represented windward Oahu in the state Senate.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — John Carroll grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and scored 23 points and Hartford rallied to beat Binghamton 67-57 on Saturday to win its fourth straight and retain a top-three spot in the America East Tournament.
Hassan Attia added 12 points and J.R. Lynch had nine points and five steals for the Hawks (18-11, 11-4), who made 18 free throws in sweeping the season series against the Bearcats (11-19, 2-13), who have lost 10 of their last 11.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — J.R. Lynch scored 17 points and Hartford beat New Hampshire 65-56 on Wednesday night.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Jason Dunne made five 3-pointers and scored 26 points and Hartford ended Vermont's nation-best 15-game winning streak with a 69-68 victory on Sunday.
Hartford's Hassan Attia dunked with 1:41 left for the game's final points. Vermont (22-6, 12-1 America East) missed a 3-pointer with 1:20 to go and then had two shots blocked at the rim in the final seconds by John Carroll and Attia.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jason Dunne scored 19 points with four 3-pointers and nine rebounds, J.R. Lynch scored 13 points and made four free throws in the final 16 seconds, and Hartford beat Maine 67-63 on Thursday night.
John Carroll and Travis Weatherington scored 10 points apiece for the Hawks (15-11, 8-4 America East Conference), who shot just 35 percent from the field but made 18 free throws.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored 21 points, Travis Charles had 14 and nine rebounds and Albany beat Harford 69-63 on Sunday.
David Nichols also scored 14 points, Costa Anderson 11 and Greg Stire grabbed 11 rebounds for the Great Danes (19-8, 7-5 America East) who have won three of their last four contests. Cremo made 11 of Albany's 21 free throws.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Dunne scored 20 points, J.R. Lynch 19, including five of six free throws in the final minute and Hartford held off a surging Stony Brook 73-64 Saturday night, winning a third straight.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Jason Dunne scored 24 points with six 3-pointers, J.R. Lynch added 17 points, and Hartford beat New Hampshire 79-62 on Wednesday night for coach John Gallagher's 100th career win, ending a six-game skid against the Wildcats.
John Carroll scored 12 points and Jack Hobbs added 11 for the Hawks (13-10, 6-3 America East Conference), who hit 11 3-pointers and shot 55.1 percent from the field to New Hampshire's 36.4 percent. George Blagojevic grabbed 11 rebounds.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Jason Dunne had 20 points and Jack Hobbs scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to help Hartford rally from a 26-point deficit for a 77-70 victory over UMass Lowell on Saturday night.
J.R. Lynch added 17 points, four assists and four steals, John Carroll scored 10 and Hassan Attia had eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Hartford (12-10, 5-3 America East).
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — J.R. Lynch scored 15 points and made 10 assists and three steals as Hartford defeated Maine 86-68 Thursday night with seven players scoring at least nine points.
Jack Hobbs added 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting, four of those from 3-point range, Jason Dunne scored 12, John Carroll and George Blagojevic each scored 11 points. Travis Weatherington tossed in 10. Six players in double figures is a season-high for Hartford (11-9, 4-2 America East Conference).
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — John Carroll scored 24 points, Hassan Attia added a career-high 20 and Hartford beat UMass Lowell 84-73 on Wednesday night for its sixth win in eight games.
J.R. Lynch had 19 points and a career-high nine assists, and Jason Dunne scored 11 for the Hawks (9-8, 2-1 America East Conference), who shot 56.9 percent from the floor.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tyrell Sturdivant knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key with five seconds left to send Stony Brook to a 63-61 victory over Hartford on Saturday.
Akwasi Yeboah scored seven of his 14 points in the final eight-plus minutes to lead a late surge for the Seawolves (7-9, 2-0 America East Conference), who beat the Hawks (8-8, 1-1) for the 10th straight time. Junior Saintel added 14 points and four steals, while Sturdivant and UC Iroegbu scored 10.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — J.R. Lynch and John Carroll scored 17 points apiece to help Hartford hold off Albany for a 72-64 win on Wednesday night in the America East Conference opener for both teams.
Lynch and Carroll combined for 10-of-17 shooting from the field, including 5 of 5 from 3-point range, and made 9-of-9 free throws. Travis Weatherington and Jason Dunne each had 12 points for Hartford (8-7).
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Hartford had just upset a Big Ten team on its home court, but coach John Gallagher was already looking ahead.
The Hawks stunned Rutgers, 60-58 on Thursday night, handing the Scarlet Knights a second consecutive home court loss to a team from the America East Conference.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — John Carroll scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Hassan Attia scored 11 points to go with another nine rebounds as Hartford pulled off its first win at Rutgers, nipping the Scarlet Knights 60-58 on Thursday night.
Rutgers needed a late 20-5 run to recover from a 13-point deficit late and hold off Hartford last season.
J.R. Lynch and Jason Dunne each had 14 points and combined to hit six 3s for the Hawks.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Franklin Porter scored 21 points and Portland used a strong first half to defeat Hartford 78-67 on Tuesday night.
JoJo Walker added 18 points and Marcus Shaver Jr. had 17 for the Pilots (5-7). Josh McSwiggan had four of Portland's 10 3-pointers and had 14 points.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jerome Robinson scored 23 points and Ky Bowman added 21 to lead Boston College over Hartford 73-61 on Saturday.
Jordan Chatman returned the lineup after missing the Nebraska game with a shoulder injury and finished with 12 points. Nik Popovic added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
"They can shoot the ball," Robinson said. "It was tough for us for a little bit, but we ended up pulling it out."
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Blake Francis, Devin Liggeons and JoJo Cooper each made three 3-pointers and Wagner defeated Hartford 72-50 on Sunday.
The Seahawks (4-1) have won three straight and are off to their best start in Bashir Mason's six-year tenure as head coach.
Francis scored 17 points, Liggeons 14 with six rebounds and Cooper added 13 points with eight assists. The Seahawks shot 48 percent overall and 53 percent (10 of 19) from the arc.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — John Carroll scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, J.R. Lynch scored 18 on four 3-pointers and Hartford's early lead survived a strong finish by Miami (Ohio) 68-58 Sunday night in the finale of the Jamaica Classic tournament.
Jason Dunne scored 11 points with five assists for the Hawks (3-2), Jack Hobbs scored 10 and went 4-for-4 at the line. Lynch also pulled down 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has signed guards Tyler Herro, Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson to national letters of intent.
Rivals and 247 Sports rate the 6-foot-4, 180-pound Quickley among the top 13 nationally and the top three at his position. He averaged 23.7 points and 7.2 assists per game last season for John Carroll School in Bel Air, Maryland, and was part of last summer's Team USA Under-19 World Cup squad led by Wildcats coach John Calipari.
LAWERENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Stevie Jordan scored 19 points with nine rebounds and eight assists as Rider dealt Hartford its first loss of the season, 89-53 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Allen added 16 points and Tyere Marshall scored 11 points with 11 rebounds for the Broncs (2-1).
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — John Carroll led a balanced attack with 15 points, Hassan Attia had a double-double and Hartford defeated Division-III Gordon College 80-63 on Sunday.
Attia had 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jack Hobbs, Jason Dunn and reserve Travis Weatherington had 11 points apiece for the Hawks (2-0).
Behind the 6-foot-10 Attia, who had two blocks, Hartford had 36 points in the paint and limited the Fighting Scots to 18.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — John Carroll, who had a career-high 26 points, hit a late jumper in the extra period to give Hartford just enough cushion to hold off Central Connecticut State for an 85-84 overtime win on Friday night.
Carroll's jumper gave Hartford an 81-79 lead with 1:28 remaining. Jack Hobbs and Travis Weatherington made four straight free throws to seal the win. CCSU's Tyler Kohl hit a trey in the last second for the final score.
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won re-election Tuesday, easily defeating his Republican opponent John Carroll in heavily Democratic Hawaii.
The win gives Schatz his first full term in the U.S. Senate.
"I'm honored by the support that the people of Hawaii have shown me," Schatz told the AP in a telephone interview Tuesday. "We've got tremendous work to do in terms of healing the divisions that were exposed during the campaign and on Election Day, but I'm ready to get to work."