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Ex-Minn. coach Lucia picked to run new CCHA hockey league

Jun. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

Former Minnesota coach Don Lucia was named commissioner Wednesday of the newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an NCAA Division I league set to start in the 2021-22 season. Lucia won two national championships and made five trips to the Frozen Four over 19 seasons running the Gophers, until retiring...

A Morgan County, Ala. investigator works at the scene, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Valhermoso Springs, Ala., where numerous people were found fatally shot. Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire early Friday, authorities said. (Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Seven people found dead inside burning house in Alabama

Jun. 5, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

VALHERMOSO SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) — Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire early Friday, authorities said. Morgan County deputies put out the fire before firefighters arrived and found three women and four men shot dead inside,...

FILE - In this March 23, 2007, file photo, Alabama-Huntsville's Shaun Arvai, left, kneels on the ice after Alabama-Huntsville lost 3-2 to Notre Dame in two overtimes in a semifinal of the NCAA men's hockey Midwest Regional in Grand Rapids, Mich. When the word came down in one of those end-of-the-week news dumps that Alabama-Huntsville was dropping its men's hockey team,  it hit especially hard. UAH also eliminated its men's and women's tennis teams at the same time it announced hockey's demise _ all in the name of balancing a bottom line that has taken a huge hit during the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Adam Bird, File)

Column: A college hockey program worth saving in Alabama

May. 29, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

They've always been an outlier, a major college hockey program in the Deep South. As with most pioneers, they've teetered on the brink of failure, shouldered through plenty of skepticism and ridicule. That only made it more imperative to save the Chargers of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. When the word...

Alabama-Huntsville hockey gets another chance

May. 29, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama-Huntsville’s hockey program has gotten a reprieve — for now. Athletic director Cade Smith said Friday that “numerous individual donors” had combined to raise more than $500,000 this week to help save the program from the chopping block. Two other...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2004 file photo, Little Richard performs at Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, NY.  Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday, May 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)

Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater

May. 21, 2020 6:52 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at a memorial service at his alma mater where he was laid to rest Wednesday. Mourners gathered at Oakwood University to pay their respects, many wearing face masks and...