FORT KENT — Joe McCloskey piled up a career-high 36 points and pulled down 11 rebounds on Thursday to power the University of Maine-Fort Kent to an 82-68 men’s basketball victory over Vermont Tech.

McCloskey, who went 14-for-16 from the foul line, also blocked four shots.

Qaadir Ali finished with 16 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals for the Bengals and Mauro Vicic netted 15 points.

Jamal Hughes led Vermont Tech with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Logan White hit five 3’s on his way to 16 points.

Women’s Basketball

UMFK 68, Vermont Tech 29

At Fort Kent, the Bengals forced 20 turnovers and held the visitors to 25 percent shooting to earn the win.

Sam Carapellucci sparked the University of Maine-Fort Kent with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Ericka Saucier logged 14 points, seven blocked shots and five rebounds. Danielle Carrillo tossed in 15 points and Alexis Warne added eight points and six assists.

Vermont Tech was led by Daisi Poole’s 13 points.


Snyder going into Hall of Fame

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder will be among the 2015 inductees for the College Football Hall of Fame, according to reports Thursday.

The 2015 class will be announced Friday morning in Dallas. The 75-year-old Snyder will be just the fourth active coach to enter the Hall of Fame. The others are Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden and John Gagliardi of Division III St. John’s.

Durkin named Michigan coach

Michigan named D.J. Durkin defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

Durkin spent five seasons at Florida and coached the Gators in the Birmingham Bowl after coach Will Muschamp was fired.

Durkin was linebackers coach until 2013, when he became Florida’s defensive coordinator. He coached under Harbaugh at Stanford from 2007 to 2009.

Aguayo to stay at FSU

Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo announced he will return to Florida State for his redshirt junior season.

The two-time All-American and two-time finalist for the Lou Groza Award given to the nation’s top kicker has made 48 of his 52 (92.3 percent) career field-goal attempts and all of his 149 extra points. He made 23 consecutive field-goal attempts spanning the 2013-14 seasons, and was named first team All-America by the Associated Press, Sporting News, AFCA and Walter Camp.

Aguayo is the top-rated kicker in the nation by and was the No. 90 overall prospect in the country eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft before Thursday’s announcement.

LSU, BYU in 2017 Kickoff Classic

LSU will face BYU in the 2017 Kickoff Classic at NRG Stadium in Houston, it was announced Thursday.

For LSU, it will be their second appearance in the game. The Tigers beat Wisconsin 28-24 in the 2014 game. The 2017 Kickoff Classic will be played on Sept. 2.

The 2015 Kickoff Classic will pit Texas A&M against Arizona State and the 2016 games will feature Oklahoma against Houston.

Sanford to stay at Boise State

Boise State offensive coordinator Mike Sanford Jr. interviewed for same job at Ohio State and decided to remain with the Broncos, according to a Sports Illustrated report Thursday.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is looking to fill a vacancy created when offensive coordinator Tom Herman leaves after three seasons to become head coach at Houston. Herman is remaining with the Buckeyes through the College Football Playoff Championship game on Monday night.

Under Sanford, a former Boise State quarterback, the Broncos led the Mountain West this season in total offense at 494.3 yards per game and ranked in the top 10 nationally in scoring at 39.7 points per game.