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FILE - In this March 26, 1971, file photo, coaches John Wooden of UCLA, left, and Jack Kraft of Villanova, whose basketball teams meet for the NCAA Championship exchange greetings during team workouts at the Astrodome in Houston. Villanova officials say former head basketball coach John "Jack" Kraft, who led the Wildcats to 238 victories over a dozen seasons and a 1971 title game appearance, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New Jersey. He was 93. (AP Photo/File)

Jack Kraft, Villanova Basketball Coach, Was 93

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Villanova, Pa. — Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni and Howard Porter, has died. He was 93. He died Thursday in New Jersey, the school said in a statement Friday. Kraft coached the Wildcats for a dozen seasons and finished with …

Eagles, New QB Pull Away From Minutemen

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, carrying Boston College to a 30-7 victory over in-state rival Massachusetts on Saturday in the season opener for both schools. Murphy, a graduate transfer who played nine games for Florida last season before missing the final three with a sprained throwing …

College Football: Crimson Tide Good Enough to Win

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Atlanta — Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday. Sims was 24-for-33 for 250 yards and added 42 running, playing the entire opener …

Dartmouth Notebook: Big Green WR Makes Quick Adjustment

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hanover — When Joseph Cook joined the Dartmouth College football team from a big-time California high school program last year, he brought a not-uncommon assumption that he’d immediately be an impact player. The farther one strays from the …

UMass, BC Renew an Old Rivalry

Friday, August 29, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The statue of Doug Flutie outside Boston College’s Alumni Stadium was playfully defaced this week when someone — presumably by a UMass supporter — draped a Minuteman jersey over it. Flutie retweeted a photo with …

Back at the Track, Stewart Looking to Heal

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hampton, Ga. — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the …

BYU Crushes UConn

Friday, August 29, 2014

East Hartford, Conn. — That didn’t go so well. BYU slammed UConn 35-10 before 35,150 in the season opener for both schools at Rentschler Field Friday night. Cougars junior quarterback Taysom Hill had a hand in all five touchdowns throwing for three and running for two more, including …

By Don’s Early Light: Soccer Kicking Away Collegiate Mission

Thursday, August 28, 2014

When it comes to collegiate soccer, Dartmouth College’s Drew Galbraith is a know-it-all. What would you expect from the chair of the NCAA Division I men’s soccer committee? He sees all and knows all. That’s why he might appear a bit conflicted these days. You see, the collegiate …

Playoff Era Kicks Off, at Last

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new era in college football is here. After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff. It’s new, it’s exciting and, …

Local Roundup: Hanover Golfers Sweep Opener

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High golf team opened its season with a sweep of Windham, Hollis-Brookline and Trinity at Hanover Golf Club’s par-34 front nine. The Marauders’ Pat Dyroff shot a 35 to earn the medal. He was followed by teammates Phin Choukas (36), Josh Goodrich (37), Andrew …

USC’s Shaw Admits to Lying About Injuries, Rescue

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Los Angeles — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school …

Big Green Football Not Big-Headed

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hanover — Five years ago, the Dartmouth College football team was coming off a winless season and its coaches, players and fans could only dream about finishing third in the Ivy League. Now, being picked by league media …

Union Talk Fades at Northwestern

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp. Sing-alongs before practice, a watermelon-eating contest afterwards. …