College Sports

Elite Swimmers’ Worst Nightmare

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It’s described as a swimmer’s high — a euphoric mix of pain, confusion, determination and physical exertion that pushes the human body to its absolute limit. And according to those involved in the sport, it’s a common element of competitive swim training. It’s also potentially fatal. Inches beneath the surface, swimmers perform dolphin kicks at a furious pace, hoping to …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Women End Winless Skid

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s hockey team closed out its home slate with a 5-0 win over Brown on Saturday at Thompson Arena. The Big Green (5-16-3, 5-10-3 ECAC) ended a 15-game winless streak. The Bears fell to 3-19-3, 1-14-3. Brown’s loss came the night after a 3-3 tie at Harvard. Dartmouth senior Ailish Forfar had a goal and two assists, while …

College Basketball: K-State Stuns Oklahoma

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Manhattan, Kan. — Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again. D.J. Johnson added 12 points and Justin Edwards 11 for the Wildcats (14-9, 3-7), who snapped the Sooners’ four-game win streak by holding in check player of the year front-runner …

Ivy League Men’s Basketball: Columbia Edges Brown

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Providence, r.i. — Grant Mullins scored 25 points, including two free throws with six seconds left to help Columbia bounce back from its first Ivy League loss Friday to earn a 77-73 win over Brown on Saturday. Columbia took a 37-31 lead into the break, but the lead …

Big Green Left in the Dark in Loss

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s Leede Arena was thrown into blackness with 31 seconds remaining in Saturday’s women’s basketball game between Dartmouth College and visiting Pennsylvania. But even the suddenly power failure couldn’t obscure the hard truth for the …

Louisville Hands Itself Postseason Ban

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Louisville, Ky. — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at …

Ivy Basketball: Yale Tops Columbia, Takes Over First

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Haven, Conn. — Brandon Sherrod scored 25 — and set the Division I single-season record for consecutive field goals made — to help Yale beat Columbia 86-72 Friday and take over sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings. Justin Sears added 27 points for …

College Roundup: Early Goals Sink Big Green Men’s Hockey

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Haven, Conn. — Three first-period goals caused the majority of the damage Friday night at Ingalls Rink as Yale defeated the Dartmouth men’s hockey team, 5-1, in a battle of ranked programs. The 11th-ranked Bulldogs (13-5-4, 7-4-3) swept the season series with the 20th-ranked Big Green (11-10-1, …

Net Loss: Once-Powerful Dartmouth Women Struggle on the Ice

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — The last time the Dartmouth College women’s hockey team won a game, Ben Carson was a relevant presidential candidate, gasoline cost more than $2 per gallon and rock singer Scott Weiland was still alive. The Big …

Jack Riley, Dartmouth Grad and U.S. Olympic Coach, Dies

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — Jack Riley, a key contributor to the Dartmouth College men’s hockey program on either side of World War II who went on to a storied college and international hockey coaching career, died on Wednesday at the …

Villanova Thumps Creighton

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Villanova, Pa. — Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night. Josh Hart added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East), …

No. 1 Oklahoma Cruises

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Norman, Okla. — Buddy Hield scored 17 points to help No. 1 Oklahoma defeat TCU 95-72 on Tuesday night. Hield, the nation’s No. 2 scorer, was held well below his 26.2 average, but he shot an efficient 7-for-13 from the field and made 3-of-8 3-point attempts. Hield was …

Louisville Trips Up Tar Heels

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Louisville, Ky. — Damion Lee scored 24 points, including two free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining, to help No. 19 Louisville upset No. 2 North Carolina 71-65 on Monday night, ending the Tar Heels’ 12-game winning streak. After scoring just six points in Saturday’s loss to then-No. 11 …