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SEC Moves Forward Alone On Domestic Violence Rule

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hoover, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters even if it means they land in a rival league. It’s a rare move that could put the SEC, which won seven straight national titles from 2006-2012, at a competitive disadvantage in some cases. So far, no other conference has put a similar rule into …

The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hanover — When David Desaulniers needs to get things going, he will come up with some crazy stuff. “The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen!” he once bellowed in the heat of a race. There were no wolves out there on the water, just eight pairs of legs driving the University of New Hampshire …

Wisconsin’s Ryan Retiring After 2015-16 Campaign

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball world Monday when he …

Virginia Wins First CWS Title

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school’s first baseball national championship. The Cavaliers (44-24) prevailed in the CWS finals rematch against …

Playing Time Not Key to Blaiklock’s Value

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In an era when players complain and transfer schools because of a real or perceived lack of playing time, Emma Blaiklock stands out. A former three-sport athlete at Woodstock Union High School, the 20-year-old now suits up for the Castleton State softball team. And even then, she usually …

Upper Valley Athletes in College

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Here’s a look at what some graduates of Upper Valley high schools did this spring as members of collegiate varsity teams: Baseball Holy Cross was 24-26 with sophomore pitcher Joe Cravero appearing three times as a reliever and …

Mistrial Granted in Football Players’ Rape Case

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. — A judge has granted a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in the dorm-room rape of a student, saying “bias has been clearly shown.” Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins on Tuesday ruled in favor of defense attorneys who said a …

Defending Champ Back in CWS Finals

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Defending national champion Vanderbilt returned to the College World Series finals after Walker Buehler and John Kilichowski combined on a five-hitter and Rhett Wiseman homered in a 7-1 victory over TCU on Friday. The Commodores (50-19) move to the best-of-three finals starting Monday against the …

John David Crow, 1957 Heisman Winner, Dies

Friday, June 19, 2015

College Station, Texas — John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university said Crow died …

TCU Eliminates LSU

Friday, June 19, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Trey Teakell pitched 4 1⁄ 3 innings of no-hit relief, Dane Steinhagen drove in three runs and TCU defeated LSU 8-4 in a College World Series elimination game Thursday night. The Horned Frogs (51-14), who beat the No. 2 national seed for the second time …

Gators Blast Canes

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Harrison Bader led off the game with the first of Florida’s four home runs, Alex Faedo and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, and the Gators knocked Miami out of the College World Series with a 10-2 win Wednesday night. It was the second time …

Morrison, TCU Letter-Perfect

Monday, June 15, 2015

Omaha, Neb. (ap) — Preston Morrison limited LSU to five hits and a run in seven innings, and TCU capitalized on LSU starter Jared Poche’s middle-inning struggles in a 10-3 victory at the College World Series on Sunday. The Horned Frogs (50-13), in the CWS for the second …

Leslie Leads Hall of Fame Class

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Knoxville, Tenn. — Lisa Leslie wants today’s generation of players to respect the game and its history. While entering the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist thanked the women who preceded her …