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Winston Should Leave FSU for NFL

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A top college football school always dreads the possibility of its star leaving early for the NFL. Always. Exception to the rule: Florida State ought to be welcoming the idea of Jameis Winston going pro after the season — and taking his tarnished Heisman Trophy with him. The university has been a national punchline with Winston as its most visible campus personality. FSU hasn’t exactly distinguished itself in its handling …

Dartmouth Graduate Friel Helping NFL to Change Its Approach to Domestic Abuse Reports, Penalties

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — The words jumped off the screen with the impact of a crushing blind-side tackle. The video is about domestic violence. The speaker is former NFL defensive tackle Joe Ehrmann. “Imagine this is your loved one,” he tells the group. “What would you do?” The 32 men in the audience for this …

Don’t Read Too Much Into Seminoles’ Perfection

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — Chunks of our wacko nation are about to spend the next few days at one of our deepest pleasures. In bars, in barber shops, at offices, on the radio and in the sacrosanctity of comment sections, we are about to decipher a monumental offensive pass-interference penalty. There is little that Americans love any more than deciphering a monumental offensive pass-interference …

Big Green Tennis Players Advance at ITA Regionals

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — Dartmouth freshmen sophomore Taylor Ng advanced to the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships at Yale’s Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center on Sunday. Freshmen Kristina Mathis and Alexxis Kiven also represented the Big Green, which went 3-1 in singles action and 0-1 in …

Irish’s Four Horsemen Galloped Game to Forefront in ’24

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The U.S. Military Academy Band struck up a rousing John Philip Sousa march at one end the Polo Grounds, New York City’s eccentric stadium. As the musicians wheeled to their right and down one side of the football field, the first ranks of the Corps of Cadets emerged …

Cross Off Another: Dartmouth Football Keeps Victories Coming

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — Homecoming lived up to its name at Saturday’s Dartmouth College football game, won by the hosts, 24-21, over nonconference opponent Holy Cross. The victory pushed the Big Green to 4-1 and when it was over, the …

Penn Extends Columbia Misery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Philadelphia — Alek Torgersen passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Pennsylvania set an Ivy League record with a 31-7 win over Columbia on Saturday. The loss for the Lions (0-5, 0-2) was their 16th in a row overall and 18th straight to the Quakers (1-4, …

No. 4 Baylor Hits Speed Bump, Falls to West Virginia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Morgantown, W.va. — Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 on Saturday. The Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) earned their first win over a top-five opponent since beating No. 3 …

Up-Tempo Era Redefines Stat Book

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The numbers keep going higher and higher. When Baylor’s Bryce Petty threw for 510 yards last week to rally the Bears to a 61-58 victory over TCU, it marked the 12th time this season a quarterback has passed for at least 500 yards. That represents the most 500-yard …

By Don’s Early Light: Big Green Coach Hits Historic Milestone

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When you talk Dartmouth College football, the first name you hear is Bob Blackman. The revered coach on the Big Green gridiron, Blackman won 104 games and seven Ivy League titles in his 16 years at the helm, …

No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 2 FSU Clash

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — No one around the Florida State football team wants to call tonight’s game against No. 5 Notre Dame a must-win. Reality could tell a different story. The No. 2 Seminoles last week dropped from the top of the rankings for the first time since Dec. …

College Roundup: Big Green Runs at Wisconsin Invitational

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Madison, Wis. — The Dartmouth College women’s cross country team finished 19th in the University of Wisconsin’s invitational meet, led junior Dana Giordano and her 19th-place finish in 20:21 on the 6-kilometer course. Another component of the Big Green competed in a meet at Brown, finishing third and …

Arizona Embracing Favorite Role

Friday, October 17, 2014

By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer Tucson, Ariz. — Since the days when Lute Olson roamed the sideline, high expectations have followed Arizona into the basketball season. Saying the Wildcats will have a good team has become like proclaiming the summer will be hot in the desert. But …