College Sports

Dartmouth softball player Katie McEachern had two homers in the Big Green's win over Lamar on Saturday. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

College Roundup: Big Green Hoop Sweeps Cornell

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover, n.h. — Junior Lakin Roland finished with 17 points and sophomore Fanni Szabo had 16 as the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team defeated Cornell, 54-35, on Senior Night at Leede Arena. Sophomore Katie Vareika chipped in nine points all from the outside and the Big Green (13-13, 3-9 Ivy League) shot 38.5 percent from the field along with nine …

New England/Ivy Basketball: Crimson Tames Lions

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Wesley Saunders scored 21 points and the Harvard men rebounded from a loss at Cornell to beat Columbia, 80-70 Saturday night and set up a first-place showdown at home against Yale in the penultimate Ivy League game Friday night. Harvard (20-6, 10-2) owned sole-possession of first place prior to the 57-49 loss and the Crimson wasted little time in making …

After Derailing Bobcats, Big Green Gets Ready for Tigers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover — The 10th-ranked Quinnipiac men’s hockey team came into Thompson Arena on Saturday night, looking to cap its regular season by pushing its unbeaten streak to 14 games (10-0-3). What it met was a senior-laden Dartmouth team battling for positioning in the upcoming ECAC Hockey playoffs on a night in which the …

College Basketball: No. 1 Kentucky Cruises

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 on Saturday to win the SEC regular-season title. The long-awaited marquee matchup of the SEC’s top two …

Women’s College Hoop: Top-Ranked UConn Routs Memphis

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Storrs, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points in her final home game to lead top-ranked UConn to an 87-24 rout of Memphis on Saturday, helping the Huskies secure their second straight regular-season championship in the American Athletic Conference. Breanna Stewart added 20 points and eight rebounds for …

Bulldogs Pull Into First-Place Tie With Crimson

Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Haven, Conn. — Justin Sears had 28 points and 12 rebounds on Friday night and Yale’s men’s basketball team beat Princeton 81-60 to move into a first-place tie with Harvard in the Ivy League. Javier Duren added 19 points and Sears scored 17 of his points in …

College Roundup: Big Green Women Drop Playoff Opener

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Potsdam, n.y. — Six goals by five skaters propelled top-seeded Clarkson past the eighth-seeded Dartmouth women’s hockey team, 6-0, in the first game of the ECAC quarterfinal on Friday. The Big Green dipped to 13-14-2 on the season, while the Golden Knights improved to 23-9-3. Clarkson (29-9-3) found …

Tennis Balls Fall, Green Soars

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s hockey team’s five-month schedule has, for the moment, come down to the final game of the regular season. When Quinnipiac visits Thompson Arena tonight, there will potentially be a double reward on …

Whither the Mid-Range Jumper? A Standard Part of College Hoop Playbook Is Vanishing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ames, Iowa — The mid-range jumper used to be a staple of college basketball playbooks. Now, the shot isn’t as essential as it used to be — it seems to be fading away. Many college teams, including Iowa …

No. 1 Kentucky Now 28-0

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Starkville, Miss. — Top-ranked Kentucky fought off a slow start to cruise to a 74-56 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night to keep its undefeated season on track. Trey Lyles scored a career-high 18 points and Aaron …

Court-Storming Melee Puts Spotlight on Safety

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Manhattan, Kan. — More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State’s stunning upset of rival Kansas, they …

Ex-Penn Coach Unretires ... At Columbia?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New York — To get an idea of how peculiar it is for Al Bagnoli to become Columbia football coach three months after retiring as the coach at Penn, think of it this way: What if Steve Spurrier, one of the most successful coaches in Southeastern Conference history, …

No. 6 Cats Crush Friars

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Villanova, Pa. — Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova clinched at least a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with an 89-61 rout of No. 25 …