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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Massachusetts quarterback Blake Frohnapfel (7) looks for a receiver in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Colorado in Foxborough, Mass. The Minutemen will exit the Mid-American Conference after this season and might be able to take an East Division title and trip to the league championship game with them on the way out. They bring back one of the most experienced teams in the country and a prolific passing game with Frohnapfel (3,345 and 23 TD passes). (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

These Teams Could Go From Bad to Bowling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 FBS teams will not go bowling. Here are six teams that missed out on the postseason last year — and in some …

Don’t Forget ...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype. Just ask Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston and Cam Newton, who won it as first-time starters. This season even the players considered the front-runners are not …

UVM Hires Ex-Raider

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Burlington — Former Lebanon High School hockey forward Brandon Guidotti has joined the staff of the University of Vermont women’s hockey program as equipment manager. Guidotti comes to the Catamounts after serving in the same capacity with the New England College men’s hockey team. A speedy forward during his high school years, Guidotti netted 37 goals, 36 assists and 73 points over four …

USC Players Rally Around Coach

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Los Angeles — USC players are accustomed to playing through distractions. They did it after the midseason firing of coach Lane Kiffin in 2013 and after the Josh Shaw imbroglio last season. And they are prepared to do it again in the wake of unsettling actions by coach …

Calling All Quarterbacks: Nine Passers Turn Out for Big Green’s First Practice

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — It’s long been said that you can’t tell the players without a scorecard. During Dartmouth College’s football practice Wednesday, you couldn’t tell the quarterbacks without one. Less than a year after the Big Green made it …

Buckeyes Draw the Bull’s-eye

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released Sunday. TCU is No. …

Playoff Taught Some Very Useless Lessons

Sunday, August 23, 2015

From a mundane conference room amid a gaudy hotel amid a bizarre nation, 12 people spent chunks of last autumn doling clues and hints and lessons. As the inaugural College Football Playoff Selection Committee sat in Texas with one of the most vital, thankless tasks in American society …

UConn’s Cocky Coach Has High Hopes

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Storrs, Conn. — UConn coach Bob Diaco has different expectations for the upcoming season than those who picked his Huskies to finish at the bottom of the American Athletic Conference in the league’s annual media poll. “We’re going …

Eagles Look to Soar More

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Boston — Boston College coach Steve Addazio enters his third season knowing it’s his recruiting classes that make up the bulk of the team. There’s just one big problem: They’re still very, very young. “Can we have two …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — Matthew Cameron joined the Dartmouth College women’s rugby program as an assistant to head coach Katie Dowty on Friday. A Bard College graduate, Cameron served as an assistant coach at his alma mater through 2009, working with the school’s first women’s team in 2005. He moved …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Players Earn All-America Nods

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hanover — Two Dartmouth defenders — seniors Will McNamara and A.J. Zuttah — were named to the College Sports Madness FCS Preseason All-America third team on Thursday. McNamara, a 6-0, 230-pound linebacker and tri-captain of the Big Green from Chicago was a unanimous All-Ivy League first team selection …

Local Roundup: Grantham’s Russell Misses Cut at U.S. Am

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Olympia Fields, Ill. — Grantham’s Evan Russell came up short on a bid to reach match play at the United States Golf Association Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Olympia Fields Country Club. The Kimball Union Academy graduate and University of Hartford senior followed Monday’s opening-round 76 on Olympia …

Local Roundup: Grantham’s Russell Struggles at U.S. Am

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Olympia Fields, Ill. — Grantham’s Evan Russell finished at 6-over-par 76 in the first round of U.S. Amateur Golf Championship on the North Course of the Olympia Fields Country Club on Monday, finishing tied for 220th place out of 312 amateur golfers. Russell started on the back nine, …