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Saturday Highlight

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Associated Press Here are some things to watch in Week 9 of the Southeastern Conference season: ∎ Game of the Week : No. 3 Mississippi at No. 24 LSU. Ole Miss is off to its best start in more than 50 years, but now must face what appears to be an improved LSU team at night in Death Valley. The Rebels are leaning on a fantastic defense that’s giving …

The Lion’s Meow — In an Era of Change, One Constant Remains: Last Place Columbia

Friday, October 24, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer “Way uptown, at its gleaming new field house on the northern tip of Manhattan, Columbia is trying to win at football — really, it is — even though it may appear otherwise.” — New York Times , Nov. 22, 2013. Rich Forzani played football at Columbia …

Probe Reveals UNC Fraud

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chapel Hill, n.c. — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, …

Big Green Picked 6th in Ivy League Poll

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixthin the Ivy League’s preseason poll on Wednesday. For the second straight year, Harvard was the unanimous pick to win the conference title. Yale was second in the poll, with Columbia third and Princeton fourth. Brown is …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …