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Dartmouth College freshman David Smith (37) boots a field-goal attempt during the Big Green's Sept. 1 session on the Blackman Practice Fields at the foot of Balch Hill. Smith is one of three kickers battling to be the team's starter for the season opener, Sept. 20 against visiting Central Connecticut.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Big Green Will Put Best Foot Forward: Dartmouth Wants No Repeat of Placekicking Woes

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hanover — It’s not much of a stretch to say the Dartmouth College football team was two chip-shot field goals away from sharing the Ivy League title last season. The Big Green finished 6-4 overall and 5-2 in Ancient Eight play, but with successful kicks at Pennsylvania and Harvard, those marks could have been 8-2 and 7-0, enough to win …

Big Green Corrals Hofstra

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hempstead, n.y. — A pair of first-half goals made the difference for the Dartmouth men’s soccer team as it grabbed a 2-1 win from Hofstra on Sunday at the HU Soccer Stadium for its first win of the season. Seniors Alex Adelabu and Robin Alnas scored their first goals of the season for the Big Green, which outplayed the Pride for much of …

New England Football: New Hampshire Throttles Lehigh

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Sean Goldrich passed for a career-high 422 yards and four touchdowns to lead New Hampshire to a 45-27 win over Lehigh on Saturday. Goldrich completed 27 of 40 attempts, with Harold Spears making seven catches for 138 yards, both career highs, and a touchdown. R.J. Harris had six catches for …

Gamecocks Hold Off Dawgs

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Columbia, s.c. — Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina’s maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 SEC) …

Dartmouth Women’s Soccer Left With Nothing to Show

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hanover — We’ve all experienced the sort of shadow-motion stalemate staged by the Dartmouth College and Albany women’s soccer teams Wednesday night at Burnham Field. Perhaps you’re in a grocery store aisle, a narrow hallway or out on the sidewalk. You move to one side at the same …

Dartmouth Field Hockey Doubled Up by Pacific

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hanover — It’s not usual that the head coach of one team addresses the opposing players after the final horn, but Tuesday’s field hockey game between Dartmouth College and visiting Pacific wasn’t your usual non-conference clash. The visiting …

Team Water Break

Monday, September 8, 2014

Swapping sprint passes for swim trunks, first downs for fishing line and water breaks for ... well, the water, the Dartmouth College football team took a break from preseason work on Wednesday for a visit to Hanover’s Storrs …

Big Green Stopped by Huskies, 3-1

Monday, September 8, 2014

Seattle — Junior Corey Delaney scored the first Dartmouth goal of the season, but three unanswered goals by Washington secured the hosts a 3-1 victory in the finale of the Husky/Nike Invitational women’s soccer tournament on Sunday evening. Delaney was credited with the goal off a cross from …

Champs Sink Big Green

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Notre Dame, Ind. — The Dartmouth College men’s soccer team succumbed to the defending NCAA College Cup Champion Notre Dame, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. The Fighting Irish, ranked second in the nation, scored a pair of goals in each half with freshman Giorgio Gorini scoring …

Windsor Grad Leads Castleton in OT

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — The Castleton offense sputtered for the majority of the second half, but came alive late behind the running of Hartland’s Matt Rafus, including a touchdown in overtime as the Spartans held off a tough Plymouth State team 20-13 at Spartan Stadium on a soggy Saturday …

Trojans Stop Stanford

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stanford, Calif. — Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal with 2:30 left, J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end Stanford’s comeback bid and No. 14 Southern California held off the No. 13 Cardinal 13-10 on Saturday. …

Pittsburgh Rides Running Game to Win Over BC

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Boston (ap) — James Conner ran for 213 yards and a touchdown to lead Pittsburgh to a 30-20 victory over Boston College on Friday night in the first Atlantic Coast Conference matchup between the former Big East foes. Chad Voytik completed 10 of 21 passes for 111 yards, …

Baylor’s Dominant Defense Dominates Talk After Opener

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Waco, Texas — Offensive-minded Baylor coach Art Briles spent a lot of time during the offseason trying to convince everyone how good he expected the Bears to be on defense. There are plenty of reasons to start believing him after a strong defensive performance by the No. 10 …