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Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher raises his arm to fans as he comes off the field after defeating Florida 37-7 in an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Enough Carnage: With Realignment Done, Maybe College Football Can Finally Be About the Football

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Los Angeles — In the children’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is the kid who can’t find a seat when the music stops. In college football’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is probably Connecticut. Or, in the expanded game, toss in Boise State, Cincinnati, Central Florida and maybe Brigham Young. After years of pillaging, plundering and …

Green Gets Lax Coach

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hanover — After a lengthy search, Dartmouth College announced the addition of Brendan Callahan as the school’s new men’s lacrosse coach on Monday. Callahan comes to the Big Green after assisting at Lehigh for the past seven years. It will be his first head coaching job at the NCAA Division I level. “Brendan impressed us as a terrific recruiter and a person of …

To Beat Judge’s Cap, NCAA May Have to Support It

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Indianapolis — The NCAA’s best argument against the Ed O’Bannon ruling may be the financial limits imposed by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken — the same ones the NCAA lauded in her decision. Less than two weeks after the court decision opened the door for college athletes to receive a small portion of the millions of dollars they help generate, several attorneys told …

‘My Job Clearly Isn’t Done’: Entering Fifth Year as Athletic Director, Sheehy Still Seeking Successes

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hanover — It’s been a busy summer for Dartmouth College athletic director Harry Sheehy. Normally, June, July and August are somewhat relaxing months for the Big Green’s boss, but as Sheehy prepares to enter his fifth academic year …

Local Roundup: Doepking Taking Reins With Dartmouth Softball

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Staff Reports Hanover — Dartmouth College, having once tapped the New England Small College Athletic Conference for an athletic director, did it again on Monday to hire Shannon Doepking as the school’s new softball coach. A four-year standout catcher at Tennessee, the 28-year-old Doepking joins the Big Green …

Ambidextrous Pitcher Wows Cape Cod League

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ryan Perez might look back someday and say having Tommy John surgery on his right arm was the best thing that could have happened to his left. That’s right, his left. The 20-year-old from tiny Judson University in …

Hall of Famers Give Thanks

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Canton, Ohio — Defensive back Aeneas Williams had the fans and fellow Hall of Famers chanting in the stands to give it their all. Linebacker Derrick Brooks delivered what he called a 24-minute “Thank you letter.” And defensive …

Local Roundup: Big Green Hires Rowing Coach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — Wyatt Allen was named the new head coach of the Dartmouth College men’s heavyweight crew, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced on Tuesday. A 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was a captain and four-year member of the men’s rowing team, …

Much-Maligned American Athletic Conference Feels Confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Newport, r.i. — Commissioner Mike Aresco took to the podium at media day for the American Athletic Conference and talked about power. “We all hear a lot about Power 5 conferences, the Equity 5, the High Resource 5, the Group of 5, the Autonomy 5, whatever you choose …

Commentary: NCAA May Not Be Run by Fools After All

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and brain injuries …

D-I Soccer Considering Year-Round Schedule

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sasho Cirovski is college soccer’s most passionate advocate, a guardian of the oft-criticized university development system, but the longtime University of Maryland men’s coach appreciates the need to evolve. That is why, as chairman of the Division I men’s coaches committee, he has joined forces with NCAA leaders, …

Furyk Ties Record, Shares Montreal Lead

Monday, July 28, 2014

Montreal — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard. The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, …

Penn State Hires Ex-Cal AD

Sunday, July 27, 2014

State College, Pa. — Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. The 54-year-old Barbour replaces David Joyner, who announced he was resigning last month. Joyner took over at Penn State in the wake of …