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Dartmouth College women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey addresses his team during a Sept. 1 practice. Valley News - Tris Wykes

A Plan for Success: First-Year Dartmouth Coach Used to Building Winners

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hanover — There’s a sizable difference between coaching in the Big Ten and guiding the Big Green, but first-year Dartmouth College women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey appears to have little doubt he’s landed in the right spot. The 45-year-old’s April hiring seemed out of character, however, for athletic director Harry Sheehy, who has regularly brought in young, female coaches to …

Murray’s Legs Give Cowboys an Edge

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Associated Press Scoreboard standouts from Week 4. STARS Passing ∎ Andrew Luck, Colts, was 29 for 41 for 393 yards and four touchdown passes and an interception in Indianapolis’ 44-17 victory over Tennessee. He is the first player in NFL history to post consecutive games with at least 370 yards passing, four …

Rondo: ‘I Want to Remain a Celtic’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Boston — Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the only star on the rebuilding team had a simple answer Monday when asked if he wants to stick around …

Retired UConn AD Dies

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Storrs, Conn. — John Toner, athletic director emeritus who is credited with building the University of Connecticut into a basketball power and hiring its two best-known coaches, died. He was 91. UConn announced that Toner died Tuesday morning in Savannah, Ga., where he had lived in retirement. The …

Pats’ ‘D’ Rates An ‘A’

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — With the offense sputtering and looking for production, the New England defense has stepped up to lead the Patriots to wins the past two weeks. After getting hit with 23 unanswered points in the second …

Big Green, Crusaders Play to Draw

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Worcester, Mass. — Dartmouth goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland denied a penalty kick from the Crusaders’ Matt Villano with 2:28 to play in double overtime to preserve the Dartmouth men’s soccer team’s 2-2 draw with Holy Cross. Stefan Defregger nearly won the match for the Big Green with 9 seconds …

Dartmouth Women Soccer Defeats Vermont, 4-0

Monday, September 22, 2014

Staff Reports Burlington, Vt. — Senior Tasha Wilkins scored a pair of goals and sophomore goalkeeper Casey Cousineau made three saves, as the Dartmouth women’s soccer team defeated Twin State rival Vermont, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at Virtue Field. The Big Green (3-2-1) is on a four-game unbeaten …

Yale Burns Out Scoreboard; UNH Slips Past Richmond

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — Morgan Roberts threw three touchdowns and ran in the game winner to lift Yale to a 54-43 win in its season opener over Lehigh on Saturday. Trailing by as many as 21 points in …

Big Green Gets in Gear: Dartmouth Rallies, Wins Football Opener

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team was supposed to enter Memorial Field to a snappy introduction video on the year-old scoreboard behind the south end zone Saturday. However, the season opener’s overture fell a bit flat when …

First Person: On Opening Day, Recalling Clobbering Coach With a Football

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hanover — It was a fine fall afternoon in the mid-1980s. The setting was the front edge of the home sideline at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field and I, a teenage ball boy, was frozen in fear. The intervening …

Dartmouth Hits the Heat, Wins Debut

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hanover — Temperatures dipped into the low 40s Friday night during the Dartmouth College men’s soccer team’s home opener against Massachusetts-Lowell. Fortunately for the hosts, they expanded a one-goal lead at halftime into a 4-0 final, getting tallies to reflect a dominating performance against a foe in just …

Crimson Cruises To Victory

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cambridge, Mass. — Andrew Casten ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns to help Harvard beat Holy Cross 41-18 on Friday night in the Crimson’s opener. Harvard scored twice in a 24-second span in the third quarter to take a 27-18 lead. The Crimson pulled ahead 20-18 on …

Dartmouth Football Reaching for Victory

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — Yard signs have sprung up around town in the past week. “Dartmouth Football Under the Lights,” they read, touting the Big Green’s season opener Saturday night against visiting Central Connecticut State. Now in the ninth campaign …