College Sports

College Basketball: Virginia Destroys Harvard

Monday, December 22, 2014

Charlottesville, Va. — Mike Tobey scored 15 points in the first half and No. 6 Virginia held Harvard to one field goal before the break in a 76-27 romp Sunday. Malcolm Brogdon also had 15 points to help Virginia (11-0) match its best start since 1992-93. Corbin Miller led Harvard (7-2) with eight points. The Crimson were coming off a 12-day break for exams. No. 17 Maryland 73, Okla. State …

Women’s Basketball: Big Green Pulls Away From Loyola in OT

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hanover — Junior Lakin Roland and sophomore Fanni Szabo combined for 42 points as the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team defeated Loyola University Chicago, 70-58, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Leede Arena. Dartmouth (6-5) snapped a four-game losing streak after playing the last four games away from home. The Big Green is 4-0 at Leede this season. Loyola (2-8) will head back …

Women’s Basketball: Tennessee Wins 5th Straight

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn. — Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half and No. 10 Tennessee beat No. 7 Stanford 59-40 on Saturday for its fifth consecutive victory. Tennessee (9-2) led from start to finish and was never seriously threatened as it ended a three-game losing streak in the series. Stanford (6-4) went scoreless for an 8-minute stretch and made …

All-America Team Has a Playoff Flavor

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team. Florida State leads the way with three first-team All-Americans: tight end Nick O’Leary, guard Tre Jackson and kicker Roberto Aguayo, who is an All-American …

LSU Coach Stays Put

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Baton Rouge, La. — Les Miles informed LSU athletic officials that he hasn’t been contacted by Michigan about the Wolverines’ coaching vacancy and has no intention of leaving the Tigers. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said Miles sought to make his status with LSU clear Monday following reports by …

NCAA Boss, Freeh, State Officials May Get Penn St. Trial Call

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Harrisburg, Pa. — The head of the NCAA, Penn State’s former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh are among those who could take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials goes to trial. A joint pretrial statement filed Friday said the …

Okafor Helps Duke Past Elon

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Durham, n.c. — Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 25 points and set a Duke freshman record with 20 rebounds in the second-ranked Blue Devils’ 75-62 victory over Elon on Monday night. Amile Jefferson added 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Justise Winslow had 12 points for Duke (9-0). …

Not Throwing in the Towel: Lebanon’s Filiano Still Has Big Competitive Plans as Dartmouth Senior

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hanover — As Dominic Filiano has gotten older and grown over the years, Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House has been one of his primary sanctuaries. Since his freshman year of high school, the track and field throwing specialist …

UNH, UVM Prove Victorious

Monday, December 15, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Tanner Leissner had a career-high 21 points and New Hampshire scored 10 straight in the final three minutes to pull ahead of Colgate for a 63-57 win on Sunday. Joe Bramanti’s layup with 1:07 left gave the Wildcats (6-3) the lead for good at 57-55. …

Playoff Castoffs: Let It Go

Monday, December 15, 2014

OK, it happened. On college football’s biggest and (I hesitate briefly here) “best” stage ever, Baylor and TCU were ying-yang stuffed by a 12-member national committee of, so they say, unbiased observers. OK, I still like the committee concept and, really, I still like this committee, although I …

Big Green Hockey Drubs Sacred Heart

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hanover — Several large bags of bagels rested on a counter outside the Sacred Heart men’s hockey locker room Sunday at Thompson Arena, the fodder of pre- and postgame snacks for the Pioneers. However, once Dartmouth heated up …

Girlfriend: Auburn Player Killed After Argument

Monday, December 15, 2014

Auburn, Ala. — The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire. Redshirted freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18, died after being shot in the chest early Sunday …

Illinois St. Next for UNH

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cheney, Wash. — Marshaun Coprich ran for 258 yards and four touchdowns to lead Illinois State to a 59-46 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday in the FCS quarterfinals. Tre Roberson passed for 206 yards and two touchdowns and added for 62 yards rushing another score for the …