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College Sports

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, Major League Soccer officials and the U.S. Soccer Federation to radically change the landscape of the college game. They have proposed turning …

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, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 on the tree-line Blue Course. The 47-year-old Petrovic followed his …

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 the Jerry Sandusky scandal and held the job for two and a half years. Barbour …

Young Players Led Vandy to Title

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin figured last year was his baseball program’s best chance to win its first national championship. It was the 2014 team that got the job done, starting four sophomores and two freshmen in the everyday lineup and relying on a young pitching …

Dartmouth Dismisses Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College has fired Andy Towers, its head men’s lacrosse coach who had been a part of the program for the past 10 years. A former All-American player at Brown, Towers had been with the Big …

Vandy Lefty Shakes Off Rust

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — If Vanderbilt wins the national title at the College World Series, the Commodores will be able to point to not one but two improbable contributors. John Kilichowski’s turn came in Monday’s 9-8 win over Virginia. The 6-foot-5 freshman left-hander pitched perfect sixth and seventh innings, …

First Person: Flying Coop Has Worked for Kaleb Tarczewski

Monday, June 23, 2014

Claremont — Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Tarczewki was 6-foot-9 when he left Stevens High School to study and play basketball at St. Mark’s School in Stoughtonborough, Mass. In the ensuing six years, he grew three more inches, and his basketball …

American Rugby Team Handles Celebrated English Foe

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hanover — Score round one to the Americans. In the first of a two-game series against a vaunted Cambridge (England) University on Saturday, the U.S. Collegiate All-American rugby team withstood a second-half rally by its British counterparts and …

Virginia Advances to Title Series

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Robbie Coman’s two-run, bases-loaded single gave Virginia the lead, and Josh Sborz and two relievers limited Mississippi to six singles in a 4-1 victory Saturday that sent the Cavaliers to the College World Series finals. Virginia (52-14), in the CWS for the third time, will …

High-Profile Rugby Clubs Come to Dartmouth

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hanover — For a team-bonding exercise this week, members of the U.S. Collegiate All-American rugby team took to the Connecticut River for some canoe paddling. Coach Matt Sherman didn’t dare join them, and the decision to stay on land might very well have kept him from going swimming. …

College Notes: The Latest on Former Upper Valley Athletes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Here’s a look at how Upper Valley athletes have fared in the college ranks recently: Baseball Holy Cross was 13-31 with freshman pitcher Joe Cravero (Hanover) appearing five times, including four starts. He had a 5.40 ERA and …

No Time to Rest for Windsor Grad

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The only reason Amber Heath didn’t play softball at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., this spring was that the Eagles discontinued the sport. That’s about what it takes to keep the junior out of active competition. This …

NECBL On Hold; Thetford On Deck: Entrepreneur Agrees To Be Panthers’ AD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lebanon — Noah Crane is having an up-and-down month. Down: The Lebanon resident’s efforts to bring a New England Collegiate Baseball League team to the Upper Valley have hit another snag. Unable to raise the necessary money required to upgrade his desired home field, his pet project is …