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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 …

Jack Kraft, Villanova Basketball Coach, Was 93

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Villanova, Pa. — Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni and Howard Porter, has died. He was 93. He died …

Eagles, New QB Pull Away From Minutemen

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, carrying Boston College to a 30-7 victory over in-state rival Massachusetts on Saturday in the season opener for both schools. Murphy, a graduate transfer who played …

College Football: Crimson Tide Good Enough to Win

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Atlanta — Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 …

Dartmouth Notebook: Big Green WR Makes Quick Adjustment

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hanover — When Joseph Cook joined the Dartmouth College football team from a big-time California high school program last year, he brought a not-uncommon assumption that he’d immediately be an impact player. The farther one strays from the …

UMass, BC Renew an Old Rivalry

Friday, August 29, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The statue of Doug Flutie outside Boston College’s Alumni Stadium was playfully defaced this week when someone — presumably by a UMass supporter — draped a Minuteman jersey over it. Flutie retweeted a photo with …

Back at the Track, Stewart Looking to Heal

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hampton, Ga. — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the …

BYU Crushes UConn

Friday, August 29, 2014

East Hartford, Conn. — That didn’t go so well. BYU slammed UConn 35-10 before 35,150 in the season opener for both schools at Rentschler Field Friday night. Cougars junior quarterback Taysom Hill had a hand in all five touchdowns throwing for three and running for two more, including …

By Don’s Early Light: Soccer Kicking Away Collegiate Mission

Thursday, August 28, 2014

When it comes to collegiate soccer, Dartmouth College’s Drew Galbraith is a know-it-all. What would you expect from the chair of the NCAA Division I men’s soccer committee? He sees all and knows all. That’s why he might appear a bit conflicted these days. You see, the collegiate …

Playoff Era Kicks Off, at Last

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new era in college football is here. After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff. It’s new, it’s exciting and, …

Local Roundup: Hanover Golfers Sweep Opener

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High golf team opened its season with a sweep of Windham, Hollis-Brookline and Trinity at Hanover Golf Club’s par-34 front nine. The Marauders’ Pat Dyroff shot a 35 to earn the medal. He was followed by teammates Phin Choukas (36), Josh Goodrich (37), Andrew …