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UVM Hires Ex-Raider

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Burlington — Former Lebanon High School hockey forward Brandon Guidotti has joined the staff of the University of Vermont women’s hockey program as equipment manager. Guidotti comes to the Catamounts after serving in the same capacity with the New England College men’s hockey team. A speedy forward during his high school years, Guidotti netted 37 goals, 36 assists and 73 points over four varsity years with the Raiders, graduating in …

USC Players Rally Around Coach

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Los Angeles — USC players are accustomed to playing through distractions. They did it after the midseason firing of coach Lane Kiffin in 2013 and after the Josh Shaw imbroglio last season. And they are prepared to do it again in the wake of unsettling actions by coach Steve Sarkisian, who was intoxicated at a booster event last weekend and told reporters that …

Calling All Quarterbacks: Nine Passers Turn Out for Big Green’s First Practice

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — It’s long been said that you can’t tell the players without a scorecard. During Dartmouth College’s football practice Wednesday, you couldn’t tell the quarterbacks without one. Less than a year after the Big Green made it through a season with only four signal-callers, it trotted out an astounding nine for the …

Labor Board’s Ruling a Start, but Not a Solution

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board halted the effort to unionize Northwestern’s football team without answering the biggest question of all: Are the players effectively university employees? The five-member board instead tossed out the unionization effort Monday because “it …

Grantham’s Russell Ready for Third U.S. Am

Monday, August 17, 2015

When in Chicago, do as the Chicagoans do. With two companions in tow, Evan Russell hoped to catch the Cubs-White Sox game in the Windy City on Friday night. Circumstances prevented a visit, but the crew adjusted, hitting …

QB Passes Class

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Quarterback Vernon Adams passed the math class he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington and join the Oregon Ducks. Adams took the final test Thursday. After hours of speculation over his status, he posted to Twitter: “Thank God.” He accompanied the post with a photo of himself in …

SEC Moves Forward Alone On Domestic Violence Rule

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hoover, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters even if it means they land in a rival league. It’s a rare move that could put the SEC, which won seven straight …

The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hanover — When David Desaulniers needs to get things going, he will come up with some crazy stuff. “The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen!” he once bellowed in the heat of a race. There were no wolves out …

Wisconsin’s Ryan Retiring After 2015-16 Campaign

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old has only …

Virginia Wins First CWS Title

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school’s first baseball national championship. The Cavaliers (44-24) prevailed in the CWS finals rematch against …

Playing Time Not Key to Blaiklock’s Value

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In an era when players complain and transfer schools because of a real or perceived lack of playing time, Emma Blaiklock stands out. A former three-sport athlete at Woodstock Union High School, the 20-year-old now suits up for the Castleton State softball team. And even then, she usually …

Upper Valley Athletes in College

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Here’s a look at what some graduates of Upper Valley high schools did this spring as members of collegiate varsity teams: Baseball Holy Cross was 24-26 with sophomore pitcher Joe Cravero appearing three times as a reliever and …

Mistrial Granted in Football Players’ Rape Case

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. — A judge has granted a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in the dorm-room rape of a student, saying “bias has been clearly shown.” Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins on Tuesday ruled in favor of defense attorneys who said a …