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College Sports

Local Roundup: Big Green Hires Rowing Coach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — Wyatt Allen was named the new head coach of the Dartmouth College men’s heavyweight crew, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced on Tuesday. A 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was a captain and four-year member of the men’s rowing team, Allen also represented the United States at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympic Games. He won gold at the 2004 Athens Games, …

Much-Maligned American Athletic Conference Feels Confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Newport, r.i. — Commissioner Mike Aresco took to the podium at media day for the American Athletic Conference and talked about power. “We all hear a lot about Power 5 conferences, the Equity 5, the High Resource 5, the Group of 5, the Autonomy 5, whatever you choose to call them, and we consider ourselves a power conference as well,” Aresco said Tuesday. …

Commentary: NCAA May Not Be Run by Fools After All

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and brain injuries does more than just give some former and current athletes a bit of peace of …

This ‘View’ Has Seen It All: Woodstock Sports Journalist Compiles Essays in Book

Monday, June 30, 2014

“The View From The Finish Line” by Bill McCollom; Enfield Publishing and Distribution; paperback; 222 pages; $20 The height of summer may seem like an inappropriate time to read a book filled with columns compiled from Ski Racing …

Extra Time

Monday, June 30, 2014

Rio De Janeiro (ap) — Regulation time doesn’t seem to mean much at this stage, judging by the way Netherlands, Costa Rica and Brazil have advanced through the first of the World Cup knockout rounds. The Dutch needed a penalty deep in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 …

Past Winners, Aim to Solve Bumpy Track

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sparta, Ky. (ap) — NASCAR drivers won’t be shocked if Kentucky Speedway’s fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane. Either scenario could happen with past winners Kyle Bush …

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. …