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Dartmouth College football coach Buddy Teevens meets with some of the Big Green's kickers during Wednesday's practice. From left, the booters are Alex Gakenheimer, Ben Kepley and Riley Lyons. Valley News - Tris Wykes

Dartmouth Wide Receiver Has Speedy Recovery

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hanover — One of the standouts of Dartmouth College spring football practice so far has been freshman receiver Jon Marc Carrier, a 5-foot-8 speedster who’s looked even more comfortable and confident than he did last fall, when he caught five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown and returned six kickoffs for an average of 19 yards. It was such …

Dartmouth Names New Soccer Coach

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hanover — Ron Rainey was named Dartmouth College’s new women’s soccer coach, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Tuesday. Rainey spent the last eight seasons at the helm of the women’s soccer team at the University of Iowa. This past fall he guided the Hawkeyes to their third straight season of double-digit victories and claimed an at-large bid to the NCAA …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Softball 12-0 in Ivies

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hanover — Sophomore Morgan McCalmon drove home four runs on Sunday, as the Dartmouth College softball team completed a four-game sweep over Yale, with a come-from-behind win in the second game of Sunday’s twinbill. Dartmouth (23-13, 12-0 Ivy) scored all five runs in the third inning of game one for a 5-1 win and then scored three times in the fifth to take …

Huskies Again Star in the Underdog Role

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Arlington, Texas — The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. Well, look who’s woofing now. Playing with a chip-on-their-shoulder mentality and poise down …

Back for More: Confident Big Green Hits the Field for Spring Practice

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hanover — The last time we saw the Dartmouth College football team, its members were delighting in an upset of visiting Princeton during snow-globe conditions. As monstrous flakes fell on Memorial Field, the Big Green knocked the Tigers …

40-for-40: Huskies Reign

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning …

No Fuzzy Feelings For Foes in Final

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women’s basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. Well, the wait is over. UConn …

There’s Fight in This Dog: A Year After Grade Ban, Connecticut Wears Another Crown

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Arlington, Texas — No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn’t have them. UConn won it all anyway. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to …

Reigning: Cats or Dogs — Kentucky, UConn an Odd Pairing

Monday, April 7, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Connecticut and Kentucky couldn’t have met in last year’s championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year’s. Seventh-seeded Connecticut and eighth-seeded Kentucky meet tonight in one of the unlikeliest …

History, of the Most Unfortunate Sort: Dartmouth Baseball Swept at Home by Penn

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hanover — History was made inside Biondi Park at Red Rolfe Field on Sunday, but not the kind the Dartmouth College baseball team enjoyed. Spread around their dugout and the infield, the Big Green players watched the Penn …

UK’s Frosh Motto: Succeed, Proceed

Monday, April 7, 2014

Arlington, Texas — The Deal With It, America tournament tour concludes tonight for Kentucky. Three weeks of an all-freshmen team taking down more experienced squads reaches a climax at 9 p.m. when the Wildcats meet Connecticut for the NCAA championship. It’s not supposed to happen this way, winning …

Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Monday, April 7, 2014

Staff Reports Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College. Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at …

A Perfect Ending

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship. They’ll be going for an unprecedented ninth national championship after Breanna Stewart scored 18 points and the Huskies advanced to another title game with a 75-56 win against …