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College Sports

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 Tournament, the first invitation ever for Iowa …

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 …

49ers Linebacker Arrested

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Los Angeles — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told …

Women’s Final Four Loaded With Stars

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — The women’s basketball Final Four features Hall of Fame coaches, star players, fabulous freshmen and of course for the first time ever — two undefeated teams. Welcome to Music City, UConn, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Maryland. The Huskies have been on season-long quest to repeat …

Renewed Rivalry

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Minneapolis — The North Dakota-Minnesota hockey series was a significant casualty of the football-driven conference realignment that interrupted so many classic rivalries across the country. As if prearranged to mollify fans frustrated by the first regular season in 67 years without this border-state matchup, the rivalry will be …

Bringing Lacrosse to Life: Local Athletes Taking Part in Rescuing Lyndon Program

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lyndonville, Vt. — Jeff Russell’s family members came up from South Royalton to watch their son play for the Lyndon State College lacrosse team last year. The zig-zagging of helmeted players wielding sticks and occasionally whacking each other …

Kentucky Awaits Next Wave

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A little more than a year ago, six high school seniors sat in a Chicago hotel room and talked about expectations. One by one, they spoke of a season full of victories — a season that would culminate in a national championship. A couple of them, unprompted, even …

Local Roundup: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Staff Reports Hanover — Sophomore Morgan McCalmon went 5-for-5 with six RBI and two home runs, as the Big Green continue to mow down Ivy foes with its fourth straight league sweep, defeating Penn 3-2 and 12-1 (5 innings) on Saturday afternoon at the Dartmouth Softball Park. McCalmon …

Coach to Players: Vote No

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Evanston, Ill. — Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: “I believe it’s in their best interests to vote no.” Fitzgerald addressed the issue for the …

Huskies Howl Their Way Past Gators to NCAA Title Game

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. The Huskies had just beaten overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday in the Final …

Questions Arise As Commerce, Education Clash

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Arlington, Texas — The University of Kentucky Wildcats’ consistently sold-out home court, 23,000-seat Rupp Arena, is bigger than any in the NBA and soon to get a $310 million makeover. Kentucky coach John Calipari earns an annual salary of $5.4 million, more than all but a handful of …

It’s Time To Shine

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Mark Whitworth attended the NCAA-sponsored mock selection exercise in mid-February and did not return to the Southeastern Conference office in Birmingham with good news. The SEC wasn’t held in high esteem then, and the actual NCAA Tournament selection and seedings in March wouldn’t be kind …

Construction Zone: Big Green Builds For a Big Future

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College softball coach Rachel Hanson likes to say that her team’s talent is flexible, a reference to players being able to fill more than one position. This spring, the Big Green hopes to bend the …