College Sports

Women’s Basketball: Big Green Pulls Away From Loyola in OT

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hanover — Junior Lakin Roland and sophomore Fanni Szabo combined for 42 points as the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team defeated Loyola University Chicago, 70-58, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Leede Arena. Dartmouth (6-5) snapped a four-game losing streak after playing the last four games away from home. The Big Green is 4-0 at Leede this season. Loyola (2-8) will head back to Chicago and meet UIC after the …

Women’s Basketball: Tennessee Wins 5th Straight

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn. — Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half and No. 10 Tennessee beat No. 7 Stanford 59-40 on Saturday for its fifth consecutive victory. Tennessee (9-2) led from start to finish and was never seriously threatened as it ended a three-game losing streak in the series. Stanford (6-4) went scoreless for an 8-minute stretch and made …

Men’s Basketball: Kentucky Crushes UCLA

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Chicago — Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game’s first 24 points in an 83-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday. Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ever. The first meeting between the storied programs in eight …

Men’s Basketball: Kentucky Pounces on UNC

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lexington, Ky. — Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 15 points, and top-ranked Kentucky shook off the shock of losing junior Alex Poythress by rolling past No. 21 North Carolina 84-70 on Saturday. Buoyed by Poythress’ pregame …

Women’s Basketball: Aggies Improve to 11-0

Sunday, December 14, 2014

College Station, Texas — Courtney Walker scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 Texas A&M routed Houston 94-55 on Saturday to improve to 11-0. The Aggies are 11-0 for only the second time in school history, following a 12-0 start in 2008-09. …

Duck Soars To Top Prize

Sunday, December 14, 2014

New York — Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner. The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman on Saturday night going away, capping a three-year climb to college …

Heisman Ceremony Focused On Football

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New York — It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy. The day before the Heisman Trophy presentation, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper answered …

Navy Looks To Rule Army

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Baltimore — Navy’s unprecedented 12-game winning streak against Army has increased the pressure on both teams today. The Cadets are desperate to snap a slide that began when the current crop of players were in grade school. The Midshipmen are determined to maintain the upper hand in a …

UNH’s Playoff Foe Has Familiar Look

Friday, December 12, 2014

Durham, n.h. — When No. 1 New Hampshire (11-1) faces No. 8 Chattanooga (10-3) tonight in the FCS quarterfinals, the Wildcats will carry an 11-game winning streak onto the turf at Cowell Stadium. They’ll also be facing an opponent that reminds some of the only team to beat …

Local Roundup: No. 1 Boston College Breezes Past Big Green

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hanover — There’s playing fast hockey and then there are the maroon-and-gold blurs who descended on Thompson Arena on Wednesday during the Dartmouth College women’s team’s nonconference game with No. 1 Boston College. The Eagles didn’t just crank …

Columbia Gives Kentucky a Scare

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lexington, Ky. — Top-ranked Kentucky gave up the first 11 points, still trailed at halftime and finally shook off a slow start to beat pesky Columbia 56-46 on Wednesday night. In a college basketball season already marked by several big upsets, the Wildcats (10-0) got their toughest challenge …

New Sport, New Passion for Ex-Kearsarge Athlete

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lindy Heffernan is the Accidental Harrier. Five years ago, as a senior at Kearsarge High, the soccer and lacrosse standout replaced an ailing friend in the Cougars’ cross country lineup. It was intended to be nothing more than …

College Notes: Who’s Done What, When, Where

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A look at some area athletes and their achievements on the college sports scene: Men’s Basketball Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont/Stevens) a junior at Arizona, was part of a team that started 7-0 and reached a No. 3 national ranking. …