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Dartmouth College’s Brian Grove glances up at his image on Memorial Field’s video scoreboard as he crosses the goal line against Holy Cross two weeks ago. The Big Green hosts No. 18 Harvard today in a battle of Ivy League unbeatens. Valley News - Tris Wykes

Green Dream, or Crimson Title: Game Could Decide Ivy Crown

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College receiver Ryan McManus was recruited by both the Big Green and its arch-rival, Harvard, while at his Minnesota high school five years ago. Although his older brother, Tim, was a star for the former institution the younger sibling took recruiting visits to each campus and strongly considered the Crimson before he landed in Hanover. Now, he …

BC Takes Spotless Road Record to VT

Friday, October 31, 2014

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has said all along that the Hokies are young and a work in progress. He hopes to see lots of that progress today when they host surprising Boston College. “I said at the very beginning, we’re going to go through some growing pains, and we are,” Beamer said this week. But, he added, “We’re far enough along that …

Kentucky, Arizona Lead Preseason Poll

Friday, October 31, 2014

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship. The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous freshmen will be surrounded by other former McDonald’s All-Americans who played for the NCAA title just seven months ago — a team so …

Up-Tempo Era Redefines Stat Book

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The numbers keep going higher and higher. When Baylor’s Bryce Petty threw for 510 yards last week to rally the Bears to a 61-58 victory over TCU, it marked the 12th time this season a quarterback has passed for at least 500 yards. That represents the most 500-yard …

By Don’s Early Light: Big Green Coach Hits Historic Milestone

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When you talk Dartmouth College football, the first name you hear is Bob Blackman. The revered coach on the Big Green gridiron, Blackman won 104 games and seven Ivy League titles in his 16 years at the helm, …

No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 2 FSU Clash

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — No one around the Florida State football team wants to call tonight’s game against No. 5 Notre Dame a must-win. Reality could tell a different story. The No. 2 Seminoles last week dropped from the top of the rankings for the first time since Dec. …

College Roundup: Big Green Runs at Wisconsin Invitational

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Madison, Wis. — The Dartmouth College women’s cross country team finished 19th in the University of Wisconsin’s invitational meet, led junior Dana Giordano and her 19th-place finish in 20:21 on the 6-kilometer course. Another component of the Big Green competed in a meet at Brown, finishing third and …

Arizona Embracing Favorite Role

Friday, October 17, 2014

By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer Tucson, Ariz. — Since the days when Lute Olson roamed the sideline, high expectations have followed Arizona into the basketball season. Saying the Wildcats will have a good team has become like proclaiming the summer will be hot in the desert. But …

Dartmouth Lineman Is Hard to Handle

Friday, October 17, 2014

H anover — The massive tackle slammed his hands into Cody Fulleton’s chest Wednesday, attempting to halt the defensive end’s outside rush during Dartmouth College football practice. In a counter move, however, Fulleton chopped downward with a heavily-tape …

Winston Hearing May Drag

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — The resolution to Florida State’s code of conduct investigation of Jameis Winston may not come before the end of the football season despite imminent deadlines in the process. The first deadline is today, when he …

UConn Starts Run at 10th National Title

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Storrs, Conn. — UConn opened practice Wednesday with a lot of new faces, but the same old goal of winning a national title. The two-time defending women’s champions, who lost center Stefanie Dolson and guard Bria Hartley to graduation, have reloaded with the nation’s top recruiting class. Freshmen …

Bulldogs Take Over Top Spot

Monday, October 13, 2014

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s seventh weekend. Mighty Mississippi The Mississippi-mania sweeping college football is more than just a temporary condition. It just keeps getting better for the Magnolia state’s Southeastern …

Dartmouth Tennis Gets Win in Finale

Monday, October 13, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — After going undefeated in their match against Rutgers on Saturday, the Dartmouth women’s tennis team returned to the court for the final day of the Bulldog Invitational on Sunday morning, wrapping up the weekend with a 5-1 victory against Pitt. Throughout the three days …