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Probe Reveals UNC Fraud

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chapel Hill, n.c. — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, if anything, the NCAA will do next. …

Big Green Picked 6th in Ivy League Poll

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixthin the Ivy League’s preseason poll on Wednesday. For the second straight year, Harvard was the unanimous pick to win the conference title. Yale was second in the poll, with Columbia third and Princeton fourth. Brown is pegged for fifth, while Penn is slated for seventh and Cornell eighth. The only differences …

Winston Should Leave FSU for NFL

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A top college football school always dreads the possibility of its star leaving early for the NFL. Always. Exception to the rule: Florida State ought to be welcoming the idea of Jameis Winston going pro after the season — and taking his tarnished Heisman Trophy with him. The university has been a national punchline with Winston as its most visible campus personality. FSU …

Miss. State Still Spotless

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Starkville, Miss. — Dak Prescott ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading No. 3 Mississippi State to a 38-23 victory over No. 2 Auburn on Saturday. Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 SEC) has won nine straight games …

Ex-Gators Face Off When BC Visits N.C. St.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Raleigh, n.c. — Leaving Florida has worked out pretty well for both Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy. The ex-Gators quarterbacks have led their new schools to big things and now they’re preparing to face off for the first time today when North Carolina State (4-2, 0-2 ACC) plays …

Dartmouth-Yale Showdown Could Have Title Implications

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hanover — Teams can’t win an Ivy League football championship in October, but they can certainly lose one, which explains why Dartmouth College’s practices this week were conducted amid palpable tension. From quarterback Alex Park admonishing the scout …

Heisman Race Full of Intrigue

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Heisman Trophy race, much like the playoff chase, took a detour last weekend. The presumptive favorite, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, was unable to prevent his team from being upset. Dak Prescott emerged as a legitimate contender for …

SEC East Looks for Respect

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Athens, Ga. — An important Southeastern Conference Eastern Division showdown is being overshadowed this week by another deluge of compelling SEC West games. The only ranked teams from the SEC East will meet on Saturday when No. 13 Georgia visits No. 23 Missouri in a game that could …

Upsets Rock Top 25 Poll

Monday, October 6, 2014

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Starkville, Miss. — Mississippi’s Southeastern Conference teams have never been this good and this close. Ole Miss and Mississippi State are tied for third in The Associated Press college football …

Rugged Rugger

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dartmouth’s Zack Fowler runs the ball during the rugby game against Princeton at Brophy Field in Hanover on Sunday. Dartmouth won, 54-5. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

College Roundup: Big Green Soccer Wins in OT

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Princeton, n.j. — Freshman Matt Danilack scored the game-winning goal with 7:41 remaining in overtime to give the Dartmouth men’s soccer team a 2-1 overtime win over Princeton on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Stadium. A foul near the …

New England Football: UNH Rolls Past Elon

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Elon, n.c. — Andy Vailas threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead New Hampshire to a 48-14 win over Elon on Saturday. Vailas, who earned Colonial Athletic Association Conference Offensive Player of the Week in the 52-19 win over Dartmouth last …

Big Green Cruises in Ivy Opener

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team opened its Ivy League season with a victory Saturday for the first time since 2007, its 31-13 triumph over Pennsylvania snapping a six-game losing streak to the Quakers and boosting the …