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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Associated Press Here are some things to watch in Week 9 of the Southeastern Conference season: ∎ Game of the Week : No. 3 Mississippi at No. 24 LSU. Ole Miss is off to its best start in more than 50 years, but now must face what appears to be an improved LSU team at night in Death Valley. The Rebels are leaning on a fantastic defense that’s giving …

The Lion’s Meow — In an Era of Change, One Constant Remains: Last Place Columbia

Friday, October 24, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer “Way uptown, at its gleaming new field house on the northern tip of Manhattan, Columbia is trying to win at football — really, it is — even though it may appear otherwise.” — New York Times , Nov. 22, 2013. Rich Forzani played football at Columbia …

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, …

New England Football: UNH Dismantles William & Mary

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Andy Vailas threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns, two to Nico Steriti, and New Hampshire beat William & Mary 32-3 on Saturday. Steriti added a rushing touchdown for New Hampshire (5-1, 3-1 Colonial). Vailas’ third touchdown pass was from 25-yards out to R.J. Harris, …

Dartmouth Football Charges Back to Knock Off Yale

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — Late in the fourth quarter and during a tie football game Saturday, Dartmouth College guard Niko Mamula suffered a leg injury that left him lying on his back and howling in pain. After a …

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 …