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D-I Soccer Considering Year-Round Schedule

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sasho Cirovski is college soccer’s most passionate advocate, a guardian of the oft-criticized university development system, but the longtime University of Maryland men’s coach appreciates the need to evolve. That is why, as chairman of the Division I men’s coaches committee, he has joined forces with NCAA leaders, Major League Soccer officials and the U.S. Soccer Federation to radically change the landscape of the college game. They have proposed turning …

Furyk Ties Record, Shares Montreal Lead

Monday, July 28, 2014

Montreal — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard. The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 on the tree-line Blue Course. The 47-year-old Petrovic followed his …

Penn State Hires Ex-Cal AD

Sunday, July 27, 2014

State College, Pa. — Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. The 54-year-old Barbour replaces David Joyner, who announced he was resigning last month. Joyner took over at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and held the job for two and a half years. Barbour …

Current River Combines Mild, Wild Side

Sunday, June 15, 2014

By Brent Frazee The Kansas City Star Eminence, Mo. — Moments after launching his johnboat on the Current River, Billy Smith took a few seconds to admire his surroundings. There are ugly places to cast a line, where you can catch fish like crazy. And there are beautiful …

D’Agostino Settles for Third in Finale

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Eugene, Ore. — It’s all over. The career of the most prolific track & field athlete in Ivy League history ended Saturday afternoon at Hayward Field. And not in the fashion many saw coming. Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino …

UC Irvine Rallies Past Texas

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Taylor Sparks hit his nation-leading ninth triple of the season to fuel UC Irvine’s three-run eighth inning Saturday in the Anteaters’ 3-1 victory over Texas in the opening game of the College World Series. The Anteaters had been shut out for seven innings before they …

Griffith Savors Hall Induction

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn. — Yolanda Griffith savored a crowning achievement that she’d never anticipated. “Never ever in my wildest dreams did I see my journey leading me to the doorsteps of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame,” the two-time Olympic gold medal winner said Saturday during an emotional induction …

Local Roundup: Krumpoch 5th at NCAAs

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Eugene, Oregon — For the rest of her life, Dartmouth senior Megan Krumpoch can literally say she saved her best for last, setting a new school record in the women’s 800-meter national finals on Friday evening at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field. …

Garrido, Gillespie Meet One More Time

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Once again, the road has led to Omaha for Augie Garrido and Mike Gillespie. The two played college ball against each other before the Beatles came to America, and both played in the College World Series in the days when a few hundred people showed …

Dartmouth Senior Advances to 800 Final

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Eugene, Ore. — Dartmouth senior Megan Krumpoch will run for a national title on Friday night in the 800 meters after earning the final at-large berth in event’s semifinals Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In front of nearly 10,000 spectators at Oregon’s Hayward Field …

O’Bannon Testifies in NCAA Antitrust Action

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Oakland, Calif. — The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest with former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on …

Texas Tech Making First Trip to CWS

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lubbock, Texas — Dylan Dusek turned in his fourth consecutive scoreless start and Texas Tech advanced to the College World Series for the first time with a 1-0 victory over the College of Charleston on Sunday. Dusek (8-0) …

Florida Wins NCAA Title

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Oklahoma City — Kirsti Merritt hit a 3-run homer, and Florida defeated Alabama 6-3 on Tuesday night to win its first NCAA softball championship. The Gators (55-12) swept the championship series 2-0. Florida was the national runner-up in 2009 and 2011. Jackie Traina, one of the nation’s best …