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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 hasn’t exactly distinguished itself in its handling …

Dartmouth Graduate Friel Helping NFL to Change Its Approach to Domestic Abuse Reports, Penalties

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — The words jumped off the screen with the impact of a crushing blind-side tackle. The video is about domestic violence. The speaker is former NFL defensive tackle Joe Ehrmann. “Imagine this is your loved one,” he tells the group. “What would you do?” The 32 men in the audience for this …

Don’t Read Too Much Into Seminoles’ Perfection

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — Chunks of our wacko nation are about to spend the next few days at one of our deepest pleasures. In bars, in barber shops, at offices, on the radio and in the sacrosanctity of comment sections, we are about to decipher a monumental offensive pass-interference penalty. There is little that Americans love any more than deciphering a monumental offensive pass-interference …

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 …

UConn Puts Title In Rear View

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Storrs, Conn. — UConn coach Kevin Ollie put a new twist on the annual road race that marks the end of his team’s preseason conditioning, and the unofficial start of a new basketball campaign. The 41-year-old former NBA guard laced up his own running shoes last week and …

Ranked Teams Go Down

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oxford, Miss. — Bo Wallace threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, and No. 11 Mississippi rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to stun No. 3 Alabama 23-17 on Saturday. Ole Miss (5-0, …