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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2013, file photo, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald yells at his team during an NCAA college football game against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. The Wildcats are coming off a disappointing 5-7 season and already hit hard by injuries and a key defection ahead of the Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, opener at home against Cal. On top of that, they spent the offseason at ground zero in the debate over whether college players should have the right to unionize. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)

Union Talk Fades at Northwestern

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp. Sing-alongs before practice, a watermelon-eating contest afterwards. Wall-to-wall music blasted by a guest DJ in between. If this is the most uptight team in major college football — as …

USC’s Shaw Leaps From Balcony, Saves Life

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Los Angeles (ap) — Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool. Shaw was named a team captain on Saturday and later that night was attending a family function at a cousin’s apartment in his hometown of Palmdale when he saw his nephew, who can’t …

Linebacker Goes From Broken Home to Success

Sunday, August 24, 2014

As John Margist takes his seat at Heinz Field, he enjoys the sensations associated with a college football Saturday. The smell of the grass, the taste of tailgate food, the sound of the marching band playing Pitt’s fight song. Margist settles in and pulls out his portable radio to hear the Panthers’ pregame show. He listens as the announcers break down that day’s …

Local Roundup: Big Green Hires Rowing Coach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — Wyatt Allen was named the new head coach of the Dartmouth College men’s heavyweight crew, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced on Tuesday. A 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was a captain and four-year member of the men’s rowing team, …

Much-Maligned American Athletic Conference Feels Confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Newport, r.i. — Commissioner Mike Aresco took to the podium at media day for the American Athletic Conference and talked about power. “We all hear a lot about Power 5 conferences, the Equity 5, the High Resource 5, the Group of 5, the Autonomy 5, whatever you choose …

Commentary: NCAA May Not Be Run by Fools After All

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and brain injuries …

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, …

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, …

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 …

Local Roundup: D’Agostino Honored For Classroom Work

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hanover — She’s apparently a pretty quick study, too. Recent Dartmouth College graduate Abbey D’Agostino was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s women’s national scholar-athlete of the year for the indoor season on Tuesday night. D’Agostino won similar USTFCCCA honors six times over …

Local Roundup: Russell Trails at N.E. Am

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winchester, Mass. — Evan Russell’s defense of his New England Amateur championship got off to a rough start, but not so much that the Grantham resident can’t still compete for a repeat. Russell shot a 3-over-par 74 to open the three-day, 72-hole tournament at Winchester Country Club on …

Ex-UNH Coach Faces Assault Charge

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Associated Press Durham, n.h. — Former University of New Hampshire women’s hockey coach Brian McCloskey has been charged with assault in an encounter during a game last year. The Strafford County Superior Court Clerk’s office says McCloskey, a former Dartmouth College men’s hockey player and assistant coach …

Local Roundup: Area Golfers Advance at N.H. Am

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Six golfers with Upper Valley connections who put themselves in position to advance to match play at the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship will be joined by a seventh who had a big second round on Tuesday. Matches start this morning at Stonebridge Country …