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College Roundup: Birthday Boy Leads Big Green

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — On his 23rd birthday, Eric Neiley scored one goal and assisted on another as the Dartmouth men’s hockey team defeated Rensselaer, 3-1, at Thompson Arena. Sophomores Troy Crema and Kyle Nickerson found the back of the net for the first time this season as the Big Green (8-8-4, 5-6-1 ECAC) and avenged an earlier loss this season to the Engineers (9-18-1, 7-7-0). Neiley’s birthday goal came on the …

Back on Campus: Dartmouth’s Hugh Jessiman Has Come Full Circle

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hanover — Earlier this week, Hugh Jessiman was stuck in the New York City area, his flight back to Lebanon delayed for days by inclement weather. Eventually, the airline provided a driver and car to ferry him north, and he arrived back on the Dartmouth College campus and resumed his class schedule. Given …

Albany Edges UVM

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Burlington — Evan Singletary drained a fade-away 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to give Albany a 47-44 victory over Vermont on Wednesday night for its eighth straight win. Albany (13-7, 8-0 America East) has won 11 of its past 12 games and has a two-game lead over Vermont (11-10, 6-2) for first place in the conference. Vermont used a 10-3 surge, capped by …

Ex-AD: Four Teams Right for Playoff

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Oxon Hill, Md. — Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck said the College Football Playoff should stick with the four-team model because “it should be hard to get into the playoff.” Luck has started a new job with the NCAA. He had been …

Commentary: Maybe Joe Will Get His Statue Back, Too

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Feckless, arrogant, self-aggrandizing, inept — if you needed just one episode to illustrate everything wrong about Mark Emmert’s tenure as NCAA boss, he just handed it over, tied up with a bow. No matter how Emmert and his lawyers try to spin it, the settlement announced Friday in …

Saints Slip Past Big Green

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hanover — Mama presumably told the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team there would be nights like Friday’s 3-2 loss to visiting St. Lawrence. That doesn’t make them any easier to take. It’s hard enough to dominate almost all …

Irish Edge Yellow Jackets

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Atlanta — Jerian Grant scored 12 points, Steve Vasturia added 11 points and No. 12 Notre Dame beat Georgia Tech 62-59 on Wednesday night. Despite the absence of starting forward Zach Auguste, the Fighting Irish (16-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) secured their best start to a season since …

Commentary: For Buckeyes, the Fun Has Just Begun

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Get used to this. Get used to scarlet and gray on New Year’s Day, to silver helmets covered in both Buckeye stickers and confetti, to Urban Meyer thrusting trophies in the air. Get used to Ohio State sitting …

Virginia Throttles Clemson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Charlottesville, Va. — Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 points, and No. 2 Virginia took command with a 29-6 run to start the second half of a 65-42 victory against Clemson on Tuesday night. Justin Anderson added 15 points for …

This One Counts: Ohio State Overpowers Oregon in First Playoff Finale

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Arlington, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football’s playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20 Monday night. Elliott scored three straight times in the …

Throw a Flag: Buckeyes Flub Entrance

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Arlington, Texas — Ohio State didn’t exactly make a grand entrance at the national championship game. Usually, the Buckeyes race onto the field from the tunnel led by four students carrying large flags that spell out O-H-I-O. This …

Oregon’s Tyner Wants Positive End

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Associated Press Dallas — Thomas Tyner’s struggles this season are largely inconsequential to him now that Oregon is in the national championship game. The Ducks’ running back came into his sophomore season with such promise, but was …

In From the Cold: College Playoff Finalists a Breath of Fresh Air From North

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dallas — Ohio State players in blazers shuffled past shoveled snow on their way to the team bus. Oregon players were bundled in sweat suits, many using the hoods to stave off the cold. Nothing unusual in the …