College Sports

And a Boola To You

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To all you Dartmouth football fans out there, I have a song for you: Boola Boola. Yes, that hated Yale chorus will hold special meaning in the hearts of Big Green supporters on Saturday when the once-beaten Elis play at unbeaten Harvard starting at 12:30 with a piece of the Ivy title on the line. But theirs is not the only piece. Dartmouth heads into its 1 p.m. season finale at Princeton with only one league loss as well. And with that 30-minute difference in start time, you can bet there will be plenty of scoreboard watching — literally and figuratively — on the Dartmouth sidelines. Because in simplest terms, if Dartmouth beats Princeton and …

SEC Powers Get Breather

Thursday, November 20, 2014

College Station, Texas — Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games. It’s a nice break for SEC teams looking to finish the season strong or improve their bowl destination — or …

Brown, Princeton Fall in Nonleague Contests

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Worcester, Mass. — Eric Green scored 16 points and three other Crusaders were in double figures in Holy Cross’ 80-65 victory over Brown on Wednesday night. Anthony Thompson added 15 points and Justin Burrell and Malachi Alexander 14 points each for the Crusaders (2-0), who hit half of their 60 shots from the …

It’s All About Team as College Hoop Season Tips Off

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The 2013-14 college basketball season was known as the year of the freshman. With the likes of one-and-doners like Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Aaron Gordon, it lived up to the billing, too. This season, the stars aren’t …

Picking the Hoop Champs

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Virginia was one of college basketball’s unexpected success stories last season, winning 30 games and finishing two games ahead of the field in the ACC. The previous year, it was Miami that won a regular-season title in that conference. Can anyone repeat those surprising runs to first place? …

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Local Roundup: Chargers Advance in ECAC Tourney

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New London — Colby-Sawyer senior Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu scored 47 seconds into overtime to lift the Chargers past Albertus Magnus, 4-3 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference men’s soccer quarterfinals on Wednesday afternoon. Colby-Sawyer (12-6-2) advanced to the ECAC semifinals for the first time in program history. On Saturday, …

ACC’s Hall of Fame Hoop Coaches Set High Standard

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It doesn’t happen this season but maybe it will the next, or the one after that. At some point, based simply on luck of the draw — or misfortune of the draw — an ACC head coach might …

Commentary: Time to Replace the NCAA

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In defending its alabaster-pure reputation, the NCAA likes to criminalize others. Recently, it sentenced Georgia running back Todd Gurley to “40 hours of community service” for selling his autograph. But I’ve been leafing through the sheaves of the NCAA rulebook, and in a diligent search of its 432 …

As Dartmouth Football Senior Day Approaches, a Closer Look at a Vital Quartet

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Saturday, the Dartmouth College football team will host Brown in its home finale and the final game on Memorial Field for its 27 seniors. The campaign concludes at Princeton next week, in a game that could have …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Williams an Ivy Honoree Again

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hanover — This is starting to get repetitious … in a good way. Thanks to a record-setting afternoon in terms of total yards accumulated, Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams was chosen as co-winner of the Ivy League’s …

Local Roundup: RPI Beats Dartmouth Hockey in Final Minute

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Troy, n.y. — It wasn’t quite Game 3 of a postseason series, but Rensselaer exacted a bit of revenge Saturday night against the visiting Dartmouth men’s hockey team by scoring the game-winning goal with 18.2 seconds left in regulation to take a 2-1 win. Zach Schroeder put a …

College Soccer: Dartmouth Inches Closer to Ivy Title

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ithaca, n.y. — The Dartmouth College men’s soccer team is one win away from an Ivy League title after defeating Cornell, 3-0, on Saturday evening at Berman Field. Dartmouth will host Brown in the Ivy finale next Saturday. The Big Green is tied with Princeton for first in …