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Dartmouth College freshman David Smith (37) boots a field-goal attempt during the Big Green's Sept. 1 session on the Blackman Practice Fields at the foot of Balch Hill. Smith is one of three kickers battling to be the team's starter for the season opener, Sept. 20 against visiting Central Connecticut.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Big Green Will Put Best Foot Forward: Dartmouth Wants No Repeat of Placekicking Woes

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hanover — It’s not much of a stretch to say the Dartmouth College football team was two chip-shot field goals away from sharing the Ivy League title last season. The Big Green finished 6-4 overall and 5-2 in Ancient Eight play, but with successful kicks at Pennsylvania and Harvard, those marks could have been 8-2 and 7-0, enough to win …

Big Green Corrals Hofstra

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hempstead, n.y. — A pair of first-half goals made the difference for the Dartmouth men’s soccer team as it grabbed a 2-1 win from Hofstra on Sunday at the HU Soccer Stadium for its first win of the season. Seniors Alex Adelabu and Robin Alnas scored their first goals of the season for the Big Green, which outplayed the Pride for much of …

New England Football: New Hampshire Throttles Lehigh

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Sean Goldrich passed for a career-high 422 yards and four touchdowns to lead New Hampshire to a 45-27 win over Lehigh on Saturday. Goldrich completed 27 of 40 attempts, with Harold Spears making seven catches for 138 yards, both career highs, and a touchdown. R.J. Harris had six catches for …

USC’s Shaw Admits to Lying About Injuries, Rescue

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Los Angeles — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school …

Big Green Football Not Big-Headed

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hanover — Five years ago, the Dartmouth College football team was coming off a winless season and its coaches, players and fans could only dream about finishing third in the Ivy League. Now, being picked by league media …

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. …

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 …

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 …

More Schools Mixing Beer, Football at Stadiums

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening …

Time to Celebrate College Football’s Dead-Enders

Friday, August 22, 2014

Atlanta — This isn’t another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention. With the start of college football right around the corner, we’d like to give a shoutout to the Bottom 10, those schools where …

New Helmet Tries for a Head Start

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection. A …

Enough Carnage: With Realignment Done, Maybe College Football Can Finally Be About the Football

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Los Angeles — In the children’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is the kid who can’t find a seat when the music stops. In college football’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is probably Connecticut. …

Green Gets Lax Coach

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hanover — After a lengthy search, Dartmouth College announced the addition of Brendan Callahan as the school’s new men’s lacrosse coach on Monday. Callahan comes to the Big Green after assisting at Lehigh for the past seven years. It will be his first head coaching job at the …