College Sports

Connecticut forward Phillip Nolan (1) goes up for a rebound against Duke forward Amile Jefferson (21) and center Jahlil Okafor (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Yale Men Slip Past Vermont

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Burlington — Matt Townsend had a hand in Yale’s last three baskets, including knocking down the game-winner from the top the key with 5 seconds left as the Bulldogs edged Vermont 57-56 on Thursday night. Townsend hit a jumper with 2:44 left to put Yale (9-3) up 52-50. Kurt Steidl responded with a three-point play for the Catamounts (5-5) before Townsend fed Javier Duren for a 3-pointer that made it 55-53 at 1:56. Steidl hit a 3-pointer as Vermont regained the lead with 1:34 to go. Yale missed a shot but Duren blocked Vermont’s next attempt out of bounds with the shot clock at 1 …

Buckeyes in Cruise Control

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading No. 12 Ohio State to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night. Shannon Scott added 12 assists, while Kam Williams had 15 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (9-1) in the game played before an announced crowd of 14,585 at Nationwide Arena. Ohio State …

No. 3 Arizona Wins Easily

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — Freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season high with 18 points and the No. 3-ranked Wildcats wrapped up their nonconference home schedule with a 101-64 rout of Oakland on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (11-0) shot out to a 26-4 lead and were up by 33-8 with 7:14 left in the first half. Brandon Ashley added and Gabe York added 15 points …

New Sport, New Passion for Ex-Kearsarge Athlete

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lindy Heffernan is the Accidental Harrier. Five years ago, as a senior at Kearsarge High, the soccer and lacrosse standout replaced an ailing friend in the Cougars’ cross country lineup. It was intended to be nothing more than …

College Notes: Who’s Done What, When, Where

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A look at some area athletes and their achievements on the college sports scene: Men’s Basketball Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont/Stevens) a junior at Arizona, was part of a team that started 7-0 and reached a No. 3 national ranking. …

Soccer Awards Have Upper Valley Ties

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Three connections to Dartmouth College and the Upper Valley came home with honors on Tuesday when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named regional and national assistant coaches of the year. The NSCAA handed out eight regional awards among senior men’s programs, and …

Cavs Win 8th Straight

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cleveland — LeBron James scored 35 points, making the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 48 seconds remaining, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 105-101 on Tuesday night for their eighth straight victory. James’ jumper from the top of the key gave Cleveland a 102-99 lead and …

The One That Got Away: Heisman Trophy Eluded Dartmouth’s Bob MacLeod in 1938

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Here’s today’s Dartmouth College football quiz: Who’s the only Dartmouth football player to receive votes for the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s outstanding college football player? This might fall in the realm of ultimate trivia, but Bob MacLeod …

DartmouthNH

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Bob MacLeod is Dartmouth’s only player to be in the running for the Heisman Trophy. But there have been 15 other Ivy League players, all familiar names to Ivy fans, who have received votes for the annual award as college football’s outstanding player. The award itself is named …

Grandstand’s Last Stand

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Engelberth Construction crew members Matt Barry, of Quechee, left, and Russell Tinkham, of Groton, Vt., walk past the west stands at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field as crews continue demolition work on Monday. Crews began work on the stands …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …

Trio Makes The Cut ...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New York — The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are set to make the trip to New York …

... But Winston Not in Picture

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is not a finalist for this year’s award. When the Heisman trust announced the finalists Monday, the Florida State quarterback’s name was not called. So Winston will not join former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin as the only players …