College Sports

No. 16 Georgia Tech Has Easy Time in Opener

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Atlanta — Freshman Marcus Marshall ran for 184 yards and two long touchdowns in his college debut, Patrick Skov scored three TDs in his first game at Georgia Tech, and the No. 16 Yellow Jackets romped to a 69-6 victory over Alcorn State on Thursday night. Georgia Tech scored on its first seven possessions in the opener for both teams, barely breaking a sweat against the Football Championship Subdivision school …

In Playoff Era, College Football Polls … Do What, Exactly?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

College football polls lived a largely static, uncomplicated life for the better part of eight decades. The Associated Press rankings debuted in 1936 with the intent of concentrating national perception and proclaiming a national champion at season’s end. It fended off the intrusion of the UPI poll and the oddity of the Harris …

These Teams Could Go From Bad to Bowling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 FBS teams will not go bowling. Here are six teams that missed out on the …

Virginia Takes CWS Opener

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Kenny Towns hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning after Daniel Pinero stole second and third base, and Virginia opened the College World Series with a 5-3 victory over Arkansas on Saturday. The Cavaliers (40-22), the 2014 national runners-up, will play Monday against …

Longtime Rivals Make History at CWS

Friday, June 12, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Miami and Florida have met 241 times on the baseball diamond, but never at the College World Series. That changes Saturday night when the powerful programs from the Sunshine State square off at TD Ameritrade Park. The Hurricanes (49-15) are back in Omaha for the …

Some Tidbits About the College World Series Contenders

Friday, June 12, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — The College World Series field is full of pedigree. A record-tying four of the teams are from the powerful Southeastern Conference, and each of the eight has made it to Omaha at least three times in the last decade. As for individual talent, well, there’s …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Names Rugby Coach

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hanover — Katie Dowty was named the new head coach for the Dartmouth College women’s rugby team, Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Wednesday. The women’s rugby program will be elevated to Division I status as the Big Green’s 35th varsity sport for the 2015-16 …

Warriors Hold Off Cavs in OT

Friday, June 5, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. In the finals for the first time in …

Gators Win Again

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Oklahoma City — Florida won its second straight softball national championship behind Lauren Haeger’s complete game in a 4-1 victory over Michigan on Wednesday night. Haeger allowed five hits and struck out five. She reached base on all four of her plate appearances, earning most outstanding player honors. …

A Horse’s Best Friend: Canaan’s Ferneau Has Learned a Lot, and Applies It

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Etna — Nathalie Ferneau’s education in horses began long ago, when she found that they don’t always stay where people put them. The lesson unfolded in children’s storybook fashion with the wayward horse who lived next door. The …

Game Grows With Exposure

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oklahoma City — Carol Hutchins remembers what coaching college softball was like when she began her run at Michigan three decades ago. She recalls facilities that weren’t much different than those at high schools, limited media coverage and …

Miami Crunches Columbia to Win Regional

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Coral Gables, Fla. — Willie Abreu drove in five runs, including a massive three-run homer to right field, and Miami routed Columbia 21-3 to win the Coral Gables NCAA regional Monday night. The top-seeded Hurricanes (47-15) advanced to …

Columbia Forces Winner-Take-All Finale

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coral Gables, Fla. — Bryce Barr pitched five shutout innings and third-seeded Columbia beat Miami 3-0 on Sunday night to set up a rematch for the Coral Gables Regional championship tonight. Miami, the No. 5 national seed, was …