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Dartmouth College’s Brian Grove glances up at his image on Memorial Field’s video scoreboard as he crosses the goal line against Holy Cross two weeks ago. The Big Green hosts No. 18 Harvard today in a battle of Ivy League unbeatens. Valley News - Tris Wykes

Green Dream, or Crimson Title: Game Could Decide Ivy Crown

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College receiver Ryan McManus was recruited by both the Big Green and its arch-rival, Harvard, while at his Minnesota high school five years ago. Although his older brother, Tim, was a star for the former institution the younger sibling took recruiting visits to each campus and strongly considered the Crimson before he landed in Hanover. Now, he …

BC Takes Spotless Road Record to VT

Friday, October 31, 2014

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has said all along that the Hokies are young and a work in progress. He hopes to see lots of that progress today when they host surprising Boston College. “I said at the very beginning, we’re going to go through some growing pains, and we are,” Beamer said this week. But, he added, “We’re far enough along that …

Kentucky, Arizona Lead Preseason Poll

Friday, October 31, 2014

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship. The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous freshmen will be surrounded by other former McDonald’s All-Americans who played for the NCAA title just seven months ago — a team so …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Men’s Soccer Defeats Yale

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hanover — Freshman Jonathan Nierenberg scored a pair of goals in the second half as the Dartmouth College men’s soccer team defeated Yale, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Burnham Field. The Big Green (7-3-1, 2-0-0 Ivy League) increased its unbeaten streak to eight games and has not dropped …

New England Football: UNH Dismantles William & Mary

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Andy Vailas threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns, two to Nico Steriti, and New Hampshire beat William & Mary 32-3 on Saturday. Steriti added a rushing touchdown for New Hampshire (5-1, 3-1 Colonial). Vailas’ third touchdown pass was from 25-yards out to R.J. Harris, …

Dartmouth Football Charges Back to Knock Off Yale

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — Late in the fourth quarter and during a tie football game Saturday, Dartmouth College guard Niko Mamula suffered a leg injury that left him lying on his back and howling in pain. After a …

Miss. State Still Spotless

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Starkville, Miss. — Dak Prescott ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading No. 3 Mississippi State to a 38-23 victory over No. 2 Auburn on Saturday. Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 SEC) has won nine straight games …

Ex-Gators Face Off When BC Visits N.C. St.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Raleigh, n.c. — Leaving Florida has worked out pretty well for both Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy. The ex-Gators quarterbacks have led their new schools to big things and now they’re preparing to face off for the first time today when North Carolina State (4-2, 0-2 ACC) plays …

Dartmouth-Yale Showdown Could Have Title Implications

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hanover — Teams can’t win an Ivy League football championship in October, but they can certainly lose one, which explains why Dartmouth College’s practices this week were conducted amid palpable tension. From quarterback Alex Park admonishing the scout …

Heisman Race Full of Intrigue

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Heisman Trophy race, much like the playoff chase, took a detour last weekend. The presumptive favorite, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, was unable to prevent his team from being upset. Dak Prescott emerged as a legitimate contender for …

SEC East Looks for Respect

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Athens, Ga. — An important Southeastern Conference Eastern Division showdown is being overshadowed this week by another deluge of compelling SEC West games. The only ranked teams from the SEC East will meet on Saturday when No. 13 Georgia visits No. 23 Missouri in a game that could …

Upsets Rock Top 25 Poll

Monday, October 6, 2014

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Starkville, Miss. — Mississippi’s Southeastern Conference teams have never been this good and this close. Ole Miss and Mississippi State are tied for third in The Associated Press college football …

Rugged Rugger

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dartmouth’s Zack Fowler runs the ball during the rugby game against Princeton at Brophy Field in Hanover on Sunday. Dartmouth won, 54-5. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …