College Sports

Cowboys- Giants: Aching QBs Meet

Sunday, November 23, 2014

For Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, the concern is about his back. While the Giants’ Eli Manning is looking to rebound after one of the worst starts of his career. Romo takes the Dallas Cowboys to New York tonight with a chance to match the win total from their .500 rut of the past three seasons. The 34-year-old quarterback whose surgically repaired back sustained yet another injury against Washington has a …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Women’s XC 20th at Nationals

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Terre Haute, Ind. — The Dartmouth women’s cross country team completed its season with a 20th-place finish on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Championships at Indiana State University’s LaVern Gibson Championship Course. Junior Dana Giordano led the Big Green in the six-kilometer race, taking 45th place in 20 minutes, 49 seconds, an impressive achievement considering she was tripped and stepped on near the …

With Last-Minute TD, Crimson Crafts a Perfect Ending

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cambridge, Mass. — The 131st edition of The Game will be remembered for The Finish. Conner Hempel threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Fischer with 55 seconds to play and Harvard beat Yale 31-24 to capture the Ivy League title outright after blowing a 17-point fourth-quarter lead on Saturday. Harvard won for …

College Basketball: Arizona Rolls in Opener

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — Brandon Ashley scored a career-high 21 points in his return to the lineup, and No. 2 Arizona shook off a shaky start to open the season with a 78-55 win over Mount St. Mary’s on …

Miss. St., Bama Ready to Clash

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — This Alabama-Mississippi State game is about current stars such as Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, not the number of stars once bestowed as recruits. If history and pedigree are on the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide’s side entering today’s mega-SEC West showdown, the Bulldogs are the ones …

Bulldogs Spoil Big Green’s Home Opener

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hanover — For a sport built on ice, sometimes a hockey team needs to strike while the iron is hot to enjoy success. Dartmouth didn’t in a 4-1 ECAC Hockey League loss to Yale at Thompson Arena on …

Start Strong, Finish Better: Dartmouth Hockey Looks to Establish Consistency

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hanover — Kicking off a season 1-1-1 isn’t usually notable, but when your squad began the previous campaign 0-8, a .500 start is just fine, thank you. The Dartmouth College men’s hockey team finds itself in that situation …

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 …