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Yale's Deon Randall scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Lehigh in New Haven, Conn., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak)

Yale Burns Out Scoreboard; UNH Slips Past Richmond

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — Morgan Roberts threw three touchdowns and ran in the game winner to lift Yale to a 54-43 win in its season opener over Lehigh on Saturday. Trailing by as many as 21 points in the second quarter, the Yale comeback was sparked by a 51-yard touchdown run by Candler Rich followed by a 68-yard scoring strike …

Big Green Gets in Gear: Dartmouth Rallies, Wins Football Opener

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team was supposed to enter Memorial Field to a snappy introduction video on the year-old scoreboard behind the south end zone Saturday. However, the season opener’s overture fell a bit flat when the audio went out and eliminated the sound of former college president James Wright reading …

First Person: On Opening Day, Recalling Clobbering Coach With a Football

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hanover — It was a fine fall afternoon in the mid-1980s. The setting was the front edge of the home sideline at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field and I, a teenage ball boy, was frozen in fear. The intervening years have clouded my recollection as to which Big Green ball carrier was scrambling toward …

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 …

To Beat Judge’s Cap, NCAA May Have to Support It

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Indianapolis — The NCAA’s best argument against the Ed O’Bannon ruling may be the financial limits imposed by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken — the same ones the NCAA lauded in her decision. Less than two weeks after the court decision opened the door for college athletes to …

FSU Opens Top-Ranked

Monday, August 18, 2014

Finish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that. Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles will. Jameis Winston and the defending national champions are preseason No. 1 for the sixth time. In two of the previous five seasons Florida State started No. 1, the …

Six College Football Coaches on the Rise

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have his name come up for almost every big job. Six coaches whose names are likely to come up often when the jobs start …