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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2013, file photo, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald yells at his team during an NCAA college football game against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. The Wildcats are coming off a disappointing 5-7 season and already hit hard by injuries and a key defection ahead of the Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, opener at home against Cal. On top of that, they spent the offseason at ground zero in the debate over whether college players should have the right to unionize. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)

Union Talk Fades at Northwestern

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp. Sing-alongs before practice, a watermelon-eating contest afterwards. Wall-to-wall music blasted by a guest DJ in between. If this is the most uptight team in major college football — as …

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 a cousin’s apartment in his hometown of Palmdale when he saw his nephew, who can’t …

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 to hear the Panthers’ pregame show. He listens as the announcers break down that day’s …

Dartmouth Coach Leaves for Stanford

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rachel Hanson, who coached Dartmouth College’s softball team to its first Ivy League title and NCAA tournament appearance this season, has been hired for the same post at Stanford University. Big Green Athletic Director Harry Sheehy confirmed the …

FSU Had a Tech-Driven Title Run

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida State was a juggernaut last season, manhandling outmatched foes week in, week out en route to one of the most dominant seasons in the history of college football. The Seminoles went undefeated and won …

Local Roundup: Colby-Sawyer Athletes Named Finalists for League Awards

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New London — Two Colby-Sawyer College athletes, one of them an Upper Valley native, have been named finalists for the North Atlantic Conference’s Man and Woman of the Year awards, a program modeled after a similar women’s award bestowed at the national level by the NCAA. Colby-Sawyer baseball …

This ‘View’ Has Seen It All: Woodstock Sports Journalist Compiles Essays in Book

Monday, June 30, 2014

“The View From The Finish Line” by Bill McCollom; Enfield Publishing and Distribution; paperback; 222 pages; $20 The height of summer may seem like an inappropriate time to read a book filled with columns compiled from Ski Racing …

Extra Time

Monday, June 30, 2014

Rio De Janeiro (ap) — Regulation time doesn’t seem to mean much at this stage, judging by the way Netherlands, Costa Rica and Brazil have advanced through the first of the World Cup knockout rounds. The Dutch needed a penalty deep in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 …

Past Winners, Aim to Solve Bumpy Track

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sparta, Ky. (ap) — NASCAR drivers won’t be shocked if Kentucky Speedway’s fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane. Either scenario could happen with past winners Kyle Bush …

Young Players Led Vandy to Title

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin figured last year was his baseball program’s best chance to win its first national championship. It was the 2014 team that got the job done, starting four sophomores and two freshmen in the everyday lineup and relying on a young pitching …

Dartmouth Dismisses Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College has fired Andy Towers, its head men’s lacrosse coach who had been a part of the program for the past 10 years. A former All-American player at Brown, Towers had been with the Big …

Vandy Lefty Shakes Off Rust

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — If Vanderbilt wins the national title at the College World Series, the Commodores will be able to point to not one but two improbable contributors. John Kilichowski’s turn came in Monday’s 9-8 win over Virginia. The 6-foot-5 freshman left-hander pitched perfect sixth and seventh innings, …

First Person: Flying Coop Has Worked for Kaleb Tarczewski

Monday, June 23, 2014

Claremont — Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Tarczewki was 6-foot-9 when he left Stevens High School to study and play basketball at St. Mark’s School in Stoughtonborough, Mass. In the ensuing six years, he grew three more inches, and his basketball …