College Sports

Wisconsin’s Ryan Retiring After 2015-16 Campaign

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball world Monday when he announced that he plans to retire after …

Virginia Wins First CWS Title

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school’s first baseball national championship. The Cavaliers (44-24) prevailed in the CWS finals rematch against the defending champion Commodores and brought the Atlantic Coast Conference its first title in baseball …

Playing Time Not Key to Blaiklock’s Value

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In an era when players complain and transfer schools because of a real or perceived lack of playing time, Emma Blaiklock stands out. A former three-sport athlete at Woodstock Union High School, the 20-year-old now suits up for the Castleton State softball team. And even then, she usually sees action only on the side for a team that finished 19-12 this season. “I’m …

Let’s Play Three: After Doubleheader Split, Ivy Title Up for Grabs Today

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New York — A baseball team that doesn’t perform its best and still has one more chance to play can consider itself truly fortunate. Dartmouth, owners of the Ivy League’s best defense on a diamond this season, made …

Lineman Commits to Ohio St. for ‘Academics’

Sunday, May 10, 2015

There are countless reasons high school recruits choose certain schools. For Plymouth High (Canton, Mich.) offensive lineman Michael Jordan, all of his top options had appealing football programs, but only one had the academic profile he wanted. “Ohio State’s a great school, and I committed there because of …

UND Nickname Ideas: Amber Waves, Flickertails, Zombies

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bismarck, n.d. — From “Amber Waves” to “Zombies,” the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous. UND released a list of nearly 1,200 potential new nicknames Monday night, from which a committee will make a short …

Twice as Nice: Dartmouth Repeats as Ivy Softball Champ

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Saturday’s softball games at Dartmouth College began with an opponent’s home run hit so hard that it shattered a tree branch. They ended with Big Green coach Shannon Doepking happily fishing ice cubes out of her …

College Roundup: Big Green Wraps Spring Football Session

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Freshman linebacker Ian Hanselman returned an interception for a long touchdown, and scooped and scored on an option pitch batted by David Caldwell for another tally as Dartmouth concluded spring practice with the annual Green-White game Saturday morning. Starting quarterback Dalyn Williams scrambled and completed an …

Big Green Softball Gets Loud and Proud

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — The forecast for today’s start to the Ivy League softball championship series is sunny, 70 degrees and loud. That’s because when Dartmouth College and Pennsylvania clash in the series for the third consecutive season, they will …

In Need of a Charge: Colby-Sawyer Baseball Finds Wins Elusive

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College baseball players Matt McIntosh and Justin Devoid were loosening up with a game of catch Sunday alongside the first-base line at Norwich University as their team piled up several runs en route to sweeping a nonconference …

Local Roundup: Softball ILCS Set, Less So for Baseball

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College softball team’s dates in the Ivy League Championship Series are all set. Big Green baseball knows when it will play, but not who quite yet. Having clinched the Ivies’ North Division title on …

College Roundup: Big Green Baseball Extends Win Streak

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hanover — Freshmen stole the show in the first game on the Dartmouth College baseball team’s Senior Day, but the seniors grabbed the spotlight in the nightcap as the Big Green swept an Ivy League doubleheader from the visiting Harvard Crimson at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park …

Northern Rights: Big Green Clinches Division Title, Home Field in Title Series

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College softball team took care of business Saturday during its first game against visiting Harvard, then nearly staged a late comeback to pull out the teams’ second contest, despite fielding a lineup comprised mostly …