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A major contributor to the success of the Dartmouth College men's rugby program, senior Madison Hughes has his sights sets for the Olympics as captain of the United States sevens squad.
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The World Is Within Hughes’ Reach; USA Rugby Puts Big Green Senior in Captain’s Role

Monday, March 30, 2015

Since his freshman season, Madison Hughes has been a leader on the Dartmouth College rugby team. Today, those qualities are reaching a whole new level. Hughes, 22, was selected by first-year USA Sevens coach Mike Friday to captain the unit despite being its youngest player. That role has made the Big Green senior the Eagles’ spokesman on the field for …

Imperfection Is Just Fine If It’s All Kentucky Has

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cleveland — This Kentucky basketball team isn’t perfect, coach John Calipari likes to say, just undefeated. The distinction was illuminated Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the presumed inevitability of an unblemished Wildcats romp to the national title was in jeopardy until the last hundredth of a second flickered off the clock against Notre Dame. After Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison gave the Wildcats a …

Blue Bloods Advance: Duke Returns To Final Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

Houston — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga. Justise Winslow, the freshman playing home in …

Princeton Faces Tough Task Against Maryland

Monday, March 23, 2015

College Park, Md. — It’s a matchup that’s about as intriguing as it gets in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament: unbeaten Princeton against top-seeded Maryland, champions of the Big Ten. Princeton coach Courtney Banghart, the …

Final Five: Rules to Fix the Hypocrisy of the NCAA

Monday, March 23, 2015

Some of you may be feeling a guilty inner tug of war between your pleasure in March Madness and what you piously know to be its compromising effect on higher education. The rest of you, like me, have surrendered your piety and your principles to binge-watch on multiple …

Minnesota Stifles Harvard

Monday, March 23, 2015

Minneapolis — Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women’s hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers. Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence …

ECAC Puts Three Into NCAA Field

Monday, March 23, 2015

Minnesota State has received the top seed for the NCAA men’s hockey tournament, followed by North Dakota, Boston University and Miami of Ohio as the other No. 1 seeds in their respective regions. The NCAA unveiled on Sunday the 16-team field, which included six teams from the eight-team …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Baseball Swept in California

Monday, March 23, 2015

Staff Reports Santa Barbara, Calif. — The Dartmouth College baseball team’s western road trip netted two more defeats on Sunday, 3-2 to Texas-Arlington and 10-1 to host UC Santa Barbara. Not terribly successful against Big Green starter Jackson Bubala in the first six innings of the opener, UT …

No. 11 Gonzaga Advances

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Once again, Gonzaga showed that 11 is it’s favorite number. The Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five years as an 11 after knocking off No. 3 Oregon State on the Beavers’ home court on Sunday. Gonzaga will return home …

Local Roundup: Big Green Baseball Drops Two

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Northridge, Calif. — Three Cal State Northridge pitchers combined on a six-hitter as the Matadors earned a four-game sweep of the Dartmouth College baseball team with a 7-1 win on Saturday. Andrew Weston (seven innings, five hits), Brandon Warner and Ray Lambert (one inning apiece) shut down the …

With Obama on Hand, Princeton Wins

Sunday, March 22, 2015

College Park, Md. — It’s not that Princeton coach Courtney Banghart was unimpressed to see President Obama in the stands, just a few rows away. It’s that Banghart was more concerned with making sure her Tigers — including …

Colleges Athletes Still Hitting the Books

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — In front of nearly 16,000 fans at Consol Energy Center and millions more watching across the country Thursday afternoon, Butler University forward Andrew Chrabascz hammered away against the towering big men from the University of Texas …

Terps Easily Handle Aggies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

College Park, Md. — Brionna Jones dominated the inside on both ends of the court, getting 22 points and 12 rebounds to carry top-seeded Maryland past New Mexico State 75-57 in the Spokane Regional on Saturday. The Terrapins (31-2) will bring a school-record 25-game winning streak into Monday …