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Local Roundup: Big Green Hires Rowing Coach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — Wyatt Allen was named the new head coach of the Dartmouth College men’s heavyweight crew, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced on Tuesday. A 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was a captain and four-year member of the men’s rowing team, Allen also represented the United States at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympic Games. He won gold at the 2004 Athens Games, …

Much-Maligned American Athletic Conference Feels Confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Newport, r.i. — Commissioner Mike Aresco took to the podium at media day for the American Athletic Conference and talked about power. “We all hear a lot about Power 5 conferences, the Equity 5, the High Resource 5, the Group of 5, the Autonomy 5, whatever you choose to call them, and we consider ourselves a power conference as well,” Aresco said Tuesday. …

Commentary: NCAA May Not Be Run by Fools After All

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and brain injuries does more than just give some former and current athletes a bit of peace of …

O’Bannon Testifies in NCAA Antitrust Action

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Oakland, Calif. — The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest with former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on …

Texas Tech Making First Trip to CWS

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lubbock, Texas — Dylan Dusek turned in his fourth consecutive scoreless start and Texas Tech advanced to the College World Series for the first time with a 1-0 victory over the College of Charleston on Sunday. Dusek (8-0) …

Florida Wins NCAA Title

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Oklahoma City — Kirsti Merritt hit a 3-run homer, and Florida defeated Alabama 6-3 on Tuesday night to win its first NCAA softball championship. The Gators (55-12) swept the championship series 2-0. Florida was the national runner-up in 2009 and 2011. Jackie Traina, one of the nation’s best …

Rugby Advances at CRC Sevens

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Staff Reports Chester, Pa. — Madison Hughes scored the crucial points with time expired in a 14-14 draw with Kutztown State to send the Dartmouth College men’s rugby team through to the quarterfinal round of the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship at PPL Park on Saturday. Down 14-7 …

Duke Wins Lax Crown

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Baltimore — Duke won its second straight NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, holding off Notre Dame’s comeback with a goal by Kyle Keenan with 2:39 left to clinch an 11-9 victory Monday. The top-seeded Blue Devils (17-3) limited the …

Duke, Notre Dame Meet Up for Men’s Lacrosse Title Today

Monday, May 26, 2014

Baltimore (ap) — Notre Dame is known for its tradition-rich football program. Talk about Duke, and the first thing that comes to mind is a basketball dynasty led by coach Mike Krzyzewski. Both schools, however, have also built powerhouse men’s lacrosse programs. Since taking over in 2007, John …

Big Green Took Big Step: Dartmouth Returning Satisfied … For Now

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tempe, Ariz. — Unfortunately for the Dartmouth College softball team, its remarkable run to the Tempe Regional of the NCAA Tournament came to a grinding halt on Saturday night at Farrington Stadium following an 8-0 second-day defeat to …

In Brief: Long Shot Pulls Off Surprise Win in All-Star Race

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Concord, c.c. — Jamie McMurray, a 40-1 long shot, had a $1 million payday Saturday night with an upset victory in the Sprint All-Star Race. McMurray was second on the restart for the 10-lap sprint to the checkered …

Dartmouth’s Softball Season Comes to Sudden End

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tempe, Ariz. — Unfortunately for the Dartmouth College softball team, there was no storybook ending to an otherwise dream season as the Big Green fell to San Diego State 8-0 in the NCAA Tempe Regional on Saturday night, …

Big Green Receives Rude Greeting in NCAA Debut

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tempe, Ariz. ­ — On Friday, about an hour later than originally planned, the Dartmouth College softball team made its first NCAA tournament appearance at the Tempe Regional. Unfortunately for the Big Green players, it ended a little …