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Saturday Highlight

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Associated Press Here are some things to watch in Week 9 of the Southeastern Conference season: ∎ Game of the Week : No. 3 Mississippi at No. 24 LSU. Ole Miss is off to its best start in more than 50 years, but now must face what appears to be an improved LSU team at night in Death Valley. The Rebels are leaning on a fantastic defense that’s giving …

The Lion’s Meow — In an Era of Change, One Constant Remains: Last Place Columbia

Friday, October 24, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer “Way uptown, at its gleaming new field house on the northern tip of Manhattan, Columbia is trying to win at football — really, it is — even though it may appear otherwise.” — New York Times , Nov. 22, 2013. Rich Forzani played football at Columbia …

Probe Reveals UNC Fraud

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chapel Hill, n.c. — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, …

New England Football: UNH Rolls Past Elon

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Elon, n.c. — Andy Vailas threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead New Hampshire to a 48-14 win over Elon on Saturday. Vailas, who earned Colonial Athletic Association Conference Offensive Player of the Week in the 52-19 win over Dartmouth last …

Big Green Cruises in Ivy Opener

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team opened its Ivy League season with a victory Saturday for the first time since 2007, its 31-13 triumph over Pennsylvania snapping a six-game losing streak to the Quakers and boosting the …

UConn Puts Title In Rear View

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Storrs, Conn. — UConn coach Kevin Ollie put a new twist on the annual road race that marks the end of his team’s preseason conditioning, and the unofficial start of a new basketball campaign. The 41-year-old former NBA guard laced up his own running shoes last week and …

Ranked Teams Go Down

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oxford, Miss. — Bo Wallace threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, and No. 11 Mississippi rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to stun No. 3 Alabama 23-17 on Saturday. Ole Miss (5-0, …

Big Games Will Sort Contenders, Pretenders

Friday, October 3, 2014

Time to get down to brass tacks and begin separating the contenders from the pretenders. The fun started Thursday night with Arizona’s upset of No. 2 Oregon. Who’ll go down next? Here’s a look at some of today’s …

BYU Retires Famous QB’s No. 9

Friday, October 3, 2014

Provo, Utah — BYU retired Jim McMahon’s No. 9 jersey during its game against Utah State on Friday night, a day after the former quarterback was inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame. The 55-year-old McMahon recently …

Dartmouth Junior Has NFL Bloodlines, NFL Dreams

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hanover — A.J. Zuttah wants to make it to the NFL. First, however, he and his Dartmouth College football teammates have to get past visiting Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Big Green (1-1) has lost 15 of its last …

A Plan for Success: First-Year Dartmouth Coach Used to Building Winners

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hanover — There’s a sizable difference between coaching in the Big Ten and guiding the Big Green, but first-year Dartmouth College women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey appears to have little doubt he’s landed in the right spot. The …

Murray’s Legs Give Cowboys an Edge

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Associated Press Scoreboard standouts from Week 4. STARS Passing ∎ Andrew Luck, Colts, was 29 for 41 for 393 yards and four touchdown passes and an interception in Indianapolis’ 44-17 victory over Tennessee. He is the first …

Rondo: ‘I Want to Remain a Celtic’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Boston — Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the only star on the …