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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Massachusetts quarterback Blake Frohnapfel (7) looks for a receiver in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Colorado in Foxborough, Mass. The Minutemen will exit the Mid-American Conference after this season and might be able to take an East Division title and trip to the league championship game with them on the way out. They bring back one of the most experienced teams in the country and a prolific passing game with Frohnapfel (3,345 and 23 TD passes). (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

These Teams Could Go From Bad to Bowling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 FBS teams will not go bowling. Here are six teams that missed out on the postseason last year — and in some …

Don’t Forget ...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype. Just ask Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston and Cam Newton, who won it as first-time starters. This season even the players considered the front-runners are not …

UVM Hires Ex-Raider

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Burlington — Former Lebanon High School hockey forward Brandon Guidotti has joined the staff of the University of Vermont women’s hockey program as equipment manager. Guidotti comes to the Catamounts after serving in the same capacity with the New England College men’s hockey team. A speedy forward during his high school years, Guidotti netted 37 goals, 36 assists and 73 points over four …

Some Tidbits About the College World Series Contenders

Friday, June 12, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — The College World Series field is full of pedigree. A record-tying four of the teams are from the powerful Southeastern Conference, and each of the eight has made it to Omaha at least three times in the last decade. As for individual talent, well, there’s …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Names Rugby Coach

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hanover — Katie Dowty was named the new head coach for the Dartmouth College women’s rugby team, Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Wednesday. The women’s rugby program will be elevated to Division I status as the Big Green’s 35th varsity sport for the 2015-16 …

Warriors Hold Off Cavs in OT

Friday, June 5, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. In the finals for the first time in …

Gators Win Again

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Oklahoma City — Florida won its second straight softball national championship behind Lauren Haeger’s complete game in a 4-1 victory over Michigan on Wednesday night. Haeger allowed five hits and struck out five. She reached base on all four of her plate appearances, earning most outstanding player honors. …

A Horse’s Best Friend: Canaan’s Ferneau Has Learned a Lot, and Applies It

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Etna — Nathalie Ferneau’s education in horses began long ago, when she found that they don’t always stay where people put them. The lesson unfolded in children’s storybook fashion with the wayward horse who lived next door. The …

Game Grows With Exposure

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oklahoma City — Carol Hutchins remembers what coaching college softball was like when she began her run at Michigan three decades ago. She recalls facilities that weren’t much different than those at high schools, limited media coverage and …

Miami Crunches Columbia to Win Regional

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Coral Gables, Fla. — Willie Abreu drove in five runs, including a massive three-run homer to right field, and Miami routed Columbia 21-3 to win the Coral Gables NCAA regional Monday night. The top-seeded Hurricanes (47-15) advanced to …

Columbia Forces Winner-Take-All Finale

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coral Gables, Fla. — Bryce Barr pitched five shutout innings and third-seeded Columbia beat Miami 3-0 on Sunday night to set up a rematch for the Coral Gables Regional championship tonight. Miami, the No. 5 national seed, was …

‘Win for Gwynn’ Driving SDSU Into Nationals

Friday, May 29, 2015

San Diego — The San Diego State Aztecs are never far from reminders of their late coach, whether it’s the bobblehead in the dugout or the images of the Hall of Famer on the outfield wall at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Nearly a year after Gwynn died of cancer, …

High-Scoring Contests Becoming the Norm

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday in Oklahoma City, …