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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2013, file photo, Kentucky NCAA college football quarterback Patrick Towles waits to be interviewed during media day at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has announced that Towles will be the Wildcats' starting quarterback this season. Stoops tweeted out his decision before Monday's Aug. 18, 2014, practice, saying, "this competition has brought out the best in our quarterbacks and I'm confident in Patrick moving our team forward."  (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)

Time to Celebrate College Football’s Dead-Enders

Friday, August 22, 2014

Atlanta — This isn’t another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention. With the start of college football right around the corner, we’d like to give a shoutout to the Bottom 10, those schools where optimism is about as appropriate as refusing to dump a bucket of ice water on your head. Schools such as Georgia State, …

New Helmet Tries for a Head Start

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection. A vocal proponent of player safety, Bielema is happy to be a part of the cutting …

Enough Carnage: With Realignment Done, Maybe College Football Can Finally Be About the Football

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Los Angeles — In the children’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is the kid who can’t find a seat when the music stops. In college football’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is probably Connecticut. Or, in the expanded game, toss in Boise State, Cincinnati, Central Florida and maybe Brigham …

Extra Time

Monday, June 30, 2014

Rio De Janeiro (ap) — Regulation time doesn’t seem to mean much at this stage, judging by the way Netherlands, Costa Rica and Brazil have advanced through the first of the World Cup knockout rounds. The Dutch needed a penalty deep in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 …

Past Winners, Aim to Solve Bumpy Track

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sparta, Ky. (ap) — NASCAR drivers won’t be shocked if Kentucky Speedway’s fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane. Either scenario could happen with past winners Kyle Bush …

Young Players Led Vandy to Title

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin figured last year was his baseball program’s best chance to win its first national championship. It was the 2014 team that got the job done, starting four sophomores and two freshmen in the everyday lineup and relying on a young pitching …

Dartmouth Dismisses Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College has fired Andy Towers, its head men’s lacrosse coach who had been a part of the program for the past 10 years. A former All-American player at Brown, Towers had been with the Big …

Vandy Lefty Shakes Off Rust

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — If Vanderbilt wins the national title at the College World Series, the Commodores will be able to point to not one but two improbable contributors. John Kilichowski’s turn came in Monday’s 9-8 win over Virginia. The 6-foot-5 freshman left-hander pitched perfect sixth and seventh innings, …

First Person: Flying Coop Has Worked for Kaleb Tarczewski

Monday, June 23, 2014

Claremont — Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Tarczewki was 6-foot-9 when he left Stevens High School to study and play basketball at St. Mark’s School in Stoughtonborough, Mass. In the ensuing six years, he grew three more inches, and his basketball …

American Rugby Team Handles Celebrated English Foe

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hanover — Score round one to the Americans. In the first of a two-game series against a vaunted Cambridge (England) University on Saturday, the U.S. Collegiate All-American rugby team withstood a second-half rally by its British counterparts and …

Virginia Advances to Title Series

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Robbie Coman’s two-run, bases-loaded single gave Virginia the lead, and Josh Sborz and two relievers limited Mississippi to six singles in a 4-1 victory Saturday that sent the Cavaliers to the College World Series finals. Virginia (52-14), in the CWS for the third time, will …

High-Profile Rugby Clubs Come to Dartmouth

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hanover — For a team-bonding exercise this week, members of the U.S. Collegiate All-American rugby team took to the Connecticut River for some canoe paddling. Coach Matt Sherman didn’t dare join them, and the decision to stay on land might very well have kept him from going swimming. …

College Notes: The Latest on Former Upper Valley Athletes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Here’s a look at how Upper Valley athletes have fared in the college ranks recently: Baseball Holy Cross was 13-31 with freshman pitcher Joe Cravero (Hanover) appearing five times, including four starts. He had a 5.40 ERA and …