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College Sports

Dartmouth Names New Soccer Coach

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hanover — Ron Rainey was named Dartmouth College’s new women’s soccer coach, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Tuesday. Rainey spent the last eight seasons at the helm of the women’s soccer team at the University of Iowa. This past fall he guided the Hawkeyes to their third straight season of double-digit victories and claimed an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, the first invitation ever for Iowa …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Softball 12-0 in Ivies

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hanover — Sophomore Morgan McCalmon drove home four runs on Sunday, as the Dartmouth College softball team completed a four-game sweep over Yale, with a come-from-behind win in the second game of Sunday’s twinbill. Dartmouth (23-13, 12-0 Ivy) scored all five runs in the third inning of game one for a 5-1 win and then scored three times in the fifth to take …

49ers Linebacker Arrested

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Los Angeles — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told …

Nothin’ Doin’ for U. Hartford Hurler

Saturday, April 5, 2014

West Hartford, Conn. — Sean Newcomb says he doesn’t even notice them anymore — all the major league scouts pointing radar guns at him every time he winds up. It’s just become part of the background at Fiondella …

NCAA’s Three Dirty Words — One and Done: Chorus Growing to Have NBA-Influenced Mandate Abolished

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lexington, Ky. — During his Monday radio show, John Calipari launched into a soliloquy. It wasn’t about his Kentucky team’s improbable run to the Final Four. Or the Wildcats’ prognosis for winning their second championship in three years. …

Pitching In: Dartmouth Arms Maturing, Waiting for Bats to Catch Up

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hanover — Bob Whalen has reason to be proud. His Dartmouth College baseball team is coming off a 15-5 Ivy League season that netted a sixth straight Red Rolfe Division title. The team was one of the top-hitting …

Minnesota NIT Win Adds to Pitino Haul

Friday, April 4, 2014

New York — Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursday night, beating SMU 65-63 to give the Pitino family its latest postseason tournament title. Hollins scored 19 points …

Calipari Wins, With a Smirk

Thursday, April 3, 2014

John Calipari waited until the question was asked, but he quickly wanted to set the record straight about his abilities as a recruiter. “Wait a minute. Wait a minute,” he said. “When I was at (Massachusetts for eight seasons), we had one McDonald’s All-American, Donte Bright. When I …

Bobcats Ruin Dartmouth Baseball Opener With Long Ball

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hanover — Quinnipiac launched four home runs over the Biondi Park fences to spoil the Dartmouth College baseball team’s home opener on Wednesday, using the long ball to earn an 11-5 win. Vincent Guglietti had the big day …

Auriemma: UConn’s Run To Final 4 Is ‘Really H ard’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lincoln, Neb. (ap) — Geno Auriemma doesn’t listen to fans, media and opposing coaches who try to tell him that this season’s UConn team might be the best he’s had. Auriemma says it’s unfair to players, past and …

Defense Is Hallmark of Final Quartet

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Way back at the start of the season, amid all the whistles and fouls, the defensive-minded teams appeared to be in trouble, a seemingly dying breed hamstrung by the NCAA’s new hands-free rules. As the season progressed, the top coaches and teams adjusted to the changes and found …

Terps Pull Upset

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Evanston, Ill. (ap) — When members of Northwestern’s football team had the chance to sign union cards back in January, some players signed their names, others did not. Running back Venric Mark said Tuesday that he wondered if …

Maryland reaches Final Four, tops Louisville 76-73

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Louisville, Ky. (ap) — The Maryland Terrapins are headed back to the Final Four for the first time since they won it all back in 2006. All-American Alyssa Thomas scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Maryland advanced to the Terrapins’ first Final Four since winning the …