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Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Whalen Wins 500th

Monday, April 21, 2014

Providence, r.i. — Bob Whalen picked up his 500th win as the head coach of the Dartmouth College baseball team on Sunday, reaching the milestone in the opening game of a doubleheader sweep of Brown at Murray Stadium. Freshman Mike Concato twirled a four-hit shutout as the Big Green won the opener, 7-0. Sophomore Joe Purritano then homered and rove in the final two runs to back a strong effort …

Dartmouth Women’s Golf Nips Hawks

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bloomfield, Conn. — Senior Sarah Knapp shot a 7-over-par 79 at Tumblebrook Country Club to lead the Dartmouth College women’s golf team to a three-stroke victory in a dual match against Hartford on Sunday. Jane Lee followed up with an 8-over 80 for Dartmouth. Savannah Grice and Tara Simmons (both 82) rounded out the scoring for the Big Green, which shot 323 as …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Softball Sweeps

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Providence, r.i. — The Dartmouth College softball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of Brown, on Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated in Ivy League play. The Big Green took the opener, 7-1 and closed out the nightcap, 4-0. Dartmouth pitchers Kristen Rumley and Morgan McCalmon tossed a pair of complete games. Kelsey Miller, Chloe Madill and Karen Chaw belted solo home runs, with …

Coach to Players: Vote No

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Evanston, Ill. — Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: “I believe it’s in their best interests to vote no.” Fitzgerald addressed the issue for the …

Huskies Howl Their Way Past Gators to NCAA Title Game

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. The Huskies had just beaten overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday in the Final …

Questions Arise As Commerce, Education Clash

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Arlington, Texas — The University of Kentucky Wildcats’ consistently sold-out home court, 23,000-seat Rupp Arena, is bigger than any in the NBA and soon to get a $310 million makeover. Kentucky coach John Calipari earns an annual salary of $5.4 million, more than all but a handful of …

It’s Time To Shine

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Mark Whitworth attended the NCAA-sponsored mock selection exercise in mid-February and did not return to the Southeastern Conference office in Birmingham with good news. The SEC wasn’t held in high esteem then, and the actual NCAA Tournament selection and seedings in March wouldn’t be kind …

Construction Zone: Big Green Builds For a Big Future

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College softball coach Rachel Hanson likes to say that her team’s talent is flexible, a reference to players being able to fill more than one position. This spring, the Big Green hopes to bend the …

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 …