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Elite Swimmers’ Worst Nightmare

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It’s described as a swimmer’s high — a euphoric mix of pain, confusion, determination and physical exertion that pushes the human body to its absolute limit. And according to those involved in the sport, it’s a common element of competitive swim training. It’s also potentially fatal. Inches beneath the surface, swimmers perform dolphin kicks at a furious pace, hoping to …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Women End Winless Skid

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s hockey team closed out its home slate with a 5-0 win over Brown on Saturday at Thompson Arena. The Big Green (5-16-3, 5-10-3 ECAC) ended a 15-game winless streak. The Bears fell to 3-19-3, 1-14-3. Brown’s loss came the night after a 3-3 tie at Harvard. Dartmouth senior Ailish Forfar had a goal and two assists, while …

College Basketball: K-State Stuns Oklahoma

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Manhattan, Kan. — Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again. D.J. Johnson added 12 points and Justin Edwards 11 for the Wildcats (14-9, 3-7), who snapped the Sooners’ four-game win streak by holding in check player of the year front-runner …

College Basketball: No 1 Oklahoma Edges Baylor

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Waco, Texas — Buddy Hield scored 14 of his 19 points after halftime, including consecutive 3-pointers that put No. 1 Oklahoma ahead to stay in an 82-72 victory over No. 13 Baylor on Saturday. Hield, the Big 12 scoring leader at 26 points a game, missed the final …

Big Green Pulls Big Upset Against Harvard

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hanover — It’s been a long time since police officers were deployed to prevent Dartmouth College students from potentially storming the Leede Arena court after a basketball game. That was part of the scene, however, after the Big …

Whiz Kid Leads Green: Freshman Boudreaux Makes Instant Impact

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hanover — The tiny snow removal tractor, driven by a man bundled against temperatures in the teens, slowly advanced past the office window of Dartmouth College men’s basketball coach Paul Cormier earlier this week. As Cormier discussed his …

College Roundup: Big Green Blanks Big Red for 4th Straight Win

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ithaca, n.y. — When someone says nothing’s going on with the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team, they’re probably referring to the pucks that aren’t hitting the back of the Big Green’s net. Dartmouth senior goaltender Charles Grant turned aside 18 shots for his second career shutout of Cornell, …

BC Coach Wins 1,000th Game

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Amherst, Mass. — Jerry York earned his 1,000th career victory Friday night, becoming the first coach in NCAA Division I men’s hockey to reach the milestone. York reached the mark with Boston College’s 8-0 win over Hockey East rival UMass. York, in his 44th season on the bench …

Philly’s ‘Big 5’ Series Turns 60

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Philadelphia — Temple coach Fran Dunphy was distracted just enough by yet another round of cheers that reverberated around the Palestra that he wanted to leave his team during a timeout and recognize some former greats himself. “I …

No. 9 Iowa Holds Off Rutgers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Piscataway, n.j. — Peter Jok scored a career-high 29 points and No. 9 Iowa shook off pesky Rutgers in the second half in posting a harder-than-expected 90-76 victory on Thursday night. Jarrod Uthoff and Anthony Clemmons added 20 points apiece as the Hawkeyes (15-3, 6-0) won their eighth …

In Brief: Pats Linebacker Rescues Woman From Car Crash

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Foxborough, Mass. — New England Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming didn’t hesitate when he saw a woman trapped in a smoking car: He kicked out the window, enabling her to escape. But Fleming cut his right leg in the process, and he soon began to worry about how coach …

No. 2 UNC Tops Wake

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chapel Hill, n.c. — Brice Johnson had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 83-68 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win. The Tar Heels (17-2, 6-0ACC) had little trouble extending their best start to conference play since 2000-01. They never …

Freshman Leads Oklahoma St. Past No. 3 Kansas

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Stillwater, Okla. — Freshman Jawun Evans had 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help Oklahoma State upset No. 3 Kansas 86-67 on Tuesday night. The Cowboys beat Kansas in Stillwater for the third straight time and the fifth in seven years. Jeff Newberry scored 13 points …