College Sports

Ranking the Bowl Games, From No. 38 to No. 1

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The postseason is one “Kokomo Bowl” from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: “Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mama, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a.” Four new bowl games, plus the extra championship game means the process of picking winners has become a title of a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock: The 39 Steps. Or is it Psycho ? I had a good picking year …

For UNH Football, Delight in the Dungeon

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Last year they reached the FCS semifinals for the first time ever. Last week they hosted a quarterfinal game for just the second time in school history. Today’s game will be a mashup of those two feats as No. 1 UNH (12-1) hosts No. 5 Illinois State (12-1) for the …

Better Late Than ... Mitola Comes Through for Big Green

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — It hadn’t been Alex Mitola’s night. And then, suddenly, the Dartmouth College junior owned the evening, sinking a quartet of 3-point shots during overtime to send the Big Green past Northern Illinois, 58-55, on Friday night at Leede Arena. Mitola’s final trey was still sailing through the air when the horn went off, giving Dartmouth its second buzzer-beater ending of the …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …

Trio Makes The Cut ...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New York — The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are set to make the trip to New York …

... But Winston Not in Picture

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is not a finalist for this year’s award. When the Heisman trust announced the finalists Monday, the Florida State quarterback’s name was not called. So Winston will not join former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin as the only players …

Crimson Tops BU; Yale No Match for Gators

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cambridge, Mass. — Wesley Saunders scored 15 points to lead Harvard past Boston University 70-56 on Monday. Saunders hit all three of his 3-point attempts and was 4-of-7 from the floor. He also grabbed seven rebounds and has eight assists. Corbin Miller added 14 points despite going 3-of-13 …

First Playoff Field Includes Tide, Ducks, FSU, OSU, No Big 12

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grapevine, Texas — Joy filled Ohio as woe flecked Texas on Sunday with the release of the inaugural College Football Playoff field. The Ohio State Buckeyes, moored at No. 16 in the rankings Oct. 28, finished a long climb into the four-team playoff by snaring the coveted No. …

Local Roundup: UVM Women’s Hoop Nips Green

Monday, December 8, 2014

Staff Reports Burlington — Vermont finished with four players in double figures and held on late in the second half to defeat the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team, 68-63, on Sunday afternoon at Patrick Gym. Dartmouth sophomore Fanni Szabo led all scorers with 25 points. Big Green juniors …

Kentucky Rolls; S.C. Women Trip Duke

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lexington, Ky. — Karl-Anthony Towns scored a career-high 19 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled to an 82-49 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Sunday night. Two days after a hard-fought victory over No. 6 Texas, the Wildcats (9-0) had it significantly easier against the neighboring Colonels, whose campus is …

Florida State Claims NCAA Women’s College Cup

Monday, December 8, 2014

Boca Raton, Fla. — Florida State coach Mark Krikorian commented all weekend long at the NCAA Women’s College Cup that his team would win a national championship when it was ready. The Seminoles (24-1-1) did just that, picking …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Gets Unlikely Help in Victory

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Princeton, n.j. — Senior Tyler Sikura scored two goals to help the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team to a 4-2 win over Princeton at Hobey Baker Rink on Saturday night. Saturday marked just the second multi-goal game of Sikura’s career and the first since Nov. 12, 2012. Dartmouth …

Bama Rolls to SEC Title

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Atlanta — Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee. Now, the Crimson Tide can go after the crown it really wants. Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon …