College Sports

No. 16 Georgia Tech Has Easy Time in Opener

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Atlanta — Freshman Marcus Marshall ran for 184 yards and two long touchdowns in his college debut, Patrick Skov scored three TDs in his first game at Georgia Tech, and the No. 16 Yellow Jackets romped to a 69-6 victory over Alcorn State on Thursday night. Georgia Tech scored on its first seven possessions in the opener for both teams, barely breaking a sweat against the Football Championship Subdivision school …

In Playoff Era, College Football Polls … Do What, Exactly?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

College football polls lived a largely static, uncomplicated life for the better part of eight decades. The Associated Press rankings debuted in 1936 with the intent of concentrating national perception and proclaiming a national champion at season’s end. It fended off the intrusion of the UPI poll and the oddity of the Harris …

These Teams Could Go From Bad to Bowling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 FBS teams will not go bowling. Here are six teams that missed out on the …

‘Win for Gwynn’ Driving SDSU Into Nationals

Friday, May 29, 2015

San Diego — The San Diego State Aztecs are never far from reminders of their late coach, whether it’s the bobblehead in the dugout or the images of the Hall of Famer on the outfield wall at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Nearly a year after Gwynn died of cancer, …

High-Scoring Contests Becoming the Norm

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday in Oklahoma City, …

Pioneers Take Title

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Philadelphia — When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism. Tierney won six titles in men’s lacrosse with the Tigers, but he left to build something with …

College Roundup: Ex-Dartmouth Player Drafted by CFL Team

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added to last week’s Canadian Football League draft haul on Wednesday, selecting former Dartmouth defensive back-linebacker Garrett Waggoner in the CFL supplemental draft. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Waggoner was one of two players available in Wednesday’s draft, the other being defensive back …

On a Winning Cycle: Norwich Resident Adds College Title to Resume

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

West Lebanon — The road to cycling success may seem an uphill climb, but Brendan Rhim has been riding lately as if cruising a downhill slope. Two weekends ago, the 19-year-old Hanover High School graduate helped his Furman …

Two and Through: Big Hit Evades Dartmouth Again, Season Ends

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Dartmouth College softball team’s 2015 season came to an end on Saturday, as the Big Green dropped a 3-1 contest to the South Carolina Gamecocks in an elimination game at the NCAA’s Tallahassee regional. …

Seminoles Get Best of Big Green in NCAA Opener

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Dartmouth College softball team opened its second consecutive year of NCAA Tournament play on Friday, traveling south to take on the nation’s ninth-seeded Florida State Seminoles, the hosts of the Tallahassee Regional. In an …

Hanover Lacrosse Has Reason to Party Despite Loss

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hanover — In the wake of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team’s 12-5 loss to Pinkerton on Friday, the Marauders gathered on the sideline and celebrated the joint birthday of 37-year old coach Ryan Gardner and his 5-year …

Dartmouth Softball Ready for NCAA Re-do

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hanover — The skies unleashed a deluge early in the Dartmouth College softball team’s practice Tuesday, soaking the NCAA tournament-bound squad as it prepared for Friday’s NCAA regional playoff game at No. 10 Florida State. The Big Green …

Local Roundup: Big Green Draws FSU for NCAA Tourney

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Indianapolis — The Dartmouth College softball team take on ninth-seeded Florida State on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, it was announced Sunday night. South Carolina and Central Florida will join Dartmouth in the double-elimination pod. Dartmouth swept Penn in the Ivy League Championship Series …