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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2014, file photo, Arkansas guard Brey Cook (74) wears a Riddell SpeedFlex helmet during a preseason NCAA college football practice in Fayetteville, Ark. With lawsuits and concern regarding concussions hanging over every level of football, the race to develop safer helmets and other equipment has never been more intense. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson, File)

New Helmet Tries for a Head Start

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection. A vocal proponent of player safety, Bielema is happy to be a part of the cutting edge. But it’s a bit of a …

Enough Carnage: With Realignment Done, Maybe College Football Can Finally Be About the Football

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Los Angeles — In the children’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is the kid who can’t find a seat when the music stops. In college football’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is probably Connecticut. Or, in the expanded game, toss in Boise State, Cincinnati, Central Florida and maybe Brigham …

Green Gets Lax Coach

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hanover — After a lengthy search, Dartmouth College announced the addition of Brendan Callahan as the school’s new men’s lacrosse coach on Monday. Callahan comes to the Big Green after assisting at Lehigh for the past seven years. It will be his first head coaching job at the NCAA Division I level. “Brendan impressed us as a terrific recruiter and a person of …

NECBL On Hold; Thetford On Deck: Entrepreneur Agrees To Be Panthers’ AD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lebanon — Noah Crane is having an up-and-down month. Down: The Lebanon resident’s efforts to bring a New England Collegiate Baseball League team to the Upper Valley have hit another snag. Unable to raise the necessary money required to upgrade his desired home field, his pet project is …

Current River Combines Mild, Wild Side

Sunday, June 15, 2014

By Brent Frazee The Kansas City Star Eminence, Mo. — Moments after launching his johnboat on the Current River, Billy Smith took a few seconds to admire his surroundings. There are ugly places to cast a line, where you can catch fish like crazy. And there are beautiful …

D’Agostino Settles for Third in Finale

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Eugene, Ore. — It’s all over. The career of the most prolific track & field athlete in Ivy League history ended Saturday afternoon at Hayward Field. And not in the fashion many saw coming. Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino …

UC Irvine Rallies Past Texas

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Taylor Sparks hit his nation-leading ninth triple of the season to fuel UC Irvine’s three-run eighth inning Saturday in the Anteaters’ 3-1 victory over Texas in the opening game of the College World Series. The Anteaters had been shut out for seven innings before they …

Griffith Savors Hall Induction

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn. — Yolanda Griffith savored a crowning achievement that she’d never anticipated. “Never ever in my wildest dreams did I see my journey leading me to the doorsteps of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame,” the two-time Olympic gold medal winner said Saturday during an emotional induction …

Local Roundup: Krumpoch 5th at NCAAs

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Eugene, Oregon — For the rest of her life, Dartmouth senior Megan Krumpoch can literally say she saved her best for last, setting a new school record in the women’s 800-meter national finals on Friday evening at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field. …

Garrido, Gillespie Meet One More Time

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Once again, the road has led to Omaha for Augie Garrido and Mike Gillespie. The two played college ball against each other before the Beatles came to America, and both played in the College World Series in the days when a few hundred people showed …

Dartmouth Senior Advances to 800 Final

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Eugene, Ore. — Dartmouth senior Megan Krumpoch will run for a national title on Friday night in the 800 meters after earning the final at-large berth in event’s semifinals Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In front of nearly 10,000 spectators at Oregon’s Hayward Field …

O’Bannon Testifies in NCAA Antitrust Action

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Oakland, Calif. — The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest with former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on …

Texas Tech Making First Trip to CWS

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lubbock, Texas — Dylan Dusek turned in his fourth consecutive scoreless start and Texas Tech advanced to the College World Series for the first time with a 1-0 victory over the College of Charleston on Sunday. Dusek (8-0) …