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Former Dartmouth College player Hugh Jessiman, right, chats with goaltender James Kruger during Thursday’s practice at Thompson Arena. Jessiman, a former first-round NHL draft pick, skated in Austria earlier this winter and has returned to Hanover to finish his degree. Valley News - Tris Wykes

Back on Campus: Dartmouth’s Hugh Jessiman Has Come Full Circle

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hanover — Earlier this week, Hugh Jessiman was stuck in the New York City area, his flight back to Lebanon delayed for days by inclement weather. Eventually, the airline provided a driver and car to ferry him north, and he arrived back on the Dartmouth College campus and resumed his class schedule. Given that Jessiman is 30 years old and …

Albany Edges UVM

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Burlington — Evan Singletary drained a fade-away 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to give Albany a 47-44 victory over Vermont on Wednesday night for its eighth straight win. Albany (13-7, 8-0 America East) has won 11 of its past 12 games and has a two-game lead over Vermont (11-10, 6-2) for first place in the conference. Vermont used a 10-3 surge, capped by …

UVM Topples Mass.-Lowell

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lowell, Mass. — Dre Wills scored a career-high 20 points to lead Vermont to a 61-50 win over Massachusetts-Lowell on Sunday. Ethan O’Day added 13 points, and Hector Harold and Kurt Steidl 10 apiece for the Catamounts (11-9, 6-1 American East). Those four starters combined to go 18 of 29 as Vermont shot 54 percent and made 19 of 22 free throws. Trae …

Looking for a Brand: College Football Playoff Hopes to Find Identity

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New York — The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual …

No. 1 Kentucky Survives Ole Miss in Overtime

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Aaron Harrison scored 26 points, including two big free throws with 1:29 remaining in overtime to put Kentucky ahead to stay, and the top-ranked Wildcats withstood three final Mississippi attempts to rally before escaping with an 89-86 victory Tuesday night. Overwhelming favorites against a Mississippi …

Irish Fight Past North Carolina on Late Putback

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chapel Hill, n.c. — Zach Auguste scored off a rebound with 1:07 left to help No. 13 Notre Dame hold off No. 18 North Carolina 71-70 on Monday night. Auguste got the lead back for the Fighting Irish …

Ducks Prove More Than a ‘Gimmick’ Offense

Monday, January 5, 2015

Some may have snickered when Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston tried to tell reporters that the Rose Bowl could have gone either way. His point is understandable and one his coach Jimbo Fisher seemed to back up. Never …

No. 5 Louisville Makes Itself at Home in ACC

Monday, January 5, 2015

Winston-Salem, n.c. — Chris Jones scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 5 Louisville won its Atlantic Coast Conference debut, beating Wake Forest 85-76 on Sunday night. Jones added a career-high 10 assists and Montrezl Harrell had 25 points and 13 rebounds for …

South Pomfret’s Joyce May Jump to Field Hockey’s Next Level

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Kellie Joyce recently completed a sparkling field hockey career at the University of New Hampshire, but she’s not about to leave the game behind. Next weekend, the 22-year-old Joyce will be in Lancaster, Pa., trying out for the …

Harbaugh Worth All of $40 Million

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The University of Michigan’s decision last week to commit at least $40 million to Jim Harbaugh over the next seven years raised quite a few eyebrows. Forty million dollars — $5 million a year to start, along with …

UNH Drops League Opener

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stony Brook, n.y. — Jameel Warney and Rayshaun McGrew each racked up a double-double in scoring and rebounding as Stony Brook survived a blizzard of 3-pointers to defeat New Hampshire 71-61 on Saturday in an America East Conference …

No. 6 Baylor Overpowers Okla. State

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Waco, Texas — Nina Davis had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead sixth-ranked Baylor to a 61-45 win over No. 18 Oklahoma State on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Khadijiah Cave added 15 …

Gators Gobble Up E. Carolina

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Birmingham, Ala. — Shane Carden fired pass after pass to move East Carolina’s offense swiftly down the field. The Pirates racked up plays and yards but repeatedly stalled short of the goal line, including Carden’s late interception in the end zone, and ultimately lost 28-20 to Florida Saturday …