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A major contributor to the success of the Dartmouth College men's rugby program, senior Madison Hughes has his sights sets for the Olympics as captain of the United States sevens squad.
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The World Is Within Hughes’ Reach; USA Rugby Puts Big Green Senior in Captain’s Role

Monday, March 30, 2015

Since his freshman season, Madison Hughes has been a leader on the Dartmouth College rugby team. Today, those qualities are reaching a whole new level. Hughes, 22, was selected by first-year USA Sevens coach Mike Friday to captain the unit despite being its youngest player. That role has made the Big Green senior the Eagles’ spokesman on the field for …

Imperfection Is Just Fine If It’s All Kentucky Has

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cleveland — This Kentucky basketball team isn’t perfect, coach John Calipari likes to say, just undefeated. The distinction was illuminated Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the presumed inevitability of an unblemished Wildcats romp to the national title was in jeopardy until the last hundredth of a second flickered off the clock against Notre Dame. After Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison gave the Wildcats a …

Blue Bloods Advance: Duke Returns To Final Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

Houston — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga. Justise Winslow, the freshman playing home in …

Swinging to Victory: Big Green Delivers KO to Harvard in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team has adopted the phrase “keep on swinging” to echo what it hopes will be a relentless approach this season. During past campaigns, it’s been the Big Green that’s mostly taken …

Wolfpack Sends Nova Packing

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Villanova went from a top seed to No. 1-and-done. N.C. State is back in the Sweet 16, attacking one of the top teams in the nation for 40 minutes and stunning Villanova 71-68 on Saturday night. …

A Sweet Win For Arizona

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Portland, Ore. — Arizona avenged one heartbreaking NCAA Tournament loss. One more win, and the Wildcats will get a chance to make up for another one. Gabe York made five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, T.J. McConnell …

Local Roundup: Donation Helps Stevens Gain New Weights

Friday, March 20, 2015

Claremont — The Claremont School Board on Wednesday night accepted an anonymous $32,000 donation that will go toward the purchase of equipment for the new weight room at Stevens High School, a room that was part of the $12.6 million renovation of the school. Stevens athletic director Aaron …

Love or Hate Them, Huskies Rule Roost

Friday, March 20, 2015

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have turned women’s college basketball into their own showcase. Over the past two decades, the Hall of Fame coach and his players have been the face of the sport, winning nine championships …

Princeton Women Look to Prove The Doubters Wrong

Friday, March 20, 2015

College Park, Md. — Kentucky’s men aren’t the only undefeated college basketball players in the NCAA Tournament this year: Princeton’s women are 30-0. While Kentucky is seeded No. 1 overall among the men, and a heavy favorite to cut down the nets for what would be its ninth …

NCAA Women: Blue Devils Survive Scare From Albany

Friday, March 20, 2015

Duke advances after getting a scare from Albany. South Carolina wins first home game in NCAAs in 13 years. A couple underdogs put scare in higher seeds, but only Miami and Arkansas can pull off the upsets. And unlike in the men’s bracket, 14 and 15 seeds are …

Devils at the Mike: Ex-Duke Players Own the Airwaves

Friday, March 20, 2015

New York — All of a sudden this season, former players from a certain school seem to be analyzing nearly every big college basketball game. Jay Bilas ascended to the top commentating team at ESPN. Grant Hill was picked to do the Final Four. Jay Williams joined Bilas …

NCAA Men: Favorites Do Much Better

Friday, March 20, 2015

There were no big upsets in the first half of Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has been anticipating for …

Analysis: Big Green Basketball Would Like to Go Further

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. — While second-term Dartmouth men’s basketball coach Paul Cormier has managed to push the Big Green back into the upper division of the Ivy League, he believes he now faces a tougher landscape in order to …