College Sports

UM AD leaves for UCSB post

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst athletic department is looking for a new leader to guide it through an important time. The University of California-Santa Barbara announced Thursday that it has hired UMass athletic director John F. McCutcheon to fill the same post. UMass will begin an immediate search for his replacement. An interim athletic director is expected to be announced shortly. McCutcheon, 61, interviewed for the job in … 0

UM beats Dayton in crowd-pleaser

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — Offensive production has proved a taffy pull on many nights for UMass this season, but the Minutemen found just enough Thursday night to post their best victory to date. Trey Davis made four free throws in the final 20 seconds and Cady Lalanne had 18 points, seven rebounds and a pair … 0

Seattle Minuteman forward a Broncos fan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AMHERST — Seth Berger is not a Seahawks fan. Yes the sophomore forward on the UMass men’s basketball team is a football fan and yes he’s from Seattle. But he isn’t part of the 12th man and doesn’t root for the Legion of Boom. In fact he cheers against them. Vehemently. Berger is a proud and vocal Denver Broncos fan, a trait passed … 0

Coach K rings up 1,000th

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Tyus Jones scored 22 … 0

Minutemen go cold, fall to St. Joe’s, 62-56

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — After an ugly 35-minute offensive performance by both teams, Saint Joseph’s found its shooting eye and UMass’ disappeared. The Minutemen gave up nine straight points in crunch time and couldn’t recover, falling 62-56, Wednesday at Hagan Arena. “That was tough,” UMass junior guard Derrick Gordon said. … 0

Bulletin Board: UNH icemen turn back UMass, 5-2

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Hampshire used four third-period goals to skate past UMass, 5-2, in a Hockey East game Saturday night at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H. The teams were knotted at 1-1 entering the third period when Riley McDougall scored five minutes in to give UMass (7-16-0 overall, 2-11-0 … 0

Minutemen rebound for 60-56 win over URI

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMHERST — Zach Coleman needed just over two minutes to turn Saturday’s unsightly mess into a picture-perfect finish for UMass basketball. The Minutemen’s redshirt freshman forward hit back-to-back 3-pointers to erase a six-point deficit, then capped off a decisive 10-0 run with a fallaway wing jumper to beat … 0

Heisman winner Mariota says he’s going to NFL

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, whose bold moves and leadership on the field brought the Ducks to the brink of a national championship before falling short, is leaving Oregon early for the NFL. Mariota announced his long-awaited decision to forgo his senior season on Oregon’s website. The team … 0

UMass homecoming backfires, 71-63

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AMHERST — The past week had raised some hopes of a quick start to Atlantic 10 Conference play when UMass pulled off a pair of road victories, but Wednesday night’s return to the Mullins Center brought the Minutemen’s second straight home loss. Davidson, the A-10’s newest member, came … 0

Precocious Ohio State not going away soon

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DALLAS — Here’s the scary part for the rest of major-college football: Some of Ohio State’s best players didn’t play in Monday night’s championship game, and many of those who did are coming back. “We’ll be very good,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said in the understatement of the … 0

Buckeyes’ RB Elliott and his linemen star with crown on line

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — If anybody’s looking for an early Heisman Trophy favorite for next season, look no further than Zeke. He’s already locked up the voting bloc called the Slobs. Tailback Ezekiel Elliott, known as Zeke to his teammates, had 246 yards on 36 carries and scored four … 0

Bulletin Board: Maine icemen blank UMass, 3-0

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Matt Morris stopped 29 shots Saturday night to lead Maine to a 3-0 shutout win over UMass in a Hockey East game Saturday night at the Mullins Center in Amherst. Maine (7-14-1) scored twice on the power play, including the opening tally of the game that came 35 … 0

Bucks, Ducks chase crown

Sunday, January 11, 2015

DALLAS — Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised. Tonight’s winner in North Texas can be called the truest champion in the history of major college football. The first College Football Playoff national … 0