College Sports

FILE - In this June 13, 2015 file photo, Florida starting pitcher Logan Shore throws during an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Miami in Omaha, Neb. Shore and fellow pitchers A.J. Puk and Alex Faedo are an imposing weekend rotation that combined for a 26-11 record last season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

Gators seek elusive NCAA crown

Friday, February 12, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. — Florida has done everything except win a national championship in eight seasons under Kevin O’Sullivan, and here the Gators are again with a roster overflowing with talent and the consensus No. 1 ranking in the preseason polls. Is this the year? “Do we want to win it? Absolutely,” O’Sullivan said. “Do we understand that there are a … 0

UM dunks Rams, 69-63

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AMHERST — When Zach Coleman’s second free throw pinged off the rim with 24 seconds left and UMass clinging to a three-point lead, he and Tyler Bergantino both leapt into traffic. The ball squirted above the swarm of eager hands for a few moments before Coleman, with a well-timed leap, batted it out … 0

Minutemen out of sorts in 69-53 loss to Richmond

Sunday, February 7, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. — University of Richmond’s new defensive style ended its recent struggles and restarted UMass’ at the same time. The Minutemen never got on track offensively Saturday and fell 69-53 at the Robins Center. Richmond has played a 2-3 matchup zone mixed with man-to-man since Chris Mooney was hired in 2005. The matchup is different enough to require extra preparation for most … 0

Recruiting continues, as several top 2017 QBs are already committed

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended. In fact, any programs that didn’t get their quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many … 0

UMass works OT to halt losing steak

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST — When Trey Davis, one UMass’ most reliable free-throw shooters ever, missed two from the line that could have sealed a Minuteman win in the final 10 seconds Tuesday night at the William D. Mullins Center vs. Rhode Island, there was an uneasy feeling in the arena. … 0

Rams hand UMass 7th straight loss, 78-72, in OT

Sunday, January 31, 2016

AMHERST — When Donte Clark hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, it looked like the UMass men’s basketball team might get a happy ending to an ugly Saturday afternoon. Instead, it only made a … 0

St. Joseph’s blows past UMass, 78-70

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — UMass played better than it has during its losing streak and better than it had in recent trips to Hagan Arena, but when the final buzzer sounded the result hadn’t changed. The Minutemen lost their sixth straight game this season and their fourth straight at Saint … 0

Jaywalking: Grimard heading Down Under

Monday, January 18, 2016

It’s always nice to see our local athletes thrive at the next level. Yes, many of our top athletes get the opportunity to play at the collegiate level. For most, that means playing on a team that competes … 0

Davidson trims UM

Sunday, January 17, 2016

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Despite a slow start and enduring a career-high 43-point performance from Davidson point guard Jack Gibbs, UMass was in position to win Saturday afternoon in its first in-conference visit to the Atlantic 10’s newest and southernmost member. “I felt pretty good about where we were … 0

Colonials hand UMass third straight defeat

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

AMHERST — UMass’ inability to get enough second-half stops rendered the Minutemen unable to stop their losing streak. For the second straight game, UMass hung in for a half before the game got away after intermission. George Washington pulled away in the second half, handing the Minutemen their … 0

Alabama’s Saban adapts to times, keeps winning

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nick Saban is a creature of habit, waking at dawn like usual the morning after corralling his latest national championship. That love of routine hasn’t kept the Alabama coach from adapting and evolving with the … 0

Bonnies dispatch UMass

Sunday, January 10, 2016

AMHERST — The turning point didn’t feel immediately momentous. For most of the back-and-forth first half, it looked like UMass and St. Bonaventure were headed for a back-and-forth, down-to-the-wire game that has defined many of the Atlantic-10 rivals’ … 0

Only Tigers block ’Bama’s unprecedented run

Monday, January 11, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Regardless of the outcome of tonight’s College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama, a case can be made that no team in the history of the sport has had … 0