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LSU head coach Les Miles is carried off the field after an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. LSU won 19-7. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Heat check: College head coaching carousel turns into roller coaster

Sunday, November 29, 2015

This coaching carousel is more like a roller coaster and this weekend there was enough action to make those trying to keep up dizzy. Les Miles is staying at LSU, and Mark Richt is out at Georgia. Iowa State and Virginia Tech filled their vacancies. Rutgers and Virginia created new ones. There are currently 15 open jobs in FBS, but … 0

Sooners to No. 3; Clemson still 1st

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top six of the new Associated Press college football poll. Clemson is No. 1 for the fourth straight week and Alabama is No. 2. The Tigers received 53 first-place votes and the Crimson Tide … 0

High-profile mid-major home games more common with women

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Connecticut’s visit to Chattanooga tonight exemplifies one of the major differences between women’s basketball and the men’s game — women’s mid-majors are much more likely to host big-name programs every now and then. An examination of schedules this season shows there are about 2 1/ 2 times more instances in women’s basketball than … 0

Okla. 3rd, Iowa 4th, Irish 6th

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6. Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings. The Sooners (10-1) … 0

Moving on from Ohio St.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A season’s worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1. Not now. Not for the rest of this season. … 0

Favored UMass crunched, 20-13

Sunday, November 22, 2015

AMHERST — It was far from the kind of lasting impression the UMass senior class hoped to leave. Last season, Miami (Ohio) rallied from a 27-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Minutemen, 42-41, snapping its 22-game losing skid. Saturday afternoon, the RedHawks came into McGuirk Alumni Stadium having … 0

Minuteman seniors would like to go out with a victory

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AMHERST — The goals are modest, simple and straightforward for the UMass football team when it hosts Miami (Ohio) Saturday at 1 p.m. at McGuirk Stadium. • Win its third game, which would match the Minutemen’s total for last year, the most wins since moving up to the … 0

UMass dunks Bears

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AMHERST — UMass basketball won’t get many opportunities to have the kind of just plain fun the Minutemen enjoyed Thursday night at the Mullins Center. Tying a school record with 16 made 3-pointers — and getting contributions all the way down the roster to deep reserve walk-on Zach … 0

Clemson D won’t blame its late-season decline on depletion of quality depth

Friday, November 20, 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson’s top-ranked defense came at teams in waves last season, smothering opponents with nearly two full units of talented and experienced players. Without that same depth this year, the Tigers have slipped into a late-season … 0

Woman reports rape at home of Cornhuskers’ football players

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. — Police said Tuesday they were investigating a report of a sexual assault at the residence of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and standout receiver Jordan Westerkamp. Officer Katie Flood said a 20-year-old woman went to … 0

Hinds helps UMass defeat Harvard, 69-63

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — There was no last-second shot this time. For the first time in three seasons, a UMass-Harvard game was decided sooner than the last possession. The Minutemen jumped out to a 15-point lead early in the second half and held off a late Harvard rally to prevail … 0

Davis ignites UMass’ 85-79 hoop victory

Sunday, November 15, 2015

AMHERST — Saturday’s season opener may not gone the way Derek Kellogg had expected, but the UMass basketball coach could at least count on some customary late heroics from Trey Davis. The senior guard scored 10 straight points for the Minutemen in the game’s final 2:35, helping to … 0

Minutemen lose, 4-2

Friday, November 13, 2015

AMHERST — UMass’ late comeback proved for naught. Merrimack took advantage of a bad Minuteman clear attempt midway through the third period and the Warriors left the Mullins Center with a 4-2 win Friday. After a slow start, UMass briefly held momentum from the end of the second … 0