College Sports

NCAA women’s tournament could be missing some familiar names

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Some familiar names could be missing from the field when the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off later this month. Georgia has reached the tournament 20 straight years for the nation’s fourth-longest active streak, but a late-season slide has put the Lady Bulldogs’ postseason hopes in serious jeopardy. A number of other schools also are facing the possibility of being left out for the first time in years. Here’s a … 0

Spiders trim UMass

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Senior Nights bring plenty of emotion and not all players can handle it well, but the moment and the rock-solid defense of Richmond proved far too much for UMass to cope with Wednesday night. Plagued by turnovers and the opponent’s down-tempo style, the Minutemen went down wretchedly in their final regular-season home game, 56-53, before 3,857 at the Mullins Center. Seniors … 0

Georgia looks to derail No. 1 Kentucky’s quest for history

Monday, March 2, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. — With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable. Georgia is the next team standing in the way, hoping to somehow trip up the Wildcats. Good luck with that. The team the Bulldogs will be hosting tonight has won its first 29 games, looking very much like one of the greatest groups in college basketball history. … 0

UMass outlasts Bonnies

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OLEAN, N.Y. — After watching bounces, calls and results go against them in their last two trips in the Reilly Center, the UMass basketball team finally had a reason to celebrate at St. Bonaventure. The Minutemen made two big steals in the final 1 minute, 20 seconds and … 0

New flat-seam baseball in college game should be plus for hitters

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. — Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt’s coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game. Finally, he hopes, after decades of tweaks and trying to figure out the correct balance … 0

Unbeaten ’Cats survive again, outlast LSU, 71-69, on road

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and top-ranked Kentucky stayed unbeaten with another tough road win, 71-69 over LSU when the Tigers missed a 3-pointer that could have won it at the buzzer Tuesday night. Devin Booker added 14 and Aaron Harrison had 13 for … 0

UConn buries Gamecocks

Monday, February 9, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night. Moriah Jefferson had 16 points for the Huskies (23-1), who improved to 17-3 in matchups between the top two teams in the … 0

Bulletin Board: Conference salutes Valley for big week with Owls

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jill Valley of Orange earned a spot on the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll in women’s basketball for her performances this past week. Valley averaged 15.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a pair of wins for Westfield State University. A sophomore guard, Valley poured … 0

North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach. Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men’s history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic gold medal and … 0

Top-ranked South Carolina battles No. 2 UConn tonight

Sunday, February 8, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley and UConn’s Geno Auriemma are quick to point out that tonight’s game between the top two programs in women’s basketball won’t decide the national championship. But a win would validate the Gamecock’s No. 1 ranking, and a loss would put … 0

UM optimistic about football recruits

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Not many coaches leave signing day excited about players they didn’t get. UMass coach Mark Whipple said Southeastern Conference schools swooped in and snared a “couple of kids” the Minutemen had hoped to sign shortly before signing day. While Whipple was disappointed not to get those players, he … 0

Minutemen outlast Rams, 78-72

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BRONX, N.Y. — In front of a cadre of family and friends not far from his Mount Vernon, N.Y., home, Jabarie Hinds had his best game at UMass. In almost every game this season, the junior guard has had a mini-surge producing a few baskets in a short … 0

Bulletin Board: UMass lax moves opener

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The UMass men’s lacrosse team’s season-opener against Army on Saturday has been moved to Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium at 1 p.m. Damage to Garber Field’s playing surface following the recent winter storm necessitated the move. All fans are asked to park and enter the stadium from the … 0