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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

Irish break into top 4 in playoff rankings

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Notre Dame moved into the top four in the second College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1, with Alabama moving up two spots to No. 2, Ohio State staying at … 0

Akron edges favored UMass, 17-13

Sunday, November 8, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — A UMass football season that’s already gone seven kinds of sideways reached new depths of frustration and fruitlessness Saturday. The Minutemen led Akron 13-7 at halftime at cavernously empty Gillette Stadium, and then fell completely silent offensively over the final two quarters to drop their fifth … 0

A brief guide to the 2015-16 college hoops season

Friday, November 6, 2015

The blue bloods have reloaded. New contenders are rising. More talented freshmen are ready to shine. The college basketball season is upon us and this one, as always seems to be the case, is loaded with intrigue. To … 0

Playoff races; TD record; Upset alert

Friday, November 6, 2015

Huge games, a record-breaking quarterback and some tricky road games for Big Ten powers highlight Week 10 of the college football season. November started with the first College Football Playoff rankings being released, and before we even got … 0

Berger just wants to fit in for Minuteman basketball

Thursday, November 5, 2015

AMHERST — Seth Berger wants to be known as the team guy. The versatile guy. The defensive-stopper guy. The guy who can make a shot in a pinch. But for now, he’s trying to shake the label of … 0

UMass guards against playing out string

Thursday, November 5, 2015

AMHERST — UMass football players made no attempts to hide their disappointment that a bowl was no longer within reach, but the Minutemen felt like there are still things to play for over the final four games. “It’s … 0

Clemson, LSU top first CFP rankings

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Clemson landed the top spot in the first College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday evening. The Tigers (8-0) were the top team, followed by LSU (7-0) at No. 2, Ohio State (8-0) at No.3 and Alabama (7-1) at No. 4. Ohio State was the No. 1 team in … 0

BC icemen leave UMass in dust, 7-0

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

After a scoreless first period, Boston College erupted for six second-period goals Tuesday night and rolled past UMass, 7-0, in Hockey East action at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill. Thatcher Demko stopped all 26 shots he faced to record his fourth shutout of the season for the third-ranked … 0

Ball State hands UMass 20-10 loss

Sunday, November 1, 2015

MUNCIE, Ind. — If there’s one treat to take from the UMass football team’s performance on Halloween afternoon, it would be the running game. Despite being ranked second in the Mid-American Conference in passing offense, the Minutemen showed a commitment to the running game against a Ball State … 0

Unbeaten Temple on center stage against Irish

Friday, October 30, 2015

It’s break time for five of the top 10 teams, making this the perfect time for Temple to command the national spotlight. The unbeaten and 21st-ranked Owls host No. 9 Notre Dame in prime time tonight in the … 0