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Mississippi State, Fla. State top playoff list

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC. At least for now. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The first of seven Top 25 rankings compiled by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday night. The selection committee will ultimately pick the four teams to play in the … 0

Bulletin Board: Weekend split for UMass hockey

Sunday, October 26, 2014

UMass split a pair of Hockey East road games over the weekend, recording a 3-2 victory at Northeastern Friday night followed by a 4-1 loss to Boston College Saturday night in Chestnut Hill. In Friday’s win at Matthews Arena in Boston, freshman goalie Henry Dill made 42 saves and Emerson Auvenshine scored the winning goal at 8:51 of the third period to snap … 0

UM stands tall, falls short at Toledo, 42-35

Sunday, October 26, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio — With 38 seconds left and the score tied Saturday, UMass coach Mark Whipple called a timeout to relay a message to his team. Toledo had driven to the UMass 19-yard line and Jeremiah Detmer, one of the league’s top kickers, was warming up on the sideline. Rather than stake his team’s chances on a missed or blocked field goal with … 0

Missed field goal seals UMass’ fate, 34-31

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Even after the University of Massachusetts football team gave away an 11-point second-half lead for the second straight week, it still had a chance to win Saturday. The Minutemen still had a shot at victory even after a would-be game-clinching interception by Randall Jette was … 0

Bulletin Board: Townsley, Mt. Ida make history

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greenfield’s Danielle Townsley recorded her first career point and was part of history Thursday afternoon in Nashua, N.H., where her Mt. Ida College field hockey team beat Daniel Webster, 4-0, for the Mustangs program’s first win. Townsley, a freshman midfielder, recorded an assist on Hayley Napier’s goal in … 0

Game UMass falls, 41-38

Sunday, September 7, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — For a brief time in Saturday’s second half, UMass provided the kind of glimpse into FBS football success that its fans have hungered for over the last three seasons — a double-digit lead over a Pac-12 … 0

LLWS star Mo’ne Davis ‘sad’ about UConn NCAA violation

Friday, September 5, 2014

NEW YORK — Little League star Mo’ne Davis says she’s “sad” Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma’s congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series. Davis said they talked last … 0

Questions for FSU, Bama after Week 1

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Overrated or over reactions? Maybe it’s a bit of the former, but probably far more of the latter after the first weekend of the college football season, which is notorious for setting off way-too-early alarms. No. 1 Florida … 0

Keeping Score: Whipple effect

Friday, August 29, 2014

Good morning! The Mark Whipple Show debuts today at Gillette Stadium, where the UMass Minutemen are 17-point underdogs against Boston College. UMass athletic director John McCutcheon took his mulligan the day after Christmas when he fired Charley Molnar with three years and $836,000 remaining on his contract. “There … 0

Eagles take down Minutemen

Sunday, August 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Any fan hoping to treat Saturday’s season opener as a barometer of how much UMass football had improved entering 2014 got to see a lot of the Minutemen’s defensive unit on the field, but far too … 0

College Football Playoff era begins

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new era in college football is here. After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff. It’s new, it’s exciting and, … 0

‘Robot march’ to protest Iowa’s pink locker room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pink locker … 0

Georgia, Clemson trying to make an early splash

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — College football’s inaugural playoff is more than four months away. Still, it’s never too early to start impressing the selection committee. For No. 12 Georgia and No. 16 Clemson, that opportunity comes the very first … 0