College Sports

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston (5) throws during the first half of the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn in Pasadena, Calif. Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Ballot breakdown: FSU tops in preseason poll

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month: ’Noles Nation domination Finish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that. Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles will. Jameis Winston and the defending … 0

Report: Notre Dame dismisses 4 players

Friday, August 15, 2014

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — For decades, Notre Dame has tried to balance its desire to be one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country while still maintaining a football program that could compete on a national level. In the last year, those two dynamics have never been more at odds, with numerous academic suspensions rocking the school’s athletic department. But none … 0

Teams to watch from outside 5 major conferences

Friday, August 15, 2014

The BCS may be a thing of the past, but there’s still room in the new system for a variation of the traditional “BCS buster.” College football’s new postseason format guarantees one team from the American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference or Sun Belt a spot in the Peach, Fiesta or Cotton bowls, assuming one of those teams doesn’t end … 0

Bulletin Board: Godette shines on national track scene

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Westfield State University men’s track & field standout Travon Godette will compete in the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s National Championships over the next three days at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. The former Mahar Regional School athlete is a sophomore on the Owls team and … 0

Former shoe peddler tries to put squeeze on NCAA

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the late ’70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes. Guys like Jerry Tarkanian and John Thompson got checks for $50,000 or … 0

Union wins NCAA title, beating Minnesota, 7-4

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. And the Dutchmen did it at the expense of two of the sport’s giants, toppling Minnesota for its first NCAA title after beating Boston … 0

Boston College’s Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night as the top Division I college hockey player, and signed with the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau, from Carney’s Point, N.J., won the award a … 0

Union-Minnesota for Frozen 4 title

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota — in overtime, in Minneapolis — for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet to even appear … 0

UMass sophomore guard Derrick Gordon comes out

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AMHERST — When Jason Collins became the first American male team-sport athlete to announce he was gay April 29, 2013, University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon praised the NBA center on Twitter: “Jason Collins comes out ... Much … 0

UMass' Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay Div. I men's college basketball player

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AMHERST — UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball. Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an … 0

Huskies dominate Irish

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning … 0

Huskies again star in the role of underdog

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. Well, look who’s … 0

NBA rumors swirl around Coach Cal

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s talented freshmen shed a shaky regular season and then showed why the Wildcats were picked No. 1 in the preseason with an impressive run to the NCAA championship game. After falling short in a … 0