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FILE - In this June 13, 2015 file photo, Florida starting pitcher Logan Shore throws during an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Miami in Omaha, Neb. Shore and fellow pitchers A.J. Puk and Alex Faedo are an imposing weekend rotation that combined for a 26-11 record last season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

Gators seek elusive NCAA crown

Friday, February 12, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. — Florida has done everything except win a national championship in eight seasons under Kevin O’Sullivan, and here the Gators are again with a roster overflowing with talent and the consensus No. 1 ranking in the preseason polls. Is this the year? “Do we want to win it? Absolutely,” O’Sullivan said. “Do we understand that there are a … 0

UM dunks Rams, 69-63

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AMHERST — When Zach Coleman’s second free throw pinged off the rim with 24 seconds left and UMass clinging to a three-point lead, he and Tyler Bergantino both leapt into traffic. The ball squirted above the swarm of eager hands for a few moments before Coleman, with a well-timed leap, batted it out … 0

Minutemen out of sorts in 69-53 loss to Richmond

Sunday, February 7, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. — University of Richmond’s new defensive style ended its recent struggles and restarted UMass’ at the same time. The Minutemen never got on track offensively Saturday and fell 69-53 at the Robins Center. Richmond has played a 2-3 matchup zone mixed with man-to-man since Chris Mooney was hired in 2005. The matchup is different enough to require extra preparation for most … 0

Last Clemson-Alabama game launched dynasty, led to change

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The plan was for a Clemson coming out party. The Tigers had finished strong in 2007 and entered the 2008 season with a Top 10 ranking. It seemed like the perfect time for the Tigers to take on … 0

No. 25 Dayton routs UM, 93-63

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio — Charles Cooke scored 18 points and No. 25 Dayton had 26 points off turnovers in a 93-63 victory over Massachusetts on Wednesday night. Dayton (12-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) forced 10 turnovers in the first half … 0

Reid is BC defensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Former University of Massachusetts football coach Jim Reid is returning to the state where he grew up in Medford, and the region where he played football at the University of Maine. Reid has been named defensive coordinator at … 0

Determined UMass falls short vs. ranked Yale, 3-2

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

AMHERST — With 1:47 left in overtime, Yale ruined the UMass hockey team’s would-be happy-ending comeback story. Using a depleted-lineup against a ranked team that crushed them earlier in the season, the Minutemen scored two goals against one of the nation’s top goalies in the third period to … 0

Title fight: Clemson’s O-line against Alabama’s massive defensive front

Sunday, January 3, 2016

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson’s offensive line has conquered challenges all season. Its final one — and perhaps biggest — will come in the national championship game against Alabama’s dominating defense. “We’ve always been a question mark around here,” … 0

UMass slips past La Salle

Sunday, January 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — For much of the early part of the season, UMass coach Derek Kellogg talked a lot about how his team was going to move away from reliance on 3-pointers to win games when the tougher games of conference play arrived. On Sunday, the Minutemen had just … 0

Stanford crushes Iowa; Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee roll to big wins

Friday, January 1, 2016

PASADENA, Calif. — Stanford barely missed out on the College Football Playoff, and Christian McCaffrey almost won the Heisman Trophy. McCaffrey and the mighty Cardinal didn’t miss a thing in their Rose Bowl romp over Iowa. McCaffrey caught … 0

Clemson romps, 37-17, to secure national-title bid

Thursday, December 31, 2015

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — So much for Clemsoning. The Tigers are headed to the national championship game. Deshaun Watson turned in another stellar two-way performance, running for one touchdown, passing for another and accounting for 332 yards to … 0

Oklahoma, Clemson took different paths to playoff

Thursday, December 31, 2015

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — From a protest in the spring to travel woes in the fall, Oklahoma coped with plenty of distractions on its way to the Orange Bowl. Clemson might ask for a few pointers. The top-ranked … 0

No one expecting defensive slugfest as Orange Bowl showdown nears

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — No one will be tuning in to the Orange Bowl looking for a defensive slugfest. Clemson’s Deshaun Watkins is used to lighting up the scoreboard. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield has shredded one helpless defense after … 0