College Sports

Minutemen drilled by Providence

Sunday, December 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — They came out flat at the start of Saturday’s game, and as a result, UMass proceeded to get flattened. The Minutemen didn’t reach double figures against Providence until 121/2 minutes of the first half were gone, and though they cut a 14-point deficit down to four, fell down again by 13 at halftime and by as many as 32 midway through the second half. Providence, which had … 0

Penn State repeats as women’s champion

Sunday, December 21, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family … 0

Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska’s interim head coach. He wants to accomplish what is clearly hard to do — maintain a business-as-usual atmosphere following Bo Pelini’s firing. He promises to make sure the players have the best experience possible at … 0

Florida, Nebraska make the grades in recent coaching hires

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Several school’s moved quickly to fill vacant college football coaching jobs. We’ve taken the liberty to break down some of those moves and grade each of the hires: q BUFFALO Out: Jeff Quinn In: Lance Leipold The Buzz: It was only a matter of time before Leipold, 50, … 0

Normal chaos at FSU: Hearings, rankings, titles

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Chaos has become the norm at Florida State. There seems to be constant stream of off-field issues swirling around the Seminoles, who just keep winning games and championships amid the turmoil. This week is no different. Quarterback Jameis Winston has spent part of the week … 0

Gray, LSU smoke UMass, 82-60

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — Josh Gray scored a season-high 25 points as LSU defeated Massachusetts 82-60 in a non-conference game Tuesday night. Gray, who had not scored more than 14 points in a game since the season-opener, was 11-of-15 from the field. Gray, who had five assists, made … 0

TCU jumps Florida State into 3rd in playoff rankings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State. The Seminoles are fourth, … 0

How will playoff committee deal with Barrett injury?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The College Football Playoff selection committee says it takes injuries into account when judging which teams are worthy of a spot in the final four. Now chairman Jeff Long and his 11 committee cohorts have a big one … 0

UM derails Huskies

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMHERST — While the snow flew outside Wednesday, UMass basketball flew inside, playing comfortably and in command from start to finish. The Minutemen scored the first six points of the game and led by 10 less than seven minutes into the action, barely challenged by Northeastern in a … 0

UMass outlasts Seminoles

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on what coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball team got a lot out of its “Little Six” Sunday. The Minuteman bench scored almost half UMass’ points as the Minutemen shook off … 0

Bulletin Board: Oh my! Vermont icemen 11, UMass 1

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sixteen different Vermont players registered points Saturday night as the Catamounts trounced UMass, 11-1, in Hockey East action at the Mullins Center in Amherst. Brady Shaw and Malcolm McKinney each scored a pair of goals and Rob Darrar … 0

BC tops UMass, 5-3

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — After a two-week November break, the UMass hockey team looked to start climbing out of the basement of Hockey East Friday night, until the Minutemen’s own equipment failed them in front of their own net. Two Boston College goals came off the skate and stick of … 0

Ivy crown at stake in The Game

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CAMBRIDGE — Beating Yale year after year has its advantages, but Harvard defensive back Norman Hayes still felt as if he were missing something. “The Game is The Game, but this game is a little more special for the seniors,” he said this week as Harvard prepared to … 0