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Seattle Minuteman forward a Broncos fan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AMHERST — Seth Berger is not a Seahawks fan. Yes the sophomore forward on the UMass men’s basketball team is a football fan and yes he’s from Seattle. But he isn’t part of the 12th man and doesn’t root for the Legion of Boom. In fact he cheers against them. Vehemently. Berger is a proud and vocal Denver Broncos fan, a trait passed down by his father Bill, who was … 0

Coach K rings up 1,000th

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the Blue Devils (17-2) went on an 18-2 run down the stretch to … 0

Minutemen go cold, fall to St. Joe’s, 62-56

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — After an ugly 35-minute offensive performance by both teams, Saint Joseph’s found its shooting eye and UMass’ disappeared. The Minutemen gave up nine straight points in crunch time and couldn’t recover, falling 62-56, Wednesday at Hagan Arena. “That was tough,” UMass junior guard Derrick Gordon said. “We had a lot of missed opportunities. We’re not making our one-footers.” With 4:45 remaining, … 0

AP Source: Oregon WR Carrington suspended for positive pot test

Friday, January 9, 2015

DALLAS — Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is suspended for the national championship game after testing positive for marijuana during an NCAA drug test, a person with direct knowledge of test results said Friday. The person spoke to … 0

Past time to show the players some real money

Friday, January 9, 2015

DALLAS — They’re gathering in Big D to revel in the finale of college football’s first playoff, a long-overdue idea that is bringing in hundreds of millions of extra dollars each year to those who run this supposedly … 0

Minutemen outlast La Salle on road, 71-65

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Before his team left for La Salle Tuesday, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said he thought the practices after Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure had made his men’s basketball team better. The Minutemen’s performance backed him Wednesday night by delivering their best road performance of the season, … 0

Ducks mimic coach’s demeanor in face of pressure

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. — At Oregon, the football news conferences are in a wood-paneled theater with leather seats for the media, three captain’s chairs at the podium, glass doors, and a shiny gold logo of the athletic department’s “winged-O” on the wall, bathed in light. Impressive trappings. Then Mark … 0

Ducks more than ‘gimmick’ offense

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Some may have snickered when Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston tried to tell reporters that the Rose Bowl could have gone either way. His point is understandable and one his coach Jimbo Fisher seemed to back up. Never mind the 35 points Oregon scored during a second-half surge … 0

Minutemen take a step back in loss to Bonnies

Sunday, January 4, 2015

AMHERST — The calendar may have just flipped to 2015, but UMass basketball played its first game of the new year Saturday as if it were suddenly thrown back to, say, 1980. The Minutemen recalled those lost bygone days by coughing up one of their more wretched performances … 0

Bucks ’n Ducks in first playoff title game

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period. Pac-12 champion Oregon and Big Ten champion Ohio State will meet in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Cowboys on … 0

Ducks crush Florida State

Thursday, January 1, 2015

PASADENA, Calif. — Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal … 0

Meyer’s goal of SEC North gets test in Big Easy

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — When Urban Meyer got back into coaching at Ohio State, he made it clear what kind of program he wanted to build. SEC North. Well, he’ll get a chance to see just how that plan is going when the Buckeyes take on the Southeastern Conference … 0

Ducks vs. FSU Rosy indeed

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES — For years, college football fans pleaded for a playoff. Now it’s here and it starts at the sport’s most hallowed venue, with two Heisman Trophy winners and the defending national champions. Welcome to the College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl, where the past and … 0