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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

Fighting Irish boot down LSU, 31-28

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Notre Dame and senior kicker Kyle Brindza got the finish they had missed too often the last half of the season. Beating a Southeastern Conference team in southern territory only made it that much sweeter. Brindza hit a 32-yard field goal as time expired, and … 0

Saban and Meyer can see no room for satisfaction

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — They rose to the top of their profession from different sides of the line. Nick Saban, the defensive mastermind. Urban Meyer, the offensive genius. The areas of expertise may be different, but their coaching principles are cut from the same cloth. A demanding quest for … 0

UMass dumps Iona

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

AMHERST — The fast-moving, high-scoring flow of Tuesday night’s game demanded a defensive stop in the final seconds, and Donte Clark provided it for UMass. With the Minutemen clinging to a three-point lead over Iona, the freshman guard picked off a pass near midcourt and took it in … 0

UMass posts 5-1 victory

Monday, December 29, 2014

Frank Vatrano had a hand in three goals Monday as UMass completed play in the Catamount Cup hockey tournament with a 5-1 non-conference victory over Air Force in Burlington, Vt. The Minutemen (5-13-0, 1-9-0 Hockey East) snapped a five-game losing streak, which spanned back to Nov. 28. Henry … 0

All signs point to Harbaugh as new Michigan coach

Sunday, December 28, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Unless negotiations fall apart, all signs indicate that Jim Harbaugh will be the next football coach at Michigan by Monday or Tuesday. A deal between Harbaugh and Michigan has not been signed, but that … 0

Top-ranked Kentucky heads into 9-day layoff

Sunday, December 28, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Top-ranked Kentucky players’ euphoria over beating No. 4 Louisville had barely set in before they faced the obvious question of how far they can go. Expectations of the Wildcats (13-0) going unbeaten have risen through … 0

Duke Johnson makes it official: He’s going pro

Sunday, December 28, 2014

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Duke Johnson remained committed to Miami even as an NCAA investigation loomed as a threat to the program, made an immediate splash in his Hurricane debut and spent three seasons rewriting the school’s record … 0

High-scoring offenses create longer games

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bear Bryant said offense sells tickets, and he was right. College football is enjoying immense popularity in an era of record scoring. But is there too much of a good thing? All that scoring caused this season’s average … 0

2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fans

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy. Odell Beckham Jr., James Rodriguez, Richard Sherman and Aaron Harrison were among those who put their distinctive … 0

Miami Beach Bowl ends in brawl, overshadowing Memphis double-overtime victory against BYU

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Miami Beach Bowl ended in a brawl, with Memphis and BYU players throwing punches after the Tigers pulled off an emotional 55-48 double overtime win. Memphis sealed the victory when DaShaughn Terry intercepted BYU quarterback Christian Stewart’s … 0