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

Alabama rolls to No. 1, but race for No. 4 heats up

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances. Keeping winning and the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles should be in. The race for the fourth and final spot … 0

Minutemen work overtime to take down Jaspers, 77-68

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — When they last faced each other 20 years ago, UMass and Manhattan tipped off their basketball game at midnight. Despite another morning start Tuesday, the two teams played a different kind of late at the Mullins … 0

Bulletin Board: Akron pastes UMass, 30-6

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kyle Pohl threw a pair of touchdown passes and Robert Stein kicked three field goals to lead Akron past UMass, 30-6, in Mid-American Conference football Tuesday night at InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. Akron (5-6, 3-4 MAC) moved out to a 20-0 halftime lead as Pohl threw his … 0

UMass surges past Eagles

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOSTON — As it turned out, 20 minutes of PAIN was enough for UMass. The Minutemen’s pregame highlight video promotes 40 minutes of its signature style to Pressure, Agitate, Interrupt and Neutralize. They did very little of any … 0

UMass drops Siena

Friday, November 14, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Derek Kellogg promised more of a running and gunning team for the 2014-2015 basketball campaign, and Friday night’s season opener delivered on that billing, even if the Minutemen barely outran the hard challenge of Siena at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen broke away from … 0

Bulletin Board: UMass icemen whack AIC

Sunday, November 9, 2014

UMass jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one period Friday night and avenged one of its most embarrassing recent losses with a 7-1 non-conference victory over American International College before 3,102 at the Mullins Center in Amherst. The Minutemen (3-5-0) had dropped a 3-2 home decision to … 0

Bulletin Board: Frontier grad helps Elms reach title game

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Senior midfielder Meghan Goodrow assisted on the first goal as Elms College defeated Wheelock College, 3-0, in a New England Collegiate Conference Field Hockey Championships semifinals at Leary Field in Chicopee Wednesday. Elms will play Regis College in the conference championship game Saturday afternoon. Goodrow is a former … 0

Lights shine on Amherst football

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AMHERST — Like his teammates on the undefeated Amherst College football team, Sam Hart is focused on preparing for Saturday’s game against arch-rival Williams College. If the Lord Jeffs win the contest, which starts at 4 p.m. and will be played under the lights at Pratt Field for … 0

Minutemen roll past AIC, 120-71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMHERST — As exhibition games go, this one had the feel of about three games’ worth for UMass basketball, if the final margin was any indication. Thursday night at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen were in a tight one against American International College for about the first six … 0

Bulletin Board: Hemphill scores swan-song goal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mackey Hemphill of Gill completed her college career for the Wesleyan College field hockey team Wednesday in a 3-2 New England Small College Athletic Conference loss to Connecticut College in Middletown, Conn. Hemphill scored one goal and assisted on the other for the Cardinals (3-12 overall, 2-8 NESCAC). … 0