College Sports

NCAA women’s tournament could be missing some familiar names

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Some familiar names could be missing from the field when the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off later this month. Georgia has reached the tournament 20 straight years for the nation’s fourth-longest active streak, but a late-season slide has put the Lady Bulldogs’ postseason hopes in serious jeopardy. A number of other schools also are facing the possibility of being left out for the first time in years. Here’s a … 0

Spiders trim UMass

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Senior Nights bring plenty of emotion and not all players can handle it well, but the moment and the rock-solid defense of Richmond proved far too much for UMass to cope with Wednesday night. Plagued by turnovers and the opponent’s down-tempo style, the Minutemen went down wretchedly in their final regular-season home game, 56-53, before 3,857 at the Mullins Center. Seniors … 0

Georgia looks to derail No. 1 Kentucky’s quest for history

Monday, March 2, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. — With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable. Georgia is the next team standing in the way, hoping to somehow trip up the Wildcats. Good luck with that. The team the Bulldogs will be hosting tonight has won its first 29 games, looking very much like one of the greatest groups in college basketball history. … 0

UMass wins road thriller at St Louis

Sunday, February 1, 2015

ST. LOUIS — Since Saint Louis joined the Atlantic 10 in 2005, all five UMass men’s-basketball trips to that Gateway to the West have ended in disappointment. Most games between the Minutemen and Billikens in any location have been close but frustrating for UMass, which lost at the … 0

UM AD leaves for UCSB post

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst athletic department is looking for a new leader to guide it through an important time. The University of California-Santa Barbara announced Thursday that it has hired UMass athletic director John F. McCutcheon to fill the same post. UMass will begin an … 0

UM beats Dayton in crowd-pleaser

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — Offensive production has proved a taffy pull on many nights for UMass this season, but the Minutemen found just enough Thursday night to post their best victory to date. Trey Davis made four free throws in … 0

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 … 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 … 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. … 0

Bulletin Board: UNH icemen turn back UMass, 5-2

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Hampshire used four third-period goals to skate past UMass, 5-2, in a Hockey East game Saturday night at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H. The teams were knotted at 1-1 entering the third period when Riley McDougall scored five minutes in to give UMass (7-16-0 overall, 2-11-0 … 0

Minutemen rebound for 60-56 win over URI

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMHERST — Zach Coleman needed just over two minutes to turn Saturday’s unsightly mess into a picture-perfect finish for UMass basketball. The Minutemen’s redshirt freshman forward hit back-to-back 3-pointers to erase a six-point deficit, then capped off a decisive 10-0 run with a fallaway wing jumper to beat … 0

Heisman winner Mariota says he’s going to NFL

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, whose bold moves and leadership on the field brought the Ducks to the brink of a national championship before falling short, is leaving Oregon early for the NFL. Mariota announced his long-awaited decision to forgo his senior season on Oregon’s website. The team … 0

UMass homecoming backfires, 71-63

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AMHERST — The past week had raised some hopes of a quick start to Atlantic 10 Conference play when UMass pulled off a pair of road victories, but Wednesday night’s return to the Mullins Center brought the Minutemen’s second straight home loss. Davidson, the A-10’s newest member, came … 0