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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 immediate search for his replacement. An interim athletic director is expected to be announced shortly. McCutcheon, 61, interviewed for the job in … 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 the final 20 seconds and Cady Lalanne had 18 points, seven rebounds and a pair … 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 against them. Vehemently. Berger is a proud and vocal Denver Broncos fan, a trait passed … 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

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