College Sports

UMass sells out, goes down

Sunday, September 28, 2014

AMHERST — Records fell by the truckload Saturday afternoon at newly-reopened McGuirk Alumni Stadium — not even a rented video screen could stand the strain — but a thoroughly exciting back-and-forth football game ended once again in UMass frustration and disappointment. The Minutemen and Bowling Green combined for seven lead changes, 200 plays from scrimmage, 89 points and nearly 1,300 yards of total offense. Yet it was the visitors from … 0

Penn State does a job on UMass

Sunday, September 21, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Saturday’s football game at Penn State promised a definite step up in competition for UMass, but delivered several steps back in competitiveness. The Nittany Lions rocked the visitors with 28 points in the second quarter, getting two touchdown runs apiece from Bill Belton and Zach Zwinak, and kept UMass … 0

UMass braces for sellout

Sunday, September 21, 2014

UMass officials are expecting a sellout for Saturday’s Homecoming Game against Bowling Green State University at renovated Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. “It’s not sold out yet,” said Associate Athletic Director John Sinnett. “A limited amount of tickets still remain. We do expect a sellout.” The last sellout at McGuirk was for a Division I-AA playoff game against New Hampshire on Dec. 2, … 0

Costa Rica shocks Italy, 1-0

Friday, June 20, 2014

Mario Balotelli tweeted that he would welcome a peck on the cheek from Queen Elizabeth II as a reward if his Italy team kept alive England’s chances to advance in the World Cup by downing Costa Rica. Final score: Costa Rica 1, Italy 0. Does this mean the … 0

Fuleco: What’s an armadillo doing at the World Cup?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Who is Fuleco? He’s a blue-armored armadillo and you’re going to be seeing a lot of him during the next month of World Cup action. He’s the official FIFA World Cup mascot, and the name Fuleco derives from a blending of the Portuguese words for futebol (soccer) and … 0

SEC hands out record $309.6M for 2013-14

Friday, May 30, 2014

DESTIN, Fla. — Southeastern Conference revenue remains on the rise. It should make a major jump next year following the launch of the SEC Network. The SEC will distribute a record $309.6 million in revenue to its 14 member institutions, which equates to $20.9 million per school. Commissioner … 0

Women’s College World Series opens today

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Women’s College World Series used to seem more like the West Coast Invitational, with multiple entrants from the Pacific-12 Conference and Golden State squads such as California State-Fullerton and Fresno State frequenting the fields. … 0

Bulletin Board: Godette shines on national track scene

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Westfield State University men’s track & field standout Travon Godette will compete in the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s National Championships over the next three days at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. The former Mahar Regional School athlete is a sophomore on the Owls team and … 0

Former shoe peddler tries to put squeeze on NCAA

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the late ’70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes. Guys like Jerry Tarkanian and John Thompson got checks for $50,000 or … 0

Union wins NCAA title, beating Minnesota, 7-4

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. And the Dutchmen did it at the expense of two of the sport’s giants, toppling Minnesota for its first NCAA title after beating Boston … 0

Boston College’s Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night as the top Division I college hockey player, and signed with the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau, from Carney’s Point, N.J., won the award a … 0

Union-Minnesota for Frozen 4 title

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota — in overtime, in Minneapolis — for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet to even appear … 0

UMass sophomore guard Derrick Gordon comes out

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AMHERST — When Jason Collins became the first American male team-sport athlete to announce he was gay April 29, 2013, University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon praised the NBA center on Twitter: “Jason Collins comes out ... Much … 0