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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard warms up before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says quarterback Clint Trickett has been cleared to play in the Liberty Bowl after being sidelined with a concussion in late November and missing the Mountaineers' regular-season finale. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here’s why: Saturday, Dec. 20 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada (minus 1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Why watch? Someone thought it would be fun to start a football game at … 0

Rose Bowl a familiar setting for Florida St.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national championship in the same stadium it won the title a year ago: The Rose Bowl. The Seminoles, No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, are riding a 29-game winning streak and intent on proving that a season-long run of close wins has galvanized them for … 0

Title champs Kentucky, UCLA meet this week

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The only school with more national championships than top-ranked Kentucky’s eight is UCLA with 11. On Saturday, the Wildcats and Bruins play for the first time in eight years in the second half of an impressive doubleheader in Chicago. Kentucky (11-0) is the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP poll. The Wildcats … 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

Mississippi State, Fla. State top playoff list

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC. At least for now. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The first of seven Top 25 rankings compiled … 0

Bulletin Board: Weekend split for UMass hockey

Sunday, October 26, 2014

UMass split a pair of Hockey East road games over the weekend, recording a 3-2 victory at Northeastern Friday night followed by a 4-1 loss to Boston College Saturday night in Chestnut Hill. In Friday’s win at Matthews Arena in Boston, freshman goalie Henry Dill made 42 saves … 0

UM stands tall, falls short at Toledo, 42-35

Sunday, October 26, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio — With 38 seconds left and the score tied Saturday, UMass coach Mark Whipple called a timeout to relay a message to his team. Toledo had driven to the UMass 19-yard line and Jeremiah Detmer, one of the league’s top kickers, was warming up on the … 0