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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell is tackled by St. John Bosco's Clifford Simms during the first half of a high school football game in Las Vegas. Martell, the nation's No. 2 junior quarterback according to the 247Sports Composite, has verbally committed to Texas A&M. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Recruiting continues, as several top 2017 QBs are already committed

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended. In fact, any programs that didn’t get their quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many of the top high school signal-callers in the class of 2017 have already made their college decisions — at least for now. … 0

UMass works OT to halt losing steak

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST — When Trey Davis, one UMass’ most reliable free-throw shooters ever, missed two from the line that could have sealed a Minuteman win in the final 10 seconds Tuesday night at the William D. Mullins Center vs. Rhode Island, there was an uneasy feeling in the arena. After seven straight losses, the Minutemen went to overtime without Donte Clark, who’d led UMass … 0

Rams hand UMass 7th straight loss, 78-72, in OT

Sunday, January 31, 2016

AMHERST — When Donte Clark hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, it looked like the UMass men’s basketball team might get a happy ending to an ugly Saturday afternoon. Instead, it only made a long game longer for the Minutemen, who struggled in overtime and fell to Fordham, 78-72, … 0

Utah hangs on; Wildcats win wild one vs. Lobos

Sunday, December 20, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Utah took advantage of a disastrous start by BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl, scoring five first-quarter touchdowns on turnovers — including two interceptions by Tevin Carter — before holding on to beat the Cougars 35-28 on Saturday. Carter returned one of the picks for … 0

Picks for all 40 — count ’em, 40 — bowls, plus title game

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The binge-worthy college football bowl season is upon us, with 80 teams scheduled to begin play Saturday in a record 40 bowl games, plus the College Football Playoff championship game Jan. 11. With such a large number of … 0

Roll Henry! Alabama’s super-sized running back wins Heisman

Sunday, December 13, 2015

NEW YORK — Hand it to Derrick Henry. Alabama’s bulldozer of a tailback with the super-sized workload won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night after carrying the Crimson Tide offense for most of the season. “I’m just so … 0

UMass announces series with UConn from ’18-’21

Thursday, December 10, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts has announced a deal that will have New England’s three FBS football programs facing each other several times over the next five seasons. The school says it will play UConn in 2018 and 2020 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut and … 0

Army’s Monken making strides; biggest test is Navy

Thursday, December 10, 2015

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Jeff Monken looked around Foley Athletic Center, his Army Black Knights sitting quietly on the indoor turf after one of their final practices before Saturday’s big game against Navy. “Be excited for the chance to prove yourselves,” Monken said in a firm but calm … 0

Changes coming to bowl system after reaching record 40 games

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

NEW YORK — The bowl system has finally snapped after years of being stretched thin. Three teams with losing records will be among the 80 playing in a record 40 bowl games over the next month and two teams from the same conference will play each other in … 0

Bosworth becomes Hall of Famer the ‘Boz’ never could be

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NEW YORK — The Boz was never getting into the College Football Hall of Fame. “My name was on the ballot, but I wasn’t accepted,” Brian Bosworth said Tuesday. Bosworth was an All-America linebacker and two-time Butkus Award … 0

Warriors improve to 23-0 with victory over Pacers

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Klay Thompson and his teammates spent the first three quarters playing as flawlessly as their unbeaten record. They spent the last 12 minutes Tuesday trying to protect their perfect quest. On a night Thompson scored a … 0

Playoff pairings: Clemson-Oklahoma; Bama-MSU

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Top-seeded Clemson will play No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl and No. 2 Alabama gets No. 3 Michigan State at the Cotton Bowl in the New Year’s Eve semifinals of the College Football Playoff. The selection committee … 0

Turning points, season-saving plays define playoff teams

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Michigan State needed a miracle. Hail hog helped Alabama get here. A swat saved Oklahoma’s season. Clemson turned away a late 2-point conversion that could have cost the Tigers their perfect record. A season filled with fantastic finishes … 0