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Penn State defensive end Garrett Sickels (90), right, chases after Massachusetts wide receiver Marken Michel (10) NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in State College, Pa. Penn State won 48-7.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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 off the board for the first three … 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

Bulletin Board: Abramson shines on gridiron

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Deerfield’s Erik Abramson made the Northeast 10 Conference Football Honor Roll with his performance for Assumption College. Abramson, a senior defensive back, finished with a game-high 14 total tackles that included 10 assisted stops in a road loss at Division I FCS member Sacred Heart on Saturday. Abramson currently leads the NE-10 in total tackles and tackles per game. Woodward at Simmons Sarah … 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

UMass' Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay Div. I men's college basketball player

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AMHERST — UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball. Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an … 0