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Woodward gets his shot as UMass football assistant

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — Scott Woodward has returned to his college home. The Wendell native and UMass graduate has returned to the Amherst campus as an offensive assistant football coach. He said he will work primarily with the wide receivers alongside wide receivers coach/co-passing game coordinator Spencer Whipple — son of head coach Mark Whipple. Woodward, 28, said the chance to return to his alma mater and having familiarity with some of the coaches were the main factors in coming back after spending the past two seasons as offensive coordinator at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham in Madison, N.J. “It’s certainly a special feeling coming back to Amherst,” he … 0

Minutemen tabbed among Pick 6 bowl upstarts

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 FBS teams will not go bowling. Here are six teams that missed out on the … 0

Freshman back aims at sticking with club

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AMHERST — Early in UMass football training camp, coach Mark Whipple said the goal for players, especially those trying to establish themselves, should be to earn a spot on the plane to Colorado. So far Sekai Lindsay looks like a good candidate to fly the friendly skies. Saturday’s scrimmage was exactly three weeks from the Minutemen’s Sept. 12 season opener in the Rocky … 0

Michigan St., Duke round out Final 4

Sunday, March 29, 2015

If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it’s a replay of last … 0

Gonzaga snaps drought, Cards get past Wolfpack

Friday, March 27, 2015

HOUSTON — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the … 0

Boston U. beats Yale 3-2 in OT in NCAA opener

Friday, March 27, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Danny O’Regan was starting to wonder about his aim when every shot he took seemed to hit the post, miss or was smothered by Yale goalie Alex Lyon. O’Regan didn’t miss in overtime when a … 0

Gamecocks hold off Tar Heels

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16. Mitchell finished with 18 points for … 0

Notre Dame, Wisconsin advance to Elite Eight

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CLEVELAND — Notre Dame’s march through March is picking up speed. Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwest regional semifinals on Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight … 0

Kentucky prepared to combat ‘Press Virginia’

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CLEVELAND — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36 for 36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits. Big Blue is about to face something it hasn’t seen — a relentless, choking … 0

New UMass AD meets the press

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

AMHERST — The promise of a return to New England held great appeal for New Hampshire native Ryan Bamford, who was introduced Tuesday as UMass’ new athletic director. The 36-year-old Bamford comes to Amherst after spending four years … 0

Gordon seeking greener pastures

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Derrick Gordon has never kept his NBA aspirations a secret. Before he even played a game at UMass, he talked about getting drafted someday. So while the junior guard said he appreciated how the Minuteman coaches and players supported him when he became the first openly gay Division … 0

Maryland ends Princeton’s unbeaten season

Monday, March 23, 2015

Maryland ended Princeton’s undefeated season in College Park, Md., and Tennessee remained perfect at home Monday night. Both teams advanced to the Sweet 16. The Lady Vols improved to 56-0 in NCAA Tournament games at home with a win over Pittsburgh. North Carolina let a huge lead slip … 0

UMass hires AD

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mike Bobinski was still getting his feet underneath him at Georgia Tech, but he knew right away he liked Ryan Bamford. The former Xavier athletic director inherited Bamford when he took the same role at the Atlantic Coast … 0