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College Sports

Missed field goal seals UMass’ fate, 34-31

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Even after the University of Massachusetts football team gave away an 11-point second-half lead for the second straight week, it still had a chance to win Saturday. The Minutemen still had a shot at victory even after a would-be game-clinching interception by Randall Jette was stripped out of his hands. Even after UMass allowed touchdowns on a fumbled pitch and a blocked punt, the Minutemen still were … 0

Bulletin Board: Townsley, Mt. Ida make history

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greenfield’s Danielle Townsley recorded her first career point and was part of history Thursday afternoon in Nashua, N.H., where her Mt. Ida College field hockey team beat Daniel Webster, 4-0, for the Mustangs program’s first win. Townsley, a freshman midfielder, recorded an assist on Hayley Napier’s goal in the 51st minute, which gave Mt. Ida a commanding 3-0 lead. The Mustangs (1-2) open … 0

Game UMass falls, 41-38

Sunday, September 7, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — For a brief time in Saturday’s second half, UMass provided the kind of glimpse into FBS football success that its fans have hungered for over the last three seasons — a double-digit lead over a Pac-12 Conference opponent in Colorado and a signature victory in its sights, however distantly. The curtain … 0

UConn, Irish eye historic battle

Monday, April 7, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women’s basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. Well, the wait is over. UConn … 0

UConn beats Kentucky, 60-54, for title

Monday, April 7, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night. Napier is among three UConn seniors who were … 0

UConn rolls into title game, 75-56

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Breanna Stewart scored 18 points and undefeated Connecticut continued its march toward an unprecedented ninth national championship with a 75-56 win against Stanford on Sunday night. The Huskies (39-0) also did their part in setting … 0

UConn and Kentucky lock horns for national title

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Connecticut and Kentucky couldn’t have met in last year’s championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year’s. Seventh-seeded Connecticut and eighth-seeded Kentucky meet tonight in one of the unlikeliest … 0

College athletes’ union could put billions of dollars at stake

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Last month, a National Labor Relations Board director ruled that college football players at Northwestern could unionize. Many believe the ruling, if it stands up, could force schools and the NCAA to share more of the revenue from … 0

Bulletin board: Towson laxmen beat UMass, 6-5

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Greg Cuccinello and Joe Seider each scored twice to lead Towson to a 6-5 upset victory Saturday over 11th-ranked UMass in a men’s lacrosse game at Garber Field in Amherst. UMass (7-3 overall, 1-1 CAA) netminder Zach Oliveri did his best to keep the game close with a … 0

Irish beat Terps, 87-61

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kayla McBride wouldn’t let Notre Dame’s pursuit of a perfect season end. The All-American senior guard had one of the most impressive games of her career in Sunday night’s national semifinal, scoring 28 points to … 0

‘Billy the Builder’ has Gators in position to win NCAA title

Friday, April 4, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — He was “Billy the Kid” as a college player, then “Billy the Recruiter” as a young coach. Now, with his fourth team in the Final Four and in the midst of the longest winning streak … 0

Talented group of coaches lead Final Four teams

Friday, April 4, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer, Muffet McGraw and Brenda Frese have all won national championships, using their own styles to get the most out of their teams. Now, they all hope they can coax two more … 0

Napier trying to shed Walker’s shadow

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. Sounds an awful lot like another recent Connecticut star: Kemba … 0