College Sports

Georgia looks to derail No. 1 Kentucky’s quest for history

Monday, March 2, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. — With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable. Georgia is the next team standing in the way, hoping to somehow trip up the Wildcats. Good luck with that. The team the Bulldogs will be hosting tonight has won its first 29 games, looking very much like one of the greatest groups in college basketball history. “There are a lot of talented teams,” … 0

Minutemen pilfer win from Fordham, 82-74

Sunday, March 1, 2015

AMHERST — No one will look at Saturday’s result and reasonably claim that UMass stole a basketball victory from Fordham, but the Minutemen used a rash of steals early in the second half to turn the game in their favor. The Minutemen trailed by five points before coming up with no fewer than six steals in the span of 2:19 and converted each … 0

Pac-12 has several teams on NCAA bubble

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Pac-12’s NCAA tournament bubble is beginning to pulsate. No. 7 Arizona and No. 13 Utah are virtual locks to make the bracket, at this point fighting for higher seeds. After that, the Pac-12 has three teams that could have a good shot with a strong finish and two others that will really … 0

Bulletin Board: Maine icemen blank UMass, 3-0

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Matt Morris stopped 29 shots Saturday night to lead Maine to a 3-0 shutout win over UMass in a Hockey East game Saturday night at the Mullins Center in Amherst. Maine (7-14-1) scored twice on the power play, including the opening tally of the game that came 35 … 0

Bucks, Ducks chase crown

Sunday, January 11, 2015

DALLAS — Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised. Tonight’s winner in North Texas can be called the truest champion in the history of major college football. The first College Football Playoff national … 0

UMass holds off George Mason, 66-62

Sunday, January 11, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va. — A year after UMass took advantage of George Mason’s late blunders to escape with a miracle road win here, the Minutemen nearly gave Sunday’s game away in similar fashion. In the final two minutes, UMass survived countless mental mistakes, two missed free-throw box-outs, three turnovers … 0

Tressel, Snyder, Bosworth, Williams selected to College Hall

Friday, January 9, 2015

DALLAS — Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder have been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame. Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams of Texas and Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth … 0

AP Source: Oregon WR Carrington suspended for positive pot test

Friday, January 9, 2015

DALLAS — Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is suspended for the national championship game after testing positive for marijuana during an NCAA drug test, a person with direct knowledge of test results said Friday. The person spoke to … 0

Past time to show the players some real money

Friday, January 9, 2015

DALLAS — They’re gathering in Big D to revel in the finale of college football’s first playoff, a long-overdue idea that is bringing in hundreds of millions of extra dollars each year to those who run this supposedly … 0

Minutemen outlast La Salle on road, 71-65

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Before his team left for La Salle Tuesday, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said he thought the practices after Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure had made his men’s basketball team better. The Minutemen’s performance backed him Wednesday night by delivering their best road performance of the season, … 0

Ducks mimic coach’s demeanor in face of pressure

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. — At Oregon, the football news conferences are in a wood-paneled theater with leather seats for the media, three captain’s chairs at the podium, glass doors, and a shiny gold logo of the athletic department’s “winged-O” on the wall, bathed in light. Impressive trappings. Then Mark … 0

Ducks more than ‘gimmick’ offense

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Some may have snickered when Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston tried to tell reporters that the Rose Bowl could have gone either way. His point is understandable and one his coach Jimbo Fisher seemed to back up. Never mind the 35 points Oregon scored during a second-half surge … 0

Minutemen take a step back in loss to Bonnies

Sunday, January 4, 2015

AMHERST — The calendar may have just flipped to 2015, but UMass basketball played its first game of the new year Saturday as if it were suddenly thrown back to, say, 1980. The Minutemen recalled those lost bygone days by coughing up one of their more wretched performances … 0