College Sports

UM AD leaves for UCSB post

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst athletic department is looking for a new leader to guide it through an important time. The University of California-Santa Barbara announced Thursday that it has hired UMass athletic director John F. McCutcheon to fill the same post. UMass will begin an immediate search for his replacement. An interim athletic director is expected to be announced shortly. McCutcheon, 61, interviewed for the job in … 0

UM beats Dayton in crowd-pleaser

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — Offensive production has proved a taffy pull on many nights for UMass this season, but the Minutemen found just enough Thursday night to post their best victory to date. Trey Davis made four free throws in the final 20 seconds and Cady Lalanne had 18 points, seven rebounds and a pair … 0

Seattle Minuteman forward a Broncos fan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AMHERST — Seth Berger is not a Seahawks fan. Yes the sophomore forward on the UMass men’s basketball team is a football fan and yes he’s from Seattle. But he isn’t part of the 12th man and doesn’t root for the Legion of Boom. In fact he cheers against them. Vehemently. Berger is a proud and vocal Denver Broncos fan, a trait passed … 0

2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fans

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy. Odell Beckham Jr., James Rodriguez, Richard Sherman and Aaron Harrison were among those who put their distinctive … 0

Miami Beach Bowl ends in brawl, overshadowing Memphis double-overtime victory against BYU

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Miami Beach Bowl ended in a brawl, with Memphis and BYU players throwing punches after the Tigers pulled off an emotional 55-48 double overtime win. Memphis sealed the victory when DaShaughn Terry intercepted BYU quarterback Christian Stewart’s … 0

Typical NFL season: smiles for some, frowns for others

Monday, December 22, 2014

Smiling or frowning. “Woe is us” or “Wow for us.” Heading into the final week of the NFL regular season, hardly anyone has a neutral feeling about the 32 teams. There are success stories and there are flops. … 0

Minutemen drilled by Providence

Sunday, December 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — They came out flat at the start of Saturday’s game, and as a result, UMass proceeded to get flattened. The Minutemen didn’t reach double figures against Providence until 121/2 minutes of the first half were gone, and though they cut a 14-point deficit down to … 0

Penn State repeats as women’s champion

Sunday, December 21, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five … 0

Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska’s interim head coach. He wants to accomplish what is clearly hard to do — maintain a business-as-usual atmosphere following Bo … 0

39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here’s why: Saturday, Dec. 20 R+L Carriers … 0

Rose Bowl a familiar setting for Florida St.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national championship in the same stadium it won the title a year ago: The Rose Bowl. The Seminoles, No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, are riding a 29-game winning streak … 0

Title champs Kentucky, UCLA meet this week

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The only school with more national championships than top-ranked Kentucky’s eight is UCLA with 11. On Saturday, the Wildcats and Bruins play for the first time in eight years in the second half of an impressive doubleheader in … 0

Oregon QB Mariota big winner at awards show

Thursday, December 11, 2014

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Marcus Mariota put up nearly flawless numbers this season in leading Oregon to a spot in the first College Football Playoff. At the College Football Awards Show on Thursday night, he went a … 0