College Sports

LSU head coach Les Miles is carried off the field after an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. LSU won 19-7. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Heat check: College head coaching carousel turns into roller coaster

Sunday, November 29, 2015

This coaching carousel is more like a roller coaster and this weekend there was enough action to make those trying to keep up dizzy. Les Miles is staying at LSU, and Mark Richt is out at Georgia. Iowa State and Virginia Tech filled their vacancies. Rutgers and Virginia created new ones. There are currently 15 open jobs in FBS, but … 0

Sooners to No. 3; Clemson still 1st

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top six of the new Associated Press college football poll. Clemson is No. 1 for the fourth straight week and Alabama is No. 2. The Tigers received 53 first-place votes and the Crimson Tide … 0

High-profile mid-major home games more common with women

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Connecticut’s visit to Chattanooga tonight exemplifies one of the major differences between women’s basketball and the men’s game — women’s mid-majors are much more likely to host big-name programs every now and then. An examination of schedules this season shows there are about 2 1/ 2 times more instances in women’s basketball than … 0

UMass is no match for Fightin’ Irish, 62-27

Sunday, September 27, 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Notre Dame fight song exhorts the university’s football team to “wake up the echoes.” Well, it took a spirited second-quarter UMass rally Saturday to rouse the Fighting Irish but good. The Minutemen rallied from a 14-0 deficit to twice pull within a point, … 0

UMass wideout arrested

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AMHERST — UMass senior wide receiver Jalen Williams was arrested early Sunday morning in Amherst after allegedly breaking into a car. UMass athletic department spokesman Molly O’Mara said the school had no official comment. “We’re aware and reviewing internally,” she said. “We won’t be commenting further.” Williams could … 0

Owls shock UM, 25-23

Sunday, September 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — With just over a minute to play in Saturday’s game, UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel had just thrown his third touchdown pass of the afternoon to Jamal Wilson, giving the Minutemen their first lead of the day, … 0

Minutemen no match for Buffaloes, 48-14

Sunday, September 13, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. — Every home football game at the University of Colorado begins with a charge of Folsom Field by Ralphie, the buffalo mascot and her human handlers. On Saturday, in its 2015 season opener, UMass never pulled … 0

Spokesman: No decision on Kentucky drone crash

Sunday, September 6, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Kentucky officials continue to investigate the crash of a student’s drone into a section of Commonwealth Stadium before Saturday night’s football game against Louisiana-Lafayette. The school has not released the student’s name, and … 0

Charged Downey practicing

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AMHERST — Da’Sean M. Downey will remain a fully eligible member of the UMass football team as his legal process plays out and as he won’t be further disciplined by the university. Downey will be arraigned Oct. 21 in Eastern Hampshire District Court, according to a criminal complaint … 0

Wisconsin’s Clement, Alabama’s Henry carry on in teams’ backfield tradition

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — When it comes to running the ball, few teams in the country can match the recent successes and lineages boasted by Wisconsin and Alabama. Next to step out of the shadows on Saturday night are … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0