College Sports

In this Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, photo, Florida State University NCAA college basketball player Xavier Rathan-Mayes tries to drive against the defense of University of Miami Davon Reed (5) and Angel Rodriguez (13) in the final seconds of the second half against Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. With his team desperate for baskets, Xavier Rathan-Mayes couldn't miss. He scored 30 points in the final 4:38, and even that wasn't enough to beat the Miami Hurricanes. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Hector Gabino) MAGS OUT

Rathan-Mayes turns in memorable scoring outburst

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes’ name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. They’re on a short list of players to get into such an offensive “zone” that their performances led to memorable scoring outbursts. Rathan-Mayes, a little-known freshman guard from Canada, erupted for 30 points in the … 0

Bembry, St. Joseph’s drill UMass

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — DeAndre Bembry was a one-man gang when his Saint Joseph’s basketball team defeated UMass in January in Philadelphia. In Wednesday night’s rematch at the Mullins Center, Bembry was once again by far the game’s best player, but he had vital help from several other quarters, and that help was all the Hawks needed to complete the regular-season sweep of the Minutemen. … 0

Minutemen fall short at No. 25 VCU, 78-72

Sunday, February 22, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Early in the first half, it looked like the UMass basketball team might get blown out. Early in the second half it looked like the Minutemen might upset No. 25-ranked VCU. But by game’s end, the Minutemen came up short, falling to the Rams, 78-72, Saturday at the Siegel Center. … 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

Bucks ’n Ducks in first playoff title game

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period. Pac-12 champion Oregon and Big Ten champion Ohio State will meet in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Cowboys on … 0

Ducks crush Florida State

Thursday, January 1, 2015

PASADENA, Calif. — Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal … 0

Meyer’s goal of SEC North gets test in Big Easy

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — When Urban Meyer got back into coaching at Ohio State, he made it clear what kind of program he wanted to build. SEC North. Well, he’ll get a chance to see just how that plan is going when the Buckeyes take on the Southeastern Conference … 0