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Minutemen go cold, fall to St. Joe’s, 62-56

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — After an ugly 35-minute offensive performance by both teams, Saint Joseph’s found its shooting eye and UMass’ disappeared. The Minutemen gave up nine straight points in crunch time and couldn’t recover, falling 62-56, Wednesday at Hagan Arena. “That was tough,” UMass junior guard Derrick Gordon said. “We had a lot of missed opportunities. We’re not making our one-footers.” With 4:45 remaining, Donte Clark made the second of two … 0

Bulletin Board: UNH icemen turn back UMass, 5-2

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Hampshire used four third-period goals to skate past UMass, 5-2, in a Hockey East game Saturday night at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H. The teams were knotted at 1-1 entering the third period when Riley McDougall scored five minutes in to give UMass (7-16-0 overall, 2-11-0 HE) a 2-1 lead. UNH stormed back with four unanswered goals to end the game. … 0

Minutemen rebound for 60-56 win over URI

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMHERST — Zach Coleman needed just over two minutes to turn Saturday’s unsightly mess into a picture-perfect finish for UMass basketball. The Minutemen’s redshirt freshman forward hit back-to-back 3-pointers to erase a six-point deficit, then capped off a decisive 10-0 run with a fallaway wing jumper to beat the shot clock as UMass rallied late for a 60-56 victory over Rhode Island before … 0

Changes may be ahead for conference championships

Friday, December 5, 2014

Trophies will be awarded. Champions will be crowned. A confetti cannon or two will likely be fired. And after all the celebrating is done, there is a good chance at least one conference this weekend is going to … 0

Playoff scenarios: Who’s in if ... ?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The 12-member College Football Playoff selection committee will gather Saturday in Texas to watch the final weekend of the season play out and then rank the top 25 teams in the country. The top four will compete for … 0

Florida, Nebraska make the grades in recent coaching hires

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Several school’s moved quickly to fill vacant college football coaching jobs. We’ve taken the liberty to break down some of those moves and grade each of the hires: q BUFFALO Out: Jeff Quinn In: Lance Leipold The Buzz: It was only a matter of time before Leipold, 50, … 0

Normal chaos at FSU: Hearings, rankings, titles

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Chaos has become the norm at Florida State. There seems to be constant stream of off-field issues swirling around the Seminoles, who just keep winning games and championships amid the turmoil. This week is no different. Quarterback Jameis Winston has spent part of the week … 0

Gray, LSU smoke UMass, 82-60

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — Josh Gray scored a season-high 25 points as LSU defeated Massachusetts 82-60 in a non-conference game Tuesday night. Gray, who had not scored more than 14 points in a game since the season-opener, was 11-of-15 from the field. Gray, who had five assists, made … 0

TCU jumps Florida State into 3rd in playoff rankings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State. The Seminoles are fourth, … 0

How will playoff committee deal with Barrett injury?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The College Football Playoff selection committee says it takes injuries into account when judging which teams are worthy of a spot in the final four. Now chairman Jeff Long and his 11 committee cohorts have a big one … 0

UM derails Huskies

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMHERST — While the snow flew outside Wednesday, UMass basketball flew inside, playing comfortably and in command from start to finish. The Minutemen scored the first six points of the game and led by 10 less than seven minutes into the action, barely challenged by Northeastern in a … 0

UMass outlasts Seminoles

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on what coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball team got a lot out of its “Little Six” Sunday. The Minuteman bench scored almost half UMass’ points as the Minutemen shook off … 0

Bulletin Board: Oh my! Vermont icemen 11, UMass 1

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sixteen different Vermont players registered points Saturday night as the Catamounts trounced UMass, 11-1, in Hockey East action at the Mullins Center in Amherst. Brady Shaw and Malcolm McKinney each scored a pair of goals and Rob Darrar … 0