College Sports

Michigan St., Duke round out Final 4

Sunday, March 29, 2015

If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it’s a replay of last year’s semifinal won by Kentucky 74-73. Seventh-seeded Michigan State will face Duke, a four-time national champion led by coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is in his 12th Final Four, tying the legendary John … 0

Gonzaga snaps drought, Cards get past Wolfpack

Friday, March 27, 2015

HOUSTON — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite … 0

Boston U. beats Yale 3-2 in OT in NCAA opener

Friday, March 27, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Danny O’Regan was starting to wonder about his aim when every shot he took seemed to hit the post, miss or was smothered by Yale goalie Alex Lyon. O’Regan didn’t miss in overtime when a rebound bounced directly to him outside the slot for a goal at 7:27 that gave … 0

UMass outlasts Bonnies

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OLEAN, N.Y. — After watching bounces, calls and results go against them in their last two trips in the Reilly Center, the UMass basketball team finally had a reason to celebrate at St. Bonaventure. The Minutemen made two big steals in the final 1 minute, 20 seconds and … 0

New flat-seam baseball in college game should be plus for hitters

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. — Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt’s coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game. Finally, he hopes, after decades of tweaks and trying to figure out the correct balance … 0

Unbeaten ’Cats survive again, outlast LSU, 71-69, on road

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and top-ranked Kentucky stayed unbeaten with another tough road win, 71-69 over LSU when the Tigers missed a 3-pointer that could have won it at the buzzer Tuesday night. Devin Booker added 14 and Aaron Harrison had 13 for … 0

UConn buries Gamecocks

Monday, February 9, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night. Moriah Jefferson had 16 points for the Huskies (23-1), who improved to 17-3 in matchups between the top two teams in the … 0

Bulletin Board: Conference salutes Valley for big week with Owls

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jill Valley of Orange earned a spot on the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll in women’s basketball for her performances this past week. Valley averaged 15.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a pair of wins for Westfield State University. A sophomore guard, Valley poured … 0

North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach. Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men’s history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic gold medal and … 0

Top-ranked South Carolina battles No. 2 UConn tonight

Sunday, February 8, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley and UConn’s Geno Auriemma are quick to point out that tonight’s game between the top two programs in women’s basketball won’t decide the national championship. But a win would validate the Gamecock’s No. 1 ranking, and a loss would put … 0

UM optimistic about football recruits

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Not many coaches leave signing day excited about players they didn’t get. UMass coach Mark Whipple said Southeastern Conference schools swooped in and snared a “couple of kids” the Minutemen had hoped to sign shortly before signing day. While Whipple was disappointed not to get those players, he … 0

Minutemen outlast Rams, 78-72

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BRONX, N.Y. — In front of a cadre of family and friends not far from his Mount Vernon, N.Y., home, Jabarie Hinds had his best game at UMass. In almost every game this season, the junior guard has had a mini-surge producing a few baskets in a short … 0

Bulletin Board: UMass lax moves opener

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The UMass men’s lacrosse team’s season-opener against Army on Saturday has been moved to Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium at 1 p.m. Damage to Garber Field’s playing surface following the recent winter storm necessitated the move. All fans are asked to park and enter the stadium from the … 0