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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 alongside wide receivers coach/co-passing game coordinator Spencer Whipple — son of head coach Mark Whipple. Woodward, 28, said the chance to return to his alma mater and having familiarity with some of the coaches were the main factors in coming back after spending the past two seasons as offensive coordinator at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham in Madison, N.J. “It’s certainly a special feeling coming back to Amherst,” he … 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 FBS teams will not go bowling. Here are six teams that missed out on the … 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 scrimmage was exactly three weeks from the Minutemen’s Sept. 12 season opener in the Rocky … 0

Flyers keep dancing with upset of ’Cats

Sunday, March 22, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Once again Gonzaga showed that 11 is it’s favorite number. The Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five years as an 11 after knocking off No. 3 Oregon State on the Beavers’ home court. Gonzaga will return home to play … 0

Deuces drop

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor made sure there were no surprises for the Blue Devils reaching the Sweet 16. No such luck for a pair of No 2 seeds in Kansas and Virginia. Kansas lost to Wichita State in a victory for an upstart school thirsting for a shot against … 0

Love them or hate them, Auriemma and UConn women dominate sport

Friday, March 20, 2015

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have turned women’s college basketball into their own showcase. Over the past two decades, the Hall of Fame coach and his players have been the face of the sport, winning nine championships … 0

Favorites rule on Day 2 of NCAAs

Friday, March 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There were no big upsets in the first half of Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has … 0

Fathers know best; Big 12 flops

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two wins by No. 14 seeds. Two sons winning games for their father-coaches. The team nobody thought belonged in the field winning a game. The Big 12 starting 0-3. Just another opening day of the … 0

Syracuse’s Boeheim: 2018 right to retire, but maybe sooner

Thursday, March 19, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Thursday that 2018 is the “right time” to retire, but acknowledged that next season could be his last as he appeals NCAA sanctions for academic and benefits violations. Speaking two … 0

Robert Morris moves on

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio — Lucky Jones scored 21 points, including a key free throw, Rodney Pryor had 20 and Marcquise Reed 19 to lead Robert Morris back from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat North Florida 81-77 on Wednesday night in the First Four. The Colonials (20-14), who won … 0

Syracuse coach Boeheim retiring in 3 years; AD out

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and the university’s athletic director has resigned, the school announced Wednesday following a scathing NCAA report that imposed sanctions for violations that lasted more than a decade. Chancellor Kent Syverud said Wednesday that Boeheim, a … 0

Surprise! Huskies top dawg

Monday, March 16, 2015

UConn’s journey to a third straight national championship will begin at home. The Huskies are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Albany Region, in search of a 10th overall title which would tie Geno … 0

Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Wisconsin No.1’s

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Kentucky Wildcats ended up where everyone expected them on Selection Sunday: Seeded No. 1 on their quest to become the first undefeated team since 1976. Oh, but there were surprises when the bracket came out, too. Big-conference UCLA and Texas made it. Colorado State and Temple did … 0