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College Sports

Keeping Score: Whipple effect

Friday, August 29, 2014

Good morning! The Mark Whipple Show debuts today at Gillette Stadium, where the UMass Minutemen are 17-point underdogs against Boston College. UMass athletic director John McCutcheon took his mulligan the day after Christmas when he fired Charley Molnar with three years and $836,000 remaining on his contract. “There wasn’t the sense we were where we needed to be,” said McCutcheon, who two years earlier had hired Molnar because his “... … 0

College Football Playoff era begins

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new era in college football is here. After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff. It’s new, it’s exciting and, as was the case with the old system, will probably cause plenty of complaining since … 0

‘Robot march’ to protest Iowa’s pink locker room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pink locker room at Kinnick Stadium. Kembrew McLeod is organizing what he jokingly calls a “Million Robot … 0

UConn men, women again make Final 4’s

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Shabazz Napier and Niels Giffey were texting Stefanie Dolson on Monday moments after the UConn women beat Texas A&M to earn their way into the Final Four. The guys were making fun of her postgame … 0

Kentucky’s freshmen have come of age in postseason

Monday, March 31, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s remarkable run this postseason demonstrates that it really is more important how you finish than how you start. The Wildcats were expected to be brief postseason participants after beginning the month losing two of … 0

UConn, Kentucky round out Final 4

Sunday, March 30, 2014

NEW YORK — Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a … 0

BC beats UMass Lowell, 4-3 to reach Frozen Four; Minnesota rules, 4-0

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ian McCoshen scored with 8:44 left and top-seeded Boston College beat UMass-Lowell 4-3 on Sunday in Worcester during the NCAA Northeast Regional final to reach the Frozen Four for the 11th time in 17 years. Boston College (28-7-4), … 0

Heels shock Gamecocks

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Diamond DeShields escaped two close calls with injury to score 19 points, leading North Carolina one win closer to a sweet reunion with healing coach Sylvia Hatchell by beating top-seeded South Carolina 65-58 in the Stanford (Calif.) Regional … 0

Huskies charge into Elite Eight, beat Cyclones

Friday, March 28, 2014

NEW YORK — DeAndre Daniels scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA … 0

Providence shuts out Quinnipiac 4-0 in Bridgeport

Friday, March 28, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Jon Gillies made 37 saves and third-seeded Providence beat second-seeded Quinnipiac 4-0 on Friday night in an NCAA East Region semifinal. Mark Jankowski, Anthony Florentino, Shane Luke, and Trevor Mingoia scored for Providence (22-10-6). The … 0

‘Intimidating’ UConn next up for BYU

Friday, March 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — BYU has come up with two of the biggest upsets in the NCAA women’s tournament to get to the school’s first Sweet 16 since 2002. The 12th-seeded Cougars are going to need a monumental effort … 0

Colter: ‘We know what we’re doing’ with union idea

Friday, March 28, 2014

BRADENTON, Fla. — Kain Colter is not completely sure what the landscape will one day look like if college athletes are allowed to unionize. He’s just more convinced than ever that it’s become necessary. The former Northwestern quarterback, … 0

Dayton shocks Stanford; Wisconsin rolls

Thursday, March 27, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight for the first time since 1984. No. 11 Dayton … 0