College Sports

NCAA women’s tournament could be missing some familiar names

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Some familiar names could be missing from the field when the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off later this month. Georgia has reached the tournament 20 straight years for the nation’s fourth-longest active streak, but a late-season slide has put the Lady Bulldogs’ postseason hopes in serious jeopardy. A number of other schools also are facing the possibility of being left out for the first time in years. Here’s a … 0

Spiders trim UMass

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Senior Nights bring plenty of emotion and not all players can handle it well, but the moment and the rock-solid defense of Richmond proved far too much for UMass to cope with Wednesday night. Plagued by turnovers and the opponent’s down-tempo style, the Minutemen went down wretchedly in their final regular-season home game, 56-53, before 3,857 at the Mullins Center. Seniors … 0

Georgia looks to derail No. 1 Kentucky’s quest for history

Monday, March 2, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. — With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable. Georgia is the next team standing in the way, hoping to somehow trip up the Wildcats. Good luck with that. The team the Bulldogs will be hosting tonight has won its first 29 games, looking very much like one of the greatest groups in college basketball history. … 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

Ducks vs. FSU Rosy indeed

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES — For years, college football fans pleaded for a playoff. Now it’s here and it starts at the sport’s most hallowed venue, with two Heisman Trophy winners and the defending national champions. Welcome to the College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl, where the past and … 0

Fighting Irish boot down LSU, 31-28

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Notre Dame and senior kicker Kyle Brindza got the finish they had missed too often the last half of the season. Beating a Southeastern Conference team in southern territory only made it that much sweeter. Brindza hit a 32-yard field goal as time expired, and … 0

Saban and Meyer can see no room for satisfaction

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — They rose to the top of their profession from different sides of the line. Nick Saban, the defensive mastermind. Urban Meyer, the offensive genius. The areas of expertise may be different, but their coaching principles are cut from the same cloth. A demanding quest for … 0

UMass dumps Iona

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

AMHERST — The fast-moving, high-scoring flow of Tuesday night’s game demanded a defensive stop in the final seconds, and Donte Clark provided it for UMass. With the Minutemen clinging to a three-point lead over Iona, the freshman guard picked off a pass near midcourt and took it in … 0

UMass posts 5-1 victory

Monday, December 29, 2014

Frank Vatrano had a hand in three goals Monday as UMass completed play in the Catamount Cup hockey tournament with a 5-1 non-conference victory over Air Force in Burlington, Vt. The Minutemen (5-13-0, 1-9-0 Hockey East) snapped a five-game losing streak, which spanned back to Nov. 28. Henry … 0