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UM AD leaves for UCSB post

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst athletic department is looking for a new leader to guide it through an important time. The University of California-Santa Barbara announced Thursday that it has hired UMass athletic director John F. McCutcheon to fill the same post. UMass will begin an immediate search for his replacement. An interim athletic director is expected to be announced shortly. McCutcheon, 61, interviewed for the job in … 0

UM beats Dayton in crowd-pleaser

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — Offensive production has proved a taffy pull on many nights for UMass this season, but the Minutemen found just enough Thursday night to post their best victory to date. Trey Davis made four free throws in the final 20 seconds and Cady Lalanne had 18 points, seven rebounds and a pair … 0

Seattle Minuteman forward a Broncos fan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AMHERST — Seth Berger is not a Seahawks fan. Yes the sophomore forward on the UMass men’s basketball team is a football fan and yes he’s from Seattle. But he isn’t part of the 12th man and doesn’t root for the Legion of Boom. In fact he cheers against them. Vehemently. Berger is a proud and vocal Denver Broncos fan, a trait passed … 0

Unassuming Mariota puts up brag-worthy season

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

About the flashiest thing quarterback Marcus Mariota has done off the field all season is wear a T-shirt boldly emblazoned with the word “Success.” His showy moments have instead come during games for the playoff-bound Oregon Ducks: His … 0

Top bowl games not in ‘New Year’s 6’

Monday, December 8, 2014

With nearly 40 bowl games looming, it can be difficult finding those postseason gems. The Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl semifinals in the College Football Playoff are no-brainers. And the other matchups in the “New Year’s Six” — which includes the Peach, Orange, Cotton and Fiesta — also … 0

Alabama, FSU, OSU, Oregon star in powerful college football playoff

Sunday, December 7, 2014

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power. Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban … 0

UAB shutdown could be just the start

Friday, December 5, 2014

ATLANTA — UAB was the first major college football program to shut down in nearly 20 years. Chances are, the Blazers won’t be the last. With the enormous cost of having a football team and the growing divide … 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