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Bulletin Board: Abramson shines on gridiron

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Deerfield’s Erik Abramson made the Northeast 10 Conference Football Honor Roll with his performance for Assumption College. Abramson, a senior defensive back, finished with a game-high 14 total tackles that included 10 assisted stops in a road loss at Division I FCS member Sacred Heart on Saturday. Abramson currently leads the NE-10 in total tackles and tackles per game. Woodward at Simmons Sarah Woodward of Deerfield recorded 5 kills, 14 … 0

Missed field goal seals UMass’ fate, 34-31

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Even after the University of Massachusetts football team gave away an 11-point second-half lead for the second straight week, it still had a chance to win Saturday. The Minutemen still had a shot at victory even after a would-be game-clinching interception by Randall Jette was stripped out of his hands. Even after UMass allowed touchdowns on a fumbled pitch and … 0

Bulletin Board: Townsley, Mt. Ida make history

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greenfield’s Danielle Townsley recorded her first career point and was part of history Thursday afternoon in Nashua, N.H., where her Mt. Ida College field hockey team beat Daniel Webster, 4-0, for the Mustangs program’s first win. Townsley, a freshman midfielder, recorded an assist on Hayley Napier’s goal in the 51st minute, which gave Mt. Ida a commanding 3-0 lead. The Mustangs (1-2) open … 0

Napier trying to shed Walker’s shadow

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. Sounds an awful lot like another recent Connecticut star: Kemba … 0

Sharp-shooting Frazier a Gator threat

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday, more than four hours before tip-off against Mississippi, and Florida guard Michael Frazier II was in the visiting arena putting up shots. About 400 of them. By the … 0

Connecticut block party will make it difficult for Stanford around the hoop

Thursday, April 3, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Top-ranked Connecticut heads to the Final Four in Nashville as the best shot-blocking team in the history of women’s basketball. The defending national champions swat more than eight blocks a game and have sent back … 0

One-and-done working just fine for Coach Calipari

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DALLAS — Everyone has an opinion of John Calipari. He’s a pariah to some, successful only because of his ability to attract one-and-done stars destined for the NBA. They point to him as a scourge of college basketball, … 0

Badgered: Wisconsin tightens tourney D

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin has been badgering opponents during its run to the Final Four. The talk at the start of the season was all about the new emphasis on rules to prevent college basketball from turning into … 0

Wilbekin improves on and off the court for Gators

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scottie Wilbekin waved off teammates, ignored signals from the bench and backed down his defender as the final seconds ticked off the clock. Wilbekin pulled up, swished a 3-pointer from well behind the arc and … 0

Final Four filled with good defensive teams

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Way back at the start of the season, amid all the whistles and fouls, the defensive-minded teams appeared to be in trouble, a seemingly dying breed hamstrung by the NCAA’s new hands-free rules. As the season progressed, the … 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