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UMass racks up second straight, 36-14

Sunday, October 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — After 28 losses in its first 30 games of Division I FBS football, winning — and doing it convincingly — is suddenly a contagious feeling for UMass. The Minutemen broke through last week with their first victory of 2014, by 23 points at Kent State, and turned it into a winning streak Saturday with another powerful two-way showing. Shadrach Abrokwah ran for 135 yards and four touchdowns to … 0

Jaywalking: Hall calls Doton

Monday, October 13, 2014

When she was in grade school, Kelly Doton had dreams of playing sports later in life just like any other young athlete. The Greenfield native excelled in the sport of ice hockey as a youngster and thought that if she worked hard and continued with it, she might be able to play in college. When she moved on to Greenfield Middle School, she … 0

UM breaks into win column, 40-17

Sunday, October 12, 2014

KENT, Ohio — With 15 seconds left in the game, Kent State ran a second-down play that resulted in an incomplete pass deep in UMass territory. The Minutemen were comfortably ahead, but when the clock didn’t move, coach Mark Whipple was leaving nothing to chance on Saturday. He’s seen too many fourth-quarter leads disappear this season. He stepped onto the field, shouted until … 0

UConn beats Kentucky, 60-54, for title

Monday, April 7, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night. Napier is among three UConn seniors who were … 0

UConn rolls into title game, 75-56

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Breanna Stewart scored 18 points and undefeated Connecticut continued its march toward an unprecedented ninth national championship with a 75-56 win against Stanford on Sunday night. The Huskies (39-0) also did their part in setting … 0

UConn and Kentucky lock horns for national title

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Connecticut and Kentucky couldn’t have met in last year’s championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year’s. Seventh-seeded Connecticut and eighth-seeded Kentucky meet tonight in one of the unlikeliest … 0

College athletes’ union could put billions of dollars at stake

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Last month, a National Labor Relations Board director ruled that college football players at Northwestern could unionize. Many believe the ruling, if it stands up, could force schools and the NCAA to share more of the revenue from … 0

Bulletin board: Towson laxmen beat UMass, 6-5

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Greg Cuccinello and Joe Seider each scored twice to lead Towson to a 6-5 upset victory Saturday over 11th-ranked UMass in a men’s lacrosse game at Garber Field in Amherst. UMass (7-3 overall, 1-1 CAA) netminder Zach Oliveri did his best to keep the game close with a … 0

Irish beat Terps, 87-61

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kayla McBride wouldn’t let Notre Dame’s pursuit of a perfect season end. The All-American senior guard had one of the most impressive games of her career in Sunday night’s national semifinal, scoring 28 points to … 0

‘Billy the Builder’ has Gators in position to win NCAA title

Friday, April 4, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — He was “Billy the Kid” as a college player, then “Billy the Recruiter” as a young coach. Now, with his fourth team in the Final Four and in the midst of the longest winning streak … 0

Talented group of coaches lead Final Four teams

Friday, April 4, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer, Muffet McGraw and Brenda Frese have all won national championships, using their own styles to get the most out of their teams. Now, they all hope they can coax two more … 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