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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell is tackled by St. John Bosco's Clifford Simms during the first half of a high school football game in Las Vegas. Martell, the nation's No. 2 junior quarterback according to the 247Sports Composite, has verbally committed to Texas A&M. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Recruiting continues, as several top 2017 QBs are already committed

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended. In fact, any programs that didn’t get their quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many of the top high school signal-callers in the class of 2017 have already made their college decisions — at least for now. … 0

UMass works OT to halt losing steak

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST — When Trey Davis, one UMass’ most reliable free-throw shooters ever, missed two from the line that could have sealed a Minuteman win in the final 10 seconds Tuesday night at the William D. Mullins Center vs. Rhode Island, there was an uneasy feeling in the arena. After seven straight losses, the Minutemen went to overtime without Donte Clark, who’d led UMass … 0

Rams hand UMass 7th straight loss, 78-72, in OT

Sunday, January 31, 2016

AMHERST — When Donte Clark hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, it looked like the UMass men’s basketball team might get a happy ending to an ugly Saturday afternoon. Instead, it only made a long game longer for the Minutemen, who struggled in overtime and fell to Fordham, 78-72, … 0

Moving on from Ohio St.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A season’s worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1. Not now. Not for the rest of this season. … 0

Favored UMass crunched, 20-13

Sunday, November 22, 2015

AMHERST — It was far from the kind of lasting impression the UMass senior class hoped to leave. Last season, Miami (Ohio) rallied from a 27-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Minutemen, 42-41, snapping its 22-game losing skid. Saturday afternoon, the RedHawks came into McGuirk Alumni Stadium having … 0

Minuteman seniors would like to go out with a victory

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AMHERST — The goals are modest, simple and straightforward for the UMass football team when it hosts Miami (Ohio) Saturday at 1 p.m. at McGuirk Stadium. • Win its third game, which would match the Minutemen’s total for last year, the most wins since moving up to the … 0

UMass dunks Bears

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AMHERST — UMass basketball won’t get many opportunities to have the kind of just plain fun the Minutemen enjoyed Thursday night at the Mullins Center. Tying a school record with 16 made 3-pointers — and getting contributions all the way down the roster to deep reserve walk-on Zach … 0

Clemson D won’t blame its late-season decline on depletion of quality depth

Friday, November 20, 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson’s top-ranked defense came at teams in waves last season, smothering opponents with nearly two full units of talented and experienced players. Without that same depth this year, the Tigers have slipped into a late-season … 0

Woman reports rape at home of Cornhuskers’ football players

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. — Police said Tuesday they were investigating a report of a sexual assault at the residence of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and standout receiver Jordan Westerkamp. Officer Katie Flood said a 20-year-old woman went to … 0

Hinds helps UMass defeat Harvard, 69-63

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — There was no last-second shot this time. For the first time in three seasons, a UMass-Harvard game was decided sooner than the last possession. The Minutemen jumped out to a 15-point lead early in the second half and held off a late Harvard rally to prevail … 0

Davis ignites UMass’ 85-79 hoop victory

Sunday, November 15, 2015

AMHERST — Saturday’s season opener may not gone the way Derek Kellogg had expected, but the UMass basketball coach could at least count on some customary late heroics from Trey Davis. The senior guard scored 10 straight points for the Minutemen in the game’s final 2:35, helping to … 0

Minutemen lose, 4-2

Friday, November 13, 2015

AMHERST — UMass’ late comeback proved for naught. Merrimack took advantage of a bad Minuteman clear attempt midway through the third period and the Warriors left the Mullins Center with a 4-2 win Friday. After a slow start, UMass briefly held momentum from the end of the second … 0

Irish break into top 4 in playoff rankings

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Notre Dame moved into the top four in the second College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1, with Alabama moving up two spots to No. 2, Ohio State staying at … 0