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South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson, top, battles for a rebound against Connecticut forward Morgan Tuck (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. — UConn coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson — and fretting about their departure next season. “I carry five cellphones now with all the coaches who want to schedule us next year when these guys leave,” Auriemma said …

BC beats BU in OT in 1st 1-0 Beanpot game in 64 year history

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first …

Matt Vautour: NCAA needs to stop self-imposed postseason bans

Monday, February 8, 2016

It’s hard to tell what will eventually cause the NCAA to change its policies. But Louisville recent self-imposition of penalties is a reminder that how …

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

College hoop week guide: Dec. 14
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Gazette writers Mike Moran and Mike Wilkinson post online-only content, commentary and nightly scores.

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University of Massachusetts student Preston Rowan, 20, competes in the Rail Jam event put on by the UMass Ski and Board Club Friday night in front of the Southwest Residential Area at UMass.

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Lowell Whitney, of Hadley, sleds with his children, Carter, 10, and Maya, 7, at Hospital Hill in Northampton, Monday.

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Newcomers to tai chi are welcome at Denise Barry's class at the Senior Center in Northampton.

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Jack Riley, US hockey coach at 1960 Olympics, dies at 95

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Jack Riley, the Army coach who in 1960 guided the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal in hockey, has died. He was 95. Riley died Wednesday on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the U.S. Military Academy said Thursday. …

Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday. The three-time NASCAR champion sustained a “burst fracture of …

Broncos take a chance, and it pays off with Gary Kubiak

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It’s hard to know who took the bigger risk. Was it the team, the Denver Broncos, who were hiring a coach with recent health problems and a penchant for not maxing out talent? Or …

Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend tells police the Cleveland Browns QB struck her

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CLEVELAND — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend told police the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her during an argument last weekend in Texas and said he appeared to be on drugs, according to a police report. The report released Thursday by …

NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell to require teams to interview women for exec jobs

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a “Rooney Rule” requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too. Goodell made the announcement Thursday in his …

UMass football lands 30-member recruiting class; coach Mark Whipple pleased

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AMHERST — Every football coach at every Division I school in America is officially pleased with his recruiting class when it’s announced on signing day. So UMass coach Mark Whipple expressing excitement about his wasn’t noteworthy on its …

Amherst Regional teacher Elizabeth Haygood to receive service award from MIAA Women in Leadership Committee

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AMHERST — If you attend a sporting event at Amherst Regional High School, there is a good chance you have seen Elizabeth Haygood. There’s an even better chance you have heard her, from a distance, cheering on her beloved Hurricanes. Haygood started coaching at Amherst in 1981 and …

Williston signing day: Amherst resident Aaron James inks with 2014 men’s soccer NCAA champion Virginia

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — Aaron James is heading back south. James, who moved from the Washington, D.C. area to Amherst in 2012 and currently attends Williston Northampton, signed with the Division I Virginia men’s soccer program. James, who will graduate …

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women’s basketball pushes Duquesne, falls in overtime

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A 9-2 run in overtime sparked the Duquesne women’s basketball team past upset-minded UMass, 73-64, Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Bria Stallworth had 21 points, while Cierra Dillard added 17 points for the Minutewomen (6-15, 0-9 Atlantic 10). Kymber Hill added 10 points, while Rashida Timbilla had 14 rebounds in …