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Former UMass basketball center Luke Bonner plays major role in effort by Northwestern football players to join union

Thursday, April 24, 2014

It would have been easy for Luke Bonner to say no. He has a full-time job at the GYK Antler marketing firm in New Hampshire, runs a nonprofit foundation and is getting married this summer. He’s not lacking for things to fill his time. But when Ramogi Huma approached him about being a founding member of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) board of directors, the 29-year-old former University of Massachusetts basketball center could not say no. He believed too much in the cause. CAPA is the organization that submitted the petition on behalf of the Northwestern football team that led to the National Labor … 0

Wednesday’s college recaps: Jackie Buechle throws 1-hitter for Amherst College

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jackie Buechler struck out 10 and allowed one hit as the Amherst College softball team shut out Elms College 5-0 on Wednesday. Tessa Cote (Granby) broke up the perfect game with a double to left-center in the fourth. Alena Marovitz went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored for the Lord Jeffs (18-9). Donna Leet went 2 for 4 with … 0

Mark Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them. One day before the board of directors meets in Indianapolis and two days before Northwestern football players are scheduled to vote on creating college sports’ first union, the NCAA … 0

Tuesday’s college recaps: UMass baseball falls at home to UConn

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team couldn’t complete the comeback bid and fell 8-5 to UConn at home. The Minutemen (8-24) loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, but failed to plate any runs. Adam Picard hit a solo home run to lead off the eighth, … 0

Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi’s Tyndall

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi’s Donnie Tyndall to make the same solid transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers’ last two basketball coaches. Tyndall was introduced Tuesday to replace Cuonzo Martin, who went … 0

Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the … 0

College hoops free agency? Transfer numbers are up

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — One of the more remarkable aspects of Connecticut’s national title run was that potential star Rodney Purvis could only watch his Huskies’ teammates because of NCAA rules forcing transfers to sit out a year. “He’s like a Ferrari sitting in the garage that I … 0

Matt Vautour: UMass ready for bowl bid? 2015 schedule gives it a chance

Monday, April 21, 2014

At first glance the University of Massachusetts and Florida International scheduling each other in football doesn’t seem overly newsworthy in Amherst, Miami or anywhere in between. Two schools that were 1-11 and lost to Championship Subdivision teams in … 0

Monday’s colleges: Smith College softball upends Amherst College

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gina Martucci struck out four and allowed one run on two hits as the Smith College softball team beat Amherst College 4-1 in Northampton Monday. The Pioneers (16-11) led 3-0 after two innings and 4-0 after five. It … 0

Weekend college recaps: No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse edges Richmond for 34th straight conference win

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rachel Vallarelli stopped a shot with 1.6 seconds left as the 11th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team beat Richmond 9-8 on the road Saturday. Sam Rush had three goals, including the game winner with 3:27 left for the Minutewomen (14-1, 5-0 Atlantic 10). Melissa Carelli and Erika … 0

Offensive woes continue as UMass falls to Hofstra

Saturday, April 19, 2014

AMHERST — For three quarters, sophomore goalie Zach Oliveri and the defense in front of him kept the University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team’s upset hopes alive despite Hofstra’s huge advantages in shots, faceoffs and time of possession. … 0

Friday’s college recaps: UMass baseball rallies to beat George Washington

Friday, April 18, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to steal a 6-4 win over George Washington Friday to open the weekend series in Washington D.C. Adam Picard singled to open the top of the ninth and was replaced by pinch runner Dan Jonah, … 0