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Amherst College shuts down Tufts, remains undefeated

Saturday, October 25, 2014

AMHERST— A gritty defensive performance from Amherst College, highlighted by four first-half interceptions, helped the Lord Jeffs secure a 30-3 victory over Tufts on Saturday afternoon. “We played well defensively. We made a lot of things happen early and created some field position,” Lord Jeffs coach E.J. Mills said. “They were banged up. They lost their starting quarterback early in the game, which is never a good thing.” Two minutes …

Notebook: UMass intent on finishing the season strong

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio — The UMass football team approached Saturday’s game with Toledo almost like a playoff game. If the Minutemen knocked off the Rockets, who were in first place in the Mid-American Conference’s West division, they’d be in good position to run the table and finish 6-6, making them bowl eligible. But Saturday’s …

UMass puts scare in Toledo but falls short, 42-35

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio — With 38 seconds left and the score tied, UMass coach Mark Whipple called timeout to relay a message to his team. Toledo had driven to the 19-yard line and Jeremiah Detmer, one of league’s top kickers, was warming up on the sideline. Rather than stake his team’s chances on a …

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey knocks off Northeastern, 3-2

Friday, October 24, 2014

Emerson Auvenshine scored in the third period to give the UMass hockey team a 3-2 win at Northeastern on Friday night. The tally at 8:51 in the final stanza handed the Minutemen (2-2-0, 1-1-0 Hockey East) their first win in conference play. Zack LaRue and Steven Guzzo picked …

College player fights tumor for moment on court

Friday, October 24, 2014

CINCINNATI — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She’s moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like …

UMass faces Toledo in biggest’s football game of season

Friday, October 24, 2014

AMHERST — Like most football coaches, UMass’ Mark Whipple has usually avoided talking about anything beyond the next game in front of his team once the season starts. But even Whipple allowed himself to think about the long-term …

CHART With new contract, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg highest paid state employee

Friday, October 24, 2014

AMHERST — In a new contract released by the University of Massachusetts Friday, Minuteman men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg will become the highest-paid state employee in Massachusetts. Kellogg is guaranteed make $994,500 a year through the 2018-19 season, …

Thursday’s colleges: Amherst shuts out Smith in field hockey

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The seventh-ranked Amherst College field hockey team pulled away from Smith College for a 4-0 win in Amherst Thursday. Katie Paolano (two assists), Annika Nygren, Ellie Andersen and Madeline Tank each scored for the Lord Jeffs (12-2), who led 1-0 at halftime. Emily Horwitz made one save in …

Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud

Thursday, October 23, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout. The latest …

Judge questions $75M NCAA concussion settlement

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CHICAGO — The federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed serious concerns Thursday about some terms and the vast scope of the $75 million deal that currently encompasses all college athletes going back decades. Facing NCAA and plaintiffs’ attorneys who crafted the deal, …

UMass hockey confident heading to Boston for weekend matchups with NU, BC

Thursday, October 23, 2014

AMHERST — Patrick Lee is only three games into his career, but the UMass freshman hockey player, whose first goal with 9 seconds left pushed the Minutemen past Michigan State Saturday, is already deflecting and sharing credit like a seasoned veteran. “Playing with Ray (Pigozzi) and (Steven) Iacobellis …

UMass puts win streak on the line against MAC leader Toledo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

AMHERST — After gathering momentum by beating a winless Kent State team and an Eastern Michigan team that’s been annually near the bottom of the Mid-American Conference standings, UMass will try to keep its recent success going when it moves up a weight class. After proving it can …

Probe: UNC academic fraud was ‘shadow curriculum’

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly …