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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Indiana running back Tevin Coleman (6) runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Bloomington, Ind. College football teams have been running wild this season, averaging more yards per carry and per game than at any time in recent years (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Rebirth of ground game has college teams running wild

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There goes Melvin Gordon, ripping off another long run. And there’s Samaje Perine piling up yards in punishing fashion. Oh, look, here comes Tevin Coleman — and there he goes, sprinting away from a bunch of flailing defenders. College football teams have been running wild this season, averaging more yards per carry and per game than at any time in …

Tuesday’s colleges: Vermont ices UMass 3-1

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The UMass men’s hockey team dropped its second straight game to Vermont, 3-1, on the road Tuesday night. The Minutemen (3-8-0, 1-7-0 Hockey East) pulled Henry Dill for an extra attacker late in the third period and it worked as Dennis Kravchenko scored with 31 seconds left for UMass’ lone goal. Dill made 25 saves in net. Amherst College 6, St. Michaels 4 …

Northeastern poses big challenge for UMass men’s basketball team

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

AMHERST — Northeastern beat Florida State on the road when Seminole leading scorer Aaron Thomas played the whole game. UMass beat FSU at a neutral site with Thomas missing most of the game. The Minutemen needed overtime to beat Manhattan at home. The Huskies took a 20-point lead at halftime and never looked back to roll over the Jaspers at a neutral site. …

UMass center Matt Sparks: Offensive line needs to boost QB Austin Whipple

Monday, November 24, 2014

AMHERST — Matt Sparks said Austin Whipple will be better than he looked against Akron when UMass plays Buffalo in the season finale at 1 p.m. Friday at McGuirk Stadium. UMass’ junior center has seen the redshirt freshman …

UMass freshman F Zach Coleman ready to increase his minutes, contributions

Monday, November 24, 2014

AMHERST — In the first few games of the season, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg wasn’t as much reluctant to put redshirt freshman Zach Coleman in the game as he was reluctant to take Maxie Esho out. …

South Carolina the new No. 1 in AP women’s hoops

Monday, November 24, 2014

A new week led to a new No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll as South Carolina was atop the poll for the first time in school history. Coach Dawn Staley is no stranger herself to being ranked No. 1. As a player, she helped Virginia …

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble

Monday, November 24, 2014

Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week. Made a lot of believers among Top 25 voters, too. After running roughshod over the Jayhawks in the Champions Classic, the Wildcats routed Boston and …

UMass bench propels comeback win over Florida State, 75-69

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on the coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball team got a lot out of its little six on Sunday. The Minuteman …

UMass point guards Trey Davis, Jabarie Hinds mesh in Sunday’s win

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — One of the biggest questions for the UMass men’s basketball team coming into the season was how point guard Trey Davis and Jabarie Hinds would handle playing together. The two juniors are still figuring it …

Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell scored 25 points, while Marley Giddins had 16 and Meredith Doswell added 12 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Baruch College, 73-63, in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic Final on Sunday. The win pushed the Lord Jeffs’ (3-0) consecutive home win streak to 100 games, …

Florida State holds off Boston College 20-17

Saturday, November 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Boston College coach Steve Addazio couldn’t have asked for much more against the reigning national champions that have now won 27 consecutive games. His Eagles were tied at 17 with less than five minutes remaining …

Trey Davis says too much advice contributes to his struggles in UMass backcourt

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Trey Davis said he’s getting advice from too many places and it’s clouding his judgment. The UMass junior point guard opened the season with 28 points against Siena, but has struggled since then. He had …

UMass can’t complete comeback against Irish in first loss of season

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — With 4 minutes, 30 seconds left Saturday, a thin ray of light shined on a once hopeless game for the UMass men’s basketball team. Five straight points by freshman Donte Clark cut what had been …