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University of Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch died Sunday at his home in Hadley.

Sam Koch, UMass men's soccer coach, dies at 59; led Minutemen to success over 23 seasons

Monday, July 21, 2014

University of Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch died Sunday at his home in Hadley after a two-year battle with sinus cancer. UMass announced Koch’s death on Twitter at 9:52 a.m. Monday with this post: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Koch. An all-time great person who will be sorely missed.” Koch, 59, coached … 0

UConn faces fundraising challenge for athletics

Monday, July 21, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Workers are putting the final touches on UConn’s new state-of-the-art basketball training center, the first in a series of projects designed to keep the school’s athletic programs nationally competitive. The university already has committed to building an on-campus hockey arena in the next four years as it moves its men’s program this fall into Hockey East, the nation’s top hockey … 0

Matt Vautour: Coach Sam Koch dedicated life to UMass men’s soccer program

Monday, July 21, 2014

From my view at Elaine Sortino’s funeral last August, I had a pretty clear view of Sam Koch. I couldn’t help but wondering what was going through the University of Massachusetts soccer coach’s mind. A few weeks earlier, I’d sat in Koch’s office for an article about his battle with sinus cancer. Koch … 1

Jameis Winston: ‘I learned from my mistakes’

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jameis Winston wants to look to the season ahead as the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for reigning national champion Florida State. He also knows he has to answer questions about his off-field conduct. “I understand the … 0

UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

Friday, July 18, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — The University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously their claims of sexual assaults on campus. The bulk of the settlement, … 0

Top NCAA hoops official retiring after 2015 season

Thursday, July 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — John Adams started refereeing basketball games for grocery money. He’s leaving the sport as the head of college basketball officiating. On Thursday, the 65-year-old Adams said he will retire following April’s national championship game. Adams took the job in 2008-09 and said it was the “perfect … 0

No charges against 2 Providence College players

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An investigation into an alleged sexual assault by two Providence College basketball players has concluded with no charges, the Rhode Island attorney general’s office said Wednesday. The office said it presented the investigation to a statewide grand jury, which determined there was insufficient evidence to … 0

SEC’s Slive continues push for Big Five autonomy

Monday, July 14, 2014

HOOVER, Ala. — Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is confident the NCAA reform he’s been pushing for years will take a big step toward becoming a reality in August. The longtime leader of the SEC gave his annual … 0

NCAA president calls for ‘scholarships for life’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that … 0

Boston city council talks college athlete rights

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BOSTON — Local universities expressed concern Tuesday that a proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights would cost them scholarships and commit them to lifelong health insurance for players who are injured during games. Testifying at a Boston City Council committee hearing, representatives from the area’s Division I schools … 0

NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice

Monday, July 7, 2014

The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year. Practice limits were among several recommendations released Monday by the NCAA, which called them guidelines … 0

UMass’ Yevenko invited to Bruins rookie camp

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A week after Oleg Yevenko was honored as Hockey East’s co-Top Scholar Athlete for his 4.0 grade point average, the UMass rising senior defenseman got another indication that he might not need to put his management degree to … 0

UMass gets commitment from Mississippi big man

Thursday, July 3, 2014

UMass continues to find success recruiting in the south. Malik Hines, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward from Jackson, Mississippi, who played the 2013-14 season at Life Center Academy in New Jersey committed to the Minutemen, Thursday according to TheRecruitScoop.com. Hines had an offer from LSU and interest from Louisville, … 0