Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
M/clear
77°
M/clear
Hi 87° | Lo 61°

College Sports

FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will swim in three events at the University of Georgia, his final tuneup for the national championships in Southern California next month.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Michael Phelps a bit miffed that he’s not going faster

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — Michael Phelps has never been the patient type. He wants to go faster — right now. The winningest athlete in Olympic history figured he would be putting up better times by this stage of his comeback. “That the hard part for him,” his longtime coach, Bob Bowman, said Thursday. Phelps will get a final tuneup before the … 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 one senator told him: “I can’t tell whether you’re in charge or whether you’re a … 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 balked at provisions that they said would put them at a competitive disadvantage on the … 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

College presidents say no to unions for athletes

Thursday, July 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the university’s integration of athletics … 0

John Calipari excited about returning Kentucky players

Monday, June 30, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach John Calipari is “excited” having familiar faces on the Wildcats roster next season. It hasn’t happened that often during his tenure in Lexington. But the Wildcats return six regulars from last year’s NCAA runner-up squad, and as usual will be in a cadre … 0

Has conference realignment at last reached a lull?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The latest wave of major conference realignment lands ashore this week, bringing with it geographical contradictions, upended traditions and financial gains. Welcome to the Atlantic coast, Louisville. Time to get to know the Great Lakes, Maryland and Rutgers. … 0

UMass incoming defenseman Brandon Montour picked in the second round of NHL draft Saturday

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Brandon Montour will enter UMass as the highest drafted hockey player in school history. The Anaheim Ducks selected Montour, a defenseman from Oshwegen, Ontario, in the second round, 55th overall, in the NHL draft Saturday. Under NHL draft rules, a team that selects a player retains that player’s … 0

UMass promotes Kristi Stefanoni to permanent head softball coach

Saturday, June 28, 2014

AMHERST — The search at the University of Massachusetts for the first new softball coach in 34 years ended where it started. Athletic director John McCutcheon announced Saturday that Kristi Stefanoni, who led the program as the interim head coach in 2014, will be the permanent replacement for … 0

UMass eyes also on NHL draft

Thursday, June 26, 2014

When the NHL has its draft Friday and Saturday one current UMass player and one future Minuteman could have their names called. Brandon Montour, a defenseman from Oshwegen, Ontario, who’ll begin his freshman year at UMass this fall, is ranked at the No. 92 among North American skaters … 0

Young players led charge to Vandy’s championship

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin figured last year was his baseball program’s best chance to win its first national championship. It was the 2014 team that got the job done, starting four sophomores and two freshmen … 0