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Briefs: UMass women’s basketball team takes down North Texas

Friday, November 21, 2014

Minutewomen take down North Texas The UMass women’s basketball team beat North Texas, 56-46, Friday in the Hospitality Hill Challenge in Denton, Texas. Kim Pierre-Louis had 18 points and seven rebounds, while Kymber Hill added 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Minutewomen (2-2). Emily Mital added nine points and three assists, while Amber Dillon chipped in with eight points. Rashida Timbilla had nine rebounds, while reserve …

UMass miscues prove costly in 5-3 loss to Boston College

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — There are no own goals in hockey. Somebody on offense has to get credit, but two of Boston College’s goals went in off UMass players and they proved to be the difference. BC eliminated an early UMass lead and held off the Minutemen for a 5-3 win in front of 5,939 …

UMass face weekend test with Notre Dame, Florida State in Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — After opening the season with wins against two MAAC teams and a rebuilding Boston College squad, the UMass men’s basketball team figures to face a tougher challenge with a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. UMass (3-0) will play Notre Dame on Saturday and Florida State on Sunday. …

UMass QB Austin Whipple hoping to improve off of tough first start

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — The saving grace for Austin Whipple is that he’ll get another chance. If his rough outing had been the last game for the season for UMass, the redshirt freshman quarterback would have been forced to spend the offseason with the taste of his three-interception performance in …

No. 17 UConn holds off Charleston 65-57

Friday, November 21, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — If Connecticut is going to have a chance to defend its national championship, the Huskies will need to get a lot out of senior guard Ryan Boatright. So far he’s proving up to the challenge. Boatright had 19 points, Daniel Hamilton added 15, …

Ivy title at stake for Harvard, Yale in The Game

Friday, November 21, 2014

CAMBRIDGE — Beating Yale year after year has its advantages, but Harvard defensive back Norman Hayes still felt as if he were missing something. “The Game is The Game, but this game is a little more special for …

Two-platoon system thriving for No. 1 Kentucky

Friday, November 21, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Whether top-ranked Kentucky could beat the NBA’s winless Philadelphia 76ers isn’t the point for a squad looking strong enough to beat everybody else in college basketball. Early on, it doesn’t seem like it’s even close. …

After week off, UMass hockey preparing to BC, Vermont

Thursday, November 20, 2014

AMHERST — After a rare November week off, the UMass hockey team will play three games in five days before Thanksgiving. The Minutemen will host Boston College and Vermont on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the Mullins Center …

College Football: Alabama rolls to No. 1, race for No. 4 heats up

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances. Keeping winning and the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles should …

Chicago PG LuWane Pipkins signs with UMass

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LuWane Pipkins is finally officially a future UMass men’s basketball player. The 5-foot-10 point guard from Chicago signed his National Letter of Intent Monday and UMass officially verified it, Wednesday. “He’s a great addition to our team and family. He’s a guard who can push tempo and really …

Backup QB Austin Whipple, UMass struggle in cold conditions, fall 30-6 to Akron

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AKRON, Ohio — It was a tough assignment from the time UMass quarterback Austin Whipple stepped off the bus outside InfoCision Stadium. The redshirt freshman was making his first collegiate start on a foreign field. A steady wind was blowing at approximately 18 mph, dropping the 15-degree temperature …

Tuesday’s colleges: Marley Giddins paces Amherst College past Keene State

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Marley Giddins had 20 points and eight rebounds as the Amherst College women’s basketball team opened its season with a 84-67 victory over Keene State, Tuesday in Keene, New Hampshire. Hannah Peterson added 12 points, while Meredith Doswell chipped in with 10 for the Lord Jeffs. Sarah Kober …

Alabama rolls to No. 1 in playoff rankings

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide. Alabama jumped from fifth to first after handing previously undefeated and top-ranked …