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Massachusetts' Stanley Andre (35) drags down Michigan quarterback Reginald Hall in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republican, J. Anthony Roberts)

UMass seniors prepare for final football game as Minutemen take on Buffalo Friday

Thursday, November 27, 2014

AMHERST — Stanley Andre is not a crier by nature, but he admitted a tear or two could sneak out when he’s honored as part of senior day before his final career home game vs. Buffalo, Friday at 1 p.m. (McGuirk Stadium. Andre has been around. He played as a true freshman for Kevin Morris in 2011, for Charley Molar …

No. 19 Marshall looks to end regular season 12-0

Thursday, November 27, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm figures his team’s best chance at ending No. 19 Marshall’s perfect season will come from forcing Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato to throw. Brohm doesn’t want to risk allowing Marshall’s running game to get untracked Friday. The Thundering Herd’s Devon Johnson has 1,573 rushing yards, …

Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl have huge stakes in SEC

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Some things to watch in the final weekend of the Southeastern Conference regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 15 Auburn at No. 2 Alabama. As usual, there is plenty on the line in the Iron Bowl when Alabama (No. 1 CFP) hosts Auburn (No. 15 CFP) on Saturday evening. The Tide can …

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 …

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 …

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 …