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Kentucky head coach John Calipari directs his team during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

New NCAA Division I chief puts transfer rules on priority list

Monday, April 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Lennon is putting transfer rule changes near the top of his priority list. The NCAA’s new vice president for Division I governance told The Associated Press there are growing concerns among the division’s 345 members over the surging number of students switching schools — and that the debate could come to a close sometime in the next year. Some of the ideas bandied about would have a dramatic impact on graduate transfer students. The proposals include giving schools the ability to restrict where ex-players can go and requiring the athletes to sit out one year before becoming eligible. Undergrads already are required …

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse send seniors off with 18-11 win over George Washington

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team was powered by Amy Tiernan’s four goals in an 18-11 win over George Washington on Sunday. Tiernane added three assists while Erika Eipp had three goals and four assists. Kattie Ott and Nicole Troost each scored twice in the senior day victory. Rachel Vallarelli made six saves in net for the Minutewomen (16-1, 8-0 Atlantic 10). Middlebury 9, …

UMass guard Demetrius Dyson announces his plans to transfer

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On a weekend where the UMass men’s basketball team hoped Marcquise Reed would become a future Minuteman, sophomore Demetrius Dyson became a former one. Dyson announced via Twitter (and TwitLonger, which extends tweets beyond 140 characters) Saturday night that he plans to complete his college career elsewhere, confirming an ESPN report by Jeff Goodman: “I …

Tuesday’s colleges: UMass softball belts seven homers in sweep of Rhode Island

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The UMass softball team’s bats exploded for seven homers and Caroline Raymond was solid on the mound as the Minutewomen swept Rhode Island, 14-0 in five innings and 7-3, Tuesday in Kingston. Quianna Diaz-Patterson (Amherst) reached based eight times, finished 5 for 5 and scored five times for …

Monday’s colleges: UMass knocks off Harvard, reaches Beanpot final

Monday, April 13, 2015

The UMass baseball team overcame a three-run deficit to beat Harvard, 6-5, in the first round of the Beanpot, Monday at Earl Lorden Field in Amherst. The Minutemen (9-11) will play Boston College on April 22 at Fenway Park for the championship. A four-run fourth gave UMass a …

Weekend colleges: Jeffs baseball sweeps Williams

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Amherst College baseball team brought booming bats and strong arms to Williamstown this weekend and swept rival Williams three straight to remain perfect in league play. The Jeffs won 11-4 and 17-3 in Saturday’s doubleheader, then claimed a 6-4 victory Sunday. Eric West went 7 for 12 …

Fans celebrate UConn’s 10th title with parade

Sunday, April 12, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — Thousands of fans showed they aren’t tired of celebrating national titles with the UConn women’s team, gathering for an hour-long parade and rally in downtown Hartford on Sunday afternoon in mild spring weather. The victory …

Providence beats Boston University for 1st NCAA hockey title

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Providence defenseman Tom Parisi thought he was just dumping the puck in from the red line so the Friars could get some fresh skaters on the ice. Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor thought he had it. …

UMass has plenty of running backs competing for carries

Friday, April 10, 2015

AMHERST — After his team threw the ball over 100 times more than it ran it last year, UMass coach Mark Whipple hopes to have a more balanced offense in 2015. He’s not lacking for candidates willing to …

NCAA hockey title game a local affair for BU, Providence

Friday, April 10, 2015

BOSTON — Boston University coach David Quinn has a chance to become a hero on campus and a pariah at the country club all at the same time. The Rhode Island native and former BU player will be …

Lauren Hill, 19-year-old who fought tumor to play college basketball, dies

Friday, April 10, 2015

CINCINNATI — Lauren Hill’s teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: “Never give up.” An example she lived by as she fought a brain tumor and rallied those around her …

Boston U’s Jack Eichel wins Hobey Baker Award

Friday, April 10, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University freshman Jack Eichel won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday as the top player in college hockey. Eichel, who is expected to be one of the first two players selected this year in …

BU holds off North Dakota 5-3 in Frozen Four semifinal

Friday, April 10, 2015

BOSTON — Jack Eichel scored two goals and Boston University held off North Dakota 5-3 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four to advance to the championship game. The Terriers (28-7-5) will face Hockey East rival Providence (25-13-2) …