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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 …

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 …

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 …