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Stanley Andre, center, Jean Sifrin and Daniel Maynes participated at UMass pro day on Monday, hoping to catch the eyes of NFL scouts.

Minutemen Jean Sifrin, Stanley Andre, Daniel Maynes look to impress NFL scouts at UMass pro day

Monday, March 30, 2015

AMHERST — All three dashed and jumped, lifted and leapt, and were measured and weighed, hoping to catch the eyes of the NFL scouts in attendance. But UMass’ annual pro day came with different goals and expectations for Jean Sifrin, Stanley Andre and Daniel Maynes. Sifrin, who had a breakout season at tight end, was trying to use pro day …

Camp Cal the latest innovation in team building at Kentucky

Monday, March 30, 2015

It could’ve easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp. The Kentucky coach invited NBA scouts and GMs to a first-of-its-kind workout before the start of the season, so they could get a look at what all these future pros can do. Calipari wanted to get feedback about his own players, as well. …

UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

Monday, March 30, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. “I love going to the Final Four. I don’t care …

UMass’ Blake Frohnapfel returns to football life after AD search ends

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AMHERST — Search committee member Blake Frohnapfel had transformed back into quarterback Blake Frohnapfel Wednesday as he arrived at the UMass Performance Center for Wednesday’s spring practice, studying his playbook instead of the resumes of prospective candidates. But …

South Carolina set to take next step in women’s NCAA tourney

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her team is ready to finally push past the Sweet 16 and go deeper in the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks have reached the round of 16 three times in …

Div. I pitcher Carter Smith excelling with one hand

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rick Robinson was settling into his new job as the baseball coach at Tennessee-Martin, moving some things around his office when he came across a few articles that had been written about the previous year’s team. He made …

Kentucky prepared to face “Press Virginia”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CLEVELAND — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36 for 36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits. Big Blue is about …

Wednesday’s college recaps: Mount Holyoke lacrosse tops Emerson, 9-6

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Catherine Ryan powered the Mount Holyoke lacrosse team to a 9-6 win over Emerson on Wednesday night in Boston. Ryan had five goals and one assist for the Lyons (4-3). Julia Bell added two more goals, while Charlotte Wagner and Katherine Guinee each added one. Wheaton 17, Smith …

6 teams with 10 or more losses most ever to reach Sweet 16

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The NCAA Tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far. Six of the regional semifinalists have 10 or more losses, including three with 13. The reaction around college basketball has been …

MLS expanding to Minnesota, but stadium yet to be built

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Major League Soccer has committed to Minnesota, awarding an expansion franchise to start playing in 2018 with the expectation an outdoor stadium will be built before then. Bill McGuire, the former health care executive and current owner of the Minnesota United club in the second-tier North …

Nebraska blocks NCAA tournament live streaming at Capitol

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers will have to watch the Big Dance after work. Nebraska Chief Information Officer Brenda Decker told legislative and judicial administrators in an email that websites for streaming the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are blocked on the Capitol’s network. Sen. Bob Krist of …

Women’s NCAA Tournament attendance up in some locations

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Steps taken by the NCAA to address the ongoing attendance concern at the women’s NCAA Tournament are working, at least in some places. Buoyed by two moves in particular — to once again have top teams host first …

Matt Vautour: Plate full for new UMass AD Ryan Bamford

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford won’t officially inhabit his third floor Mullins Center office until some point next month. But he’ll be doing work on the school’s behalf while he’s tying up loose ends at Georgia Tech, …