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Friday’s colleges: Austin Plevy notches a hat trick in debut as UMass hockey beats Colorado College

Saturday, October 10, 2015

UMass hockey coach John Micheletto was excited about freshman Austin Plevy coming into the season. That enthusiasm appears justified. In his first collegiate game, the freshman forward notched a hat trick as the Minutemen defeated Colorado College, 6-3, Friday in both teams’ season opener. Ray Pigozzi scored with 17 seconds left in the first period setting the tone for the Minutemen, who took leads of 3-0 and 5-1. They withstood …

Quarterbacks take center stage when UMass visits Bowling Green

Friday, October 9, 2015

AMHERST — There was no easing quarterback Matt Johnson back into the starting role at Bowling Green. Johnson missed most of last season with a hip injury, but it’s hard to tell by looking at him. The senior not only leads the Mid-American Conference, but leads nation in yards passing (2,084), yards passing …

UMass to dedicate Sam Koch Memorial at Rudd Field Saturday

Friday, October 9, 2015

AMHERST — The coach that saved UMass men’s soccer in 1991 and brought the program to new heights in 2007 will forever be part of his beloved program’s home field. Prior to Saturday’s game against Saint Louis, UMass will hold a ceremony dedicating the Sam Koch Memorial. Koch, who was beloved on the UMass campus, in the soccer community and his hometown of …

Friday’s colleges: UMass field hockey holds off Saint Louis

Friday, October 2, 2015

The UMass field hockey team held off a late charge by Saint Louis to pull out a 3-2 victory at Scott Gallagher Soccer Park in Fenton, Missouri, Friday afternoon. Anne Dijkstra, Sarah Hawkshaw and Nicole Miller each scored as the Minutewomen (6-4, 2-1 Atlantic 10) took a 3-0 …

Talk surrounding NFL game in London is about toilet paper

Friday, October 2, 2015

LONDON — Call it the Toilet Bowl. Much of the talk surrounding the first of three regular-season NFL games in London has been hijacked by the news that the New York Jets flew to England with their own …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass women’s soccer extends win streak to four with double overtime win

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The UMass women’s soccer team extended its winning streak in dramatic fashion in its Atlantic 10 opener. Julia Weithofer scored the game winner with 46 seconds left in double overtime to give the Minutewomen a 1-0 win over La Salle on Thursday at Rudd Field. After starting the …

Charan Singh stepping into big shoes in a big game for UMass

Thursday, October 1, 2015

AMHERST — UMass coach Mark Whipple liked seeing Charan Singh walk into the Football Performance Center with Khary Bailey-Smith before practice Wednesday. With Bailey-Smith, who had been one of the Minutemen’s best playmakers on defense, out for the year with a knee injury, Singh is being counted on …

UMass, FIU battling injuries heading into Saturday’s game

Thursday, October 1, 2015

AMHERST — As the UMass football team tries to procure its first win of the season and some momentum going into Mid-American Conference play, the Minutemen will need contributions from players, for whom little was expected entering the …

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara back on skates, Dennis Seidenberg still recovering

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is already in midseason form when it comes to talking — or not talking — about injuries. The Bruins’ captain returned to the ice this week after sustaining an undisclosed upper …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst men’s soccer needs double OT to remain perfect

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Greg Singer scored in double overtime for the second game in a row as the Amherst College men’s soccer team beat WPI 2-1 Wednesday night in Worcester. Christopher Martin picked up an assist on the tally. He sent a low cross from the right of the box to …

Jerry Sandusky wants subpoena power to look into 2011 case leaks

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants a judge to let him explore contacts between prosecutors and a judge who oversaw the grand jury that recommended he be charged with child molestation. Sandusky, who was convicted of molesting boys but maintains his innocence, …

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention that the athletes are students and not professionals. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court …

Better, more mature Chris Baldwin commits to UMass

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

According to his high school and AAU coaches, the Chris Baldwin that will be coming back to western Massachusetts next year is a much more mature and polished product than the one who left a year ago. Improved …