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BC beats BU in OT in 1st 1-0 Beanpot game in 64 year history

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a 30-minute delay when a power surge knocked out the TV lights above the TD Garden rink. Thatcher Demko stopped 30 BU shots for …

Matt Vautour: NCAA needs to stop self-imposed postseason bans

Monday, February 8, 2016

It’s hard to tell what will eventually cause the NCAA to change its policies. But Louisville recent self-imposition of penalties is a reminder that how college sports’ governing body implements punishment is long overdue for an overhaul. In hopes of getting the NCAA to eventually go easy, Louisville announced its postseason ban for this season to address the allegations that a former assistant …

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. — UConn coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson — and fretting about their departure next season. “I carry five cellphones now with all the coaches who want to schedule us next …

A look back at previous No. 1-ranked college football recruits

Monday, February 1, 2016

No matter which school Rashan Gary signs with, he’ll have some big expectations to live up to. Gary, a defensive tackle from Paramus Catholic High School, is the No. 1 recruit in the country according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. That kind of unanimity atop the rankings …

Celtics fall in Orlando after Magic rally

Sunday, January 31, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — It was far from pretty. It still counted as a victory — finally — for the Orlando Magic. The Magic rallied from 14 points down, then had to hold on for dear life in the …

UMass hockey lets in 5 goals for second consecutive loss against Maine

Sunday, January 31, 2016

One day passed, but the same result hit the UMass ice hockey team. Four Minutemen scored in a 5-4 loss to Maine on Saturday at the Mullins Center. It was UMass’ second loss to the Black Bears in as many days, giving up five goals in each game. …

Minutemen can’t find enough reliable scorers

Saturday, January 30, 2016

AMHERST — Earlier in the season, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg said the Minutemen needed to develop a fourth reliable scorer to go with his three guards in order to take another step forward. But as the …

UMass men’s basketball loses seventh straight, fading in overtime against Fordham

Saturday, January 30, 2016

AMHERST — When Donte Clark hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, it looked like the UMass men’s basketball team might get a happy ending to an ugly Saturday afternoon. Instead it …

UMass hockey falls to last-place Maine, 5-2

Friday, January 29, 2016

Even playing last place Maine wasn’t enough to get the UMass hockey team out of its losing streak, as the Minutemen dropped their seventh straight, 5-2 on Friday at the Mullins Center. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, but Maine (6-15-6, 3-6-2 Hockey East) scored …

UMass football adds two former players to coaching staff

Friday, January 29, 2016

AMHERST — The UMass football coaching staff is adding another former standout to its coaching staff. Matt Dawson, a linebacker on the 1998 Division I-AA national championship team, will be the new tight ends coach and assistant special teams coach as part of a minor reshuffling of the …

UMass basketball meets Fordham team riding similar losing streak

Friday, January 29, 2016

AMHERST — With his team mired in a six-game losing streak, UMass coach Derek Kellogg knows the temptation is there for some of his players to try to do more than they’re individually capable of in an attempt to break through. “Sometimes guys try to take it on …

UMass notebook: Derek Kellogg shakes up starting lineup

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — After five straight losses, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg shook up his starting lineup, moving senior Antwan Space and sophomore C.J. Anderson into the starting rotation replacing Seth Berger and Jabarie Hinds. “I want to make sure guys are on their toes and not complacent. …

UConn rolls to season-high 64 point win over Tulsa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TULSA, Okla. — Breanna Stewart scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds to help lead Connecticut to a dominating 94-30 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday night. Moriah Jefferson and Katie Lou Samuelson each added 14 points for the …