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Former UMass basketball center Luke Bonner plays major role in effort by Northwestern football players to join union

Thursday, April 24, 2014

It would have been easy for Luke Bonner to say no. He has a full-time job at the GYK Antler marketing firm in New Hampshire, runs a nonprofit foundation and is getting married this summer. He’s not lacking for things to fill his time. But when Ramogi Huma approached him about being a founding member of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) board of directors, the 29-year-old former University of Massachusetts basketball center could not say no. He believed too much in the cause. CAPA is the organization that submitted the petition on behalf of the Northwestern football team that led to the National Labor … 0

Wednesday’s college recaps: Jackie Buechle throws 1-hitter for Amherst College

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jackie Buechler struck out 10 and allowed one hit as the Amherst College softball team shut out Elms College 5-0 on Wednesday. Tessa Cote (Granby) broke up the perfect game with a double to left-center in the fourth. Alena Marovitz went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored for the Lord Jeffs (18-9). Donna Leet went 2 for 4 with … 0

Mark Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them. One day before the board of directors meets in Indianapolis and two days before Northwestern football players are scheduled to vote on creating college sports’ first union, the NCAA … 0

Counter protest planned for anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church’s expected picket in Amherst Wednesday

Monday, April 14, 2014

AMHERST — Area groups are preparing a show of support Wednesday to counter plans by members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church to stage a protest against Derrick Gordon, the University of Massachusetts athlete who last week became … 3

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse races past George Mason

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The 10th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team extended its win streak to five games on Sunday, as the Minutewomen had six players score multiple goals in a 22-2 win over George Mason. Sam Rush led the way … 0

Large crowds cheer UConn champion basketball teams

Sunday, April 13, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest. Hundreds of thousands of University of Connecticut fans jammed the streets of downtown Hartford on Sunday screaming for their … 0

Union wins first NCAA Hockey title, beating Minnesota 7-4

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. And the Dutchmen did it at the expense of two of the sport’s giants, toppling Minnesota for its first NCAA title after beating Boston … 0

Friday college recaps: UMass baseball stay hot, tops SLU

Friday, April 11, 2014

The suddenly surging University of Massachusetts baseball team continued to win even in conference play as it cruised past Saint Louis, 7-1, Friday at Earl Lorden Field for its third straight victory. The Minutemen got a strong effort from Connor LeBlanc, 6.1 innings to earn the win, while … 0

Boston College’s Johnny Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night as the top Division I college hockey player, and signed with the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau, from Carney’s Point, N.J., won the award a … 0

Union-Minnesota for Frozen 4 title

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota — in overtime, in Minneapolis — for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet to even appear … 0

Minnesota, Union to meet in Frozen Four final

Friday, April 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA hockey semifinals. Minnesota (28-6-6) will face Union College in the … 0

Kassan Messiah, UMass linebackers get fresh start

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AMHERST — For a five-game stretch in 2012, University of Massachusetts linebacker Kassan Messiah looked like a future star. Then a true freshman, Messiah made 10 tackles in his first game and averaged 10.6 tackles in his first five contests, highlighted by 16 against Bowling Green. He was … 0

Thursday’s college recaps: Ex-Minutewomen Pam Bustin, Pam Hixon named to USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Former University of Massachusetts field hockey player Pam Bustin and her coach Pam Hixon have been selected for the United States Field Hockey Hall of Fame. The 2014 class will be inducted on June 28 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. Hixon led the Minutewomen for 16 … 0