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UMass falls to Delaware, backs into CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — That good news for the UMass men’s lacrosse team is that the Minutemen will get another chance to fix their problems that have plagued them all season. Fairfield’s win over Hofstra Friday night meant that even though UMass fell to Delaware, 10-9, in the regular season finale Friday, the Minutemen will still play in the conference tournament. The bad news is that some of the problems — falling …

Friday’s colleges: UMass trumps Richmond to win Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse regular season championship

Friday, April 24, 2015

There’s one game left in the regular season, but the UMass women’s lacrosse team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament. The Minutewomen sent a message to the field as they crushed likely No. 2 seed Richmond, 12-3, Friday at McGuirk Stadium. The win was UMass’ 35th straight regular season conference win. UMass coach Angela …

Former Smith College SID Carole Grills named Pete Nevins Award winner

Friday, April 24, 2015

Former Smith College sports information director Carole Grills has been named the 2015 ECAC-SIDA Pete Nevins Award for Distinguished Achievement recipient. “I am deeply honored to be this year’s recipient,” Grills said in a release. “I know how highly Pete was regarded and respected by this organization and his commitment to sports information has served as an example to many of us. To …

Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor to enter NBA draft

Thursday, April 9, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No surprise and no suspense from Jahlil Okafor: The Duke freshman is headed to the NBA. The 6-foot-11 All-American announced his decision Thursday, saying he will fulfill one of his earliest childhood dreams. “As …

Record 7 Kentucky players off to NBA draft

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at …

Bobby Hurley to take over Arizona State after 2-year stint at Buffalo

Thursday, April 9, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. — Bobby Hurley grew up around basketball, playing for a coaching great who just happened to be his father. He was a feisty point guard who led Duke to consecutive national championships and proved his coaching …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women’s lacrosse unloads in home win over Vermont

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hannah Murphy led an offensive explosion as the UMass women’s lacrosse team beat Vermont, 16-7, at home Wednesday. Murphy had four goals and two assists, while Amy Tiernan (two assists) and Holly Turner (assist) each added three goals. Rachel Vallarelli made six saves in goal for the Minutewomen …

Hadley native Nate Bombardier is Notre Dame’s leprechaun mascot

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

On Tuesday night, Nate Bombardier wanted to cut down his third championship net of the NCAA basketball season. It’s an experience few college seniors get, but unfortunately the Notre Dame women’s basketball team lost to UConn, 63-53, in …

College hockey set for Frozen Four in Boston

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BOSTON — Traditional power or relatively unknown? One will win college hockey’s biggest prize in the Frozen Four at the TD Garden. The first semifinal Thursday has a newcomer, Nebraska-Omaha, making its first Frozen Four appearance, against Providence, …

3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. …

Tuesday’s colleges: UMass rallies to beat Siena

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Brandon Walsh’s two-run double capped a five-run eighth-inning rally as the UMass baseball team beat Siena, 6-5, Tuesday in Loudonville, New York. Kevin Hassett earned the win in relief, while Mike Geannelis picked up a two-inning save for the Minutemen (6-10). Adam Picard and Rob McLam each went …

UMass linebacker Shane Huber healthy and ready to fulfill high expectations

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

AMHERST — The initial bending was the worst. Shane Huber would lay face down on a table after the surgery to repair his torn left knee, as a physical therapist would work to help return the range of …

UConn vs. Notre Dame: Rivalry brings attention to sport

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — There are few teams in women’s basketball that have been able to challenge Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies during their unprecedented 20-year run atop the sport. First it was Pat Summitt and Tennessee. Now …