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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, a cable camera hangs above a Detroit Lions huddle during an NFL football game against the New York Giants at Ford Field in Detroit. For athletes across all sports, it's become a way of life as the primary focus has shifted from fans watching in person to fans at home and in the sports bars watching on television. The camera is always watching, there are few places to hide and they have come to accept them as a part of their world from the moment they arrive for work.  (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball …

Two future UMass defensemen picked in the NHL draft

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A pair of future UMass defensemen were taken Saturday on the second day of the NHL draft. It’ll be a year before Jake Massie, who played for Kimball Union Academy and the Boston Jr. Bruins last year, joins the Minutemen, but the 6-foot-1, 185-pound defenseman was draft eligible and chosen in the sixth round (156th overall) by the Carolina Hurricanes. The Montreal native …

UMass’ Cady Lalanne picked 55th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in NBA draft

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former UMass big man Cady Lalanne’s final predraft workout turned out to be his most important one. Lalanne worked out for the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday and shortly after midnight Thursday, the Spurs picked him 55th overall in the NBA draft. “It was very exciting. I’m just excited I got selected,” Lalanne said. …

Back coaching ultimate again, Tiina Booth finds success at UMass

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

AMHERST — Recognizing the caller when she looked down at her ringing cell phone, Tiina Booth didn’t bother saying hello, skipping straight to: “I am not coaching UMass,” she said to Kevin Norton, who played for her at …

Canisius guard Zach Lewis excited to transfer to UMass

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Going into the offseason, UMass coach Derek Kellogg hoped to add two transfers — an immediately eligible big man and a younger guard for 2016-17. On Tuesday he completed the checklist when Canisius guard Zach Lewis announced he was transferring to UMass. Lewis joins former Texas A&M big …

Tuesday’s college recap: Amherst women’s tennis team falls to Williams in NCAA semifinal

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Amherst College women’s tennis team was unable to dethrone rival Williams College in the NCAA Division III semifinal, falling 5-1 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, on Tuesday. It was the seventh straight semifinal appearance by the Lord Jeffs (16-5). Top seeded Williams (24-0) …

Calipari: ‘Not interested’ in vacant Pelicans coaching job

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari says he’s not interested in the New Orleans Pelicans’ coaching job and is happy at Kentucky. The Pelicans fired Monty Williams a week ago and the team’s NBA roster features former Kentucky star Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans, who played for Calipari at …

Monday’s colleges: Amherst women advance, men eliminated from NCAA Division III Tennis Tournament quarterfinals

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Amherst College women’s tennis team will face a familiar foe in the NCAA Division III Tournament semifinals. After cruising past MIT, 5-1, in the quarterfinals on Monday, the seventh-ranked Lord Jeffs will see their rival and top-ranked Williams at 11 a.m. Tuesday with a spot in the …

Former UMass guard Derrick Gordon headed to Seton Hall, said sexuality limited recruiting interest

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Derrick Gordon, who became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player in 2014-15, said he didn’t encounter any homophobia at UMass or in opposing arenas during his junior season. But after announcing he was transferring to …

NCAA committee calls for switch to 30-second shot clock

Friday, May 15, 2015

The NCAA made a series of changes to men’s college basketball two seasons ago in an attempt to boost scoring and reduce physical play under the basket. Those changes barely moved the needle, so now the NCAA is …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst eliminated from NCAA Tournament; UMass out of A-10 tourney picture

Friday, May 15, 2015

Keystone made the most of its opportunities and Amherst College couldn’t answer as the Lord Jeffs were bounced from the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament, 7-2, Friday in Auburn, New York. Mike Odenwaelder, Yanni Thanopoulos and Connor Gunn each had two hits for Amherst, which finished the season …

Thursday’s college baseball: Amherst pushes top-ranked Cortland but drops first of NCAA Tournament

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Amherst College baseball team had the nation’s top-ranked team on the brink of a loss in the NCAA Division III Tournament Thursday, but SUNY Cortland scored five times in the top of the ninth to defeat the Lord Jeffs, 7-5, in Auburn, New York. The fifth-seeded Jeffs …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst College baseball advances in NCAA Tournament with extra-inning win

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Harry Roberson’ RBI single to center in the top of the 11th inning broke a tie and gave the No. 5-seeded Amherst College baseball team a 7-5 win over No. 4 SUNY Oswego, Wednesday in the NCAA Division III Tournament in Auburn, New York. Mike Odenwaelder, who earned …