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Thursday’s colleges: UMass softball shut out as La Salle wins in walk-off fashion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The University of Massachusetts softball team was shut out, 3-0, by La Salle in Philadelphia on Thursday. Pitcher Caroline Raymond took her own shutout into the seventh inning, but La Salle’s Alicia Aughton (2 for 4) hit a three-run walk-off homer to center field for the Explores (15-14, 7-2 A-10). Raymond struck out 10 and allowed three earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 61/3 innings for UMass … 0

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he’ll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and … 0

UMass receivers Jalen Williams, Shakur Nesmith shine in spring game

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A pair of tall receivers, who’ll try to crack the University of Massachusetts’ starting lineup in the fall, stood out in the annual spring game, Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium. Anyone watching the team for the first time this spring got their first look at junior college transfer Jalen Williams at … 0

Kentucky’s slow progression meets end of road

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat easier to accept if they are the byproduct of progress. You see, sometimes you … 0

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kayla McBride seemingly did whatever she wanted, and enjoyed herself while she did it. The All-American senior guard shed defenders with behind-the-back dribbles and quick cross-overs before scoring. She set the tone, refusing to let … 0

Katie Ferris breaks last UMass women’s lacrosse scoring record

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Katie Ferris stands alone at the top of the University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse scoring mountain. The senior earned her 300th career point during an 18-2 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Sunday at McGuirk Stadium. Ferris had four … 0

Kevin Ollie’s wisdom guides UConn to title game

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kevin Ollie had talent. No way of getting to the NBA without it. His just wasn’t quite on the same level as the stars of his era, players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and … 0

NCAA President Mark Emmert: Unionization “grossly inappropriate”

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a “grossly inappropriate” way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship. Mark Emmert said Sunday that … 0

UConn on to national championship game

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. The Huskies had just beaten overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday in the Final … 0

Kentucky reaches national championship with win over Wisconsin

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky’s James Young kept his fellow freshmen in the game, his grit on defense only overshadowed by his scoring spurts that answered every salvo from Wisconsin. Turns out that Kentucky coach John Calipari wants even … 0

Breanna Stewart and Muffet McGraw are AP Player, Coach of Year

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Breanna Stewart picked up right where she left off as a freshman with a stellar sophomore year. UConn’s 6-foot-4 sensational star earned The Associated Press Player of the Year award Saturday, becoming just the third … 0

Friday’s college recaps: Amherst College baseball wins fifth straight

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Amherst College baseball team stayed hot as it cruised to a 16-6 win at Williams on Friday. The Lord Jeffs (13-3, 3-0) opened with five runs in the first and second innings to quickly jump ahead, 10-0. They added two in the fifth and four in the … 0

Talented group of coaches lead Final Four women’s teams

Friday, April 4, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer, Muffet McGraw and Brenda Frese have all won national championships, each using their own style to get the most out of their teams. Now, they all hope they can coax two … 0