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Massachusetts' Stanley Andre (35) drags down Michigan quarterback Reginald Hall in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republican, J. Anthony Roberts)

UMass seniors prepare for final football game as Minutemen take on Buffalo Friday

Thursday, November 27, 2014

AMHERST — Stanley Andre is not a crier by nature, but he admitted a tear or two could sneak out when he’s honored as part of senior day before his final career home game vs. Buffalo, Friday at 1 p.m. (McGuirk Stadium. Andre has been around. He played as a true freshman for Kevin Morris in 2011, for Charley Molar …

No. 19 Marshall looks to end regular season 12-0

Thursday, November 27, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm figures his team’s best chance at ending No. 19 Marshall’s perfect season will come from forcing Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato to throw. Brohm doesn’t want to risk allowing Marshall’s running game to get untracked Friday. The Thundering Herd’s Devon Johnson has 1,573 rushing yards, …

Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl have huge stakes in SEC

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Some things to watch in the final weekend of the Southeastern Conference regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 15 Auburn at No. 2 Alabama. As usual, there is plenty on the line in the Iron Bowl when Alabama (No. 1 CFP) hosts Auburn (No. 15 CFP) on Saturday evening. The Tide can …

Alabama rolls to No. 1 in playoff rankings

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide. Alabama jumped from fifth to first after handing previously undefeated and top-ranked …

Commentary: Seth Berger shakes off big mistake to help UMass beat Manhattan

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST If UMass hadn’t come back to win in overtime, his late regulation gaffe would have been the defining moment of Seth Berger’s career so far. The sophomore forward, who played far more minutes than he ever had …

UMass outlasts Manhattan, 77-68 in overtime

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — For the third straight year, UMass gave ESPN some morning drama in its annual Tip-Off Marathon, a 24-hour basketball event. After failing to close out Manhattan in regulation, the Minutemen regrouped and controlled overtime en route …

UMass notebook: 3-point shooting a cause for concern for Derek Kellogg

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — While UMass improved to 3-0 on the season with a 77-68 overtime win Tuesday morning, Manhattan further exposed a weakness that could be significant as the men’s basketball season progresses. After missing all 3-point tries against …

No. 6 Stanford ends No. 1 UConn’s win streak at 47 games

Monday, November 17, 2014

STANFORD, Calif. — Amber Orrange made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation, sending No. 6 Stanford to an 88-86 victory against top-ranked Connecticut to snap the …

No. 6 Stanford faces No. 1 UConn with new offense

Monday, November 17, 2014

STANFORD, Calif. — Tara VanDerveer took a quick scan of her roster suddenly devoid of a star Ogwumike sister and came to a realization: After Stanford’s latest Final Four run last spring, she would have to move away from the tried-and-true triangle offense the Cardinal ran for years. …

Kentucky hoping to take advantage of Indy ties

Monday, November 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky is turning Indianapolis into its second home. Last fall, the Wildcats came here to chase prized recruit Trey Lyles and eventually signed the 6-foot-11 center to a national letter of intent. They then returned to …

UMass looks to turn up intensity for 11 a.m. tip with Manhattan

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Derek Kellogg kept the intensity of Monday’s practice to a minimum. The Minutemen did video work and walked through a scouting report, but as they prepared to play Manhattan, Tuesday, Kellogg didn’t want to …

UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel is a game-time decision vs. Akron

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Mark Whipple said quarterback Blake Frohnapfel’s status for Tuesday’s game against Akron won’t be determined until shortly before the 7 p.m. kickoff. “He’s a little better. Every day he’s gotten a little better moving …

Notebook: Jabarie Hinds, Donte Clark give UMass boost off the bench

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOSTON — During the preseason, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said that one of his early goals was to get some of his newcomers comfortable so he could develop a deep rotation. In Sunday’s 71-62 win over Boston College, …