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UMass offense looking to improve running game

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

AMHERST — UMass football coach Mark Whipple said the Minutemen would like to be in a position to be more balanced offensively, but most of the games haven’t progressed in a way that’s allowed him to get the running game going. The Minutemen have spent most of their five games playing from behind, which contributes a lot to the fact that they’ve thrown the ball almost twice as many times …

Tuesday’s colleges: No. 2 Amherst men’s soccer stays perfect

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Nico Pascual-Leone scored twice as the second-ranked Amherst College men’s soccer team stayed undefeated with a 4-0 victory over Connecticut College, Tuesday in Amherst. Milton Rico and Luke Nguyen each scored once for the Lord Jeffs (11-0-0, 6-0-0 NESCAC). Thomas Bull made seven saves for his ninth shutout. Field hockey Smith College 4, Westfield State 0 — Emily Biggs (Florence), Kat Estes, Beatrice …

Louisville coach Rick Pitino on allegations: ‘We will get through this’

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino remains defiant that his program will survive the allegations in a book by an escort claiming that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. Pitino said Tuesday that the Cardinals “will get through this the right way.” The coach told a packed room …

Rick Pitino mum, questions continue about escort allegations at Louisville

Saturday, October 3, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville coach Rick Pitino has apparently said all he plans to say for now about the troubling allegations outlined in a book by an escort that has led to a sex scandal looming over his …

UMass punter Logan Laurent steps into place-kicking duty

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — UMass coach Mark Whipple quipped during preseason that there would have to be a malaria outbreak for starting punter Logan Laurent to move back to place kicking. While there was no outbreak recorded, Laurent returned to …

Notebook: Makeshift defensive line stands out for UMass

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — Peter Angeh didn’t register a sack or even a tackle on UMass’ last defensive stop of the game, but the play proved to be a fitting ending for the defense against Florida International. With several would-be …

UMass football holds for first win, 24-14 over Florida International

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — With 1 minute, 56 seconds left and his team facing a fourth-and-5 on the Florida International 15-yard line, UMass football coach Mark Whipple decided to try and end the game right there with his team up …

Amherst College breezes past Bowdoin, 37-6

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — Even after a dominating 37-6 win over Bowdoin College, the Amherst College football team wasn’t content with how it played Saturday afternoon at Pratt Field. The Lord Jeffs (2-0) led 24-0 after the first quarter, but some failures in the red zone and an assortment of …

UMass looks to build momentum against FIU at McGuirk Stadium

Friday, October 2, 2015

AMHERST — UMass won’t start Mid-American Conference play until next week, but Saturday’s opponent, Florida International, far more closely resembles a MAC team than any of the three teams the Minutemen have played so far. With UMass needing …

Louisville probing claim men’s basketball staffer hired escorts for recruits

Friday, October 2, 2015

Louisville said Friday it has launched an investigation into allegations that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for recruits. The allegations by Katina Powell are in an upcoming book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” from a publishing arm of …

Friday’s colleges: UMass field hockey holds off Saint Louis

Friday, October 2, 2015

The UMass field hockey team held off a late charge by Saint Louis to pull out a 3-2 victory at Scott Gallagher Soccer Park in Fenton, Missouri, Friday afternoon. Anne Dijkstra, Sarah Hawkshaw and Nicole Miller each scored as the Minutewomen (6-4, 2-1 Atlantic 10) took a 3-0 …

Talk surrounding NFL game in London is about toilet paper

Friday, October 2, 2015

LONDON — Call it the Toilet Bowl. Much of the talk surrounding the first of three regular-season NFL games in London has been hijacked by the news that the New York Jets flew to England with their own …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass women’s soccer extends win streak to four with double overtime win

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The UMass women’s soccer team extended its winning streak in dramatic fashion in its Atlantic 10 opener. Julia Weithofer scored the game winner with 46 seconds left in double overtime to give the Minutewomen a 1-0 win over La Salle on Thursday at Rudd Field. After starting the …