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UMass field hockey beats Boston University for first win

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nicole Kuerzi scored her first collegiate goal and Melanie Kreusch added a penalty stroke as the UMass field hockey team bounced back from a season-opening loss on Saturday to beat Boston University, 2-1, Sunday in Boston. Izzie Delario had one assist and Sam Carlino made five saves in the victory for UMass (1-1-0). On Saturday, UMass twice held a two-goal lead in the first half, but fell, 4-3, in overtime …

How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees that come with attending school. Depending on the school, it could mean an extra $1,500 to as much as $6,000 for an athlete. For decades, universities and colleges have been …

UMass’ Downey eligible to play as court case progresses

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — UMass sophomore linebacker Da’Sean Downey will be allowed to participate in Minuteman team activities as the court case against him progresses. Downey, who will be arraigned Oct. 21 on assault charges stemming from an altercation earlier this year, is limited by a ankle injury suffered earlier in camp. But according to UMass coach Mark Whipple, Downey, who was suspended for spring …

UMass announces plans to cover full cost of attendance for scholarship athletes

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

AMHERST — As part of a commitment to remaining competitive with schools from the Power 5 conferences, UMass will provide the additional cost of attendance money to each of its athletes on full or partial scholarship. The 2015-16 …

Report: Dismissed Penn State football player to join UMass

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Daiquan Kelly, who was dismissed from the Penn State football team on Saturday, will enroll at UMass, according to NJ.com. Penn State didn’t release the reason for his dismissal, simply that he had “violated team rules,” the standard catch-all phrase often used by athletic departments for discipline. Despite …

Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson hopes to win Florida State quarterback job

Sunday, August 9, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Everett Golson hopes to prove at Florida State that a difficult finish to his Notre Dame career was an anomaly. But first he has to beat out junior Sean Maguire, who has spent the last …

Colorado, UMass 1st opponent, looks to regroup in 3rd season under MacIntyre

Sunday, August 9, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. — The possibility of a bowl game stares the Colorado Buffaloes in the face each day at practice. Those waving flags are hard to ignore. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre has taken to flying the logos from …

UMASS OPPONENT: Kelly says how Notre Dame comes together will determine success

Thursday, August 6, 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly believes the Fighting Irish have the pieces to challenge for a national championship. The question is whether the players will push one another to do the hard work and …

NCAA looking for new ways to help college athletes

Thursday, August 6, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA leaders are considering two new ways to help college athletes determine if they should turn pro and earn a degree after they go pro. Committee members will look for better ways to evaluate draft prospects and debate whether former college athletes should be allowed …

Louisville coach Rick Pitino takes jab at GOP candidate Donald Trump

Thursday, August 6, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is taking a jab at Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The Hall of Famer will coach Puerto Rican junior and national teams in a six-day exhibition series against his Cardinals next week before preparing them for the FIBA Americas …

Australian TE Travis Reynolds excited to be at UMass, eager to make an impact

Monday, August 3, 2015

AMHERST Everyone wants to ask Travis Reynolds about kangaroos. The UMass freshman tight end is from Australia and most of the people he’s encountered know very little about his homeland other than it’s iconic bouncing pouched marsupial. So …

Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez

Monday, August 3, 2015

FALL RIVER (AP) — An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday, the day Hernandez’s girlfriend was seen wearing a …

Ex-broadcaster Craig James sues Fox Sports over firing

Monday, August 3, 2015

DALLAS — Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S. Senate. The former running back for Southern Methodist University …