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Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talks to the media during the Big Ten football media days Monday July 28, 2014, Sports Time Schedule/Planner     

Fitzgerald: Union push unified Northwestern

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHICAGO — No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize. Fitzgerald said he’s “proud of the maturity” his players displayed the past few months. As the Big Ten opened its annual two-day media event on Monday, some big story lines hung over the college landscape. A four-team playoff system to determine a national champion is being implemented and the conference would love to be represented in it. Ohio State, for one, hopes to be in the picture after going 24-2 overall and 16-0 … 0

Kentucky basketball legend Wah Wah Jones dies

Monday, July 28, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school’s greatest all-around athlete, has died. He was 88. Jones, an All-American, was the last surviving member of the Wildcats’ “Fabulous Five” that won the 1948 national championship and went on to claim Olympic gold that year … 0

Cat Conti earns her stripes as football official

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star. Like many wannabe actors, she found herself waiting tables after college. And had it not been for her getting to know a high school coach at the sports grill where she worked, she wouldn’t be among … 0

Justin Williams puts LA Kings past Rangers in OT Stanley Cup opener

Thursday, June 5, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener. Williams was left … 0

Former UMass hockey player Conor Allen on call for Rangers during Stanley Cup run

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The last time the Los Angeles Kings were in the Stanley Cup finals, Conor Allen was rooting for them. LA goalie Jonathan Quick was a former UMass hockey player and Allen was a current one in 2012. The … 0

UMass rowing finishes year with 21st at NCAA

Monday, June 2, 2014

The UMass women’s rowing team finished the spring season with a 21st place finish at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis. In Sunday’s D final races, the Varsity 4+ of Emily Hajjar, Rachel Boudreau, Gabrielle Hayward, Kyla Miller and Sam Wonderlin finished second in its heat, in 7:49.499, and … 0

UMass notebook: Minutemen to play in ESPN’s Season Tip-Off Marathon

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Another morning at Mullins. UMass will host a weekday morning game as part of ESPN’s Season Tip-Off Marathon for the third straight season. UMass sources confirmed the CBS Sports report that the Minutemen will play Manhattan on Nov. … 0

Pat Connaughton tells MLB he will return to Notre Dame to finish degree

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame pitcher Pat Connaughton is telling major league teams interested in drafting him that he plans to return to campus to play basketball and earn his business degree. The 6-foot-5 swingman who was third on the basketball team in scoring last season at … 0

Duke beats Notre Dame 11-9 to win NCAA lacrosse title

Monday, May 26, 2014

BALTIMORE — Two straight NCAA men’s lacrosse championships. Three in the last five years. Eight straight trips to the Final Four, half of which ended in an appearance in the title game. If that’s not a dynasty, what … 0

5 SEC teams are hosts for NCAA baseball regionals

Sunday, May 25, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Five Southeastern Conference teams are among the 16 hosts for regionals in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. SEC tournament champion LSU and regular-season champion Florida are hosts, along with Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. … 0

Weekend colleges: Amherst women’s lacrosse doubled up in national semifinal

Sunday, May 25, 2014

With just under 14 minutes left in regulation Saturday, the Amherst College women’s lacrosse team stood within a goal of defending national champion and second-ranked Salisbury. But the Lord Jeffs allowed the next four goals and their season came to an end with an 8-4 loss in the … 0

Judge orders NCAA suit to go to trial next month

Friday, May 23, 2014

A federal judge on Friday denied motions by the NCAA that would delay trial on an antitrust suit by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and others, ordering the trial to go forward next month in California. Judge Claudia Wilken ordered a June 9 trial in Oakland on … 0

UConn, Ollie ink $15 million, 5-year deal

Friday, May 23, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut basketball coach Kevin Ollie has agreed to a $15 million, five-year contract with the national champion Huskies, the university announced Thursday. “It’s a humbling experience to be around the UConn fans and the UConn … 0