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Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell had 19 points, while Hannah Hackley, Rachel Boyette and Cheyenne Pritchard each had 11 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Mount Holyoke, 97-41, Saturday in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic. It was the 99th straight win at home for Amherst (2-0), which tied UConn for the longest home winning streak in NCAA history. The Lord Jeffs will play Baruch College Sunday in the finals. Amber Legare had …

Florida State holds off Boston College 20-17

Saturday, November 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Boston College coach Steve Addazio couldn’t have asked for much more against the reigning national champions that have now won 27 consecutive games. His Eagles were tied at 17 with less than five minutes remaining against a Florida State team favored by nearly 20 points. Alex Howell missed a 42-yard …

Trey Davis says too much advice contributes to his struggles in UMass backcourt

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Trey Davis said he’s getting advice from too many places and it’s clouding his judgment. The UMass junior point guard opened the season with 28 points against Siena, but has struggled since then. He had just five points and one assist against Boston College and 14 points, four assists and …

Despite being undefeated, Marshall’s weak schedule could send it to a weak bowl

Monday, November 10, 2014

Among the lesser publicized changes in college football’s postseason is that the best school among the non-power conferences is guaranteed a spot in one of the premiere bowl games if it doesn’t make the playoff. And let’s face it, it’s hard to picture a school outside of the …

SEC West survivors Mississippi State-Bama face off

Monday, November 10, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Mississippi State and Alabama are the only Southeastern Conference teams that still control their fates in the playoff scramble. Guess what? Now, they play each other. In a Western Division where teams have been picking …

UMass center Tyler Bergantino suffers ‘light ankle sprain,’ Derek Kellogg otherwise pleased with closed scrimmage

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The first rule of closed scrimmages isn’t “don’t talk about closed scrimmages,” but it’s close. While the NCAA isn’t “Fight Club” strict about its crowdless, medialess preseason meetings between Division I teams, coaches aren’t allowed to give a score, a result, or any stats from the closed scrimmages. …

Amherst College senior class finishes perfect season, undefeated against Williams

Sunday, November 9, 2014

AMHERST — The senior class of the 2014 Amherst College football team did something Saturday that hadn’t been done since before any of them were born. Those seniors get to graduate without losing to Williams. The Lord Jeffs held their archrivals from Berkshire County without a touchdown until …

Ryan Newman’s late pass dooms Jeff Gordon at Phoenix

Sunday, November 9, 2014

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR’s playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out when Ryan Newman completed a last-lap pass. Harvick led 264 laps …

Saturday college recaps: UMass field hockey falls 1-0 in OT to Richmond in Atlantic 10 Tournament final

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The UMass field hockey team fell to Richmond, 1-0 in overtime, in the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship, Saturday in Richmond, Virginia. The defensive battle resulted in only 14 total shots. A-10 Offensive Player of the Year Rebecca Barry scored the game-winning goal for the Spiders (12-9), who advanced …

Friday’s colleges: UMass skates past AIC, 7-1

Friday, November 7, 2014

A year ago, the UMass hockey team peppered AIC with 59 shot, but only two of them got through in a Minuteman loss. History did not repeat itself. UMass took just 29 shots Friday, but seven of them got by the Yellow Jacket goalies as the Minutemen rolled …

UMass hits the road for closed scrimmage with American University

Friday, November 7, 2014

AMHERST — Other than playing UMass in the preseason and having the word American in its name, the basketball teams at American University and American International College don’t figure to have much in common. After blowing out AIC, …

Football, basketball school? Some prove to be both

Friday, November 7, 2014

In college sports, there are some places with reputations for being football schools and others with reputations for being basketball schools. Duke, North Carolina, Kansas? Basketball. Alabama, Southern Cal, Texas? Football. But wait. What about those schools excelling at both sports? They’ve always been out there, but maybe …

A tip from Stanford finds women’s basketball recruit a home at Cal

Friday, November 7, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. — Sleep-deprived and feeling a bit down, coach Lindsay Gottlieb took a stroll last March a day after California’s season ended in the NCAA tournament. She was still absorbing being abruptly thrown into the offseason. Her phone buzzed with a text message. Hall of Fame Stanford …