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Wednesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke spikes Elms in season opener

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Emma Sweeting had 14 kills, while Joy Maran added 11 as the Mount Holyoke volleyball team beat Elms College, 3-1, Wednesday in Chicopee. Natalie Lyon had 32 assists and 12 digs, while Sara Robicheau and Isabell Linde each had 15 digs. Sweeting added five aces. …

UConn opens Bob Diaco’s second season against FCS foe Villanova

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — UConn hosts Villanova on Thursday in a season-opening game that was originally envisioned as a battle of conference rivals. It was scheduled back when Villanova was contemplating a football upgrade and the Big East was a major football conference. The breakup of the Big East left Villanova in the FCS and UConn without a home in a power conference. The …

ACC faces many variables on TV channel to rival SEC, Big Ten

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Atlantic Coast Conference is still figuring out whether it will start a dedicated cable channel of its own. Details have been scarce about the behind-the-scenes process the league and broadcast partner ESPN are navigating in an effort to determine whether it makes financial sense to start an ACC-specific channel like the ones …

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 …

Easthampton’s Chris Starcun makes the most of first season with Valley Blue Sox

Friday, July 31, 2015

HOLYOKE — Chris Starcun had reached the point in his baseball career where he needed the greatest possible challenge, especially coming off a breakthrough sophomore season at American International College. He found it just down the road from …

UMass men’s basketball team starting to heal with Europe trip on the horizon

Friday, July 31, 2015

With its European trip not far off, the UMass men’s basketball team is slowly getting healthier. “It’s been a little slower than I would have liked as far as having everybody practicing, getting ready for the foreign trip,” said Minuteman coach Derek Kellogg, whose team will visit London …