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FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will swim in three events at the University of Georgia, his final tuneup for the national championships in Southern California next month.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Michael Phelps a bit miffed that he’s not going faster

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — Michael Phelps has never been the patient type. He wants to go faster — right now. The winningest athlete in Olympic history figured he would be putting up better times by this stage of his comeback. “That the hard part for him,” his longtime coach, Bob Bowman, said Thursday. Phelps will get a final tuneup before the … 0

NCAA president calls for ‘scholarships for life’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: “I can’t tell whether you’re in charge or whether you’re a … 0

Boston city council talks college athlete rights

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BOSTON — Local universities expressed concern Tuesday that a proposed College Athletes Bill of Rights would cost them scholarships and commit them to lifelong health insurance for players who are injured during games. Testifying at a Boston City Council committee hearing, representatives from the area’s Division I schools balked at provisions that they said would put them at a competitive disadvantage on the … 0

Amherst College men’s tennis wins national championship; women fall in finals

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CLAREMONT, Calif — The Amherst College men’s tennis team has started to feel like it has found its happy place. The Lord Jeffs won their first national title in 2011 at Claremont’s Biszantz Family Tennis Center. They returned … 0

Albany brothers vie for Tewaaraton Award as national lacrosse player of the year

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. — Three days after the men’s lacrosse national champion is crowned on Memorial Day, Miles and Lyle Thompson of the Albany Great Danes will make their way to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American … 0

Tuesday’s college tennis: Amherst men, women advance to NCAA national team tennis championships

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Amherst College men’s tennis team rallied during singles play to advance to the NCAA Division III national championship for the fourth time in program history. The fourth-ranked Lord Jeffs won 5-3 over No. 8 Trinity (Texas) on Tuesday in the semifinal round at the Biszantz Family Tennis … 0

Pac-12 presidents back new NCAA model

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pac-12 university presidents have sent a letter to their colleagues at the other four major football conferences calling for sweeping changes to the NCAA model and autonomy for those leagues. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday night. It was sent last … 0

Boston to debate College Athletes Bill of Rights

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BOSTON — A city councilor has proposed a College Athlete Bill of Rights that would prevent Boston’s schools from revoking scholarships when athletes are injured or otherwise fall out of favor with coaches. The ordinance proposed by Josh Zakim would require the colleges and universities in the city … 0

Monday’s colleges: Amherst men’s tennis advance to NCAA semifinals

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Amherst College men’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals with a 5-1 win over No. 6 Emory in Claremont, California on Monday. The win marked back-to-back years that the No. 4 Lord Jeffs (34-3) have been one of the last four teams playing. They … 0

Union in North Carolina welcomes college athletes

Monday, May 19, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina union for public workers will allow scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees. The State Employees Association of North Carolina’s governing board voted Friday to open the group’s membership to athletes at the state’s 17 public campuses, which would … 0

Legendary college basketball coach Don Meyer dies

Sunday, May 18, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before closing out his career, died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69. … 0

Weekend colleges: Amherst College advances to the women’s lacrosse final four

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Amherst College women’s lacrosse is back in the NCAA Division III Final Four. Krista Zsitvay had four goals and the Lord Jeffs advanced to their first final four in 10 years with an 8-5 win over The College of New Jersey Sunday on Sunday at Pratt Field. … 0

Friday’s colleges: Amherst College baseball beats Kean in NCAA Regionals

Friday, May 16, 2014

John Cook struck out five, walked one and scattered five hits as the Amherst College baseball team beat Kean, 7-1, Friday in NCAA Regional action in Newark, New York. Conner Gunn and Andrew Vandini each had two hits and two RBIs in the win, while Yanni Thanopoulos had … 0