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Former UMass basketball center Luke Bonner plays major role in effort by Northwestern football players to join union

Thursday, April 24, 2014

It would have been easy for Luke Bonner to say no. He has a full-time job at the GYK Antler marketing firm in New Hampshire, runs a nonprofit foundation and is getting married this summer. He’s not lacking for things to fill his time. But when Ramogi Huma approached him about being a founding member of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) board of directors, the 29-year-old former University of Massachusetts basketball center could not say no. He believed too much in the cause. CAPA is the organization that submitted the petition on behalf of the Northwestern football team that led to the National Labor … 0

Wednesday’s college recaps: Jackie Buechle throws 1-hitter for Amherst College

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jackie Buechler struck out 10 and allowed one hit as the Amherst College softball team shut out Elms College 5-0 on Wednesday. Tessa Cote (Granby) broke up the perfect game with a double to left-center in the fourth. Alena Marovitz went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored for the Lord Jeffs (18-9). Donna Leet went 2 for 4 with … 0

Mark Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them. One day before the board of directors meets in Indianapolis and two days before Northwestern football players are scheduled to vote on creating college sports’ first union, the NCAA … 0

Matt Vautour: John Calipari’s case for the Hall of Fame a tricky one

Monday, April 7, 2014

Is Kentucky coach John Calipari a Hall of Famer now? A win Monday might have clinched it, but even with the 60-54 loss to Connecticut in the final, the former University of Massachusetts coach has been to five … 0

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

Monday, April 7, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women’s basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. Well, the wait is over. UConn … 0

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship. They’ll be going for an unprecedented ninth national championship after Breanna Stewart scored 18 points and the Huskies … 0

Kentucky’s slow progression meets end of road

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat easier to accept if they are the byproduct of progress. You see, sometimes you … 0

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kayla McBride seemingly did whatever she wanted, and enjoyed herself while she did it. The All-American senior guard shed defenders with behind-the-back dribbles and quick cross-overs before scoring. She set the tone, refusing to let … 0

Katie Ferris breaks last UMass women’s lacrosse scoring record

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Katie Ferris stands alone at the top of the University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse scoring mountain. The senior earned her 300th career point during an 18-2 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Sunday at McGuirk Stadium. Ferris had four … 0

Kevin Ollie’s wisdom guides UConn to title game

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kevin Ollie had talent. No way of getting to the NBA without it. His just wasn’t quite on the same level as the stars of his era, players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and … 0

NCAA President Mark Emmert: Unionization “grossly inappropriate”

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a “grossly inappropriate” way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship. Mark Emmert said Sunday that … 0

UConn on to national championship game

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. The Huskies had just beaten overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday in the Final … 0

Kentucky reaches national championship with win over Wisconsin

Sunday, April 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kentucky’s James Young kept his fellow freshmen in the game, his grit on defense only overshadowed by his scoring spurts that answered every salvo from Wisconsin. Turns out that Kentucky coach John Calipari wants even … 0