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University of Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch died Sunday at his home in Hadley.

Sam Koch, UMass men's soccer coach, dies at 59; led Minutemen to success over 23 seasons

Monday, July 21, 2014

University of Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch died Sunday at his home in Hadley after a two-year battle with sinus cancer. UMass announced Koch’s death on Twitter at 9:52 a.m. Monday with this post: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Koch. An all-time great person who will be sorely missed.” Koch, 59, coached … 0

UConn faces fundraising challenge for athletics

Monday, July 21, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — Workers are putting the final touches on UConn’s new state-of-the-art basketball training center, the first in a series of projects designed to keep the school’s athletic programs nationally competitive. The university already has committed to building an on-campus hockey arena in the next four years as it moves its men’s program this fall into Hockey East, the nation’s top hockey … 0

Matt Vautour: Coach Sam Koch dedicated life to UMass men’s soccer program

Monday, July 21, 2014

From my view at Elaine Sortino’s funeral last August, I had a pretty clear view of Sam Koch. I couldn’t help but wondering what was going through the University of Massachusetts soccer coach’s mind. A few weeks earlier, I’d sat in Koch’s office for an article about his battle with sinus cancer. Koch … 1

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

Alabama’s Thomas voted into College Hall of Fame

Friday, May 23, 2014

The late great Derrick Thomas grew up in Miami and played his entire 11-year NFL career in Kansas City. In between he spent four years at the University of Alabama, dominating on defense as few players have ever … 0

Thursday’s college recaps: Naomi Bates wrangles another national title for Amherst College

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Amherst College’s Naomi Bates is going out as a national champion. The Jeffs senior won the long jump at the NCAA Division III national championships at Ohio Wesleyan University. Bates won the event comfortably as her leap of 6.02 meters was over 8 inches better than Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Lexis … 0

Kings rally past Blackhawks 6-2 in Game 2

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CHICAGO — Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles’ six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece. Tyler Toffoli and Jake … 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