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UMass falls to Delaware, backs into CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — That good news for the UMass men’s lacrosse team is that the Minutemen will get another chance to fix their problems that have plagued them all season. Fairfield’s win over Hofstra Friday night meant that even though UMass fell to Delaware, 10-9, in the regular season finale Friday, the Minutemen will still play in the conference tournament. The bad news is that some of the problems — falling …

Friday’s colleges: UMass trumps Richmond to win Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse regular season championship

Friday, April 24, 2015

There’s one game left in the regular season, but the UMass women’s lacrosse team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament. The Minutewomen sent a message to the field as they crushed likely No. 2 seed Richmond, 12-3, Friday at McGuirk Stadium. The win was UMass’ 35th straight regular season conference win. UMass coach Angela …

Former Smith College SID Carole Grills named Pete Nevins Award winner

Friday, April 24, 2015

Former Smith College sports information director Carole Grills has been named the 2015 ECAC-SIDA Pete Nevins Award for Distinguished Achievement recipient. “I am deeply honored to be this year’s recipient,” Grills said in a release. “I know how highly Pete was regarded and respected by this organization and his commitment to sports information has served as an example to many of us. To …

Coaching Lauren: Dying player’s coach reflects on year

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mount St. Joseph women’s basketball coach Dan Benjamin shares his thoughts about his time with Lauren Hill, a freshman who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor before joining the team and made two layups in …

Duke tops Wisconsin 68-63 for national title

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids. Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of youngsters played like salty old pros down the stretch, outscoring Wisconsin by 14 points over the …

NCAA looking for ways to speed up game, increase scoring

Monday, April 6, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA may be ready to spice up college basketball. After a feeding frenzy of complaints over reduced scoring and longer games, rules committee members told a small group of reporters Monday that next season’s potential …

Seeds of Calipari’s coaching success were planted here

Monday, April 6, 2015

Walking around the court prior to a February UMass home game, a fan, whose name I never got, stopped me for a few minutes to talk about whether I thought Kentucky would go undefeated. He then proceeded to …

Former UMass coach John Calipari makes Hall of Fame

Monday, April 6, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — When the call came telling him he had been voted into the Hall of Fame, Kentucky coach John Calipari had an immediate reaction. He steered his car to the curb, and let the reality of basketball’s …

Friends, colleagues celebrate Calipari’s election to Hall of Fame

Monday, April 6, 2015

Years before his friend and former boss was ever even nominated, Drexel coach Bruiser Flint was telling John Calipari he’d eventually be in the Hall of Fame. “I always used to tease him when he’d be complaining about stuff, ‘What are you worried about, you’re going to be …

UConn, Notre Dame set for women’s championship game rematch

Monday, April 6, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — The women’s basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year. Unlike last season’s game when much of the conversation …

UConn back in title game after 81-58 win over Maryland

Sunday, April 5, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck have UConn back in the championship game for the third straight year. Now the Huskies are one victory away from a third straight title. Stewart scored 25 points and Tuck …

Notre Dame edges South Carolina 66-65 in women’s Final Four

Sunday, April 5, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Notre Dame keeps finding ways to win. One more victory and the Irish will be national champions again. A young team that lost three starters from last year’s squad is back in the NCAA title …

Duke, Wisconsin step into spotlight in national title game

Sunday, April 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about. It was a rarity for a program with such a championship pedigree, not to mention a …