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Friday’s colleges: UMass field hockey can’t pull off upset of No. 1 Maryland

Friday, August 29, 2014

The 10th-ranked UMass field hockey team fell short of an upset of No. 1 Maryland, falling 3-2 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Friday. Maryland led 2-0 and 3-1. Nicole Miller scored with 10 minutes left to pull the Minutewomen (0-1) within one, but they couldn’t get the equalizer. Miller scored twice, while Cliodhna Loughlin had one assist. Sam Carlino made 12 saves in the loss. Mount Holyoke 3, Simmons 1 — Charlotte … 0

World Junior Championships an ultimate experience for Amherst pair

Friday, August 29, 2014

As two of just a handful of returning members to the United States women’s under-19 ultimate team, Zoe Freedman Coleman and Angela Zhu experienced becoming world champions after falling just short two years ago. The Amherst natives played a large part in the national team bringing home gold from the World Junior Ultimate … 0

Unknowns UMass, Boston College set to open 2014 college football season

Friday, August 29, 2014

AMHERST — On Wednesday’s Atlantic Coast Conference coach’s teleconference, Boston College coach Steve Addazio admitted that breaking down video would have a little role in his team’s preparation for Saturday’s season opener against UMass. UMass coach Mark Whipple hasn’t coached in college since 2010 and video from 2011 and 2012 when he coached … 0

Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Southeastern Conference’s new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers in the South. The network will be welcomed by millions of fans of who … 0

Ohio State good but must patch O-line, secondary

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — So Urban Meyer and his wife were coming back from the victory at rival Michigan last season, and he turned and asked a question. “In your wildest dreams, could you have imagined we’d win our … 0

Twitter campaign backfires on Florida St, Winston

Monday, August 11, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida State social media campaign turned ugly Sunday when the university’s athletic department opened their Heisman-winning quarterback up to nationwide mockery. The department attempted to engage fans on Twitter by soliciting questions to be … 0

NCAA seeks clarification in O’Bannon ruling

Monday, August 11, 2014

The NCAA is going back to court in Oakland, California -- to clarify two points in U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling. Attorneys for the governing body filed a three-page legal brief Monday in California, asking for clarification of which players will be eligible. Wilken wrote Friday, in … 0

Navy SEAL trying out for Northwestern football

Monday, August 11, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. — A 32-year-old active Navy SEAL is hoping to earn a spot on Northwestern University’s football team. Tom Hruby, a junior at Northwestern and a father of three, is trying to walk on as a defensive … 0

Hunted Auburn striving to be ‘13 seconds better’

Monday, August 11, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. — The theme around Auburn’s football building since January has been about being “13 seconds better.” Just being better than ‘13 is a lofty enough goal. The Tigers won’t be able to sneak up on anyone … 0

UMass football center Matt Sparks prepares to lead offensive line

Monday, August 11, 2014

AMHERST — On an offense with new players, new coaches and old players in new spots, Matt Sparks is a rarity for the UMass football team’s offense. The junior from Hawaii is a returning starter, playing the same … 1

Penn State trustees to discuss NCAA lawsuit status

Monday, August 11, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Penn State’s trustees will meet by phone this week to discuss the status of state officials’ lawsuit against the NCAA over the use of a $60 million fine the university has been paying because of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. There will be a … 0

ACC, Maryland settle legal dispute for $31.4M

Friday, August 8, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Maryland have settled their legal dispute over the Terrapins’ exit from the league. Under terms announced Friday, the ACC will keep the roughly $31.4 million it had previously withheld from Maryland and the school will not owe … 0

Judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon ‘likeness’ case

Friday, August 8, 2014

A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In … 0