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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary (35) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Tallahassee, Fla. The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team. Florida State leads the way with three first-team All-Americans: tight end Nick O’Leary, guard Tre Jackson and kicker Roberto Aguayo, who is an All-American for the second straight season. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Playoff participants stack AP All-America team

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team. Florida State leads the way with three first-team All-Americans: tight end Nick O’Leary, guard Tre’ Jackson and kicker Roberto Aguayo, who is an All-American for the second straight season. Oregon and Alabama each have two, including a couple of Heisman Trophy finalists. Heisman winner Marcus Mariota …

Northeastern ices UMass 8-3 as Brandon Montour debuts for Minutemen

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AMHERST — If Brandon Montour lives up to the stardom that’s been predicted for him, the 1,080 UMass fans in the Mullins Center Tuesday will be able to say they witnessed his first college game. There isn’t likely to be much else they’ll want to remember from Tuesday’s game as the Minutemen dug …

Without dwelling on mistakes, Demetrius Dyson focuses on helping UMass

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AMHERST — In the first half of the UMass men’s basketball team’s second game of the season, Demetrius Dyson caught the ball behind the 3-point line, turned and threw a not-crisp-enough pass toward left corner. As Boston College’s Dimitri Batten picked off the pass and raced in for an easy dunk that gave …

College football coaches say walk-ons are treated well

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Coaches and players say the old stereotype of walk-ons as tackling dummies used to help their more highly recruited teammates prepare for games is far from reality. Walk-ons like Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge — who was found dead …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass falls to Harvard in women’s basketball

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Kim Pierre-Louis had 19 points and nine rebounds but the UMass women’s basketball team fell 75-62 to Harvard, Wednesday at the Mullins Center. Rashida Timbilla and Maggie Mulligan each had 10 points in the loss. Albertus Magnus 75, Mount Holyoke 65 — Amber Legare (14 rebounds) and Yvonne …

UAB players amazed by outpouring of support

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

UAB linebacker Jordan Ricks has been amazed by the support since the announcement that the program was being dismantled. Auburn and Alabama fans reached out on social media and thousands have watched video he captured of the players’ …

Notebook: Derrick Gordon ‘doing just fine’ with fan treatment

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Derrick Gordon walked from his postgame media interviews to UMass’ bus after Tuesday’s 82-60 loss, an LSU administrator was waiting for him. She praised him briefly for the courage he’d shown in April becoming the first openly gay men’s Division I college basketball …

Poor play sinks UMass in 82-60 loss at LSU

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a game that looked a lot like UMass’ NCAA tournament loss to Tennessee in March, LSU dominated the paint on both ends of the floor and the Minutemen didn’t have an answer Tuesday. …

Tuesday’s colleges: Second-ranked Amherst College basketball teams hold on for wins

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The No. 2-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team held off Westfield State, 78-67, at LeFrak Gymnasium Tuesday. The Lord Jeffs (4-0) remained undefeated, while the Owls fell to 5-3. Connor Green had 15 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists to pace Amherst. Johnny McCarthy added 14 …

TCU jumps Florida State into 3rd in playoff rankings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The top four in the College Football Playoff rankings going into the final weekend of the regular season is as follows: Alabama, Oregon, TCU and Florida State. The question is: Short of a loss by one of those …

UAB announces its shutting down football program

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB is shutting down the football program after one of the Blazers’ stronger seasons, the first school to make that cost-cutting move in nearly two decades. The university announced the decision Tuesday minutes after President …

Coach Brady Hoke fired at Michigan

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Brady Hoke is out after four years at Michigan. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett made the announcement Tuesday after weeks of speculation about Hoke’s future. “I wanted to make sure that Brady received adequate …

Jameis Winston student misconduct hearing underway

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A university hearing examining whether Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston violated the school’s student code of conduct began behind closed doors on the school’s campus Tuesday, roughly two years after a woman accused him of …