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Stanley Andre, center, Jean Sifrin and Daniel Maynes participated at UMass pro day on Monday, hoping to catch the eyes of NFL scouts.

Minutemen Jean Sifrin, Stanley Andre, Daniel Maynes look to impress NFL scouts at UMass pro day

Monday, March 30, 2015

AMHERST — All three dashed and jumped, lifted and leapt, and were measured and weighed, hoping to catch the eyes of the NFL scouts in attendance. But UMass’ annual pro day came with different goals and expectations for Jean Sifrin, Stanley Andre and Daniel Maynes. Sifrin, who had a breakout season at tight end, was trying to use pro day …

Camp Cal the latest innovation in team building at Kentucky

Monday, March 30, 2015

It could’ve easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp. The Kentucky coach invited NBA scouts and GMs to a first-of-its-kind workout before the start of the season, so they could get a look at what all these future pros can do. Calipari wanted to get feedback about his own players, as well. …

UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

Monday, March 30, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. “I love going to the Final Four. I don’t care …

Virginia picked off Sweet 16 path

Monday, March 23, 2015

Travis Trice scored 23 points, and Michigan State knocked second-seeded Virginia out of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, 60-54 on Sunday. Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds for the seventh-seeded Spartans, who advanced to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the …

UMass set to name Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford its new AD

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford will become the seventh permanent athletic director at UMass. According to several sources, athletic department staff were notified Sunday. An announcement is expected Monday with a press conference likely on Tuesday. Bamford was chosen from a finalist pool that included former …

Dayton keeps dancing with upset of Kentucky

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ally Malott scored 28 points and Amber Deane added 23 to lead No. 7 seed Dayton to a 99-94 upset of second-seeded Kentucky in the Albany Regional on Sunday. Deane hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to send the Flyers (27-6) to their first Sweet 16. Kelley …

Shockers beat Jayhawks 78-65 in NCAA Tournament showdown

Sunday, March 22, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — The boys from Wichita State had been hearing it in text messages from friends, and on social media from total strangers: Don’t let the chance to stick it to Kansas slip away. The Shockers would …

Quiet day as higher seeds advance, No. 1 Duke rolls

Friday, March 20, 2015

Quinn Cook scored 22 points to help No. 1 seed Duke get off to a torrid start. Freshman Jahlil Okafor added 21 as the Blue Devils (30-4) wasted little time getting their offense revving, hitting their first seven …

Duke survives scare, Miami pulls off upset

Friday, March 20, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke advanced after getting a scare from Albany. A couple other underdogs almost pulled off upsets, but only No. 11 Miami, No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Arkansas were double-digit seeds to win. And unlike in the men’s bracket, 14 and 15 seeds are still …

Friday’s college recap: UMass baseball opens Atlantic 10 play with season’s first win

Friday, March 20, 2015

The UMass baseball team opened Atlantic 10 play with its first win of the season, taking down Dayton, 5-0, on the road Friday afternoon. Conor LeBlanc struck out seven while allowing two hits and two walks over eight innings for the Minutemen (1-5, 1-0). Ben Panuzio pitched the …

Snider’s FTs help Louisville fell UC Irvine and the Big Man

Friday, March 20, 2015

SEATTLE — It was a game of inches. Not surprisingly, Rick Pitino and a couple of his scrappy guards got it done for Louisville. Freshman Quentin Snider made the winning free throws Friday and Terry Rozier closed it …

UMass athletic director search appears to be winding down

Friday, March 20, 2015

The UMass athletic director search could be drawing to a close shortly. According to multiple UMass sources, former Stony Brook athletic director Jim Fiore and Buffalo associate athletic director Allen Greene both met with various campus representatives Thursday, while Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford came to …

Love or hate them, Auriemma and UConn women dominate sport

Friday, March 20, 2015

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have turned women’s college basketball into their own showcase. Over the past two decades, the Hall of Fame coach and his players have been the face of the sport, winning nine championships …