UMass Amherst chemical engineering department head Michael Henson arraigned on child exploitation charges

Michael Henson, a department head and longtime professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was arraigned Friday in Northampton District Court on child exploitation charges. Henson, who took over UMass’ chemical engineering department earlier this year after teaching there since 2002, is accused of taking more than four dozen photos...
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Boston College vs. Temple odds, line: 2021 college football picks, Week 3 predictions from proven model

The Boston College Eagles will take on the Temple Owls at noon ET on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple is 1-1 after losing its opener but winning last week, while the Eagles are 2-0. Boston College has won the last six head-to-head meetings with the most recent coming in 2018. The Eagles, however, will be without quarterback Phil Jurkovec, who likely miss the rest of the season with a hand injury.
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Top 3 high school football games to watch during Week 2 of fall 2021 season

High school football returned to the fall this past week with teams digging in their cleats and grinding their teeth to pull out a Week 1 victory. Now, we’re into Week 2. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top three high school football games to watch in the MetroWest and greater Milford area this weekend.

Players to watch at Penguins Development Camp

Earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced their latest prospect development camp will take place beginning this Saturday and running through early next week leading into training camp for the new season. Along with the announcement of the development camp, the Penguins also released a roster of players that will...
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How to watch Massachusetts vs. Eastern Michigan: TV channel, NCAA Football live stream info, start time

Current Records: Eastern Michigan 1-1; Massachusetts 0-2 Considering their sizeable disadvantage in the spread, the Massachusetts Minutemen can expect to have a real challenge on their hands on Saturday. They will play host again and welcome the Eastern Michigan Eagles to Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium, where kick-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Minutemen will be hoping to build upon the 28-17 win they picked up against EMU when they previously played in November of 2015.

Five Eagles to watch: Boston College vs. Temple

Week 2 was a week of ups and downs for Boston College. The Eagles put 45 points on the board against UMass and ultimately picked up their second win of the season by a 17-point margin, but Phil Jurkovec was lost to a hand injury and the defense played an undisciplined brand of football.

UMass COVID cases more than double in this week's data

AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- UMass cases more than doubled this week compared to last week. It follows an off-campus tailgate party last weekend where students were shoulder to shoulder. Cases at UMass last week were a total of 149 and now positive cases for this week are 371. “I think...

Got crazy jumping worms? Who you gonna call? Nobody

The worms have many names. Jumping worms. Crazy worms. Snake worms. Alabama jumpers. Whatever the label, these little creatures can be real pests. And unfortunately they may be coming to a garden, lawn or farm near you. Experts say not to panic. The invasive Asian earthworms are on the rise...

Does Michigan football overlook MAC opponents after big wins? What recent history says

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Does Michigan football have a tendency to overlook opponents from the Mid-American Conference following big wins? Let’s see what recent history says. Last week, the Wolverines picked up a nice win over Washington -- a Pac-12 school that was ranked in the top 20 entering the season. The Huskies have plummeted out of the rankings after losing to Montana and Michigan, but still, the night game atmosphere was electric, emotions were high and it was an overwhelming victory.
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Previewing 2021 Football: At Temple

Saturday, Sept. 18, 12 p.m. Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa. The game will air on ESPNU. From 1991 to 2004, BC and Temple overlapped in the Big East, resulting in 15 of the teams’ 38 all-time meetings to date. BC holds a 29–7 edge in the series, which also includes two ties. BC’s last loss to the Owls came in 1999, when backup quarterback Devin Scott led the Owls on three consecutive touchdown drives, ending BC’s four-game win streak to open the season. Since then, BC has won the teams’ last six meetings, including most recently a 45–35 win in Alumni Stadium in 2018 in which the teams combined for 875 total yards of offense. Linebacker Isaiah Graham-Mobley scored a scoop-and-score touchdown for the Owls, though in this year’s meeting, he’ll don maroon and gold after transferring to BC this offseason.

Final Thoughts and Prediction: BC v Temple

Battle of the birds on Saturday at the home of the . . . Eagles? Phil Jurkovec may be lost but the game must go on. Coach Hafley isn’t making any excuses and by all accounts the team has had some energetic practices this week. Taking on the Owls means...
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Injury-ridden UMass has challenge in Eastern Michigan

Heavy casualties are the fallout from opening the season with consecutive games against powerful Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. That is the dilemma UMass coach Walt Bell is dealing with as he prepares the 0-2 Minutemen to host 1-1 Eastern Michigan at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at McGuirk Stadium. UMass opened the...