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UMass athletic director John McCutcheon leaves Feb. 20 for same job at University of California-Santa Barbara

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst athletic department is looking for a new leader to guide it through an important time. The University of California-Santa Barbara announced Thursday that it has hired UMass athletic director John F. McCutcheon to fill the same post. UMass will begin an immediate search for his replacement. An interim athletic director is expected to …

Local physics professor, high school quarterback weigh in on deflategate

Thursday, January 29, 2015

As the NFL seeks a Columbia University physics professor’s help with the science in the New England Patriots deflated football investigation, a local university instructor …

UMass holds off Dayton for 66-64 win

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — After playing one of its best games of the season for most of the game, the UMass men’s basketball team survived a sloppy, …

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

Gazette writers Mike Moran and Mike Wilkinson post online-only content, commentary and nightly scores.

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  • CAROL LOLLIS
Maureen Dempsey weighs an egg Thursday before placing it in a carton to be sold at Intervale farm in Westhampton.

    CAROL LOLLIS Maureen Dempsey weighs an egg Thursday before placing it in a carton to be sold at Intervale farm in Westhampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Steve Holt cuts  cuts a marked tree down in  the woods on George Munsons property on Reservoir Rd.  in Westhampton. Holt uses the tops for fire wood and the logs get sold to be milled.

    CAROL LOLLIS Steve Holt cuts cuts a marked tree down in the woods on George Munsons property on Reservoir Rd. in Westhampton. Holt uses the tops for fire wood and the logs get sold to be milled. Purchase photo reprints »

  • MATT BURKHARTT
Students walk between the Southwest Residence Halls on campus at the University of Massachusetts where riots have taken place on Superbowl Sunday in previous years.

    MATT BURKHARTT Students walk between the Southwest Residence Halls on campus at the University of Massachusetts where riots have taken place on Superbowl Sunday in previous years. Purchase photo reprints »

Gazette Boys Cross Country Player of the Year: Liam Sullivan, Northampton

Friday, January 30, 2015

Gazette Boys Cross Country All-Stars FIRST TEAM Kyle Bressette, senior, Gateway Regional Bill Carroll, freshman, Holyoke Catholic Dylan Cross, junior, Hampshire Regional Connor Evans, senior, Amherst Regional Tim Foldy-Porto, senior, Northampton Aidan Gilson, senior, Northampton Abe Herzog-Arbeitman, senior, …

Thursday’s high schools: Northampton, Belchertown, South Hadley qualify for WMass girls basketball tournament

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Three girls basketball teams assured their spot in the postseason with victories Thursday night. Northampton, Belchertown and South Hadley each earned their 10th wins. Northampton 49, Holyoke 39 — Lauraine Joensen (14 points, 10 rebounds) posted a double-double for the Blue Devils (10-3, 2-1 Valley) in the home …

UMass notebook: Trey Davis leaves late following collision on screen

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — As walked off the court helped along by athletic trainer Dave Maclutsky and team doctor Pierre Rouzier, UMass junior guard Trey Davis’ immediate future appeared to be in doubt. Davis spent the final seconds of UMass’ …

Thursday’s high school swimming: South Hadley girls clinch Patriot League title

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The South Hadley girls swim team clinched a perfect Patriot League title with a 97-82 road victory over Agawam Thursday. Cailey Newton and Shannon Mitchell each won a pair of individual events, while Jade Thomas took first in another event for the Tigers (12-1, 7-0). All three contributed …

Matt Vautour: Search for next UMass athletic director a huge undertaking

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST The UMass administration certainly wasn’t caught off guard by Thursday’s announcement that athletic director John McCutcheon is leaving for UC-Santa Barbara. His status as a finalist was announced in early December and the glacial pace of UCSB’s …

Tuukka Rask, Bruins cruise past Islanders 5-2

Thursday, January 29, 2015

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Kevan Miller helped the Boston Bruins get off to a winning start after the All-Star break. Miller scored the go-ahead goal with 3.4 seconds left in the second period, leading the Bruins to a 5-2 …

Super Bowl notebook: Richard Sherman looking forward to fatherhood

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PHOENIX — Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child — a son — before Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England. Sherman doesn’t seem worried about the potential arrival of …

Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PHOENIX — He’s been called the Evil Genius, and he’s been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. Any visual portrait of Bill Belichick likely has him wearing a hoodie — …

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

Thursday, January 29, 2015

FALL RIVER — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a …

NFL: ref inspected footballs properly in AFC title game

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PHOENIX — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the process of checking the footballs and security surrounding the inspections will be enhanced for Sunday’s Super Bowl. As …