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Saint Louis guard Davell Roby has his shot blocked by Massachusetts guard Donte Clark during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in St. Louis. Massachusetts won 60-56. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

UMass wrestles away first road win over Saint Louis

Saturday, January 31, 2015

ST. LOUIS — Since Saint Louis joined the Atlantic 10 in 2005, all five trips to the Gateway to the West have ended in disappointment for the UMass basketball team. Most games between the Minutemen and Billikens in any location have been close, but frustrating for UMass, which lost at the buzzer to SLU a year ago in Amherst. The door was open for another heartbreaker when Austin Gillmann got free for an open 3-pointer with 3 seconds left and the Minutemen up by two. But his potential game winner kicked high off the rim and bounced toward the free-throw line. UMass guard Derrick Gordon …

Short turnaround before road trip of UMass hoops

Friday, January 30, 2015

ST. LOUIS — The UMass men’s basketball team won’t get much time to celebrate Thursday’s win over Dayton, or correct any of the problems it survived in that game, as the Minutemen will take on Saint Louis, Saturday at 4 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena. UMass was scheduled to fly earlier in the day Friday, but its flight was postponed until the evening. UMass …

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’ 66-64 win over Dayton in the locker room. With 3 seconds left, he was trying …

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, chaotic finish to pull out its best win of the season Thursday. Trey …

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 …

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. …

Wednesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke holds off Smith in basketball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Mount Holyoke basketball team snapped a 12-game losing streak to Smith College with a 54-52 win Wednesday night in Northampton. Amber Lagare scored a game-high 24 points and had 14 rebounds for the Lyons (6-12, 3-6 NEWMAC), while Kate Karraker added 13 points. Samantha Alakai had 12 …

Bigger, deeper UMass set for depleted, yet thriving Dayton

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AMHERST — It’s almost hard to fathom. Dayton has no size, no depth and almost no losses. Despite injuries and dismissals, few opponents have been able to derail the 16-3 Flyers (6-1 Atlantic 10), who play UMass at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mullins Center. Coming off last …

UMass football notebook: Assistant Marcel Shipp named New York Jets running backs coach

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tight end Jean Sifrin isn’t the only Minuteman headed to the NFL. The New York Jets announced Tuesday that they had hired UMass all-time leading rusher Marcel Shipp to be their new running backs coach. Shipp held the same role for UMass in 2014. It will be a …

Brandon Montour, youth key UMass hockey team’s second-half turnaround

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AMHERST — It would be a mistake to credit all of the UMass hockey team’s recent improvement to the midseason arrival of freshman defenseman Brandon Montour. No one player, other than maybe a goalie, could turn a whole …

UMass basketball notebook: Forward Seth Berger might be from Seattle, but he’s rooting for the Patriots

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AMHERST — Seth Berger is not a Seahawks fan. Yes the sophomore forward on the UMass men’s basketball team is a football fan and yes he’s from Seattle. But he isn’t part of the 12th man and doesn’t root for the Legion of Boom. In fact he cheers …

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking …

Unbeatens Kentucky, Virginia still sit atop AP Top 25 poll

Monday, January 26, 2015

There’s no argument among AP Top 25 voters about the top two teams in the country. Things get a bit trickier at the bottom of the rankings. For the third straight week, Kentucky and Virginia are ranked 1-2 …