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DAN LITTLE
Team UMass running back Shadrach Abrokwah (22) looks for an open lane past Team Minutemen linebacker Adam Richard (90) during the Massachusetts spring game on Friday at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst.

Logan Laurent kicks winning field goal as Team UMass beats Team Minutemen in annual spring game

Friday, April 17, 2015

AMHERST — Before switching to punter full time in the fall, Logan Laurent had one last hurrah as the UMass football team’s placekicker. The redshirt freshman’s 31-yard field goal as time expired gave Team UMass a 13-10 win over Team Minutemen in the annual spring game Friday night at McGuirk Stadium. Laurent was recruited as a punter and he’ll likely …

Matt Vautour: A.J. Doyle willing to switch positions to be a part of something special for UMass football

Friday, April 17, 2015

AMHERST A.J. Doyle is still a quarterback. Despite not playing the position in Friday’s UMass spring game and being listed as a tight end on the final spring roster, Doyle is still playing the position that he was recruited to play in Amherst. But there’s only going to be one quarterback on the …

Friday’s colleges: UMass aces Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinal win over Duquesne

Friday, April 17, 2015

The UMass women’s tennis team advanced to the Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinal round with a 4-1 win over Duquesne, Friday in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Minutewomen (16-4) will face No. 2 Richmond at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. No. 1 VCU and No. 5 Fordham meet in the other semifinal. The championship is Sunday. Ana Yrazusta clinched the match with her win at No. 2 …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass softball splits with Marist

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The UMass softball team was nearly swept and nearly forced to settle for a tie due to darkness in the second game of a doubleheader against Marist. But after allowing the Red Foxes to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning of Game 2, the …

With stars on the sideline, UMass spring football game will showcase the program’s younger players

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMHERST — Anyone hoping to see if Blake Frohnapfel and Tajae Sharpe hook up for more completions is going to have to wait until the fall. Same goes for someone examining whether Jamal Wilson’s healed knee will hold up against a Jovan Santos-Knox tackle. Seven of the UMass …

Albany lacrosse player Lyle Thompson is no stranger to scoring

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Albany lacrosse player Lyle Thompson is the all-time leading scorer in Division I history, and his teammates are grateful to play with him. Thompson leads the nation in scoring for the third straight year — …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass baseball beats Hartford for fifth straight win

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The UMass baseball team withstood a late rally and won 4-3 over Hartford in Amherst on Wednesday. Mike Gaennelis went 1 for 2 with two RBIs, while Kyle Adie was 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored for the Minutemen (11-11), who have won five straight. …

UMass eyes transferring Texas A&M big man Antwan Space

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

UMass coach Derek Kellogg’s recruiting connections in Texas could prove fruitful again in the Minutemen’s hunt for a fifth-year transfer big man. Antwan Space, a 6-foot-8, 229-pound forward from Texas A&M, is taking advantage of the NCAA’s graduate transfer rule, which allows players, who have completed their degrees, …

Tuesday’s colleges: UMass softball belts seven homers in sweep of Rhode Island

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The UMass softball team’s bats exploded for seven homers and Caroline Raymond was solid on the mound as the Minutewomen swept Rhode Island, 14-0 in five innings and 7-3, Tuesday in Kingston. Quianna Diaz-Patterson (Amherst) reached based eight times, finished 5 for 5 and scored five times for …

Monday’s colleges: UMass knocks off Harvard, reaches Beanpot final

Monday, April 13, 2015

The UMass baseball team overcame a three-run deficit to beat Harvard, 6-5, in the first round of the Beanpot, Monday at Earl Lorden Field in Amherst. The Minutemen (9-11) will play Boston College on April 22 at Fenway Park for the championship. A four-run fourth gave UMass a …

Weekend colleges: Jeffs baseball sweeps Williams

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Amherst College baseball team brought booming bats and strong arms to Williamstown this weekend and swept rival Williams three straight to remain perfect in league play. The Jeffs won 11-4 and 17-3 in Saturday’s doubleheader, then claimed a 6-4 victory Sunday. Eric West went 7 for 12 …

Fans celebrate UConn’s 10th title with parade

Sunday, April 12, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — Thousands of fans showed they aren’t tired of celebrating national titles with the UConn women’s team, gathering for an hour-long parade and rally in downtown Hartford on Sunday afternoon in mild spring weather. The victory …

Providence beats Boston University for 1st NCAA hockey title

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Providence defenseman Tom Parisi thought he was just dumping the puck in from the red line so the Friars could get some fresh skaters on the ice. Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor thought he had it. …