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Running back Marquis Young rushed for over 200 yards as UMass beat Buffalo 31-26 Friday in its season finale.

Matt Vautour: Marquis Young gives UMass a glance at future

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST, N.Y. Coming out of nearby Fairport, New York, Marquis Young got some recruiting interest from Buffalo, but the Bulls never made him an offer despite 1,381 yards and 12 touchdowns as a high school senior. He didn’t forget and he didn’t forgive. While Young was celebrating and taking congratulations from anyone and everyone near the UMass locker room after …

UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel thankful for offensive line Dan DiNicola

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST, N.Y. — UMass senior quarterback Blake Frohnapfel didn’t know what happened to the game ball after Friday’s 31-26 win over Buffalo, but if he had it, he’d have given it to Dan DiNicola. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound redshirt freshman offensive lineman had never taken a meaningful snap in a game, but the Minutemen were short-handed on the line coming in and got thinner …

No. 3 Quinnipiac hockey rides strong first period in win over UMass

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST — A Marc Hetnik rocket had the Mullins Center rocking. The UMass hockey team’s junior defenseman blasted the puck past Quinnipiac goalie Michael Garteig 5 minutes, 11 seconds into the third period to cut the No. 3 Bobcats’ lead to two. Then junior captain Steven Iacobellis nearly deflected a second goal in …

Notebook: Trey Davis, Jabarie Hinds settle in with new roles

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — A year ago, Trey Davis and Jabarie Hinds struggled to adjust to new roles. A year later, UMass’ senior guards have changed roles again, but this time they’re thriving. Davis had the unenviable task in …

UMass blows out Clemson, 82-65, in Las Vegas

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Three days and three times zones passed since the UMass men’s basketball team’s win over Central Arkansas, but the time and the travel didn’t cool off the Minutemen’s shooting. UMass hit a school-record tying 16 …

Breanna Stewart reaches 2,000 points as UConn beats KState 97-57

Monday, November 23, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — Thirty years to the day after winning his first game as head coach of UConn, Geno Auriemma earned his 919th victory. The top-ranked Huskies routed Kansas State 97-57 on Monday night for their 39th straight …

Monday’s colleges: No. 5 Amherst runs past Anna Maria

Monday, November 23, 2015

Johnny McCarthy had 22 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the fifth-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team to an 86-64 win over Anna Maria Monday night in LeFrak Gymnasium. Eric Conklin finished with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Jeff Racy and Jayde Dawson added 16 and …

Power 5 outlook: Clemson, Alabama control playoff fates

Monday, November 23, 2015

The race for entrance into this season’s College Football Playoff might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the drama in each of the Power 5 conferences is finished. In fact, far from it with only one week …

UConn stays No. 1 in AP women’s hoops poll; Iowa in at 25

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer is starting to build the Bulldogs into a women’s basketball power. The fourth-year coach got the team ranked for the first time last season in nearly five years and now he has guided …

Like old times, Kentucky on top of men’s AP poll again

Monday, November 23, 2015

Kentucky, its star-filled roster decimated by the NBA draft, didn’t wait long to get back to the top of The Associated Press poll. The Wildcats, who again have a lineup full of freshmen who were high school All-Americans, …

Zach Coleman and Seth Berger help UMass basketball to 3-0 start ahead of Las Vegas tournament opener vs. Clemson

Sunday, November 22, 2015

LAS VEGAS — As he took stock of his team three games into the season, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said the play of redshirt sophomore forwards Zach Coleman and Seth Berger had played a big part of why …

UMass football notebook: ‘Private matters’ explanation for missing corner; senior day stirs emotions

Saturday, November 21, 2015

AMHERST — UMass was without senior corner Randall Jette for the second straight game Saturday, a 20-13 loss to Miami (Ohio) at McGuirk Stadium. Jette isn’t injured, but no reason has been given for his absence. When asked …

UMass football certain to finish season in last place after loss to Miami (Ohio)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

AMHERST — The UMass football team’s last season in the Mid-American Conference will end in last place. Even if the Minutemen win next week’s season finale, with Saturday’s 20-13 loss to Miami (Ohio) at McGuirk Stadium they are …