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Thursday’s colleges: UMass season ends with loss to Richmond in Atlantic 10 women’s tournament second round

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Depsite leading for much of the first half and hanging in until the final buzzer, the UMass women’s basketball team’s season ended Thursday afternoon with a 67-63 loss to Richmond in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament in Richmond, Virginia. Kim Pierre-Louis scored a team-high 18 points and Cierra Dillard added 16 for the 13th-seeded Minutewomen (12-18), who led by a basket with just under 10 minutes to …

Frank Vatrano, UMass hockey eager for Hockey East playoff series with Notre Dame

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A year ago, Frank Vatrano was just getting his feet wet. After the NCAA forced him to sit out the entire regular season after switching his enrollment from Boston College to UMass, Vatrano made his Minuteman debut in the playoffs. At the time, the first round of Hockey East playoffs was single elimination. He played one game, a 2-1 loss to Vermont and …

Blake Frohnapfel, UMass getting the most out of each other

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMHERST There are only 24 hours in Blake Frohnapfel’s day. Just seven days in his week. That may seem obvious of course, except being a star quarterback, graduate student, active member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), rehabbing his injured leg and presumably eating and sleeping occasionally, seems like it would be …

UMass notebook: Maxie Esho breaks out of slump with strong second half

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AMHERST — Seemingly for weeks, Maxie Esho has been looking to rediscover the magic that had made him UMass’ best player early in the season. In the first half of Saturday’s 82-74 win over Fordham, it looked like …

UMass snaps three-game skid, holds off Fordham 82-74

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AMHERST — Very little had gone right for UMass lately and very little Mandell Thomas attempted Saturday hadn’t gone in. So when the Fordham guard elevated for a 3-pointer from in front of the Rams’ bench with 24 …

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey shut out by UConn in regular-season finale

Friday, February 27, 2015

The UMass hockey team will be the No. 12 seed in next week’s Hockey East playoffs. Friday’s 4-0 loss to Connecticut prevented any chance of moving up in the standings so they’ll play a best-of-three series at the No. 5 seed likely beginning Friday. The Minutemen are idle …

Slumping UMass looks to get back on track vs. Fordham

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — The last time UMass played Fordham the Rams were reeling. They’d lost eight straight and were winless in Atlantic 10 play. But on Feb. 4 in the Bronx, New York, the Minutemen saw why Fordham freshmen Eric Paschall and Christian Sengfelder are competing with each other …

UMass releases 2015 football schedule

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — After a 2014 season that featured games on almost every day of the week, UMass’ final football season in the Mid-American Conference will feature a slate of games almost exclusively on Saturday. On the schedule that was released Friday afternoon, the Minutemen have just one weekday …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass women’s basketball team falls 69-60 to Dayton

Friday, February 27, 2015

The UMass women’s basketball team fell 69-60 at Dayton on Thursday. Rashida Timbilla had 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Kim Pierre-Louis added 17 points and seven rebounds. Cierra Dillard chipped in with 14 points for the Minutewomen (10-17, 4-11 Atlantic 10). Westfield State 79, Framingham State 65 …

Notebook: UMass seeks ESPN’s help in filling out 2016 football schedule

Thursday, February 26, 2015

AMHERST — While UMass searches for a new athletic director, the school is set to utilize the services of ESPN’s Dave Brown to help fill the 2016 football schedule. UMass needs to add at least three home games …

No. 1 Kentucky stands at 28-0, tops Mississippi St., 74-56

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. — On a roster full of superstars, top-ranked Kentucky’s Trey Lyles often is an afterthought. At least for one night, the 6-foot-10 freshman gave a glimpse of how important he could be for the Wildcats in …

UMass falls to Saint Joseph’s, ending NCAA at-large bid hopes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — If UMass doesn’t hear its name called on Selection Sunday, and unless it wins next month’s Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brookyln it won’t, the Minutemen can look at their two losses to Saint Joseph’s as a …

UMass notebook: Hot race atop Atlantic 10 standings

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — UMass’ chances for a bye into the quarterfinals of next month’s Atlantic 10 Tournament took a considerable hit Wednesday from both the Minutemen’s 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s at the Mullins Center and results around the …