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Weekend colleges: Injury stops UMass in Atlantic 10 Women’s Tennis Tournament championship

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chanel Glasper holds the all-time win record for a tennis player at UMass. An injury prevented her from adding to that total and it ended the Minutewomen’s shot at an Atlantic 10 Tournament championship. Glasper had the first set in hand and was leading in the second when she was forced to retire at No. 6 singles, giving VCU the clinching point in a 4-0 victory Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia. …

UMass lands Texas A&M transfer big man Antwan Space

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Antwan Space was optimistic about UMass before he arrived for his visit. The big man, who is transferring from Texas A&M, said his time in Amherst and on campus sealed his decision to commit to the Minutemen. Space is taking advantage of the NCAA’s graduate transfer rule that allows players, who have completed …

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 …

Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor to enter NBA draft

Thursday, April 9, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No surprise and no suspense from Jahlil Okafor: The Duke freshman is headed to the NBA. The 6-foot-11 All-American announced his decision Thursday, saying he will fulfill one of his earliest childhood dreams. “As …

Record 7 Kentucky players off to NBA draft

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at …

Bobby Hurley to take over Arizona State after 2-year stint at Buffalo

Thursday, April 9, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. — Bobby Hurley grew up around basketball, playing for a coaching great who just happened to be his father. He was a feisty point guard who led Duke to consecutive national championships and proved his coaching …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women’s lacrosse unloads in home win over Vermont

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hannah Murphy led an offensive explosion as the UMass women’s lacrosse team beat Vermont, 16-7, at home Wednesday. Murphy had four goals and two assists, while Amy Tiernan (two assists) and Holly Turner (assist) each added three goals. Rachel Vallarelli made six saves in goal for the Minutewomen …

Hadley native Nate Bombardier is Notre Dame’s leprechaun mascot

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

On Tuesday night, Nate Bombardier wanted to cut down his third championship net of the NCAA basketball season. It’s an experience few college seniors get, but unfortunately the Notre Dame women’s basketball team lost to UConn, 63-53, in …

College hockey set for Frozen Four in Boston

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BOSTON — Traditional power or relatively unknown? One will win college hockey’s biggest prize in the Frozen Four at the TD Garden. The first semifinal Thursday has a newcomer, Nebraska-Omaha, making its first Frozen Four appearance, against Providence, …

3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. …

Tuesday’s colleges: UMass rallies to beat Siena

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Brandon Walsh’s two-run double capped a five-run eighth-inning rally as the UMass baseball team beat Siena, 6-5, Tuesday in Loudonville, New York. Kevin Hassett earned the win in relief, while Mike Geannelis picked up a two-inning save for the Minutemen (6-10). Adam Picard and Rob McLam each went …

UMass linebacker Shane Huber healthy and ready to fulfill high expectations

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

AMHERST — The initial bending was the worst. Shane Huber would lay face down on a table after the surgery to repair his torn left knee, as a physical therapist would work to help return the range of …

UConn vs. Notre Dame: Rivalry brings attention to sport

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — There are few teams in women’s basketball that have been able to challenge Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies during their unprecedented 20-year run atop the sport. First it was Pat Summitt and Tennessee. Now …