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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 …

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 …

Coaching Lauren: Dying player’s coach reflects on year

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mount St. Joseph women’s basketball coach Dan Benjamin shares his thoughts about his time with Lauren Hill, a freshman who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor before joining the team and made two layups in …

Duke tops Wisconsin 68-63 for national title

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids. Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of youngsters played like salty old pros down the stretch, outscoring Wisconsin by 14 points over the …