Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Sunny
66°
Sunny
Hi 72° | Lo 34°

College Sports

Thursday’s colleges: Amherst native Mo Frank named softball All-American at Williams

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Former Amherst Regional standout Mo Frank finished her college career with an honor few Williams players have ever earned. Frank became just the fifth Eph softball player to earn All-America honors as she was named to the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second Team Wednesday. Frank led Williams (32-9) with a .450 average, and a .510 on-base percentage. She had 58 hits, 11 stolen bases and slugged .551, knocking …

Lacrosse growing across the US with colleges adding programs

Thursday, May 21, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — From Florida to Stanford and Albany to Denver, the sport of lacrosse is growing at the college level in the United States. US Lacrosse, the governing body of the sport, has produced a participation report annually since 2001, and the latest figures show that 39 schools added varsity programs in 2014, bringing the total number of schools playing the game …

As NCAA fends off challenges, antitrust exemption debated

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For years there have been discussions within NCAA membership about seeking an antitrust exemption to provide protection from the types of lawsuits that are threatening to forcefully overhaul college sports. As pressure from litigation and possible congressional intervention mounts, the idea of handing some control of college sports to the federal government in return for protection from antitrust law becomes more of a …

Bob Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby

Friday, May 1, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bob Baffert hopes he’s celebrating in the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn’t know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for Saturday’s …

UMass men’s lacrosse knocks off top-seeded Fairfield in CAA Tournament semifinals

Thursday, April 30, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn — A week ago, when UMass was losing to Delaware, the worst team in the Colonial Athletic Association, Minuteman goalie Zach Oliveri wasn’t even on the field for the second half following a benching at intermission. But against the best team in the CAA, the junior …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass women’s lacrosse dominates Atlantic 10 Conference awards

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team cleaned up at the awards from the Atlantic 10 Conference. Junior attack Erika Eipp was named offensive player of the year for recording a league-best 61 points (34 goals, 27 assists). Sophomore Hannah Murphy was named midfielder of the year for her team-high …

Wednesday’s colleges: Quinnipiac shuts out UMass baseball team

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The UMass baseball team was shut down by Quinnipiac on Wednesday, collecting three hits in a 3-0 loss at Earl Lorden Field in Amherst. Paul Yanakopulos went 2 for 4, while Brett Evangelista had a pinch-hit single for the Minutemen (11-22). Tim Cassidy struck out six, walked one …

UMass notebook: Women’s lacrosse looking to extend its Atlantic 10 dominance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMHERST — George Mason wasn’t even in the Atlantic 10 the last time UMass failed to win the league’s women’s lacrosse championship. In the six years since 2008, the Minutewomen have been UMass’ most successful team and the Atlantic 10’s most consistent team. Through a coaching change and …

Former UMass tight end Jean Sifrin eager to get pro career started

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The start of Jean Sifrin’s professional football career feels like the start of his college career. He’s ready to start practicing, learning the playbook and playing, but circumstances are once again making him wait. At UMass, it was …

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst baseball takes down Division I Dartmouth

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Amherst College baseball team collected 18 hits as it knocked off Division I Dartmouth, 15-4, in Hanover, New Hampshire, on Tuesday. Conner Gunn (two RBIs, two runs) was 4 for 6, while Yanni Thanopoulos (three RBIs, three runs) and Tyler Jacobs (two runs) each had three hits …

New NCAA Division I chief puts transfer rules on priority list

Monday, April 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Lennon is putting transfer rule changes near the top of his priority list. The NCAA’s new vice president for Division I governance told The Associated Press there are growing concerns among the division’s 345 members …

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse send seniors off with 18-11 win over George Washington

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team was powered by Amy Tiernan’s four goals in an 18-11 win over George Washington on Sunday. Tiernane added three assists while Erika Eipp had three goals and four assists. Kattie Ott and Nicole Troost each scored twice in the senior day victory. Rachel …

UMass guard Demetrius Dyson announces his plans to transfer

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On a weekend where the UMass men’s basketball team hoped Marcquise Reed would become a future Minuteman, sophomore Demetrius Dyson became a former one. Dyson announced via Twitter (and TwitLonger, which extends tweets beyond 140 characters) Saturday night that …