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Friday’s colleges: UMass opens women’s lacrosse season with 16-5 rout of Holy Cross

Friday, February 12, 2016

The UMass women’s lacrosse team opened its season with a 16-5 win over Holy Cross, Friday at Garber Field. UMass led 2-1 when five straight goals, including back-to-back tallies by Nicole Troost, put the game out of reach. Troost finished with five goals, while Hannah Murphy had four and Holly Turner three. Erika Eipp had four assists. Sam Walters (three saves) and Aileen Kelly (two saves) shared time in net …

UMass looking to carry over success on the road, visits Duquesne Sunday

Friday, February 12, 2016

AMHERST — After producing its best win of the year on Thursday, UMass will try to bring the momentum with it on the road when the Minutemen play at Duquesne, Sunday at 3 p.m. They took Friday off and were scheduled to fly to Pittsburgh Saturday morning, leaving them little preparation time for the Dukes. But UMass coach Derek Kellogg was more focused …

Notebook: Hinds and Coleman recapture early form to help lift UMass past VCU

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AMHERST — When UMass got off to a 5-1 start, Jabarie Hinds looked like an all-conference player and Zach Coleman was one of the most improved players on the team, if not the entire Atlantic 10. But as Hinds slumped and Coleman battled a knee injury, the Minutemen weren’t the same. In Thursday’s …

Matt Vautour: American Athletic Conference could face lean March

Monday, February 1, 2016

If Selection Sunday was this weekend, it’s very possible the American Athletic Conference might only get one bid. When the committee does meet on March 13, that scenario is still possible. When the Big East split into two leagues for the 2013-14 season, it was widely accepted that …

UMass adds JUCO quarterback Andrew Ford

Monday, February 1, 2016

AMHERST — The race to replace Blake Frohnapfel as UMass’ starting quarterback just got considerably more interesting. According to the MaroonMusket.com, the Minutemen have secured a commitment from Andrew Ford, a junior college quarterback, who began his career at Virginia Tech. Ford, a 6-foot-3, 211-pound quarterback from Camp …

UMass, Rhode Island both badly in need of a win

Monday, February 1, 2016

AMHERST — Rhode Island men’s basketball coach Danny Hurley called it a meeting of “two desperate teams.” When UMass plays Rhode Island, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Mullins Center, it will be trying to end a seven-game losing streak. Desperate? The Minutemen (8-12, 1-7 Atlantic 10) have …

A look back at previous No. 1-ranked college football recruits

Monday, February 1, 2016

No matter which school Rashan Gary signs with, he’ll have some big expectations to live up to. Gary, a defensive tackle from Paramus Catholic High School, is the No. 1 recruit in the country according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. That kind of unanimity atop the rankings …

Celtics fall in Orlando after Magic rally

Sunday, January 31, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — It was far from pretty. It still counted as a victory — finally — for the Orlando Magic. The Magic rallied from 14 points down, then had to hold on for dear life in the …

UMass hockey lets in 5 goals for second consecutive loss against Maine

Sunday, January 31, 2016

One day passed, but the same result hit the UMass ice hockey team. Four Minutemen scored in a 5-4 loss to Maine on Saturday at the Mullins Center. It was UMass’ second loss to the Black Bears in as many days, giving up five goals in each game. …

Minutemen can’t find enough reliable scorers

Saturday, January 30, 2016

AMHERST — Earlier in the season, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg said the Minutemen needed to develop a fourth reliable scorer to go with his three guards in order to take another step forward. But as the …

UMass men’s basketball loses seventh straight, fading in overtime against Fordham

Saturday, January 30, 2016

AMHERST — When Donte Clark hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, it looked like the UMass men’s basketball team might get a happy ending to an ugly Saturday afternoon. Instead it …

UMass hockey falls to last-place Maine, 5-2

Friday, January 29, 2016

Even playing last place Maine wasn’t enough to get the UMass hockey team out of its losing streak, as the Minutemen dropped their seventh straight, 5-2 on Friday at the Mullins Center. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, but Maine (6-15-6, 3-6-2 Hockey East) scored …

UMass football adds two former players to coaching staff

Friday, January 29, 2016

AMHERST — The UMass football coaching staff is adding another former standout to its coaching staff. Matt Dawson, a linebacker on the 1998 Division I-AA national championship team, will be the new tight ends coach and assistant special teams coach as part of a minor reshuffling of the …