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Friday’s colleges: Amherst College eliminated from NCAA Division III Individual Tournament

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Amherst College women’s tennis team’s run at the national Division III individual tournament is over. Sue Ghosh fell to Joulia Likhanskaia of Bowdoin 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinal round Friday morning in Mason, Ohio. Ghosh and teammate Vickie Ip dropped their quarterfinal match to Bridget Etchegaray and Laina Matsuda of La Verne (California) 7-6, 2-6, 6-1. Men’s ultimate USA Ultimate Division I College Championships — UMass went 2-0 in …

UNC receives NCAA notice of allegations in academic case

Friday, May 22, 2015

North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school’s academic fraud scandal. In a statement Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said UNC is reviewing the “lengthy” notice and will release it publicly “as soon as possible” after redactions to comply with privacy laws. …

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, …

UMass TE Jean Sifrin not selected in NFL draft; Signs with Indianapolis Colts as a free agent

Sunday, May 3, 2015

If Jean Sifrin’s unusual career is going to finish in the NFL, he’s going to get there as an undrafted free agent. The former UMass tight end, who skipped his senior year to turn pro wasn’t taken in the draft’s seven rounds. Whether it was his age, he’ll …

Friday’s colleges: UMass men, women seeking conference lacrosse championships

Friday, May 1, 2015

UMass has yet to send a team to the NCAA Tournament in any sport this season, but the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams have a chance to change that this weekend. Both will play in their conference championships for a title and the automatic bid. The Minutewomen crushed …

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 …