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Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey knocks off Northeastern, 3-2

Friday, October 24, 2014

Emerson Auvenshine scored in the third period to give the UMass hockey team a 3-2 win at Northeastern on Friday night. The tally at 8:51 in the final stanza handed the Minutemen (2-2-0, 1-1-0 Hockey East) their first win in conference play. Zack LaRue and Steven Guzzo picked up assists on the game winner. UMass took a 2-1 lead on the power play when Ray Pigozzi beat Derick Roy from …

College player fights tumor for moment on court

Friday, October 24, 2014

CINCINNATI — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She’s moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and …

UMass faces Toledo in biggest’s football game of season

Friday, October 24, 2014

AMHERST — Like most football coaches, UMass’ Mark Whipple has usually avoided talking about anything beyond the next game in front of his team once the season starts. But even Whipple allowed himself to think about the long-term implications of Saturday’s game with Toledo. “It’s a big game. We’re in the middle of …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst soccer shuts out Keene State

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Amherst College women’s soccer team used four scorers to knock off Keene State 4-0 on the road Wednesday. Emma Rothkopf and Hannah Guzzi scored in the first half, while Quinn Phillips (assist) and Megan Kim added second-half goals for the Lord Jeffs (10-2-0). Holly Burwick made two …

UMass senior center Cady Lalanne looking to avoid a repeat of last year’s late season fade

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AMHERST — Cady Lalanne has regrets. The UMass senior center’s averages of 11.3 points and 7.9 rebounds last year were the best totals of his career. But in his mind it could have been better. After the Minutemen’s …

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst men’s soccer blanks Drew

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Amherst College men’s soccer team used a 1-0 shutout of Drew on the road to remain undefeated on Tuesday. Christopher Martin scored off a pass from Nico Pascual-Leone in the 19th minute for the Lord Jeffs (10-0-2). Thomas Bull made three saves in the victory. Women’s soccer …

UMass picked 4th in Atlantic 10 preseason poll; Cady Lalanne named all-conference second team

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — For the second straight season, UMass was picked fourth in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll. After losing three key seniors, coach Derek Kellogg took being picked that high as a sign of respect. “It’s nice …

Matt Vautour: Midseason firing of Buffalo coach an odd move

Monday, October 13, 2014

Maybe there’s another shoe to drop. Maybe Buffalo found out that football coach Jeff Quinn, whom it fired Monday, was secretly selling Todd Gurley’s autograph, smuggling prescription drugs from Canada, eating chicken wings without sauce or trying to …

Notebook: UMass coach Mark Whipple hopeful about availability of injured players

Monday, October 13, 2014

AMHERST — UMass football coach Mark Whipple was hopeful that his collection of injured players, who weren’t available at the end of Saturday’s win at Kent State, will be ready to play in Saturday’s 3 p.m. game against Eastern Michigan. Starting center Matt Sparks (ankle) and backup freshman …

Mississippi State rises to No. 1 in AP Top 25

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mississippi State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, replacing Florida State and making the fastest rise to the top spot in the history of the poll. The Bulldogs received 45 first-place votes …

Weekend colleges: UMass men’s soccer team snaps four-game skid

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The UMass men’s soccer team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 1-1 tie against VCU, Saturday in Amherst. Matt Keys scored in the first half to give the Minutemen an early lead. Amherst native Brandon Vazquez had the assist on the goal. It was the freshman’s first …

Matt Vautour: Buried on depth chart, tailback Lorenzo Woodley breaks through for UMass

Sunday, October 12, 2014

KENT, Ohio The days when tailback Lorenzo Woodley was supposed to be a cornerstone for the UMass football team had started to feel like a long time ago. As a freshman in 2013, injuries prevented him from developing any kind of consistency. As a sophomore, at one point …

Top 25 recaps: Dak Prescott leads No. 3 Mississippi State past No. 2 Auburn

Saturday, October 11, 2014

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Dak Prescott ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading No. 3 Mississippi State to a 38-23 victory over No. 2 Auburn on Saturday. Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) has won nine straight …