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No. 9 Boston University hockey knocks UMass out early

Friday, February 5, 2016

Amherst — The ninth-ranked Boston University ice hockey team found the UMass net 57 seconds into the game. Another 1:46 passed until the Terriers scored again. UMass coach John Micheletto pulled Henry Dill at that point, but Nic Renyard let another puck in 2:06 later. The Minutemen trailed by at least two goals for 57:17 of a 6-3 loss to BU on Friday at the Mullins Center. “Early goals are …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst women extend home basketball win streak to 121 games

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Bates women’s basketball team stayed with Amherst early in the first half. But like the previous 120 visitors to LeFrak Gymnasium, the Bobcats left with a loss. Amherst beat Bates, 63-44, to extend its home winning streak to 121 games Friday. AC, which holds the women’s record over all divisions, is eight LeFrak wins away from tying the all-time mark of 129, …

Louisville announces postseason ban for men’s basketball

Friday, February 5, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at a news conference that an investigation revealed violations did occur when the school reviewed allegations …

UMass WR Tajae Sharpe invited to Senior Bowl; Minutemen add new strength coach & 4 verbal commitments

Monday, January 25, 2016

Tajae Sharpe will get another chance to make a catch in an all-star game. UMass’ all-time leading receiver has been added to the North roster for Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The game will be at 2:30 …

Weekend colleges: Amherst women’s basketball extends LeFrak win streak to 118

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jaimie Renner had a game-high 15 points as the third-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team stayed unbeaten with a 62-37 victory over Colby Saturday. It was the 118th straight victory for the Lord Jeffs (18-0, 5-0 NESCAC) at LeFrak Gymnasium. Ali Doswell added 14 points, while Hannah Hackley …

Notebook: Saint Louis bench provides the difference as the Minutemen fall again

Sunday, January 24, 2016

AMHERST — With Malik Hines out and Zach Coleman still below full strength, the UMass bench figured to be weaker than usual entering the game, but the performance of Saint Louis’ nonstarters in the Billikens’ 86-75 win Saturday, shined a spotlight on the Minutemen bench issues. Led by …

UMass basketball again digs big second-half hole in loss to Saint Louis

Saturday, January 23, 2016

AMHERST — It’s becoming a concerning trend for UMass at the Mullins Center. For the third straight time at home, a flat stretch in the second half dug the Minutemen a hole too big to climb out of. Saint Louis became the latest team to take advantage, using …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst women’s basketball team extends home win streak to 117 games

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Amherst College women’s basketball team extended its home win streak to 117 games with its 78-48 rout of Bowdoin, Friday. Ali Doswell had 19 points, while Marley Giddins added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the third-ranked Lord Jeffs (17-0, 4-0 NESCAC). Hannah Hackley and Cheyenne Pritchard …

Boston College walks over UMass as hockey coach Jerry York earns wins No. 1000

Friday, January 22, 2016

AMHERST — In the record books, the UMass hockey team will be an ugly footnote to Boston College coach Jerry York’s historic night. Already the winningest coach in college hockey history, York entered the game bidding to become …

UMass men’s basketball set for unpredictable Saint Louis

Friday, January 22, 2016

AMHERST — There hasn’t been much that’s made a lot of sense in the Atlantic 10 so far this season as the league slate has been splattered with bad teams surprising good teams. The author of two of those unexpected upsets visits the Mullins Center at noon Saturday, …

Maria Sharapova wins her 600th match and asks am ‘I getting old?’

Friday, January 22, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova reached a career milestone on Friday, which came as a nice surprise after a tough match. “Oh, wow. I’ve won 600 matches?” Sharapova said, when an on-court interviewer congratulated her for the achievement …

UMass tackle Tyrell Smith ready to pursue pro career

Thursday, January 21, 2016

With three years of starting under his belt and his degree within reach this semester, Tyrell Smith didn’t want to wait any longer to pursue his NFL dream. UMass’ 6-foot-5, 315-pound junior offensive tackle declared himself eligible for …

UMass looks to put its losing streak and Boston College coach Jerry York’s milestone on ice

Thursday, January 21, 2016

AMHERST — In terms of history, Friday’s hockey game between UMass and Boston College is legendary Eagles coach Jerry York’s second bid for career win No. 1,000. For the Minutemen, the 7 p.m. game at the Mullins Center is simply a chance to get win No. 8 and …