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Tuesday’s colleges: Vermont ices UMass 3-1

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The UMass men’s hockey team dropped its second straight game to Vermont, 3-1, on the road Tuesday night. The Minutemen (3-8-0, 1-7-0 Hockey East) pulled Henry Dill for an extra attacker late in the third period and it worked as Dennis Kravchenko scored with 31 seconds left for UMass’ lone goal. Dill made 25 saves in net. Amherst College 6, St. Michaels 4 — Conor Brown scored twice, including the …

Northeastern poses big challenge for UMass men’s basketball team

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

AMHERST — Northeastern beat Florida State on the road when Seminole leading scorer Aaron Thomas played the whole game. UMass beat FSU at a neutral site with Thomas missing most of the game. The Minutemen needed overtime to beat Manhattan at home. The Huskies took a 20-point lead at halftime and never looked back to roll over the Jaspers at a neutral site. …

UMass center Matt Sparks: Offensive line needs to boost QB Austin Whipple

Monday, November 24, 2014

AMHERST — Matt Sparks said Austin Whipple will be better than he looked against Akron when UMass plays Buffalo in the season finale at 1 p.m. Friday at McGuirk Stadium. UMass’ junior center has seen the redshirt freshman quarterback in practice enough to feel good that game No. 2 has a chance to …

Notebook: Jabarie Hinds, Donte Clark give UMass boost off the bench

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOSTON — During the preseason, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said that one of his early goals was to get some of his newcomers comfortable so he could develop a deep rotation. In Sunday’s 71-62 win over Boston College, …

UMass turns it up in second half, beats Boston College 71-62

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOSTON — As it turned out 20 minutes of P.A.I.N. was enough for the UMass men’s basketball team. The Minutemen’s pregame highlight video promotes 40 minutes of their signature style to Pressure, Agitate, Interrupt and Neutralize. They did …

Weekend colleges: Amherst men’s soccer advances in NCAA Division III Tournament

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kieran Bellew’s goal in the fifth round of penalty kicks gave the 13th-ranked Amherst College men’s soccer team a victory over St. Lawrence in the NCAA Division III Tournament second round, Sunday in Canton, New York. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation and two overtime periods. Amherst …

Georgia blows out Auburn 34-7 in Gurley’s return

Saturday, November 15, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — Nick Chubb shared the spotlight in Todd Gurley’s return, with both backs rushing for more than 100 yards in No. 16 Georgia’s 34-7 victory over ninth-ranked Auburn on Saturday night. Georgia (8-2, 6-2, No. 15 …

Friday’s colleges: UMass women drop opener to Western Michigan

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The UMass women’s basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 63-41 at Western Michigan on Friday. Kim Pierre-Louis scored a team high 16 points and had eight rebounds for the Minutewomen (0-1). Women’s cross country NCAA Division I Northeast Regional — UMass placed 26th Friday as Rachel Hilliard …

UMass notebook: Derrick Gordon shines in historic game

Saturday, November 15, 2014

AMHERST — On a night Derek Gordon made history, he also made a whole lot of plays. By design there wasn’t much orchestrated fanfare for Gordon becoming the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to play …

‘Big Four’ carry UMass in season-opening 95-87 win over Siena

Friday, November 14, 2014

AMHERST — When it came to crunch time in the season opener against Siena, UMass coach Derek Kellogg leaned on his veterans and they delivered. The Minutemen closed the game on a 12-4 run to pull away for …

UMass holding out hope QB Blake Frohnapfel can play; Austin Whipple takes first-team snaps

Friday, November 14, 2014

AMHERST — Redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Whipple took all the first-team snaps at Friday’s practice, but UMass is holding out hope that junior Blake Frohnapfel would be able to play in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. game at Akron. Frohnapfel suffered a bone bruise in the third quarter of Wednesday’s …

Matt Vautour: Motivated Minutemen take first step in 2014-15 season

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AMHERST Not long before the ball goes up at the Mullins Center Friday night, UMass will reveal its first NCAA tournament banner since 1998. The moment will be a metaphorical gate swing. Once it’s over, it will mark …

Freshmen to have big role as UMass tips with Siena to open season

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Derek Kellogg has always been a little reluctant to play freshmen, and never more so than a year ago when his three rookies played just 164 of the team’s 6,625 minutes. But in Friday’s …