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Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell had 19 points, while Hannah Hackley, Rachel Boyette and Cheyenne Pritchard each had 11 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Mount Holyoke, 97-41, Saturday in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic. It was the 99th straight win at home for Amherst (2-0), which tied UConn for the longest home winning streak in NCAA history. The Lord Jeffs will play Baruch College Sunday in the finals. Amber Legare had …

Florida State holds off Boston College 20-17

Saturday, November 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Boston College coach Steve Addazio couldn’t have asked for much more against the reigning national champions that have now won 27 consecutive games. His Eagles were tied at 17 with less than five minutes remaining against a Florida State team favored by nearly 20 points. Alex Howell missed a 42-yard …

Trey Davis says too much advice contributes to his struggles in UMass backcourt

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Trey Davis said he’s getting advice from too many places and it’s clouding his judgment. The UMass junior point guard opened the season with 28 points against Siena, but has struggled since then. He had just five points and one assist against Boston College and 14 points, four assists and …

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 …

UMass notebook: QB Blake Frohnapfel’s status unknown for Akron

Thursday, November 13, 2014

There was no update on injured UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel Thursday, a day after the record-setting junior left UMass’ 24-10 win over Ball State on a cart with a leg injury. The Minutemen did not have practice or media availability Thursday. UMass director of athletic media relations John …

UMass beats Ball State, loses quarterback Blake Frohnapfel to injury

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AMHERST — The UMass football won the game, but lost quarterback Blake Frohnapfel to a leg injury. In the Minutemen’s 24-10 win over Ball State, Wednesday, the junior signal caller appeared to further exacerbate a first-half injury when …

UMass notebook: Ball State, break fails to slow down receiver Tajae Sharpe

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AMHERST — UMass’ 17 days off between games didn’t do anything to slow down Tajae Sharpe’s memorable season. Ball State couldn’t slow the junior receiver, who caught 13 passes for 239 yards and might have had more had …

Oregon up to 2 in playoff rankings; TCU to 4th

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Oregon jumped undefeated Florida State and moved into second in the College Football Playoff rankings while TCU took over the fourth spot Tuesday night. Mississippi State remained No. 1. The Seminoles (9-0) slipped to No. 3. Oregon (9-1) …

Replacing Chaz Williams’ scoring ability key for UMass

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AMHERST — From the moment Chaz Williams began his career, it was apparent to just about anyone who was at Curry Hicks Cage that day, that Williams was going to lead the UMass men’s basketball team in scoring for the next three years. With Williams gone, the scoring …

UMass football team returns to action, hosts Ball State Wednesday night at McGuirk

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AMHERST — The wait is over. After 17 days off, the UMass football team is finally playing a game as Ball State visits McGuirk Stadium Wednesday night. It’s the Minutemen’s first ever Wednesday game as the Mid-American Conference regularly schedules mid-week games for television exposure. UMass coach Mark …

UMass football team excited to be on TV

Monday, November 10, 2014

AMHERST — With most of the countless number of the all-sports TV stations showing college football on a weekly basis and even more games available to watch live online, it’s easy to forget the impact that playing on …

Intangibles helped earn UMass forward Seth Berger the starting role

Monday, November 10, 2014

AMHERST — After he started UMass’ exhibition game against American International and the closed scrimmage against American University, the news that Seth Berger will be starting Friday night’s season-opener against Siena wasn’t a surprise announcement from coach Derek …