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Running back Marquis Young rushed for over 200 yards as UMass beat Buffalo 31-26 Friday in its season finale.

Matt Vautour: Marquis Young gives UMass a glance at future

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST, N.Y. Coming out of nearby Fairport, New York, Marquis Young got some recruiting interest from Buffalo, but the Bulls never made him an offer despite 1,381 yards and 12 touchdowns as a high school senior. He didn’t forget and he didn’t forgive. While Young was celebrating and taking congratulations from anyone and everyone near the UMass locker room after …

UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel thankful for offensive line Dan DiNicola

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST, N.Y. — UMass senior quarterback Blake Frohnapfel didn’t know what happened to the game ball after Friday’s 31-26 win over Buffalo, but if he had it, he’d have given it to Dan DiNicola. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound redshirt freshman offensive lineman had never taken a meaningful snap in a game, but the Minutemen were short-handed on the line coming in and got thinner …

No. 3 Quinnipiac hockey rides strong first period in win over UMass

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST — A Marc Hetnik rocket had the Mullins Center rocking. The UMass hockey team’s junior defenseman blasted the puck past Quinnipiac goalie Michael Garteig 5 minutes, 11 seconds into the third period to cut the No. 3 Bobcats’ lead to two. Then junior captain Steven Iacobellis nearly deflected a second goal in …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women’s basketball drops first, 67-65 to Harvard

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Freshman Bria Stallworth had a team-high 19 points but the UMass women’s basketball team fell 67-65 to Harvard, Wednesday in Cambridge. Cierra Dillard’s potential game-winning 3-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer for the Minutewomen (1-1). Kymber Hill had nine points, while Dillard, Leah McDerment and Alyssa Lawrence each …

UMass notebook: Rashaan Holloway appears headed for crowd favorite status

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — If Tuesday’s 69-63 win over Harvard was any indication, Rashaan Holloway is going to be a fan favorite. With 8 minutes, 28 seconds left in the game, the Minutemen were on their heels a little as …

UMass fends off Harvard, moves to 2-0 on season

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — There was no last-second shot this time. For the first time in three seasons, a UMass-Harvard game was decided sooner than the last possession. The Minutemen jumped out to a 15-point lead early in the second …

Trey Davis, UMass looking for different ending with Harvard this season

Monday, November 16, 2015

AMHERST — Last year’s Harvard game still bugs Trey Davis. UMass executed the play perfectly and Davis got a really clean look at the would-be game-winning shot. It looked good out of his hands, but the ball touched …

No. 1 UConn opens with a 100-56 win against No. 7 Ohio State

Monday, November 16, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Breanna Stewart scored 24 points and Moriah Jefferson added 21 to lead top-ranked UConn to a 100-56 win over No. 7 Ohio State on Monday night. The Huskies (1-0) opened their season in style with …

Matt Vautour: Already the Atlantic 10 looks like it could be wide open

Monday, November 16, 2015

The season was barely two hours old, still a month and a half away from the start of conference play and the Atlantic 10 pecking order was already flipped on its ear. E.C. Matthews, Rhode Island’s junior guard …

Weekend colleges: UMass hockey rallies in third period to tie Vermont, 3-3

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The UMass ice hockey team bounced back from its loss to Merrimack on Friday, rallying to tie Vermont, 3-3, Sunday in Burlington. Trailing 3-0 and with the goalie pulled, Ray Pigozzi capped the comeback with a game-tying goal with 40 seconds to play in the third period. Patrick …

Amherst football caps perfect season, wins NESCAC title with win over Williams

Sunday, November 15, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN — The singing could be heard throughout downtown Williamstown Saturday afternoon. The songs did not belong to the home team. Amherst College won its second consecutive NESCAC title and finished with a perfect 8-0 record after beating Little Three rival Williams 17-7 at Farley-Lamb Field. It was …

UMass Notebook: Seth Berger shines in return

Saturday, November 14, 2015

AMHERST — It’s been almost a year since a foot injury prematurely ended UMass forward Seth Berger’s 2014-15 season. On Saturday he didn’t look like a player battling rust. He had a career-high 10 points, four rebounds and …

UMass football grinds down Eastern Michigan for second win of season

Saturday, November 14, 2015

YPSILANTI, Mich. — The UMass football team has struggled all season to hold onto leads and finish off games — but not Saturday. After an early field goal by Eastern Michigan, the Minutemen grabbed the lead on a 2-yard touchdown run from Marquis Young and never looked back. …