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UAB cornerback Kelton Brackett (21) nearly intercepts a pass intended for Rice wide receiver Donte Moore (81) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

UMass DB Kelton Brackett still feels burned by UAB, but glad to be a Minuteman

Friday, July 3, 2015

Kelton Brackett had tentatively decided that his career was over. When Alabama-Birmingham made the controversial decision to end its football program in December, Brackett had interest from other schools. But he was a senior with just one year of eligibility left. His girlfriend, Kendra Gilchrist, was at UAB along with a lot of other friends and he had a degree to complete. He felt burned by college football and the fact that he and his teammates wouldn’t get to complete the building job they started. So the defensive back from Mobile, Alabama, was reluctantly leaning toward hanging up his cleats, spending his final year on …

UMass notebook: Starters Nick Mariano, Zach Oliveri transfer from men’s lacrosse team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Two key pieces of the UMass men’s lacrosse team will finish their careers elsewhere. UMass coach Greg Cannella confirmed Wednesday that leading scorer Nick Mariano, who just completed his sophomore year with 22 goals and 20 assists, is transferring to Syracuse. Mariano will be eligible immediately as first-time lacrosse transfers aren’t required to sit out a season. “I wish him luck in his …

Harvard athlete among 1st openly transgender NCAA swimmers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men’s team instead, competing as one of the first openly transgender swimmers in the NCAA. “It’s half …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst eliminated from NCAA Tournament; UMass out of A-10 tourney picture

Friday, May 15, 2015

Keystone made the most of its opportunities and Amherst College couldn’t answer as the Lord Jeffs were bounced from the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament, 7-2, Friday in Auburn, New York. Mike Odenwaelder, Yanni Thanopoulos and Connor Gunn each had two hits for Amherst, which finished the season …

Thursday’s college baseball: Amherst pushes top-ranked Cortland but drops first of NCAA Tournament

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Amherst College baseball team had the nation’s top-ranked team on the brink of a loss in the NCAA Division III Tournament Thursday, but SUNY Cortland scored five times in the top of the ninth to defeat the Lord Jeffs, 7-5, in Auburn, New York. The fifth-seeded Jeffs …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst College baseball advances in NCAA Tournament with extra-inning win

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Harry Roberson’ RBI single to center in the top of the 11th inning broke a tie and gave the No. 5-seeded Amherst College baseball team a 7-5 win over No. 4 SUNY Oswego, Wednesday in the NCAA Division III Tournament in Auburn, New York. Mike Odenwaelder, who earned …

Former UNC men’s basketball coach, assistant Bill Guthridge dies at 77

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The North Carolina basketball family has lost a second beloved coach in the last few months with the death of Bill Guthridge, Dean Smith’s “perfect sidekick.” Guthridge, who was Smith’s longtime assistant and later …

UMass football to face Louisiana Tech in 2016

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The UMass football team will host Louisiana Tech during the 2016 season. New athletic director Ryan Bamford confirmed that the Minutemen will host the Conference USA school, but didn’t give the exact date. Since the Mid-American Conference forced UMass out of its football-only league membership, the Minutemen have …

UMass field hockey is getting a new facility; Garber Field getting FieldTurf

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

AMHERST — While a formal announcement has yet to be made, the UMass women’s lacrosse and field hockey teams will be competing in different venues, and the men’s lacrosse team will be playing on a new surface for the 2015-16 school year. The women’s lacrosse team will move …

UMass baseball falls to nonconference Fairfield, enters final Atlantic 10 series with postseason berth on the line

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The UMass baseball team lost a late lead then fell in 11 innings as Fairfield pulled out a 3-2 win at Earl Lorden Field on Tuesday. It was the Minutemen’s home finale. UMass (14-26) visits George Mason on Thursday for its last Atlantic 10 series of the regular …

RMU transfer picks Clemson over UMass

Monday, May 11, 2015

Marcquise Reed, the transfer guard from Robert Morris who UMass had hoped to land, is headed for Clemson. Reed, who was a standout at RMU, looked at Tulsa, UMass, USC and Clemson. He visited UMass on April 24 and was at Clemson last weekend. He made the announcement …

UMass women’s lacrosse team’s season ends as Maryland proves too strong

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A historic upset wasn’t in cards for the UMass women’s lacrosse team. Top-seeded Maryland was as good as its seed and the Minutewomen couldn’t keep up as they fell 19-8, Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at College Park, Md. UMass completed its season at …

Weekend college recaps: Amherst College men’s lacrosse advances to NCAA Quarterfinals

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Kane Haffey and Quinn Moroney each netted a hat trick to propel the Amherst College men’s lacrosse team further in the Division III NCAA Tournament with a 16-10 win over Middlebury on Saturday at home. Moroney added an assist for the Lord Jeffs (18-2) in the win. Charlie …