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Massachusetts' Kymber Hill (31) guards Holycross' Raquel Scott during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. in Amherst, Mass.

UMass women’s basketball team tasting success early

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — The UMass women’s basketball team trailed Central Michigan by 13 points with 42 seconds left in its second game of the season. The Minutewomen had been there before. More times than they’d care to remember in recent years, the final minute arrived and UMass trailed by a margin too big to overcome. In fact, a year earlier against …

Stress fracture to sideline UMass’ Seth Berger at least four weeks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — An MRI on Wednesday revealed a stress fracture in Seth Berger’s left foot. The UMass men’s basketball sophomore forward is expected to be unavailable for at least four weeks. Berger, who started the first eight games of the season, was averaging 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. …

Northeastern ices UMass 8-3 as Brandon Montour debuts for Minutemen

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AMHERST — If Brandon Montour lives up to the stardom that’s been predicted for him, the 1,080 UMass fans in the Mullins Center Tuesday will be able to say they witnessed his first college game. There isn’t likely to be much else they’ll want to remember from Tuesday’s game as the Minutemen dug …

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

Week Guide III - Nov. 24-Dec. 1
Monday, November 24, 2014

Without dwelling on mistakes, Demetrius Dyson focuses on helping UMass

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AMHERST — In the first half of the UMass men’s basketball team’s second game of the season, Demetrius Dyson caught the ball behind the 3-point line, turned and threw a not-crisp-enough pass toward left corner. As Boston College’s …

UMass hockey hoping highly touted defenseman Brandon Montour makes an impact

Monday, December 15, 2014

AMHERST — The expectations on Brandon Montour probably aren’t fair. The 20-year-old freshman hasn’t played in a college hockey game yet and will have had just two practices under his belt when he makes his UMass debut Tuesday …

UMass women’s hoops rolls to win over Holy Cross

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The UMass women’s basketball team picked up a 72-61 win over Holy Cross, powered by two 20-point scorers on Sunday. Kim Pierre-Louis scored 27 points and pulled down 10 boards, while Cierra Dillard had 21 points for the …

UMass starts fast, holds on to beat Canisius, 75-58

Saturday, December 13, 2014

AMHERST — If UMass has been a little worse in the first half, the Minutemen might have suffered their fourth straight and most damaging loss this season. If they’d been a little better in the second half, they …

Notebook: Maxie Esho a steady force for UMass

Saturday, December 13, 2014

AMHERST — In UMass’ 75-58 win over Canisius, Saturday, few things in the second half resembled those in the first. The one constant was the play of Maxie Esho. The senior forward had 20 points and nine rebounds, …

Part 46: UMass faces off against Jim Baron when Canisius visits Amherst

Friday, December 12, 2014

AMHERST — The coach on the other sideline Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Mullins Center ought to look familiar even to casual UMass fans. The Minutemen haven’t played Canisius since 1963, but they’re plenty acquainted with its …

Chancellor upbraids UMass Faculty Senate for continued debate over football upgrade

Thursday, December 11, 2014

AMHERST — Thursday’s meeting was a blow to the cause of any University of Massachusetts Amherst Faculty Senate members who hoped to convince Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy to join their opposition to the upgrade to Bowl Subdivision football. Subbaswamy appeared irritated at times when several senators again began …

UMass G Jabarie Hinds growing more comfortable, ready to break out

Thursday, December 11, 2014

AMHERST — During his first nine games as a Minuteman, Jabarie Hinds has shown flashes of the player he eventually expects to be, but the beginning of the junior point guard’s UMass career hasn’t quite gone as he …

Freshman Donte Clark filling sixth-man role for UMass

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AMHERST — Most of the crowd at Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion was on its feet at the end of the closely contested first half as UMass looked for the last shot. With four seconds left, Donte Clark didn’t hesitate. …

Matt Vautour: Transfer rule a sticking point amid NCAA governance change

Monday, December 8, 2014

There are no Atlantic 10 teams in The Associated Press Top 25 for the second straight week. But the starting point guards on two top 25 teams should be familiar to Atlantic 10 observers. Arizona’s T.J. McConnell began …