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Matt Vautour: The Atlantic 10 awards too close to call

Monday, March 2, 2015

Should the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year go to the league’s best player, or the most valuable player on a team that’s at or near the top of the conference? That’s an annual debate, but it’s more clearly defined in the A-10 this season. DeAndre Bembry is the best player in the conference. The league’s coaches might not agree on that unanimously, but the Saint Joseph’s sophomore would get …

UMass notebook: Maxie Esho breaks out of slump with strong second half

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AMHERST — Seemingly for weeks, Maxie Esho has been looking to rediscover the magic that had made him UMass’ best player early in the season. In the first half of Saturday’s 82-74 win over Fordham, it looked like the senior big man’s slump was going to continue on his 24th birthday as he …

UMass snaps three-game skid, holds off Fordham 82-74

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AMHERST — Very little had gone right for UMass lately and very little Mandell Thomas attempted Saturday hadn’t gone in. So when the Fordham guard elevated for a 3-pointer from in front of the Rams’ bench with 24 seconds left and the Minutemen clinging to a three-point lead, the Mullins Center crowd of …

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

UMass 2015 Football Schedule
Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated Atlantic 10 Picture
Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated look at the A-10 Picture
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey shut out by UConn in regular-season finale

Friday, February 27, 2015

The UMass hockey team will be the No. 12 seed in next week’s Hockey East playoffs. Friday’s 4-0 loss to Connecticut prevented any chance of moving up in the standings so they’ll play a best-of-three series at the No. 5 seed likely beginning Friday. The Minutemen are idle …

Slumping UMass looks to get back on track vs. Fordham

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — The last time UMass played Fordham the Rams were reeling. They’d lost eight straight and were winless in Atlantic 10 play. But on Feb. 4 in the Bronx, New York, the Minutemen saw why Fordham freshmen Eric Paschall and Christian Sengfelder are competing with each other …

UMass releases 2015 football schedule

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — After a 2014 season that featured games on almost every day of the week, UMass’ final football season in the Mid-American Conference will feature a slate of games almost exclusively on Saturday. On the schedule that was released Friday afternoon, the Minutemen have just one weekday …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass women’s basketball team falls 69-60 to Dayton

Friday, February 27, 2015

The UMass women’s basketball team fell 69-60 at Dayton on Thursday. Rashida Timbilla had 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Kim Pierre-Louis added 17 points and seven rebounds. Cierra Dillard chipped in with 14 points for the Minutewomen (10-17, 4-11 Atlantic 10). Westfield State 79, Framingham State 65 …

Notebook: UMass seeks ESPN’s help in filling out 2016 football schedule

Thursday, February 26, 2015

AMHERST — While UMass searches for a new athletic director, the school is set to utilize the services of ESPN’s Dave Brown to help fill the 2016 football schedule. UMass needs to add at least three home games …

UMass notebook: Hot race atop Atlantic 10 standings

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — UMass’ chances for a bye into the quarterfinals of next month’s Atlantic 10 Tournament took a considerable hit Wednesday from both the Minutemen’s 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s at the Mullins Center and results around the …

UMass falls to Saint Joseph’s, ending NCAA at-large bid hopes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — If UMass doesn’t hear its name called on Selection Sunday, and unless it wins next month’s Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brookyln it won’t, the Minutemen can look at their two losses to Saint Joseph’s as a …

UMass looks to bounce back against St. Joseph’s

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AMHERST— Moments after UMass’ loss at Saint Joseph’s on Jan. 21, junior guard Derrick Gordon said the Minutemen weren’t on the same page and that they needed to be if they were going to right the ship. UMass seemed to find its missing chemistry and bounced back from …

UMass faces easiest schedule among A-10 tournament bye contenders

Monday, February 23, 2015

When Atlantic 10 teams start arriving in Brooklyn in less than a month, only VCU will be confident that no matter what it does in the conference tournament, it will be in the NCAA tournament. Everyone else either needs a deep run or to win the A-10 tournament …

Weekend colleges: UMass wins men’s Atlantic 10 swimming championship; Minutewomen second

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The UMass swimming and diving program had a strong weekend at the Atlantic 10 championships in Geneva, Ohio. The men’s team won its 15th conference title with 589.5 points Sunday. The Minutemen came from behind and edged St. Bonaventure (569). The Minutewomen took second with 498 points. Richmond …