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Massachusetts tight end Jean Sifrin (87) misses the pass in the end zone in the  third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Colorado in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Colorado won 41-38. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Winding road brings UMass tight end Jean Sifrin close to an NFL career

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMHERST — Not that long ago, the idea of making a decision regarding the NFL draft would have seemed absurd for Jean Sifrin. But as the tight end’s junior season wraps up at UMass, he’ll soon have to decide whether to return for his senior season or declare for the NFL draft. Heading into Friday’s 1 p.m. finale against Buffalo …

Tuesday’s colleges: Vermont ices UMass 3-1

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The UMass men’s hockey team dropped its second straight game to Vermont, 3-1, on the road Tuesday night. The Minutemen (3-8-0, 1-7-0 Hockey East) pulled Henry Dill for an extra attacker late in the third period and it worked as Dennis Kravchenko scored with 31 seconds left for UMass’ lone goal. Dill made 25 saves in net. Amherst College 6, St. Michaels 4 …

Northeastern poses big challenge for UMass men’s basketball team

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

AMHERST — Northeastern beat Florida State on the road when Seminole leading scorer Aaron Thomas played the whole game. UMass beat FSU at a neutral site with Thomas missing most of the game. The Minutemen needed overtime to beat Manhattan at home. The Huskies took a 20-point lead at halftime and never looked back to roll over the Jaspers at a neutral site. …

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

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

UMass center Matt Sparks: Offensive line needs to boost QB Austin Whipple

Monday, November 24, 2014

AMHERST — Matt Sparks said Austin Whipple will be better than he looked against Akron when UMass plays Buffalo in the season finale at 1 p.m. Friday at McGuirk Stadium. UMass’ junior center has seen the redshirt freshman …

UMass freshman F Zach Coleman ready to increase his minutes, contributions

Monday, November 24, 2014

AMHERST — In the first few games of the season, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg wasn’t as much reluctant to put redshirt freshman Zach Coleman in the game as he was reluctant to take Maxie Esho out. …

UMass bench propels comeback win over Florida State, 75-69

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on the coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball team got a lot out of its little six on Sunday. The Minuteman …

UMass point guards Trey Davis, Jabarie Hinds mesh in Sunday’s win

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — One of the biggest questions for the UMass men’s basketball team coming into the season was how point guard Trey Davis and Jabarie Hinds would handle playing together. The two juniors are still figuring it …

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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell scored 25 points, while Marley Giddins had 16 and Meredith Doswell added 12 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Baruch College, 73-63, in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic Final on Sunday. The win pushed the Lord Jeffs’ (3-0) consecutive home win streak to 100 games, …

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 …

UMass can’t complete comeback against Irish in first loss of season

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — With 4 minutes, 30 seconds left Saturday, a thin ray of light shined on a once hopeless game for the UMass men’s basketball team. Five straight points by freshman Donte Clark cut what had been …

Briefs: UMass women’s basketball team takes down North Texas

Friday, November 21, 2014

Minutewomen take down North Texas The UMass women’s basketball team beat North Texas, 56-46, Friday in the Hospitality Hill Challenge in Denton, Texas. Kim Pierre-Louis had 18 points and seven rebounds, while Kymber Hill added 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Minutewomen (2-2). Emily …

UMass miscues prove costly in 5-3 loss to Boston College

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — There are no own goals in hockey. Somebody on offense has to get credit, but two of Boston College’s goals went in off UMass players and they proved to be the difference. BC eliminated an early …

UMass face weekend test with Notre Dame, Florida State in Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — After opening the season with wins against two MAAC teams and a rebuilding Boston College squad, the UMass men’s basketball team figures to face a tougher challenge with a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena in …