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KEVIN GUTTING
University of Massachusetts men's ultimate team head coach Tiina Booth, right, trades friendly jabs with co-captain Max Perham (7) before a practice behind McGuirk Stadium in Amherst on Monday. The squad, coached by Booth and Evan Johnson, is headed to the Division 1 tournament this weekend in Milwaukee.

Back coaching ultimate again, Tiina Booth finds success at UMass

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

AMHERST — Recognizing the caller when she looked down at her ringing cell phone, Tiina Booth didn’t bother saying hello, skipping straight to: “I am not coaching UMass,” she said to Kevin Norton, who played for her at Amherst Regional and was now on the club team at UMass. Earlier that day in September, 2013, Booth announced her retirement as …

Canisius guard Zach Lewis excited to transfer to UMass

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Going into the offseason, UMass coach Derek Kellogg hoped to add two transfers — an immediately eligible big man and a younger guard for 2016-17. On Tuesday he completed the checklist when Canisius guard Zach Lewis announced he was transferring to UMass. Lewis joins former Texas A&M big man Antwan Space among the Minutemen’s spring additions. Lewis, a 6-foot-3 wing from just over …

Calipari: ‘Not interested’ in vacant Pelicans coaching job

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari says he’s not interested in the New Orleans Pelicans’ coaching job and is happy at Kentucky. The Pelicans fired Monty Williams a week ago and the team’s NBA roster features former Kentucky star Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans, who played for Calipari at Memphis. Calipari said in a statement issued Tuesday by the school that, “Even though Anthony …

Former UMass guard Derrick Gordon headed to Seton Hall, said sexuality limited recruiting interest

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Derrick Gordon, who became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player in 2014-15, said he didn’t encounter any homophobia at UMass or in opposing arenas during his junior season. But after announcing he was transferring to …

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 …

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 …

Friday’s colleges: UMass baseball edges Rhode Island in critical Atlantic 10 game

Friday, May 8, 2015

Needing conference wins to keep its chances of making the Atlantic 10 Tournament alive, the UMass baseball team edged Rhode Island, 4-3, Friday at Lordon Field. Adam Picard’s two-run home run in the sixth inning proved to be …

UMass women’s lacrosse dispatches Jacksonville, will face No. 1 Maryland in NCAA Tournament

Friday, May 8, 2015

After trading goal for goal for almost the entire first half, the UMass women’s lacrosse team scored three times in the last 76 seconds before intermission and took a stranglehold on its first round NCAA Tournament game with …