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Sean Cleary of the University of Massachusetts breaks open to pass around Hofstra defender, Ryan Rielly on Saturday night at Garber Field in Amherst.

Offensive woes continue as UMass falls to Hofstra

Saturday, April 19, 2014

AMHERST — For three quarters, sophomore goalie Zach Oliveri and the defense in front of him kept the University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team’s upset hopes alive despite Hofstra’s huge advantages in shots, faceoffs and time of possession. But in the fourth quarter the Minutemen cracked as Hofstra pulled away for an 11-6 win, Saturday at Garber Field. “It was … 0

Friday’s college recaps: UMass baseball rallies to beat George Washington

Friday, April 18, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to steal a 6-4 win over George Washington Friday to open the weekend series in Washington D.C. Adam Picard singled to open the top of the ninth and was replaced by pinch runner Dan Jonah, who scored on Kyle Adie’s single two batters later. Nick Sanford singled in Adie and … 0

Thursday’s colleges: UMass softball shut out as La Salle wins in walk-off fashion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The University of Massachusetts softball team was shut out, 3-0, by La Salle in Philadelphia on Thursday. Pitcher Caroline Raymond took her own shutout into the seventh inning, but La Salle’s Alicia Aughton (2 for 4) hit a three-run walk-off homer to center field for the Explores (15-14, 7-2 A-10). Raymond struck out 10 and allowed three earned runs on eight hits and … 0

UMass receivers Jalen Williams, Shakur Nesmith shine in spring game

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A pair of tall receivers, who’ll try to crack the University of Massachusetts’ starting lineup in the fall, stood out in the annual spring game, Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium. Anyone watching the team for the … 0

More than 1,000 support gay community at UMass rally, countering five from Westboro Baptist Church

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AMHERST — The Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-gay protest at the University of Massachusetts came and went quickly and without incident Wednesday, while a rally supporting the campus’ gay community drew over 1,000 people. The two events were sparked … 3

Mark Whipple, UMass set for spring football game

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts football program wasn’t trying to simulate a midweek Mid-American Conference game when it scheduled the annual spring football game for Wednesday at 7 p.m. The last time Mark Whipple coached UMass, there were neither lights, nor turf at McGuirk Stadium. Having both … 0

Former Easthampton, UMass pitcher Jeremy Demers stares down fight with cancer

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON When he’s got a baseball in his hand, it’s hard to tell Jeremy Demers has cancer. Most of the weight he originally lost from his 6-foot, broad-shouldered frame has come back and so far his hair has … 0

Monday’s college recaps: Ex-UMass star Judy Strong named to USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, April 14, 2014

Former University of Massachusetts field hockey player Judy Strong was named to the United States Field Hockey Hall of Fame. The 2014 class will be inducted on June 28 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. Strong joins former UMass player Pam Bustin and coach Pam Hixon in … 0

UMass notebook: Chaz Williams prepares for NBA draft with stop at Portsmouth Invitational

Monday, April 14, 2014

With his college career behind him, former University of Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams will get his next chance to impress professional scouts this week at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, which begins Wednesday. Williams, who averaged 15.6 points … 0

Counter protest planned for anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church’s expected picket in Amherst Wednesday

Monday, April 14, 2014

AMHERST — Area groups are preparing a show of support Wednesday to counter plans by members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church to stage a protest against Derrick Gordon, the University of Massachusetts athlete who last week became … 3

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse races past George Mason

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The 10th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team extended its win streak to five games on Sunday, as the Minutewomen had six players score multiple goals in a 22-2 win over George Mason. Sam Rush led the way … 0

Kassan Messiah, UMass linebackers get fresh start

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AMHERST — For a five-game stretch in 2012, University of Massachusetts linebacker Kassan Messiah looked like a future star. Then a true freshman, Messiah made 10 tackles in his first game and averaged 10.6 tackles in his first five contests, highlighted by 16 against Bowling Green. He was … 0

Thursday’s college recaps: Ex-Minutewomen Pam Bustin, Pam Hixon named to USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Former University of Massachusetts field hockey player Pam Bustin and her coach Pam Hixon have been selected for the United States Field Hockey Hall of Fame. The 2014 class will be inducted on June 28 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. Hixon led the Minutewomen for 16 … 0