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UMass hockey to play in Northern Ireland

Monday, February 8, 2016

Dominic Trento didn’t know much about hockey in Great Britain when he turned on a Friendship Four Tournament game between Northeastern and UMass-Lowell. “We were watching the games that day. I was thinking how sweet it was,” UMass’ sophomore forward said. Northern “Ireland is a pretty sweet spot. It looked like a great crowd. It was cool to see.” Trento will be playing in front of that crowd next season …

Matt Vautour: Rashaan Holloway shows potential, inexperience as UMass basketball searches for post answers

Sunday, February 7, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. Derek Kellogg was reluctant to turn to Rashaan Holloway early in Saturday’s 69-53 loss to Richmond, as the UMass coach faced the same dilemma he has all year. The freshman big man can be the Minutemen’s best offensive option inside, but his size, which is officially listed at 6-foot-11, 335 pounds, makes it hard for him to keep up with more …

UMass can’t solve Richmond zone, falls on the road, 69-53

Saturday, February 6, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond’s new defensive style ended its recent struggles and restarted UMass’ at the same time. The Minutemen never got on track offensively and fell 69-53 on Saturday at the Robins Center. Richmond has played a 2-3 matchup zone mixed with man-to-man since Chris Mooney was hired in 2005. The matchup is different enough to require extra preparation for most opponents. …

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Matt Vautour: Rashaan Holloway shows potential, inexperience as UMass basketball searches for post answers

RICHMOND, Va. Derek Kellogg was reluctant to turn to Rashaan Holloway early in Saturday’s 69-53 loss to Richmond, as the UMass coach faced the same dilemma he has all year. The freshman big man can be the Minutemen’s best offensive option inside, but his size, which is officially …

UMass can’t solve Richmond zone, falls on the road, 69-53

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond’s new defensive style ended its recent struggles and restarted UMass’ at the same time. The Minutemen never got on track offensively and fell 69-53 on Saturday at the Robins Center. Richmond has played a 2-3 matchup zone mixed with man-to-man since Chris Mooney was …

UMass hoping Zach Coleman practice experiment pays off when it visits Richmond

AMHERST — The sample size is too small to draw any true conclusions, but one game into the Zach Coleman practice experiment and it appears that UMass coach Derek Kellogg is onto something. After Coleman reaggravated his injured knee and missed five games, Kellogg used him inconsistently in …

UMass notebook: Defensive improvement gives Minutemen a lift

AMHERST — After UMass’ loss Saturday, Fordham coach Jeff Neubauer almost mocked the Minuteman defense, especially inside. “There are many shot-blockers in the Atlantic 10 and we’ve seen those teams and they’re hard to attack. UMass is not a shot-blocking team,” Neubauer said after his team scored 36 …

UMass snaps losing streak, edges URI in overtime, 61-56

AMHERST —When Trey Davis, one of UMass’ most reliable free-throw shooters ever, missed two from the line in the final 10 seconds that could have sealed a victory over Rhode Island, there was a very uneasy feeling Tuesday at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen went to overtime without …

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Social media lends its hands to UMass’ recruiting process

AMHERST — Shane Waldron was sheepish, but honest. While he sat on the beach in Saint Lucia during his late December vacation, the UMass offensive line coach did what any coach would do when faced with weather that perfect and scenery that beautiful. He checked Twitter on his …

UMass football lands 30-member recruiting class; coach Mark Whipple pleased

AMHERST — Every football coach at every Division I school in America is officially pleased with his recruiting class when it’s announced on signing day. So UMass coach Mark Whipple expressing excitement about his wasn’t noteworthy on its …

UMass adds JUCO quarterback Andrew Ford

AMHERST — The race to replace Blake Frohnapfel as UMass’ starting quarterback just got considerably more interesting. According to the MaroonMusket.com, the Minutemen have secured a commitment from Andrew Ford, a junior college quarterback, who began his career at Virginia Tech. Ford, a 6-foot-3, 211-pound quarterback from Camp …

UMass football adds two former players to coaching staff

AMHERST — The UMass football coaching staff is adding another former standout to its coaching staff. Matt Dawson, a linebacker on the 1998 Division I-AA national championship team, will be the new tight ends coach and assistant special teams coach as part of a minor reshuffling of the …

UMass WR Tajae Sharpe invited to Senior Bowl; Minutemen add new strength coach & 4 verbal commitments

Tajae Sharpe will get another chance to make a catch in an all-star game. UMass’ all-time leading receiver has been added to the North roster for Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The game will be at 2:30 …

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UMass hockey to play in Northern Ireland

Dominic Trento didn’t know much about hockey in Great Britain when he turned on a Friendship Four Tournament game between Northeastern and UMass-Lowell. “We were watching the games that day. I was thinking how sweet it was,” UMass’ sophomore forward said. Northern “Ireland is a pretty sweet spot. …

No. 9 Boston University hockey knocks UMass out early

Amherst — The ninth-ranked Boston University ice hockey team found the UMass net 57 seconds into the game. Another 1:46 passed until the Terriers scored again. UMass coach John Micheletto pulled Henry Dill at that point, but Nic Renyard let another puck in 2:06 later. The Minutemen trailed …

UMass hockey falls to last-place Maine, 5-2

Even playing last place Maine wasn’t enough to get the UMass hockey team out of its losing streak, as the Minutemen dropped their seventh straight, 5-2 on Friday at the Mullins Center. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, but Maine (6-15-6, 3-6-2 Hockey East) scored …

Boston College walks over UMass as hockey coach Jerry York earns wins No. 1000

AMHERST — In the record books, the UMass hockey team will be an ugly footnote to Boston College coach Jerry York’s historic night. Already the winningest coach in college hockey history, York entered the game bidding to become …

UMass looks to put its losing streak and Boston College coach Jerry York’s milestone on ice

AMHERST — In terms of history, Friday’s hockey game between UMass and Boston College is legendary Eagles coach Jerry York’s second bid for career win No. 1,000. For the Minutemen, the 7 p.m. game at the Mullins Center is simply a chance to get win No. 8 and …

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Wednesday’s women’s college basketball: Smith downs Springfield, 79-61

Three players reached double figures as the Smith College women’s basketball team beat Springfield, 79-61, Wednesday. Meghan Holland had 16 points, while Paige Marquez and Kennedy Guest-Pritch (11 rebounds) each had 15 points for the visiting Pioneers (4-6, 1-2 NEWMAC). Tavorsia Talley and Tia Karapoulios each added nine …

2015 individual champions & newsmakers

Amherst Regional Juliana Brissette — Won PVIAC indoor track mile. Won 800 and mile at outdoor District F&G Division 1 meet. Won 800 and mile at Division 1 WMass/CMass. Frances Duncan — Won PVIAC indoor track 1,000. Connor …

2015 team champions & newsmakers

Amherst Regional Girls tennis — Won Valley League and second straight WMass Division 1 title. Girls indoor track — Won PVIAC championship. Boys basketball — Valley Wheel co-champs. Boys soccer — Smith League co-champs. Boys cross country — …

Wednesday’s women’s basketball: UMass runs away from Bryant

Cierra Dillard had 22 points and Alyssa Lawrence added a career-high 20 as the UMass women’s basketball team cruised past Bryant, 86-69, Wednesday in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Maggie Mulligan added a career-high 14 points, while Leah McDerment had 11 points for UMass (2-4), which shot 60 percent from …

Fordham ousts UMass in Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer Tournament

The UMass men’s soccer team fell, 1-0, to Fordham Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Fairfax, Virginia. Jannik Loebe converted a penalty kick in the 83rd minute for the Rams. The Minutemen had a couple chances late to tie the game, but Casey …

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