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Last shot could make the difference again when UMass visits Providence Saturday

Friday, December 19, 2014

AMHERST — In the back of UMass senior Cady Lalanne’s head, he’s expecting Saturday’s 1 p.m. game against Providence at the Dunkin Donuts Center to still be in doubt as the clock winds down. And why not? The Minutemen and Friars have played twice in the past two years and each time the game was decided on the last shot. The first time came in Puerto Rico in 2012 when …

UMass notebook: AD John McCutcheon says change in president’s office unlikely to affect department

Friday, December 19, 2014

UMass athletic director John McCutcheon didn’t expect the change in the president’s office to alter the course of the athletic department. McCutcheon said during his tenure, UMass President Robert Caret, who is leaving to head the University System of Maryland, and before him Jack Wilson, have left athletic issues up to the individual campuses. “If we’ve needed his assistance, he’s been supportive. He’s …

UMass women’s basketball team tasting success early

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — The UMass women’s basketball team trailed Central Michigan by 13 points with 42 seconds left in its second game of the season. The Minutewomen had been there before. More times than they’d care to remember in recent years, the final minute arrived and UMass trailed by a margin too big to …

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

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

Freshman Donte Clark filling sixth-man role for UMass

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AMHERST — Most of the crowd at Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion was on its feet at the end of the closely contested first half as UMass looked for the last shot. With four seconds left, Donte Clark didn’t hesitate. …

Matt Vautour: Transfer rule a sticking point amid NCAA governance change

Monday, December 8, 2014

There are no Atlantic 10 teams in The Associated Press Top 25 for the second straight week. But the starting point guards on two top 25 teams should be familiar to Atlantic 10 observers. Arizona’s T.J. McConnell began …

Athletic director John McCutcheon could be on his way out at UMass

Sunday, December 7, 2014

AMHERST — With the tasks of finding a new conference for the football program, and maybe all sports, the UMass athletic department is in the midst of a time period that will likely affect it for years and maybe even decades to come. The university might soon be …

UMass overpowered by Florida Gulf Coast, loses third straight

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — When a Derrick Gordon driving layup followed a Trey Davis 3-pointer to give UMass its first lead of the game, 1 minute, 39 seconds into the second half, it looked like the Minutemen, who’d been sloppy …

Hinds, UMass starters struggle in loss

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — With Seth Berger out due to a foot injury, UMass coach Derek Kellogg hoped the chance to start might ignite struggling guard Jabarie Hinds. But the junior guard remained in a funk after the Minutemen’s 84-75 …

Derek Kellogg hopes extra practice time pays off when Minutemen play Florida Gulf Coast

Friday, December 5, 2014

AMHERST — Derek Kellogg had known for weeks what he was going to do when his UMass men’s basketball team finally got a few days to practice between games. The Minuteman coach had been eager to spend real …

Notebook: Seth Berger’s uncertain availability throws UMass lineup a curve

Thursday, December 4, 2014

AMHERST — Seth Berger missed Thursday’s men’s basketball practice with a left foot injury that left the UMass sophomore forward’s status uncertain for Sunday’s 2 p.m. game against Florida Gulf Coast at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. It was unclear when the injury happened to Berger, who is …

UMass hopes better play continues with a pair of home games against Notre Dame

Thursday, December 4, 2014

AMHERST — UMass hockey coach John Micheletto didn’t want to call his team’s 11-1 loss to Vermont a line in the sand or rock bottom. But the Minutemen have played better since the Nov. 22nd blowout, a trend …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass falls to Harvard in women’s basketball

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Kim Pierre-Louis had 19 points and nine rebounds but the UMass women’s basketball team fell 75-62 to Harvard, Wednesday at the Mullins Center. Rashida Timbilla and Maggie Mulligan each had 10 points in the loss. Albertus Magnus 75, Mount Holyoke 65 — Amber Legare (14 rebounds) and Yvonne …

Notebook: Derrick Gordon ‘doing just fine’ with fan treatment

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Derrick Gordon walked from his postgame media interviews to UMass’ bus after Tuesday’s 82-60 loss, an LSU administrator was waiting for him. She praised him briefly for the courage he’d shown in April becoming the first openly gay men’s Division I college basketball …