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Thursday’s colleges: UMass women’s basketball team falls 69-60 to Dayton

Friday, February 27, 2015

The UMass women’s basketball team fell 69-60 at Dayton on Thursday. Rashida Timbilla had 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Kim Pierre-Louis added 17 points and seven rebounds. Cierra Dillard chipped in with 14 points for the Minutewomen (10-17, 4-11 Atlantic 10). Westfield State 79, Framingham State 65 — Forbasaw Nkamebo (Amherst) had 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Owls (22-4) advanced to Saturday’s MASCAC championship with the win …

Notebook: UMass seeks ESPN’s help in filling out 2016 football schedule

Thursday, February 26, 2015

AMHERST — While UMass searches for a new athletic director, the school is set to utilize the services of ESPN’s Dave Brown to help fill the 2016 football schedule. UMass needs to add at least three home games for that season. According to athletic department sources, the school has approached the ESPN vice …

UMass notebook: Hot race atop Atlantic 10 standings

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — UMass’ chances for a bye into the quarterfinals of next month’s Atlantic 10 Tournament took a considerable hit Wednesday from both the Minutemen’s 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s at the Mullins Center and results around the conference. UMass entered the game in fifth place, just a game behind both Dayton and …

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

UMass 2015 Football Schedule
Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated Atlantic 10 Picture
Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated look at the A-10 Picture
Sunday, February 22, 2015

UMass falls flat in 75-59 loss to Rhode Island

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

KINGSTON, R.I. — For the past four games, Rhode Island has come close to beating UMass. But the Minutemen always seemed to make just enough plays to escape. On Wednesday, the Minutemen never had a chance for late-game …

UMass, Rhode Island clash in Atlantic 10 first-place showdown

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

AMHERST — UMass and Rhode Island have been playing basketball against each other since 1908. In the 144 meetings, there has rarely been so much on the line as there will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ryan Center. The game will certainly affect the Atlantic 10 …

UMass junior Trey Davis finds his rhythm at the free-throw line

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

AMHERST — Trey Davis doesn’t know what UMass’ record for consecutive free throws is. He doesn’t want to know. Not yet. “Once I beat it, you all can tell me,” the junior guard said shaking his head and …

Matt Vautour: UMass’ NCAA tournament hopes rest with week ahead

Monday, February 16, 2015

When UMass walked off the floor on Jan. 21 after losing to Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia, any conversation about the Minutemen in the NCAA tournament would have seemed more than a little ridiculous. But after six consecutive wins, UMass has reached the fringes of contention. For the Minutemen …

UMass notebook: Derek Kellogg pulling for John Calipari’s Hall of Fame call

Sunday, February 15, 2015

AMHERST — Throughout his postgame press conference Derek Kellogg stayed pretty even-keeled when discussing his team’s 82-74 win over Duquesne Saturday. But when he was asked about John Calipari being named a finalist for induction into the Naismith …

UMass fends off Duquesne for sixth straight win

Sunday, February 15, 2015

AMHERST — When the UMass men’s basketball team was struggling earlier in the season, Trey Davis blamed himself. He wasn’t shooting well enough or leading well enough he reasoned and the Minutemen were falling short because of it. …

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey settles for 3-3 tie with No. 16 Lowell

Friday, February 13, 2015

The UMass hockey team held a two-goal lead over No. 16 Lowell in the third period, but the River Hawks rallied for the 3-3 tie at the Mullins Center, Friday. Dennis Kravchenko fed Steven Iacobellis for a short-handed goal six minutes into the third as UMass (9-18-2) took …

UMass men’s basketball looking to avoid letdown against Duquesne

Friday, February 13, 2015

AMHERST — Riding a five-game winning streak that put it in a tie for first place in the Atlantic 10 and on the bubble of some national publications’ NCAA tournament projections, the UMass men’s basketball team is suddenly riding high. That could all come crashing down in a …

UMass women’s lacrosse retools as season begins

Friday, February 13, 2015

AMHERST — For the past four seasons Katie Ferris was the on-field face of UMass women’s lacrosse. During her career she rewrote the program’s record book, while helping lead the Minutewomen to new heights. But Ferris and fellow star forward Sam Rush graduated, leaving UMass with holes to …

UMass softball heads to Houston, ready for season’s opening pitch

Thursday, February 12, 2015

AMHERST — It’s snowed every bit as much on the UMass softball program as it did on everyone else in western Massachusetts over the past several weeks. But despite having most of its practices on the Boyden gymnasium …