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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.

Updated look at the A-10 Picture
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Matt Vautour: Time for arenas, stadiums to stop playing “Jump Around”

Thursday, February 12, 2015

With just over 12 minutes left in UMass’ Jan. 29 win over Dayton, the Flyers called timeout following Tyler Bergantino’s one-handed dunk that put the Minutemen up 52-45. As the teams retreated to their respective benches, the song “Jump Around” by House of Pain began pumping from the …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women’s basketball holds off George Mason in overtime

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The UMass women’s basketball team trailed George Mason by seven at halftime, but rallied for an 85-79 overtime win at the Mullins Center Wednesday afternoon. Kim Pierre-Louis had 29 points on 12-for-24 shooting along with eight rebounds in the win. Rashida Timbilla added 17 points, eight rebounds, six …

Key Atlantic 10 upsets give UMass a share of first place

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OLEAN, N.Y. — While the UMass men’s basketball team celebrated its 55-53 win over St. Bonaventure Wednesday, VCU and La Salle were locked in a tight game in Richmond, Virginia. And while the Minuteman players were doing postgame …

UMass holds off St. Bonaventure for fifth straight win

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OLEAN, N.Y. — After watching bounces, calls and results go against them in their last two trips to the Reilly Center, the UMass men’s basketball team finally had a reason to celebrate at St. Bonaventure. The Minutemen made …

UMass tabs Fran O’Leary as men’s soccer head coach

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

UMass announced on Tuesday that Fran O’Leary has been named head coach of the men’s soccer team. O’Leary, 52, has 17 winning campaigns and 234 career victories in 24 years as a college head coach. His teams have …

UMass streaking into difficult road matchup with St. Bonaventure

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

OLEAN, N.Y. — If the UMass men’s basketball team is going to extend its four-game winning streak, it’s going to have to snap a losing streak at St. Bonaventure. The Reilly Center is one of the toughest places to play in the Atlantic 10. It’s hard to get …

UMass athletic department to welcome interim AD Bob Goodhue

Monday, February 9, 2015

AMHERST — Among the many things the snow cancelled Monday was a meeting to introduce interim athletic director Bob Goodhue to the UMass athletic department. The introduction, which was moved to Tuesday afternoon, was more of a formality …

Matt Vautour: Atlantic 10 up for grabs

Monday, February 9, 2015

It wasn’t long ago that VCU seemed like a lock to win the Atlantic 10 regular season crown, and for someone else to win the conference tournament they would have to pull off a pretty good upset. But with Briante Weber done for the season and Traveon Graham’s …

UMass learning to peak at right time of season

Sunday, February 8, 2015

AMHERST — A year ago after starting the season 16-2, the UMass men’s basketball team stumbled down the stretch, going 8-7 in its final 15 games. Entering this season, the Minutemen said they hoped to avoid peaking too early again. So far they’ve delivered. After opening the year …

Freshman Clark guides Minutemen to fourth win in a row

Sunday, February 8, 2015

AMHERST — Donte Clark broke out of a long scoring slump, but it was his late rebound that clinched UMass’ fourth straight win. With 25 seconds left and the Minutemen clinging to a five-point lead, La Salle guard Jordan Price, who’d hit almost everything he put up in …