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BRANDON MONTOUR

Northeastern ices UMass 8-3 as Brandon Montour debuts for Minutemen

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AMHERST — If Brandon Montour lives up to the stardom that’s been predicted for him, the 1,080 UMass fans in the Mullins Center Tuesday will be able to say they witnessed his first college game. There isn’t likely to be much else they’ll want to remember from Tuesday’s game as the Minutemen dug themselves a big hole right away and …

Without dwelling on mistakes, Demetrius Dyson focuses on helping UMass

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AMHERST — In the first half of the UMass men’s basketball team’s second game of the season, Demetrius Dyson caught the ball behind the 3-point line, turned and threw a not-crisp-enough pass toward left corner. As Boston College’s Dimitri Batten picked off the pass and raced in for an easy dunk that gave …

UMass hockey hoping highly touted defenseman Brandon Montour makes an impact

Monday, December 15, 2014

AMHERST — The expectations on Brandon Montour probably aren’t fair. The 20-year-old freshman hasn’t played in a college hockey game yet and will have had just two practices under his belt when he makes his UMass debut Tuesday against Northeastern at the Mullins Center. He’s entitled to jitters, growing pains and some time …

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

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

Last-second 3 by Trey Davis falls short as Harvard beats UMass, 75-73

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CAMBRIDGE — Down two at Harvard with 2 seconds left, the UMass basketball team got the look it wanted out of the timeout. Cady Lalanne threw a football pass from under the Minutemen’s basket toward Maxie Esho just …

Friday’s colleges: UMass ices No. 14 Quinnipiac, 3-2

Friday, November 28, 2014

Troy Power within the first minute of the third period and Henry Dill made 37 saves as the UMass hockey team beat 14th-ranked Quinnipiac, 3-2, Friday in Hamden, Connecticut. Power scored 44 seconds into the third to give the Minutemen a 3-1 lead. Dennis Kravchenko and Patrick Lee …

Matt Vautour: UMass finds its motivation for 2015

Friday, November 28, 2014

AMHERST When the UMass football team left the field after Ball State, the optimism, which had been building all season, was at its peak. The offense had been good all season, but on that night the maturing defense …

Donte Clark gives UMass coach Derek Kellogg options at crunch time

Friday, November 28, 2014

AMHERST — The emergence of Donte Clark has presented UMass coach Derek Kellogg with an unexpected albeit enviable dilemma: If the Minutemen are locked in a close contest late in Saturday’s 2 p.m. game at Harvard, or any other game going forward, who does he play on the …

UMass slow to get going, falls 41-21 to Buffalo in season finale

Friday, November 28, 2014

AMHERST — UMass football coach Mark Whipple’s face was still red when he came into the postgame press conference. Some of it was from spending four hours on the sideline in the cold, but some of it was …

Notebook: Quarterback Austin Whipple shows improvement, looks to fight for No. 1 backup in 2015

Friday, November 28, 2014

AMHERST — UMass redshirt freshman Austin Whipple was better in his second start than his first filling in for junior Blake Frohnapfel, who missed the last two-plus games of the season with a right leg injury. Whipple didn’t …

UMass seniors prepare for final football game as Minutemen take on Buffalo Friday

Thursday, November 27, 2014

AMHERST — Stanley Andre is not a crier by nature, but he admitted a tear or two could sneak out when he’s honored as part of senior day before his final career home game vs. Buffalo, Friday at …

UMass finds its own energy, storms past Northeastern

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMHERST — The game had all the ingredients for a flat performance – early start because of the snowstorm, small crowd, few student fans, no band or dance team and a Northeastern team that wanted to play slow-down …

Notebook: Seth Berger gaining confidence on offense

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMHERST — Seth Berger seemed to know his 3-pointer early in the second half was off the mark when it left his hand, so the UMass sophomore forward charged toward the net and got his own rebound. To …

Winding road brings UMass tight end Jean Sifrin close to an NFL career

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMHERST — Not that long ago, the idea of making a decision regarding the NFL draft would have seemed absurd for Jean Sifrin. But as the tight end’s junior season wraps up at UMass, he’ll soon have to …