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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

Poor play sinks UMass in 82-60 loss at LSU

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a game that looked a lot like UMass’ NCAA tournament loss to Tennessee in March, LSU dominated the paint on both ends of the floor and the Minutemen didn’t have an answer Tuesday. …

Matt Vautour: UAB’s football demise creates opportunity for UMass in Conference USA

Monday, December 1, 2014

AMHERST Alabama-Birmingham hasn’t made an official announcement that it plans to end its football program after this season. But the shuttering appears to be a mere formality now. In Amherst, fans of football and opponents of UMass’ 3-year-old move to the Bowl Subdivision are certain to see UAB’s …

UMass faces LSU, looks to bounce back from loss at Harvard

Monday, December 1, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — UMass didn’t have to go far for its first true road game of the season Saturday at Harvard. The distance will be considerably farther for trip No. 2. It’s hoping for a different result. …

Notebook: Poor free-throw shooting plagues UMass in Harvard loss

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BOSTON — For the first few games of the season, the UMass basketball team counted heavily on getting to the line and making free throws. In Saturday’s 75-73 loss to Harvard, a game that was physical at both …

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 …