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Tuesday’s college recaps: UMass baseball falls at home to UConn

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team couldn’t complete the comeback bid and fell 8-5 to UConn at home. The Minutemen (8-24) loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, but failed to plate any runs. Adam Picard hit a solo home run to lead off the eighth, but the bats behind him remained silent. He finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs after driving in the first inning’s two … 0

Matt Vautour: UMass ready for bowl bid? 2015 schedule gives it a chance

Monday, April 21, 2014

At first glance the University of Massachusetts and Florida International scheduling each other in football doesn’t seem overly newsworthy in Amherst, Miami or anywhere in between. Two schools that were 1-11 and lost to Championship Subdivision teams in 2013, are playing each other in 2015 and 2018. Simply, it looks like teams that … 0

Monday’s colleges: Smith College softball upends Amherst College

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gina Martucci struck out four and allowed one run on two hits as the Smith College softball team beat Amherst College 4-1 in Northampton Monday. The Pioneers (16-11) led 3-0 after two innings and 4-0 after five. It was their first win over the Lord Jeffs since 2008. Joanna Giordano (run) and Ruth … 0

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

UMass leaving MAC football after 2015
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Friday’s college recaps: Amherst College baseball wins fifth straight

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Amherst College baseball team stayed hot as it cruised to a 16-6 win at Williams on Friday. The Lord Jeffs (13-3, 3-0) opened with five runs in the first and second innings to quickly jump ahead, 10-0. They added two in the fifth and four in the … 0

Wednesday’s college recaps: UMass baseball falls to Boston College, 7-6

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Despite a five-run third inning, the University of Massachusetts baseball team fell on the road, 7-6, to Boston College in Chestnut Hill. Adam Picard and Dylan Begin (one RBI) each went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Picard added three RBIs. Tim Cassidy pitched four innings, striking … 0

UMass softball salutes late coach Elaine Sortino with sweep of Yale in home opener

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

AMHERST — In its first home game of the season, and the first games ever at Sortino Field without Elaine Sortino, the University of Massachusetts softball team delivered a performance Sortino, who died in August, would have been … 0

Tom Masella back coaching UMass defense, enjoying Pioneer Valley

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It wasn’t hard to convince Tom Masella to come back. During his last stint as the University of Massachusetts defensive coordinator, Masella liked working for Mark Whipple and liked living in the region. So when Whipple was hired, … 0

Former star Marcel Shipp enjoying opportunity to coach at UMass

Monday, March 31, 2014

AMHERST — When he found out a former University of Massachusetts running back was going to be his position coach, freshman Lorenzo Woodley looked up Marcel Shipp’s college stats. The 6,250 yards rushing and 58 career touchdowns got … 0

Derek Kellogg focused on future with UMass

Monday, March 31, 2014

University of Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg isn’t going to be the coach at South Florida and never seriously considered pursuing the opening. Kellogg was rumored to be a candidate at the American Athletic Conference school, which … 0

Weekend college recaps: UMass men’s lacrosse too much for Hartford

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The 11th-ranked University of the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team used balanced scoring to beat Hartford Saturday. Eight players scored as the Minutemen beat the Hawks 12-6 at Garber Field. Nick Mariano had three goals and one assists, while Connor Mooney had two goals and four assists for UMass … 0

UMass baseball drops doubleheader at Richmond

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team dropped its doubleheader at Richmond, losing 6-4 and 10-1 on Friday. In the first game, Brandon Walsh went 4 for 5 with one RBI and Vinny Scifo finished 3 for 5 with … 0

UMass, expansion isn’t on the AAC’s agenda right now

Friday, March 28, 2014

American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco isn’t ruling out future expansion, but for now he’s comfortable with the league the way it is. The AAC is presumed to be the University of Massachusetts’ first choice for a new … 0

Frohnapfel preparing to compete for UMass’ QB job from afar

Friday, March 28, 2014

Blake Frohnapfel isn’t quite a Minuteman yet, but he’s no longer a member of the Thundering Herd either. The future University of Massachusetts quarterback is still finishing his undergraduate degree at Marshall before moving to Amherst this summer. So while his friends and former teammates, a group that … 0