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Friday’s college recaps: UMass baseball rallies to beat George Washington

Friday, April 18, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to steal a 6-4 win over George Washington Friday to open the weekend series in Washington D.C. Adam Picard singled to open the top of the ninth and was replaced by pinch runner Dan Jonah, who scored on Kyle Adie’s single two batters later. Nick Sanford singled in Adie and then scored on Nik Campero’s double. The … 0

Thursday’s colleges: UMass softball shut out as La Salle wins in walk-off fashion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The University of Massachusetts softball team was shut out, 3-0, by La Salle in Philadelphia on Thursday. Pitcher Caroline Raymond took her own shutout into the seventh inning, but La Salle’s Alicia Aughton (2 for 4) hit a three-run walk-off homer to center field for the Explores (15-14, 7-2 A-10). Raymond struck out 10 and allowed three earned runs on eight hits and … 0

UMass receivers Jalen Williams, Shakur Nesmith shine in spring game

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A pair of tall receivers, who’ll try to crack the University of Massachusetts’ starting lineup in the fall, stood out in the annual spring game, Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium. Anyone watching the team for the first time this spring got their first look at junior college transfer Jalen Williams at … 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

UMass football coach Mark Whipple focuses on present, not future

Thursday, March 27, 2014

AMHERST — As he got set to head out to Thursday night’s practice, University of Massachusetts football coach Mark Whipple was far more concerned with getting his team better that night than what conference it would be playing … 0

Report: UMass coach Derek Kellogg a candidate for South Florida opening

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A trip to the NCAA tournament has helped make University of Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg an attractive candidate at other schools. The Tampa Tribune reported that South Florida is considering Kellogg for its vacancy. USF had … 0

Matt Vautour: UMass makes the right call snubbing the MAC

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Faced with the choice between moving all its sports into the Mid-American Conference or football out of it, the University of Massachusetts unquestionably made the right call. No MAC is better than all MAC. Putting the entire athletic … 0

UMass, Mid-American Conference part ways over impact league would have on all university sports

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AMHERST — The marriage between the University of Massachusetts and the Mid-American Conference proved to be a short one. UMass and the MAC jointly announced Wednesday that the Minutemen will be leaving the conference after the 2015 season. … 0