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Florida State's Boris Bojanovsky (15), Phil Cofer (0) and Montay Brandon (32) close in to stop Massachusetts' Maxie Esho (1) who attempts to power the ball to the hoop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republican, J. Anthony Roberts)

UMass bench propels comeback win over Florida State, 75-69

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on the coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball team got a lot out of its little six on Sunday. The Minuteman bench scored almost half UMass’ points as the Minutemen shook off an early deficit and came back to beat Florida State, 75-69, in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena. Freshman Donte Clark and junior Jabarie Hinds both had 15 points to lead UMass and the duo led the second half charge. With Derrick Gordon (eight points, five assists) battling a foot injury, Clark played …

UMass point guards Trey Davis, Jabarie Hinds mesh in Sunday’s win

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — One of the biggest questions for the UMass men’s basketball team coming into the season was how point guard Trey Davis and Jabarie Hinds would handle playing together. The two juniors are still figuring it out, but in the second half off Sunday’s 75-69 win over Florida State, they made …

Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell scored 25 points, while Marley Giddins had 16 and Meredith Doswell added 12 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Baruch College, 73-63, in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic Final on Sunday. The win pushed the Lord Jeffs’ (3-0) consecutive home win streak to 100 games, breaking UConn’s previous mark of 99 games for the longest home winning streak in NCAA …

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

UMass holding out hope on Frohnapfel
Friday, November 14, 2014

UMass holding out hope QB Blake Frohnapfel can play; Austin Whipple takes first-team snaps

Friday, November 14, 2014

AMHERST — Redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Whipple took all the first-team snaps at Friday’s practice, but UMass is holding out hope that junior Blake Frohnapfel would be able to play in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. game at Akron. Frohnapfel suffered a bone bruise in the third quarter of Wednesday’s …

Matt Vautour: Motivated Minutemen take first step in 2014-15 season

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AMHERST Not long before the ball goes up at the Mullins Center Friday night, UMass will reveal its first NCAA tournament banner since 1998. The moment will be a metaphorical gate swing. Once it’s over, it will mark …

Freshmen to have big role as UMass tips with Siena to open season

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Derek Kellogg has always been a little reluctant to play freshmen, and never more so than a year ago when his three rookies played just 164 of the team’s 6,625 minutes. But in Friday’s …

UMass notebook: QB Blake Frohnapfel’s status unknown for Akron

Thursday, November 13, 2014

There was no update on injured UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel Thursday, a day after the record-setting junior left UMass’ 24-10 win over Ball State on a cart with a leg injury. The Minutemen did not have practice or media availability Thursday. UMass director of athletic media relations John …

UMass beats Ball State, loses quarterback Blake Frohnapfel to injury

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AMHERST — The UMass football won the game, but lost quarterback Blake Frohnapfel to a leg injury. In the Minutemen’s 24-10 win over Ball State, Wednesday, the junior signal caller appeared to further exacerbate a first-half injury when …

UMass notebook: Ball State, break fails to slow down receiver Tajae Sharpe

Thursday, November 13, 2014

AMHERST — UMass’ 17 days off between games didn’t do anything to slow down Tajae Sharpe’s memorable season. Ball State couldn’t slow the junior receiver, who caught 13 passes for 239 yards and might have had more had …

Replacing Chaz Williams’ scoring ability key for UMass

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AMHERST — From the moment Chaz Williams began his career, it was apparent to just about anyone who was at Curry Hicks Cage that day, that Williams was going to lead the UMass men’s basketball team in scoring for the next three years. With Williams gone, the scoring …

UMass football team returns to action, hosts Ball State Wednesday night at McGuirk

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AMHERST — The wait is over. After 17 days off, the UMass football team is finally playing a game as Ball State visits McGuirk Stadium Wednesday night. It’s the Minutemen’s first ever Wednesday game as the Mid-American Conference regularly schedules mid-week games for television exposure. UMass coach Mark …

UMass football team excited to be on TV

Monday, November 10, 2014

AMHERST — With most of the countless number of the all-sports TV stations showing college football on a weekly basis and even more games available to watch live online, it’s easy to forget the impact that playing on …

Intangibles helped earn UMass forward Seth Berger the starting role

Monday, November 10, 2014

AMHERST — After he started UMass’ exhibition game against American International and the closed scrimmage against American University, the news that Seth Berger will be starting Friday night’s season-opener against Siena wasn’t a surprise announcement from coach Derek …