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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 each had an assist. Alex Barron scored for the Bobcats with 1:34 left, but Quinnipiac couldn’t net the equalizer. Steven Iacobellis scored …

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 seemed to find itself playing well down the stretch to seal a win. With most …

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 perimeter? Clark’s recent play gives Kellogg at least four candidates for three spots. Trey Davis …

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

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

Friday’s colleges: UMass women drop opener to Western Michigan

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The UMass women’s basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 63-41 at Western Michigan on Friday. Kim Pierre-Louis scored a team high 16 points and had eight rebounds for the Minutewomen (0-1). Women’s cross country NCAA Division I Northeast Regional — UMass placed 26th Friday as Rachel Hilliard …

UMass notebook: Derrick Gordon shines in historic game

Saturday, November 15, 2014

AMHERST — On a night Derek Gordon made history, he also made a whole lot of plays. By design there wasn’t much orchestrated fanfare for Gordon becoming the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to play …

‘Big Four’ carry UMass in season-opening 95-87 win over Siena

Friday, November 14, 2014

AMHERST — When it came to crunch time in the season opener against Siena, UMass coach Derek Kellogg leaned on his veterans and they delivered. The Minutemen closed the game on a 12-4 run to pull away for …

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 …