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Sean Cleary of the University of Massachusetts breaks open to pass around Hofstra defender, Ryan Rielly on Saturday night at Garber Field in Amherst.

Offensive woes continue as UMass falls to Hofstra

Saturday, April 19, 2014

AMHERST — For three quarters, sophomore goalie Zach Oliveri and the defense in front of him kept the University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team’s upset hopes alive despite Hofstra’s huge advantages in shots, faceoffs and time of possession. But in the fourth quarter the Minutemen cracked as Hofstra pulled away for an 11-6 win, Saturday at Garber Field. “It was … 0

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 … 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, 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

UMass women’s lacrosse home-winning streak snapped by Northwestern, 10-6

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

AMHERST — The last few minutes of the game didn’t feature extended playing time for Northwestern’s walk-ons. There wasn’t a running clock because the margin of the game was too narrow. The University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team … 0

UMass tight end Rob Blanchflower eager to show NFL teams his ability

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rob Blanchflower will be more spectator than participant at Tuesday’s pro day at the University of Massachusetts. The Minutemen’s best NFL prospect is still rehabilitating the bilateral sports hernia that caused him to miss six games last season … 0

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats meet Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals in Bluegrass showdown

Monday, March 24, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s Kentucky and Louisville, one more time. One of college basketball’s fiercest rivalries takes center stage Friday night when the Wildcats and defending national champion Cardinals meet in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis. The Bluegrass … 0

Friday’s college recaps: UMass baseball wins via comeback in extras, 7-6, over La Salle

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team took La Salle to extra innings and won 7-6 on Friday afternoon. The Minutemen (2-12) came from behind in the 10th inning, after allowing a run in the top half. Nik Campero, who had reached base with a single earlier in the … 0

Matt Vautour: UMass future has a lot of pieces to sort

Friday, March 21, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. At the end of the University of Massachusetts’ loss to Saint Louis in the 1998 NCAA tournament, Minuteman fans felt about that season a lot like they do right now about 2013-14. Back then, UMass was … 0

UMass notebook: Chaz Williams closes career for Minutemen

Friday, March 21, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — On the sideline for the final two minutes, University of Massachusetts senior point guard Chaz Williams tossed a towel over his head and sat in stunned disbelief as the final seconds ticked off the Minutemen’s … 0

UMass falls in NCAA tourney to Tennessee, 86-67

Friday, March 21, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — After a long wait to get back to the NCAA tournament, the University of Massachusetts was competitive for just a short time. The No. 6-seeded Minutemen couldn’t counter No. 11 Tennessee’s size and smothering defense. … 0

UMass, Cady Lalanne look to size up Tennessee in NCAA tournament

Thursday, March 20, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — From the moment Tennessee held on to beat Iowa in the NCAA tournament play-in game, Cady Lalanne’s importance for the University of Massachusetts’ grew significantly. Lalanne was a huge part of UMass’ early season success. … 0

UMass notebook: President Obama picks Minutemen for one round

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — The president likes the University of Massachusetts ... for one round. Filling out his annual bracket on ESPN, President Barack Obama picked the Minutemen to beat the winner of Iowa and Tennessee, but lose in … 0