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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

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 …

Despite being undefeated, Marshall’s weak schedule could send it to a weak bowl

Monday, November 10, 2014

Among the lesser publicized changes in college football’s postseason is that the best school among the non-power conferences is guaranteed a spot in one of the premiere bowl games if it doesn’t make the playoff. And let’s face it, it’s hard to picture a school outside of the …

UMass center Tyler Bergantino suffers ‘light ankle sprain,’ Derek Kellogg otherwise pleased with closed scrimmage

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The first rule of closed scrimmages isn’t “don’t talk about closed scrimmages,” but it’s close. While the NCAA isn’t “Fight Club” strict about its crowdless, medialess preseason meetings between Division I teams, coaches aren’t allowed to give a score, a result, or any stats from the closed scrimmages. …

Saturday college recaps: UMass field hockey falls 1-0 in OT to Richmond in Atlantic 10 Tournament final

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The UMass field hockey team fell to Richmond, 1-0 in overtime, in the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship, Saturday in Richmond, Virginia. The defensive battle resulted in only 14 total shots. A-10 Offensive Player of the Year Rebecca Barry scored the game-winning goal for the Spiders (12-9), who advanced …

Friday’s colleges: UMass skates past AIC, 7-1

Friday, November 7, 2014

A year ago, the UMass hockey team peppered AIC with 59 shot, but only two of them got through in a Minuteman loss. History did not repeat itself. UMass took just 29 shots Friday, but seven of them got by the Yellow Jacket goalies as the Minutemen rolled …

UMass hits the road for closed scrimmage with American University

Friday, November 7, 2014

AMHERST — Other than playing UMass in the preseason and having the word American in its name, the basketball teams at American University and American International College don’t figure to have much in common. After blowing out AIC, …

Thursday’s colleges: UMass shut out by La Salle in Atlantic 10 quarterfinals

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The UMass women’s soccer team’s season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to La Salle in the Atlantic 10 tournament quarterfinals, Thursday in Dayton, Ohio. The top-seeded Explorers (13-4-2) took a 1-0 lead at halftime. The Minutewomen finished 5-9-5. Daniela Alvarez and Jackie Bruno each had …

UMass ready for hockey rivalry with AIC

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AMHERST — If the annual hockey game between UMass and American International College is going to become the rivalry that Minuteman coach John Micheletto is hoping for, AIC did a good job stoking the fire last season. In a January game at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen outplayed …