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JASON PICARD
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

Mike Moran: NCAA tournament guide to victory

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Let’s get the disclaimer out of the way first — I have not won an NCAA tournament pool since 1995. Tyus Edney saved me that year. His length-of-the-floor dash in under five seconds beat Missouri in the second … 0

Tennessee rallies, cruises past Iowa in OT; will face UMass in NCAA first round

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa … 0

Wednesday’s colleges: Hartford pitches shutout against UMass

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team was shut out at Hartford, 3-0, on Tuesday. The Minutemen (1-12) outhit the Hawks 6-5, but a three-run fifth inning for Hartford (6-7) was enough for the win. Andrew Grant struck out three, walked three and allowed three runs on four hits … 0

Different choices don’t break lasting bond between UMass basketball star Derrick Gordon and his troubled twin

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST — On Friday around 2 p.m., Darryl Gordon will start feeling butterflies. When that nervous excitement comes, he’ll know it’s close to game time for Derrick Gordon. It’s true what they say about twins feeling whatever the … 0

The anatomy of a 16-year drought

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST — When the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team walked off the floor at the Georgia Dome, people were disappointed. The coaches, players and fans all thought the Minutemen had a chance to beat Saint Louis that … 0

Chaz Williams not just another UM player

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST In Chaz Williams’ mind, the line between success and failure for the University of Massachusetts this season and his entire legacy came down to one accomplishment. “As a player, I’m definitely trying to make it to the … 0

UMass notebook: Minutemen dream of big shots, big NCAA performances

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST — NCAA tournament history is loaded with unknowns who became legends because of big shots or big performances in March. Players from the University of Massachusetts, which plays either Iowa or Tennessee at 2:45 p.m. Friday, have thought about being one of those guys. “It could be … 0

Tuesday’s colleges: UMass men’s lacrosse falls to No. 19 Fairfield

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 11th-ranked University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team fell, 11-5, to No. 19 Fairfield, on the road Tuesday. Nick Mariano and Connor Mooney scored two goals apiece and Jeff Goerge added the fifth. Mooney and Joe Calvello led the Minutemen (6-2) with nine ground balls each. Eric Warden … 0

UMass coach Derek Kellogg’s vision comes to fruition

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg had sat in the window seat at Arigato in downtown Amherst many times before. It was a good spot to watch the foot traffic of North Pleasant Street while having … 0

Minutemen earn at-large bid thanks to resume

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A year ago, when the NCAA announced the field for its 2013 tournament without the University of Massachusetts, it appeared that the Minutemen’s lack of signature wins was a big factor in their exclusion. A year later, UMass … 0