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Trey Davis, of UMass, claps after scoring a three-point shot against Dayton Thursday at the Mullins Center.

UMass notebook: Trey Davis leaves late following collision on screen

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — As walked off the court helped along by athletic trainer Dave Maclutsky and team doctor Pierre Rouzier, UMass junior guard Trey Davis’ immediate future appeared to be in doubt. Davis spent the final seconds of UMass’ 66-64 win over Dayton in the locker room. With 3 seconds left, he was trying to chase Darrell Davis and slammed straight …

UMass holds off Dayton for 66-64 win

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — After playing one of its best games of the season for most of the game, the UMass men’s basketball team survived a sloppy, chaotic finish to pull out its best win of the season Thursday. Trey Davis hit enough free throws in the final minute before being knocked out of the …

UMass athletic director John McCutcheon leaves Feb. 20 for same job at University of California-Santa Barbara

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst athletic department is looking for a new leader to guide it through an important time. The University of California-Santa Barbara announced Thursday that it has hired UMass athletic director John F. McCutcheon to fill the same post. UMass will begin an immediate search for his replacement. …

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

2014 — Teams To Recognize

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HIGH SCHOOLS Amherst Regional Boys indoor track & field — Won PVIAC and State Division 3 titles. Boys outdoor track & field — Won WMass/CMass Division 1 title. Boys 4x100 track relay — Xavia Perkins, Joseph Tavares, JJ …

2014 — Names To Recognize

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HIGH SCHOOLS Amherst Regional Juliana Brissette — Won 800 at outdoor F&G Division 1 track championship. Kanya Brown ­— Won PVIAC indoor track 55-meter dash. Ciaran Dillion-Davidson — Won WMass swimming 200 and 500 freestyles. C.J. Holt — …

Matt Vautour 2014 in review: Derrick Gordon makes history without making waves

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I was wrong. At least I hope so. When Derrick Gordon announced he was gay on April 9, I thought at some point during the season there would be backlash. In the hours and days that followed Gordon’s …

UMass notebook: With heavy heart, Derek Kellogg guides Minutemen to win over Iona

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

AMHERST — When UMass coach Derek Kellogg went to his postgame radio interview following Tuesday’s 87-82 win over Iona, there were tears in his eyes. His mother-in-law, Patricia Flory, had a heart attack on Monday and died Tuesday. …

UMass holds on for 87-82 win over Iona

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

AMHERST — With 12 seconds left and UMass clinging to a three-point lead against the best 3-point shooting team in the country, the 4,011 fans at the Mullins Center held their collective breath. The game figured to be …

Monday’s colleges: Amherst extends home win streak to 103 with win over Drew

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Amherst College women’s basketball team had three double-digit scorers and returned from its break with a 67-50 victory over Drew University Monday at LeFrak Gymnasium. The Jeffs (8-0) remained perfect on the season and extended their consecutive home winning streak to 103 games. Senior Megan Robertson returned …

Matt Vautour: Checking in on the Atlantic 10 with conference play approaching

Monday, December 29, 2014

After sending six teams to the 2014 NCAA tournament, the Atlantic 10 was always going to have a tough time repeating that feat. As conference play gets set to begin this weekend, the league has eight teams in …

UMass welcomes high-scoring Iona in last game of 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Most teams can catch their breath the next time out after playing BYU. But after playing the Cougars, who rank third nationally in scoring, UMass hosts Iona, the eighth-ranked scoring team, Tuesday at 7 p.m. Minuteman coach Derek …

UMass coach Derek Kellogg believes in, rooting for Kentucky’s quest for perfection

Sunday, December 28, 2014

AMHERST — It’s been 39 years since a Division I men’s basketball team completed a season without losing a game. But after Kentucky finished off its 58-50 win over Louisville, Saturday afternoon to improve to 13-0, the Wildcats’ chase for that history is about to start receiving national …

Trying to get back on track, UMass hockey heads north, women’s basketball travels east

Friday, December 26, 2014

Having lost four straight games and seven of its last eight, any good news is welcomed for the UMass hockey team. So getting Ray Pigozzi, who missed the last three games with an undisclosed injury, back in the …