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UMass falls to Delaware, backs into CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — That good news for the UMass men’s lacrosse team is that the Minutemen will get another chance to fix their problems that have plagued them all season. Fairfield’s win over Hofstra Friday night meant that even though UMass fell to Delaware, 10-9, in the regular season finale Friday, the Minutemen will still play in the conference tournament. The bad news is that some of the problems — falling …

Friday’s colleges: UMass trumps Richmond to win Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse regular season championship

Friday, April 24, 2015

There’s one game left in the regular season, but the UMass women’s lacrosse team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament. The Minutewomen sent a message to the field as they crushed likely No. 2 seed Richmond, 12-3, Friday at McGuirk Stadium. The win was UMass’ 35th straight regular season conference win. UMass coach Angela …

UMass notebook: Important weekend ahead for lacrosse, softball teams

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team will put the nation’s longest active conference winning streak on the line this weekend, while the men’s lacrosse and softball teams will try to solidify their places in their respective conference tournaments as spring sports continue to wind down at UMass. Coach Angela McMahon’s team’s 34-game Atlantic 10 conference streak is tied for third longest in NCAA history. …

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

Georgia Tech athletic director thinks his former associate will be a great fit at UMass

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mike Bobinski was still getting his feet underneath him at Georgia Tech, but he knew right away he liked Ryan Bamford. The former Xavier athletic director inherited Bamford when he took the same role at the Atlantic Coast …

Weekend college recaps: Amherst College men’s hockey headed to Frozen Four

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Amherst College men’s hockey team came from behind to force overtime, and a late goal by Mike Rowbatham sealed a 4-3 win to beat Norwich in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals on Saturday at Orr Rink. Rowbatham’s unassisted goal came at the 8 minute, 12 second mark …

UMass set to name Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford its new AD

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford will become the seventh permanent athletic director at UMass. According to several sources, athletic department staff were notified Sunday. An announcement is expected Monday with a press conference likely on Tuesday. Bamford was chosen from a finalist pool that included former …

UMass athletic director search appears to be winding down

Friday, March 20, 2015

The UMass athletic director search could be drawing to a close shortly. According to multiple UMass sources, former Stony Brook athletic director Jim Fiore and Buffalo associate athletic director Allen Greene both met with various campus representatives Thursday, while Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford came to …

Friday’s college recap: UMass baseball opens Atlantic 10 play with season’s first win

Friday, March 20, 2015

The UMass baseball team opened Atlantic 10 play with its first win of the season, taking down Dayton, 5-0, on the road Friday afternoon. Conor LeBlanc struck out seven while allowing two hits and two walks over eight innings for the Minutemen (1-5, 1-0). Ben Panuzio pitched the …

Thursday’s colleges: Amherst baseball rolls past St. Norbert

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Amherst College baseball team’s offense exploded in a 20-7 win over St. Norbert in Winter Haven, Florida, on Thursday. Andrew Vandini went 3 for 6 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while four other players had two hits for Lord Jeffs (4-3). Sam Schneider started and …

Matt Vautour: If you want to be right, pick Kentucky. If you want to win your pool, gamble on somebody else

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There are two real ways to win your NCAA tournament pool this year: 1. Pick Kentucky to win and pick very well in the rest of the games. 2. Correctly guess a team other than Kentucky to win …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst College women’s lacrosse routs Haverford, 13-3

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Meghan Mills scored four goals and Claire Cagnassola added three as the Amherst College women’s lacrosse team routed Haverford, 13-3, at home Wednesday. Mia Haughton added two goals and two assists, while Christy Forrest made six saves in net. Amherst (5-1) scored nine goals in the second half …

TD Garden college basketball tripleheader off in 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The annual Bay State basketball tripleheader and subsequent UMass-Boston College game are off for 2015. Jason Beckett, vice president of operations for Boston’s TD Garden, which hosted the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic the past two seasons, confirmed the event will not be held in 2015. “It’s off …

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst baseball sweeps Framingham State in doubleheader

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Amherst College baseball team swept Framingham State in a doubleheader, 6-4 and 5-4 (7 innings), in Lakeland, Florida, on Tuesday. Harry Roberson went 5 for 6, while Andrew Vandini finished 3 for 7 with a double and solo home run for the Lord Jeffs (3-3). John Cook …