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UMass snaps 9-game losing streak with 4-3 OT win over AIC

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — The UMass coaches and players couldn’t decide if there was more relief or celebration in their locker room following Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over American International at the MassMutual Center. After over a month of frustration, any combination of both was plenty welcome for the Minutemen, who let a two-goal lead get away before escaping in overtime. “There’s a blend” of relief and happiness, UMass coach John Micheletto …

Matt Vautour: NCAA needs to stop self-imposed postseason bans

Monday, February 8, 2016

It’s hard to tell what will eventually cause the NCAA to change its policies. But Louisville recent self-imposition of penalties is a reminder that how college sports’ governing body implements punishment is long overdue for an overhaul. In hopes of getting the NCAA to eventually go easy, Louisville announced its postseason ban for this season to address the allegations that a former assistant …

UMass hockey to play in Northern Ireland

Monday, February 8, 2016

Dominic Trento didn’t know much about hockey in Great Britain when he turned on a Friendship Four Tournament game between Northeastern and UMass-Lowell. “We were watching the games that day. I was thinking how sweet it was,” UMass’ sophomore forward said. Northern “Ireland is a pretty sweet spot. It looked like a great crowd. It was cool to see.” Trento will be playing …

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