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UMass quarterback A.J. Doyle is in a battle for the starting role for the Minutemen this season.

Plenty of questions heading into UMass football training camp

Friday, August 1, 2014

On Monday, the UMass football team will start its first day of training camp of the second Mark Whipple coaching era. The combination of new players, new systems and schemes, in addition to the new coaches, means there are a lot of questions, especially on offense, that will be answered or will at least begin to be answered between Monday … 0

UMass ‘clam bake’ nets football recruits

Thursday, July 31, 2014

UMass football’s annual “clam bake” continues to be a recruiting boon for the Minutemen. According to the Maroon Musket, UMass added two more verbal commitments Thursday. Michael Yerardi, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound offensive tackle from Suffield Academy, and Jack Driscoll, a 6-4, 247-pound defensive end/offensive tackle from Connecticut, attended last weekend’s clam bake and both told the coaching staff that they planned to be … 0

UMass coach Whipple expresses confidence at MAC Football media day

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dismissing the value of preseason polls is a football tradition as old as the forward pass. So UMass coach Mark Whipple saying the 2014 Mid-American Conference preseason football poll that picked his Minutemen last doesn’t mean anything was simply the latest rite of passage in his return to being a head coach. But … 0

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

Remembering Sam Koch
Friday, July 25, 2014
Oleg Yevenko in a Bruins uniform
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Notebook: UMass men’s lacrosse misses CAA tournament

Friday, April 25, 2014

For the first time since joining the Colonial Athletic Association’s men’s lacrosse league, the University of Massachusetts won’t be participating in the league’s conference tournament. Delaware dominated the second half to pull away for a 15-7 win Friday in Newark, Del, eliminating the Minutemen from contention and ending … 0

Former UMass basketball center Luke Bonner plays major role in effort by Northwestern football players to join union

Thursday, April 24, 2014

It would have been easy for Luke Bonner to say no. He has a full-time job at the GYK Antler marketing firm in New Hampshire, runs a nonprofit foundation and is getting married this summer. He’s not lacking … 0

Tuesday’s college recaps: UMass baseball falls at home to UConn

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team couldn’t complete the comeback bid and fell 8-5 to UConn at home. The Minutemen (8-24) loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, but failed to plate any runs. Adam Picard hit a solo home run to lead off the eighth, … 0

Matt Vautour: UMass ready for bowl bid? 2015 schedule gives it a chance

Monday, April 21, 2014

At first glance the University of Massachusetts and Florida International scheduling each other in football doesn’t seem overly newsworthy in Amherst, Miami or anywhere in between. Two schools that were 1-11 and lost to Championship Subdivision teams in … 0

Monday’s colleges: Smith College softball upends Amherst College

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gina Martucci struck out four and allowed one run on two hits as the Smith College softball team beat Amherst College 4-1 in Northampton Monday. The Pioneers (16-11) led 3-0 after two innings and 4-0 after five. It … 0

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. … 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, … 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, … 0

UMass receivers Jalen Williams, Shakur Nesmith shine in spring game

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A pair of tall receivers, who’ll try to crack the University of Massachusetts’ starting lineup in the fall, stood out in the annual spring game, Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium. Anyone watching the team for the … 0

More than 1,000 support gay community at UMass rally, countering five from Westboro Baptist Church

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AMHERST — The Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-gay protest at the University of Massachusetts came and went quickly and without incident Wednesday, while a rally supporting the campus’ gay community drew over 1,000 people. The two events were sparked … 3