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Massachusetts fans Sierra and Drew Kenney cheer on the basketball team against Notre Dame in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/The Republican, J. Anthony Roberts)

Trey Davis says too much advice contributes to his struggles in UMass backcourt

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Trey Davis said he’s getting advice from too many places and it’s clouding his judgment. The UMass junior point guard opened the season with 28 points against Siena, but has struggled since then. He had just five points and one assist against Boston College and 14 points, four assists and four turnovers against Manhattan. On Saturday against …

UMass can’t complete comeback against Irish in first loss of season

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — With 4 minutes, 30 seconds left Saturday, a thin ray of light shined on a once hopeless game for the UMass men’s basketball team. Five straight points by freshman Donte Clark cut what had been a 17-point Notre Dame lead to seven and the crowd of mostly Minuteman fans at …

Briefs: UMass women’s basketball team takes down North Texas

Friday, November 21, 2014

Minutewomen take down North Texas The UMass women’s basketball team beat North Texas, 56-46, Friday in the Hospitality Hill Challenge in Denton, Texas. Kim Pierre-Louis had 18 points and seven rebounds, while Kymber Hill added 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Minutewomen (2-2). Emily Mital added nine points and three assists, while Amber Dillon chipped in with eight points. …

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

UMass holding out hope on Frohnapfel
Friday, November 14, 2014

Matt Vautour: Observations following UMass’ 120-71 exhibition win over AIC

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMHERST On one hand, UMass’ 120-71 exhibition win over American International came against a Division II team that finished 9-19 last year, so it’s hard to put much stock in the dominating performance. On the other hand, the …

Freshman goalie Henry Dill off to fast start for UMass hockey team

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMHERST — Henry Dill isn’t UMass’ No. 1 goalie. Not yet anyway. It’s too early in the season for coach John Micheletto to officially name anyone his No. 1 guy going forward. But three games into his collegiate career, Dill looks like the type of goalie who could …

Thursday’s colleges:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The UMass men’s soccer team couldn’t hold on to an early lead and fell 2-1 in overtime to UNC Asheville, Thursday in Asheville, North Carolina. Matt Mooney scored from Josh Schwartz to give the Minutemen (2-13-1) a 1-0 first-half lead. Paul Egle and Jackson Allen countered for the …

UMass coack Derek Kellogg hoping Jabarie Hinds can continue sixth man impact role.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AMHERST — Jabarie Hinds won’t start in UMass’ Thursday exhibition game against American International (7 p.m. Mullins Center) and probably won’t start in the Minutemen’s Nov. 14 opener against Siena. Minuteman coach Derek Kellogg liked the dynamic that …

Healthy and confident, Seth Berger competing to start for UMass

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AMHERST — Seth Berger’s wrist is pain free and his shin is feeling much better, but the improvement in his head might be the biggest asset for the UMass sophomore forward. A year ago, the 6-foot-7 Seattle native …

Candidates for UMass’ final starting spot

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Four starting positions have been set from the moment last season ended for the UMass men’s basketball team. Coach Derek Kellogg has never wavered from Trey Davis at point guard, Derrick Gordon at shooting guard, and Cady Lalanne and Maxie Esho inside. The fifth spot has been the …

Matt Vautour: With two weeks off, what will UMass look like when it returns?

Monday, October 27, 2014

After Saturday’s loss assured UMass of its third straight losing season in the Bowl Subdivision, the Minutemen get over two weeks before they play Ball State on Nov. 12th, a rare nationally televised Wednesday game. It’ll be interesting …

Men’s basketball: UMass freshman guard C.J. Anderson making a push for playing time

Monday, October 27, 2014

AMHERST — C.J. Anderson was about a stride behind Trey Davis when he hit midcourt in a 5-on-5 drill at UMass men’s basketball practice. Anderson was on defense when a teammate deflected a pass sending the ball bouncing quickly toward the opposite end of the floor. By the …

Weekend colleges: Boston College ices UMass win streak at two games

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The UMass hockey team held No. 6 Boston College scoreless for a period and a half, but the defense cracked as BC went on for a 4-1 victory Saturday night in Boston. The Minutemen (2-3-0, 1-2-0 Hockey East) saw their two-game win streak come to an end. The …

Notebook: UMass intent on finishing the season strong

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio — The UMass football team approached Saturday’s game with Toledo almost like a playoff game. If the Minutemen knocked off the Rockets, who were in first place in the Mid-American Conference’s West division, they’d be in …