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Tuesday’s colleges: Vermont ices UMass 3-1

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The UMass men’s hockey team dropped its second straight game to Vermont, 3-1, on the road Tuesday night. The Minutemen (3-8-0, 1-7-0 Hockey East) pulled Henry Dill for an extra attacker late in the third period and it worked as Dennis Kravchenko scored with 31 seconds left for UMass’ lone goal. Dill made 25 saves in net. Amherst College 6, St. Michaels 4 — Conor Brown scored twice, including the …

Northeastern poses big challenge for UMass men’s basketball team

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

AMHERST — Northeastern beat Florida State on the road when Seminole leading scorer Aaron Thomas played the whole game. UMass beat FSU at a neutral site with Thomas missing most of the game. The Minutemen needed overtime to beat Manhattan at home. The Huskies took a 20-point lead at halftime and never looked back to roll over the Jaspers at a neutral site. …

UMass center Matt Sparks: Offensive line needs to boost QB Austin Whipple

Monday, November 24, 2014

AMHERST — Matt Sparks said Austin Whipple will be better than he looked against Akron when UMass plays Buffalo in the season finale at 1 p.m. Friday at McGuirk Stadium. UMass’ junior center has seen the redshirt freshman quarterback in practice enough to feel good that game No. 2 has a chance to …

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

Week Guide III - Nov. 24-Dec. 1
Monday, November 24, 2014

UMass ready for hockey rivalry with AIC

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AMHERST — If the annual hockey game between UMass and American International College is going to become the rivalry that Minuteman coach John Micheletto is hoping for, AIC did a good job stoking the fire last season. In a January game at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen outplayed …

UMass freshman forward Zach Coleman set to suit up for Saturday’s scrimmage against American

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Derek Kellogg didn’t have the results yet from redshirt freshman Zach Coleman’s MRI Thursday, but he wasn’t worried about it. Coleman, who banged his knee during last week’s exhibition with American International College, practiced …

UMass notebook: Halfway through break, Minutemen eager to get back on football field

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

AMHERST — After Wednesday’s practice, UMass football players acknowledged that the 11 days off since their Oct. 25th loss to Toledo have been good for them physically and mentally. But with another seven days until their Nov. 12th game against Ball State at McGuirk Stadium, the Minutemen were …

Slimmer Tyler Bergantino hoping to make a bigger impact for UMass

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

AMHERST — Few players in college basketball are as secure in their specific role as Tyler Bergantino. Barring an injury, the 6-foot-9 Floridian is unlikely to unseat Cady Lalanne as the starting center and as it is looking …

UMass notebook: Narrowing a rotation won’t be easy for Derek Kellogg

Monday, November 3, 2014

AMHERST — UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg is open to potentially using an 11-man rotation, but it’s more players than he’d like to use. He plans to have the Minutemen playing at a high tempo more than …

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey falls in overtime at Maine

Friday, October 31, 2014

The UMass hockey team dug itself out of two big deficits Friday night, but its penchant for falling behind eventually caught up with it as the Minutemen fell to Maine, 6-5, in overtime at Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine. Brian Morgan scored the decisive goal 53 seconds into …

After break, UMass football team ready to get back work

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST — The UMass football players enjoyed their time off, but after five days of no practice, the Minutemen were glad to be back preparing for the final three games of the season. “It was good to get away for a couple of days and let your legs …

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 …

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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 …