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UMass redshirt senior forward Troy Power, left, has four assists this season.

After week off, UMass hockey preparing to BC, Vermont

Thursday, November 20, 2014

AMHERST — After a rare November week off, the UMass hockey team will play three games in five days before Thanksgiving. The Minutemen will host Boston College and Vermont on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the Mullins Center and will travel to Vermont, Tuesday. All three games are at 7 p.m. With a team that counts on a lot of …

Chicago PG LuWane Pipkins signs with UMass

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LuWane Pipkins is finally officially a future UMass men’s basketball player. The 5-foot-10 point guard from Chicago signed his National Letter of Intent Monday and UMass officially verified it, Wednesday. “He’s a great addition to our team and family. He’s a guard who can push tempo and really guards the ball defensively. He can score from the point guard spot and can really …

Backup QB Austin Whipple, UMass struggle in cold conditions, fall 30-6 to Akron

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AKRON, Ohio — It was a tough assignment from the time UMass quarterback Austin Whipple stepped off the bus outside InfoCision Stadium. The redshirt freshman was making his first collegiate start on a foreign field. A steady wind was blowing at approximately 18 mph, dropping the 15-degree temperature to minus 1 with the wind chill. Plus, it was senior night for Akron. Not …

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 …

UMass puts scare in Toledo but falls short, 42-35

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio — With 38 seconds left and the score tied, UMass coach Mark Whipple called timeout to relay a message to his team. Toledo had driven to the 19-yard line and Jeremiah Detmer, one of league’s top …

CHART With new contract, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg highest paid state employee

Friday, October 24, 2014

AMHERST — In a new contract released by the University of Massachusetts Friday, Minuteman men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg will become the highest-paid state employee in Massachusetts. Kellogg is guaranteed make $994,500 a year through the 2018-19 season, …

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey knocks off Northeastern, 3-2

Friday, October 24, 2014

Emerson Auvenshine scored in the third period to give the UMass hockey team a 3-2 win at Northeastern on Friday night. The tally at 8:51 in the final stanza handed the Minutemen (2-2-0, 1-1-0 Hockey East) their first win in conference play. Zack LaRue and Steven Guzzo picked …

UMass faces Toledo in biggest’s football game of season

Friday, October 24, 2014

AMHERST — Like most football coaches, UMass’ Mark Whipple has usually avoided talking about anything beyond the next game in front of his team once the season starts. But even Whipple allowed himself to think about the long-term …

UMass puts win streak on the line against MAC leader Toledo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

AMHERST — After gathering momentum by beating a winless Kent State team and an Eastern Michigan team that’s been annually near the bottom of the Mid-American Conference standings, UMass will try to keep its recent success going when it moves up a weight class. After proving it can …

UMass hockey confident heading to Boston for weekend matchups with NU, BC

Thursday, October 23, 2014

AMHERST — Patrick Lee is only three games into his career, but the UMass freshman hockey player, whose first goal with 9 seconds left pushed the Minutemen past Michigan State Saturday, is already deflecting and sharing credit like a seasoned veteran. “Playing with Ray (Pigozzi) and (Steven) Iacobellis …