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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, but the bats behind him remained silent. He finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs after driving in the first inning’s two … 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 2013, are playing each other in 2015 and 2018. Simply, it looks like teams that … 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 was their first win over the Lord Jeffs since 2008. Joanna Giordano (run) and Ruth … 0

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

UMass leaving MAC football after 2015
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

UMass falls in NCAA tourney to Tennessee, 86-67

Friday, March 21, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — After a long wait to get back to the NCAA tournament, the University of Massachusetts was competitive for just a short time. The No. 6-seeded Minutemen couldn’t counter No. 11 Tennessee’s size and smothering defense. … 0

UMass, Cady Lalanne look to size up Tennessee in NCAA tournament

Thursday, March 20, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — From the moment Tennessee held on to beat Iowa in the NCAA tournament play-in game, Cady Lalanne’s importance for the University of Massachusetts’ grew significantly. Lalanne was a huge part of UMass’ early season success. … 0

UMass notebook: President Obama picks Minutemen for one round

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — The president likes the University of Massachusetts ... for one round. Filling out his annual bracket on ESPN, President Barack Obama picked the Minutemen to beat the winner of Iowa and Tennessee, but lose in … 0

Mike Moran: NCAA tournament guide to victory

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Let’s get the disclaimer out of the way first — I have not won an NCAA tournament pool since 1995. Tyus Edney saved me that year. His length-of-the-floor dash in under five seconds beat Missouri in the second … 0

Tennessee rallies, cruises past Iowa in OT; will face UMass in NCAA first round

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa … 0

Wednesday’s colleges: Hartford pitches shutout against UMass

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The University of Massachusetts baseball team was shut out at Hartford, 3-0, on Tuesday. The Minutemen (1-12) outhit the Hawks 6-5, but a three-run fifth inning for Hartford (6-7) was enough for the win. Andrew Grant struck out three, walked three and allowed three runs on four hits … 0

Different choices don’t break lasting bond between UMass basketball star Derrick Gordon and his troubled twin

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST — On Friday around 2 p.m., Darryl Gordon will start feeling butterflies. When that nervous excitement comes, he’ll know it’s close to game time for Derrick Gordon. It’s true what they say about twins feeling whatever the … 0

The anatomy of a 16-year drought

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST — When the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team walked off the floor at the Georgia Dome, people were disappointed. The coaches, players and fans all thought the Minutemen had a chance to beat Saint Louis that … 0

Chaz Williams not just another UM player

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST In Chaz Williams’ mind, the line between success and failure for the University of Massachusetts this season and his entire legacy came down to one accomplishment. “As a player, I’m definitely trying to make it to the … 0

UMass notebook: Minutemen dream of big shots, big NCAA performances

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMHERST — NCAA tournament history is loaded with unknowns who became legends because of big shots or big performances in March. Players from the University of Massachusetts, which plays either Iowa or Tennessee at 2:45 p.m. Friday, have thought about being one of those guys. “It could be … 0