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Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women beat St. Bonaventure to advance in Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The UMass women’s basketball team’s season remained alive as the 13th-seeded Minutewomen beat No. 12 St. Bonaventure, 55-49, in the Atlantic 10 tournament Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia. Kim Pierre-Louis had 22 points and Cierra Dillard added 10. UMass (12-17) will play No. 5 Richmond at 2 p.m. Thursday. Women’s lacrosse Amherst College 12, Babson 5 — Rachel Passarelli had four goals and Meghan Millis added three as the Lord Jeffs …

Notebook: UMass to play a first-round Atlantic 10 tournament game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMHERST — UMass will play in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Minutemen entered Wednesday’s game with a slim chance to finish in the top four and earn the bye to the quarterfinals that comes with it. But their 56-53 loss to Richmond meant UMass can finish no better than sixth in the conference. The winner of Saturday’s game with …

UMass offense falters in 56-53 loss to Richmond

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Whether it was the referees ruling that Jabarie Hinds’ 3-pointer came after the shot clock had expired or his team’s sluggish play to open the second half, UMass coach Derek Kellogg was mad. He was tiptoeing toward the line for getting a technical foul, but didn’t cross it, even after tearing his jacket off with 14 minutes, 16 seconds left in …

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

UMass 2015 Football Schedule
Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated Atlantic 10 Picture
Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated look at the A-10 Picture
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Freshman Clark guides Minutemen to fourth win in a row

Sunday, February 8, 2015

AMHERST — Donte Clark broke out of a long scoring slump, but it was his late rebound that clinched UMass’ fourth straight win. With 25 seconds left and the Minutemen clinging to a five-point lead, La Salle guard Jordan Price, who’d hit almost everything he put up in …

Friday’s colleges: Northeastern rallies twice to beat UMass hockey 5-3

Friday, February 6, 2015

The UMass men’s hockey team held the lead twice against Northeastern Friday night, but each time the Huskies rallied en route to a 5-3 victory at the Mullins Center. Dennis Kravchenko’s goal 18 seconds into the second gave the Minutemen a 2-0 lead. Northeastern answered with two of …

UMass football notebook: TE Jean Sifrin invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Friday, February 6, 2015

Former UMass tight end Jean Sifrin’s professional prospects got a boost when he was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. He’ll be one of 18 tight ends competing, according to the invitation list that came out Friday. NFL.com’s draft analysis summed up Sifrin’s potential as follows: “Raw but …

UMass men’s lacrosse opens 2015 with No. 20 Army at McGuirk Stadium

Friday, February 6, 2015

AMHERST — There will be no easing into the season for the UMass men’s lacrosse team. Weatherwise spring couldn’t seem further away, but the Minutemen will open their season Saturday at 1 p.m. when they host No. 20 Army. The game will begin a stretch where UMass plays …

Vice Chancellor John Kennedy: Next AD must be ‘face of UMass athletics’

Friday, February 6, 2015

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Vice Chancellor John Kennedy, who is the chairman of the search committee to hire the school’s next athletic director, didn’t rule out finding a replacement for John McCutcheon in the four to six week time frame that Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy cited last week, …

UMass opens second half of Atlantic 10 slate with La Salle

Friday, February 6, 2015

AMHERST — The trick, according to UMass coach Derek Kellogg, is not to outthink yourself. UMass beat La Salle, 71-65, on Jan. 7. in Philadelphia. Kellogg knows what was effective for the Minutemen in that game and what wasn’t. He also knows that La Salle knows it too. …

UMass Amherst names Robert Goodhue interim athletic director, appoints search committee for permanent post

Thursday, February 5, 2015

AMHERST — UMass announced Thursday an interim athletic director and the appointment of a search committee to find a permanent replacement for John McCutcheon, who will leave in two weeks for the same job at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Robert M. Goodhue, the chief operating officer and …

Notebook: Football recruits might double up with UMass basketball team

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Wednesday was football signing day, but the UMass men’s basketball team may have picked up a piece or pieces of its future as well. Among the football team’s signees were James Sosinski, a 6-foot-7 quarterback from Arizona, and Artayvious Lynn, a 6-foot-6 tight end from …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass drops fifth straight with loss at URI

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cierra Dillard had 16 points and Emily Mital added 15 but the UMass women’s basketball team fell 70-58 at Rhode Island Wednesday. Kim Pierre-Louis had nine points and 15 rebounds for the Minutewomen (8-13, 2-7 Atlantic 10). Springfield 56, Smith College 52 — Alyssa Barrett had 12 points …

Jabarie Hinds lifts UMass to 78-72 win over Fordham

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NEW YORK — In front of a cadre of friends and family not far from his Mount Vernon home, Jabarie Hinds had his best game for UMass. In almost every game this season, the junior guard has had …