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UMass football: How do the Minutemen rate in the highly-anticipated EA Sports College Football 25?
07-16-2024 3:55 PM


Want to step into Don Brown’s shoes and try to rebuild the UMass football program? A new college football video game gives you that chance.EA Sports College Football 25 released to the public Monday afternoon, the highly anticipated revival of the...

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UMass football opens fall camp in sweltering July
07-28-2023 7:16 PM


Friday dawned bright and hot without a cloud in the sky, and UMass football coach Don Brown was ecstatic to see the weather forecast. With the first game of the season at New Mexico State, Brown wants his team used to playing in high temps. “It was a...

UMass basketball: Sam Breen signs with Finnish professional team Vimpelin Veto
06-28-2023 8:06 PM


Somehow, Sam Breen will play basketball next season somewhere other than UMass.The two-time reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Year signed a professional deal with Finland’s Vimpelin Veto Koripallo, the team announced on Instagram on Monday. Breen, a...

UMass football running back Ellis Merriweather signs with New Orleans Saints
05-16-2023 11:48 AM


Former UMass running back Ellis Merriweather carved a place in the NFL.He signed an undrafted free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints on Monday after attending the team’s rookie mini camp. It was his second camp invitation along with the Green Bay...

Green Bay Packers mini camp invite exactly what UMass running back Ellis Merriweather asked for
05-02-2023 3:17 PM


Once Ellis Merriweather steps on the Green Bay Packers practice field, it won’t matter that he wasn’t drafted.It won’t matter that he went to junior college or UMass. Or that the team hadn’t contacted him much during the draft process.He’ll have a...

UMass notebook: RB Ellis Merriweather receives invite to Green Bay Packers rookie mini-camp
05-01-2023 9:23 PM


Ellis Merriweather never took the easy path to the NFL.The former UMass running back began his college career at Garden City Community College after a standout career at Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Ga. Garden City reached the NJCAA National...

‘We've got to be the best group on the field’: UMass defense wants to be even better than bright spot
04-27-2023 2:21 PM


AMHERST — The brightest spot of the past UMass football season wants to crank up the lumens even more.One of the best pass defenses and stingiest third down defenses is only getting better.“We’re a lot better than we were last year at this point, I...

UMass football: Offense has ‘shown real progress’ in offensive coordinator Steve Casula’s second spring 
04-25-2023 2:59 PM


AMHERST – Steve Casula examined every aspect of the UMass football team’s offense in the offseason.The Minutemen finished last in the country scoring just 12.5 points per game and were third from the bottom gaining just 265.8 yards per contest. They...

For Jerry Roberts Jr., UMass football is a family affair
04-20-2023 4:47 PM


AMHERST – Jerry Roberts Jr.’s family and football family converged at UMass, so he met both there.His younger brother Jyree Roberts signed with the Minutemen during the early signing period, pledging to play for the coach that gave the elder Roberts a...

UMass football: Gino Campiotti embracing another switch from QB to tight end
04-18-2023 3:37 PM


AMHERST – Gino Campiotti raced toward the front pylon. This year he met the football there from inside the end zone and hauled in a catch for a (spring practice) touchdown as a tight end rather than diving to score from outside like last season when...

UMass football: Recruiting doesn’t stop for spring practice
04-13-2023 1:23 PM


AMHERST – Emphasizing the “UMass” part of UMass football has been key to the Minutemen’s recruiting efforts under Don Brown over the past year.When he went out on the road after taking the job a year and a half ago, Brown would ask where UMass rated...

UMass football: Minutemen cultivating a ‘good environment’ in spring practice
04-11-2023 2:01 PM


AMHERST – Tuesday’s spring practice gave UMass football coach Don Brown an extra spring in his step.“I like the way our guys are working. I like the way they're interacting with one another,” Brown said. “People call it culture and attitude, whatever...

UMass football: Spring practice pendulum a good sign for Minutemen
04-04-2023 2:22 PM


AMHERST – Don Brown doesn’t mind his defense winning some spring practice days and losing others compared to the offense. The pendulum indicates the strength of a program.“For good teams, the pendulum swings back. It just does,” Brown said. “If you're...

UMass football notebook: Offensive line continuity a strong foundation for Minutemen
03-30-2023 3:35 PM


AMHERST – Alex Miller spends most of his time in the corner of the UMass football practice facility.While the quarterbacks, receivers and backs throw routes and practice handoffs on the playing surface, the offensive line drills to the fundamentals....

UMass football notebook: Minutemen open spring practice ‘not starting from scratch’
03-28-2023 1:32 PM


AMHERST — Familiarity brought focus in the UMass football team’s first spring practice of 2023.The Minutemen opened the session in the indoor practice bubble Wednesday. They’ll practice 13 more times ahead of the April 29 spring game.“You know what’s...

“The hard way”: Max Lockett’s winding path from Northampton basketball to a Division 1 football scholarship 
02-10-2023 5:18 PM


Maximus Lockett looked like a basketball player. He stood 6-foot-7, 185 pounds as a freshman and played varsity basketball at Northampton. Basketball occupied most of his life, as Lockett traveled the country on the AAU circuit and logged highlight...

National signing day: UMass football adds experience, talent with 13 transfers
02-01-2023 2:39 PM


Youth didn’t serve the UMass football team last season, so head coach Don Brown sprinkled in some experience.The Minutemen announced 13 transfers joined the program Wednesday as part of national signing day. Three are graduate transfers with one year...

Before his role as a key member of the UMass football team, Josh Wallace stood out for DeMatha Catholic basketball 
09-30-2022 6:34 PM


AMHERST — Justin Moore laughed to himself standing in the paint.He and the rest of his DeMatha Catholic teammates hadn’t had to play much defense yet during the 2018 WCAC basketball semifinal because Josh Wallace hounded the opposing point guard 94...

Defensive backs dominating early at UMass spring practice
04-19-2022 4:33 PM


AMHERST – The UMass defensive backs group would spend a lot of time in the principal’s office, because they have bullied the Minutemen’s offense this spring.Few catches occur uncontested, and those that do require a perfect route from the receiver....

UMass football spring notebook: Alex Miller honing finer points with large returning O-line group
04-07-2022 1:38 PM


AMHERST – Even when he was UMass’ acting head coach at the end of last season, Alex Miller never stopped coaching offensive linemen.The former UMass center took the helm of the program after Walt Bell’s firing in early November. He was head coach Don...

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