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Joseph Kennedy III and Jim McGovern host ‘Your Vote, Your Voice’ talk Monday -

October 25, 2016

Douglas Bolender hosts talk about Vikings settlements in North America -

October 25, 2016

Defensive play will be critical for UMass hockey against No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

UMass hockey faces tough task in traveling to No. 6 Quinnipiac -

October 25, 2016

Notebook: UMass men’s swimming and diving picks up first win of season, tennis ends fall schedule -

October 25, 2016

Why is nobody talking about the jails? -

October 25, 2016

A theory on why drunk people smash things -

October 25, 2016

Vote “No” on local Question 5 -

October 25, 2016

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is a passable fantasy affair -

October 25, 2016

‘The Get Down’ showcases the birth of hip-hop -

October 25, 2016

The day my friend lit my soul on fire -

October 24, 2016

Police raid 81-year-old’s property to confiscate a single pot plant -

October 24, 2016

Overtime goal lifts Massachusetts’ soccer over VCU -

October 24, 2016

Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers lead ‘Search Party’ at UMass -

October 24, 2016

Nobel Prize recipient Amartya Sen gives talk about closing the economic gap -

October 24, 2016

Greek 101 event hosted by Greek Health Advisors -

October 24, 2016

The UMass men’s soccer team is lifted by the strong play by Josh Jess at both ends of the field in 1-0 victory of VCU -

October 24, 2016

UMass women’s soccer crushes VCU 3-0 Sunday afternoon -

October 24, 2016

The NFL is too lenient on abusers -

October 24, 2016

UMass field hockey comes away with weekend split in Philadelphia -

October 24, 2016

Bettencourt drives in four as UMass sweeps Dayton

Behind a five-hit, four RBI performance from Katie Bettencourt, the Minutewomen swept its doubleheader on Sunday with the Flyers. Game 2 required a late-inning comeback by UMass, where patience at the plate led to the game-winning run.

UMass hits the road with contests against SLU

After a no-hitter by Sarah Plourde, the Minutewomen hit the road with games against the Billikens this weekend. UMass has not been swept in A-10 play since 2005, and have lost just two conference games in three seasons.

Minutewomen head to Storrs with non-conference game with UConn.

Behind performances from Sarah Plourde and Sarah Reeves, No. 21 UMass takes on UConn in the first of two games of the season. The Minutewomen have won their past 11 games, but UMass coach Elaine Sortino doesn’t want her team taking any opponents lightly.

Former UMass star Tony Gaffney signs with Celtics

A lifelong Celtics fan until he had a shot to make the Lakers last summer, Tony Gaffney now has a chance to switch his allegiances back as the Celtics have signed the former Minutemen. The signing is reported to also include a non-guaranteed contract for next seas

Timely hitting and strikeouts spurring Minutewomen

Though the Massachusetts softball team didn’t look its best on offense this past weekend against Charlotte, it did string together hits to earn victories. On the pitching side, sophomore Sara Plourde is leading the way for UMass in the circle. Plourde has recorded a 0.96 earned run average, while racking up a nation’s best 367 strikeouts.

Pitching key to UMass first series win of season

With two strong pitching performances from Nick Serino and Jared Freni, the Minutemen won the first and third game of the weekend, but a lackluster performance in Game 2 from Mike Gedman resulted in the only loss of the weekend for UMass.

Plourde, Bettencourt lead UMass to ninth straight win

Behind Katie Bettencourt’s two-run home run and two runs scored and Sara Plourde’s fourth complete game no-hitter on the season, the Minutewomen topped Charlotte 3-0 on Friday. The two schools will square off again Saturday at noon in Game 2 of the weekend set.

Dawley hired as head coach for Minutewomen

Less than a month ago, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team announced it would not renew the contract of former coach Marnie Dacko. The athletic department hopes former Vermont coach Sharon Dawley can reverse the Minutewomen’s losing ways with a seven-year contract.

Minutewomen finally able to practice outside

Though the Massachusetts softball team has done well this season and won both its Atlantic 10 games, UMass coach Elaine Sortino feels there is room for improvement. Part of the reason why Sortino feels the Minutewomen haven’t done as well as they can is because they’ve only recently begun to practice outdoors. Practicing inside has limited work on base running and outfield play, which was improved in UMass’ recent wins after practicing outside.

Plourde, Sanders hold George Washington hitless in doubleheader

Pitchers Sara Plourde and Bailey Sanders combined Sunday to throw a perfect game against the Colonials, and Plourde followed with a no-hitter in Game 2 of the day. The Minutewomen won both matches by the run-rule, taking Game 1 17-0 and Game 2 by a score of 11-0.

Beat writers hand out 2009-10 awards for Mass Attack

The 2009-10 season was similar to ones in years past for the Massachusetts hockey team. UMass started the season as one of the nation’s best beforea second-half skid. Here are hockey beat writers, Jeffrey R. Larnard and Jay Asser’s awards for the year.

Wellman foregoes final two years, signs with NHL’s Wild

Within a week of UMass’ season ending, Casey Wellman was back on the ice with a new jersey. The sophomore signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota Wild, recording an assist in his first two games as a professional.

UMass’ season ends in first round of Hockey East tournament

Despite winning the last two games of the regular season to make the Hockey East tournament, the Minutemen fell in the first two games of its best-of-three series with Boston College in the opening round. The two losses gave UMass a 0-5 record on the season against the Eagles.

Minutemen face Richmond in second round

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will play third-seeded Richmond in Atlantic City after upsetting sixth-seeded Charlotte on Tuesday night. The Minutemen will attempt to upset another team in the Spiders who already appear to have a spot in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Rally carries Minutemen over Great Danes

After falling behind 4-1 early to Albany, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team used a 10-2 run to end the game, and came away with an 11-6 win Tuesday afternoon at Garber Field.

Minutemen look to end A-10 Tournament woes

Not since 2002 has UMass won a game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, but it hopes to end that streak when they play at Charlotte Tuesday night in the opening round of the tournament. The 49ers beat the Minutemen, 72-58, earlier this season in Amherst.

Marnie Dacko out as women’s basketball coach

After eight seasons at the helm of the Minutewomen, coach Marnie Dacko will not return to the team next season. UMass Athletic Director John McCutcheon announced Monday afternoon that her contract would not be extended after its expiration on April 10.

Last-second shot launches UMass into A-10 Tournament

With their fate in their own hands, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team came through with a big win over Rhode Island on senior night to earn a spot in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Tied at 67, senior Ricky Harris drove into the paint before hitting a shot with three seconds remaining to give the Minutemen the victory.

Minutemen focusing on this weekend, not HE tournament

Just one month ago, UMass sat at the top of the Hockey East standings. Now, they are in ninth place, vying for a way into the conference tournament. While the Minutemen cannot claim a fourth-seed, but can get the sixth seed with a sweep of the Black Bears this weekend, while getting help from other teams.

Minutemen drop out of playoff picture with loss to No. 7 Eagles

While UMass put together a better performance than it had over the past couple of weeks, it still wasn’t enough as it fell to Boston College, 2-1, in overtime. The loss, coupled with two wins by Vermont, currently has the Minutemen in ninth place and out of the Hockey East playoff picture.