February 1, 2015

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UMass hangs on to top Saint Louis for the first time since 1995 -

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UMass hockey falls to No. 2 Boston University in high-scoring affair -

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UMass Dining places Super Bowl food bet with University of Washington -

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John McCutcheon reflects on his time at UMass, admits it’s time for change -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

UMass downs Dayton in bounce-back win -

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UMass athletic director John McCutcheon to take job at UCSB -

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UMass encourages responsible celebrating, modifies guest policy ahead of Super Bowl -

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UMass basketball returns home to Mullins Center with matchup against Dayton -

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Friday night a chance at redemption for UMass hockey -

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Minutewomen set to redeem themselves against the Bonnies -

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UMass basketball seeks more consistency out of its veterans -

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Front to Back: Week of Jan. 26, 2015

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News editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.

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UMass hangs on to top Saint Louis for the first time since 1995

Photo by Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen held off a late Billikens rally and won their second game in a row behind strong play from center Cady Lalanne.

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UMass hockey falls to No. 2 Boston University in high-scoring affair

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The Minutemen allowed six third period goals for the second consecutive time against the Terriers, in a 7-5 defeat Friday night.

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Super Bowl XLIX Preview: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks

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A basic guide to this year’s Super Bowl matchup.

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John McCutcheon reflects on his time at UMass, admits it’s time for change

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McCutcheon spent 11 years as the athletic director at the University of Massachusetts, but will take a job at the University of California Santa-Barbara in the same role.

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UMass downs Dayton in bounce-back win

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Depiste a fervent Dayton comeback, UMass escaped with its biggest win of the season Thursday night at the Mullins Center.

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UMass athletic director John McCutcheon to take job at UCSB

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McCutcheon, who was hired in 2004, will leave to return to California and take a job with the University of California-Santa Barbara.

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UMass basketball returns home to Mullins Center with matchup against Dayton

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With a smaller lineup, the Minutemen will look to take advantage of their size against the Flyers.

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Friday night a chance at redemption for UMass hockey

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UMass will have the chance to redeem an embarrassing season opener 8-1 loss to Boston University.

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Minutewomen set to redeem themselves against the Bonnies

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UMass attempts to get back to winning ways at home in their second crack against St. Bonaventure.

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UMass basketball seeks more consistency out of its veterans

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With 12 games left until the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, UMass coach Derek Kellogg is looking for someone – or a group of players – to step up on a nightly basis.

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UMass hockey hopes to ride momentum into Friday’s matchup against Boston University

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The Minutemen say that they are a different team since their 8-1 loss to the Terriers in October’s season opener.

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Why UMass basketball isn’t a good brand of basketball

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Although watching the Minutemen play might be entertaining to watch, at its core UMass basketball isn’t a good fundamental brand of basketball.

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BLOG: Joseph Widmar commits to UMass hockey

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Widmar, a center, currently has 30 points in 36 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League.

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BLOG: New York Jets name Marcel Shipp new running backs coach

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Former UMass running back and running backs coach Marcel Shipp will join Todd Bowles and the New York Jets.

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A bond over basketball: Trey Davis and Zach Coleman’s friendship continues to grow at UMass

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Trey Davis and Zach Coleman first met in elementary school, reunited in high school and are now making strides as Minutemen. And if everything went according to original plan, neither would be at UMass in the first place.

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Inside the Park with Marky Mark: January 27, 2015

Massachusetts Daily Collegian senior sports multimedia producer Marc Jean-Louis and UMass Sports Weekly analyst Zander Manning make Super Bowl predictions and discuss the Deflategate scandal. Is the NHL scheduling too many outdoor games? Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli joins us to preview the Dayton-UMass men’s basketball game at the Mullins Center on Thursday. And should the MLB institute a loan system to help out smaller-marker franchises?

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Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrap up third-place finishes at Dartmouth Invitational

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Men’s coach Russ Yarworth and women’s coach Bob Newcomb saw both improvement and room to grow from their respective teams this past weekend.

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Hao Luong shines for UMass men’s swimming and diving on Senior Day, prepares for end of college career

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The Vietnam native reflected on his four years with the Minutemen as he and the men’s swimming team prepare for February’s Atlantic 10 championships.

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Rachel Hilliard, Heather MacLean highlight solid performance from UMass women’s track and field

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Hilliard delivered the second best mile performance in school history, while MacLean earned the top conference rank in the 800-meter.

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Hockey East: Eichel’s overtime goal pushes Boston University past Vermont

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Maine thumps New Hampshire in 4-0 victory and Ryan Fitzgerald leads Boston College past Connecticut.

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UMass tops Merrimack 4-1 to cap off successful weekend series

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Steve Mastalerz and Dennis Kravchenko powered UMass to a 4-1 win against Merrimack Sunday afternoon in Amherst.

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St. Bonaventure earns tight victory, VCU clinches 11th straight win in Atlantic 10 men’s basketball action

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Marcus Posley and Jaylen Adams led the Bonnies to an overtime victory while the Rams barely escaped against Saint Louis.

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UMass club hockey salvages weekend with tie against NYU on Saturday

(Jessica Chaiken/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen rebounded from a Friday loss vs. Northeastern to draw even with the Violets.

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UMass men’s and women’s track and field teams see mixed results in Joe Donahue Indoor Games

The Minutemen saw positive individual outings in a sixth place finish while the Minutewomen finished fourth and saw multiple regional qualifiers.

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Steve Mastalerz, defense delivers for UMass hockey

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

In the Minutemen’s 4-1 victory over No. 14 Merrimack College Sunday, the senior goaltender made a career-high 44 saves.

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Front to Back: Week of Jan. 19, 2015

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News editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.

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BLOG: UMass football receives seven verbal commitments

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

With National Signing Day approaching, UMass received commitments from a number of different prospects, including two with national recognition.

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Special teams play fuels late UMass rally, forces tie

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The Minutemen erased a 3-1 deficit in the third period to salvage a tie with Merrimack Friday night.

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BLOG: UMass hires Mark Michaels as special teams coordinator, outside linebackers coach

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UMass coach Mark Whipple announced Friday that the team hired Michaels, who coached with Whipple at UMass in 1998.

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UMass basketball falls flat in loss to St. Joe’s

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen struggled to defend St. Joseph’s star DeAndre Bembry and couldn’t answer a late Hawks run.

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UMass set for weekend series with Merrimack

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The Minutemen have a chance to move out of last place in the Hockey East standings as the season winds down.

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Minutewomen ousted by Fordham

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Shooting struggles plague UMass in the loss.

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UMass men’s lacrosse hopes to move past difficult offseason

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

Minutemen coach Greg Cannella is excited to embark on a new season after an offseason mired in flux.

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Derrick Gordon: ‘We’re not quite on the same page’

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Following a loss to Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday night, UMass guard Derrick Gordon spoke about the team’s need for better consistency both on the court and in the locker room.

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UMass aims to carry momentum into St. Joe’s

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen have won three of their last four and have enjoyed contributions from a number of areas in Atlantic 10 Conference play.

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Minutewomen hit the road for pair of conference games

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass women’s basketball continues stretch against tough competition this week with games against Fordham and Richmond.

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UMass Basketball faces a St. Joe’s team in a similar situation

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

After having national success last season, the Minutemen and Saint Joseph’s are experiencing some growing pains with the loss of key plays and a tough non-conference schedule.

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UMass women’s basketball faces off against tenacious Fordham defense

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass puts its offensive efficiency to the test against the Atlantic-10’s top scoring defense.

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Inside the Park with Marky Mark: January 20, 2015

Marc Jean-Louis and UMass Sports Weekly producer Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan recap the Patriots 45-7 rout over the Colts. Who would you draft? Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Where would they go? Massachusetts Daily Collegian football correspondent Andrew Cyr joins us to to talk UMass football. And is the Atlantic 10 a true power conference in college basketball?

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Chiusano: Defense will determine UMass hockey’s fate as season winds down

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen must rid themselves of back line blunders if it hopes to make a run in postseason play.

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Getting up to speed with the UMass women’s basketball team

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The Minutewomen posted a 4-4 record over the winter recess and continue to show marked improvement in comparison to recent years.

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UMass hockey’s Brandon Montour is ready for liftoff

Brandon Montour and Frank Vatrano celebrate captain Troy Power's goal. (Cade Belisle/Flickr)

The UMass hockey defenseman has (finally) arrived in Amherst, and is already playing up to his immense expectations.

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UMass swimming and diving reaps the benefits of a trip to Puerto Rico

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Difficult workouts and opportunities for team bonding moments defined the experience of UMass swimming and diving in Puerto Rico

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Cierra Dillard emerging as a star for UMass women’s basketball

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Dillard is leading pack of promising young Minutewomen as they enjoy increased success from recent years.

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BLOG: NHL prospect William Lagesson commits to UMass

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The 18-year-old Swedish defenseman was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 2014.

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UMass stymied early in loss to George Washington

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Turnovers, rebounding plague the Minutewomen in a 69-54 loss to George Washington on national television.

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Third period struggles doom UMass against UNH

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Just a day after triumphing over New Hampshire in the third period, UMass hockey allowed four goals in the final frame en route to a 5-2 loss.

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Zach Coleman steps up in unexpected situation against URI

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UMass forward Zach Coleman scored a career-high 13 points and fueled the Minutemen’s comeback victory against Rhode Island.

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UMass battles back to top Rhode Island 60-56

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UMass erased a six-point deficit in the second half behind strong play from Zach Coleman and Maxie Esho Saturday at the Mullins Center.

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BLOG: UMass basketball hosts Rhode Island in crucial A-10 affair

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UMass basketball prepares for a Rhode Island team which features the best defense in the Atlantic 10 Conference and a formidable scorer in guard E.C. Matthews.

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John Micheletto senses progress, confidence following win over UNH

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The Minutemen are 3-3 since returning from their winter break and appear to be turning the corner after a tough start to the season.

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UMass races past New Hampshire in high-scoring final period

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The Minutemen received two different go-ahead goals from Shane Walsh and topped New Hampshire 6-4 Friday night against the Mullins Center.

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UMass basketball ready to renew rivalry with Rhode Island

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The Minutemen are preparing for an improved Rhode Island team in a crucial Atlantic 10 Conference match up at home.

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Cady Lalanne shows signs of elevating his game

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UMass coach Derek Kellogg said Lalanne dominated at times in a loss against Davidson and is playing better recently.

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UMass hockey looks to build momentum against UNH in weekend series

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The Minutemen return to Hockey East play with their sights on picking up their first conference win since October.

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BLOG: UMass basketball will reportedly play in Las Vegas tournament next season

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According to a report, the 2015-16 Minutemen are expected to take part in the MGM Main Event tournament in Las Vegas.

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UMass basketball falters late in 71-63 loss to Davidson

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The Minutemen lamented missed opportunities in the final minutes of Wednesday’s loss to Davidson.

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LIVE: UMass basketball hosts Davidson in A-10 matchup

Watch live as the Minutemen take on the Davidson Wildcats at 7 p.m. at the Mullins Center.

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BLOG: UMass basketball hosts Davidson in marquee match up

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Davidson visits the Mullins Center as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference for the first time Wednesday night.

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BLOG: UMass tight end Jean Sifrin officially declares for NFL Draft

Photo by Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian

The announcement was officially made by UMass coach Mark Whipple Tuesday morning.

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BLOG: Shane Walsh named Hockey East Player of the Week

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The UMass hockey forward had two goals in a 3-2 win over Maine Friday night.

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Demetrius Dyson earning playing time through defensive improvement

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The 6-foot-5 sophomore has played 12 minutes in each of UMass’ last two games, which is a season high.

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UMass hockey player Emerson Auvenshine arrested for alleged break-in

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Emerson Auvenshine, 24, was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.

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Derek Kellogg confident in his bench after strong performance against George Mason

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Every member of the Minutemen played at least 12 minutes as Derek Kellogg continues to show confidence in his bench.

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UMass basketball hangs on against George Mason despite late miscues

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The Minutemen withstood a George Mason run predicated on offensive rebounding to win 66-62 Sunday at the Patriot Center.

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BLOG: UMass focusing on tempo, rebounding in advance of George Mason

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UMass travels to Fairfax, Virginia to face George Mason Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Iacobellis, Walsh fuel UMass in comeback victory over Maine

Photo by Aviva Luttrell/Daily Collegian

Shane Walsh’s game-winning goal, assisted by Steven Iacobellis, completed a UMass third period comeback in a 3-2 win over Maine.

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UMass hockey hosts Maine in non-conference weekend series

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The last time UMass faced Maine, it blew a two-goal lead in the third period. But the 3-2 loss also served as the starting point for an impressive offensive tear from forward Frank Vatrano.

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Jabarie Hinds returns to sixth man role in UMass’ win over La Salle

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The UMass guard scored nine points in 17 minutes off the bench against La Salle after being in the starting lineup the previous six games.

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BLOG: UMass football home and away conference games announced for 2015

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

The Massachusetts football team enters its final year in the Mid-American Conference in 2015 and it now knows all of the stops on its farewell tour.

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UMass receives strong bench play in win over La Salle

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UMass coach Derek Kellogg lauded the play of his bench following a 71-65 victory over La Salle Wednesday night.

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UMass basketball outlasts La Salle 71-65

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Led by a game-high 19 points from Maxie Esho, the Minutemen used quickened tempo and a full team effort to down the Explorers 71-65 Wednesday night.

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BLOG: UMass basketball aims to push tempo against La Salle

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen travel to Philadelphia to face La Salle in their first conference road game of the season.

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BLOG: Frank Vatrano named Hockey East Player of the Month

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Vatrano scored six goals and tallied three assists in five games in December.

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BLOG: UMass hockey’s Emerson Auvenshine out for season

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The senior forward will miss the remainder of the season due to knee surgery.

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UMass coach Derek Kellogg: ‘There’s definitely a lot of work to do’

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UMass’ offense posted a season low in points (55) and shot only 35 percent from the field in a loss to St. Bonaventure Saturday.

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BLOG: St. Bonaventure talks strong defense, keys to success against UMass basketball

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St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt and center Youssou Ndoye spoke on the Bonnies’ impressive success in a 69-55 win over UMass basketball.

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BLOG: St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt falls off scooter following win over UMass

Schmidt, who tore his Achilles tendon and uses a scooter to move around, fell off his scooter in the post game handshake line.

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UMass falls to St. Bonaventure 69-55 in conference opener

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The Minutemen were defeated in all aspects of the game and struggled to find offense in loss to Bonnies.

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UMass loses ‘toughness’ battle in loss to St. Bonaventure

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UMass coach Derek Kellogg cited rebounding limitations and foul trouble as areas of concern following a 69-55 loss to St. Bonaventure.

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Report: Jean Sifrin expected to enter NFL Draft

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A report from the Daily Hampshire Gazette indicates that UMass tight end Jean Sifrin is expected to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.

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UMass hockey’s comeback bid dashed by UConn

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Despite erasing a 3-1 UConn lead in the third period, UMass dropped a tight affair with UConn 4-3 at the Mullins Center.

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Guards provide boost in UMass victory over Iona

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Trey Davis finished with 25 points on 10-for-11 shooting while Derrick Gordon chipped in with 19 in Minutemen’s 87-82 win on Tuesday.

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UMass outlasts Iona 87-82 in tightly contested affair

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The Minutemen used late heroics from Derrick Gordon and Donte Clark, combined with a 25-point performance from Trey Davis, to beat Iona Tuesday Night.

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UMass hockey tops Air Force to close out Catamount Cup play

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen netted four unanswered goals and boasted an improved defense in its first victory since Nov. 28.

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BLOG: UMass basketball returns to action against a dangerous Iona squad

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The Minutemen have lost five of their last six games and return to the Mullins Center to face the Gaels in the final non-conference game of the season.

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UMass hockey falls to Providence 4-1

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After cutting the Providence lead to 2-1, the Minutemen allowed two third period goals which thwarted any potential comeback.

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UMass ready for fresh start, begins second half of season in Catamount Cup

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The Minutemen open the second half of their season following a winter break with games against Providence and Air Force at the Catamount Cup in Vermont.

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UMass drops OT thriller at BYU, 77-71

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Inconsistent play and missed opportunities hurt the Minutemen in Tuesday’s 77-71 overtime loss to the Cougars.

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BLOG: UMass basketball faces staunch road test against BYU

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen have lost four of their last five games and head to Provo, Utah in hopes of turning around a disappointing start to the season.

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Minutemen search for answers following blowout loss to Providence

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UMass walked away from an 85-65 loss to Providence frustrated and unhappy with how it played.

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UMass dominated in 85-65 loss to Providence

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The Minutemen were outplayed in all aspects of the game, trailed by as many as 32 points and never led against the Friars Saturday.

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BLOG: UMass football recruiting roundup: UMass signs DT, offers two kickers

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Brandon Montour: ‘It felt great to be out there’

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Freshman UMass defenseman Brandon Montour made his college hockey debut Tuesday night against Northeastern.

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UMass falls to Northeastern in Brandon Montour’s debut

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass allowed three goals within the first 11 minutes and fell to Northeastern on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center, spoiling Brandon Montour’s debut.

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Cady Lalanne continues to evolve as a potential outside shooting threat

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

He’s only 3-of-13 this season on 3-pointers, but UMass center Cady Lalanne has the green light from coach Derek Kellogg to continue to shoot 3’s, as long as they fall within the context of the offense.

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UMass hockey returns to action against Northeastern, Montour to make season debut

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UMass defenseman Brandon Montour will make his season debut after finally gaining eligibility, while forward Ray Pigozzi is questionable with an upper body injury.

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Demetrius Dyson remains hopeful despite rocky start to season

Photo by Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian

The Massachusetts men’s basketball forward is averaging only 5.5 minutes per game, but two straight strong performances could be what Demetrius Dyson needs to break out of his slump.

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Former UMass soccer star Matt Keys aims to continue his career professionally

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Former Massachusetts men’s soccer player Matt Keys is pursuing a professional soccer career and hopes his background, including his time at UMass, has prepared him for the challenge.

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Pierre-Louis, Dillard shine in UMass victory over Holy Cross

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

UMass held Holy Cross to a 34 percent shooting percentage from the field and used 48 combined points from Kim Pierre-Louis and Cierra Dillard to earn its fifth win of the season.

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Passing, spacing improved in UMass victory

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The Minutemen assisted on 22 of their 25 made baskets in a 75-58 victory over Canisius.

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Prolific first half propels UMass past Canisius, 75-58

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Despite a second half Canisius surge, UMass’ 46-21 halftime lead proved insurmountable as the Minutemen snapped a three-game losing streak in a win Saturday.

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UMass Faculty Senate hears ad hoc committee’s report on FBS football, shoots down contentious motion

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UMass Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy spoke adamantly about the direction of the campus and football program and urged Faculty Senate members to refrain from passing a motion to further investigate campus-wide support for FBS football.

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Minutemen hope improved spacing will aid struggling half court offense

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UMass hopes a week of practice and a re-evaluation of its half court offense will lead to more consistent success.

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Cady Lalanne accustomed to dealing with increased attention

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Opposing teams often use two, even three defenders to stop Lalanne, something UMass basketball continues to work at handling.

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Front to Back: Week of Dec. 1, 2014

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News editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.

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Chiarelli: UMass basketball running out of time to find its identity

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The Minutemen are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and spoke of a lack of identity following an 84-75 loss to Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday.

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Minutewomen take care of business against American

22 points from Kim Pierre-Louis and 18 from Cierra Dillard bump the Minutewomen back up to 0.500 as they defeat American University 71-61 at the Mullins Center on Saturday.

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UMass women’s basketball handles American, 71-61

Photo by Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian

Kim Pierre-Louis and Cierra Dillard combined for 40 points as the Minutemen led by as much as 16 in a 71-61 victory over American.

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UMass basketball downed by Florida Gulf Coast 84-75

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A mix of 3-point shooting from the Eagles and a slow start from the Minutemen were key factors in their 84-75 loss at MassMutual Center on Sunday.

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UMass commits 16 penalties in loss to Notre Dame

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UMass hockey lamented a high number of penalties, mistakes in a 4-0 loss to Notre Dame

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UMass hockey stifled in 4-0 loss to Notre Dame

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The Minutemen registered 14 shots on goal in a 4-0 loss to Notre Dame, their second loss to the Irish in as many nights.

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UMass aims to restore defensive prowess as it faces Florida Gulf Coast

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UMass coach Derek Kellogg said he was “very tough” on his team in the practices leading up to Sunday’s 2 p.m. game against Florida Gulf Coast.

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Third period struggles haunt Minutemen

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Notre Dame scored four goals in the final frame against UMass to storm back in a 7-5 victory.

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UMass hockey’s comeback falls short in 7-5 loss to Notre Dame

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Despite scoring two late goals, UMass couldn’t overcome another difficult third period, a continuing trend this season.

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UMass women’s basketball falls 75-62 to Harvard in first home loss of season

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

Shooting struggles plague Minutewomen, Crimson light it up form outside in Wednesday’s loss to Harvard.

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Minutewomen’s bench plays a key factor in new-look season

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Consistent bench play proves to be the spark that’s helping turn women’s basketball around in Massachusetts.

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‘Gienie’ in a bottle: Cowboys, Ravens and Patriots all bounce back after week 13 losses

(Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Ross Gienieczko makes his week 14 NFL picks.

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Struggling Hockey East foes collide

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass and Notre Dame meet this weekend with crucial Hockey East points on the line.

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UMass basketball handled with ease in 82-60 loss to LSU

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen never led against the Tigers after falling behind early and often Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Frank Vatrano excelling on offense for UMass hockey

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano has settled into collegiate hockey and has helped lead the Minutemen’s most productive forwards line.

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UMass men’s and women’s swimming and diving optimistic at midway point

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen and women saw strong individual performances in the season’s first half and now prepare for January return to competition.

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Cyr: 2015 season is bowl game or bust for UMass football

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

With talent on both sides of the ball returning and a full year of Mark Whipple behind them, the Minutemen are headed to the postseason in 2015, argues Andrew Cyr.

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UMass cross country eyes a bright future as its season concludes

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Minutemen coach Ken O’Brien is encouraged by a growing sense of camaraderie throughout his team following an eighth place finish Nov. 22.

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George Mason stuns Manhattan on last-second shot

The Patriots’ Jalen Jenkins hit a 75-foot 3-pointer to give the Patriots an unlikely 64-63 victory.

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A life-long passion for hockey drives UMass club hockey’s Mike DeFazio

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The senior captain of the Minutemen has played the sport in various forms since a young age and plans to keep doing so as long as he possibly can.

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Daunting road challenge awaits UMass basketball Tuesday

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The Minutemen travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to face LSU in their first road game outside of Massachusetts.

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UMass hockey falls to Quinnipiac due to struggling special teams play

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Quinnipiac scored two power play goals en route to a 3-1 victory over UMass at the Mullins Center.

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An emotional Trey Davis misses potential game-winning shot against Harvard

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The junior UMass guard missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds against Harvard.

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UMass basketball falters late in 75-73 loss to Harvard

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Minutemen guard Trey Davis had a chance to win the game for UMass, but his 3-point attempt didn’t fall as the Minutemen lost 75-73.

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UMass hockey knocks off No. 14 Quinnipiac Friday night

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The Minutemen ended their three-game losing streak with a road win over the Bobcats.

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UMass looks ahead to 2015, for better or for worse

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UMass coach Mark Whipple addresses areas of need entering the offseason while returning members of the Minutemen expressed optimism at the team’s chances in 2015.

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UMass football falls 41-21 in season finale against Buffalo

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The Bulls offense put up 548 yards of total offense and six touchdowns while UMass struggled in all phases of the game.

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Minutemen defense comes up short in 41-21 loss to Buffalo

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UMass allowed 548 total yards in a loss to Buffalo in a game which Minutemen coach Mark Whipple said the team “obviously” wasn’t good enough.

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Stanley Andre reflects on his career as Senior Day approaches

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The redshirt senior will play his final game Friday at McGuirk Stadium for the Minutemen.

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UMass tight end Jean Sifrin mulls future, potential NFL career

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UMass tight end Jean Sifrin said timing will play a major factor in whether he will declare for the NFL draft at the conclusion of the Minutemen’s 2014 season.

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UMass basketball trounces Northeastern 79-54

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UMass received a total team effort in a 79-54 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday, as 10 of its 11 players to appear in the game scored for the Minutemen.

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UMass hockey falls to Vermont, 3-1

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The Minutemen lost 3-1 to Vermont Tuesday at Gutterson Field House, three days after losing to Vermont 11-1 in Amherst at the Mullins Center.

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Northern Illinois hangs on against Ohio, Hunt carries Toledo to victory

The Huskies needed a fourth quarter touchdown reception from Chad Beebe to squeak by the Bobcats.

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UMass hockey looks to rebound against Vermont following Saturday’s blowout at home

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The Minutemen travel to the place where their season ended last year, hoping to redeem themselves against the Catamounts.

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UMass women’s soccer’s Sverrisdóttir balances a soccer career between two different countries

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The Iceland native heads into the offseason before her senior season with goals to accomplish both in Amherst and beyond.

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UMass men’s club soccer fundraises its way to Memphis

The Minutemen took a 21-hour trip via van to the NIRSA National Soccer Championships.

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UMass hockey takes accountability and seeks redemption against Vermont on Tuesday

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The Minutemen spoke about their 11-1 loss to the Catamounts Saturday night and talked about what the team needs to do to move on.

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UMass forward Zach Coleman excels in increased role against Florida State

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UMass forward Zach Coleman played a season-high 24 minutes in the Minutemen’s 75-69 victory over Florida State Sunday.

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SLIDESHOW: Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament

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This weekend the UMass Basketball team played in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament versus Notre Dame on Saturday and Florida State on Sunday.

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UMass women’s basketball splits weekend series in Hospitality Hill Challenge

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The Minutewomen put together a two-game winning streak before dropping Sunday’s contest against Florida State in their trip to Texas.

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UMass basketball outlasts Florida State 75-69

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Donte Clark and Jabarie Hinds each had 15 points off the bench as the Minutemen earned their fourth win of the season.

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Minutemen ride strong bench play to 75-69 win over Florida state

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Guards Jabarie Hinds, Donte Clark and forward Zach Coleman combined to play 77 minutes, score 32 points and reel in nine rebounds in UMass’ 75-69 victory over Florida State.

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Front to Back: Week of Nov. 17, 2014

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Daily Collegian news editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.

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Micheletto apologizes to fans, aims to regroup following 11-1 loss

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After giving up 11 goals to Vermont, the Minutemen will have to regroup with another game on Tuesday.

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Vermont throttles UMass hockey 11-1

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It was the worst loss for the Minutemen in 38 years, as they fell 11-1 to the Catamounts Saturday night at the Mullins Center.

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UMass guard Trey Davis: ‘There’s a lot coming at me right now’

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Minutemen point guard Trey Davis struggled in UMass’ 81-68 loss to Notre Dame, and his coach Derek Kellogg called his process of taking over as starting point guard a “work in progress.”

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UMass ‘big four’ neutralized by Notre Dame in 81-68 loss

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Notre Dame unveiled it’s own version of the “big four,” which scored 69 total points and led the Irish past UMass.

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UMass basketball can’t corral Grant, Irish in 81-68 loss

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Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant led the Irish past UMass with a 24-point, eight-assist performance in a game where the Minutemen committed 18 turnovers.

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Frustration haunts Minutemen in 5-3 loss to Boston College

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UMass hockey allows a pair of goals in via deflection off members of its own team in a game where the Minutemen had opportunities to cut the deficit.

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UMass hockey drops 5-3 decision to No. 12 Boston College Friday night

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The Minutemen lost their second game of the season to the Eagles and are now winless in their last four conference matchups.

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UMass hockey prepares for nationally ranked Hockey East foes BC, Vermont

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The No. 12 Eagles and No. 11 Catamounts visit the Mullins Center Friday and Saturday as the Minutemen try to move up within the conference.

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UMass women’s basketball uses size and speed en route to its first win against Maine

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The Minutewomen dominated the paint and forced the Black Bears to shoot 36 3-pointers in their first win of the season.

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‘Gienie’ in a bottle: Patriots, Browns, and Seahawks highlight week 12 picks

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Ross Gienieczko makes his week 12 picks for the National Football League.

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UMass women’s basketball secures first victory of the season against Maine

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Kim Pierre-Louis finished with a game-high 19 points while Rashida Timbilla chimed in with 14 of her own in the Minutewomen’s win.

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UMass hockey’s Troy Power reflects as his 100th career game approaches

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Redshirt senior Troy Power will hit the century mark for games played as the Minutemen host No. 12 Boston College on Friday.

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Sophomore swimmer Meriza Werenski excelling in increased role

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UMass women’s swimmer Meriza Werenski was recently named Atlantic 10 Conference Performer of the Week.

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Minutemen fall to Akron 30-6 on Tuesday night MACtion

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UMass offense failed to produce without quarterback Blake Frohnapfel

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UMass women’s basketball hosts Maine seeking first win

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Despite being 0-2, the Minutewomen believe they are close to finding a winning formula heading into their home opener Wednesday.

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UMass basketball outlasts Manhattan in 77-68 overtime victory

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After a costly mistake that almost lead to UMass to blowing the game, Seth Berger regained his confidence in the overtime win.

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Seth Berger overcomes late-game miscue in overtime victory

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Minutemen forward Seth Berger played a career-high 25 minutes in Tuesday’s 77-68 overtime victory over Manhattan and was involved in a number of critical plays late.

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UMass basketball prepares for early start in nationally televised game Tuesday morning against Manhattan

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The Minutemen will look to use their speed and quickness to neutralize the size advantages of the Jaspers in an 11 a.m. start on ESPN.

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An up-and-down 2014 season finished in disappointment for UMass field hockey

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For the first time in three years, the Minutewomen fell short of their goal of winning the Atlantic 10 title.

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UMass rowing coach Jim Dietz aims to make a lasting impact in the world of rowing

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He’s achieved exceptional international and domestic success, but Jim Dietz’s goal is to affect lives in a way that extends far beyond rowing.

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UMass football will rely on running attack against Akron if Frohnapfel cannot play

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The Minutemen are averaging more than 156 rushing yards per game over their last five games, a stark increase from the 60 yards per game averaged over their first five games.

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By the numbers: Free throws, turnovers plague Minutewomen

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Despite impressive defense and standout freshmen play, fundamentals haunted UMass women’s basketball in its opening weekend.

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Front to Back: Week of Nov. 10, 2014

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Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli and news editor Aviva Luttrell discuss the week in news and sports during their weekly podcast.

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Second half surge carries UMass basketball to 71-62 victory over Boston College

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The Minutemen outscored the Eagles 47-30 in the final frame and benefited from strong performances from Derrick Gordon and Maxie Esho.

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SLIDESHOW: UMass Basketball at TD Garden

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On Sunday UMass played Boston College for the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader event in which some proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society

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UMass club hockey offense explodes in wins against UConn, Bryant

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The Minutemen scored seven goals in both games to sweep the pair of games against Bryant and UConn.

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UMass hockey bands together for ‘Movember’

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The Minutemen are growing mustaches for the third straight year to raise awareness for men’s health issues.

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Minutewomen rally late, fall short

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UMass displayed strong defense but ultimately fell to Central Michigan.

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Column: Minutemen somehow find a way to beat Boston College at Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

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Patience was key in UMass’ win over the Eagles Sunday.

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Women’s club soccer team excited for nationals after successful fundraising campaign

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Coming off its most successful season, the Minutewomen will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to compete at a national level.

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UMass quarterback Austin Whipple continues to work with starters in Frohnapfel’s absence

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He hasn’t thrown a live pass in two years, but redshirt freshman Austin Whipple is prepared to start for the Minutemen in place of injured starting quarterback Blake Frohnapfel.

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UMass basketball’s Derrick Gordon excels on emotional, historic night

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Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to play in a collegiate game, and scored 17 points and added nine rebounds in UMass’ 95-87 win over Siena.

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UMass basketball opens season with 95-87 win over Siena

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Timely free throw shooting down the stretch and strong play from their veterans vaulted the Minutemen to their first victory of the year.

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Core group of veterans power UMass basketball to 95-87 victory over Siena

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Trey Davis, Derrick Gordon, Maxie Esho and Cady Lalanne combined for 81 total points in the Minutemen’s season-opening victory at the Mullins Center.

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Basketball Special Issue 2014

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Can’t wait for this year’s basketball season?

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UMass trumps Ball State 24-10, loses Frohnapfel to right leg injury

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The Minutemen held strong defensively in a Wednesday night showdown at McGuirk Stadium, but quarterback Blake Frohnapfel left the game on crutches following a significant right leg injury.

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Frohnapfel’s season in jeopardy following leg injury, while Sharpe shines in UMass’ win over Ball State

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Tajae Sharpe had another career day with 13 receptions and 239 receiving yards in the Minutemen’s 24-10 victory over the Cardinals Wednesday night.

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Northern Illinois outlasts Toledo in battle for first place, Buffalo tramples Akron

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The Huskies took over the top spot in the MAC West in a close game against the Rockets while the Bulls erupted for 55 points in an easy victory.

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‘Gienie’ in a bottle – Pigskin Pick’em: week 11

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Ross Gienieczko makes his week 11 NFL picks.

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UMass football prepares for nationally televised game under the lights at McGuirk Stadium

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The Minutemen defense expects Ball State to run the ball and is preparing to face Cardinals running back Jahwan Edwards.

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A rested Jean Sifrin excited to return to action against Ball State.

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UMass football Jean Sifrin anticipates a strong offensive performance when UMass hosts Ball State Wednesday night.

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Freshman diver Trent Kindvall making waves for UMass swimming

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Freshman diver Trent Kindvall is off to a hot start for men’s swimming and diving.

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Texas A&M, Ohio State pull off upsets as playoff picture rounds into form

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Ohio State strengthened its case for a playoff spot after a 49-37 win over Michigan State, while Texas A&M knocked off Auburn on the road.

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UMass men’s soccer’s season displays growth despite adversity

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It was a tough season for UMass men’s soccer, but progress was made, leaving the Minutemen optimistic moving forward.

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UMass men’s soccer sends its two seniors off in winning fashion.

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Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz celebrated their four-year careers on Saturday in a 3-0 win over the Bonnies on Senior Day.

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UMass field hockey’s season ends with loss to Richmond in A-10 title game

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The Minutewomen defeated Lock Haven 2-0 in the semifinals, but a 1-0 loss against the Spiders prevented a third-consecutive conference title for UMass.

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UMass men’s and women’s swimming and diving falls short against Brown.

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The UMass men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both lost their meets against Brown on Saturday.

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UMass club hockey drops pair of weekend games against RPI, UNH

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Controversy and poor puck possession cost UMass club hockey pair of games over weekend.

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UMass men’s soccer trumps St. Bonaventure 3-0 in season finale

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Josh Schwartz and Lenoir Sery pace a UMass offense which score a season-high three goals in its final game of the year.

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Offensive surge provides UMass hockey first home win of the year

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The Minutemen saw production from all four lines in Friday night’s 7-1 victory over AIC.

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