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Luwane Pipkins leads the UMass men’s basketball shooting show in 101-76 win over Niagara -

November 19, 2017

UMass to face tough test with Niagara backcourt -

November 19, 2017

Hockey Notebook: John Leonard on an early season tear for UMass hockey -

November 18, 2017

Clock runs out on UMass men’s soccer’s dream season in NCAA opener -

November 17, 2017

2017 Basketball Special Issue -

November 16, 2017

UMass men’s basketball prepares for transitional season in 2017-18 -

November 16, 2017

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses how history and humanity is remembered -

November 16, 2017

CMASS completes seven-week discussion series -

November 16, 2017

UMass women’s basketball resets and reloads, looking to improve on last year’s record with plenty of new talent -

November 16, 2017

Matt McCall’s winding path to bring unity to UMass -

November 16, 2017

Carl Pierre is a piece to Matt McCall’s basketball program -

November 16, 2017

Why they stayed: Malik Hines, Chris Baldwin and C.J. Anderson -

November 16, 2017

McConnell chooses politics over morals -

November 16, 2017

Swipe right for love? Probably not. -

November 16, 2017

‘The Florida Project’ is a monument to the other side of paradise -

November 16, 2017

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ doesn’t have to be the best Marvel movie -

November 16, 2017

Thursday’s NCAA tournament rematch between UMass men’s soccer and Colgate will be a battle of adjustments -

November 15, 2017

Veteran belonging and the decline of American communities discussed by journalist and author at Amherst College -

November 15, 2017

‘UMass Cares About Cancer’ Hosts Blanket Making Event -

November 15, 2017

UMass women’s basketball heads to North Dakota for two games -

November 15, 2017

Column: UMass men’s soccer still A-10’s best

Co-sports editor David Brinch provides commentary on the UMass men’s and women’s soccer teams.

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Minutemen suffer first loss of season to Harvard

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team battled Harvard in a game of mixed possession and heavy fouling. Both teams combined for 48 fouls and four yellow cards as the Crimson edged the Minutemen, 3-2. In the 20th minute, Harvard scored its third and deciding goal as Ross Friedman headed a ball on a free-kick.

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Craft gets off to hot start to begin season

Junior forward Bryant Craft has two goals in the first two games for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team, far eclipsing his one goal, one assist campaigns in his freshman and sophomore years. He credits his fast start to the hard work he did over the summer when he played alongside teammate Ben Arikian and even some former Major League Soccer players.

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Minutemen suffer first loss of season to Harvard

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team battled Harvard in a game of mixed possession and heavy fouling. Both teams combined for 48 fouls and four yellow cards as the Crimson edged the Minutemen, 3-2. In the 20th minute, Harvard scored its third and deciding goal as Ross Friedman headed a ball on a free-kick.

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Minutemen looking to rebound from 2009

After missing the 2009 Atlantic 10 tournament, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team hopes it can bring a team with mostly familiar faces back to its winning ways. The Minutemen start the season on Sept. 1 against Boston University.

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Minutemen earn draw in first contest

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team began its season with a tie against Boston University on the road last Wednesday. Had it not been for a botched clearing attempt in their own defensive zone in the first half, the Minutemen could have been looking at a shutout victory.

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Familiar faces return for Minutemen for 2010 campaign

Ten of 11 starters will be back for UMass in 2010, including a new forward in Hellah Sidibe. Koch hopes the Mali native will provide scoring production with the graduation of senior Mark DeSantis.

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Midfield unit looks to lead UM in 2010

After their worst season since 2005, the Minutemen hope to get get consistent play from its midfield, especially from senior Ben Arikian. Arikian scored three goals and had four assists in 2009, including a team-best 36 shots on goals.

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Minutemen fail to qualify for A-10 Tournament

Despite winning a 2-1 overtime win at Richmond on Friday, wins by Rhode Island and Charlotte eliminated UMass from the playoff picture for the first time since 2006. Sunday, the Minutemen fell at George Washington by the score of 3-0.

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Freshman Brandso seeing time after walking on to team

After walking on to Sam Koch’s squad this summer, not knowing if he’d see the field, Morgan Brandso has worked his way onto the field and earned his first start on Sunday. Brandso has seen most of his time this year at midfield but got his first career start on defense.

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Minutemen try to keep A-10 tourney chances alive

After splitting a pair of games this past weekend, the UMass soccer team hits the road for the final stretch of its conference schedule this weekend against George Washington and Richmond in hopes of making the A-10 tournament.

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Freshman Brandso seeing time after walking on to team

After walking on to Sam Koch’s squad this summer, not knowing if he’d see the field, Morgan Brandso has worked his way onto the field and earned his first start on Sunday. Brandso has seen most of his time this year at midfield but got his first career start on defense.

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Minutemen top Duquesne, fall to St. Bonaventure in final home games of season

Sam Denormandie’s late goal on Friday gave UMass a 2-1 win on Friday over Duquesne, but the offense could not muster a goal as UMass fell to St. Bonaventure, 1-0. The Minutemen now face two must0win games this weekend to make the A-10 Tournament.

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DeSantis to return to lineup Friday

Without senior captain Mark DeSantis, the Minutemen have not been able to capitalize offensively. Their leading scorer will return this weekend, when the UMass soccer team takes on Duquesne Friday and St. Bonaventure Sunday, hoping to rebound after a 1-0 loss at the hands of Rhode Island last Saturday.

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Dangleis making strides

Before this year, UMass soccer coach Sam Koch had no idea who Mark Dangleis was. Now the midfielder transfer for the Minutemen has become a key part to UMass’ success, and will look to help the team get back to the Atlantic 10 tournament this season.

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Fordham holds onto first place, despite struggling over weekend

With two weeks remaining in the Atlantic 10 schedule, four points separate the top eight teams with only six teams making the conference tournament. Fordham currently sits in first with 13 points followed by Dayton and Saint Louis.

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Minutemen continually finding themselves in close matches

With four of UMass’ last five contests resulting in 1-0 scores, just a little offense to go with the its league leading defense can push it back into the Atlantic 10 Tournament picture.

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Minutemen drop 1-0 game to Rhode Island, despite strong defense

After letting up an early goal, UMass’ defense tightened up against the Rams, but with the offense generating little offense URI’s only goal was enough for the win.

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Rams come to Rudd in A-10 rivalry match-up

After a 2-0 win over Saint Joseph’s Sunday afternoon, the Minutemen host URI this Saturday at Rudd Field. The last meeting between the two teams ended in a 3-1 victory for the Rams, who have won their past two Atlantic 10 games.

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Defense turning into scoring for UMass

Without Mark DeSantis, the UMass soccer team has had to improvise on the offensive side of the ball. By rotating players in the backfield, Minutemen coach Sam Koch has put together a balanced attack that is effective on both ends.

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