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UMass women’s basketball handles Duquesne at home -

January 16, 2017

UMass men’s basketball’s late comeback falls short after blowing 15-point first-half lead -

January 15, 2017

UMass hockey outlasted at home against No. 6 UMass Lowell -

January 14, 2017

Hailey Leidel hits second buzzer beater of the season to give UMass women’s basketball win over Davidson -

January 13, 2017

UMass football hosts Maine at Fenway Park in 2017 -

January 12, 2017

UMass men’s basketball snaps losing streak and upsets Dayton Wednesday night at Mullins Center -

January 11, 2017

UMass women’s track and field takes second at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2017

UMass hockey falls to No. 5 Boston University at Frozen Fenway -

January 8, 2017

UMass professor to make third appearance on ‘Jeopardy!’ -

January 8, 2017

UMass women’s basketball suffers brutal loss on road against Saint Joseph’s -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops thirds straight, falls to VCU 81-64 -

January 7, 2017

UMass men’s basketball drops tightly-contested conference matchup against George Mason Wednesday night -

January 4, 2017

Late-game defense preserves UMass women’s basketball’s win against rival Rhode Island -

January 4, 2017

AIC shuts out UMass hockey 3-0 at Mullins Center -

January 4, 2017

UMass professor to appear as contestant on ‘Jeopardy!’ Thursday night -

January 4, 2017

Penalties plague UMass hockey in Mariucci Classic championship game -

January 2, 2017

UMass men’s basketball falls in A-10 opener to St. Bonaventure and its veteran backcourt -

December 30, 2016

UMass woman’s basketball ends FIU Holiday Classic with 65-47 loss to Drexel -

December 29, 2016

UMass men’s basketball finishes non-conference schedule strong with win over Georgia State -

December 28, 2016

Brett Boeing joins UMass hockey for second half of season -

December 28, 2016

Souza: Midseason grade for UMass hockey is good, not great

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Despite the lackluster results so far, the process is working for the Minutemen under coach Greg Carvel.

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Cyr: Don’t expect a return to glory to happen overnight for the UMass men’s basketball team

Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Collegian

While the future is bright for the Minutemen thanks to a top 30 recruiting class, don’t set your expectations too high for the 2016-17 season.

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Cyr: Recurring problems once again downfall in UMass football’s loss to Louisiana Tech

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The Minutemen’s 56-28 loss against the Bulldogs Saturday at Gillette Stadium was one in the same for UMass.

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DaLuz: Boston Celtics stuck trudging in the mud

The Atlanta Hawks' Kent Bazemore (24) embraces the Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder while Isaiah Thomas (4) looks on as time expires with the Hawks eliminating the Celtics, 104-92, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at TD Garden in Boston on Thursday, April 28, 2016. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

The Boston Celtics, via the Brooklyn Nets, received the third overall pick in Tuesday’s draft lottery.

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Gienieczko: UMass hockey revitalization easier said than done with new head coach on the way

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After John Micheletto was fired following the Minutemen’s season, UMass is looking for a fresh start to put its program back in the national conversation.

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Cyr: Ryan Bamford’s moves prove he wants a winning culture at UMass and won’t settle for mediocrity

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After both hockey coach John Micheletto and women’s basketball coach Sharon Dawley were fired Sunday morning, Bamford proved that he isn’t willing to accept mediocrity for UMass athletics.

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Cyr: Guard play provides best option for UMass men’s basketball to make Atlantic 10 tournament run

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)

Jabarie Hinds’ play will be the key to success for the Minutemen moving forward alongside both Donte Clark and Trey Davis.

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UMass guard C.J. Anderson looks to continue making an impact in prominent role off bench

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The sophomore guard comes off a career-high 12 points in Wednesday’s win over Boston University.

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Gienieczko: UMass hockey must prove it’s competitive against top teams

(Nic Renyard let in 4 goals, including this one late in the third period. UMass Men's Ice Hockey lost to Merrimack 4-2 at the Mullins Center Friday night. Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)

Ross Gienieczko writes that the Minutemen need to elevate their play against ranked teams.

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Quianna Diaz-Patterson closes book on historic senior season, successful career for UMass softball

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Amherst native started in all 176 games of her four-year career and capped her Minutewomen tenure with a program and conference-best .504 batting average in 2015.

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UMass women’s lacrosse draws Jacksonville in first round of 2015 NCAA tournament

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen and their second-ranked national defense will play the offensively-minded Dolphins Friday in State Park, Maryland.

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Chiarelli: In a losing effort, UMass now knows it can play with anybody

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen fell to VCU 78-72 on Saturday, but if they play to the level necessary to make a run in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, there’s a strong chance the Rams will be waiting for them.

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Cyr: Mark Whipple’s late-game decision Saturday was an understandable one

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With three seconds remaining and no timeouts, the Minutemen tried to score a touchdown instead of going for a field goal, a costly decision that resulted in a 42-41 loss against Miami (OH).

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Cyr: Are UMass students actually football fans?

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Nearly half of McGuirk Stadium emptied out by halftime, missing out on a record-breaking performance from UMass offense.

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Chiarelli: UMass can’t squander Saturday’s ‘must win’ affair

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The Minutemen have a chance to change people’s perceptions in Saturday’s return to McGuirk Stadium.

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Cyr: UMass football is the future for college football in New England

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The new era of Minutemen football can revolutionize a region if successful under coach Mark Whipple.

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Chiarelli: Sam Koch’s impact evident in those who knew him best

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Koch. An all-time great person who will be sorely missed pic.twitter.com/U3O5PQtu3n — UMass Athletics (@UMassAthletics) July 21, 2014 I could tell you about my experience in reacting to Sam Koch’s sense of humor. I could tell you about the handful of times I interviewed him as a nervous assistant sports editor, about my sudden realization that not all coaches answered in rehearsed clichés and that it was perfectly acceptable to erupt in laughter in the middle of a simple interview session. I could tell you about his infectious…

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Strohecker: UMass hoops player’s support of Derrick Gordon exemplifies ‘brotherhood’

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

After sophomore Derrick Gordon came out as gay to his teammates on the men’s basketball team, the team showed its support for him, truly exemplifying “brotherhood.”

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UMass tennis wins fourth-straight match

The UMass tennis team dominated St. Joseph’s in important Atlantic 10 Conference showdown, winning their fourth straight match in the process.

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Former Patriots star Matt Light talks to locals about vodka, charity and football

Matt Light, former New England Patriot, was at the Hanger Bar and Grill promoting a new vodka brand. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Former Patriot Matt Light spoke at the Hanger on Wednesday to promote his new drink, KEEL Vodka.

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