December 22, 2014

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Recovery fund established for former UMass student Chloe Rombach -

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Minutemen search for answers following blowout loss to Providence -

Saturday, December 20, 2014

UMass dominated in 85-65 loss to Providence -

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

UMass President Robert Caret resigns to become chancellor of the University of Maryland system -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

UMass falls to Northeastern in Brandon Montour’s debut -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cady Lalanne continues to evolve as a potential outside shooting threat -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Demetrius Dyson remains hopeful despite rocky start to season -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Passing, spacing improved in UMass victory -

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Prolific first half propels UMass past Canisius, 75-58 -

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Minutemen hope improved spacing will aid struggling half court offense -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Divest UMass urges Board of Trustees to split with fossil fuel industry -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cady Lalanne accustomed to dealing with increased attention -

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Front to Back: Week of Dec. 1, 2014 -

Monday, December 8, 2014

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

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.

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.

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

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

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.

Minutewomen rally late, fall short

(Collegian File Photo/Nicole Evangelista)

UMass displayed strong defense but ultimately fell to Central Michigan.

Minutewomen drop 17th straight game in loss to Richmond

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UMass falls short against Richmond despite outscoring the Spiders in the second half.

UMass women’s basketball drops 16th straight at GW

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The UMass women’s basketball team was blown out by a score of 78-54 in a loss to George Washington in the nation’s capital, making it 16 straight defeats for the Minutewomen.

UMass women’s basketball drops 15th straight against George Mason

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After falling to the Patriots, the Minutewomen are still searching for their first Atlantic 10 win.

UMass women’s basketball suffers 14th straight loss

Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

The UMass women’s basketball team extended its losing streak to 14 games with an 88-66 loss to St. Bonaventure at Mullins Center on Saturday afternoon.

UMass women’s basketball loses close contest to Rhode Island

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen kept the game closer than usual, but still fell to the Rams for their 13th straight loss.

UMass women’s basketball plagued by poor rebounding

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The Minutewomen have struggled on the boards in the last two games and their struggle has proven costly.

UMass women’s basketball loses 12th straight game

The Minutewomen fell to George Washington on their annual field trip day 89-76.

UMass women’s basketball losing streak reaches double digits

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen dropped their 10th-straight game, falling to Dayton 81-67.

UMass women’s basketball team drops 10th straight

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Despite big performances from Harris, Pierre-Louis and Timbilla, the UMass women’s basketball team lost to Dayton.

UMass women’s basketball lives like professionals during break

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The UMass women’s basketball team put down the books during winter break to focus strictly on basketball.

UMass women’s basketball remains winless in A-10 play with loss to VCU

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The UMass women’s basketball team lost its ninth consecutive game Saturday with an 81-51 letdown against Virginia Commonwealth.

UMass women’s basketball finding different ways to win games

The UMass women’s basketball team’s strong defense and contributions from different players have guided its two-game winning streak

Minutewomen ride momentum of two-game winning streak into matchup with Holy Cross

The UMass women’s basketball team will hope to extend its winning streak against Holy Cross on Tuesday.

Video Highlights: Women’s Basketball upsets Rutgers for first win of the season

The Minutewomen held on to defeat the Scarlet Knights by a nail-biting score of 64-63. Here are the highlights.

Video Highlights: Women’s Basketball blown out by Central Michigan

The Minutewomen gave up a team record 105 points to the Chippewas, losing by a score of 105-61 on Sunday. Here are the highlights.

UMass women’s basketball blown out by Central Michigan

The UMass women’s basketball team allowed a school-record 105 points in 105-61 loss to Central Michigan at Mullins Center on Sunday.

Video: UMass Women’s Basketball Postgame Interview

Postgame interview with UMass women’s basketball coach Sharon Dawley following the Minutewomen’s 66-58 loss to Western Michigan in their first game of the season.

UMass women’s basketball loses battle in the post in season opener

UMass women’s basketball struggled to limit scoring in the paint against Western Michigan and failed to generate offensive firepower in a 66-58 loss.

Video: UMass Women’s Basketball Season Preview

Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan previews the Minutewomen’s upcoming 2013-2014 season.

UMass women’s basketball lose 10th straight

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team gritted through an exciting and hope-filled second half at home on Wednesday.

UMass women’s basketball shows life in blowout loss

The UMass women’s basketball team shook off its fatigue and play inspired basketball in Wednesday’s lopsided defeat.

UMass women’s hoops falters late in loss on Sunday

The UMass women’s basketball team dropped its sixth straight game with a 66-54 loss to Temple on Sunday.

Minutewomen suffer from shooting struggles

Emily Mital and Carolann Cloutier combined for 1-of-13 on 3-point shooting, which was the lone significant difference from a statistically even game.

Turnover problems down Minutewomen against La Salle

Turnovers spelled doom for the Massachusetts women’s basketball teamin its loss against La Salle Wednesday afternoon.

UMass women’s basketball looks to youth for bigger roles

The UMass women’s basketball team is turning to its younger players for increased production after losing 12 of its last 13 games.

Overmatched Minutewomen blown out on the road by No. 17 Dayton

On the road against a superior opponent, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team struggled to put together a cohesive attack in its 83-44 loss at Dayton on Sunday.

UMass slips back into its losing ways, falls to Fordham 69-57

While its defense was aggressive, little mistakes took a toll on the UMass women’s basketball team in its 69-57 loss at Fordham on Wednesday.

Minutewomen snap 8-game losing streak against George Washington

Ending an 8-game losing streak, the UMass women’s basketball team held off a late rally from George Washington to pick up its third win and first A-10 Conference victory of the season on Saturday.

Bomben scores career-high 16 in Minutewomen’s 8th straight loss

Though it received a career-best 16 points from forward Kiara Bomben, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team suffered its eighth consecutive loss on Sunday, falling 57-55 to Dartmouth.

UMass focusing on themselves to prepare for Mississippi

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team’s scoring problems have prompted the team to focus on preparing themselves to play rather than preparing to play their opponent.

Timbilla rising to the occasion

Freshman forward Rashida Timbilla earned both the UMass Player of the Week and A-10 Honor Roll honors this week.

UMass travels to the Buckeye State for battles against Ohio and Miami (Ohio)

In the midst of a five-game losing streak, UMass hits the road to take on Ohio and Miami (Ohio) this weekend.

Final hurdle trips up Minutewomen

Turnovers, fouls and missed opportunities plagued the UMass women’s basketball team in its loss on Sunday.

Video: UMass vs Quinnipiac Women’s Basketball Highlights

Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan highlights the UMass women’s basketball team’s match up against Quinnipiac Friday night.

Jasmine Watson joins 1,000 point club in Minutewomen blowout win

Jasmine Watson scored 21 points en route to becoming the 18th player in Massachusetts women’s basketball history to amass 1,000 career points as the Minutewomen cruised to a 83-53 season-opening win over Kent State.

Fresh-faced UMass out to prove itself in 2012-13 campaign

With seven new faces, coach Sharon Dawley and the UMass women’s basketball team look to make a statement in the 2012-13 season.

Sharon Dawley fostering family atmosphere in Amherst

With a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon, UMass women’s basketball coach Sharon Dawley continues to build for success through a unique blend of basketball and family values.

Women’s basketball picked to finish 15th in A-10 preseason poll

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team was tabbed to finish 15th out of 16 teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference preseason poll as voted on by the league’s coaches on Wednesday.

Turnovers coming back to haunt Minutewomen

Hanging on to the ball has been a struggle for the Massachusetts women’s basketball team this season, but defending the basket after the turnover has been the dagger.

Minutewomen look to solve defense, turnover woes

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team has a wide range of areas it needs to focus on in order to put a halt to its losing streak.

UM travels to DU after week-long break

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team looks to right the ship Wednesday night at Duquesne.

All hands on deck for UM

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team looks to maintain its balance on both ends of the floor when it travels to Duquesne on Wednesday.

Minutewomen look to recharge over winter break

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will play nine games over the winter break, including a road trip to New York and Virginia.

Minutewomen look to tame Bobcats to end skid

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will attempt to break its four-game losing streak on Tuesday night against Quinnipiac on the road.

Minutewomen dominant in the paint, but turnovers prove too costly

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team committed 27 turnovers in its first loss of the season Tuesday night at the Mullins Center.

Minutewomen lose, 58-55, to Central Connecticut Wednesday

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team could not overcome turnovers and missed opportunities as it dropped its first decision of the year Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.

Mixed bag of changes for 2011-2012 Minutewomen

With the Minutewomen season just starting up, there are a lot of changes to both their offensive and defensive approach.

Slideshow: Minutewomen vs Boston University

The Minutewomen won their game, 55-49, against Boston University on Sunday afternoon.

Minutewomen led by Zullo in 55-49 win over BU

On Sunday afternoon, the Minutewomen earned their first victory of the season with a six-point victory over Boston University.

Minutewomen drop final game at Mullins Center to Explorers

After UMass honored its seniors before its final regular season game, the team could not pull off a win against visiting La Salle, despite an early lead in the second half provided by Jasmine Watson.

Minutewomen drop seventh-consecutive game to GW

UMass continued its struggles this weekend, falling 62-46 in their road game against the Colonials.

Dawley takes temporary leave of absence after father’s death

UMass coach Sharon Dawley is on a temporary leave of absence after her father passed away.

Podcast – Basketball: Guys and gals

Nick O’Malley and basketball beat writer Herb Scribner give the Minutewomen some love, but eventually switch the topic back to men’s hoops.

Turnovers holding UMass women’s basketball back

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team saw recent struggles in its most recent 76-48 loss to Atlantic 10 powerhouse Temple. UMass (6-15, 2-4 A-10) tied its season low in points and turned the ball over 32 times to the Owls (14-6, 5-0 A-10). “It seems to me like when our offense begins to struggle, every other aspect of our game gets bad and we lose it,” UMass coach Sharon Dawley said. The Minutewomen currently average 64.1 points per game while their opponents are averaging 70.5 per game. Despite scoring fewer points, the UMass defense has stepped up, allowing a lower shooting…

Minutewomen basketball heading to St. Bonaventure

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will look to pick up a much-needed conference win off of a short road trip to St. Bonaventure this Saturday. The Minutewomen (6-15, 2-4 Atlantic-10) are coming off a tough loss at home to conference opponent Temple (14-6, 5-0 A-10), in which they were beaten, 76-48. The 28-point loss was the second largest losing deficit of the year for UMass. The worst scoring difference of the season came at the hands of Maryland back on Nov. 27, in which the Terrapins won by 32 points and the final score of 82-50. In regards to the…

Turnovers cost Minutewomen in defeat

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team was blown out, 76-48, against Temple on Wednesday.

Younger players see increased roles

The starting five for the UMass women’s basketball team struggled against Temple, giving way for younger players to log more minutes.

Minutewomen Crush Saint Louis, 77-53

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team cruised to 24-point victory by receiving heavy contributions from multiple players. UMass coach Sharon Dawley hopes that this game can be a blueprint for her team’s play in games to come.

Minutewomen fall to Terriers in Boston

Defensive struggles led to another defeat for UMass, who has just one victory so far this season. The Minutewomen turned the ball over 14 times in the first half, which BU turned into 16 points en route to a 66-49 victory. UMass will be back in action Saturday afternoon when it takes on Binghampton.

Minutewomen build inside game

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team has been known this season for excelling from beyond the arc. However, as the season continues the team has built a strong inside presence that UMass coach Sharon Dawley has tried to implement from the start of the season.

Minutewomen hoping to turn season around against Boston University

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team is looking to take advantage of Boston University’s four-game slide on Wednesday night. The Minutewomen are coming off a 93-80 loss to Boston College.

After first win, Minutewomen face tough Eagles team at home

With their first victory under their belts, UMass hosts BC on Sunday at the Mullins Center in hopes of making it two in a row. UMass is coming off a 78-55 victory over the Bears, as Cerie Mosgrove paced the Minutewomen with a career-high 20 points and three other UMass players reached double-digits in points.

Mosgrove, Robinson helping team not only on court, but in locker room.

Cerie Mosgrove had a career-high 20 points while Shakia Robinson netted 18 as the Minutewomen defeated the Brown bears 78-55. Both players have been relied on by UMass coach Sharon Dawley to produce for the Minutewomen in hopes of tallying more victories.

Minutewomen get 1st victory of the season

After dropping its first six games, UMass finally got a win, capitalizing on strong shooting and stout defense. Four Minutewomen scored in the double digits, as UMass looks to make it two in a row against the Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Minutewomen setting career-highs with first victory

Seniors Cerie Mosgrove and Stephanie Lawrence both posted career-highs in a 78-55 win over the Brown Bears Wednesday. Mosgrove had a career-high in points (20) while Lawrence surpassed her career-totals in rebounds with eight and blocks with three against the Bears.

Winless Minutewomen take on Brown at home on Wednesday

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team prepares to compete against Brown on Wednesday in search for its first win of the season. The Minutewomen have traveled all over the east coast in search for a victory, though have returned to their home court without a victory in hand.

Minutewomen adapting to Dawley’s offense

Although the Massachusetts women’s basketball team has yet to win a game so far this season, the team has adjusted well to UMass coach Sharon Dawley’s offensive system by averaging 57.5 points per game. The Minutewoemn have three players that lead the team in scoring with over 11 points.

Minutewomen sign Canadian for next year

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team signed its third recruit of the November early signing period on Thursday in 6-foot-1 Rashida Timbilla. She averaged 20.4 points and 14.4 rebounds per game for the Kanata Cavs.

Freshmen contributing early in season for Minutewomen

So far through two games in the young season, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team is receiving contributions from the freshmen class. The rookies accounted for 24 of the 48 total points for the Minutewomen in the loss to Providence.

Minutewomen search for first win this weekend

The opening weekend of the regular season wasn’t welcoming to new Massachusetts women’s basketball head coach Sharon Dawley. The Minutewomen will try to earn their first victory this weekend against LSU and Seton Hall in the Anaconda Sports SHU Classic.

Minutewomen sign top high school prospect Mital

On Nov. 16, the Massachusetts women’s basketball head coach Sharon Dawley announced the signing of Emily Mital, a high school player out of Texas. Mital led her high school in total career points and points in a single game.

Minutewomen opens up season against George Mason

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will begin its season on Friday in the opener against George Mason at the Mullins Center with a young roster, while battling nagging injuries. The Minutewomen will also travel to face off against Providence this Sunday.