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UMass basketball defense has slipped to start A10 play
01-12-2023 6:49 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Maybe like many college students, the UMass men’s basketball team lost its home over holiday break.The Minutemen allowed just 65.7 points per game in 12 games before the 11-day hiatus after non conference play. Only two opponents cracked 70 points,...


UMass basketball notebook: Winning start demands more effort from Minutemen
01-10-2023 5:58 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Winning elicits a different level of intensity from opponents. After a 9-3 start in nonconference play, the UMass men’s basketball team hasn’t always matched what its first three Atlantic 10 foes have brought.“When you lose games, it's easy...


Late heroics help Amherst College basketball upend rival Williams
01-07-2023 3:22 PM

By HOWARD HERMAN

AMHERST — The biggest play of the night was made by the smallest player on the floor.Canin Reynolds’ drive and dish to Ryker Vance with 6.9 seconds left to play led to an old-fashioned 3-point play. That gave Amherst enough of a cushion to hold off...


UMass basketball freshman Keon Thompson stays ready for his moments
01-06-2023 5:56 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Saint Louis point guard Yuri Collins stepped backward to avoid a Dyondre Dominguez screen. He followed the scouting report on UMass freshman point guard Keon Thompson, who had missed the first nine triples of his career.Thompson rose without...


‘It’s a hockey game, but it’s a little more than that’: UMass hockey focusing on business ahead of Frozen Fenway matchup against Boston College
01-06-2023 5:28 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

UMass hockey coach Greg Carvel can’t even pull a Norman Dale, the Hickory high basketball coach who told his team the rims in massive state tournament gym are just as tall as the ones at home in Hoosiers, when the Minutemen play at Fenway Park. The...


Baseball’s always held a special place in UMass hockey coach Greg Carvel’s heart
01-05-2023 5:32 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Baseball has always held a special place in UMass hockey coach Greg Carvel’s heart. It might ruffle Minutemen or Red Sox fans that come to see UMass play Boston College at Fenway Park on Saturday (6 p.m. NESN), but his greatest baseball memory...


Unwavering love for UMass basketball brought Derek Kellogg back home
12-16-2022 3:16 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST — The lights in Derek Kellogg’s Amherst house flickered on when he flipped the switch after five years. The family kept the home in Western Massachusetts even after UMass fired him in 2017 and he took over Long Island University.It was like...


Before his role as a key member of the UMass football team, Josh Wallace stood out for DeMatha Catholic basketball 
09-30-2022 6:34 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST — Justin Moore laughed to himself standing in the paint.He and the rest of his DeMatha Catholic teammates hadn’t had to play much defense yet during the 2018 WCAC basketball semifinal because Josh Wallace hounded the opposing point guard 94...


Defensive backs dominating early at UMass spring practice
04-19-2022 4:33 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – The UMass defensive backs group would spend a lot of time in the principal’s office, because they have bullied the Minutemen’s offense this spring.Few catches occur uncontested, and those that do require a perfect route from the receiver....


UMass football spring notebook: Alex Miller honing finer points with large returning O-line group
04-07-2022 1:38 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Even when he was UMass’ acting head coach at the end of last season, Alex Miller never stopped coaching offensive linemen.The former UMass center took the helm of the program after Walt Bell’s firing in early November. He was head coach Don...


Amherst native Ryan Leonard commits to Boston College hockey
08-01-2021 8:24 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Ryan Leonard wanted to start his own legacy, not follow his family’s.The Amherst native and former Pope Francis forward announced his commitment to play hockey for Boston College on Sunday in an Instagram post.“It’s nothing against other schools, but...


Tony Bergeron no longer a UMass basketball assistant coach
03-21-2021 1:26 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Tony Bergeron will no longer be a member of the UMass basketball coaching staff moving forward, the school confirmed Saturday.He’s the latest member of the program to exit after Tre Mitchell and Carl Pierre entered the transfer portal last week.The...


The Great Experiment: The virtual college campus in the time of COVID-19
04-25-2020 8:59 AM

EDITED BY MAX DUTZIK HENRICKS,PARKER PETERS, NICO RIBADENEYRA and MIRANDA DEBRUYN

Note: This is the first of three narrative reports in a special series produced by Professor Kathy Roberts Forde’s “Longform Narrative” class in the Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Until the COVID-19 crisis disrupted...


Editorial: PVTA, Five Colleges must preserve bus routes
07-18-2017 7:49 PM

The potential scaling back of Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus routes serving the Five Colleges is troubling because hundreds of people would lose public transportation vital to their studies and livelihoods.We urge the PVTA advisory board, which...


Tuesday’s colleges: UMass set to face to top-ranked Florida in NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament
05-02-2017 11:26 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

For the UMass tennis team to continue its magical run in the NCAA Tournament, the Minutewomen are going to have to pull a monumental upset. UMass’ reward for winning the Atlantic 10 championship in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, was a trip back to the...


After down seasons, UMass softball is competing for Atlantic 10 title again
04-30-2017 9:30 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

AMHERST – For the better part of a quarter century, the UMass softball program was either at or near the top of the Atlantic 10 standings.But for the past four seasons, as the Minutewomen coped, first with legendary coach Elaine Sortino’s cancer and...


Maryland transfer Jaylen Brantley joining UMass basketball program
04-23-2017 10:57 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

UMass got a potential starting guard, and Jaylen Brantley got a homecoming.Brantley, a graduate transfer from Maryland, told both ESPN and CBS that he plans to complete his career at UMass.The 5-foot-11 point guard from Springfield will have his...


UMass women’s lacrosse clinches Atlantic 10 regular season title with comeback
04-23-2017 10:56 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

AMHERST — In the 52 previous victories in UMass’ record conference winning streak, there haven’t been many where the Minutewomen fell as far behind as they did Sunday against George Mason.But, in what could be a preview of the Atlantic 10 championship...


UMass basketball coach Matt McCall not worried by transfers
04-21-2017 12:39 AM

By MATT VAUTOUR

New UMass coach Matt McCall said he knew when he was hired that there was a good possibility players would transfer, so he said he wasn’t fazed by the five players who have already departed.“Anytime there’s change and there’s turnover. 99.9 percent of...


Wednesday’s colleges: UMass beats Northeastern at Fenway Park
04-19-2017 10:55 PM

Staff reports

The UMass baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to beat Northeastern, 6-5, in the Beanpot consolation game, Wednesday at Fenway Park in Boston.Mike Geannelis had two hits and three RBIs.Jon Avallone added two hits.Casey...

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