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Minutemen out of sorts in 69-53 loss to Richmond

Sunday, February 7, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. — University of Richmond’s new defensive style ended its recent struggles and restarted UMass’ at the same time. The Minutemen never got on track offensively Saturday and fell 69-53 at the Robins Center. Richmond has played a 2-3 matchup zone mixed with man-to-man since Chris Mooney was hired in 2005. The matchup is different enough to require extra preparation for most opponents. In most years, it’s been one … 0

Recruiting continues, as several top 2017 QBs are already committed

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended. In fact, any programs that didn’t get their quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many of the top high school signal-callers in the class of 2017 have already made their … 0

UMass works OT to halt losing steak

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST — When Trey Davis, one UMass’ most reliable free-throw shooters ever, missed two from the line that could have sealed a Minuteman win in the final 10 seconds Tuesday night at the William D. Mullins Center vs. Rhode Island, there was an uneasy feeling in the arena. After seven straight losses, the Minutemen went to overtime without Donte Clark, who’d led UMass … 0

Okla. 3rd, Iowa 4th, Irish 6th

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6. Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings. The Sooners (10-1) … 0

Moving on from Ohio St.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A season’s worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1. Not now. Not for the rest of this season. … 0

Favored UMass crunched, 20-13

Sunday, November 22, 2015

AMHERST — It was far from the kind of lasting impression the UMass senior class hoped to leave. Last season, Miami (Ohio) rallied from a 27-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Minutemen, 42-41, snapping its 22-game losing skid. Saturday afternoon, the RedHawks came into McGuirk Alumni Stadium having … 0

Minuteman seniors would like to go out with a victory

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AMHERST — The goals are modest, simple and straightforward for the UMass football team when it hosts Miami (Ohio) Saturday at 1 p.m. at McGuirk Stadium. • Win its third game, which would match the Minutemen’s total for last year, the most wins since moving up to the … 0

UMass dunks Bears

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AMHERST — UMass basketball won’t get many opportunities to have the kind of just plain fun the Minutemen enjoyed Thursday night at the Mullins Center. Tying a school record with 16 made 3-pointers — and getting contributions all the way down the roster to deep reserve walk-on Zach … 0

Clemson D won’t blame its late-season decline on depletion of quality depth

Friday, November 20, 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson’s top-ranked defense came at teams in waves last season, smothering opponents with nearly two full units of talented and experienced players. Without that same depth this year, the Tigers have slipped into a late-season … 0

Woman reports rape at home of Cornhuskers’ football players

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. — Police said Tuesday they were investigating a report of a sexual assault at the residence of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and standout receiver Jordan Westerkamp. Officer Katie Flood said a 20-year-old woman went to … 0

Hinds helps UMass defeat Harvard, 69-63

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — There was no last-second shot this time. For the first time in three seasons, a UMass-Harvard game was decided sooner than the last possession. The Minutemen jumped out to a 15-point lead early in the second half and held off a late Harvard rally to prevail … 0

Davis ignites UMass’ 85-79 hoop victory

Sunday, November 15, 2015

AMHERST — Saturday’s season opener may not gone the way Derek Kellogg had expected, but the UMass basketball coach could at least count on some customary late heroics from Trey Davis. The senior guard scored 10 straight points for the Minutemen in the game’s final 2:35, helping to … 0

Minutemen lose, 4-2

Friday, November 13, 2015

AMHERST — UMass’ late comeback proved for naught. Merrimack took advantage of a bad Minuteman clear attempt midway through the third period and the Warriors left the Mullins Center with a 4-2 win Friday. After a slow start, UMass briefly held momentum from the end of the second … 0