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UMass football: Minutemen cancel 10 future games to make room for MAC schedule
05-14-2024 6:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — With the UMass football team’s return to the Mid-American Conference (MAC), the Minutemen have canceled 10 future football games to make room for their built-in conference games – FBSchedules.com reported on Monday.Those games, four of which...

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UMass football: Spring Game closes one chapter for Minutemen, 2024 season fast approaching
04-27-2024 5:27 PM

By GARRETT COTE AND CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST — For a coach who’s been in the business for as long as UMass football head coach Don Brown has, it’s hard to find something he hasn’t already seen.But during the Minutemen’s month of spring practice, they impressed the longtime coach with...


UMass’ leading rusher Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams re-enters transfer portal
03-28-2024 8:21 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams, UMass’ leading rusher in 2023, announced he is re-entering the transfer portal on Thursday. Lynch-Adams’ announcement comes in the first week of full spring practice for the Minutemen.In 2023 as a redshirt junior, Lynch-Adams...


UMass football: Record number of players participate in Minutemen’s pro day
03-26-2024 7:52 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST — The UMass football program held its annual pro day on Tuesday afternoon in front of scouts for the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Minutemen held their first spring practice of the year in the morning.UMass had 10 football...


UMass football: Minutemen back to work, ‘good feeling to be back’ for Don Brown as spring practice opens
03-26-2024 5:15 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Prior to the UMass football team’s first spring practice of the season on Tuesday morning, head coach Don Brown addressed his team regarding the Minutemen’s current standing with the Mid-American Conference.Brown looked at his players and...


Breaking down the financial implications for UMass athletics after move to the Mid-American Conference
03-19-2024 6:17 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

When UMass joins the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, athletic director Ryan Bamford expects the school will bring in more revenue than it did when competing in the Atlantic 10.“This will allow us to grow our revenues to the...


Two Amhersts? UMass, Buffalo eyeing potential rivalry in MAC
03-19-2024 3:29 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Amherst versus… Amherst?They say yes.With UMass’s entrance into the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, the Minutemen are going to need some new rivals. And the athletic directors at UMass and Buffalo are already working on...


UMass football, basketball recruits talk school’s move to the MAC
03-16-2024 10:41 AM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

With UMass’ move from the Atlantic 10 to the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, recruiting for football and men’s basketball is sure to change.The Daily Hampshire Gazette caught up with Dajoure Hollingsworth, a football commit who...


Miami University football coach Chuck Martin says getting to play for a MAC title should motivate UMass: “That is our big dance”
03-08-2024 5:59 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST – One of the benefits for the UMass football program’s transition to the MAC will be potential entrance into a conference championship game, something the Minutemen have not been able to play for in eight years as an FBS independent.The Daily...


Move to the MAC a relief for Don Brown, UMass football schedule-makers
03-08-2024 5:58 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Don Brown moseyed his way up to the table in front of a packed house inside the Martin Jacobson Football Performance Center adjacent McGuirk Alumni Stadium.The UMass football head coach cracked a smile as he gave his opening remarks about...


Exploring the timeline of events that ultimately led UMass to the MAC
03-07-2024 6:53 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST – Though UMass only officially announced its transition from the Atlantic 10 to the MAC at Thursday’s press conference, it’s a move that’s been in the works for months, if not years.UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford came into the job in...


UMass Hall of Famer, ESPN broadcaster Rene Ingoglia on move to MAC: “for some years now, there’s a bus, and football drives the bus”
03-01-2024 9:43 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

UMass Hall of Famer and ESPN college football analyst Rene Ingoglia spoke with the Daily Hampshire Gazette to share his thoughts on UMass’ move to the MAC for the 2025-26 academic year, ending its short-lived and unsuccessful experiment as an FBS...


Colleges notebook: UMass hires Shane Montgomery as new offensive coordinator
02-15-2024 3:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Following the departure of offensive coordinator Steve Casula, the UMass football team had perhaps the most important decision of its offseason when choosing who was going to fill the hole.Casula left to take the tight ends coaching job for the...


UMass football: Minutemen announce transfer additions for 2024 season
02-01-2024 5:24 PM

As the spring 2024 semester officially kicked off at UMass on Thursday, head coach Don Brown and the Minutemen were able to announce the next set of roster additions with 19 transfer student-athletes joining the team. Among the 19 transfers, 12 are on...


Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Football Player of the Year: Owen Dawson, South Hadley
01-16-2024 3:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

It’s second nature for a running back to thank their offensive line anytime they’re recognized for an individual award or achieve an individual feat like rushing for 1,000 yards in a season. And while it seems like a cliche, they really couldn’t do...


Colleges notebook: Former UMass DB Josh Wallace now a national champion with Michigan
01-11-2024 1:37 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Josh Wallace stood on the turf inside NRG Stadium in Houston Monday night submerged in Maize and Blue confetti.The senior defensive back and his Michigan Wolverines were crowned as College Football Playoff National Champions after defeating...


Thanksgiving football: South Hadley looks to keep momentum on Turkey Day when it travels to Holyoke
11-22-2023 5:57 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Now approaching their sixth Thanksgiving Day meeting, it seems fair to officially call the Holyoke-South Hadley Thanksgiving game a rivalry. The Purple Knights and Tigers will face off at the Roberts Complex in Holyoke on Thursday at 10 a.m. for...


Smith Vocational falls in state vocational football semifinals (PHOTOS)
11-17-2023 9:23 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

NORTHAMPTON — With three seconds left on the clock in the first half, the semifinal matchup between No. 2 Smith Vocational and No. 3 Blue Hills seemed to balance on a thread. The Vikings desperately needed a stop to go into halftime with some...


Week 8 Football: Amherst suffers 2nd straight loss in 42-14 defeat at West Springfield
10-27-2023 11:42 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The West Springfield football team needed just 12 minutes to rack up 20 points against visiting Amherst, and the rest of the game went downhill from there for the Hurricanes.West Springfield’s offense ran rampant against Amherst,...


High schools: Madeline Hockman hat trick lifts Amherst girls soccer past Northampton in Battle of the Bridge (PHOTOS)
09-22-2023 9:45 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

AMHERST — The scene was tense between the Amherst and Northampton girls soccer teams on Friday. Amherst held a 3-1 lead midway through the second half, but the Blue Devils refused to give the ‘Canes an inch. Northampton finally got the momentum it...


Week 2 Football: Jared Baer’s late TD sends Smith Vocational past Ludlow, 36-30
09-15-2023 11:32 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

With the clock ticking down in the fourth quarter and the score between Smith Vocational and Ludlow tied at 30 apiece, the tension couldn’t have been higher between the two football teams.Something had to give. Smith Voc’s Jared Baer took the game...

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