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The Real Score: College athletes are going to be paid
06-20-2024 7:09 PM

In mid-May, a development in college athletics was leaked: the NCAA and major athletic conferences were in settlement discussions that could upend college athletics as we know it. This landmark case, House v. NCAA, amalgamates three class-action suits...

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UMass men’s basketball coach Frank Martin signs two-year contract extension
06-20-2024 12:34 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

UMass men’s basketball coach Frank Martin signed a two-year extension to keep him in Amherst through the 2028-29 season, UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford announced Thursday.Martin led the Minutemen to a 15-16 mark in his first season in 2022-23...


UMass launches task force in wake of spring protests, will also review police activity
06-17-2024 4:33 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

AMHERST — UMass Amherst Chancellor Javier Reyes has announced the creation of a Campus Demonstration Policy Task Force and an independent review of police activity on campus following events this spring that lead to more than 100 arrests on campus...


Book Bag: ‘Sandwich’ by Catherine Newman; ‘The Man Who Loved Trees’ by Annaliese Bischoff
06-14-2024 11:28 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

SandwichBy Catherine NewmanHarperCollins In late 2022, Amherst writer Catherine Newman released her first adult novel, “We All Want Impossible Things,” after previously publishing a number of nonfiction titles, a middle grade novel, and quite a bit of...


State auditor: UMass violated law in axing Advancement office last year
06-12-2024 4:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts officials violated provisions of the state’s Taxpayer Protection Act law when moving fundraising operations from the Advancement office to the private University Amherst Foundation, according to a final...


A ‘Refuse to Lose’ reunion: UMass stars gather to talk about Final Four run for new documentary
06-11-2024 6:10 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A Final Four run for the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team and its “Refuse to Lose” mantra that defined the program’s most successful era continues to provide fond memories for the players and coaches involved nearly 30 years...


NCAA v. House, Part 2: How would UMass athletics be affected by landmark settlement proposal?
06-07-2024 3:05 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

(This is part two of a two-part series. Part one can be found here.)The landscape of college athletics is changing. And it’s changing fast. In February, UMass became the latest FBS Division I school to announce a conference move, leaving its home of...


NCAA v. House, Part 1: How would UMass athletics be affected by landmark settlement proposal?
06-07-2024 2:50 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

(This is part one of a two-part series. Part two can be found here.)Late last month, the NCAA’s Board of Governors and the Power 5 conferences reached a $2.8 billion proposed settlement in NCAA v. House, a consolidated antitrust litigation of three...


Arts Briefs: A Sojourner Truth biographer comes to the Valley, a new take on a noted play, and more
06-06-2024 3:36 PM

Truth biographer comes to townFLORENCE — Historian Nell Irvin Painter, the author of an acclaimed biography of Sojourner Truth, will visit the town where the famed abolitionist once lived to talk about her newest book and about some of the ideas that...


UMass basketball: Florida State replaces BC as final team in Naismith Hall of Fame Showcase
06-05-2024 3:33 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Less than a week after the Boston College men’s basketball team dropped out of the 2024 Naismith Hall of Fame Basketball Showcase, the final spot for the three-team round-robin tournament has been filled by another Atlantic Coast Conference...


UMass athletics: Former XC, track coach Ken O’Brien passes away at age 82
06-04-2024 5:53 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Men's cross country and track and field coach emeritus and former head coach at the University of Massachusetts, Ken O’Brien, passed away Monday at the age of 82.O'Brien spent half a century in Amherst, coaching cross country and track and...


UMass basketball: Boston College drops out of Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase, won’t play Minutemen this season
05-31-2024 4:22 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — According to a source, the Daily Hampshire Gazette has learned that the Boston College men’s basketball team has backed out of the 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase at Mohegan Sun.The Eagles now make it two New England teams...


Retired UMass prof picked for Melinda French Gates’ $240M women empowerment project
05-30-2024 4:28 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A retired University of Massachusetts economics professor from the School of Public Policy is being awarded $20 million from Melinda French Gates’ philanthropic foundation, money that will go toward advancing women’s power on a global...


National grant powers AI-assisted research at UMass into ‘carbon efficiency’
05-24-2024 12:57 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

AMHERST — Artificial intelligence could be key in leading us toward a greener future. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, researchers were just awarded $12 million by the National Science foundation to develop a new field that aims to use...


UMass baseball: Minutemen’s stellar season comes to an end with A-10 tourney loss to Saint Joseph’s
05-22-2024 10:40 PM

One of the best UMass baseball seasons in over a decade came to a close on Wednesday night, as the Minutemen fell 12-2 to Saint Joseph’s in an elimination game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Capital One Park in Tysons, Va.UMass finished...


UMass baseball: Dayton holds off Minutemen 4-1 in opening round of Atlantic 10 tourney
05-21-2024 9:27 PM

Playing in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament for the first time in 12 years, the UMass baseball team dropped their opening game in the double-elimination event on Tuesday night.Third-seeded Dayton erased a 1-0 deficit and got past No. 6 UMass,...


UMass faculty, librarians vote no confidence in chancellor over protest breakup
05-20-2024 8:28 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Nearly 500 members of the faculty and librarians are expressing no confidence in the leadership of University of Massachusetts Chancellor Javier Reyes stemming from the breakup of a pro-Palestinian encampment on May 7 that led to the arrests...


Graduating amid signs of protest: 6,800 UMass students receive diplomas at ceremony briefly interrupted by walk out
05-18-2024 4:22 PM

By Elise Linscott

AMHERST — Several dozen protesters marched out of the 154th UMass Amherst Undergraduate Commencement ceremony this weekend when Chancellor Javier Reyes took the podium, including a few faculty members and people in the stands carrying banners,...


Narcan distribution growing at UMass as campus embraces harm reduction philosophy
05-17-2024 4:50 PM

By GRACE FIORI

AMHERST — At the University of Massachusetts, a passionate team is expanding campus access to Narcan and fentanyl testing strips, and their efforts are being welcomed by students, staff and faculty.At a recent outreach event — one of many initiatives...


The Real Score: Will AI necessarily make sports better? Will AI make the sport experience better?
05-16-2024 4:02 PM

Artificial intelligence is experiencing a renaissance. Tools like ChatGPT and Copilot are becoming a daily part of conversations. AI’s history stretches back nearly as far as computers themselves, but the advent of generative AI has made it more...


UMass basketball: Minutemen assistant coach Brett Nelson leaving for job at NC State; to be replaced by Matt Figger
05-16-2024 11:38 AM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — UMass men’s basketball assistant coach Brett Nelson has jumped ship to North Carolina State to accept another assistant role under Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts.North Carolina State is coming off one of the most impressive Cinderella runs...

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