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UMass basketball players Tafara Gapare & T.J. Weeks Jr. enter transfer portal
03-28-2023 7:00 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Two UMass men’s basketball players entered the transfer portal Tuesday.Both freshman forward Tafara Gapare and redshirt junior guard T.J. Weeks Jr. will transfer away from Amherst.Gapare, a Wellington, New Zealand, native played in 30 games for the...


UMass officers accused of excessive force in restraining student cleared
03-28-2023 3:19 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Two University of Massachusetts police officers who arrested a student on Commonwealth Avenue near the Mullins Center last November, an action that came under scrutiny by the campus administration for potential use of excessive force and...


UMass football notebook: Minutemen open spring practice ‘not starting from scratch’
03-28-2023 1:32 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST — Familiarity brought focus in the UMass football team’s first spring practice of 2023.The Minutemen opened the session in the indoor practice bubble Wednesday. They’ll practice 13 more times ahead of the April 29 spring game.“You know what’s...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen pound Albany on the boards to advance to WNIT 2nd round
03-17-2023 10:08 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – UMass’ strong presence on the low block overwhelmed Albany in the WNIT’s opening round Friday in Amherst. The Minutewomen grabbed 17 offensive rebounds and scored 25 second chance points en route to a 73-48 victory. They will face Harvard in...


UMass’ Isenberg school nets $20M gift, largest in business school’s history
03-16-2023 3:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $20 million donation that is the largest cash gift in the history of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts will go toward attracting and retaining top-tier faculty, supporting research and enhancing...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen hosting Albany in WNIT first round
03-16-2023 2:25 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

The UMass women's basketball team is coming back from an A10 tournament that was both successful and disappointing; the Minutewomen did reach their third consecutive title game, but couldn’t defend their title against No. 3 St. Louis in a 91-85...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen earn first-round WNIT home game against Albany
03-14-2023 12:08 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

The UMass women’s basketball team fell just short of its goal of qualifying for the NCAA tournament, but the program will still play postseason basketball. The Minutewomen earned an automatic bid to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT),...


Matt Cross’ basketball odyssey led him back home to UMass
03-10-2023 7:14 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Matt Cross spent the last seven years of his life at a different school each year before arriving at UMass.He chose to make some moves to face better competition, prepare himself for his future or seek greater opportunity. Circumstances...


UMass hockey ‘slipped’ this season but will adjust
03-09-2023 3:50 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

CHESTNUT HILL – The maroon helmets never changed. Massachusetts still spread across their chests in maroon or white. But it still didn’t look like the same UMass hockey team this season. At least, UMass hockey as constructed over the past four...


UMass basketball: Frank Martin laid the foundation in first season leading Minutemen
03-08-2023 4:52 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Frank Martin spent as much time as a concrete mason as a basketball coach in his first season leading the UMass men’s basketball program. He laid the foundation that the Minutemen’s future success can rise from.UMass’ season ended Tuesday against...


Amherst, UMass authorities regroup after mass partying
03-08-2023 4:12 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Classes running later into the spring at the University of Massachusetts and graduation at the end of May for the first time in 14 years means many students will be staying in Amherst for more warm weather weekends.Since the change in the...


Hockey East tournament: UMass hockey hoping 4th time is the charm against BC
03-07-2023 9:12 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The old adage says beating a team three times in a season is hard. What about four?The UMass hockey team will face Boston College for the fourth time this season at 7 p.m. Wednesday inside Conte Forum in the Hockey East tournament preliminary...


UMass unions speak out at rally against move to privatize jobs
03-07-2023 5:03 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Gail Gunn has been part of a team that has brought giving to the University of Massachusetts to record-breaking levels, yet near the end of her career the longtime UMass employee is feeling betrayed by administrators.She contends that the...


UMass basketball: Minutemen’s offense fizzles in lopsided Atlantic 10 Tournament opening-round loss to Richmond
03-07-2023 4:09 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Going out with a whimper would have been an improvement.The UMass men’s basketball team scored a season-low 38 points and fell 71-38 against Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament’s opening game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on...


UMass students: ‘Everyone’ was drinking from borgs
03-07-2023 9:39 AM

By MADDIE FABIAN

AMHERST — Another “Blarney Blowout,” the annual unsanctioned St. Patrick’s-inspired party, has come and gone at UMass Amherst. Each year, the celebration that kicks off spring break is filled with rowdy drinking, but this year nearly 30 students were...


College binge drinking on ‘borgs’ leads to record visits to Cooley Dickinson Hospital
03-06-2023 8:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — It’s the kind of record that a community doesn’t want to see their local hospital break, but that’s exactly what happened Saturday when alcohol consumption among college-age people contributed to a record number of ambulance arrivals over a...


UMass basketball: Minutemen open Atlantic 10 tournament play with first-round tilt against Richmond
03-06-2023 6:07 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

All 15 Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball teams are facing the same pressure this week at the Barclays Center: win the conference tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament, or lose and go home.UMass, seeded 13th, has a longer road than most. The...


UMass basketball: Cornerstones Sam Breen, Destiney Philoxy helped put Minutewomen on the national scene
03-05-2023 6:29 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

It’s a story Tory Verdi loves to tell. When he first took the head coaching job at UMass back in 2016, people told him he was ‘crazy’ for coming to a program with nothing. It had no history, no culture of winning. Why would he go there? What possessed...


UMass hockey sweeps Maine; will visit BC to open Hockey East tournament
03-04-2023 11:53 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Cal Kiefiuk scored two goals in the first period, and the UMass hockey team defeated Maine 4-3 on Saturday to sweep the Black Bears in Alford Arena for the first time since 2010.The Minutemen hadn’t swept a Hockey East series all season, and it was...


Unions: UMass putting 100 jobs in jeopardy with privatization plan
03-04-2023 9:52 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Unions at the University of Massachusetts are contending that more than 100 state jobs, and their accompanying benefits, are being unlawfully privatized by administrators at the Amherst campus in a restructuring of the UMass Advancement...

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