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What made UMass an appealing option for the MAC to offer its first full membership spot since 1998?
03-08-2024 12:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — About a decade ago, the UMass football program wrapped up its four-year stint (2012-2015) in the Mid-American Conference having started, and finished, as one of the least successful programs during its time in the conference.Given that the...


MAC basketball coaches hope the addition of UMass raises the bar for rest of the league
03-07-2024 9:30 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST – UMass director of athletics Ryan Bamford confirmed on Thursday that UMass will increase its men’s basketball budget upon entrance to the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year. UMass spent $4.5 million on men’s basketball last...


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...


A moving MAC moment: UMass formally introduced as 13th member of the Mid-American Conference
03-07-2024 5:54 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — After more than a week since the news first broke, University of Massachusetts athletic department officials held a press conference Thursday morning to celebrate their joining the Mid-American Conference.UMass Chancellor Javier Reyes,...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen's season comes to an end with 81-57 loss to Duquesne in Atlantic 10 tourney second round
03-07-2024 5:15 PM

After an opening-round victory over La Salle on Wednesday, the UMass women’s basketball team was unable to keep its Atlantic 10 Tournament run going on Thursday.The 13th-seeded Minutewomen fell into a double-digit deficit after the first quarter and...


UMass hockey: Minutemen close out regular season with pivotal series at Maine
03-07-2024 4:35 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Hockey East Tournament implications are on the line for the Massachusetts hockey team when it closes out its regular season with Maine this weekend. The Minutemen enter the weekend in a tie with Providence for fourth place in the league with 36...


Direct from the Sunshine State: Augusta Savage Gallery celebrates its namesake with group show from Florida
03-07-2024 1:13 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Augusta Savage rose to prominence as a sculptor and educator when she moved to New York City in the 1920s, where she soon became a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance.But Savage, who was also a determined advocate for equal rights for African...


Granby’s Mike Toth leads UMass baseball to first win over ranked opponent in over 20 years
03-07-2024 11:28 AM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Over the weekend, the UMass baseball team recorded its first win over a ranked opponent in over 20 years, handing No. 13 Virginia its first loss of the season with a 10-5 road win on Saturday afternoon.Granby High School graduate Mike Toth was at the...


UMass basketball: Shorthanded Minutemen survive, edge Fordham 66-64 to reach 20 wins
03-06-2024 10:54 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — There was a lot on the line heading into the UMass men’s basketball team’s matchup with Fordham on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.The Minutemen were looking for their first 20-win season in 10 years, their first three-game conference...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen advance in Atlantic 10 tourney with 54-49 win over La Salle
03-06-2024 3:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The previous two times the UMass women’s basketball team played La Salle this season, the Minutewomen held late leads in the fourth quarter and watched them slip away en route to two heartbreaking conference defeats.But on Wednesday afternoon in...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen looking to end season strong at Atlantic 10 tourney
03-05-2024 5:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

It’s been a complete turnaround from last season, and not the turnaround the UMass women’s basketball team had hoped for.It was going to be almost impossible to replicate the success the 2022-23 team had last winter (program record in wins, Atlantic...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to get to 20 wins in regular season finale against Fordham
03-05-2024 5:11 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Only three scholarship players were set to return from last season’s UMass men’s basketball team. Just as fans did following each disappointing loss throughout the 2022-23 campaign, players filed for the exits following one final stinker in...


UMass hockey: Ryan Ufko’s second OT winner in as many nights sends Minutemen past Lowell
03-02-2024 10:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — With the UMass hockey team awaiting an offensive zone faceoff while on the power play in overtime, UMass Lowell elected to take a timeout to talk over its defensive strategy for the biggest moment in the game.Minutemen defenseman Ryan Ufko...


UMass basketball: Matt Cross, Daniel Hankins-Sanford make plays late as Minutemen win at Davidson for first time since 1998
03-02-2024 5:22 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Trailing by three points with under a minute to go, the UMass men’s basketball team turned to one player to carry them to a comeback victory.That would be Matt Cross, who nailed four consecutive free throws as part of his game-high 26 points to boost...


UMass’ NIL Collectives excited about move to the MAC: “If we get this right, we have a bright future”
03-02-2024 5:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — All signs pointed to something happening soon, but Corey Schneider had no idea it would be that soon.At a Feb. 22 event held at the UMass Club in Boston, nearly the entire UMass Board of Trustees was in attendance – which is fairly unusual,...


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...


Rural issues on a global stage: Renowned climate justice activist Flowers gives keynote at UMass for Black History Month
03-01-2024 5:13 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — Before acclaimed environmental activist Catherine Coleman Flowers said one word about herself at the outset of a talk at UMass on Thursday night, she expressed gratitude to marginalized communities across the country who trusted her to share...


Natural history, art museum leaders at UMass raise concerns about storage of collections
03-01-2024 3:58 PM

By NAILA MOREIRA

UMass does not have a natural history museum, something of a quirk of history.Specimens from the university’s collection were once stored and displayed in large glass cases in South College, which burned down in the late 1800s. The collection was...


Speaker for the whales: Indigenous artist interprets endangered right whale’s legacy and meaning
03-01-2024 3:57 PM

By NAILA MOREIRA

Two new exhibitions inspired by the life and skeleton of the whale Staccato — a grandmother North Atlantic right whale whose remains came to UMass’ natural history collection after her death in 1999 — are now open to the public.Indigenous artist...


UMass hockey: Minutemen ready to play UMass Lowell for first time this season
02-29-2024 5:55 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

By the end of the weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team will have officially squared off with every Hockey East opponent this season.UMass, coming off a series against UNH where the Minutemen knocked off the Wildcats at home on Friday and fell in...

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