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UMass football: Minutemen quarterback Carlos Davis expected to be healthy for Eastern Michigan

09-11-2023 4:37 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

It’s not easy to win games without your starting quarterback. It becomes daunting when you have to turn to your third string QB. Thankfully for the UMass football team, the latter shouldn’t be the case on Saturday when it travels to play Eastern...


UMass football: Injury status of QB Taisun Phommachanh unknown as Minutemen prep for home opener against Miami (Ohio)

09-08-2023 4:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST – Home sweet home; it’s about time.After two long road trips to New Mexico and Alabama, the UMass football team is finally geared up for its home opener. The Minutemen welcome Miami (Ohio) Saturday at 3:30 p.m., a game that UMass head coach...


UMass football: Minutemen look to carry momentum into SEC showdown at Auburn

09-01-2023 1:38 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — UMass football head coach Don Brown may sound a little bit like a broken record when talking to his team about game-plan preparation and handling business, but being around the game of football for as long as he has, he knows just how...


UMass soccer: Minutewomen use quick start to take down Syracuse in home opener, 2-0

08-31-2023 7:47 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — It took the UMass women’s soccer team just shy of three minutes to find the back of the net – off the foot of Sarah Defreitas from well outside the box – against Syracuse on Thursday evening.From there the Minutewomen didn’t look back,...


UMass football: Head coach Don Brown reflects on season-opening win over New Mexico State

08-28-2023 4:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Taisun Phommachanh dropped back to throw on the first play from scrimmage in the UMass football team’s season opener against New Mexico State on Saturday. Although the Minutemen’s junior quarterback – who was starting his first football game...


UMass football: Breaking down the entire 2023 schedule

08-25-2023 4:56 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Saturday marks game one of the 2023 college football season for the Massachusetts Minutemen. UMass has been ranked toward the very bottom of every poll over the past several years, and has won just one game in each of its last three full seasons...


2023 UMass football preview: Minutemen looking to “prove it” this season

08-25-2023 4:11 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

There was a phrase Massachusetts football coach Don Brown continued to use during his press conference on Monday ahead of the Minutemen’s opening game of the season against New Mexico State: prove it. Brown and his staff went into the offseason with...


UMass soccer: Alec Hughes tallies twice as Minutemen draw with Northeastern in season opener

08-24-2023 8:17 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Coming into this season, UMass men’s soccer coach Fran O’Leary challenged his team to really focus on finishing the scoring opportunities they create. Last season, the Minutemen were very competitive in the Atlantic 10, but only came away...


UMass legend Julius Erving makes Western Mass. appearance at Basketball Hall of Fame

08-23-2023 4:40 PM

 By GARRETT COTE

SPRINGFIELD – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame hadn’t been as packed all summer. Hundreds of basketball aficionados across several generations poured onto center court and filled the bleachers to listen intently to a legend of the...


UMass hockey: Event brings together Minutemen, sled hockey community

08-22-2023 4:59 PM

 By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Five-year-old Harper couldn’t help but smile as she zoomed around in her sled — with the help from her dad — faster than any other skater on the ice.Harper was one of the many participants in The Center for Human Development’s (CHD) All In...


UMass football: Minutemen turn attention to nationally-televised season opener Saturday against New Mexico State

08-21-2023 5:05 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

AMHERST — The UMass and New Mexico State football teams met in the final game of the season in 2021, a forgettable contest in which both squads entered with identical 1-10 records and were crawling to the finish line.When the Minutemen and the Aggies...


UMass football: Taisun Phommachanh named starting quarterback for Week 1

08-21-2023 5:03 PM

 By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST – The long wait is finally over — UMass football now has its QB1.Taisun Phommachanh will be leading what the Minutemen hope is a much-improved offense for their Week 1 game against New Mexico State this Saturday (7 p.m., ESPN), head coach Don...


The Real Score: Women’s World Cup showcasing investment

08-18-2023 9:27 AM

The sports landscape is evolving, marked by an unmistakable shift — investment in women’s sports has reached unprecedented heights. This transformation not only showcases athletic excellence but also underscores the profound value that women’s sports...


Former UMass star Cale Makar named cover athlete for NHL ’24 video game

08-16-2023 4:44 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Former UMass hockey star Cale Makar can now add another achievement to his ever-growing list.Earlier this week, EA Sports took to social media to announce that Makar will be on the cover of NHL 24 — the latest edition of the sport’s premier video...


UMass grad Destiney Philoxy paces Rwanda to AfroBasket opening win over Cote d’Ivoire

07-28-2023 8:30 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Destiney Philoxy repaid Rwanda’s faith immediately.After making the country’s AfroBasket 2023 roster following a tryout, the UMass graduate lit up Cote d’Ivoire in the tournament opener on home soil Friday. She scored a game-high 18 points to go along...


UMass football opens fall camp in sweltering July

07-28-2023 7:16 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Friday dawned bright and hot without a cloud in the sky, and UMass football coach Don Brown was ecstatic to see the weather forecast. With the first game of the season at New Mexico State, Brown wants his team used to playing in high temps. “It was a...


UMass women’s hockey club team gets generous donation from Midnight Ride Collective

07-27-2023 5:26 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

When the UMass women’s club hockey team asked the community for help in an effort to fund their season this year, one local organization stepped up to answer the call. The Midnight Ride Collective is marketed as an NIL collective specifically focused...


TBT: The Commonwealth UMass basketball alumni team’s run ends after Virginia Dream comeback

07-25-2023 4:44 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The emotion in The Commonwealth’s locker room resembled those after an NCAA Tournament loss.UMass’ alumni team fell 79-73 against Virginia Dream in the opening round of The Basketball Tournament on Monday in Syracuse, New York. The squad had only been...


Getting to know The Commonwealth team in The Basketball Tournament

07-23-2023 6:40 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – An introduction, or likely reintroduction, to the roster of The Commonwealth, UMass’ alumni team competing in The Basketball tournament. The (mostly) Minutemen will face The Virginia Dream at 9 p.m. in Syracuse on ESPNU.Most of the players...


TBT: The Commonwealth UMass basketball alumni team to face Virginia Dream after Rhode Island withdraws

07-21-2023 5:10 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST — The Commonwealth invoked John Calipari when the news came out Friday morning.UMass’ alumni team will no longer face The Rhody Way, a group of Rhode Island alums, in the first round of The Basketball Tournament after Rhody withdrew “due to...



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