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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,...

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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 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...


UMass basketball: Putnam Science’s Amadou Doumbia commits to Minutemen
05-15-2024 3:53 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — It looks as if the UMass men’s basketball team has rounded out its roster for the 2024-25 season.On Wednesday morning, high schooler Amadou Doumbia of Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut, announced on his social media pages that he would...


UMass chancellor defends protest crackdown, arrests
05-14-2024 6:55 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Chancellor Javier Reyes defended the arrests of 134 people at a campus pro-Palestinian encampment last week, telling a special session of the Faculty Senate on Tuesday afternoon that the decision to break up the...


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...


UMass basketball: Minutemen to add another transfer in Murray State forward Malek Abdelgowad
05-10-2024 9:38 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The UMass men’s basketball team added its third transfer of the week on Friday in former Murray State forward Malek Abdelgowad. He has one remaining season of eligibility.Abdelgowad stands 6-foot-10, 220 pounds and played 19 games off the bench for...


‘None of us deserved this’: Community members arrested at UMass Gaza protest critical of crackdown
05-10-2024 9:07 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An Amherst resident with two children in the public schools, Jill Brevik made her way to the University of Massachusetts campus Tuesday evening to offer protection to students at a pro-Palestinian encampment, by bearing witness and...


UMass graduation speaker Colson Whitehead pulls out over quashed campus protest
05-09-2024 8:04 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Disturbed by the arrests of 132 protesters on the University of Massachusetts campus this week during a pro-Palestinian encampment, Colson Whitehead, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the...


UMass student group declares no confidence in chancellor
05-09-2024 12:02 PM

By CHAD CAIN

AMHERST — A day after 132 people were arrested in pro-Palestinian protests on the University of Massachusetts campus, the university’s student government Wednesday night formally declared it had no confidence in Chancellor Javier Reyes and his...


UMass basketball: Minutemen nab another transfer in Arizona State forward Akil Watson
05-08-2024 4:03 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Just 24 hours ago, the UMass men’s basketball team hadn’t brought in a single transfer to replace the players who departed the program in the offseason. Now, after Wednesday’s signing of forward Akil Watson from Arizona State, the Minutemen have added...


More than 130 arrested at pro-Palestinian protest at UMass
05-08-2024 10:18 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH and ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

AMHERST — More than 130 people were arrested on the University of Massachusetts campus Tuesday night after those who set up a pro-Palestinian encampment on the South Lawn of the Student Union refused to dismantle tents and other parts of the site and...


UMass basketball: Bryant forward Daniel Rivera to be Minutemen’s first transfer of the offseason
05-07-2024 10:05 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Just days after UMass forward Matt Cross announced his transfer to SMU – one of five players to transfer away from the program this offseason – the Minutemen finally added their first piece to the 2024 roster on Tuesday night.Bryant’s Daniel Rivera...


Building agricultural resiliency: During tour with Senate leaders, Oliveira shows off research at UMass Cold Springs Orchard in Belchertown
05-06-2024 5:17 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — Among UMass Cold Springs Orchard’s 35 acres of apple trees hang little orange tents at the top of the trees that, despite the blazing color, are discretely managing pesky moths.These prism-shaped moth traps release pheromones to attract...


UMass basketball: Minutemen officially in 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase with Providence, Boston College and Temple
05-06-2024 3:50 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The news is officially official: the UMass men’s basketball program will be part of the four-team field in the 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase, the Hall announced on Monday.Joining the Minutemen is two other prestigious New England...


UMass lacrosse: Minutewomen edged by Richmond 14-13 in Atlantic 10 women’s title game
05-05-2024 3:20 PM

For the second year in a row, the Richmond women’s lacrosse team had UMass’ number in the Atlantic 10 championship game.Alexis Morton scored the game-winning goal for the Spiders with 3 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to lift No. 2...

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