UMass basketball: Rahsool Diggins signs NIL deal to stay with Minutemen

04-10-2024 8:20 PM


AMHERST — Another member of the band has made his decision, and it’s a good one for the UMass men’s basketball team.Following a career year, junior Rahsool Diggins has signed an NIL deal with The Massachusetts Collective, the collective announced on...

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Former UMass basketball player Josh Cohen follows Eric Musselman, will transfer to Southern California

04-05-2024 5:20 PM


Former UMass men’s basketball forward Josh Cohen announced last week he would be transferring to Arkansas, ending his Minutemen career after one season. And on Thursday, he broke some more news to the college basketball world.Cohen announced he would...

UMass notebook: Josh Cohen (Arkansas), Robert Davis Jr. (Old Dominion) have new homes as transfer portal remains busy

04-02-2024 4:46 PM


AMHERST — Two former UMass men’s basketball players have already found new homes after announcing they would be entering the transfer portal in mid-March.Josh Cohen told On3Sports last week that he would be joining Arkansas for the upcoming men’s...

UMass hockey: 9-time national champion Denver awaits Minutemen in NCAA Springfield Regional opener

03-27-2024 5:06 PM


SPRINGFIELD — Greg Carvel had his house to himself last Saturday, the date of the University of Denver’s NCHC title game with Omaha. If Denver won, the UMass ice hockey head coach and his team would be back in the NCAA tournament. A loss would mark...

UMass football: Record number of players participate in Minutemen’s pro day

03-26-2024 7:52 PM


AMHERST — The UMass football program held its annual pro day on Tuesday afternoon in front of scouts for the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Minutemen held their first spring practice of the year in the morning.UMass had 10 football...

UMass football: Minutemen back to work, ‘good feeling to be back’ for Don Brown as spring practice opens

03-26-2024 5:15 PM


AMHERST — Prior to the UMass football team’s first spring practice of the season on Tuesday morning, head coach Don Brown addressed his team regarding the Minutemen’s current standing with the Mid-American Conference.Brown looked at his players and...

UMass basketball: Minutemen’s Jaylen Curry, Daniel Hankins-Sanford agree to NIL deals with The Massachusetts Collective

03-26-2024 5:00 PM


AMHERST — Within the last two days, the UMass men’s basketball team received big news regarding two of its student-athletes.Freshman guard Jaylen Curry and sophomore forward Daniel Hankins-Sanford each signed NIL deals with The Massachusetts...

UMass hockey: Breaking down the four teams (Denver, Maine, Cornell, UMass) in the Springfield Regional

03-26-2024 4:52 PM


SPRINGFIELD — For the first time ever, Springfield will serve as a regional host for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament this week.The MassMutual Center will play host to Denver, Maine, Cornell and UMass in a four-team regional with a spot...

UMass hockey: Minutemen earn at-large selection to NCAA tourney, will play Denver at MassMutual Center in Springfield

03-24-2024 6:45 PM


The UMass hockey team is dancing.The Minutemen got in just under the wire when they were selected for the NCAA Division 1 Tournament. UMass earned a spot in the 16-team field as the final at-large pick when the brackets were released during the...

UMass Basketball: Keon Thompson enters transfer portal

03-22-2024 10:06 AM


AMHERST — The UMass men’s basketball team is down another crucial piece from this year’s team.Keon Thompson, the Minutemen’s starting point guard, entered the transfer portal on Thursday morning, per several reports. The sophomore floor general...

UMass hockey: Minutemen primed for top-seeded Boston College with spot in Hockey East finals on the line

03-21-2024 1:00 PM


For the third time in four years, the Massachusetts hockey team finds itself at TD Garden in Boston with a chance to capture a Hockey East championship. Before the Minutemen can begin thinking about lifting the title for the third time in the last...

Breaking down the financial implications for UMass athletics after move to the Mid-American Conference

03-19-2024 6:17 PM


When UMass joins the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, athletic director Ryan Bamford expects the school will bring in more revenue than it did when competing in the Atlantic 10.“This will allow us to grow our revenues to the...

Two Amhersts? UMass, Buffalo eyeing potential rivalry in MAC

03-19-2024 3:29 PM


Amherst versus… Amherst?They say yes.With UMass’s entrance into the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, the Minutemen are going to need some new rivals. And the athletic directors at UMass and Buffalo are already working on...

UMass basketball: Josh Cohen, Robert Davis Jr. first Minutemen to enter transfer portal

03-18-2024 12:40 PM


AMHERST — One of the first dominoes to fall is a massive one for the UMass men’s basketball team.Minutemen forward Josh Cohen has entered the transfer portal, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported late Monday morning. The 6-foot-10 senior has one year of...

UMass football, basketball recruits talk school’s move to the MAC

03-16-2024 10:41 AM


With UMass’ move from the Atlantic 10 to the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, recruiting for football and men’s basketball is sure to change.The Daily Hampshire Gazette caught up with Dajoure Hollingsworth, a football commit who...

UMass hockey: Minutemen open Hockey East tournament with quarterfinal date at No. 4 Providence on Saturday

03-15-2024 3:14 PM


It’s now or never time for the Massachusetts hockey team. After suffering a pair of losses to Maine to close out the Hockey East regular season, the Minutemen find themselves ranked 15th in PairWise heading into this weekend’s Hockey East quarterfinal...

UMass basketball: First-half hole too big to overcome as Minutemen end season with 73-59 loss to VCU in Atlantic 10 quarterfinals

03-14-2024 6:45 PM


BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Following his fourth 3-pointer of the second half, Rahsool Diggins helped cut the UMass men’s basketball team’s once 17-point deficit to six with 4 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in the game.The Minutemen earned a stop on the other end...

UMass basketball: Second half rally against VCU a microcosm of the season as Minutemen never threw in the towel

03-14-2024 6:45 PM


BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A year removed from the worst loss in its Atlantic 10 conference tournament history, the UMass men’s basketball team stared another one directly in the face halfway through Thursday’s Atlantic 10 quarterfinal at Barclays Center.From a...

The Real Score: Beware the March “Madness” of sports betting

03-14-2024 1:01 PM

This Sunday, the March Madness brackets will be set, enabling millions of sport consumers to place bets that will total in the billions of dollars (you should also expect to see some ads from the sports books…).This week, in recognition of March...

UMass basketball: Minutemen to meet VCU, first Atlantic 10 semifinal berth since 2013

03-13-2024 4:18 PM


BROOKLYN, N.Y. — During UMass men’s basketball head coach Frank Martin’s press conference on Tuesday morning, he consistently referenced one word that was vital for his team over the past week: rest.It’ll be eight days between when the Minutemen...

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