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Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a Q&A with UMass football recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach Spencer Whipple. The pair discuss the workings of recruiting for UMass along with what recruits are looking for when choosing to sign with the Minutemen.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story today where he get the thoughts of men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg and football coach Mark Whipple on the departure of athletic director John McCutcheon. McCutcheon's 11-year tenure will come to an end on Feb. 20 at UMass as he takes over at UC Santa Barbara.

Coverage Of @UMassHockey's Win Over #12/11 UMass Lowell

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The UMass hockey team built a 4-0 lead and rolled to a 5-2 win over nationally-ranked UMass Lowell last night at the Mullins Center.

Several news outlets had coverage of the win:

Collegian: UMass hockey silences UMass Lowell in 5-2 victory
Collegian: Youth at the forefront of UMass hockey's recent surge
Boston Herald: Frank Vatrano, UMass dismantle UML

Also check out the highlights and postgame press conference from UMass Sports Network:

MBB Gameday Preview: La Salle, 2/8/15

It's game day in Western Massachusetts as the UMass Minutemen host to La Salle Explorers on Sunday afternoon.

UMass (13-9, 6-3 A-10) vs. La Salle (13-9, 5-4 A-10)
Game InfoSunday, Feb. 8, 4:00 p.m. ET
LocationAmherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch CBS Sports Network | CBS Sports Network Channel Finder
Online Videowatch None
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | La Salle Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball

Philip Sanzo of the Daily Collegian has a look at the UMass tennis team's path to the Atlantic 10 Championship this year and what head coach Judy Dixon thinks it will take for her team to reach the championship match again in 2015.

Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian has a preview of the spring schedule for the UMass tennis team after what head coach Judy Dixon called a strong fall campaign. The Minutewomen are looking to keep their status as one of the elite programs in the Atlantic 10 after reaching the semifinals of the championship tournament in each of the last three seasons.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story focusing on what the University is looking for in its next Athletic Director to replace outgoing John McCutcheon. Bob Goodhue has been named the interim Athletic Director as the search takes place. Search committee chairman and Vice Chancellor for University Relations John Kennedy says the next permanent A.D. will need to be the face of the program with a vision for the future.

The Springfield Republican had an editorial commenting on the role Bob Goodhue will play in the transition of John McCutcheon to a new permanent Athletic Director. McCutcheon has been named the new A.D. at UC Santa Barbara after serving 11 years at UMass. Goodhue was named last week as interim A.D. during the search for McCutcheon's replacement.

Matt Vines of the Shreveport Times in Louisiana has a story on Parkway High School's six football signees last week - a record for the school. Part of that group was tight end Artayvious Lynn who signed with UMass.

"I prefer the cold, and if I could up there now, I would," Lynn said. "The snow was lovely to me on my visit. The snowball fights -- it was all lovely to me.  "I was trying to start something new, far from home. They asked me to play basketball, too, and that's really my favorite sport."

Coverage Of Mike Caggiano Signing With @UMassFootball

Brian Deakyne of and Tim Morris of the News Transcript each have stories on local kicker Michael Caggiano signing with UMass football last week. Both stories highlight his career at Manalapan High School and he relates what he looked for in a college and how his relationship with the UMass coaching staff took hold.