Scrolling Headlines:

UMass football selected to finish fourth in MAC East preseason poll -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Legislature overrides Baker’s UMass budget cut -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Report: UMass football’s Todd Stafford arrested Saturday morning in Stamford, Connecticut -

Monday, July 20, 2015

UMass names Molly O’Mara newly-created associate director of athletics for communications and PR -

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baker approves state budget, UMass to receive $5.25 million less than legislature’s proposed figure -

Friday, July 17, 2015

UMass bathroom policy to provide comfort, safety for transgender and non-gender conforming students -

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Long-time UMass professor Normand Berlin, 83, dies -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UMass professor and poet James Tate dies at 71 -

Thursday, July 9, 2015

State legislators propose budget, UMass could receive almost $532 million -

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cause of death determined for UMass student Chloe Malast -

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nick Mariano, Zach Oliveri transferring from UMass men’s lacrosse program -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Four months after banning Iranian students from certain graduate programs, UMass announces new measures to ensure compliance with U.S. law -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Justin King sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two future UMass hockey players selected in 2015 NHL Draft -

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Supreme Court ruling clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former UMass center Cady Lalanne taken 55th overall by Spurs in 2015 NBA Draft -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Second of four men found guilty on three counts of aggravated rape in 2012 UMass gang rape case -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boston bomber speaks out for first time: ‘I am sorry for the lives I have taken’ -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

King claims sex with woman was consensual during alleged 2012 gang rape -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wrongful death suit filed in death of UMass student -

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Special Issue: UMass Baseball and Softball Season Preview

Baseball

Jeff Bernstein/Collegian

Minutemen roster filled with encouraging young future

Heading into the 2012 baseball season, the Minutemen are relying on scrappy baseball and other techniques from their roster.

UMass baseball looks to rebound from disappointing 2011 season

The UMass baseball team has already shown signs of a turnaround this season after last year’s pitching woes and replacing key departures from its lineup.

Remedies, superstitions do little for Dennis Torres

The Massachusetts baseball team’s pitcher Dennis Torres may have some superstitions of his own, but it is not the source of his budding skill.

Softball

Courtesy of UMass Athletics

Experience to charge Minutewomen in 2012

After a disappointing season last year, the Massachusetts softball team hopes a more experienced squad can lead it back to the A-10 championships.


Minutewomen poised to return to A-10 glory

 

Boasting an experienced roster and a strong pitching staff, the Massachusetts softball team seems to be ready to return to Atlantic 10 championship success after a disappointing 2011 season.

Plourde routinely dominates on mound for Minutewomen

Columnist Stephen Hewitt breaks down the exceptional career of Massachusetts softball pitcher Sara Plourde.

Does Sortino belong in UMass Athletics Hall of Fame?

Collegian columnist Michael Wood examines softball coach Elaine Sortino’s legacy and whether or not she belongs in the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame.

Bettencourt’s return adds offensive dynamic

Katie Bettencourt’s season-ending injury last year was a big blow to the Massachusetts softball team, but the 2010 Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year is back and 100 percent healthy, which will give the offense a huge boost this season.

Experience to charge Minutewomen in 2012

After a disappointing season last year, the Massachusetts softball team hopes a more experienced squad can lead it back to the A-10 championships.


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