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UMass women’s soccer falls to Central Connecticut 3-0 in home opener -

August 19, 2017

Preseason serves as opportunity for young UMass men’s soccer players -

August 13, 2017

Amherst Fire Department website adds user friendly components and live audio feed -

August 11, 2017

UMass takes the cake for best campus dining -

August 11, 2017

Two UMass students overcome obstacles to win full-ride scholarships -

August 2, 2017

The guilt of saying ‘guilty’ -

August 2, 2017

UMass tuition set to rise 3-4 percent for 2017-2018 school year -

July 18, 2017

PVTA potential cuts affect UMass and five college students -

July 10, 2017

New director of student broadcast media at UMass this fall -

July 10, 2017

Whose American Dream? -

June 24, 2017

Man who threatened to bomb Coolidge Hall taken into ICE custody -

June 24, 2017

Cale Makar drafted by Colorado Avalanche in first round of 2017 NHL Entry Draft -

June 24, 2017

Conservatives: The Trump experiment is over -

June 17, 2017

UMass basketball lands transfer Kieran Hayward from LSU -

May 18, 2017

UMass basketball’s Donte Clark transferring to Coastal Carolina -

May 17, 2017

Report: Keon Clergeot transfers to UMass basketball program -

May 15, 2017

Despite title-game loss, Meg Colleran’s brilliance in circle was an incredible feat -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball loses in heartbreaker in A-10 title game -

May 14, 2017

Navy sinks UMass women’s lacrosse 23-11 in NCAA tournament second round, ending Minutewomen’s season -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball advances to A-10 Championship game -

May 13, 2017

Four UMass football players to get shot at NFL roster

#80 Jalen Williams (Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

Although no one’s name was called Thursday, Friday or Saturday, four former Massachusetts football players will have an opportunity to crack an NFL roster.

Wide receiver Jalen Williams (New York Giants) and fullback and linebacker John Robinson-Woodgett (New Orleans Saints) were signed as undrafted free agents, while safety Khary Bailey-Smith (San Fransico 49ers) and offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson (Oakland Raiders) accepted tryout invitations for rookie minicamp.

Williams finished third on the team in receptions (27), receiving yards (520) and touchdowns (six) after he joined the Minutemen in 2014 as a junior college transfer from Dean College. He redshirted the 2015 season after finishing his first year with the program with 20 receptions, 307 yards and four touchdowns.

Robinson-Woodgett, a Springfield native, began his career as a linebacker before making the full-time switch to fullback prior to the 2016 season. Used primarily in short-yardage situations, he ran for one touchdown in UMass’ season finale against Hawai’i.

Bailey-Smith finished third on the Minutemen in total tackles (69), and Wilkinson appeared in nine games as UMass’ left tackle after playing on right tackle for the first three years of his career.

Andrew Cyr can be reached at and followed on Twitter @Andrew_Cyr.

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