February 27, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Report: UMass continues search for new athletic director, DeFilippo not an option -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UPDATE: Police to charge UMass football player with two counts of aggravated assault and battery -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Students for Justice in Palestine, administration react to inflammatory posters -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass falls short, lacks energy in 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Drake’s surprise mixtape yields few surprises -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security offers chance for Republican legislature to learn from its mistakes -

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Jose Gonzalez returns with graceful “Vestiges & Claws” -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winless UMass faces Brown -

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SGA to host Women’s Leadership Symposium -

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UMass women’s basketball finishes road schedule with matchup against Dayton -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Keystone XL pipeline sparks pollution awareness -

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Dartmouth and Fordham to start stretch of key games for Minutewomen -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DeAndre Bembry has career day in win over UMass -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Discussion on Palestine incorporates history as well as recent posters targeting SJP -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass set for season finale in Connecticut -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Imagine Dragons deliver nothing but “Smoke & Mirrors” on their second album. -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UMass student files federal civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police officers after ‘Blarney’ arrest -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SGA spring elections campaigns kick off -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UMass must contain Bembry in rematch with St. Joe’s -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chaz Williams returns from his stint overseas, signs contract with Maine Red Claws -

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spur of the moment turns into the time of my life

Photo courtesy of Patrick Stroehecker

Patrick Strohecker reflects on how his spontaneous decisions led him to memorable UMass experiences.

UMass men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

Men’s basketball sophomore Derrick Gordon came out as an openly gay athlete, making him the first active player in Division-I basketball to do so.

Strohecker: UMass hoops player’s support of Derrick Gordon exemplifies ‘brotherhood’

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

After sophomore Derrick Gordon came out as gay to his teammates on the men’s basketball team, the team showed its support for him, truly exemplifying “brotherhood.”

BREAKING: UMass’ Derrick Gordon comes out as first openly gay D-I men’s basketball player

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Massachusetts men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon came out as the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Strohecker: Question marks underline what’s next for UMass men’s basketball

Taylor C. Snow/Daily Collegian

After an abrupt end to the 2013-14 season, the men’s basketball team must now look ahead to next year and answer some pretty big questions about itself.

Lineup change backfires in UMass basketball’s season-ending loss to Tennessee

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UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg’s decision to change his starting lineup for the first time this season proved to be the wrong choice in the Minutmen’s NCAA Tournament loss to Tennessee.

UMass basketball set for NCAA Tournament matchup with Tennessee

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After waiting three days to find out its first opponent, the UMass men’s basketball can finally turn its sole focus on Tennessee for Friday’s second round game.

Maxie Esho looks to continue to spark UMass basketball off the bench

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Maxie Esho averaged 18.5 points per game and seven rebounds per game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, but now he must continue to provide that spark off the bench in the NCAA Tournament for the UMass men’s basketball team.

UMass basketball players using upset talk as motivation

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The UMass men’s basketball team is using all the talk about being the “trendy” upset pick in the second round as motivation to make a deep Tournament run.

Derrick Gordon using NCAA Tournament experience to lead UMass basketball

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As the only member of the UMass men’s basketball team to play in the NCAA Tournament, sophomore Derrick Gordon has emerged as a leader in the week leading up to the Big Dance.

UMass basketball faces the challenge of not knowing its first NCAA Tournament opponent yet

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With its second round matchup in the NCAA Tournament days away, the UMass men’s basketball team has to prepare for two different teams, getting the winner of the Tennessee-Iowa first-round game.

Local fans excited to see UMass basketball back in NCAA Tournament

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Nearly 100 fans attended the NCAA Tournament viewing party at Amherst Brewing Company on Sunday to cheer on the UMass men’s basketball team as it ended a 16-year Tournament drought.

UMass basketball snaps 16-year NCAA Tournament drought

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The UMass men’s basketball team snapped a 16-year NCAA Tournament drought by earning the No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region, where it will take on the winner of the Iowa vs. Tennessee first-round game on Friday.

UMass goes cold as it falls to George Washington in the A-10 quarterfinals

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The UMass men’s basketball team shot 43 percent and committed 17 turnovers in its 85-77 loss to George Washington in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

UMass relies on strong defense to overcome Rhode Island

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The UMass men’s basketball team held Rhode Island to one field goal over the final 9:50 to overcome an 11-point deficit and advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

UMass men’s basketball set for first round of A-10 Tournament

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

After narrowly defeating Rhode Island in the two meetings during the regular season, the UMass men’s basketball team is now set to take on the Rams for the third time this season in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

UMass men’s basketball prepares for possibility of four games in four days

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

If the men’s basketball team wants to claim its first Atlantic 10 Conference title in 16 years, it will need to win four games in four days to do so.

UMass men’s basketball falls on last-second layup to Saint Louis

Junior forward Maxie Esho takes it in for a reverse layup (Taylor Snow/Daily Collegian)

Jordair Jett’s game-winning layup with 3.4 seconds left lifted No. 17 Saint Louis past the UMass men’s basketball team.

Strohecker: Impact of UMass seniors reflected by ovation on Senior Day

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Despite a loss to end the regular season, the impact that the three seniors had on the UMass men’s basketball team could be seen in the sellout crowd

UMass basketball set to take on Duquesne in final regular season road game

Taylor C. Snow/Daily Collegian

Fresh off a loss at Dayton, the Minutemen wrap up their road schedule with a final test at Duquesne on Wednesday.