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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Koch. An all-time great person who will be sorely missed pic.twitter.com/U3O5PQtu3n — UMass Athletics (@UMassAthletics) July 21, 2014 I could tell you about my experience in reacting to Sam Koch’s sense of humor. I could tell you about the handful of times I interviewed him as a nervous assistant sports editor, about my sudden realization that not all coaches answered in rehearsed clichés and that it was perfectly acceptable to erupt in laughter in the middle of a simple interview session. I could tell you about his infectious…
Sam Koch, longtime head coach of the Massachusetts men’s soccer team, died Sunday night after a two-year battle with sinus cancer. He was 59.
The Minutewomen had three boats compete in the D Finals on Sunday, rounding out the program’s first NCAA Championship appearance in 15 years.
Former Minutemen Luke Bonner and Anthony Gurley will both compete in The Basketball Tournament, a 32-team 5-on-5 basketball tournament based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A powerful defense and a strong second half performance led the Greyhounds past the Minutewomen on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, ending UMass’ 2014 season
A six-run sixth inning guided the Minutewomen to a 7-2 win over the Flyers in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
The Minutewomen overcame an early deficit to beat the Spiders for their sixth straight conference championship and fourth straight undefeated conference season
The Minutewomen did not allow a goal in the second half as they easily handled the Dukes in Friday’s semifinal matchup, 16-3.
Behind strong relief appearances from Evan Mackintosh and Brandon Walsh, the Minutemen dropped the Huskies 5-4 on Tuesday.
The Minutemen dropped their final four games of the season and missed the conference tournament for the first time since 2008.
After a brief period of dormancy, club golf is back at UMass and has an eye on growing as a club sport.
Two Huskies errors and a wild pitch provided the Minutemen with enough opportunities to squeak out a victory.
A dominant performance from Caroline Raymond gave the Minutewomen a 7-0 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
The UMass baseball team plays UConn on Tuesday in the first of nine straight pivotal home games.
The UMass softball team will take on the University of Rhode Island in a doubleheader on Tuesday with the hope of maintaining its perfect mark at home.
The Nittany Lions and the Dragons earn wins while Towson falters as the Colonial Athletic Association wraps up the regular season
The Massachusetts baseball team looks to make one final push at the end of the season and earn a spot in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
The Massachusetts tennis team’s season came to an end as it fell to eventual Atlantic 10 Champion VCU in the conference tournament.
No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse ends regular season with undefeated A-10 record for fourth straight season with win over Duquesne
The Minutewomen defeated Duquesne in their season finale on Sunday, 16-8, for their fourth straight perfect Atlantic 10 record.
The UMass baseball team defeated Fordham 4-1 on Sunday to salvage a win in its three-game series.
The UMass softball team picked up a pair of win’s in Sunday’s doubleheader with Saint Joseph’s on Senior Day at Sortino Field.
In its last home game of the season, 14 Minutewomen contributed to a 21-8 victory over the Bonnies.
The UMass men’s lacrosse team was outpaced across the field by Delaware in a 15-7 romp to end its season on Friday.
With one Colonial Athletic Association playoff spot up for grabs, the Minutemen will have to beat the Blue Hens to earn a berth into the postseason.
The Minutewomen will welcome winless St. Bonaventure to McGuirk Stadium on Friday before traveling to Duquesne on Sunday for their season finale.
With time running out for their season, the Massachusetts baseball team prepares to face the sixth place Rams.
This year’s men’s lacrosse freshmen class has exceeded expectations for the Minutemen
On the mound, and at the plate, UMass not good enough in 8-5 loss to Connecticut
UMass fell 8-5 to Connecticut on Tuesday, squandering multiple opportunities to rally in the process.
The UMass baseball team’s offense was held in check on Monday as Harvard shut it out 3-0 in the Beanpot final.
The Minutewomen swept all five races against UConn on Friday and took two first place finishes against MIT, Bates, and Radcliffe on Saturday.
The UMass tennis team closed out the regular season on Saturday with a win over Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island on Senior Day.
The Minutewomen kept their undefeated conference record alive with a close 9-8 victory over the Spiders on Saturday.
The Minutemen could not overcome inefficient offense and a strong Hofstra attack en route to their third straight loss of the season.
Team Minutemen won the game 21-6, but the day wasn’t about wins and losses.
The hot hitting Minutewomen will travel to Philadelphia to battle the Explorers in a two-game series starting Thursday.
The Minutewomen will hit the road on Saturday to face the second place Spiders.
Ten students make up the University’s dressage team. In this equestrian sport, riders are judged based on their ability to make a horse perform specific movements with what appears to be minimal effort.
The UMass football team will give fans their first look at the reconstruction of both a program and stadium in Wednesday night’s spring game.
The Minutewomen split weekend matches as they have just one regular season match left.
Former UMass guard Chaz Williams was one of 64 seniors invited to participate in the four-day long tournament in front of NBA and international scouts.
Inclement weather negated both UMass baseball and softball from playing on Tuesday.
UMass softball has erupted offensively, scoring 64 runs over its last eight games
Minutemen travel to Central Connecticut and host UMass Lowell in non-conference games this week.
UMass wins three gold medals at the Knecht Cup this weekend despite a battle with food poisoning
The Minutewomen are hoping to extend their win streak to three games against a tough Boston University squad.
Kelsey McGovern continued her successful recovery from an ACL tear by setting a new UMass career record in draw controls in Sunday’s win over George Mason
The UMass softball team crushed St. Bonaventure in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday following Friday’s rainout.
The UMass baseball team couldn’t complete the series sweep of Saint Louis after falling 2-1 in 11 innings.
The Dragons scored five goals in the final quarter as UMass men’s lacrosse drops back-to-back conference games.
The Minutewomen defeated the Colonials in the nation’s capital 20-6 behind the offensive attack of Katie Ferris, Sam Rush, and Tanner Guarino on Friday.
After publicly sharing he’s gay, Derrick Gordon now has an opportunity to impact lives off the basketball court.
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.”
After having its game slowed down in a 6-5 loss to Towson, UMass is anticipating a fast-paced road matchup against speedy Drexel on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Behind nine strikeouts from Andrew Grant, the Minutemen toppled Northeastern to advance to Beanpot Championship.
The Minutewomen will be going out on the road for the first time in almost a month on Friday before returning home on Sunday for their Senior Day game.
Caroline Raymond dominated on the mound on Wednesday, but was unable to record a victory in a 4-3 extra inning loss to the Eagles.
Massachusetts men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon came out as the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.
The UMass softball team jumped all over UConn with a seven-run first inning, and cruised to an 11-0 mercy-rule victory over its rival on Tuesday.
UMass softball has won five straight at home after capping off a perfect home stand with a convincing 11-0 victory over Connecticut on Tuesday.
The UMass hockey team cut goaltender Mac Haight after one season as the team’s third-string netminder.
The UMass football team is back in a 3-4 base defense under coordinator Tom Masella, and is confident it has the personnel to succeed in the system.
The Minutewomen hope to bring their winning streak to five games with a win over Connecticut on Tuesday.
The UMass tennis team dominated St. Joseph’s in important Atlantic 10 Conference showdown, winning their fourth straight match in the process.
Redshirt junior Kyle Adie has been giving the UMass baseball team an unexpected offensive boost so far this season.
UMass finishes first in five of eight races during a busy Sunday which featured a morning meet with Colgate and a five-team meet later in the day.
Both UMass and Siena enter Tuesday’s one-game set in the midst of slumps, with each team looking to generate some positive momentum.
The Minutewomen used 10 different goal-scorers to defeat Saint Joseph’s 18-2 at McGuirk Stadium on Sunday.
The UMass softball team extended its winning streak to four straight games with a doubleheader sweep of Dayton on Saturday.
UMass goaltender Zach Oliveri and his defense showed poised throughout its 6-5 loss to Towson on Saturday.
Kyle Adie hit a game-winning single to lift the UMass baseball team to a 5-4 win over Dayton on Sunday.
Nick Mariano’s last second attempt falls just short in the Minutemen’s 6-5 loss to Towson on Saturday.
The Minutewomen fell behind in the opening minutes, but turned things around quickly to beat La Salle 19-10 for their first Atlantic 10 win.
The Minutewomen allowed only one run in each game, defeating Yale 6-1 and 3-1 in their first home games of the season.
The Minutewomen welcome the Explorers to McGuirk Stadium on Friday as they begin conference play.
The UMass men’s lacrosse team resumes conference play with a matchup against Towson on Saturday.
Former Patriot Matt Light spoke at the Hanger on Wednesday to promote his new drink, KEEL Vodka.
The Minutewomen have been taking all the positives and negatives from their hard-fought loss to the Wildcats as they prepare for the start of conference play.
The Minutemen jumped out to a 6-2 lead after just three innings, but couldn’t close the door on Boston College, dropping its fifth straight game.
The Massachusetts baseball team hopes to rebound from a weekend sweep at the hands of Richmond on Wednesday as it travels to Boston College to face a struggling Eagles team. UMass (3-16) struggled against the Spiders, halting any momentum gained from its first series win of the season against La Salle two weekends ago. The Minutemen are losers of four straight and eight out of their last 10 games. BC (7-18, 1-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) enters the game on a six-game losing streak and has lost 15 of its last 16 contests. The Eagles have scored more than two runs…
After missing the entire 2013 UMass baseball season, Tim Cassidy is ready to make his first start in over two years.
Despite being rained out for over 10 days, the Minutewomen are eager to take on Yale on Wednesday.
Senior Co-Captain Jessica Podlofsky now has the most singles victories in UMass tennis history, nears most total victories record.
UMass focuses on fundamentals during two-week layover.
Hofstra and Drexel notch big conference wins in the Colonial Athletic Association, while Penn State falters in non-conference play
UMass quarterback A.J. Doyle has had the challenge of learning a whole new offensive system in spring camp, but will have an even greater task when reinforcements come in the summer.
Florida remains unbeaten since Dec. 2 after beating Dayton, Frank Kaminsky scores 28 points to bring the Badgers to victory and Kentucky upsets Michigan in regional final.
UMass baseball drops three straight at Richmond coming off promising series against LaSalle.
After trying freshman season, UMass football’s Lorenzo Woodley excited to play in offensive system that ‘fits my running style’
Lorenzo Woodley spent most of his highly anticipated freshman season battling injuries, but is excited for a new opportunity in his first spring camp with the UMass football team.
UMass football optimistic on outlook of program following decision to cut ties with the MAC after the 2015 season
The UMass football team showed optimism and excitement following Wednesday’s announcement that the program agreed to cut ties with the Mid-American Conference after the 2015 season.
The UMass football team announced that it will be leaving the MAC after the 2015 season on Wednesday.
The UMass baseball team looks to keep its momentum heading into a series with Richmond.
The Minutewomen will travel to George Washington for a doubleheader this Saturday.
With new coaches, a new system and a new attitude, the UMass football team is embracing the leadership of Mark Whipple in spring practice.
In a top-10 showdown with No. 7 Northwestern, the Minutewomen fell, 10-6.
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.
Former UMass tight end Rob Blanchflower missed Tuesday’s pro day while recovering from a bilateral sports hernia, but is still confident on his status entering May’s NFL draft.
The Minutewomen committed a whopping 44 penalties in their 10-6 loss to the Wildcats Tuesday night
After spending several years as an assistant under Elaine Sortino, Kristi Stefanoni has taken over as UMass softball coach since the passing of her mentor.
Road trips have allowed the Minutewomen to build chemistry and prepare themselves for the long season.
As winter drags on in Amherst, so does the UMass baseball team’s slow start to the 2013-14 season.
The UMass baseball team may finally get to return home for games, but it will have to deal with the unfavorable weather conditions still sweeping the northeast.
The Minutewomen will host the Wildcats, hoping to beat them for the first time in 12 matchups.
Jessica Podlofsky set the UMass record for most singles matches wins with a stellar week.
The junior goalkeeper hopes to continue to find success in net vs. No. 7 Northwestern on Tuesday night.
Check out today’s stories in the Daily Collegian’s Baseball/Softball Special Issue 2014: Kristi Stefanoni establishing her place as first new UMass softball coach in decades UMass baseball looks to shake off annual early-season struggles with home schedule approaching UMass baseball battles cold temperatures in its return to Earl Lorden Field UMass softball uses early-season road trips to build chemistry UMass baseball adjusting to life without the injured Rob McLam
The Minutemen will have to pick up the slack offensively and defensively without senior Rob McLam, who tore his ACL, in 2014
UMass’ 86-67 loss to Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament created an abrupt ending to an era filled with plenty of potential.
The UMass baseball team took a step in the right direction with a series win over La Salle this weekend despite Sunday’s letdown.
The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team held the Trojans to six goals for a 14-6 triumph to earn their ninth straight win.
Connor Mooney finished with six points to lead the UMass men’s lacrosse team to a 12-6 win over Hartford on Saturday.
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.
The Minutemen couldn’t overcome opening jitters and missed opportunities in a lopsided 86-67 loss to Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
UMass held an open practice at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday, one day ahead of its NCAA Tournament game against Tennessee.
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.
The Minutemen fell to the Volunteers in Puerto Rico over a year ago. Now, under different circumstances, they’re ready for another shot at them.
The Minutemen pride themselves on playing a stingy brand of defense, but recently the defensive performances have been inconsistent, something Sampson Carter and Derrick Gordon hope to change.
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.
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.
The UMass men’s lacrosse team couldn’t figure out Fairfield goaltender Jack Murphy and was denied momentum throughout an 11-5 road loss on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
After 16 long years of waiting and a difficult rebuilding project, the UMass men’s basketball team is finally back, writes Mark Chiarelli.
Former UMass hockey standout Michael Pereira needed just two games to score his first professional goal after signing an ATO with the Worcester Sharks on Saturday.
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.
Goalkeeper Zach Oliveri shines in net as the No. 15 UMass men’s lacrosse team upsets No. 7 Penn State 8-6 in both teams’ Colonial Athletic Association opener.
Second half comebacks have become the norm for UMass this season, but the Minutemen couldn’t overcome a daunting Colonials deficit.
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.
The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team is coming off a strong offensive showing, but is heading into a mathup with No. 7 Penn State and elite goaltender Austin Kaut.
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.
Chaz Williams delivered in the crucial moments of the game to lead the UMass men’s basketball team to a 65-61 win over Rhode Island in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Conor Sheary out to ‘prove people wrong again’ after signing AHL contract with Wilkes-Barre Scranton
After finishing his final season with the UMass hockey team last weekend, Conor Sheary is set to begin the next phase of his hockey career after signing a professional contract with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins.
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.
The No. 9 Minutewomen hope to capitalize on more scoring opportunities as they put their 6-0 record on the line against Colorado.
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.
Sampson Carter, Raphiael Putney and Chaz Williams played a crucial role in building UMass basketball. Now, the trio looks to finally achieve postseason success.
UMass men’s lacrosse junior Grant Whiteway’s seven goals propelled UMass to a 16-11 win over Providence on Tuesday.
The Patriots won their fourth straight game while Saint Joseph’s and George Washington suffered losses.
Dayton notched another victory in its quest for the NCAA Tournament, beating Richmond in the season finale, while Saint Louis guard Jordair Jett won individual hardware on Tuesday.
Both the Notre Dame and Maine moved on in the opening round of the Hockey East Tournament.
Grant Whiteway helped the Minutemen rebound after Saturday’s loss with a win over Providence on Tuesday.
Minutewomen’s record drops to 5-6 after struggling in doubles once again against Columbia
Despite a quick turnaround, the Minutemen are excited to get back onto the field and avenge Saturday’s lopsided loss
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Senior center Joe Calvello’s 61 percent faceoff win percentage has charged UMass (4-1) men’s lacrosse this season.
Towson and Delaware headline big wins in the Colonial Athletic Association, while Drexel falls to .500 with a road loss.
After starting the season with seven straight losses, the UMass baseball team earned its first win of the season over North Carolina A&T.
Fordham earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament by securing the Atlantic 10 Conference title with a win over Dayton on Sunday.
The Minutewomen dropped three out of four games in Kentucky over the weekend, with the lone win coming in a 4-3 victory over Ohio.
Jordair Jett’s game-winning layup with 3.4 seconds left lifted No. 17 Saint Louis past the UMass men’s basketball team.
UMass controlled its matchup with Saint Louis for the majority of the game on Sunday, but failed to convert on opportunities at the end.
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
Sam Rush scored five goals to lead the UMass women’s lacrosse team to a 12-6 victory over New Hampshire.
The Thompson family scored 15 of Albany’s 25 goals in a 25-10 rout of No. 9 UMass men’s lacrosse Saturday at Garber Field, handing the Minutemen their first loss of the season.
Connor Brickley’s goal with 1:07 left in regulation ended UMass hockey’s season in heartbreaking fashion, 2-1 in Burlington, Vt.
Trey Davis scored UMass’ final 10 points on Wednesday, pulling the Minutemen past Duquesne 78-74 with a career-high with 20 points.
The Minutemen will play in the first round of the Hockey East Tournament on Friday at Vermont.
After turning in a 15-2 defensive gem against Brown, the UMass men’s lacrosse team is getting ready to host high-scoring Albany on Saturday.
Friday’s Hockey East Tournament opening-round game at Vermont will mark the UMass seniors’ final chance at a playoff win.
The Minutewomen suffered an 85-75 overtime loss to George Mason on Wednesday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament play-in game.
The Minutewomen hope to continue their balanced scoring attack and limit turnovers against the Wildcats on Saturday.
Fresh off a loss at Dayton, the Minutemen wrap up their road schedule with a final test at Duquesne on Wednesday.
VCU handed Saint Louis its second straight loss on Saturday while saint Joseph’s and George Washington picked up victories.
The Flyers, boasting the best record in the league, fell to the Colonials, while Dayton’s Andrea Hoover won individual hardware.
Bernstein recounted his experience as one of the creators of the Indian reality contest “The Million Dollar Arm,” which is soon to be released as a Disney film.
The Minutemen pride themselves on playing an intense, quick brand of basketball. With just two regular season games left, they continue to search for just the right balance.
Frank Vatrano’s hockey journey took an unlikely turn in the last year and a half, but he will finally be eligible to make his UMass debut on Friday night.
Gold medal performances lead UMass women’s track and field to its best finish since 1999.
Peyton Manning is medically cleared to play in 2014, the NFL’s new potential rule and UMass men’s basketball all get discussed this week
The Minutewomen rebound from a tough loss at Dartmouth to defeat Fordham, but fell to George Washington over the weekend
Hofstra knocked off Georgetown in overtime, while Penn State claimed the Creator Trophy with win over Ohio State
UMass men’s lacrosse used crisp passing plays to generate offense while the defense held strong in a 15-2 rout of Brown in Providence, R.I.
Early foul trouble hurts the Minutewomen in their 87-68 loss to Saint Louis in the 2013-14 season finale.
UMass had a difficult weekend in College Park, Md., dropping three games in a row which included a Terrapins no-hitter.
Twelve different Minutewomen recorded a goal en route to a 19-6 victory over Iona on Saturday to improve to 5-0 on the season.
The UMass men’s basketball team was plagued by a slow second-half start and fell to Dayton 86-79 on the road Saturday afternoon.
UMass made 21 free throws and outrebounded Rhode Island by 13 as it managed to squeak by a pesky Rams squad.
Coming off their first conference win, the Minutewomen will try to start a winning streak on Thursday.
The Minutemen hope to preserve their perfect record on Saturday when they face the Bears.
The UMass men’s basketball team outrebounded Rhode Island by 13, counteracting a poor shooting night to scratch out a 70-67 win.
Sophomore attacker Erika Eipp led UMass with four goals as the Minutewomen won a hard fought victory over the Terriers on Wednesday.
The Minutemen must prepare for a URI team on Wednesday night led by two of the best scoring guards in the conference.
The triple-threat play of guards Chaz Williams, Derrick Gordon and Trey Davis has the men’s basketball team poised for a deep postseason run
Hannah Murphy looks to continue her success on draw controls heading into Wednesday’s matchup against Boston University.
The top men’s ice hockey team in the country, BC, lost a late lead and tied UMass Lowell, while Northeastern topped Maine, in Hockey East
The Minutewomen will host the Terriers on Wednesday for a rematch of last year’s 9-8 overtime loss.
The UMass hockey team may be stumbling into the postseason after a disappointing 2013-14 regular season, but all indications show that the Minutemen aren’t a team to be doubted in the Hockey East Tournament.
The Minutewomen only picked up one win in five games to open its season, an 8-7 win over UConn
After winning the NECHA Patriot conference championship, the UMass club hockey team couldn’t use its momentum to overtake a powerful Boston College team.
The best photos from Friday night’s men’s basketball game between UMass and VCU at the Mullins Center. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Taylor C. Snow, Cade Belisle and James Jesson.
The men’s swimming team earned 624 points, finishing second behind St. Bonaventure.
Rebecca Stoyle named A-10 Most Outstanding Field Performer with a second consecutive indoor A-10 Championship in triple jump
The United States finished the 2014 Sochi Games with 28 medals, five behind leaders Russia.
UMass baseball opened its season at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, N.C., this weekend, but left on the wrong end of three-game sweep by Army.
The Minutemen scored five second half goals to race to an 8-4 win over the Crimson in their home opener.
The Minutewomen picked up their first Atlantic 10 win of the season on Sunday with a 69-56 win over the Rams.
The Minutemen dropped a 2-1 decision to PC on Saturday night in what was the final game at Mullins Center for the team’s nine seniors.
The men’s basketball team used clutch second-half shooting to overcome VCU’s “Havoc” defense, en route to an 80-75 win.