November 25, 2014

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One Direction hints at newfound sophistication on ‘Four’ -

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TV on the Radio sounds rejuvenated on ‘Seeds’ -

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UMass men’s club soccer fundraises its way to Memphis -

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Large group of males tries to forcibly enter a Hobart apartment over the weekend -

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UMass forward Zach Coleman excels in increased role against Florida State -

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SLIDESHOW: Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament -

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CMASS holds ‘Half Empty or Half Full?: What is Sustainability?’ meeting -

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Northern Illinois hangs on against Ohio, Hunt carries Toledo to victory

The Huskies needed a fourth quarter touchdown reception from Chad Beebe to squeak by the Bobcats.

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UMass hockey looks to rebound against Vermont following Saturday’s blowout at home

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen travel to the place where their season ended last year, hoping to redeem themselves against the Catamounts.

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UMass women’s soccer’s Sverrisdóttir balances a soccer career between two different countries

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

The Iceland native heads into the offseason before her senior season with goals to accomplish both in Amherst and beyond.

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UMass men’s club soccer fundraises its way to Memphis

The Minutemen took a 21-hour trip via van to the NIRSA National Soccer Championships.

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UMass hockey takes accountability and seeks redemption against Vermont on Tuesday

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen spoke about their 11-1 loss to the Catamounts Saturday night and talked about what the team needs to do to move on.

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UMass forward Zach Coleman excels in increased role against Florida State

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UMass forward Zach Coleman played a season-high 24 minutes in the Minutemen’s 75-69 victory over Florida State Sunday.

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SLIDESHOW: Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament

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This weekend the UMass Basketball team played in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament versus Notre Dame on Saturday and Florida State on Sunday.

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UMass women’s basketball splits weekend series in Hospitality Hill Challenge

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen put together a two-game winning streak before dropping Sunday’s contest against Florida State in their trip to Texas.

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UMass basketball outlasts Florida State 75-69

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Donte Clark and Jabarie Hinds each had 15 points off the bench as the Minutemen earned their fourth win of the season.

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Minutemen ride strong bench play to 75-69 win over Florida state

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Guards Jabarie Hinds, Donte Clark and forward Zach Coleman combined to play 77 minutes, score 32 points and reel in nine rebounds in UMass’ 75-69 victory over Florida State.

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Front to Back: Week of Nov. 17, 2014

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Daily Collegian news editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.

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Micheletto apologizes to fans, aims to regroup following 11-1 loss

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After giving up 11 goals to Vermont, the Minutemen will have to regroup with another game on Tuesday.

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Vermont throttles UMass hockey 11-1

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It was the worst loss for the Minutemen in 38 years, as they fell 11-1 to the Catamounts Saturday night at the Mullins Center.

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UMass guard Trey Davis: ‘There’s a lot coming at me right now’

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Minutemen point guard Trey Davis struggled in UMass’ 81-68 loss to Notre Dame, and his coach Derek Kellogg called his process of taking over as starting point guard a “work in progress.”

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UMass ‘big four’ neutralized by Notre Dame in 81-68 loss

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Notre Dame unveiled it’s own version of the “big four,” which scored 69 total points and led the Irish past UMass.

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UMass basketball can’t corral Grant, Irish in 81-68 loss

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Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant led the Irish past UMass with a 24-point, eight-assist performance in a game where the Minutemen committed 18 turnovers.

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Frustration haunts Minutemen in 5-3 loss to Boston College

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UMass hockey allows a pair of goals in via deflection off members of its own team in a game where the Minutemen had opportunities to cut the deficit.

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UMass hockey drops 5-3 decision to No. 12 Boston College Friday night

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The Minutemen lost their second game of the season to the Eagles and are now winless in their last four conference matchups.

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UMass hockey prepares for nationally ranked Hockey East foes BC, Vermont

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The No. 12 Eagles and No. 11 Catamounts visit the Mullins Center Friday and Saturday as the Minutemen try to move up within the conference.

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UMass women’s basketball uses size and speed en route to its first win against Maine

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen dominated the paint and forced the Black Bears to shoot 36 3-pointers in their first win of the season.

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‘Gienie’ in a bottle: Patriots, Browns, and Seahawks highlight week 12 picks

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Ross Gienieczko makes his week 12 picks for the National Football League.

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UMass women’s basketball secures first victory of the season against Maine

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Kim Pierre-Louis finished with a game-high 19 points while Rashida Timbilla chimed in with 14 of her own in the Minutewomen’s win.

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UMass hockey’s Troy Power reflects as his 100th career game approaches

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Redshirt senior Troy Power will hit the century mark for games played as the Minutemen host No. 12 Boston College on Friday.

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Sophomore swimmer Meriza Werenski excelling in increased role

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian) Women's Swimming and Diving at the UMass vs. Brown competition, on Nov. 8.

UMass women’s swimmer Meriza Werenski was recently named Atlantic 10 Conference Performer of the Week.

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Minutemen fall to Akron 30-6 on Tuesday night MACtion

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UMass offense failed to produce without quarterback Blake Frohnapfel

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UMass women’s basketball hosts Maine seeking first win

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Despite being 0-2, the Minutewomen believe they are close to finding a winning formula heading into their home opener Wednesday.

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UMass basketball outlasts Manhattan in 77-68 overtime victory

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After a costly mistake that almost lead to UMass to blowing the game, Seth Berger regained his confidence in the overtime win.

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Seth Berger overcomes late-game miscue in overtime victory

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Minutemen forward Seth Berger played a career-high 25 minutes in Tuesday’s 77-68 overtime victory over Manhattan and was involved in a number of critical plays late.

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UMass basketball prepares for early start in nationally televised game Tuesday morning against Manhattan

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen will look to use their speed and quickness to neutralize the size advantages of the Jaspers in an 11 a.m. start on ESPN.

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An up-and-down 2014 season finished in disappointment for UMass field hockey

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For the first time in three years, the Minutewomen fell short of their goal of winning the Atlantic 10 title.

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UMass rowing coach Jim Dietz aims to make a lasting impact in the world of rowing

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He’s achieved exceptional international and domestic success, but Jim Dietz’s goal is to affect lives in a way that extends far beyond rowing.

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UMass football will rely on running attack against Akron if Frohnapfel cannot play

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen are averaging more than 156 rushing yards per game over their last five games, a stark increase from the 60 yards per game averaged over their first five games.

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By the numbers: Free throws, turnovers plague Minutewomen

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Despite impressive defense and standout freshmen play, fundamentals haunted UMass women’s basketball in its opening weekend.

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Front to Back: Week of Nov. 10, 2014

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Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli and news editor Aviva Luttrell discuss the week in news and sports during their weekly podcast.

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Second half surge carries UMass basketball to 71-62 victory over Boston College

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The Minutemen outscored the Eagles 47-30 in the final frame and benefited from strong performances from Derrick Gordon and Maxie Esho.

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SLIDESHOW: UMass Basketball at TD Garden

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On Sunday UMass played Boston College for the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader event in which some proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society

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UMass club hockey offense explodes in wins against UConn, Bryant

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The Minutemen scored seven goals in both games to sweep the pair of games against Bryant and UConn.

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UMass hockey bands together for ‘Movember’

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen are growing mustaches for the third straight year to raise awareness for men’s health issues.

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Minutewomen rally late, fall short

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UMass displayed strong defense but ultimately fell to Central Michigan.

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Column: Minutemen somehow find a way to beat Boston College at Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

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Patience was key in UMass’ win over the Eagles Sunday.

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Women’s club soccer team excited for nationals after successful fundraising campaign

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Coming off its most successful season, the Minutewomen will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to compete at a national level.

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UMass quarterback Austin Whipple continues to work with starters in Frohnapfel’s absence

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He hasn’t thrown a live pass in two years, but redshirt freshman Austin Whipple is prepared to start for the Minutemen in place of injured starting quarterback Blake Frohnapfel.

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UMass basketball’s Derrick Gordon excels on emotional, historic night

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Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to play in a collegiate game, and scored 17 points and added nine rebounds in UMass’ 95-87 win over Siena.

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UMass basketball opens season with 95-87 win over Siena

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Timely free throw shooting down the stretch and strong play from their veterans vaulted the Minutemen to their first victory of the year.

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Core group of veterans power UMass basketball to 95-87 victory over Siena

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Trey Davis, Derrick Gordon, Maxie Esho and Cady Lalanne combined for 81 total points in the Minutemen’s season-opening victory at the Mullins Center.

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Basketball Special Issue 2014

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Can’t wait for this year’s basketball season?

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UMass trumps Ball State 24-10, loses Frohnapfel to right leg injury

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The Minutemen held strong defensively in a Wednesday night showdown at McGuirk Stadium, but quarterback Blake Frohnapfel left the game on crutches following a significant right leg injury.

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Frohnapfel’s season in jeopardy following leg injury, while Sharpe shines in UMass’ win over Ball State

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Tajae Sharpe had another career day with 13 receptions and 239 receiving yards in the Minutemen’s 24-10 victory over the Cardinals Wednesday night.

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Northern Illinois outlasts Toledo in battle for first place, Buffalo tramples Akron

(Cade Belisle/ Daily Collegian)

The Huskies took over the top spot in the MAC West in a close game against the Rockets while the Bulls erupted for 55 points in an easy victory.

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‘Gienie’ in a bottle – Pigskin Pick’em: week 11

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Ross Gienieczko makes his week 11 NFL picks.

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UMass football prepares for nationally televised game under the lights at McGuirk Stadium

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen defense expects Ball State to run the ball and is preparing to face Cardinals running back Jahwan Edwards.

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A rested Jean Sifrin excited to return to action against Ball State.

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UMass football Jean Sifrin anticipates a strong offensive performance when UMass hosts Ball State Wednesday night.

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Freshman diver Trent Kindvall making waves for UMass swimming

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Freshman diver Trent Kindvall is off to a hot start for men’s swimming and diving.

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Texas A&M, Ohio State pull off upsets as playoff picture rounds into form

(Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/MCT)

Ohio State strengthened its case for a playoff spot after a 49-37 win over Michigan State, while Texas A&M knocked off Auburn on the road.

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UMass men’s soccer’s season displays growth despite adversity

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

It was a tough season for UMass men’s soccer, but progress was made, leaving the Minutemen optimistic moving forward.

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UMass men’s soccer sends its two seniors off in winning fashion.

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz celebrated their four-year careers on Saturday in a 3-0 win over the Bonnies on Senior Day.

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UMass field hockey’s season ends with loss to Richmond in A-10 title game

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen defeated Lock Haven 2-0 in the semifinals, but a 1-0 loss against the Spiders prevented a third-consecutive conference title for UMass.

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UMass men’s and women’s swimming and diving falls short against Brown.

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The UMass men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both lost their meets against Brown on Saturday.

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UMass club hockey drops pair of weekend games against RPI, UNH

(Jessica Chaiken/Daily Collegian)

Controversy and poor puck possession cost UMass club hockey pair of games over weekend.

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UMass men’s soccer trumps St. Bonaventure 3-0 in season finale

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Josh Schwartz and Lenoir Sery pace a UMass offense which score a season-high three goals in its final game of the year.

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Offensive surge provides UMass hockey first home win of the year

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The Minutemen saw production from all four lines in Friday night’s 7-1 victory over AIC.

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UMass hockey rolls in 7-1 rout of AIC

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The Minutemen offense exploded, scoring the most goals they’ve scored in a game since 2011.

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Inside the Park with Marky Mark – November 7, 2014

Massachusetts Daily Collegian sports web producer Marc Jean-Louis and UMass Sports Weekly producer Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan team up to discuss North Dakota State football, professional sports playoff formatting, African Americans in Major League Baseball and the controversy of NFL policy through the fining of Colin Kaepernick.

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UMass women’s soccer falls to La Salle 3-0, ending season

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UMass women’s soccer was unable to complete the upset against top-seeded La Salle in the Minutewomen’s final matchup of the season.

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UMass field hockey prepares to face Lock Haven in Atlantic 10 tournament

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen are 5-0 all-time against Lock Haven and have high expectations entering postseason play.

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‘Gienie’ in a bottle – Pigskin Pick’Em: week 10

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Ross Gienieczko makes his week 10 NFL picks.

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Minutemen prepare for Friday matchup with non-conference foe American International College

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

UMass is focusing on playing 60 complete minutes of hockey as it looks to get back on track against the Yellow Jackets.

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UMass soccer finishes season against St. Bonaventure Saturday

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The Minutemen look to remain focused in the final game for senior leaders Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz.

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Familiarity surrounds UMass hockey matchup with AIC

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Minutemen forward Frank Vatrano faces his older brother’s alma mater and UMass captain Troy Power faces off against long-time friend and teammate on Friday.

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UMass field hockey is no stranger to postseason success

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen will take on Lock Haven on Friday as the team seeks its third consecutive A-10 title.

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Seniors Matt Keys, Josh Schwartz to be missed by UMass men’s soccer

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Seniors Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz will play the final game of their careers with the UMass men’s soccer team this weekend.

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UMass women’s soccer opens A-10 tournament against top-seeded La Salle

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen hope to avenge last year’s semifinal loss to La Salle when they play the top-seeded Explorers in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament Thursday.

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UMass tennis finishes fall season on high note at Big Green Invitational

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

The UMass tennis team won seven doubles matches and had nine singles wins in the Big Green Invitational.

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UMass club field hockey builds something from nothing

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The UMass club field hockey advances to the national tournament for the second year in a row.

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UMass swimming earns a clean sweep against Binghamton this weekend

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams handily beat the Bearcats in a two-day meet this past weekend.

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Chiusano: UMass hockey needs consistent performance from upperclassmen

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

While the underclassmen have carried the Minutemen through seven games, their experienced group of veterans must be more reliable if UMass wants to improve its record.

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UMass rowing ends season with pair of strong performances

Minutewomen coach Jim Dietz said UMass’ performance at the Head of the Fish was the best of the season.

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Florida upsets Georgia, Ole Miss loses in heart-breaking fashion

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Rebels’ receiver Laquon Treadwell fumbled in the closing seconds of the Rebels 35-31 loss to Auburn while breaking his ankle in the process.

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UMass field hockey wins A-10 regular season title with win over SLU

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

With a win against Saint Louis on Sunday, the Minutewomen clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 tournament.

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UMass men’s soccer eliminated from playoff contention with loss to Davidson on Sunday

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen fell 4-1 in their second-to-last game of the season and were dominated in all facets.

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UMass women’s soccer claims playoff spot despite scoreless tie in regular-season finale

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen secured the eighth seed in the Atlantic 10 playoffs and are set to face top-seeded La Salle.

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UMass hockey swept by Maine in weekend series

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen dropped two one-score games against Maine in Orono over the weekend.

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Freshman Sarah Hawkshaw steals show for UMass field hockey on Senior Day

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

After a scoreless first half, Sarah Hawkshaw sparked the Minutewomen with two goals to power a 5-1 victory Sunday.

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Minutemen handle business in basketball exhibition

Seven players score in double digits as the Minutemen cruise by the American International Yellow Jackets 120-71 in their season exhibition.

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Front to Back: Week of Oct. 27, 2014

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UMass hockey looks to end road trip on a high note with weekend series against Maine

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Minutemen will look to control faceoffs, time of possession in weekend matchup against the Black Bears.

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Berger has first shot at securing starting role with UMass basketball

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The sophomore forward will start Thursday in UMass’ home exhibition against American International.

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UMass men’s soccer heads down to Carolina for a weekend pair of games

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Minutemen head down south for matchups against Davidson and non-conference foe UNC-Ashville this weekend.

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‘Gienie’ in a bottle: Pigskin Pick’Em Week nine

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Brady vs. Manning, divisional rivalries and battle of top NFC teams highlight week nine in the NFL.

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UMass women’s soccer attempts to retain playoff position with pair of weekend games

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen are 4-0-0 on the season when scoring the first goal of the match.

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UMass women’s soccer hitting its stride just in time

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Two straight shutout victories have the Minutewomen marching toward a potential playoff spot.

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Dill taking advantage of playing time in net for UMass hockey

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

Freshman goaltender Henry Dill has shown poise and consistency in his first three career starts for the Minutemen.

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Freshmen duo shines in UMass soccer’s win over Fordham

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Both Matthew Mooney and Taylor Culp propelled the Minutemen to a victory.

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UMass field hockey led by Delario, Tagliente in milestone day

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Minutewomen coach Carla Tagliente wins her 50th career game and sophomore Izzie Delario nets two goals to lead the Minutewomen to victory

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UMass club hockey tops Keene State in overtime thriller

(Jessica Chaiken/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen scored with 15 seconds remaining in overtime to beat the Owls in their second game in as many nights.

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Cyr: The debate between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning is one that sports fans will never get tired of hearing

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The two best quarterbacks of this generation face off on Sunday for the 16th time of their careers and no matter the result, the argument will last forever.

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Bomprezzi continuing to excel as leader of UMass men’s swimming and diving

Alessandro Bomprezzi won team MVP honors a season ago and aims to build on that success in his junior season.

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Northern Illinois, Central Michigan hang on for victories while Western Michigan rolls

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Both the Huskies and Chippewas snuck by inferior conference opponents while the Broncos had little difficulty against Ohio.

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UMass men’s and women’s swimming and diving both lose to Boston University

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Led by Alessandro Bomprezzi and Meriza Werenski, the Minutemen and women delivered strong performances but couldn’t capitalize en route to losses to the Terriers.

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UMass hockey splits weekend series in Boston

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen lost to No. 6 BC Saturday night after picking up their first Hockey East win on Friday against Northeastern.

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LSU pulls off upset against Ole Miss; UCLA, ECU stave off upsets

The Tigers handed the No.3 Rebels their first loss of the season, while the Bruins prevailed in double overtime.

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UMass women’s soccer breaks through against St. Bonaventure

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Minutewomen rip season high 12 shots on goal in their 2-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Friday.

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UMass men’s soccer tops Fordham for second win of season

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Two first-half goals paced the Minutemen past the Rams, 2-0, Sunday afternoon for their first victory since Sept. 19.

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UMass women’s soccer’s offense shines in 2-0 victory over Duquesne

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen built an early lead and was able to fend off Duquesne’s second half attack for back-to-back victories.

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UMass field hockey continues win streak with victory over La Salle on Friday

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen outscored the Explorers 3-1 to earn an important conference victory with the regular season winding down.

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Minutewomen break two-game losing streak against St. Bonaventure

Goals by Alyssa Fratarcangeli and Jackie Bruno lead UMass past St. Bonaventure at Rudd Field on Friday 2-0.

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UMass defense can’t stop late Toledo surge, Minutemen fall 42-35

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Despite another strong performance by Blake Frohnapfel, UMass can’t hang on against Toledo

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UMass football looks for third straight win against Toledo on Saturday

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Minutemen’s defense will be tested once against this week against the Rocket’s trio of running backs and veteran offensive line.

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UMass hockey hopes first win will propel them past Hockey East rivals

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen head to Boston this weekend to battle the Northeastern Huskies and Boston College Eagles on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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UMass’ second line playing and succeeding with young talent early in the season.

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Ray Pigozzi, Steven Iacobellis and Patrick Lee have combined for three goals 10 points in three games this season.

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NFL Pick’em games return to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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Ross Gienieczko makes his picks for NFL matchups this weekend

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Minutewomen look to continue their season in weekend game against Saint Bonaventure.

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UMass women’s is soccer struggling as of late, and needs scoring to keep postseason hopes alive.

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UMass women’s soccer controls its own destiny as conference tournament approaches

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen can still qualify for the A-10 tournament with a strong finish despite a lackluster start to conference play.

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UMass soccer deploys new formation with Keys, Jess

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Flickr)

A change in strategy may help the Minutemen down the stretch, as UMass is moving captain Matt Keys into a more offensive role.

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UMass calling on young swimmers to continue strong start to the year

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The performance of underclassmen on the Massachusetts men’s swimming team was a bright spot in its meet against Army this past weekend.

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WMU, Ohio, NIU pick up wins in busy MAC weekend

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Western Michigan topped Bowling Green behind an impressive rushing attack, while Northern Illinois erupted for 51 points against Miami (OH).

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Trio of freshmen leading UMass hockey’s offense early in the season

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

Freshmen Patrick Lee, Jake Horton and Keith Burchett have fueled the UMass offense through two weekends of play

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Allymohamed scores game winner after suffering facial injury against Boston University

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Lauren Allymohamed bounced back from a stick to the face to score the game-winning goal against the Terriers on Sunday.

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Loaded weekend against Marist, Keene State challenges UMass club hockey

The Minutemen will travel to New York on Friday to face the Red Foxes before returning to the Mullins Center on Saturday for an afternoon matchup against the Owls.

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UMass football seeing improvement on both the offensive and defensive lines

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Minutemen pleased with growth in the trenches throughout course of 2014 season.

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Woosley paces UMass tennis at the ITA Northeast Regionals

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Sophomore Anna Woosley advanced to the round of 32, as the Minutewomen had four players reach the Main Draw.

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Underclassmen lead UMass hockey to first victory of the season

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

After losing Friday night, the Minutemen earned their first win of the season Saturday night with a 4-3 victory over Michigan State.

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UMass women’s soccer shut out by Rhode Island

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Minutewomen drop to 11th in Atlantic 10 standings after back-to-back losses.

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UMass men’s swimming and diving falls to Army; women’s team gets revenge

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen and Minutewomen posted mixed results in their first duel match of the season Saturday.

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UMass field hockey gets back to .500 with win over BU Sunday

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The Minutewomen defeated the Terriers 2-1 in overtime to even their record for the season.

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UMass men’s soccer drops 5-0 decision to Saint Louis

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The Minutemen got shut out for the sixth time this season in a 5-0 loss to Saint Louis on Sunday.

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Dayton Flyers soar at Rudd Field, 4-1 over the Minutemen

The UMass men’s soccer team still winless in Atlantic 10 conference play, as they drop it to Dayton 4-1 at Rudd Field on Friday.

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UMass football’s Sharpe continues his banner season in 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan

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Tajae Sharpe tied a career-high in catches (13) and set a career-high in receiving yards (193) in a 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan.

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Shadrach Abrokwah has career day in UMass football’s 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan.

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The former walk-on finished with 135 rushing yards and four touchdowns after leaving the Minutemen’s last game with a shoulder injury.

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UMass tops Eastern Michigan 36-14, puts together first FBS winning streak

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The Minutemen rode strong individual performances from receiver Tajae Sharpe and running back Shadrach Abrokwah and a stingy defensive effort to a convincing victory.

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Minutemen fall to Dayton 4-1 due to sloppy start

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UMass men’s soccer allows four goals in the first 38 minutes in a resounding loss to Dayton

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UMass field hockey shuts out Davidson in 4-0 win

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The Minutewomen earn another crucial conference victory and are picking up momentum as the season nears the end.

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UMass football ready for dual-threat quarterback Reginald Bell, Jr.

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Despite early season struggles for Eastern Michigan, the Minutemen are expecting a competitive game from the Eagles.

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UMass hockey set for trip to Michigan State

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The Minutemen look to bounce back from their season opening loss in a two game road trip to Michigan State.

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Freshman Ana Yrazusta Acosta has emerged as a star for UMass women’s tennis

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Since coming over from Spain, the freshman has exceeded expectations of both herself and head coach Judy Dixon.

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UMass soccer prepares for pair of weekend matches against Dayton and Saint Louis

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After a tie against Virginia Commonwealth last weekend, Minutemen look to build on the team’s improvements.

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Sharpe facing added attention as his strong 2014 continues

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UMass’ leading receiver Tajae Sharpe faced significantly more defensive attention against Kent State, which could be a sign of things to come.

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Women’s soccer prepare for the unknown in matchup against Rhode Island

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Despite having success against the Rams in recent years, the Minutemwomen expect tough task on Friday night.

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UMass hockey’s LaRue ready for increased responsibility

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After being named an alternate captain, Zack LaRue is prepared to become an even bigger leader for the Minutemen.

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Bowling Green, Akron keep winning streaks alive

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Bowling Green and Akron stayed hot, while Thomas Rawls fueled Central Michigan

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UMass Women’s soccer elevates play against Atlantic 10 opponents

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Minutewomen show improvement through first three conference games behind consistent defense, emerging offense

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Q&A with UMass rowing coach Jim Dietz

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UMass coach and rowing legend Jim Dietz talks about the upcoming season

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Kreusch, Hawkshaw stepping up for UMass field hockey

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

Freshmen Melanie Kreusch and Sarah Hawkshaw have shined for the Minutewomen this season in expansive roles.

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UMass men’s soccer midfielder Luke Pavone displays skill despite facing adversity this season

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Pavone’s first career goal, which came in a 2-1 loss to Hartford, carries significant meaning.

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Sam Carlino remains a rock in net for UMass field hockey

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The standout junior goalkeeper has kept the Minutewomen in contention during a less-than-stellar start to the season.

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UMass field hockey’s four-game winning streak snapped by Columbia Sunday

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Despite holding a 2-0 lead, the Minutewomen were unable to finish strong and lost to Columbia 3-2.

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UMass football seeks consistency as important week of practice looms

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Following their first victory of the season, the Minutemen look to improve on their preparation in the hopes of stringing together a winning streak.

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UMass cross country places 15th in the New England Championship

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

Junior Ben Thomas leads the UMass pack as the Minutemen place 15th in the New
England Championships.

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UMass women’s soccer falls short in comeback bid against George Washington

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The Minutewomen fell to George Washington after relenting two first half goals.

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UMass finishes off Kent State 40-17, earns first victory of 2014

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The Minutemen carried a lead into the fourth quarter for the fourth time this season and finally held onto it.

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UMass hockey overmatched against top Boston University forwards

The top two lines from Boston University dominated, while UMass’s top forwards came up empty

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UMass hockey drops opener to Boston University, 8-1

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Boston University used six unanswered goals in the third period to fly by the Minutemen.

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Singin’ the Maize and Blues: The Downfall of Michigan Football

Marc Jean-Louis discusses the state of Michigan football: its current state of decline and what led to it.

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Hockey Special Issue

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UMass Hockey starts this Friday, Oct. 10, against Boston University at 7 pm.

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UMass football faces uncertainty this Saturday against Kent State

(Photo by Alec Zabrecky)

Minutemen prepare for first win of the season, unsure of who will be taking snaps for the Golden Eagles.

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UMass men’s soccer loses fourth straight in a 2-1 overtime loss to Hartford on Wednesday night.

(Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

Although the Minutemen played well in the first half, they couldn’t play a complete 90 minutes to get their seconds win of the season.

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A ‘distinct energy’ surrounds UMass as it opens its season against Boston University

(Alec Zabrecky)

UMass hockey is itching to get its 2014-15 campaign underway, starting Friday night at Mullins Center against Boston University.

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Dennis Kravchenko at home as a new member of UMass hockey

(Photo by Cade Belisle)

After originally being committed to the University of Vermont, Dennis Kravchenko is now preparing to be a significant force for UMass hockey.

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Sophomores prepare to take on heightened roles for UMass hockey

(Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

For a young Minutemen team with nine freshmen on the roster, the sophomore class hopes to ease the transition for first-year players, replace last year’s seniors.

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Frank Vatrano excited to boost UMass hockey

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In his first full season with the Minutemen, redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano is ready to make an impact.

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Troy Power eager to lead young UMass hockey team in his final season

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The redshirt senior looks to build off of last year’s personal success as offensive threat, team captain.

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Oleg Yevenko’s improvement aided by experiences with Belarus, Boston Bruins

(Photo by Cade Belisle)

The 6-foot-7 defenseman is a crucial component of UMass’ defensive corps this season and is expected to play significant minutes.

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UMass women’s tennis prepares for first duel meet against UConn

(Photo by Araz Havan)

Head coach Judy Dixon expects big things from young team, expects similar results against Huskies to those in Army Invitational.

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UMass men’s soccer hopes to capitalize on strong defensive play to pick up season’s second win against Hartford on Wednesday

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

After a string of close defeats, the Minutemen look to find the win column in their second to last nonconference matchup.

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Despite a winless start, positivity remains high for UMass football

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

Shadrach Abrokwah adds new depth to the running back position, UMass coach Mark Whipple still undecided on who will start at kicker

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UMass men’s soccer team a ‘work in progress’

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

As the Minutemen enter conference play, goals are still hard to come by.

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UMass baseball tops Dartmouth 7-1 in fall exhibition

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While Sunday afternoons in October are often reserved for watching football, baseball could be felt in the air last Sunday as the Massachusetts baseball team took on Dartmouth College in a fall exhibition game at Earl Lorden Field.

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Bowling Green, Northern Illinois escape with narrow victories

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

A pair of Mid-American Conference stalwarts pulled out victories late, while a missed extra point cost Western Michigan.

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UMass basketball guards Jabarie Hinds and Donte Clark are two important pieces to Derek Kellogg’s puzzle

Both Hinds and Clark could only observe the Minutemen last year, but are now asked to play significant roles as the team prepares for this season.

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UMass women’s soccer earns first win in regulation this season

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Jackie Bruno’s goal in 87th minute and Cassidy Babin’s six saves propel the Minutewomen to an A-10 victory over Saint Joseph’s.

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Melanie Kreusch has career day in UMass field hockey team’s win over Saint Francis

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Freshman Melanie Kreusch recorded a hat trick in Sunday’s victory over the previously undefeated Red Flash.

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Cyr: Mark Whipple’s late-game decision Saturday was an understandable one

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

With three seconds remaining and no timeouts, the Minutemen tried to score a touchdown instead of going for a field goal, a costly decision that resulted in a 42-41 loss against Miami (OH).

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UMass men’s soccer washed away by Saint Joseph’s in A-10 opener

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass men’s soccer’s 1-0 loss to Saint Joseph’s on Saturday was overshadowed by horrible weather conditions.

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Photo Slideshow: UMass Hockey Exhibition Game

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For Saturday’s hockey exhibition game the Daily Collegian sent a team of photographers. Here are some of their best shots.

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UMass washed out by St. Joseph’s in Atlantic 10 opener

The Minutemen lose their Atlantic 10 conference opener to St. Joseph’s 1-0 on a rain-drenched Rudd Field.

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Jackie Bruno’s equalizer secures a tie for UMass against George Mason

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

In her first match since Sep. 14, captain Jackie Bruno returned to competition in a big way on Friday after missing two matches with an injury for the Massachusetts women’s soccer team. The Minutewomen fell behind 1-0 to their first Atlantic 10 Conference opponent of the year, George Mason, in the 34th minute. But Bruno responded 15 minutes later, scoring her third goal of the year and providing UMass with the 1-1 equalizer. She received a pass from forward Megan Burke, split through two defenders and drove a long-range shot into the top right hand corner of the goal to…

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Late strike downs UMass soccer against Saint Joseph’s

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team needed to hang on for just four more minutes in a rain-soaked match Saturday against Saint Joseph’s to force overtime. But in the 86th minute, Saint Joseph’s pressed up field and created one final chance. Junior forward Mark Colville latched onto a through-ball from teammate Emmanuel Temeh and deftly lifted the ball over UMass goalkeeper Ryan Buckingham, effectively killing off the game 1-0 for the Hawks at Rudd Field. For senior UMass (1-8, 0-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) captain Matt Keys, it was an all too familiar ending. “It was the same story,” Keys said. “We…

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Questionable late-game decision costs UMass football in a 42-41 loss to Miami (OH)

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Saturday’s 42-41 loss to Miami (OH) – which saw a 27-point lead vanish – continues heartbreak, frustration for Minutemen

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Minutemen fall short to Bowling Green in their return to McGuirk on Homecoming Saturday

ICYMI: UMass fell just short to Bowling Green on Homecoming Saturday in an display of offensive explosion. UVC-TV19’s Zander Manning and Joey Saade bring you the highlights.

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Front to Back: Week of Sept. 29, 2014

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In a battle of winless teams, the Minutemen are hungry to get their first win of the season at Miami (OH)

(Photo by Amanda Creegan)

Both UMass and the Red Hawks have similar problems, and both looking to get first win of season on Saturday.

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UMass football rushing attack bogged down by minor mistakes

(Photo by Christina Yacono)

The Minutemen are averaging just 60 yards per game on the ground, but feel they’re a few correctable mistakes away from finding their groove.

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UMass women’s soccer prepare for Atlantic-10 conference opener against George Mason

(Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

Minutewomen hope to turn around their season in conference play.

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UMass opens conference play against St. Joe’s

(Araz Havan)

Offense must take step forward in Atlantic 10 conference opener, but face tough St. Joseph’s defense.

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UMass tight end Jean Sifrin focused on helping the Minutemen earn a victory

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Despite catching eight passes for 135 yards against Bowling Green, UMass tight end Jean Sifrin said there’s room to grow and is troubled by UMass’ 0-5 record.

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Only a freshman, Matthew Mooney provides valuable minutes for UMass men’s soccer

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)

Mooney has started in seven games this year and logged 603 minutes as a crucial component of the Minutemen.

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Minutewomen look for improved offense, steady defense in A-10 play

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UMass enters its eight-game conference slate fresh off a winless road trip, but help could be on the way in the form of Jackie Bruno.

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UMass women’s soccer battles Harvard to a draw

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Massachusetts women’s soccer holds off a relentless Harvard attack in its last game before Atlantic 10 schedule

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With conference play under way, UMass looks to get on track

(Cade Belisle/ Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen face a crucial stretch of games against high-level A-10 opponents.

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Depth, chemistry powers UMass club hockey

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With a strong roster filled with returning players, UMass club hockey aims to win a national championship.

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UMass falls short at home to UNH 1-0

UMass gets off 11 shots, but can’t find the back of the net as they drop their second straight.

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Tennis shines in West Point Invitational

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Yrazusta and Griffin lead UMass with strong play in weekend tournament.

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UMass rugby captain Devin Ibanez: ‘I’m just a rugby maniac’

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen forwards captain traveled to Australia to further his rugby career and brought back a wealth of knowledge and leadership.

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Akron upsets ACC foe, Toledo outruns Central Michigan

Florida State vs. NC State on September 14. (Ethan Hyman/MCT Direct)

The Zips silenced a strong Pittsburgh running attack en route to a 21-10 upset victory.

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FSU holds off the Wolfpack while Hill leads the Aggies to an overtime victory

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Florida State scored 28 points down the stretch to stave off an upset bid by N.C. State while Kenny Hill excelled for Texas A&M.

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UMass men’s soccer shut out by UNH, 1-0, on Sunday

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen were held scoreless for the fourth time this season in a 1-0 loss to New Hampshire on Sunday.

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UMass field hockey earns first Atlantic 10 win with 4-1 victory over VCU

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen’s offense came alive against the Rams to notch their first conference win of the season, 4-1.

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UMass men’s soccer blows two-goal lead to drop 3-2 decision to Harvard in overtime

Jake Alvaro holds off a Harvard defender at Rudd Field on Friday (Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Leading 2-0, the Minutemen conceded three unanswered goals to fall to the Crimson, 3-2, on Friday.

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Matt Keys and Matt Pease continue to successfully lead UMass men’s soccer’s defensive unit

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

The defensive duo played a solid 90 minutes against the Wildcats in Sunday’s losing effort.

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Cyr: Are UMass students actually football fans?

(Amanda Creegan/Daily Collegian)

Nearly half of McGuirk Stadium emptied out by halftime, missing out on a record-breaking performance from UMass offense.

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