News editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.
The Minutemen held off a late Billikens rally and won their second game in a row behind strong play from center Cady Lalanne.
The Minutemen allowed six third period goals for the second consecutive time against the Terriers, in a 7-5 defeat Friday night.
A basic guide to this year’s Super Bowl matchup.
McCutcheon spent 11 years as the athletic director at the University of Massachusetts, but will take a job at the University of California Santa-Barbara in the same role.
Depiste a fervent Dayton comeback, UMass escaped with its biggest win of the season Thursday night at the Mullins Center.
McCutcheon, who was hired in 2004, will leave to return to California and take a job with the University of California-Santa Barbara.
With a smaller lineup, the Minutemen will look to take advantage of their size against the Flyers.
UMass will have the chance to redeem an embarrassing season opener 8-1 loss to Boston University.
UMass attempts to get back to winning ways at home in their second crack against St. Bonaventure.
With 12 games left until the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, UMass coach Derek Kellogg is looking for someone – or a group of players – to step up on a nightly basis.
The Minutemen say that they are a different team since their 8-1 loss to the Terriers in October’s season opener.
Although watching the Minutemen play might be entertaining to watch, at its core UMass basketball isn’t a good fundamental brand of basketball.
Widmar, a center, currently has 30 points in 36 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League.
Former UMass running back and running backs coach Marcel Shipp will join Todd Bowles and the New York Jets.
Trey Davis and Zach Coleman first met in elementary school, reunited in high school and are now making strides as Minutemen. And if everything went according to original plan, neither would be at UMass in the first place.
Massachusetts Daily Collegian senior sports multimedia producer Marc Jean-Louis and UMass Sports Weekly analyst Zander Manning make Super Bowl predictions and discuss the Deflategate scandal. Is the NHL scheduling too many outdoor games? Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli joins us to preview the Dayton-UMass men’s basketball game at the Mullins Center on Thursday. And should the MLB institute a loan system to help out smaller-marker franchises?
Men’s coach Russ Yarworth and women’s coach Bob Newcomb saw both improvement and room to grow from their respective teams this past weekend.
Hao Luong shines for UMass men’s swimming and diving on Senior Day, prepares for end of college career
The Vietnam native reflected on his four years with the Minutemen as he and the men’s swimming team prepare for February’s Atlantic 10 championships.
Hilliard delivered the second best mile performance in school history, while MacLean earned the top conference rank in the 800-meter.
Maine thumps New Hampshire in 4-0 victory and Ryan Fitzgerald leads Boston College past Connecticut.
Steve Mastalerz and Dennis Kravchenko powered UMass to a 4-1 win against Merrimack Sunday afternoon in Amherst.
St. Bonaventure earns tight victory, VCU clinches 11th straight win in Atlantic 10 men’s basketball action
Marcus Posley and Jaylen Adams led the Bonnies to an overtime victory while the Rams barely escaped against Saint Louis.
The Minutemen rebounded from a Friday loss vs. Northeastern to draw even with the Violets.
The Minutemen saw positive individual outings in a sixth place finish while the Minutewomen finished fourth and saw multiple regional qualifiers.
In the Minutemen’s 4-1 victory over No. 14 Merrimack College Sunday, the senior goaltender made a career-high 44 saves.
News editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.
With National Signing Day approaching, UMass received commitments from a number of different prospects, including two with national recognition.
The Minutemen erased a 3-1 deficit in the third period to salvage a tie with Merrimack Friday night.
UMass coach Mark Whipple announced Friday that the team hired Michaels, who coached with Whipple at UMass in 1998.
The Minutemen struggled to defend St. Joseph’s star DeAndre Bembry and couldn’t answer a late Hawks run.
The Minutemen have a chance to move out of last place in the Hockey East standings as the season winds down.
Minutemen coach Greg Cannella is excited to embark on a new season after an offseason mired in flux.
Following a loss to Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday night, UMass guard Derrick Gordon spoke about the team’s need for better consistency both on the court and in the locker room.
The Minutemen have won three of their last four and have enjoyed contributions from a number of areas in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
UMass women’s basketball continues stretch against tough competition this week with games against Fordham and Richmond.
After having national success last season, the Minutemen and Saint Joseph’s are experiencing some growing pains with the loss of key plays and a tough non-conference schedule.
UMass puts its offensive efficiency to the test against the Atlantic-10’s top scoring defense.
Marc Jean-Louis and UMass Sports Weekly producer Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan recap the Patriots 45-7 rout over the Colts. Who would you draft? Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Where would they go? Massachusetts Daily Collegian football correspondent Andrew Cyr joins us to to talk UMass football. And is the Atlantic 10 a true power conference in college basketball?
The Minutemen must rid themselves of back line blunders if it hopes to make a run in postseason play.
The Minutewomen posted a 4-4 record over the winter recess and continue to show marked improvement in comparison to recent years.
The UMass hockey defenseman has (finally) arrived in Amherst, and is already playing up to his immense expectations.
Difficult workouts and opportunities for team bonding moments defined the experience of UMass swimming and diving in Puerto Rico
Dillard is leading pack of promising young Minutewomen as they enjoy increased success from recent years.
The 18-year-old Swedish defenseman was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 2014.
Turnovers, rebounding plague the Minutewomen in a 69-54 loss to George Washington on national television.
Just a day after triumphing over New Hampshire in the third period, UMass hockey allowed four goals in the final frame en route to a 5-2 loss.
UMass forward Zach Coleman scored a career-high 13 points and fueled the Minutemen’s comeback victory against Rhode Island.
UMass erased a six-point deficit in the second half behind strong play from Zach Coleman and Maxie Esho Saturday at the Mullins Center.
UMass basketball prepares for a Rhode Island team which features the best defense in the Atlantic 10 Conference and a formidable scorer in guard E.C. Matthews.
The Minutemen are 3-3 since returning from their winter break and appear to be turning the corner after a tough start to the season.
The Minutemen received two different go-ahead goals from Shane Walsh and topped New Hampshire 6-4 Friday night against the Mullins Center.
The Minutemen are preparing for an improved Rhode Island team in a crucial Atlantic 10 Conference match up at home.
UMass coach Derek Kellogg said Lalanne dominated at times in a loss against Davidson and is playing better recently.
The Minutemen return to Hockey East play with their sights on picking up their first conference win since October.
According to a report, the 2015-16 Minutemen are expected to take part in the MGM Main Event tournament in Las Vegas.
The Minutemen lamented missed opportunities in the final minutes of Wednesday’s loss to Davidson.
Watch live as the Minutemen take on the Davidson Wildcats at 7 p.m. at the Mullins Center.
Davidson visits the Mullins Center as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference for the first time Wednesday night.
The announcement was officially made by UMass coach Mark Whipple Tuesday morning.
The UMass hockey forward had two goals in a 3-2 win over Maine Friday night.
The 6-foot-5 sophomore has played 12 minutes in each of UMass’ last two games, which is a season high.
Emerson Auvenshine, 24, was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.
Every member of the Minutemen played at least 12 minutes as Derek Kellogg continues to show confidence in his bench.
The Minutemen withstood a George Mason run predicated on offensive rebounding to win 66-62 Sunday at the Patriot Center.
UMass travels to Fairfax, Virginia to face George Mason Sunday at 1 p.m.
Shane Walsh’s game-winning goal, assisted by Steven Iacobellis, completed a UMass third period comeback in a 3-2 win over Maine.
The last time UMass faced Maine, it blew a two-goal lead in the third period. But the 3-2 loss also served as the starting point for an impressive offensive tear from forward Frank Vatrano.
The UMass guard scored nine points in 17 minutes off the bench against La Salle after being in the starting lineup the previous six games.
The Massachusetts football team enters its final year in the Mid-American Conference in 2015 and it now knows all of the stops on its farewell tour.
UMass coach Derek Kellogg lauded the play of his bench following a 71-65 victory over La Salle Wednesday night.
Led by a game-high 19 points from Maxie Esho, the Minutemen used quickened tempo and a full team effort to down the Explorers 71-65 Wednesday night.
The Minutemen travel to Philadelphia to face La Salle in their first conference road game of the season.
Vatrano scored six goals and tallied three assists in five games in December.
The senior forward will miss the remainder of the season due to knee surgery.
UMass’ offense posted a season low in points (55) and shot only 35 percent from the field in a loss to St. Bonaventure Saturday.
St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt and center Youssou Ndoye spoke on the Bonnies’ impressive success in a 69-55 win over UMass basketball.
Schmidt, who tore his Achilles tendon and uses a scooter to move around, fell off his scooter in the post game handshake line.
The Minutemen were defeated in all aspects of the game and struggled to find offense in loss to Bonnies.
UMass coach Derek Kellogg cited rebounding limitations and foul trouble as areas of concern following a 69-55 loss to St. Bonaventure.
A report from the Daily Hampshire Gazette indicates that UMass tight end Jean Sifrin is expected to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.
Despite erasing a 3-1 UConn lead in the third period, UMass dropped a tight affair with UConn 4-3 at the Mullins Center.
Trey Davis finished with 25 points on 10-for-11 shooting while Derrick Gordon chipped in with 19 in Minutemen’s 87-82 win on Tuesday.
The Minutemen used late heroics from Derrick Gordon and Donte Clark, combined with a 25-point performance from Trey Davis, to beat Iona Tuesday Night.
The Minutemen netted four unanswered goals and boasted an improved defense in its first victory since Nov. 28.
The Minutemen have lost five of their last six games and return to the Mullins Center to face the Gaels in the final non-conference game of the season.
After cutting the Providence lead to 2-1, the Minutemen allowed two third period goals which thwarted any potential comeback.
The Minutemen open the second half of their season following a winter break with games against Providence and Air Force at the Catamount Cup in Vermont.
Inconsistent play and missed opportunities hurt the Minutemen in Tuesday’s 77-71 overtime loss to the Cougars.
The Minutemen have lost four of their last five games and head to Provo, Utah in hopes of turning around a disappointing start to the season.
UMass walked away from an 85-65 loss to Providence frustrated and unhappy with how it played.
The Minutemen were outplayed in all aspects of the game, trailed by as many as 32 points and never led against the Friars Saturday.
Freshman UMass defenseman Brandon Montour made his college hockey debut Tuesday night against Northeastern.
UMass allowed three goals within the first 11 minutes and fell to Northeastern on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center, spoiling Brandon Montour’s debut.
He’s only 3-of-13 this season on 3-pointers, but UMass center Cady Lalanne has the green light from coach Derek Kellogg to continue to shoot 3’s, as long as they fall within the context of the offense.
UMass defenseman Brandon Montour will make his season debut after finally gaining eligibility, while forward Ray Pigozzi is questionable with an upper body injury.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball forward is averaging only 5.5 minutes per game, but two straight strong performances could be what Demetrius Dyson needs to break out of his slump.
Former Massachusetts men’s soccer player Matt Keys is pursuing a professional soccer career and hopes his background, including his time at UMass, has prepared him for the challenge.
UMass held Holy Cross to a 34 percent shooting percentage from the field and used 48 combined points from Kim Pierre-Louis and Cierra Dillard to earn its fifth win of the season.
The Minutemen assisted on 22 of their 25 made baskets in a 75-58 victory over Canisius.
Despite a second half Canisius surge, UMass’ 46-21 halftime lead proved insurmountable as the Minutemen snapped a three-game losing streak in a win Saturday.
UMass hopes a week of practice and a re-evaluation of its half court offense will lead to more consistent success.
Opposing teams often use two, even three defenders to stop Lalanne, something UMass basketball continues to work at handling.
News editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.
The Minutemen are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and spoke of a lack of identity following an 84-75 loss to Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday.
22 points from Kim Pierre-Louis and 18 from Cierra Dillard bump the Minutewomen back up to 0.500 as they defeat American University 71-61 at the Mullins Center on Saturday.
Kim Pierre-Louis and Cierra Dillard combined for 40 points as the Minutemen led by as much as 16 in a 71-61 victory over American.
A mix of 3-point shooting from the Eagles and a slow start from the Minutemen were key factors in their 84-75 loss at MassMutual Center on Sunday.
UMass hockey lamented a high number of penalties, mistakes in a 4-0 loss to Notre Dame
The Minutemen registered 14 shots on goal in a 4-0 loss to Notre Dame, their second loss to the Irish in as many nights.
UMass coach Derek Kellogg said he was “very tough” on his team in the practices leading up to Sunday’s 2 p.m. game against Florida Gulf Coast.
Notre Dame scored four goals in the final frame against UMass to storm back in a 7-5 victory.
Despite scoring two late goals, UMass couldn’t overcome another difficult third period, a continuing trend this season.
Shooting struggles plague Minutewomen, Crimson light it up form outside in Wednesday’s loss to Harvard.
Consistent bench play proves to be the spark that’s helping turn women’s basketball around in Massachusetts.
Ross Gienieczko makes his week 14 NFL picks.
UMass and Notre Dame meet this weekend with crucial Hockey East points on the line.
The Minutemen never led against the Tigers after falling behind early and often Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano has settled into collegiate hockey and has helped lead the Minutemen’s most productive forwards line.
The Minutemen and women saw strong individual performances in the season’s first half and now prepare for January return to competition.
With talent on both sides of the ball returning and a full year of Mark Whipple behind them, the Minutemen are headed to the postseason in 2015, argues Andrew Cyr.
Minutemen coach Ken O’Brien is encouraged by a growing sense of camaraderie throughout his team following an eighth place finish Nov. 22.
The Patriots’ Jalen Jenkins hit a 75-foot 3-pointer to give the Patriots an unlikely 64-63 victory.
The senior captain of the Minutemen has played the sport in various forms since a young age and plans to keep doing so as long as he possibly can.
The Minutemen travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to face LSU in their first road game outside of Massachusetts.
Quinnipiac scored two power play goals en route to a 3-1 victory over UMass at the Mullins Center.
The junior UMass guard missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds against Harvard.
Minutemen guard Trey Davis had a chance to win the game for UMass, but his 3-point attempt didn’t fall as the Minutemen lost 75-73.
The Minutemen ended their three-game losing streak with a road win over the Bobcats.
UMass coach Mark Whipple addresses areas of need entering the offseason while returning members of the Minutemen expressed optimism at the team’s chances in 2015.
The Bulls offense put up 548 yards of total offense and six touchdowns while UMass struggled in all phases of the game.
UMass allowed 548 total yards in a loss to Buffalo in a game which Minutemen coach Mark Whipple said the team “obviously” wasn’t good enough.
The redshirt senior will play his final game Friday at McGuirk Stadium for the Minutemen.
UMass tight end Jean Sifrin said timing will play a major factor in whether he will declare for the NFL draft at the conclusion of the Minutemen’s 2014 season.
UMass received a total team effort in a 79-54 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday, as 10 of its 11 players to appear in the game scored for the Minutemen.
The Minutemen lost 3-1 to Vermont Tuesday at Gutterson Field House, three days after losing to Vermont 11-1 in Amherst at the Mullins Center.
The Huskies needed a fourth quarter touchdown reception from Chad Beebe to squeak by the Bobcats.
The Minutemen travel to the place where their season ended last year, hoping to redeem themselves against the Catamounts.
The Iceland native heads into the offseason before her senior season with goals to accomplish both in Amherst and beyond.
The Minutemen took a 21-hour trip via van to the NIRSA National Soccer Championships.
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.
UMass forward Zach Coleman played a season-high 24 minutes in the Minutemen’s 75-69 victory over Florida State Sunday.
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.
The Minutewomen put together a two-game winning streak before dropping Sunday’s contest against Florida State in their trip to Texas.
Donte Clark and Jabarie Hinds each had 15 points off the bench as the Minutemen earned their fourth win of the season.
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.
Daily Collegian news editor Aviva Luttrell and sports editor Mark Chiarelli discuss the week in news and sports.
After giving up 11 goals to Vermont, the Minutemen will have to regroup with another game on Tuesday.
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.
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.”
Notre Dame unveiled it’s own version of the “big four,” which scored 69 total points and led the Irish past UMass.
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.
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.
The Minutemen lost their second game of the season to the Eagles and are now winless in their last four conference matchups.
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.
The Minutewomen dominated the paint and forced the Black Bears to shoot 36 3-pointers in their first win of the season.
Ross Gienieczko makes his week 12 picks for the National Football League.
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.
Redshirt senior Troy Power will hit the century mark for games played as the Minutemen host No. 12 Boston College on Friday.
UMass women’s swimmer Meriza Werenski was recently named Atlantic 10 Conference Performer of the Week.
UMass offense failed to produce without quarterback Blake Frohnapfel
Despite being 0-2, the Minutewomen believe they are close to finding a winning formula heading into their home opener Wednesday.
After a costly mistake that almost lead to UMass to blowing the game, Seth Berger regained his confidence in the overtime win.
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.
UMass basketball prepares for early start in nationally televised game Tuesday morning against Manhattan
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.
For the first time in three years, the Minutewomen fell short of their goal of winning the Atlantic 10 title.
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.
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.
Despite impressive defense and standout freshmen play, fundamentals haunted UMass women’s basketball in its opening weekend.
Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli and news editor Aviva Luttrell discuss the week in news and sports during their weekly podcast.
The Minutemen outscored the Eagles 47-30 in the final frame and benefited from strong performances from Derrick Gordon and Maxie Esho.
On Sunday UMass played Boston College for the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader event in which some proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society
The Minutemen scored seven goals in both games to sweep the pair of games against Bryant and UConn.
The Minutemen are growing mustaches for the third straight year to raise awareness for men’s health issues.
UMass displayed strong defense but ultimately fell to Central Michigan.
Patience was key in UMass’ win over the Eagles Sunday.
Coming off its most successful season, the Minutewomen will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to compete at a national level.
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.
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.
Timely free throw shooting down the stretch and strong play from their veterans vaulted the Minutemen to their first victory of the year.
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.
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.
Frohnapfel’s season in jeopardy following leg injury, while Sharpe shines in UMass’ win over Ball State
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.
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.
Ross Gienieczko makes his week 11 NFL picks.
The Minutemen defense expects Ball State to run the ball and is preparing to face Cardinals running back Jahwan Edwards.
UMass football Jean Sifrin anticipates a strong offensive performance when UMass hosts Ball State Wednesday night.
Freshman diver Trent Kindvall is off to a hot start for men’s swimming and diving.
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.
It was a tough season for UMass men’s soccer, but progress was made, leaving the Minutemen optimistic moving forward.
Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz celebrated their four-year careers on Saturday in a 3-0 win over the Bonnies on Senior Day.
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.
The UMass men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both lost their meets against Brown on Saturday.
Controversy and poor puck possession cost UMass club hockey pair of games over weekend.
Josh Schwartz and Lenoir Sery pace a UMass offense which score a season-high three goals in its final game of the year.
The Minutemen saw production from all four lines in Friday night’s 7-1 victory over AIC.