Minutemen couldn’t do anything right in 48-7 loss against the Nittany Lions.
The Minutemen entered Penn State eyeing an upset victory, but left with more questions than answers following a 48-7 thumping.
In Friday’s win against Fairfield, Luke Pavone jumpstarted the UMass offense and brought some much needed energy to the team.
The Minutemen earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Fairfield in their first home opener since the death of longtime coach Sam Koch.
Minutemen are ready for a challenge against the Nittany Lions, believing the hype of their star quarterback.
UMass football kicking situation still undecided, looking forward to opportunity to play at Beaver Stadium
Whipple plans on making the decision about his kicker on Saturday before the game.
UMass running back Lorenzo Woodley was once in Minutemen coach Mark Whipple’s dog house. Now, he has a chance to claim the starting running back role for good.
Minutewomen expect Bruno to be a vocal leader off the field despite her injury.
The Minutemen hope to overcome offensive struggles and find the win column at Rudd Field on Friday against Fairfield.
Despite losing 19-3 to Boston College to open the season, UMass looks to build on back-to-back Beast of the East championships in 2014
Field hockey practices reveal hardworking culture of team
The Minutewomen lost several key players this offseason, but plan on being as competitive as ever
The UMass men’s cross country team place 4th in their season-opening home meet. Behind Vermont, Boston College and Maine and in front of Amherst College and Sacred Heart.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Mark Whipple, his first NFL quarterbacks coach, taught him how to be a professional player.
The Falcons and the Huskies both win while the rest of the MAC struggled over the weekend.
The leading touchdown receiver for the Massachusetts football team is listed as a fullback, but Rodney Mills has excelled in a variety of ways this season.
With only two goals in its opening five games, UMass men’s soccer is looking to get its offense going.
The UMass men’s soccer team was shut out by Boston University 2-0 in first meeting between the schools since 2011.
The Minutewomen picked up their second win of the season with a 3-1 triumph over UMass Lowell.
UMass cross country opened its season Saturday at the Minutemen Invitational, with the men finishing fourth and the women taking third.
Looking to win their second home game, the Minutewomen came up short against California, losing 2-1.
The Huskies capitalized on second half scoring opportunities to down the Minutewomen, 5-0.
UMass gets the short end of a 2-1 loss to the California Golden Bears.
Despite leading 31-20 for the second week in a row, the Minutemen made a number of costly mistakes down the stretch en route to their third loss of the year.
Minutemen search for first win of the season this Saturday against winless Vanderbilt.
Minutewomen not concerned with overtime games at the moment, preparing for game against Northeastern
UMass women’s soccer team looking to win games in regulation on upcoming roadtrip.
UMass is allowing opponents to convert on 54 percent of third downs, a number which is detrimental to the success of both the offense and defense.
Minutemen take on Terriers on Saturday, looking for first win.
Melanie Kreusch’s first career goal led the Minutewomen to a victory against Maine and propelled her to Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors.
Both Northern Illinois and Central Michigan pulled out victories against power conference opponents.
UMass men’s soccer spent 10 days away from Amherst and discovered plenty both on the field and off it.
The Minutemen enter a week of practice for preparation for Vanderbilt, its first road test of the season and its most talented opponent to date.
After a four-game West Coast trip to start the season, the Minutemen look forward to eight straight games in New England.
UMass puts up 38 points, but falls just short to the Colorado Buffaloes.
Megan Burke and Jackie Bruno lead an improving offense as the Minutewomen capped off the homestand with a 2-1 victory over New Hampshire.
The Minutewomen are hoping Sunday’s 2-1 victory over New Hampshire was a turning point for their woeful offense this season.
The Minutemen conceded a goal via penalty kick to fall 1-0 to Cal Poly on Sunday.
For the first 109 minutes of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team’s game against Cornell on Friday, not one goal was scored. As UMass’ offense continued to sputter in key moments, the Big Red’s Caroline Growney finally capitalized on the best chance of the game in double overtime to give Cornell the 1-0 win. Growney, who played more minutes than all but one of her teammates on the hot afternoon in Amherst, received a pass from Elizabeth Crowell on the run and sent a hard shot toward the Minutewomen’s goal which ricocheted into the net to end the game with just…
In just her third collegiate game, freshman Melanie Kreusch came up big with a game-winning goal to seal the first win of the season for the No. 10 Massachusetts field hockey team against Maine on Friday. With the clock dwindling down to the final minute mark in overtime of the back-and-forth affair, freshman Sarah Hawkshaw drove down the sideline toward the opposing goal. She put in a cross into the crease where Kreusch made a diving effort to put the ball into the back of the net to clinch the 3-2 victory. “It was great, an unbelievable feeling,” Kreusch said…
UMass tight end Jean Sifrin scored two touchdowns, including an acrobatic one-handed grab, is his debut for the Minutemen.
UMass caught Colorado by surprise with the inclusion of Jean Sifrin into the lineup and put forth a much stronger effort in week two.
For a fleeting moment, it appeared the Massachusetts football team had positioned itself to pull away from Colorado and capture the most important win in program history.
The Daily Collegian sports team looks ahead to this year’s football season in our 2014 Football Special Issue.
The new era of Minutemen football can revolutionize a region if successful under coach Mark Whipple.
UMass coach Mark Whipple seeks better complementary football moving forward.
Whipple’s past success with transfer quarterback Todd Bankhead could bode well for new quarterback Blake Frohnapfel.
UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel took a chance. Can he be the next face of UMass football?
New UMass football coach Mark Whipple, who first coached the Minutemen from 1998-2003, looks to take a mentor’s role during his second go in Amherst.
UMass football hopes to improve on both sides of the ball in Pac-12 test.
Following the death of longtime head coach Sam Koch, interim coach Devin O’Neill looks to bring experience and familiarity to the position.
UMass freshman running back J.T. Blyden is quickly rising up the depth chart and gaining admiration from teammates in the process
Despite playing tough games against No. 1 Maryland and Temple, the UMass field hockey team lost both matchups to open the season.
The Minutemen allowed four first half goals to lose 5-1 to a Utah Valley team playing its first game in school history.
Senior captain Matt Keys and senior forward Josh Schwartz plan to take active leadership rolse on a Minutemen team which is moving forward after former coach Sam Koch passed away in July.
The Minutewomen face a bevy of nationally acclaimed opponents as they look to return to the NCAA tournament.
Despite returning leading scorer Brooke Sabia, UMass will need added production from a variety of faces to replace a senior cast instrumental in guiding the Minutewomen to the NCAA tournament in 2013.
The Minutewomen scored in final second of regulation, but fell in overtime as Providence spoiled their home opener Sunday.
The Minutemen lacked both depth and answers as the Eagles grinded to a victory with a potent rushing attack.
The Minutemen drop their season-opener 30-7 in Mark Whipple’s return to the UMass sideline.
UMass women’s soccer walked away from the James Madison Invitational earning one point through two games.
The Minutewomen enter 2014 picked to finish fifth in Atlantic 10, but believe their ability to use depth gives them an advantage over most teams
UMass will look for Kassan Messiah and Trey Seals to provide a consistent pass rush at outside linebacker this season in hopes of bettering last year’s meager production.
After a two-week competition with incumbent starter A.J. Doyle, Blake Frohnapfel has been named UMass’ starting quarterback by coach Mark Whipple.
The UMass football team expects to have a decision at quarterback ‘by the weekend,’ according to coach Mark Whipple.
Former UMass star Marcel Shipp has returned to Amherst as the running backs coach and will oversee a deep competition for the starting running back position as the Minutemen switch to a pro-style offense.
Former UMass basketball star Chaz Williams signs professional contract in Turkey, still eyeing NBA career
Former UMass point guard Chaz Williams signed a professional contract with a team in Turkey Thursday, but is still hopeful an NBA career is in sight.
UMass hopes a new defensive scheme coupled with an explosive and aggressive style of play will energize its defensive unit.
Despite the heat and competition battles, the UMass football team was thrilled to be back on the field.
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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 baseball team couldn’t complete the series sweep of Saint Louis after falling 2-1 in 11 innings.
The UMass softball team crushed St. Bonaventure in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday following Friday’s rainout.
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.
Former Patriot Matt Light spoke at the Hanger on Wednesday to promote his new drink, KEEL Vodka.
The UMass men’s lacrosse team resumes conference play with a matchup against Towson on Saturday.
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.