December 19, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

BLOG: UMass football recruiting roundup: UMass signs DT, offers two kickers -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

UMass President Robert Caret resigns to become chancellor of the University of Maryland system -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brandon Montour: ‘It felt great to be out there’ -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

UMass falls to Northeastern in Brandon Montour’s debut -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cady Lalanne continues to evolve as a potential outside shooting threat -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

UMass hockey returns to action against Northeastern, Montour to make season debut -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Demetrius Dyson remains hopeful despite rocky start to season -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Former UMass soccer star Matt Keys aims to continue his career professionally -

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pierre-Louis, Dillard shine in UMass victory over Holy Cross -

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Passing, spacing improved in UMass victory -

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Prolific first half propels UMass past Canisius, 75-58 -

Saturday, December 13, 2014

UMass Faculty Senate hears ad hoc committee’s report on FBS football, shoots down contentious motion -

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Minutemen hope improved spacing will aid struggling half court offense -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Divest UMass urges Board of Trustees to split with fossil fuel industry -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cady Lalanne accustomed to dealing with increased attention -

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Front to Back: Week of Dec. 1, 2014 -

Monday, December 8, 2014

Chiarelli: UMass basketball running out of time to find its identity -

Monday, December 8, 2014

Minutewomen take care of business against American -

Monday, December 8, 2014

UMass women’s basketball handles American, 71-61 -

Sunday, December 7, 2014

UMass basketball downed by Florida Gulf Coast 84-75 -

Sunday, December 7, 2014

BLOG: UMass football recruiting roundup: UMass signs DT, offers two kickers

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

Read More

Brandon Montour: ‘It felt great to be out there’

Photo courtesy of UMass Athletics

Freshman UMass defenseman Brandon Montour made his college hockey debut Tuesday night against Northeastern.

Read More

UMass falls to Northeastern in Brandon Montour’s debut

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

Cady Lalanne continues to evolve as a potential outside shooting threat

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass hockey returns to action against Northeastern, Montour to make season debut

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMass defenseman Brandon Montour will make his season debut after finally gaining eligibility, while forward Ray Pigozzi is questionable with an upper body injury.

Read More

Demetrius Dyson remains hopeful despite rocky start to season

Photo by Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Former UMass soccer star Matt Keys aims to continue his career professionally

Photo by Araz Havan/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Pierre-Louis, Dillard shine in UMass victory over Holy Cross

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Passing, spacing improved in UMass victory

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen assisted on 22 of their 25 made baskets in a 75-58 victory over Canisius.

Read More

Prolific first half propels UMass past Canisius, 75-58

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass Faculty Senate hears ad hoc committee’s report on FBS football, shoots down contentious motion

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMass Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy spoke adamantly about the direction of the campus and football program and urged Faculty Senate members to refrain from passing a motion to further investigate campus-wide support for FBS football.

Read More

Minutemen hope improved spacing will aid struggling half court offense

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMass hopes a week of practice and a re-evaluation of its half court offense will lead to more consistent success.

Read More

Cady Lalanne accustomed to dealing with increased attention

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Opposing teams often use two, even three defenders to stop Lalanne, something UMass basketball continues to work at handling.

Read More

Front to Back: Week of Dec. 1, 2014

Courtesy DB-2/Flickr

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

Read More

Chiarelli: UMass basketball running out of time to find its identity

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Minutewomen take care of business against American

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.

Read More

UMass women’s basketball handles American, 71-61

Photo by Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass basketball downed by Florida Gulf Coast 84-75

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass commits 16 penalties in loss to Notre Dame

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMass hockey lamented a high number of penalties, mistakes in a 4-0 loss to Notre Dame

Read More

UMass hockey stifled in 4-0 loss to Notre Dame

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass aims to restore defensive prowess as it faces Florida Gulf Coast

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Third period struggles haunt Minutemen

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Notre Dame scored four goals in the final frame against UMass to storm back in a 7-5 victory.

Read More

UMass hockey’s comeback falls short in 7-5 loss to Notre Dame

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Despite scoring two late goals, UMass couldn’t overcome another difficult third period, a continuing trend this season.

Read More

UMass women’s basketball falls 75-62 to Harvard in first home loss of season

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

Shooting struggles plague Minutewomen, Crimson light it up form outside in Wednesday’s loss to Harvard.

Read More

Minutewomen’s bench plays a key factor in new-look season

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Consistent bench play proves to be the spark that’s helping turn women’s basketball around in Massachusetts.

Read More

‘Gienie’ in a bottle: Cowboys, Ravens and Patriots all bounce back after week 13 losses

(Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Ross Gienieczko makes his week 14 NFL picks.

Read More

Struggling Hockey East foes collide

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass and Notre Dame meet this weekend with crucial Hockey East points on the line.

Read More

UMass basketball handled with ease in 82-60 loss to LSU

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen never led against the Tigers after falling behind early and often Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Read More

Frank Vatrano excelling on offense for UMass hockey

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano has settled into collegiate hockey and has helped lead the Minutemen’s most productive forwards line.

Read More

UMass men’s and women’s swimming and diving optimistic at midway point

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen and women saw strong individual performances in the season’s first half and now prepare for January return to competition.

Read More

Cyr: 2015 season is bowl game or bust for UMass football

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass cross country eyes a bright future as its season concludes

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Minutemen coach Ken O’Brien is encouraged by a growing sense of camaraderie throughout his team following an eighth place finish Nov. 22.

Read More

George Mason stuns Manhattan on last-second shot

The Patriots’ Jalen Jenkins hit a 75-foot 3-pointer to give the Patriots an unlikely 64-63 victory.

Read More

A life-long passion for hockey drives UMass club hockey’s Mike DeFazio

(Jessica Chaiken/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

Daunting road challenge awaits UMass basketball Tuesday

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to face LSU in their first road game outside of Massachusetts.

Read More

UMass hockey falls to Quinnipiac due to struggling special teams play

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Quinnipiac scored two power play goals en route to a 3-1 victory over UMass at the Mullins Center.

Read More

An emotional Trey Davis misses potential game-winning shot against Harvard

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The junior UMass guard missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds against Harvard.

Read More

UMass basketball falters late in 75-73 loss to Harvard

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass hockey knocks off No. 14 Quinnipiac Friday night

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen ended their three-game losing streak with a road win over the Bobcats.

Read More

UMass looks ahead to 2015, for better or for worse

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass football falls 41-21 in season finale against Buffalo

15714995179_4170aa22c2_z

The Bulls offense put up 548 yards of total offense and six touchdowns while UMass struggled in all phases of the game.

Read More

Minutemen defense comes up short in 41-21 loss to Buffalo

15714995179_4170aa22c2_z

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.

Read More

Stanley Andre reflects on his career as Senior Day approaches

Photo by Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The redshirt senior will play his final game Friday at McGuirk Stadium for the Minutemen.

Read More

UMass tight end Jean Sifrin mulls future, potential NFL career

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass basketball trounces Northeastern 79-54

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass hockey falls to Vermont, 3-1

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

UMass forward Zach Coleman excels in increased role against Florida State

Photo by Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

SLIDESHOW: Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament

15234112773_0492dc9289_o

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

UMass basketball outlasts Florida State 75-69

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Front to Back: Week of Nov. 17, 2014

Courtesy DB-2/Flickr

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

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

Vermont throttles UMass hockey 11-1

Photo by Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.”

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Frustration haunts Minutemen in 5-3 loss to Boston College

Photo by Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

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

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Sam Riche/MCT)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Minutemen fall to Akron 30-6 on Tuesday night MACtion

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

UMass offense failed to produce without quarterback Blake Frohnapfel

Read More

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.

Read More

UMass basketball outlasts Manhattan in 77-68 overtime victory

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

Seth Berger overcomes late-game miscue in overtime victory

Photo by Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

(Courtesy of UMass Athletics)

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

By the numbers: Free throws, turnovers plague Minutewomen

(Maria Uminski/Collegian File Photo)

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

Read More

Front to Back: Week of Nov. 10, 2014

Courtesy DB-2/Flickr

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

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

SLIDESHOW: UMass Basketball at TD Garden

IMG_9031

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

Read More

UMass club hockey offense explodes in wins against UConn, Bryant

(Jessica Chaiken/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

Minutewomen rally late, fall short

(Collegian File Photo/Nicole Evangelista)

UMass displayed strong defense but ultimately fell to Central Michigan.

Read More

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

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

(GoFundMe.com)

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

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass basketball opens season with 95-87 win over Siena

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

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

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Basketball Special Issue 2014

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

(James Jesson/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Tyson Trish/The Record/MCT)

Ross Gienieczko makes his week 11 NFL picks.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

Offensive surge provides UMass hockey first home win of the year

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

UMass hockey rolls in 7-1 rout of AIC

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT)

Ross Gienieczko makes his week 10 NFL picks.

Read More

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.

Read More

UMass soccer finishes season against St. Bonaventure Saturday

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

Familiarity surrounds UMass hockey matchup with AIC

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

UMass club field hockey builds something from nothing

(Randy Crandon/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Brent Sanderlin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Front to Back: Week of Oct. 27, 2014

Courtesy DB-2/Flickr

Read More

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

(Alec Zabrecky /Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

Berger has first shot at securing starting role with UMass basketball

(Taylor C. Snow/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

(Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

UMass women’s soccer hitting its stride just in time

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Flickr)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

UMass field hockey led by Delario, Tagliente in milestone day

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr and Jeffrey Beall/Flickr)

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Eastern Michigan defensive back DaQuan Pace  (Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

15195414278_2b59faaa93_k

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

Read More

UMass football looks for third straight win against Toledo on Saturday

(Cade Belisle/The Massachusetts Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

NFL Pick’em games return to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian

(Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT)

Ross Gienieczko makes his picks for NFL matchups this weekend

Read More

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

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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).

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

UMass football seeing improvement on both the offensive and defensive lines

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

Woosley paces UMass tennis at the ITA Northeast Regionals

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

(Courtesy of Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

15380946728_d0ba896272_z

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

Read More

Minutemen fall to Dayton 4-1 due to sloppy start

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

UMass field hockey shuts out Davidson in 4-0 win

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

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

(Courtesy of Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

UMass hockey set for trip to Michigan State

(Courtesy of Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

(Courtesy of  Samantha Owens)

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

Read More

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

(Courtesy of Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

Sharpe facing added attention as his strong 2014 continues

(Courtesy of Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

(Courtesy of Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

UMass hockey’s LaRue ready for increased responsibility

(Collegian file photo)

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

Read More

Bowling Green, Akron keep winning streaks alive

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

Read More

Q&A with UMass rowing coach Jim Dietz

(Misserion/Flickr)

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

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

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

UMass hockey overmatched against top Boston University forwards

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

Read More

UMass hockey drops opener to Boston University, 8-1

Photo by Alec Zabrecky/Collegian

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

Read More

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.

Read More

Hockey Special Issue

(James Desjardin)

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

Read More