Ray Pigozzi, Steven Iacobellis and Patrick Lee have combined for three goals 10 points in three games this season.
Ross Gienieczko makes his picks for NFL matchups this weekend
UMass women’s is soccer struggling as of late, and needs scoring to keep postseason hopes alive.
The Minutewomen can still qualify for the A-10 tournament with a strong finish despite a lackluster start to conference play.
A change in strategy may help the Minutemen down the stretch, as UMass is moving captain Matt Keys into a more offensive role.
The performance of underclassmen on the Massachusetts men’s swimming team was a bright spot in its meet against Army this past weekend.
Western Michigan topped Bowling Green behind an impressive rushing attack, while Northern Illinois erupted for 51 points against Miami (OH).
Freshmen Patrick Lee, Jake Horton and Keith Burchett have fueled the UMass offense through two weekends of play
Lauren Allymohamed bounced back from a stick to the face to score the game-winning goal against the Terriers on Sunday.
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.
Minutemen pleased with growth in the trenches throughout course of 2014 season.
Sophomore Anna Woosley advanced to the round of 32, as the Minutewomen had four players reach the Main Draw.
After losing Friday night, the Minutemen earned their first win of the season Saturday night with a 4-3 victory over Michigan State.
Minutewomen drop to 11th in Atlantic 10 standings after back-to-back losses.
The Minutemen and Minutewomen posted mixed results in their first duel match of the season Saturday.
The Minutewomen defeated the Terriers 2-1 in overtime to even their record for the season.
The Minutemen got shut out for the sixth time this season in a 5-0 loss to Saint Louis on Sunday.
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.
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.
The former walk-on finished with 135 rushing yards and four touchdowns after leaving the Minutemen’s last game with a shoulder injury.
The Minutemen rode strong individual performances from receiver Tajae Sharpe and running back Shadrach Abrokwah and a stingy defensive effort to a convincing victory.
UMass men’s soccer allows four goals in the first 38 minutes in a resounding loss to Dayton
The Minutewomen earn another crucial conference victory and are picking up momentum as the season nears the end.
Despite early season struggles for Eastern Michigan, the Minutemen are expecting a competitive game from the Eagles.
The Minutemen look to bounce back from their season opening loss in a two game road trip to Michigan State.
Since coming over from Spain, the freshman has exceeded expectations of both herself and head coach Judy Dixon.
After a tie against Virginia Commonwealth last weekend, Minutemen look to build on the team’s improvements.
UMass’ leading receiver Tajae Sharpe faced significantly more defensive attention against Kent State, which could be a sign of things to come.
Despite having success against the Rams in recent years, the Minutemwomen expect tough task on Friday night.
After being named an alternate captain, Zack LaRue is prepared to become an even bigger leader for the Minutemen.
Bowling Green and Akron stayed hot, while Thomas Rawls fueled Central Michigan
Minutewomen show improvement through first three conference games behind consistent defense, emerging offense
UMass coach and rowing legend Jim Dietz talks about the upcoming season
Freshmen Melanie Kreusch and Sarah Hawkshaw have shined for the Minutewomen this season in expansive roles.
Pavone’s first career goal, which came in a 2-1 loss to Hartford, carries significant meaning.
The standout junior goalkeeper has kept the Minutewomen in contention during a less-than-stellar start to the season.
Despite holding a 2-0 lead, the Minutewomen were unable to finish strong and lost to Columbia 3-2.
Following their first victory of the season, the Minutemen look to improve on their preparation in the hopes of stringing together a winning streak.
Junior Ben Thomas leads the UMass pack as the Minutemen place 15th in the New
The Minutewomen fell to George Washington after relenting two first half goals.
The Minutemen carried a lead into the fourth quarter for the fourth time this season and finally held onto it.
The top two lines from Boston University dominated, while UMass’s top forwards came up empty
Boston University used six unanswered goals in the third period to fly by the Minutemen.
Marc Jean-Louis discusses the state of Michigan football: its current state of decline and what led to it.
UMass Hockey starts this Friday, Oct. 10, against Boston University at 7 pm.
Minutemen prepare for first win of the season, unsure of who will be taking snaps for the Golden Eagles.
Although the Minutemen played well in the first half, they couldn’t play a complete 90 minutes to get their seconds win of the season.
UMass hockey is itching to get its 2014-15 campaign underway, starting Friday night at Mullins Center against Boston University.
After originally being committed to the University of Vermont, Dennis Kravchenko is now preparing to be a significant force for UMass hockey.
For a young Minutemen team with nine freshmen on the roster, the sophomore class hopes to ease the transition for first-year players, replace last year’s seniors.
In his first full season with the Minutemen, redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano is ready to make an impact.
The redshirt senior looks to build off of last year’s personal success as offensive threat, team captain.
The 6-foot-7 defenseman is a crucial component of UMass’ defensive corps this season and is expected to play significant minutes.
Head coach Judy Dixon expects big things from young team, expects similar results against Huskies to those in Army Invitational.
UMass men’s soccer hopes to capitalize on strong defensive play to pick up season’s second win against Hartford on Wednesday
After a string of close defeats, the Minutemen look to find the win column in their second to last nonconference matchup.
Shadrach Abrokwah adds new depth to the running back position, UMass coach Mark Whipple still undecided on who will start at kicker
As the Minutemen enter conference play, goals are still hard to come by.
While Sunday afternoons in October are often reserved for watching football, baseball could be felt in the air last Sunday as the Massachusetts baseball team took on Dartmouth College in a fall exhibition game at Earl Lorden Field.
A pair of Mid-American Conference stalwarts pulled out victories late, while a missed extra point cost Western Michigan.
UMass basketball guards Jabarie Hinds and Donte Clark are two important pieces to Derek Kellogg’s puzzle
Both Hinds and Clark could only observe the Minutemen last year, but are now asked to play significant roles as the team prepares for this season.
Jackie Bruno’s goal in 87th minute and Cassidy Babin’s six saves propel the Minutewomen to an A-10 victory over Saint Joseph’s.
Freshman Melanie Kreusch recorded a hat trick in Sunday’s victory over the previously undefeated Red Flash.
With three seconds remaining and no timeouts, the Minutemen tried to score a touchdown instead of going for a field goal, a costly decision that resulted in a 42-41 loss against Miami (OH).
UMass men’s soccer’s 1-0 loss to Saint Joseph’s on Saturday was overshadowed by horrible weather conditions.
For Saturday’s hockey exhibition game the Daily Collegian sent a team of photographers. Here are some of their best shots.
The Minutemen lose their Atlantic 10 conference opener to St. Joseph’s 1-0 on a rain-drenched Rudd Field.
In her first match since Sep. 14, captain Jackie Bruno returned to competition in a big way on Friday after missing two matches with an injury for the Massachusetts women’s soccer team. The Minutewomen fell behind 1-0 to their first Atlantic 10 Conference opponent of the year, George Mason, in the 34th minute. But Bruno responded 15 minutes later, scoring her third goal of the year and providing UMass with the 1-1 equalizer. She received a pass from forward Megan Burke, split through two defenders and drove a long-range shot into the top right hand corner of the goal to…
The Massachusetts men’s soccer team needed to hang on for just four more minutes in a rain-soaked match Saturday against Saint Joseph’s to force overtime. But in the 86th minute, Saint Joseph’s pressed up field and created one final chance. Junior forward Mark Colville latched onto a through-ball from teammate Emmanuel Temeh and deftly lifted the ball over UMass goalkeeper Ryan Buckingham, effectively killing off the game 1-0 for the Hawks at Rudd Field. For senior UMass (1-8, 0-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) captain Matt Keys, it was an all too familiar ending. “It was the same story,” Keys said. “We…
Saturday’s 42-41 loss to Miami (OH) – which saw a 27-point lead vanish – continues heartbreak, frustration for Minutemen
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In a battle of winless teams, the Minutemen are hungry to get their first win of the season at Miami (OH)
Both UMass and the Red Hawks have similar problems, and both looking to get first win of season on Saturday.
Minutewomen hope to turn around their season in conference play.
Offense must take step forward in Atlantic 10 conference opener, but face tough St. Joseph’s defense.
Despite catching eight passes for 135 yards against Bowling Green, UMass tight end Jean Sifrin said there’s room to grow and is troubled by UMass’ 0-5 record.
Mooney has started in seven games this year and logged 603 minutes as a crucial component of the Minutemen.
UMass enters its eight-game conference slate fresh off a winless road trip, but help could be on the way in the form of Jackie Bruno.
Massachusetts women’s soccer holds off a relentless Harvard attack in its last game before Atlantic 10 schedule
The Minutewomen face a crucial stretch of games against high-level A-10 opponents.
With a strong roster filled with returning players, UMass club hockey aims to win a national championship.
UMass gets off 11 shots, but can’t find the back of the net as they drop their second straight.
Yrazusta and Griffin lead UMass with strong play in weekend tournament.
The Minutemen forwards captain traveled to Australia to further his rugby career and brought back a wealth of knowledge and leadership.
The Zips silenced a strong Pittsburgh running attack en route to a 21-10 upset victory.
Florida State scored 28 points down the stretch to stave off an upset bid by N.C. State while Kenny Hill excelled for Texas A&M.
The Minutemen were held scoreless for the fourth time this season in a 1-0 loss to New Hampshire on Sunday.
The Minutewomen’s offense came alive against the Rams to notch their first conference win of the season, 4-1.
Leading 2-0, the Minutemen conceded three unanswered goals to fall to the Crimson, 3-2, on Friday.
The defensive duo played a solid 90 minutes against the Wildcats in Sunday’s losing effort.
Nearly half of McGuirk Stadium emptied out by halftime, missing out on a record-breaking performance from UMass offense.
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For Saturday’s Homecoming game the Daily Collegian sent a team of photographers. Here is a slideshow of their best shots. Photos by Cade Belisle, Amanda Creegan, Judith Gibson-Okunieff, Alec Zabrecky
UMass football played their first home game at McGuirk Stadium since 2011. Here’s what the fans think about the return.
UMass laments miscues yet again in another crushing loss, this time to Bowling Green on Saturday.
Despite a record-breaking performance from quarterback Blake Frohnapfel, the Minutemen fell short against defending MAC champions Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon.
New rules and guidelines prepared for the return to McGuirk.
The Minutemen play their first home game at McGuirk Stadium in three seasons Saturday, and it’s been an anxious wait and an exciting return for players.
Minutemen welcome defending MAC champions Bowling Green to McGuirk on Saturday.
In a rematch of last year’s A-10 championship, UMass will look for similar successes against the Spiders.
No. 5 Auburn barley hangs on at No. 25 Kansas State, No.2 Oregon survives nail-biter against Washington State.
UMass reached agreements Wednesday with multiple programs as it continues to fill its schedule for 2016, 2017 and beyond.
UMass men’s soccer set for pair of weekend games against New England opponents Harvard and New Hampshire
After falling to both the Crimson and Wildcats a season ago, the Minutemen will look to build off its most recent win.
Minutewomen prepare for Harvard, looking to compete for top eight seed and playoff spot in the Atlantic-10 .
After riding the bench most of last season, Buckingham has excelled this year with increased playing time.
UMass men’s cross country travels east to Boston after placing fourth in their home invitational.
True freshman Andrew Libby recovered from an ACL tear in under six months and is now returning kicks for the Minutemen.
The UMass polo club is a small, but dedicated team that plays the unique sport of arena polo.
Both UMass and local businesses prepare for the return of Minutemen football to McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
UMass will play its first game on campus in three years Saturday, and students are excited for football to finally return to Amherst
The Minutewomen struggled to win close games through the start of 2014 but enter conference play with a refreshed attitude and a goalkeeper on top of her game.
After a nine-game stretch in which the Minutewomen lost a series of close games, focus begins to shift to conference play.
The Minutemen crushed defending East Coast Rugby Conference champion Middlebury on Saturday.
The Bobcats used a strong rushing attack to knock off the Vandals while Buffalo suffocated the Spartans.
The Minutemen have a chance to change people’s perceptions in Saturday’s return to McGuirk Stadium.
Experience trumped youth on Saturday as the alumni defeated the Massachusetts baseball team in its Alumni Game.
The Minutewomen were hoping to end the Huskies’ four game winning streak, their rally fell short in the game’s final minutes.
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.