September 21, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass football blown out in all phases against Penn State -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Penn State rushes over UMass football 48-7 -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Luke Pavone jumpstarts UMass men’s soccer’s comeback effort in win over Fairfield -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

UMass men’s soccer earns first win of the season in emotional home opener -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ed Davis report leaves nobody blameless -

Friday, September 19, 2014

White House starts public awareness drive to prevent sexual attacks on campus -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Work already underway for SGA speaker Sïonan Barrett -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

UMass in for a challenge against Penn State, QB Hackenberg -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nostalgia and angst abound in ‘Palo Alto’ -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Want student power? End the SGA -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

UMass football kicking situation still undecided, looking forward to opportunity to play at Beaver Stadium -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lorenzo Woodley finds opportunity after getting lost in the shuffle -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Millennials’ votes can make a difference in all elections -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

UMass faculty member Bonnie Strickland recognized for work in psychology -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

UMass women’s soccer suffers major set back with injury to co-captain Jackie Bruno -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

UMass men’s soccer returns home looking for season’s first win -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

UMass professor Elizabeth Chilton to speak in Madrid and Paris about importance of heritage studies -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UMass club rugby hopes to continue momentum despite opening loss -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bizarre foods eaten worldwide -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

US should spend more on space -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UMass football blown out in all phases against Penn State

Cade Belisle/ Daily Collegian

Minutemen couldn’t do anything right in 48-7 loss against the Nittany Lions.

Read More

Penn State rushes over UMass football 48-7

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen entered Penn State eyeing an upset victory, but left with more questions than answers following a 48-7 thumping.

Read More

Luke Pavone jumpstarts UMass men’s soccer’s comeback effort in win over Fairfield

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

In Friday’s win against Fairfield, Luke Pavone jumpstarted the UMass offense and brought some much needed energy to the team.

Read More

UMass men’s soccer earns first win of the season in emotional home opener

Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Fairfield in their first home opener since the death of longtime coach Sam Koch.

Read More

UMass in for a challenge against Penn State, QB Hackenberg

Cade Belisle/Collegian Staff

Minutemen are ready for a challenge against the Nittany Lions, believing the hype of their star quarterback.

Read More

UMass football kicking situation still undecided, looking forward to opportunity to play at Beaver Stadium

(Madeline Parsons/ Daily Collegian)

Whipple plans on making the decision about his kicker on Saturday before the game.

Read More

Lorenzo Woodley finds opportunity after getting lost in the shuffle

(Cade Belisle)

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.

Read More

UMass women’s soccer suffers major set back with injury to co-captain Jackie Bruno

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

Minutewomen expect Bruno to be a vocal leader off the field despite her injury.

Read More

UMass men’s soccer returns home looking for season’s first win

(Jeff Bernstein)

The Minutemen hope to overcome offensive struggles and find the win column at Rudd Field on Friday against Fairfield.

Read More

UMass club rugby hopes to continue momentum despite opening loss

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

Walking through a week of practice with UMass field hockey

(Alex Aritan/Daily Collegian)

Field hockey practices reveal hardworking culture of team

Read More

UMass tennis is reloading, not rebuilding in 2014

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen lost several key players this offseason, but plan on being as competitive as ever

Read More

UMass men’s cross country season-opening meet

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.

Read More

Ben Roethlisberger: Whipple taught me how to be a pro

(Doug Kapustin/MCT)

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Mark Whipple, his first NFL quarterbacks coach, taught him how to be a professional player.

Read More

Bowling Green achieves upset win, Northern Illinois remains unbeaten

Dennis Kennedy of the University of Akron can't be stopped by P.J. Mahone of Bowling Green State University as he goes in for a touchdown during the first quarter at the Rubber Bowl on Saturday, October 11, 2008, in Akron, Ohio. BGSU won 37-33. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)

The Falcons and the Huskies both win while the rest of the MAC struggled over the weekend.

Read More

Versatility of Rodney Mills an effective tool for UMass

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

Offensive drought continues for Minutemen

(Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian)

With only two goals in its opening five games, UMass men’s soccer is looking to get its offense going.

Read More

UMass men’s soccer shut out by Boston University in rain-soaked matchup

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The UMass men’s soccer team was shut out by Boston University 2-0 in first meeting between the schools since 2011.

Read More

UMass field hockey gets much needed win on Sunday vs. UMass Lowell

(Alex Aritan/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen picked up their second win of the season with a 3-1 triumph over UMass Lowell.

Read More

UMass men’s and women’s cross country opens season with middling finishes

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass cross country opened its season Saturday at the Minutemen Invitational, with the men finishing fourth and the women taking third.

Read More

UMass field hockey loses 2-1 to California on Friday

(Alex Aritan/Daily Collegian)

Looking to win their second home game, the Minutewomen came up short against California, losing 2-1.

Read More

UMass women’s soccer falters at UConn

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

The Huskies capitalized on second half scoring opportunities to down the Minutewomen, 5-0.

Read More

Minutewomen offensive struggles continue in a 2-1 loss vs. California

UMass gets the short end of a 2-1 loss to the California Golden Bears.

Read More

UMass football falls to Vanderbilt 34-31 in crushing fashion

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass football prepares for Southeastern Conference opponent in first road game of the season.

(Cade Belisle)

Minutemen search for first win of the season this Saturday against winless Vanderbilt.

Read More

Minutewomen not concerned with overtime games at the moment, preparing for game against Northeastern

(Jeff Bernstein)
Women's Soccer vs. Temple

UMass women’s soccer team looking to win games in regulation on upcoming roadtrip.

Read More

Minutemen targeting improved third down defense

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.

Read More

UMass men’s soccer searching for first win of the season against in-state rival Boston University

(Nicole Evangelista)

Minutemen take on Terriers on Saturday, looking for first win.

Read More

And 5-6-7-8

UMass cheerleaders are dedicated and talented.

Read More

Melanie Kreusch receives A-10 Rookie of the Week honors

(Robert Rigo/ Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

MAC Football Notebook: Pair of MAC teams best Big Ten foes

(John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Both Northern Illinois and Central Michigan pulled out victories against power conference opponents.

Read More

Minutemen bond as team during lengthy road trip

(Araz Havan/ Daily Collegian)

UMass men’s soccer spent 10 days away from Amherst and discovered plenty both on the field and off it.

Read More

UMass must learn how to travel, deal with success

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass men’s soccer returns to friendly turf

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

After a four-game West Coast trip to start the season, the Minutemen look forward to eight straight games in New England.

Read More

UMass in an offensive duel with Colorado

UMass puts up 38 points, but falls just short to the Colorado Buffaloes.

Read More

UMass women’s soccer earns first home win of season in double overtime thriller

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Megan Burke and Jackie Bruno lead an improving offense as the Minutewomen capped off the homestand with a 2-1 victory over New Hampshire.

Read More

UMass women’s soccer continues to struggle to find the net

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen are hoping Sunday’s 2-1 victory over New Hampshire was a turning point for their woeful offense this season.

Read More

UMass men’s soccer remains winless after 1-0 loss to Cal Poly on Sunday

Cody Sitton kicks the ball against George Washington on October 27, 2013 (Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen conceded a goal via penalty kick to fall 1-0 to Cal Poly on Sunday.

Read More

UMass women’s soccer suffers another crushing overtime loss

Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

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…

Read More

No. 10 UMass field hockey wins overtime thriller vs. Maine

Collegian File Photo

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…

Read More

Jean Sifrin’s debut highlighted by pair of touchdowns in loss

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMass tight end Jean Sifrin scored two touchdowns, including an acrobatic one-handed grab, is his debut for the Minutemen.

Read More

Jean Sifrin, UMass catch Colorado by surprise

Madeline Parsons/Daily Collegian

UMass caught Colorado by surprise with the inclusion of Jean Sifrin into the lineup and put forth a much stronger effort in week two.

Read More

Second half struggles doom UMass as Colorado escapes 41-38

Madeline Parsons/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Football Special Issue 2014

Junior wide receiver Tajae Sharpe reaches mid-air for the ball in the Minutemen's Aug. 30 game against BC. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The Daily Collegian sports team looks ahead to this year’s football season in our 2014 Football Special Issue.

Read More

Cyr: UMass football is the future for college football in New England

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The new era of Minutemen football can revolutionize a region if successful under coach Mark Whipple.

Read More

Mark Whipple seeking for better trust between offense, defense against Colorado

UMass head coach Mark Whipple keeps a watchful eye from the sidelines. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass coach Mark Whipple seeks better complementary football moving forward.

Read More

Mark Whipple historically fares well with transfer quarterbacks

UMass head coach Mark Whipple (left) and quarterback Blake Frohnapfel. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Whipple’s past success with transfer quarterback Todd Bankhead could bode well for new quarterback Blake Frohnapfel.

Read More

Seeking an opportunity

UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel took a chance. Can he be the next face of UMass football?

Read More

Mark Whipple embracing second UMass football stint as teacher, motivator

UMass head coach Mark Whipple. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass football looks for first win of season against Colorado

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass football hopes to improve on both sides of the ball in Pac-12 test.

Read More

Devin O’Neill looks to start new chapter in UMass men’s soccer

(Thom Kendall/UMass Athletics)

Following the death of longtime head coach Sam Koch, interim coach Devin O’Neill looks to bring experience and familiarity to the position.

Read More

J.T. Blyden is earning the respect and trust of his teammates

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass freshman running back J.T. Blyden is quickly rising up the depth chart and gaining admiration from teammates in the process

Read More

No. 10 Minutewomen swept in the “Conference Cup” to open the season

(Cade Balisle/Daily Collegian)

Despite playing tough games against No. 1 Maryland and Temple, the UMass field hockey team lost both matchups to open the season.

Read More

UMass falls to Utah Valley in season opener

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen allowed four first half goals to lose 5-1 to a Utah Valley team playing its first game in school history.

Read More

Pair of UMass seniors set to increase leadership after Koch’s passing

(Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass looks to repeat success despite daunting schedule

Junior Brooke Sabia runs with the ball against Richmond during last year's A-10 championship (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen face a bevy of nationally acclaimed opponents as they look to return to the NCAA tournament.

Read More

UMass field hockey must fill void left by seven graduating seniors

Recent graduates like Hannah Price (above) have left gaps in the UMass field hockey team, which are left for senior players to fill for the 2014 season (Cade Belisle, Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass women’s soccer drops home opener

UMass junior co-captain Jackie Bruno gets her head in the game during the Minutewomen's 2-1 loss to Providence on Aug. 31 (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian).

The Minutewomen scored in final second of regulation, but fell in overtime as Providence spoiled their home opener Sunday.

Read More

BC’s methodical rushing attack wears UMass down

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen lacked both depth and answers as the Eagles grinded to a victory with a potent rushing attack.

Read More

UMass football dominated as Boston College rolls to a 30-7 victory

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen drop their season-opener 30-7 in Mark Whipple’s return to the UMass sideline.

Read More

Minutewomen kick off 2014 with modest start

Collegian file photo by Zoe Mervine

UMass women’s soccer walked away from the James Madison Invitational earning one point through two games.

Read More

UMass women’s soccer hopes added depth brings more consistency in 2014

Collegian file photo

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

Read More

Kassan Messiah, Trey Seals to shoulder pass rushing responsibility for UMass football

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass names Blake Frohnapfel as the starting quarterback

Courtesy of Daniel Malone/MassLive

After a two-week competition with incumbent starter A.J. Doyle, Blake Frohnapfel has been named UMass’ starting quarterback by coach Mark Whipple.

Read More

Decision looms for Mark Whipple as UMass football looks to name starting quarterback

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The UMass football team expects to have a decision at quarterback ‘by the weekend,’ according to coach Mark Whipple.

Read More

Former UMass star Marcel Shipp overseeing a strong running back competition

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Former UMass basketball star Chaz Williams signs professional contract in Turkey, still eyeing NBA career

Taylor C. Snow/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Minutemen anxious to display aggressive defense

Photo by Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

UMass hopes a new defensive scheme coupled with an explosive and aggressive style of play will energize its defensive unit.

Read More

UMass football turns the page, excited for 2014 season

Cade Belise/Collegian Staff

Despite the heat and competition battles, the UMass football team was thrilled to be back on the field.

Read More

UMass football summer coverage 2014

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Follow the Daily Collegian Sports team’s coverage of the UMass Minutemen in preparation for the 2014 football season.

Read More

Chiarelli: Sam Koch’s impact evident in those who knew him best

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…

Read More

Longtime UMass men’s soccer coach Sam Koch dies after two-year battle with sinus cancer

Collegian file photo

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.

Read More

UMass Rowing finishes NCAA Championships, ends year ranked No. 21 in the nation

Courtesy of UMass Athletics

The Minutewomen had three boats compete in the D Finals on Sunday, rounding out the program’s first NCAA Championship appearance in 15 years.

Read More

Two UMass basketball alums to compete for a lofty prize in The Basketball Tournament

Collegian file photo by Maria Uminski

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.

Read More

No. 14 UMass women’s lacrosse season ends in loss to Loyola (MD)

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

Read More

Sixth inning rally propels UMass past Dayton 7-2

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Women’s lacrosse defeats Richmond 10-6 to win sixth straight A-10 Championship

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen overcame an early deficit to beat the Spiders for their sixth straight conference championship and fourth straight undefeated conference season

Read More

No. 13 UMass women’s lacrosse knocks off Duquesne 16-3 to reach Atlantic 10 finals

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen did not allow a goal in the second half as they easily handled the Dukes in Friday’s semifinal matchup, 16-3.

Read More

UMass baseball beats UConn for first time since 2007

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Behind strong relief appearances from Evan Mackintosh and Brandon Walsh, the Minutemen dropped the Huskies 5-4 on Tuesday.

Read More

Promising season cut short for UMass men’s lacrosse

Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen dropped their final four games of the season and missed the conference tournament for the first time since 2008.

Read More

UMass’ golf scene budding at the right time

Emi Yañez/Wikimedia Commons

After a brief period of dormancy, club golf is back at UMass and has an eye on growing as a club sport.

Read More

UMass baseball uses small ball, capitalizes on UConn mistakes in victory

Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian

Two Huskies errors and a wild pitch provided the Minutemen with enough opportunities to squeak out a victory.

Read More

UMass softball wins Game 1 of doubleheader, clinches berth in A-10 Tournament

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

A dominant performance from Caroline Raymond gave the Minutewomen a 7-0 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Read More

UMass baseball begins homestand with a battle against UConn

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The UMass baseball team plays UConn on Tuesday in the first of nine straight pivotal home games.

Read More

UMass softball looks to remain undefeated at home against URI

UMass catcher Olivia Godinat bat against Yale on April 2. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

Penn State and Drexel secure victories in final game of the season

Delaware's Joey Prieto (23) tries to stop Penn State's Tom LaCrosse as he runs with the ball during the game in State College, Pa., Saturday, April 19, 2014. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times/MCT)

The Nittany Lions and the Dragons earn wins while Towson falters as the Colonial Athletic Association wraps up the regular season

Read More

UMass baseball poised to make run for final spot in A-10 Tournament this season

(Alex Aritan/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass tennis season comes to a close with loss to Virginia Commonwealth

The Massachusetts tennis team’s season came to an end as it fell to eventual Atlantic 10 Champion VCU in the conference tournament.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse ends regular season with undefeated A-10 record for fourth straight season with win over Duquesne

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen defeated Duquesne in their season finale on Sunday, 16-8, for their fourth straight perfect Atlantic 10 record.

Read More

UMass baseball avoids being swept by Fordham with win on Sunday

Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian

The UMass baseball team defeated Fordham 4-1 on Sunday to salvage a win in its three-game series.

Read More

UMass softball sweeps Saint Joseph’s on Senior Day

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse closes out home schedule with win over St. Bonaventure

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

In its last home game of the season, 14 Minutewomen contributed to a 21-8 victory over the Bonnies.

Read More

UMass men’s lacrosse fails to clinch playoff berth in 15-7 romp by Delaware

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The UMass men’s lacrosse team was outpaced across the field by Delaware in a 15-7 romp to end its season on Friday.

Read More

Win-and-in situation looms for UMass men’s lacrosse against Delaware

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse prepares for final two regular season games

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen will welcome winless St. Bonaventure to McGuirk Stadium on Friday before traveling to Duquesne on Sunday for their season finale.

Read More

UMass baseball team heads to Bronx for three-game set vs. Fordham

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

With time running out for their season, the Massachusetts baseball team prepares to face the sixth place Rams.

Read More

UMass men’s lacrosse has received solid play from freshmen all year

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

This year’s men’s lacrosse freshmen class has exceeded expectations for the Minutemen

Read More

UMass baseball haunted by missed opportunities in 8-5 loss

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

On the mound, and at the plate, UMass not good enough in 8-5 loss to Connecticut

Read More

UMass baseball lacks aggressiveness, misses opportunities in loss

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMass fell 8-5 to Connecticut on Tuesday, squandering multiple opportunities to rally in the process.

Read More

UMass baseball falls short in second straight Beanpot final

Sophomore shortstop Vinnie Scifo chases down a ball in the outfield during Saturday's game against Dayton at Earl Lorden Field. (James Jesson/Daily Collegian)

The UMass baseball team’s offense was held in check on Monday as Harvard shut it out 3-0 in the Beanpot final.

Read More

UMass rowing earns five first place finishes on Friday, two on Saturday in weekend action

The Minutewomen swept all five races against UConn on Friday and took two first place finishes against MIT, Bates, and Radcliffe on Saturday.

Read More

UMass tennis wraps up regular season with win on Senior Day

Aarzoo Malik, who won her fourth straight individaul win on Senior Day. (Julia Cardillo/Daily Collegian)

The UMass tennis team closed out the regular season on Saturday with a win over Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island on Senior Day.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse gets hard-fought win over Richmond

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen kept their undefeated conference record alive with a close 9-8 victory over the Spiders on Saturday.

Read More

UMass men’s lacrosse falls to Hofstra on Senior Night, 11-6

Photo by Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen could not overcome inefficient offense and a strong Hofstra attack en route to their third straight loss of the season.

Read More

UMass football continues move in new direction in annual Spring Game

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

Team Minutemen won the game 21-6, but the day wasn’t about wins and losses.

Read More

UMass hits the road to take on LaSalle

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The hot hitting Minutewomen will travel to Philadelphia to battle the Explorers in a two-game series starting Thursday.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse looks to extend winning streak against Richmond

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen will hit the road on Saturday to face the second place Spiders.

Read More

UMass Dressage Team discusses the lesser-known sport

(Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT)

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.

Read More

Canelas: Things worth watching in Spring Game 2014

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass tennis team battles injuries as season comes to an end

(Julia Cardillo/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen split weekend matches as they have just one regular season match left.

Read More

Chaz Williams to compete in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

Rain washes out baseball, softball

Inclement weather negated both UMass baseball and softball from playing on Tuesday.

Read More

Minutewomen continue to show offensive improvement

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMass softball has erupted offensively, scoring 64 runs over its last eight games

Read More

UMass looks to continue to build confidence against non-conference opponents

James Jesson/Daily Collegian

Minutemen travel to Central Connecticut and host UMass Lowell in non-conference games this week.

Read More

UMass rowing overcomes food poisoning and earns gold at Knecht Cup

Oarsome/Wikimedia Commons

UMass wins three gold medals at the Knecht Cup this weekend despite a battle with food poisoning

Read More

Minutewomen look to continue their winning ways against Boston University

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen are hoping to extend their win streak to three games against a tough Boston University squad.

Read More

Kelsey McGovern has milestone day in UMass women’s lacrosse’s win over George Mason

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

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

Read More

UMass baseball’s win streak snapped by Saint Louis in extra innings

Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian

The UMass baseball team couldn’t complete the series sweep of Saint Louis after falling 2-1 in 11 innings.

Read More

UMass pulls off doubleheader sweep of St. Bonaventure in convincing fashion

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The UMass softball team crushed St. Bonaventure in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday following Friday’s rainout.

Read More

UMass men’s lacrosse drops second consecutive game in loss to Drexel

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Dragons scored five goals in the final quarter as UMass men’s lacrosse drops back-to-back conference games.

Read More

Seniors pave way for No. 10 UMass women’s lacrosse in rout of George Washington

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass’ Derrick Gordon possesses opportunity to be a role model

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

After publicly sharing he’s gay, Derrick Gordon now has an opportunity to impact lives off the basketball court.

Read More

Strohecker: UMass hoops player’s support of Derrick Gordon exemplifies ‘brotherhood’

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.”

Read More

UMass lacrosse looks ahead to matchup with speedy Drexel

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Andrew Grant leads UMass baseball over Northeastern

Alex Aritan/Daily Collegian

Behind nine strikeouts from Andrew Grant, the Minutemen toppled Northeastern to advance to Beanpot Championship.

Read More

No. 10 UMass women’s lacrosse set for weekend of travels and ceremonies

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass softball team loses to Boston College in 10 innings

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

BREAKING: UMass’ Derrick Gordon comes out as first openly gay D-I men’s basketball player

Derrick Gordon (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Massachusetts men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon came out as the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Read More

UMass softball trounces UConn, 11-0, for fifth consecutive win

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Minutewomen creating home-field advantage at Sortino Field

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass hockey cuts goaltender Mac Haight

Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

The UMass hockey team cut goaltender Mac Haight after one season as the team’s third-string netminder.

Read More

UMass football embracing change in defense under Tom Masella

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.

Read More

UMass softball looks to extend winning streak when it takes on Connecticut

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen hope to bring their winning streak to five games with a win over Connecticut on Tuesday.

Read More

UMass tennis wins fourth-straight match

The UMass tennis team dominated St. Joseph’s in important Atlantic 10 Conference showdown, winning their fourth straight match in the process.

Read More

Kyle Adie a key part of the UMass baseball offense this season

Junior outfielder Kyle Addie takes a walk during Saturday's game against Dayton at Earl Lorden Field. (James Jesson/Daily Collegian)

Redshirt junior Kyle Adie has been giving the UMass baseball team an unexpected offensive boost so far this season.

Read More

UMass rowing excels in both meets over the weekend

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.

Read More

UMass baseball hosts Siena in one-game set

Freshman outfielder Dylan Morris rounds third base during Saturday's game against Dayton at Earl Lorden Field. (James Jesson/Daily Collegian)

Both UMass and Siena enter Tuesday’s one-game set in the midst of slumps, with each team looking to generate some positive momentum.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse dominates Saint Joseph’s at home

Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian

The Minutewomen used 10 different goal-scorers to defeat Saint Joseph’s 18-2 at McGuirk Stadium on Sunday.

Read More

UMass softball takes two, sweeps Dayton

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

The UMass softball team extended its winning streak to four straight games with a doubleheader sweep of Dayton on Saturday.

Read More

Goalkeeper Zach Oliveri, UMass men’s lacrosse show promise in loss to Towson after 14-day hiatus

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

UMass goaltender Zach Oliveri and his defense showed poised throughout its 6-5 loss to Towson on Saturday.

Read More

UMass baseball avoids sweep with walk-off win over Dayton

Kyle Adie hit a game-winning single to lift the UMass baseball team to a 5-4 win over Dayton on Sunday.

Read More

UMass men’s lacrosse falls to Towson despite strong defensive performance

aritan480

Nick Mariano’s last second attempt falls just short in the Minutemen’s 6-5 loss to Towson on Saturday.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse overcomes early deficit to top La Salle in conference opener

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.

Read More

UMass softball sweeps doubleheader against Yale

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen allowed only one run in each game, defeating Yale 6-1 and 3-1 in their first home games of the season.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse prepare for A-10 opener against La Salle

UMass midfielder Melissa Carelli Robert (Rigo/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen welcome the Explorers to McGuirk Stadium on Friday as they begin conference play.

Read More

Former Patriots star Matt Light talks to locals about vodka, charity and football

Matt Light, former New England Patriot, was at the Hanger Bar and Grill promoting a new vodka brand. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Former Patriot Matt Light spoke at the Hanger on Wednesday to promote his new drink, KEEL Vodka.

Read More

UMass men’s lacrosse ready to start final stretch of the season against Towson

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The UMass men’s lacrosse team resumes conference play with a matchup against Towson on Saturday.

Read More

No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse motivated by its recent loss to No. 7 Northwestern

Senior Defender Kelsey McGovern defends against Northwestern attack Alyssa Leonard in UMass's 10-6 loss to the No. 7 Wildcats last Tuesday (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

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.

Read More

UMass baseball can’t hold off BC rally, falls 7-6

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.

Read More

UMass baseball set to face slumping Boston College

Conor Leblanc Stephen Sellner

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…

Read More

Everything comes ‘full circle’ for Tim Cassidy, UMass baseball

Courtesy UMass Athletics

After missing the entire 2013 UMass baseball season, Tim Cassidy is ready to make his first start in over two years.

Read More

UMass softball looks to top Yale in home opener

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Despite being rained out for over 10 days, the Minutewomen are eager to take on Yale on Wednesday.

Read More

Jessica Podlofsky breaks UMass tennis singles record

Rehan Talat/Collegian

Senior Co-Captain Jessica Podlofsky now has the most singles victories in UMass tennis history, nears most total victories record.

Read More

UMass men’s lacrosse embraces extended time off

Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

UMass focuses on fundamentals during two-week layover.

Read More

Hofstra, Drexel triumph, while Penn State falls below .500

Flickr/mike.viscardi

Hofstra and Drexel notch big conference wins in the Colonial Athletic Association, while Penn State falters in non-conference play

Read More

UMass quarterback A.J. Doyle using spring camp to gain an edge, adjust to new offensive system

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky and UConn punch tickets to 2014 Final Four

In the closing seconds of the game, Connecticut Huskies guard Shabazz Napier (13) celebrates at the end of the NCAA Tournament's East Regional final. The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Michigan State Spartans, 60-54, at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, March 30, 2014. (Richard Messina/Hartford Courant/MCT)

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.

Read More

UMass baseball swept by Richmond in road trip

Rehan Talat/Daily Collegian

UMass baseball drops three straight at Richmond coming off promising series against LaSalle.

Read More

After trying freshman season, UMass football’s Lorenzo Woodley excited to play in offensive system that ‘fits my running style’

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass football optimistic on outlook of program following decision to cut ties with the MAC after the 2015 season

footy480

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.

Read More

UMass football to leave MAC after 2015 season

Evan Sahagian/ Collegian

The UMass football team announced that it will be leaving the MAC after the 2015 season on Wednesday.

Read More

UMass baseball prepares for Richmond

Jeff Bernstein/Collegian File Photo

The UMass baseball team looks to keep its momentum heading into a series with Richmond.

Read More

UMass softball seeking first conference win

Cade Belisle/Collegian

The Minutewomen will travel to George Washington for a doubleheader this Saturday.

Read More

UMass football embracing the learning curve, culture change under Mark Whipple in spring practice

Maria Uminski/Collegian

With new coaches, a new system and a new attitude, the UMass football team is embracing the leadership of Mark Whipple in spring practice.

Read More

No. 10 UMass women’s lax suffers first loss of the season

In a top-10 showdown with No. 7 Northwestern, the Minutewomen fell, 10-6.

Read More

Strohecker: Question marks underline what’s next for UMass men’s basketball

Taylor C. Snow/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Rob Blanchflower sits out pro day, still confident heading into NFL Draft

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

Match between UMass women’s lax, Northwestern a physical contest

The Minutewomen committed a whopping 44 penalties in their 10-6 loss to the Wildcats Tuesday night

Read More

Kristi Stefanoni establishing her place as first new UMass softball coach in decades

Collegian File Photo

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.

Read More

UMass softball uses early-season road trips to build chemistry

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Road trips have allowed the Minutewomen to build chemistry and prepare themselves for the long season.

Read More

UMass baseball looks to shake off annual early-season struggles with home schedule approaching

As winter drags on in Amherst, so does the UMass baseball team’s slow start to the 2013-14 season.

Read More

UMass baseball battles cold temperatures in its return to Earl Lorden Field

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.

Read More

No. 10 UMass women’s lacrosse to face toughest competition yet against No. 7 Northwestern Tuesday

Kelsey McGovern takes the ball during a 12-6 victory against Holy Cross on Feb. 19. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen will host the Wildcats, hoping to beat them for the first time in 12 matchups.

Read More

UMass tennis wins two of three over spring break

Jessica Podlofsky set the UMass record for most singles matches wins with a stellar week.

Read More

Rachel Valarelli continues to lead strong defensive play for No. 10 UMass women’s lacrosse

The junior goalkeeper hopes to continue to find success in net vs. No. 7 Northwestern on Tuesday night.

Read More

Daily Collegian Baseball/Softball Special Issue 2014

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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

Read More

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

Read More

Chiarelli: Sudden end creates questions of what UMass’ season could have been

Taylor C. Snow/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More

UMass baseball opens A-10 play with series victory, but falls in Sunday’s finale

Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

The UMass baseball team took a step in the right direction with a series win over La Salle this weekend despite Sunday’s letdown.

Read More

Strong defense leads No. 9 UMass women’s lacrosse to victory over USC

cadelax480

The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team held the Trojans to six goals for a 14-6 triumph to earn their ninth straight win.

Read More

Late third quarter surge leads UMass men’s lacrosse past Hartford

Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

Connor Mooney finished with six points to lead the UMass men’s lacrosse team to a 12-6 win over Hartford on Saturday.

Read More

Lineup change backfires in UMass basketball’s season-ending loss to Tennessee

dk480

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.

Read More

A DANCE CUT SHORT: UMass basketball throttled by Tennessee in NCAA Tournament

gamer480

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.

Read More

Gallery: UMass basketball holds open practice at PNC Arena, preps for first NCAA Tournament game

13295107214_6a74caba7c

UMass held an open practice at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday, one day ahead of its NCAA Tournament game against Tennessee.

Read More

UMass basketball set for NCAA Tournament matchup with Tennessee

chazmaria480

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.

Read More

UMass basketball looks to rewrite recent history with Tennessee

cadeput480

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.

Read More

UMass seeks defensive consistency entering the Tournament

dg480

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.

Read More

Maxie Esho looks to continue to spark UMass basketball off the bench

maxie480

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.

Read More

UMass basketball players using upset talk as motivation

cade480

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.

Read More

UMass men’s lacrosse outmatched in loss to Fairfield

evangelista480

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.

Read More

Derrick Gordon using NCAA Tournament experience to lead UMass basketball

480dg

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.

Read More

UMass basketball faces the challenge of not knowing its first NCAA Tournament opponent yet

chaz480

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.

Read More

Local fans excited to see UMass basketball back in NCAA Tournament

480crowd

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.

Read More

Chiarelli: After years of rebuilding, Minutemen are officially back

celebration2_snow

After 16 long years of waiting and a difficult rebuilding project, the UMass men’s basketball team is finally back, writes Mark Chiarelli.

Read More

Former UMass hockey standout Michael Pereira seizes opportunity in unexpected AHL debut weekend

480mp

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.

Read More

UMass basketball snaps 16-year NCAA Tournament drought

480selection

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.

Read More

No. 15 UMass men’s lacrosse upsets No. 7 Penn State in CAA opener

480menslax

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.

Read More

UMass basketball runs out of comeback mojo against George Washington

13158094803_ed5b9fd954_z

Second half comebacks have become the norm for UMass this season, but the Minutemen couldn’t overcome a daunting Colonials deficit.

Read More

UMass goes cold as it falls to George Washington in the A-10 quarterfinals

13160582765_5baac4c8f1

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.

Read More

Offensively charged UMass men’s lacrosse readies itself for No. 7 Penn State in CAA opener

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

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.

Read More