October 23, 2014

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bowling Green, Akron keep winning streaks alive

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

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

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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

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Q&A with UMass rowing coach Jim Dietz

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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UMass hockey overmatched against top Boston University forwards

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

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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.

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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.

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Hockey Special Issue

(James Desjardin)

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

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UMass football faces uncertainty this Saturday against Kent State

(Photo by Alec Zabrecky)

Minutemen prepare for first win of the season, unsure of who will be taking snaps for the Golden Eagles.

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UMass men’s soccer loses fourth straight in a 2-1 overtime loss to Hartford on Wednesday night.

(Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

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.

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A ‘distinct energy’ surrounds UMass as it opens its season against Boston University

(Alec Zabrecky)

UMass hockey is itching to get its 2014-15 campaign underway, starting Friday night at Mullins Center against Boston University.

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Dennis Kravchenko at home as a new member of UMass hockey

(Photo by Cade Belisle)

After originally being committed to the University of Vermont, Dennis Kravchenko is now preparing to be a significant force for UMass hockey.

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Sophomores prepare to take on heightened roles for UMass hockey

(Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

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.

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Frank Vatrano excited to boost UMass hockey

(Photo by Maria Uminski/Daily Collegia)

In his first full season with the Minutemen, redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano is ready to make an impact.

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Troy Power eager to lead young UMass hockey team in his final season

(Photo by Cade Belisle)

The redshirt senior looks to build off of last year’s personal success as offensive threat, team captain.

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Oleg Yevenko’s improvement aided by experiences with Belarus, Boston Bruins

(Photo by Cade Belisle)

The 6-foot-7 defenseman is a crucial component of UMass’ defensive corps this season and is expected to play significant minutes.

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UMass women’s tennis prepares for first duel meet against UConn

(Photo by Araz Havan)

Head coach Judy Dixon expects big things from young team, expects similar results against Huskies to those in Army Invitational.

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UMass men’s soccer hopes to capitalize on strong defensive play to pick up season’s second win against Hartford on Wednesday

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

After a string of close defeats, the Minutemen look to find the win column in their second to last nonconference matchup.

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Despite a winless start, positivity remains high for UMass football

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)

Shadrach Abrokwah adds new depth to the running back position, UMass coach Mark Whipple still undecided on who will start at kicker

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UMass men’s soccer team a ‘work in progress’

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

As the Minutemen enter conference play, goals are still hard to come by.

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UMass baseball tops Dartmouth 7-1 in fall exhibition

(Collegian File Photo)

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.

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Bowling Green, Northern Illinois escape with narrow victories

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

A pair of Mid-American Conference stalwarts pulled out victories late, while a missed extra point cost Western Michigan.

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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.

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UMass women’s soccer earns first win in regulation this season

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

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.

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Melanie Kreusch has career day in UMass field hockey team’s win over Saint Francis

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Freshman Melanie Kreusch recorded a hat trick in Sunday’s victory over the previously undefeated Red Flash.

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Cyr: Mark Whipple’s late-game decision Saturday was an understandable one

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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).

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UMass men’s soccer washed away by Saint Joseph’s in A-10 opener

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass men’s soccer’s 1-0 loss to Saint Joseph’s on Saturday was overshadowed by horrible weather conditions.

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Photo Slideshow: UMass Hockey Exhibition Game

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For Saturday’s hockey exhibition game the Daily Collegian sent a team of photographers. Here are some of their best shots.

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UMass washed out by St. Joseph’s in Atlantic 10 opener

The Minutemen lose their Atlantic 10 conference opener to St. Joseph’s 1-0 on a rain-drenched Rudd Field.

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Jackie Bruno’s equalizer secures a tie for UMass against George Mason

Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian

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…

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Late strike downs UMass soccer against Saint Joseph’s

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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…

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Questionable late-game decision costs UMass football in a 42-41 loss to Miami (OH)

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Saturday’s 42-41 loss to Miami (OH) – which saw a 27-point lead vanish – continues heartbreak, frustration for Minutemen

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Minutemen fall short to Bowling Green in their return to McGuirk on Homecoming Saturday

ICYMI: UMass fell just short to Bowling Green on Homecoming Saturday in an display of offensive explosion. UVC-TV19’s Zander Manning and Joey Saade bring you the highlights.

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Front to Back: Week of Sept. 29, 2014

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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)

(Photo by Amanda Creegan)

Both UMass and the Red Hawks have similar problems, and both looking to get first win of season on Saturday.

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UMass football rushing attack bogged down by minor mistakes

(Photo by Christina Yacono)

The Minutemen are averaging just 60 yards per game on the ground, but feel they’re a few correctable mistakes away from finding their groove.

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UMass women’s soccer prepare for Atlantic-10 conference opener against George Mason

(Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

Minutewomen hope to turn around their season in conference play.

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UMass opens conference play against St. Joe’s

(Araz Havan)

Offense must take step forward in Atlantic 10 conference opener, but face tough St. Joseph’s defense.

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UMass tight end Jean Sifrin focused on helping the Minutemen earn a victory

(Photo by: Madeline Parson)

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.

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Only a freshman, Matthew Mooney provides valuable minutes for UMass men’s soccer

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)

Mooney has started in seven games this year and logged 603 minutes as a crucial component of the Minutemen.

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Minutewomen look for improved offense, steady defense in A-10 play

(Collegian file photo)

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.

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UMass women’s soccer battles Harvard to a draw

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/ Daily Collegian)

Massachusetts women’s soccer holds off a relentless Harvard attack in its last game before Atlantic 10 schedule

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With conference play under way, UMass looks to get on track

(Cade Belisle/ Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen face a crucial stretch of games against high-level A-10 opponents.

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Depth, chemistry powers UMass club hockey

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With a strong roster filled with returning players, UMass club hockey aims to win a national championship.

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UMass falls short at home to UNH 1-0

UMass gets off 11 shots, but can’t find the back of the net as they drop their second straight.

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Tennis shines in West Point Invitational

(Julia Cardillo/Collegian File Photo)

Yrazusta and Griffin lead UMass with strong play in weekend tournament.

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UMass rugby captain Devin Ibanez: ‘I’m just a rugby maniac’

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen forwards captain traveled to Australia to further his rugby career and brought back a wealth of knowledge and leadership.

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Akron upsets ACC foe, Toledo outruns Central Michigan

Florida State vs. NC State on September 14. (Ethan Hyman/MCT Direct)

The Zips silenced a strong Pittsburgh running attack en route to a 21-10 upset victory.

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FSU holds off the Wolfpack while Hill leads the Aggies to an overtime victory

(Courtesy of SD Dirk/Flickr)

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.

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UMass men’s soccer shut out by UNH, 1-0, on Sunday

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen were held scoreless for the fourth time this season in a 1-0 loss to New Hampshire on Sunday.

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UMass field hockey earns first Atlantic 10 win with 4-1 victory over VCU

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen’s offense came alive against the Rams to notch their first conference win of the season, 4-1.

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UMass men’s soccer blows two-goal lead to drop 3-2 decision to Harvard in overtime

Jake Alvaro holds off a Harvard defender at Rudd Field on Friday (Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Leading 2-0, the Minutemen conceded three unanswered goals to fall to the Crimson, 3-2, on Friday.

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Matt Keys and Matt Pease continue to successfully lead UMass men’s soccer’s defensive unit

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

The defensive duo played a solid 90 minutes against the Wildcats in Sunday’s losing effort.

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Cyr: Are UMass students actually football fans?

(Amanda Creegan/Daily Collegian)

Nearly half of McGuirk Stadium emptied out by halftime, missing out on a record-breaking performance from UMass offense.

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Photo Slideshow: UMass Football Homecoming Game


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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

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Fans react to being back at McGuirk Stadium

UMass football played their first home game at McGuirk Stadium since 2011. Here’s what the fans think about the return.

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Missed opportunities overshadow impressive day for UMass football

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

UMass laments miscues yet again in another crushing loss, this time to Bowling Green on Saturday.

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UMass football falls to Bowling Green 47-42 in return to McGuirk Stadium

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Despite a record-breaking performance from quarterback Blake Frohnapfel, the Minutemen fell short against defending MAC champions Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon.

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Front to Back: Week of Sept. 22, 2014

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Policies for upcoming Homecoming game outlined by UMass Athletics

(Photo byCade Belisle)

New rules and guidelines prepared for the return to McGuirk.

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Return to McGuirk: Players eager to finally play in front of their peers

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

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Despite all the distractions, UMass still has a football game to play on Saturday

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Minutemen welcome defending MAC champions Bowling Green to McGuirk on Saturday.

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Atlantic-10 play begins as Massachusetts travels to Virginia to take on Richmond

(Photo by Cade Belisle)

In a rematch of last year’s A-10 championship, UMass will look for similar successes against the Spiders.

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Melvin Gordon’s record-breaking performance leads No. 19 Wisconsin over Bowling Green

(Cade Belisle)

No. 5 Auburn barley hangs on at No. 25 Kansas State, No.2 Oregon survives nail-biter against Washington State.

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UMass notebook: Minutemen announce scheduling agreements, Frohnapfel eyes improvement

(Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian)

UMass reached agreements Wednesday with multiple programs as it continues to fill its schedule for 2016, 2017 and beyond.

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UMass men’s soccer set for pair of weekend games against New England opponents Harvard and New Hampshire

(Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

After falling to both the Crimson and Wildcats a season ago, the Minutemen will look to build off its most recent win.

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UMass women’s soccer nursing injuries during break, getting ready for Atlantic-10 Conference play

(Photo by Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

Minutewomen prepare for Harvard, looking to compete for top eight seed and playoff spot in the Atlantic-10 .

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Ryan Buckingham impresses in net for UMass men’s soccer

(Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian)

After riding the bench most of last season, Buckingham has excelled this year with increased playing time.

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Men’s cross country increasing their pace at second season invitational

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass men’s cross country travels east to Boston after placing fourth in their home invitational.

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After tearing his ACL a year ago, Andrew Libby is again making plays for UMass football

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

True freshman Andrew Libby recovered from an ACL tear in under six months and is now returning kicks for the Minutemen.

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UMass polo club open to those of all skill types

(Vegaseddie/Flickr)

The UMass polo club is a small, but dedicated team that plays the unique sport of arena polo.

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Return to McGuirk: Football’s return creates anticipated spike in local business

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Both UMass and local businesses prepare for the return of Minutemen football to McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

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Return to McGuirk: Students anticipate a ‘hyped,’ intimate environment at Homecoming

(Cade Belisle/Flickr)

UMass will play its first game on campus in three years Saturday, and students are excited for football to finally return to Amherst

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Close games have doomed UMass field hockey, but Sam Carlino remains a bright spot in net

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

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.

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UMass women’s soccer recuperating at midway point of season

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

After a nine-game stretch in which the Minutewomen lost a series of close games, focus begins to shift to conference play.

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UMass club rugby blows out Middlebury 38-5

(Zoe Mervine/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen crushed defending East Coast Rugby Conference champion Middlebury on Saturday.

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Ohio takes care of business against Idaho, Buffalo rolls over Norfolk State

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Akron, Ohio at InfoCision Stadium. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)

The Bobcats used a strong rushing attack to knock off the Vandals while Buffalo suffocated the Spartans.

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Chiarelli: UMass can’t squander Saturday’s ‘must win’ affair

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen have a chance to change people’s perceptions in Saturday’s return to McGuirk Stadium.

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UMass baseball alumni return to Amherst with a victory in Alumni Game

UMass baseball played the alumni on Saturday.  (Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

Experience trumped youth on Saturday as the alumni defeated the Massachusetts baseball team in its Alumni Game.

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UMass field hockey loses 2-1 to Northeastern on Sunday

Sophmore Cliodhna Loughlin weaves the ball through two defenders during Sundays 2-1 loss to Northeastern. (Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen were hoping to end the Huskies’ four game winning streak, their rally fell short in the game’s final minutes.

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UMass football blown out in all phases against Penn State

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Walking through a week of practice with UMass field hockey

(Alex Aritan/Daily Collegian)

Field hockey practices reveal hardworking culture of team

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UMass women’s soccer falters at UConn

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And 5-6-7-8

UMass cheerleaders are dedicated and talented.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UMass in an offensive duel with Colorado

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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