A fan’s guide to the UMass football spring game

UMass hosts its spring football game at 7 p.m. at McGuirk Stadium in what is an important evaluation step for many on the roster.

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A ‘polished’ J.T. Blyden intends to make an impact this spring for UMass football

Blyden missed the final seven games of 2014 with a concussion, but is healthy and ready to again tackle a running back competition.

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Notebook: UMass football more comfortable this time around in spring practice

UMass hopes JUCO transfer Jordin Hamilton will bolster depth to the Minutemen’s defensive secondary.

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UMass tight end Jean Sifrin performs in front of NFL scouts at Pro Day

Sifrin participated in a series of drills for NFL scouts on Monday at UMass’ annual pro day.

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UMass Pro Day offers players a chance to be noticed

While Jean Sifrin was the marquee prospect at Monday’s Pro Day, for players like Alex Kenney and Stanley Andre, it was a chance to impress NFL scouts.

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Chiarelli: Football the center of attention Tuesday at Bamford’s hiring

UMass officially announced the hiring of new Athletic Director Ryan Bamford Tuesday, and acknowledged the importance of the success of its football program moving forward.

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Three things to know as UMass football begins spring practice Saturday

Mark Whipple discussed the current status of his team as he enters his second year coaching the Minutemen.

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Report: UMass continues search for new athletic director, DeFilippo not an option

According to a report from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the University hasn’t reached out to former Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo, but may be interested in a former player to fill the role.

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UPDATE: Police to charge UMass football player with two counts of aggravated assault and battery

The player was identified as the suspect in a fight early Sunday morning which left one male unconscious and requiring surgery. He will not be identified until arrested.

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Former UAB defensive back Kelton Brackett signs with Minutemen

Brackett joins the Minutemen after the termination of UAB’s football program following the 2014 season.

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UMass football welcomes 27 players to its 2015 recruiting class

The Minutemen received 20 National Letters of Intent on Wednesday and an addition seven players have already enrolled at UMass for the spring semester.

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BLOG: UMass announces 2015 recruiting class on National Signing Day

Here’s a comprehensive list of the newest prospective members of the Massachusetts football team.

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Super Bowl XLIX Preview: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks

A basic guide to this year’s Super Bowl matchup.

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John McCutcheon reflects on his time at UMass, admits it’s time for change

McCutcheon spent 11 years as the athletic director at the University of Massachusetts, but will take a job at the University of California Santa-Barbara in the same role.

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BLOG: New York Jets name Marcel Shipp new running backs coach

Former UMass running back and running backs coach Marcel Shipp will join Todd Bowles and the New York Jets.

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BLOG: UMass football receives seven verbal commitments

With National Signing Day approaching, UMass received commitments from a number of different prospects, including two with national recognition.

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BLOG: UMass hires Mark Michaels as special teams coordinator, outside linebackers coach

UMass coach Mark Whipple announced Friday that the team hired Michaels, who coached with Whipple at UMass in 1998.

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Inside the Park with Marky Mark: January 20, 2015

Marc Jean-Louis and UMass Sports Weekly producer Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan recap the Patriots 45-7 rout over the Colts. Who would you draft? Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Where would they go? Massachusetts Daily Collegian football correspondent Andrew Cyr joins us to to talk UMass football. And is the Atlantic 10 a true power conference in college basketball?

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BLOG: UMass tight end Jean Sifrin officially declares for NFL Draft

The announcement was officially made by UMass coach Mark Whipple Tuesday morning.

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BLOG: UMass football home and away conference games announced for 2015

The Massachusetts football team enters its final year in the Mid-American Conference in 2015 and it now knows all of the stops on its farewell tour.

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