Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Spirit is a shirt made of moral fibers

By David Brinch

May 2, 2011

Filed under Senior Columns

I’ve never really been into philosophy, but there is one quote that I try to live by: “Character is higher than intellect; a great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” In mine and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s opinions, it doesn’t really matter how you d...

A lot like 2006

By David Brinch

February 15, 2011

Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports

This could be an interesting year for the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. A type of year that UMass coach Greg Cannella, his players and Minutemen fans have been hoping for since that magical run in 2006. Five years ago,...

Playing hoops with Derek Kellogg

By David Brinch

November 16, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday around 11:15 a.m., I briskly make my way to the new campus recreation center in order to play in a weekly pick-up game consisting of a diverse group associated with the University of Massachusetts. Professors,...

Minutewomen add five new recruits

By David Brinch

November 15, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team will have an easier time competing for its 23rd Atlantic 10 Championship while making it back to the NCAA tournament next spring. Along with the seven freshmen already set to make their debuts...

Michael Franti chills out with cool Calvin crowd

By David Brinch

November 4, 2010

Filed under Music

One word comes to mind when describing Michael Franti’s shoeless performance on Monday night at the Calvin Theater: Energy. Franti and his band Spearhead electrified Northampton this week, performing two shows on Monday and Tuesday t...

Michael Franti says ‘Hey’ to NoHo

By David Brinch

October 28, 2010

Filed under Music

Michael Franti wears many different types of shoes. Singer, songwriter, poet and political activist are just some of the types he wears, but literally speaking, he prefers not to wear shoes or use water bottles (except sandals when he absolutely has to). Franti will likely be barefoot w...

Column: UMass prepares for tough A-10 opponents

By David Brinch

October 4, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns

Editor’s note: With Atlantic 10 play beginning this week, Sports Editor David Brinch and Dayton Sports Edtior Jacob Rosen look at the start of the conference schedule from their school’s perspective. Collegiate soccer is...

Column: UMass men’s soccer still A-10’s best

By David Brinch

September 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns, Women's Soccer

Last season, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team advanced to its first postseason since 2004, playing its way into the Atlantic 10 tournament before losing to Fordham in the opening round. At the helm for the Minutewomen was Angela Napoli, a former standout goalk...

Lawrence looking to rebound from second injury in NFL

By David Brinch

September 6, 2010

Filed under Football

On an early August morning, former Massachusetts and current Baltimore Ravens running back Matt Lawrence eagerly watches and cheers on his teammates as they lift their knees high in the humid Westminster, Md. air, jumping through...

Minutemen rematch with Tigers in CAA tourney

By David Brinch

May 5, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

According to Massachusett’s men’s lacrosse coach Greg Cannella, the Minutemen’s season starts tonight. No. 16 and fourth-seeded UMass (8-5, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) takes on No. 20 Towson in the opening round...

UMass looks to improve playoff position against Drexel

By David Brinch

April 29, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

On paper, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team and Drexel are pretty similar. The Minutemen look to exploit the No. 13 Dragons differences when they play their final regular season game of the 2010 season this Saturday aftern...

Minutemen finish GW in Warrior Classic

By David Brinch

April 25, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

When his team needed him most, midfielder Christian Hain came through for the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. In his first career start for the Minutemen, Hain scored the game-winning goal with 33.5 seconds left on Satu...