Massachusetts Daily Collegian

There are no more barriers to cross

By Jay Asser

April 30, 2012

Filed under Columns

Well, where to begin? My role at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian is at its end. My college career is at its end. Some of the great relationships I’ve developed at this University are sadly at their end. What have I left...

Enhancing journalism without the injection

By Jay Asser

April 2, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada, two prominent investigative sports journalists for ESPN’s enterprise/investigative unit, spoke to an Issue in Sports class at the University of Massachusetts Thursday night. Prior to joining...

Asser: Lacrosse teams a great source of UMass pride

By Jay Asser

February 16, 2012

Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports, Women's Lacrosse

Check out more from the Collegian's Lacrosse Special Issue: UMass lacrosse shy away from NCAA | Women’s lacrosse is returning the bulk of its roster | McMahon enters second season at helm of women’s lacrosse | Scribner: E...

Podcast: Super Bowl 46 from every angle

By Jay Asser

January 31, 2012

Filed under Podcasts, Sports Multimedia, Sports Podcasts

Collegian Sports Editor Jay Asser and Assistant Sports Editors Jackson Alexander and Stephen Sellner analyze the key aspects to Super Bowl 46 between the New York Giants and New England Patriots that takes place this Sunday in Indianapolis. Super Bowl...

Asser: Don’t look now but here come the Minutemen

By Jay Asser

January 22, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports Columns, Winter Sports

Massachusetts fans have had to bear recent struggles, but it appears the men’s basketball team is finally starting to give reason for hope for a return to prominence. Ever since I arrived to the University of Massachu...

It’s time for a change in philosophy on offense

By Jay Asser

November 10, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports Columns

If you watched the first-round exit by the Massachusetts men’s basketball team in the Atlantic 10 tournament last season, you were treated to an abysmal display of offense. The Minutemen scored 16 points in the first half and connected on 28.1 percent of their shots en route t...

Raising more questions for UMass football

By Jay Asser

September 25, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

The loss for the Massachusetts football team against Boston College this past weekend seems like a lost opportunity. With no playoffs on the horizon due to NCAA rules, UMass had the Eagles circled on its calendar, hoping to...

Pay-for-play, the only way

By Jay Asser

September 5, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports Columns

Remember when big-time college athletes were amateurs? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Technically speaking, college athletics is still a form of amateurism (smile and wave for the NCAA). But who are we kidding? While univ...

Minutemen top Blue Hens, 11-5, in Garber clash

By Jay Asser

May 1, 2011

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

On a night honoring the seniors playing their final home regular season game at Garber Field, a freshman stole the show to lead to the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team to a victory. Connor Mooney scored a career-high five goals...

Minutemen look to continue winning streak

By Jay Asser

April 21, 2011

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

In its final road game of the regular season, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team heads on the road to East Hartford, Conn. to face Colonial Athletic Association opponent Hofstra in a battle of ranked teams on Saturda...

Cannella hopes for big scoring against defensive Tigers

By Jay Asser

April 7, 2011

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

After breaking its brief two-game losing streak, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team will take on conference foe Towson on the road on Saturday. No. 16 UMass will travel to Towson for the first time in the regular season since 1963. The matchup with the Tigers also marks...

Tough schedule on the horizon for Minutemen

By Jay Asser

March 31, 2011

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

If there was ever a difficult time to face struggles this season, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team is in the midst of it. The No. 17 Minutemen have lost their last two contests and are in the middle of a schedule in which...