Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Liverpool draw in derby clash, while Manchester City top Premier League

By Jeffrey Okerman

October 20, 2011

In Liverpool’s second derby, the North-West Derby against Manchester United, in as many league weeks, points were shared between the two English giants of soccer. Following the international break, which saw the conclusi...

Cardinals, Rangers Challenge Conventional Wisdom

By Jackson Alexander

October 19, 2011

The Rangers and the Cardinals will face off Wednesday night for game one of the World Series. Up until this postseason, many were under the impression that pitching wins championships. Most analysts and baseball fans believ...

Don’t Blame it on the Alcohol

By Jackson Alexander

October 18, 2011

On Oct. 10, Theo Epstein fled Boston for the Chicago Cubs. To make matters worse, The Boston Globe printed a scathing article on the Red Sox’s collapse that same morning, The piece was ripped apart almost instantaneously by pundits w...

What an NBA lockout means to the NHL

By Mark Bruso

October 16, 2011

No LeBron. No Kobe. No Brian Scalabrine. That’s a world that seems more of a possibility every week, as the specter of an NBA Lockout looms. On October 11, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced the cancellation of the ...

Panthers rookie stands out from the crowd

By Tyler Galicia

October 13, 2011

In today’s NFL, very few rookies can come into the league and immediately have a huge impact on their team, and quarterbacks are the ultimate case study. The learning curve from the NCAA to the NFL is the most dramatic of ...

The Downfall of Ryan Howard

By Jackson Alexander

October 10, 2011

Think of the some of the worst contracts in the majors. John Lackey, Dice-K, J.D. Drew, Alfonso Soriano, Barry Zito would all fit the bill in this case. How about Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard? This proposi...

English Premier League: Two Derbies, One Weekend

By Jeffrey Okerman

October 5, 2011

Liverpool was abuzz on Saturday when the Red men of Liverpool Football Club took the short trip from Anfield to Goodison Park, to face cross town rivals Everton. Everton defender Jack Rodwell was controversially sent off afte...

Victor Cruz Making a Splash in the NFL

By Tyler Galicia

October 4, 2011

In the long, storied history of the NFL, only a handful of UMass alumni have truly made an impact in the league. The earliest, Greg Landry, was a former All-Pro and Pro Bowl quarterback in 1971, after being drafted eleventh...

Former Minutemen in the NHL

By Mark Bruso

October 3, 2011

Granted, UMass isn’t exactly a powerhouse in the Hockey East conference. Starting play at the Division 1 level in the early 1990s, the Mass Attack aren’t quite yet on par with their contemporaries: Boston College, Boston University, University of New Ham...

American League Playoff preview: Part 2

By Jackson Alexander

September 30, 2011

Detroit Tigers (95-67) vs. New York Yankees (97-65) Pitching Matchups Game 1- Justin Verlander (DET) @ C.C. Sabathia (NYY) Game 2- Doug Fister (DET) @ Ivan Nova (NYY) Game 3- Max Scherzer (DET) vs. Freddy Garcia (NYY) Good luck finding a better pitching matchup than C...

American League playoff preview: Part 1

By Jackson Alexander

September 30, 2011

Tampa Bay Rays (91-71) vs. Texas Rangers (96-66) Pitching Matchups Game 1- Matt Moore (TB) @ CJ Wilson (TEX) Game 2- James Shields (TB) @ Derek Holland (TEX) Game 3- Starters TBA For the second straight season, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers wi...

Do the Bruins have a Stanley Cup bid?

By Mark Bruso

September 28, 2011

To label the Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup run last spring as anything less than awe-inspiring would be criminal. The Bruins not only captivated an entire region, but in turn, left an indelible mark on New England fandom. With their enco...