Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass looks to build off bye week against Bowling Green

By Cameron McDonough

October 2, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

With a winless non-conference slate in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for the Massachusetts football team to focus on its next test: the Mid-American Conference. But that doesn’t mean things will get easier for the Minutem...

UMass secondary hopes to cut down on big plays

By Nick Canelas

October 1, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

It was a play Trey-Dudley Giles would probably rather not watch again. With the game scoreless and 4:43 left in the first quarter, Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels took the snap on first-and-10, and faked a handoff...

UMass coach Charley Molnar addresses report on controversial training video

By Cameron McDonough

October 1, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Last week, Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar had a message for his players. This particular message wasn’t about the Minutemen’s next opponent or a review of what happened the previous Saturday, though. The messag...

Aaron Murray leads Georgia in SEC thriller

By Ross Gienieczko

October 1, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Aaron Murray and No .9 Georgia football team stayed alive in the national title hunt, defeating No.6 Louisiana State 44-41 in a pivotal Southeastern Conference matchup on Saturday. Murray led the Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0 SEC) with a...

A.J. Doyle living the dream as UMass’ starting quarterback

By Nick Canelas

September 26, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

A.J. Doyle had a chance to lead the Massachusetts football team to an upset. Trailing by a mere three points to Vanderbilt early in the third quarter on Saturday, the Minutemen had the ball and another chance to take their f...

McDonough: UMass puts together best performance of season against Vanderbilt

By Cameron McDonough

September 23, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

FOXBORO -- There are two ways to look at the Massachusetts football team’s 24-7 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday; either glass half empty or full. The glass half empty pessimist will mention that the Minutemen are 0-4 this...

Family of alumnus Paul Manganaro gives major gift to UMass football

By Conor Snell

September 23, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Football, News, Sports

The University of Massachusetts Athletics Department has received a major gift on behalf of the Manganaro Family, committed by UMass alumnus and former Minuteman Paul Manganaro and his brother David. The gift will support the...

McDonough: UMass puts together best performance of season against Vanderbilt

By Cameron McDonough

September 22, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

FOXBORO – There are two ways to look at the Massachusetts football team’s 24-7 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday; either glass half empty or glass half full. The glass half empty pessimist will mention that the Minutemen are 0-4 t...

UMass downed by Vanderbilt in Rob Blanchflower’s return

By Nick Canelas

September 21, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

FOXBORO – With the return of Rob Blanchflower and a change in defensive alignment, the Massachusetts football team initially looked reloaded on both sides of the ball against Vanderbilt on Saturday. But injuries to five different...

UMass football caps off tough non-conference schedule against Vanderbilt

By Nick Canelas

September 18, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

There's a bye week in sight and Mid-American Conference play to follow, but Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar's only focus after Wednesday's practice was to grab a cup of coffee and go over practice film. His team is on the last leg of a grueling non-conferenc...

UMass defense struggling against the run

By Cameron McDonough

September 17, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

The first three games of the season were not kind to the Massachusetts football team’s run defense. So far, the Minutemen are allowing 323 yards per game on the ground, which is second worst in the Football Bowl Subdivision...

UMass tight end Rob Blanchflower returns to practice on Monday

By Cameron McDonough

September 16, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

The Massachusetts football team got a bit of good news on the injury front on Monday. Senior tight end Rob Blanchflower, who has been sidelined for over a month with a pair of undisclosed injuries, was back at practice and in full pads on Monday. His contributions during practice...