Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Canelas: A.J. Doyle was strong, but still has plenty to prove

By Nick Canelas

September 16, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

A.J. Doyle's first start at quarterback for the Massachusetts football team this season didn't get off to the best of starts. His second pass of the game was intercepted by Kansas State's Kip Daily and returned 38 yards for a ...

UMass football remains winless with loss to Kansas State

By Nick Canelas

September 15, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

The Massachusetts football team may have had a new starter at quarterback on Saturday night, but the result was still the same. Sophomore A.J. Doyle was strong in his first start of the season. Strong enough, in fact, to lead...

UMass football ready to move on from tough loss, take on Kansas State

By Cameron McDonough

September 12, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

There are tough losses and then there are really tough losses. The Massachusetts football team is coming off of one of those really tough losses after Football Championship Subdivision member Maine came into Gillette Stadium...

Report: A.J. Doyle named UMass starting quarterback for Saturday

By Nick Canelas

September 11, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

It's officially Doyle time on the Massachusetts football team. UMass coach Charley Molnar said Wednesday after practice that A.J. Doyle will start at quarterback for the Minutemen instead of Mike Wegzyn on Saturday night at...

Tajae Sharpe a model for consistency and leadership for UMass football

By Nick Canelas

September 10, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

Even though Tajae Sharpe is only a sophomore, he already feels like a veteran on the Massachusetts football team's wide receiving corps. Sharpe is the most experienced player in a group that consists entirely of underclassm...

UMass quarterback competition re-opens in practice

By Nick Canelas

September 9, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

Two weeks ago, the possibility of Mike Wegzyn not starting for the Massachusetts football team as soon as Week 3 seemed unthinkable. Wegzyn was UMass coach Charley Molnar's clear No. 1 after making significant strides in spring...

Rob Blanchflower and Jordan Broadnax both miss practice, status’ unclear

By Cameron McDonough

September 9, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

Monday’s injury report was a mixed bag for the Massachusetts football team. Senior tight end Rob Blanchflower was designated as day-to-day and his status for Saturday’s game against Kansas State appears to be a game-time decision. Blanchflower hasn’t played in the M...

Canelas: Loss to Maine a major setback for UMass football

By Nick Canelas

September 8, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

FOXBORO – It was the darkest 60 minutes of the Massachusetts football team's life as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Minutemen lacked heart, looked uninspired and clearly weren't mature enough to avoid playing...

UMass loses to FCS Maine, remains winless at Gillette Stadium

By Cameron McDonough

September 7, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

FOXBORO – The Massachusetts football team entered its home opener on Saturday with an overall record of 0-7 at Gillette Stadium. However, Saturday looked like a golden opportunity for UMass to get that elusive first win at its...

UMass looks for better results in Year 2 as member of the FBS

By Cameron McDonough

September 4, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

The 2013 season for the Massachusetts football team got off to a rocky start on Saturday, but coach Charley Molnar has high hopes that this edition of the Minutemen will be an improved football team from last year’s 1-11 squad. That doesn’t mean that he has a specific...

UMass offensive line improved over offseason

By Cameron McDonough

September 4, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar isn’t asking for much from his offensive line. He just wants them to play average. But that’s easier said than done for a unit that allowed 32 sacks last season, which was second...

Canelas: Maine game is a must-win for UMass football

By Nick Canelas

September 4, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

When the Massachusetts football team's 2013 schedule was released, one game in particular stood out to me as more important than any other. No, it wasn't the Minutemen's matchup with defending Big 12 champion Kansas State on...