Massachusetts Daily Collegian

McGuirk Stadium sees last home-opener before construction

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

September 14, 2011

Filed under Football

For the Massachusetts football team, Saturday’s home-opener against Rhode Island represents the final home-opener at McGuirk Alumni Stadium – at least for the foreseeable future. The stadium hosted its first game on Sept. 25, 1965, when the Minuteme...

UMass jumps 4 spots in ranking

By Michael Wood

September 14, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

The Massachusetts football team moved up four spots to No. 21 in the national Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) rankings this week after defeating Holy Cross in its season opener, 24-16, on Sept. 1. “[It was] certainly an e...

Change of future-home for Minutemen disappoints student fan base

By Michael Wood

September 7, 2011

Filed under Football

On Sept. 8, 2012, the Massachusetts football team will line up opposite Indiana at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. It will mark the school’s debut as a member of the Mid-American Conference and the first time UMass hosts a Football Bo...

Minutemen adopt new 3-4 scheme

By Steve Levine

September 6, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

The Massachusetts football team has answered many questions regarding the switch from the Colonial Athletic Association to the Mid-Atlantic Conference, and on a larger scale, from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football...

Hernandez, Pagel lead UMass to victory in 2011 season opener

By Michael Wood

September 5, 2011

Filed under Football

Behind the legs of senior tailback Jonathan Hernandez and a breakout start from quarterback Kellen Pagel, the Massachusetts football team outlasted Holy Cross in its season opener and took home a 24-16 victory on Thursday nig...

New quarterback will lead balanced roster for Minutemen

By Michael Wood

September 5, 2011

Filed under Football

In its last season as part of the Colonial Athletic Association, the Massachusetts football team will rely on the leadership of a few key veterans on both sides of the ball to teach a young roster how to be successful. “...

No playoffs, no problem for UMass football

By Steve Levine

September 5, 2011

Filed under Football

It must be difficult knowing that there’s no hope of reaching the playoffs well before the regular season begins. The Massachusetts football team found itself in this challenging situation when it was deemed ineligible f...

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...

QB question headlines Spring Game at UMass

By Herb Scribner

May 1, 2011

Filed under Football

With the recent decision by the Massachusetts football team to move from the Colonial Athletic Association to the Mid-American Conference dominating the discourse about UMass football this spring, there has been a lot of foot...

Podcast: Football – Just a sub-change

By Nick O'Malley

April 22, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports Podcasts

Nick O'Malley and Herb Scribner recover from technical difficulties to talk about some minor football announcement. Click here to listen to: CollegianCast 4-21...

UMass football officially announces move to FBS

By Dan Gigliotti

April 21, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Football

The University of Massachusetts officially announced its move to the Football Bowl Subdivision during a press conference at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. UMass, which previously played for the Football Championship Subdivision in the Colonial ...

Minutemen are FBS-bound, heading to the MAC

By Nick O'Malley

April 19, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Football

(Updated: 4/20/11) The Massachusetts football team will become a member of the Mid-American Conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) starting officially in 2012, according to reports from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Daily Hampsh...