Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

UMass announces 2011 schedule, holds Pro Day event

By Dan Gigliotti

April 5, 2011

Filed under Football

The Massachusetts football team held its annual Pro Day at McGuirk Stadium on March 25, announcing its 2011 schedule. The schedule is highlighted by the second-annual Colonial Clash at Gillette Stadium against New Hampshire on Oct. 22 and a...

For FBS dreams, it’s all about class

By Nick O'Malley

February 8, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Amidst rumors of a jump to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the Massachusetts football team is still operating under the pretense that it’s heading into the 2011 season where it will again take on a brutal Colonial Athletic Association slate. While the buzz stemming from recent report...

Trio of CAA teams still left in Football Championship field

By Scott Cournoyer

December 9, 2010

Filed under Football

The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs continue this weekend, as the field of remaining eight teams prepare for their quarterfinal matchups. The Colonial Athletic Association has three teams remaining in...

Minutemen looking at FBS

By Herb Scribner

November 30, 2010

Filed under Football

The Massachusetts football team may be heading to the Mid-American Conference next season, which would put it right in the thick of the Football Bowl Subdivision. This news comes off the heels of a Maroon and White season that...

UMass Football: Final Report Card

By Adam Miller

November 29, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports Columns

The Massachusetts football team finished 2010 with one more victory and one less defeat from 2009’s 5-6 campaign. UMass coach Kevin Morris and the rest of the Minutemen have one question going into the off-season: How can they carry momentum from a winning rec...

CAA teams represent conference in NCAA field

By Scott Cournoyer

November 29, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Football

The Colonial Athletic Association football conference earned four bids into the 2010 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision field of 20, securing four byes among the four teams in the second round.  The CAA representatives learned...

Minutemen out of playoff picture with loss

By Dan Gigliotti

November 21, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

The Massachusetts football team hoped to earn a bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoff tournament, but its hopes of doing so faded in the final minute of Saturday’s game against Rhode Island. The Rams crushed the Minutemen’s postseason hopes, as a l...

Minutemen playoff dreams on the brink as URI nears

By Jay Asser

November 18, 2010

Filed under Football

After playing nearly the entire regular season, the Massachusetts football team finds itself in a position where it can control its own fate. The Minutemen will look to make their case for a postseason berth with a win over conference-rival Rhode Island on...

Griffin still strong for Minutemen

By Dan Gigliotti

November 18, 2010

Filed under Football

Tailback John Griffin regained the running form that earned him All-Conference First Team honors in the preseason in the past two weeks. Griffin rushed for 145 yards on 12 carries on Saturday against Delaware, including a 59-yard scamper, his longest run of th...

JMU knocks off Tribe, Scott takes over for injured QB and wins honors

By Scott Cournoyer

November 16, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Football

Behind 266 yards of total offense, all in the form of rushing yards, the James Madison football team upset William & Mary, 30-24, on Saturday, knocking the Tribe out of their tie with Delaware for the top spot in the conference. Although...

Top-ranked Delaware trounce Minutemen

By Jay Asser

November 14, 2010

Filed under Football

In its final home game of the season, the Massachusetts football team suffered a 45-27 loss to second-ranked Delaware after battling uphill all afternoon on Saturday at McGuirk Stadium. The matchup featured two of the top offen...