Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Final home game resembles loss to Michigan

By Dan Gigliotti

November 14, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

The final home game this year for the Massachusetts football team was strikingly similar to an earlier game this season. No. 14 UMass (6-4, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association) lost to No. 2 Delaware (9-1, 6-1 CAA) on Saturd...

Minutemen host Blue Hens in pivotal CAA clash

By Dan Gigliotti

November 9, 2010

Filed under Football

The Massachusetts football team hosts Delaware on Saturday, as the No. 13 Minutemen (6-3, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) go for their third-straight conference win when they take on the No. 1 Blue Hens (8-1, 5-1 CAA) in a ga...

Havens and offense having success with decline of turnovers

By Jay Asser

November 9, 2010

Filed under Football

The results for Massachusetts quarterback Kyle Havens this season have been drastically different than in his first year as a starter in 2009. The cause of those results has been one UMass coach Kevin Morris’ biggest goals: holding on to the ball. Last season as a junior, Ha...

Delaware and William & Mary move into first place

By Jackson Alexander

November 8, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Football

The Delaware and William & Mary football teams each won this Saturday and have temporarily claimed the conference’s top spot with two weeks of the regular season remaining. On Sunday, Towson fell victim to an offensive...

Havens leads UMass win over Maine

By Dan Gigliotti

November 7, 2010

Filed under Football

Kyle Havens has put up some record-breaking performances as the signal caller for the top-ranked offense in the Colonial Athletic Association this season. He broke a personal record on Saturday, throwing a career-high three...

Defensive stops key in UMass victory

By Jay Asser

November 7, 2010

Filed under Football

For the first time in weeks, the Massachusetts football team received big plays from its defense to get much needed stops and turnovers in a 39-24 win over Maine on Saturday. Linebacker Tyler Holmes, the leader of the M...

Minutemen return to McGuirk for matchup with Black Bears

By Jay Asser

November 3, 2010

Filed under Football

After playing one home game in its last six contests, the Massachusetts football team will host conference rival Maine at McGuirk Stadium on Saturday as it looks to win consecutive games for the first time since after the bye week. “We have to play harder than [Main...

Special teams still a work in progress for UMass

By Dan Gigliotti

November 3, 2010

Filed under Football

Special teams can often be the difference between a win and a loss in any football game, with the incalculable force of momentum seeming to shift more during kicking and punting plays than any other play. For Massachusetts, speci...

Minutemen come back, down Dukes 21-14

By Jay Asser

October 31, 2010

Filed under Football

Following consecutive losses for the first time this season, the Massachusetts football team rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat James Madison on the road, 21-14. The No. 18 Minutemen (5-3, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association...

Receiver Anthony Nelson filling big shoes left by Victor Cruz, Jeremy Horne

By Jay Asser

October 27, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

The loss of former wide receivers Jeremy Horne and Victor Cruz has not been felt by the Massachusetts football team this season, due in large part to transfer Anthony Nelson. The senior, now is in his first and only season at...

Minutemen prepare for James Madison

By Dan Gigliotti

October 27, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

The Massachusetts football team travels to James Madison on Saturday with an imbalanced offensive performance to show for a balanced conference record. “Last week, we had to throw the ball a lot more than we normally would,...

Minutemen blown out by New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium

By Dan Gigliotti

October 24, 2010

Filed under Football

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Gillette Stadium provided a brand new setting for college football on Saturday and a rivalry which dates back over 100 years, as the Massachusetts football team met with New Hampshire. However, a f...