Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ducasse prepares for NFL future while helping native Haiti

By Adam Miller

February 22, 2010

Filed under Football

For Massachusetts offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse, football and service go well together.  Ducasse, who was born in Haiti, had to deal with the news that an earthquake struck his home country on Jan. 12 while he was preparing for the Under Armour Senior Bowl. Ducasse was b...

Minutemen add talent through Signing Day

By Adam Miller

February 4, 2010

Filed under Football

National Signing Day is supposed to be a time for a team to build towards the future. For the Massachusetts football team, that is not necessarily the case.  The Minutemen signed six transfers to go along with 11 freshmen,...

Minutemen fall in season finale, 52-38, at Hofstra

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 21, 2009

Filed under Football

With 500 yards and four touchdowns through the air, Hofstra spoiled the Massachusetts football team’s hopes of finishing the 2009 season with a winning record with a 52-38 win Saturday afternoon. The 52 points given up by th...

UMass to close out 2009 against Hofstra on road

By Nick O'Malley

November 20, 2009

Filed under Football

On paper, Saturday’s game doesn’t have much importance for the Massachusetts football team. In the standings, New Hampshire has already locked up the Colonial Athletic Association North Division race, while UMass is stuck...

Four accused players sentenced to probation

By Nick O'Malley

November 20, 2009

Filed under Football

The four members of the Massachusetts football team that were arrested earlier this season on charges of cocaine possession were sentenced to probation on Monday, with the potential of charges being dropped. According to a...

Ground game dominates in UMass’ loss to JMU

By Nick O'Malley

November 15, 2009

Filed under Football

Senior running back Tony Nelson didn’t start the final home game of his career on the right foot. Nelson, who fumbled on the first offensive play from scrimmage and again later in the first quarter, found himself once again su...

Minutemen lose final home game of season to James Madison

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 14, 2009

Filed under Football

Saturday’s 17-14 loss by the Massachusetts football team at the hands of James Madison came by a similar means as many of UMass’ earlier losses, just in an unusual location. At McGuirk Stadium, where the Minutemen were...

UMass protecting McGuirk, hope to stay undefeated at home

By Nick O'Malley

November 11, 2009

Filed under Football

With all five of its victories coming at home this season, the Massachusetts football team looks to finish the season undefeated at McGuirk Alumni Stadium when it hosts James Madison Saturday.  While road woes took a toll...

Seniors honored Saturday against Dukes

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 11, 2009

Filed under Football

Last year, the winningest class in the history of the Massachusetts football team graduated, leaving a legacy that will long be remembered. This Saturday, when the Minutemen take on James Madison, a class of seniors will be...

Tony Nelson strong in return, Armando Cuko breaks records

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 8, 2009

Filed under Football

Tony Nelson had seen little of the field for the Massachusetts football team recently, but Saturday, in a 37-7 rout over Northeastern, the tailback looked just as he did before he was sidelined with a contusion to his thigh. After on...

Nelson, Havens lead Minutemen in rout of Northeastern at McGuirk

By Nick O'Malley

November 7, 2009

Filed under Football

For the third week in a row, Kyle Havens was pulled from the game for senior Scott Woodward for performance reasons. But this time it was a good thing, as the Massachusetts football team returned to form Saturday in a 37-...

Minutemen look to bounce back

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 4, 2009

Filed under Football

It’s been a struggle on the road the past two weeks for the Massachusetts football team. But when it returns home to McGuirk Stadium to face Northeastern on Saturday, UMass hopes to still remain perfect at home. The Minutemen...