Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen can’t overcome early deficit, fall to Delaware

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 10, 2009

Filed under Football

The Massachusetts football team never returned from its bye week last week. After rolling off three straight victories prior to its weekend off last Saturday, the No. 12 Minutemen were unable to capitalize on mistakes by Delaware and overcome an early deficit ...

Minutemen travel to Delaware, take on Blue Hens

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football

For the Massachusetts football team, its Week 1 loss to Kansas State provided them with something other than a defeat: it prepared the No. 12 Minutemen for what awaits them this weekend in Delaware. The University of Delaware...

Blue Hens to bring potent passing attack on Saturday

By Nick O'Malley

October 7, 2009

Filed under Football

When the No. 12 Massachusetts football team travels to Delaware to face the Blue Hens this weekend, two of the most prolific quarterbacks in the Colonial Athletic Association will go head to head. The Blue Hens, who are currently...

Studying his way to success: Tyler Holmes

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 6, 2009

Filed under Football

Tyler Holmes slowly walks along the outside of the Massachusetts football team’s locker room. He walks slowly because his eyes are fixated on the open playbook in his hands, so it’s hard for him to see where he’s going. ...

Four UMass football players suspended following arrest

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 2, 2009

Filed under Football

An updated version of this story was posted at 12:41 a.m. Monday, Oct.5, 2009. Four members of the University of Massachusetts football team were arrested Thursday night for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine), accord...

McIntyre becomes second Minutemen to be named CAA Rookie of the Week

By Nick O'Malley

September 30, 2009

Filed under Football

Freshman linebacker Perry McIntyre became the second member of the Massachusetts football team to earn Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week honors this year with his performance in UMass’ 44-17 win over Stony Brook. M...

Jonathan Hernandez shines in starting role

By Nick O'Malley

September 28, 2009

Filed under Football

No Nelson? No problem. Senior running back Tony Nelson, the preseason All-Conference, Walter Payton Award candidate is the work horse for the Massachusetts football team’s ground attack. On Saturday, he didn’t play a down...

Minutemen make it 3 straight with 44-17 win over Stony Brook

By Adam Miller

September 26, 2009

Filed under Football

Jeremy Horne waited for his day to breakout for the Massachusetts football team. After Saturday night, he no longer has to wonder when that day will come. The redshirt senior receiver had his fifth career 100-yard receiving game...

Minutemen look for third straight win

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 23, 2009

Filed under Football

The Massachusetts football team has had few hiccups the past two weeks, routing both Albany and Rhode Island. With Stony Brook coming to Amherst this Saturday, most think it will be another easy victory. But to the No. 15 Minu...

Bailey becoming more comfortable in new role

By Nick O'Malley

September 23, 2009

Filed under Football

During the Massachusetts football team’s first winter workout, redshirt junior Ke’Mon Bailey approached coach Kevin Morris with a unique proposition. He wanted to play defense. Bailey, who had been a wide receiver up until t...

UMass quarterback Kyle Havens’ success coming from teammates

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 22, 2009

Filed under Football

After throwing for his first 300-yard game in a Massachusetts football uniform, quarterback Kyle Havens earned the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. The junior led the Minutemen (2-1, 1-0 CAA) to...

Don’t be surprised by these Minutemen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 21, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports Columns

Please raise your hand if you had high expectations for the Massachusetts football team entering this season. If your hand is raised, you might be Kevin Morris, somehow connected to UMass Athletics or you were lying to yourself...