Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Kyle Havens has all eyes on him

By Nick O'Malley

September 14, 2009

Kyle Havens always knew he had the skills to play quarterback in college. He just had to wait a little longer to prove it. Havens, the quarterback for Ygnacio Valley High School, had the size and ability to play at the college...

Defense picks on Albany in rout

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 13, 2009

Last year, Albany jumped out to an early 9-0 lead over the Massachusetts football team. This year, they didn’t have a chance as the No. 17 Minutemen defense set the tone from the second that Great Danes quarterback Vinny Esp...

Defense wreaks havoc on Great Danes, force five turnovers

By Nick O'Malley

September 13, 2009

In its 44-7 win Saturday night, the No. 17 Massachusetts football team needed little help on offense. But with five turnovers from Albany, the Minutemen got all the opportunities they needed. Starting with a Brandon Collier...

Minutemen to play at Michigan in 2010

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 13, 2009

When the Massachusetts football team traveled to Texas Tech University last September, the Minutemen set a record for most fans (53,190) to see a UMass sporting event. But that number should disappear soon, as UMass and Michigan...

Dick McPherson inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

By Nick O'Malley

September 13, 2009

While Massachusetts coach Kevin Morris begins his career at the helm for the Minutemen, a UMass coaching legend has been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Former coach Dick McPherson, who led the Minutemen to...

Minutemen host Albany in 2009 home opener

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 10, 2009

No one can blame the Massachusetts football team’s loss to Kansas State on a lack of effort, and if it can replicate that effort, coach Kevin Morris likes the No. 17 Minutemen’s chances against Albany this Saturday. “Effort is certai...

Miles, Nelson headline class named to preseason honors

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 9, 2009

Despite losing Liam Coen, one of its most decorated players of all-time, to graduation, the 2009 Massachusetts football team does not fall short when it comes to preseason awards. While the Minutemen’s preseason ranking is...

Havens works to replace Coen, aided by returning seniors

By Nick O'Malley

September 8, 2009

Coach Don Brown is now the defensive coordinator at Maryland; ex-quarterback Liam Coen is playing Arena Football and last year’s Sean Smalls-Courtney Robinson cornerback tandem has graduated. Most of the Massachusetts football teams’ familiar faces of the past few year...

UMass football falls short of upset at K-State

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009

For three quarters, it was clear which team was better. In quarters one, three and four, the Massachusetts football team shutout Kansas State while piling up 17 points of its own, but a lackluster second quarter did the Minutemen in, a...

Morris returns to sidelines

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009

When the Massachusetts football team took the field against Kansas State on Saturday night, new head coach Kevin Morris saw the Minutemen playing from a new perspective. “The biggest difference is I’ve been in the box for...

UMass football tries to replace Coen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009

The 2009 version of the Massachusetts football team bears a striking resemblance to the team that took the field a year ago. It returns 15 starters (eight on offense, six on defense, one on special teams) starting the season...