Massachusetts Daily Collegian

First line forwards look to lift UMass hockey past Merrimack

By Nick Canelas

February 8, 2013


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Following his team’s 5-1 win over Boston University last Friday, Massachusetts hockey forward Michael Pereira claimed his line to be one of the fastest in Hockey East, if not one of the fastest in the country. Pereira’s line – which includes fellow juniors Branden Gracel and Conor Sheary –...

Highly touted running back Lorenzo Woodley chooses UMass

By Stephen Hewitt

February 8, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

Last Thursday, as he was finishing up a visit to a high school in Miami, Charley Molnar was just about ready to leave before he got a request that would change his 2013 recruiting class – and perhaps the future of a program – as he knew it. The Massachusetts football coach was at Christopher ...

UMass men’s hoops sails past URI

By Stephen Sellner

February 7, 2013


Filed under Archives, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team has finally shown that it's capable of dominating an inferior team. UMass (15-6, 5-3 Atlantic 10) rode a 27-point, 8-assist clinic by Chaz Williams to rout Rhode Island, 81-53, Wednesday night in front of 4,124 at the Mullins Center. The 28-point win marks the Minutemen’...

UMass football announces 2013 recruiting class

By Stephen Hewitt

February 7, 2013


Filed under Archives, Football, Sports

As he sat in his office on Wednesday, Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar received faxes from recruits all over the country – and even one from Germany – finalizing his incoming freshman class. On National Signing Day, the first day high school seniors can officially change their verbal commitments to a sig...

UMass men’s basketball finally delivers second half knockout punch in win over URI

By Stephen Hewitt

February 7, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

It was an all too familiar story with the Massachusetts men’s basketball team this season. Get out to a fast start, get a sizable halftime lead and let it all slip away in the matter of minutes in the second half before somehow prevailing in the closing minutes. On Wednesday night at the Mullins Center, it looke...

UMass women’s basketball set to begin three-game road trip in Saint Louis

By Daniel Malone

February 7, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Finding itself bogged down in yet another extended losing streak, the Massachusetts women's basketball team is hoping a change of scenery can help reverse its fortunes. The Minutewomen will get just that when they embark on a three-game, out of state road trip beginning at Saint Louis on Thurs...

Kevin Roy lifts Northeastern to Beanpot final against BC

By Chris Corso

February 7, 2013


Filed under Archives, Conference Notebooks, Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Freshman forward Kevin Roy's first-career hat trick was enough to carry the Northeastern hockey team past Boston University, 3-2, in the Beanpot semifinal at TD Garden on Monday.               The Huskies (8-13-3, 4-11-3 Hockey East Association)  will take on Boston College in the final...

UMass basketball not overlooking URI in rivalry game

By Stephen Hewitt

February 6, 2013


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

At a quick glance, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team has several reasons to overlook Rhode Island. The Rams (6-14, 1-6 Atlantic 10 Conference) are ranked dead last in the conference in scoring offense this season (62.2 points per game) and are stuck in a four-game losing streak heading into Wednesda...

Sellner: UMass men’s hoops playing smarter without Morgan

By Stephen Sellner

February 6, 2013


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s hard to make a statement that a basketball team has improved when one of its better players is sidelined for the remainder of the season, and that’s certainly not the case with the Massachusetts men’s basketball team with guard Jesse Morgan out for the year with a torn ACL. So, while nobody could nor...

UMass women’s tennis handles Saint Joseph’s, drops close match with Brown

By Kat Kent

February 6, 2013


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Massachusetts women’s tennis team picked up its first win of the spring schedule on Sunday, taking down Saint Joseph’s 6-1 at home. With the victory, UMass improves to 3-1 in dual matches this season. The Minutewomen’s win was “just what this team needed to bounce back after (its loss to)...

Butler regains winning form, Saint Louis continues winning streak

By Mark Chiarelli

February 6, 2013


Filed under Archives, Basketball, Sports

A strong second half performance by junior standout Rotnei Clarke returned No. 9 Butler to the win column with a 75-68 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday. Clarke’s 23 points led all scorers, as the Bulldogs (18-4, 5-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) bounced back from a shocking 75-58 loss to Saint Louis on Jan. 31. Sophomore forward Roosevelt...

UMass women’s hoops falters late in loss on Sunday

By Daniel Malone

February 5, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team may have broken out new, flashy uniforms on Sunday, but the final result was a story all too familiar for a Minutewomen squad struggling to manufacture wins. Donning an all-pink jersey ensemble in recognition of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund’s “Play4Kay Game,” UMass stru...