Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Mass Attack successful on power play

By Nick O'Malley

November 12, 2009


Filed under Hockey

With a scoring average of 3.86 goals per game, the Massachusetts hockey team boasts the top scoring average in the Hockey East and the fifth best mark in the nation. The bulk of the success, though, comes from UMass’ success on the power play. The Minutemen have been lethal with the man advantage...

Minutewomen host BU in home opener

By Mike Mastone

November 12, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will attempt to start its season off on the right foot this Sunday as the team plays host to Boston University in their 2009-10 season opener. The Minutewomen have been hit hard at the guard position due to graduation and injuries, and are without two of...

Dacko believes more size will contribute to wins

By Steve Levine

November 12, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Last year was considered one of the strongest years the Atlantic 10 has ever seen from its women’s basketball teams. Massachusetts, however, did not factor much into that truth, as it finished 11th in the conference. With a new approach for 2009-10, UMass coach Marnie Dacko expects to surprise a...

UM to run in NCAA Regional Qualifier

By Jeffrey Engmann

November 12, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

The Massachusetts cross country teams will head to Boston this weekend to compete in the NCAA Regional Qualifier. Both meets will feature some of the top teams in the northeast region, as each team will attempt to earn one of two automatic bids up for grabs this weekend that would solidify their spot...

Israel will be good experience for Gaffney, Lasme

By Adam Miller

November 12, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Tony Gaffney might not be a Los Angeles Laker, but that doesn’t mean his career is over. Same goes for several other Massachusetts men’s basketball players. In fact, many of them play overseas and make a pretty good career for themselves. In the past few years, Italy and France have been some...

UMass competes in Foot of the Charles Regatta on Saturday

By Pete Vasquez

November 12, 2009


Filed under Crew

The Massachusetts rowing team will return to Boston for the Foot of the Charles Regatta on Saturday as its fall season comes to a close. This time, UMass won’t be competing against the elite rowers in the world. The Minutewomen will feature their strongest Freshmen 8 along with their Varsity 4 on...

Rugby to take on Vermont

By Dan Gigliotti

November 12, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

With rain and wind predicted to consume the pitch on Saturday, the Massachusetts rugby team prepares to weather the storm that is Vermont and move one step closer to the New England Championship, and a birth in the national tournament. The No. 25 Minutemen (9-1), who are the top seed in the NEC tournament,...

UM Basketball begins ’09 campaign

By David Brinch

November 11, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

The only and last time the Massachusetts men’s basketball team faced the University of Central Florida, it was a special year. UMass won the game, 92-70, and was in the first round of the 1996 NCAA tournament en route to the programs first Final Four appearance. The Minutemen will look to get...

Kellogg gets creative for fans, community

By Adam Miller

November 11, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg sees winning and attendance at home games going hand-in-hand. The latter is something he knows can change this season. Kellogg wants to bring the Mullins Center back to the way it was during his playing days when Kentucky coach John Calipari was...

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 on UMass’ playoff hopes this season, the team’s play at home has been a...

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 honored at their final career home game. This group has a chance to take a...

Minutewomen improving defense, look for sixth man

By Steve Levine

November 11, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Some players have graduated, some are returning, and some will step into the Mullins Center for the first time. Just three days remain before the start of the Massachusetts women’s basketball season, when the Minutewomen hit the court with a new-look roster.   UMass takes on Boston University...