Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Minutewomen have tough weekend at Big Green Invitational

By Chris Shores

November 11, 2009


Filed under Tennis

At the Big Green Invitational tournament in Hanover, N.H. this past weekend, the Massachusetts tennis team got the chance to face three future opponents in an exhibition setting. While they did not fare well – suffering three losses – the tournament allowed the team and coach Judy Dixon one more...

UM look to fill holes, face Big East teams this season

By Mike Mastone

November 11, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

After losing two key players to graduation, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team needs a lot of players to step up and take on new roles, as the team looks to improve on last year’s 12-18 record. The Minutewomen will have to work hard on the offensive end this season to fill the voids left...

Minutemen second in NECHA American East Standings

By Herb Scribner

November 11, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

After suffering its first loss to C.W. Post nearly two weeks ago, the Massachusetts men’s club hockey team has found its winning ways once again with two straight victories, including one this past weekend. The first came a day after the Minutemen’s first loss of the season, when they hit the...

Minutewomen sweep Lady Buffaloes

By Geena Lombardi

November 11, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

The Massachusetts women’s club hockey team redeemed its negative start to the season with two dominating wins over the University of Colorado this past weekend. After two losses the previous weekend, the Minutewomen (3-4) did not waste any time taking control over the visiting Lady Buffaloes. Sophomore...

UMass novice rowing squad finishes third overall

By Pete Vasquez

November 9, 2009


Filed under Crew

The Massachusetts rowing team sent its novice squad to Dartmouth on Saturday to participate in the Green Monster Regatta, held annually on the Connecticut River in New Hampshire. The Minutewomen finished third overall, a result determined by combining their two boats’ times. The UMass boats finished...

Hosting Binghamton, both UMass teams come out with wins

By Jeffrey Engmann

November 9, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

The Massachusetts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were victorious this weekend in their home meet versus Binghamton. The Minutemen won by a score of 171-107. The women were dominant as well, defeating Binghamton, 182-117. “I think it was a really good team effort. We had a lot...

Villanova overthrows No. 1 Richmond

By Ben Lambert

November 9, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The No. 4 Villanova football team won its battle with No. 1 Richmond, 21-20, in the headlining bout Saturday. Senior Brandyn Harvey made a one-handed grab for a game-winning 29-yard touchdown with less than a minute to go to defeat the defending national champions. The Wildcats (8-1, 5-1 Colonial...

Playoff matchups set for A-10 Championships

By Herb Scribner

November 9, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

After a final weekend of play, the playoff matchups have been established for the Atlantic 10 Championships beginng Thursday. Fordham will play St. Bonaventure in the first round, which will mark the second meeting between the two teams this season. Earlier in the year, the game resulted in a 2-1...

Flyers soar to sixth A-10 Championship

By Geena Lombardi

November 9, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

A new Atlantic 10 women’s soccer champion emerged this past weekend of play. Top-seeded Dayton faced off against second-seeded Charlotte, as the Flyers continued their perfect season and came out with the 2-1 victory. The 49ers (16-3-2, 9-0-2 A-10) struck first during Sunday’s game. In the...