Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Gibbs done for the year after slipping on coaches product

By Collegian Sports Staff

April 1, 2010


Filed under Basketball

Sophomore David Gibbs tore his ACL during a closed rehabilitation practice while playing 1-on-1 with Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg. Earlier this year, Gibbs broke his left foot during practice on Feb. 2 and missed the rest of the season. A player who chose to remain off the...

UMass to finally fund athletics

By Collegian Sports Staff

April 1, 2010


Filed under Sports

In a highly unexpected statement Wednesday, University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert Holub and Athletic Director John McCutcheon announced the dawn of a new era in UMass athletics. Before a crowd of reporters, alumni, students and community members, the pair shared their vision for the future...

Minutemen victorious in Pick-up Invitational

By Collegian Sports Staff

April 1, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

Failing to qualify for both the NCAA Tournament and the National Invitational Tournament, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team settled for participating in the UMass Recreation Center Pick-up Invitational Tournament…thing. Over the weekend, five members of the Minutemen entered the Rec Center...

Muff Divers looking forward to getting uniforms dirty in 2010

By Collegian Sports Staff

April 1, 2010


Filed under Sports

The 2010 Men’s Intramural Softball season commences today, and the intramural fields will soon be home to slick fielding plays, big swings of the bat, and web-gem catches in the outfield. Yet, we cannot know where we are going unless we know where we came from, and the 2009 Intramural Softball season...

Drexel loses win streak before dramatically defeating Lafayette

By Dan Gigliotti

March 30, 2010


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Drexel men’s lacrosse team experienced both anguish and jubilation in two games this week, losing a six-game win streak to previously unranked Villanova and beating Lafayette in the final minute. The No. 11-ranked Dragons (7-2) went into last Wednesday’s affair having not lost since opening...

Teams get into A-10 schedule

By Scott Cournoyer

March 30, 2010


Filed under Conference Notebooks

As spring attempts to wash away the cold of winter, the sights and sounds of America’s pastime finally returned as the Atlantic 10 Conference began over the weekend, giving a peek at who could be the upper-tier squads throughout the season. Rivers, Gillespie power Charlotte With a deep c...

Minutemen enjoy home field advantage

By Steve Levine

March 30, 2010


Filed under Baseball

When looking for examples of the reality of home-field advantage, point to the Massachusetts baseball team. The Minutemen intend to surprise the Atlantic 10 conference again this year by picking up the bulk of their wins at Earl Lorden Field. Last year, UMass went 14-6 at home, including 6-0 in its last...

Minutewomen return to Amherst

By Adam Miller

March 29, 2010


Filed under Softball

One of the disadvantages to playing in the Northeast is that the weather typically isn’t too kind to softball until after spring break. The Massachusetts softball team spent the first six weeks of the season playing games on the road and at neutral fields – all in places that aren’t the Northeast....

Holy Cross travels to Earl Lorden Field

By Steve Levine

March 29, 2010


Filed under Baseball

The Massachusetts baseball team will get a break in its conference schedule today when it hosts Holy Cross at home on Earl Lorden Field. After putting a frustrating 2-1 series loss against Saint Joseph’s in the rearview mirror, UMass (2-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10) hopes to get another dominant performance...

UMass dominates weekend by picking up two victories

By Kara Deyermenjian

March 29, 2010


Filed under Tennis

Coming off a solid win last Thursday against Presbyterian that halted a five-match losing streak, the Massachusetts tennis team was able to string together two more victories over the weekend against the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Hofstra. “I really feel like we are back on track,”...

Minutewomen finally able to practice outside

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 29, 2010


Filed under Softball

It may be 24 games into the season, but the Massachusetts softball team still has work to do. After holding George Washington to no hits in a doubleheader Sunday and scoring 28 total runs in the two games, UMass coach Elaine Sortino said there wasn’t a part of the team’s game they couldn’t improve...

Minutemen pitching going the distance

By Pete Vasquez

March 29, 2010


Filed under Baseball

Dominant – the one word consistently used by coach Mike Stone to label the past two pitching performances he witnessed from his Massachusetts baseball team. The pitching staff has been the Achilles’ heel the entire season for the Minutemen (2-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10), allowing over 100 runs in the...