Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Riding momentum, UMass heads to Temple for matchup with Owls

By Jay Asser

April 1, 2010

The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team looks to continue its domination of its Atlantic 10 schedule when it travels to face Temple on away-friendly Geasey Field this Saturday. After dropping five of six games against non-conference opponents, the Minutewomen (5-6, 2-0 A-10) opened up A-10 play...

Shot selection generating more goals, Florence impressing

By Herb Scribner

April 1, 2010

They shot, they scored and they conquered. The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team earned two wins last weekend, victories that can be attributed to its sharp-shooting tactics. Taking smart shots will be a key element when the Minutewomen (3-6, 2-0 Atlantic 10) compete against Temple Saturday. “Having...

Calipari and Kellogg relationship will pay dividends

By David Brinch

April 1, 2010

This past Massachusetts men’s basketball season can be summed up in nine simple words which will leave UMass fans with an optimistic view for years to come. The talent is there. The results were not. Be patient. The Minutemen finished the season 12-20, with two more losses and the same amount...

Expectations now clear for young UMass team going into off season

By Adam Miller

April 1, 2010

As a second-year head coach, Derek Kellogg didn’t know what to expect on a team with one senior and nine players who never saw a minute of basketball for last year’s Massachusetts men’s basketball team. Next year, expectations should be a bit clearer. The only player in the rotation not returning...

UMass takes on SHU after successful weekend

By Kara Deyermenjian

April 1, 2010

What happens when two teams who recently halted frustrating losing streaks with sweeping victories match up against each other? The Massachusetts tennis team will find out when it hits the road Thursday afternoon to take on Sacred Heart. Both teams have tremendous amounts of momentum on their sides...

Gibbs done for the year after slipping on coaches product

By Collegian Sports Staff

April 1, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...