Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass blows out Arkansas-Fort Smith

By Adam Miller

November 21, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Anthony Gurley’s 15-point first half pushed the Massachusetts men’s basketball team out to a 15-point lead at halftime, and it never lost the lead during its 94-68 rout over Arkansas-Fort Smith. Despite 40 second-half points to go along with hot shooting (54.5 percent), the Lions struggled to c...

Minutemen fall in season finale, 52-38, at Hofstra

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 21, 2009


Filed under Football

With 500 yards and four touchdowns through the air, Hofstra spoiled the Massachusetts football team’s hopes of finishing the 2009 season with a winning record with a 52-38 win Saturday afternoon. The 52 points given up by the UMass defense were the most given up all year as the Pride (5-6, 3-5 Colonial...

Minutemen get huge win on the road against Bulldogs

By Nick O'Malley

November 19, 2009


Filed under Hockey

Michael Marcou scored the first goal of the night, while his brother James scored the game winner in overtime, as the No. 11 Massachusetts hockey team defeated No. 9 Yale, 4-3, Thursday night. T.J. Syner and Casey Wellman also had goals, while goalkeeper Dan Meyers had a strong showing in goal, recording...

UMass to close out 2009 against Hofstra on road

By Nick O'Malley

November 19, 2009


Filed under Football

On paper, Saturday’s game doesn’t have much importance for the Massachusetts football team. In the standings, New Hampshire has already locked up the Colonial Athletic Association North Division race, while UMass is stuck in third place. Ask the Minutemen (5-5, 3-4 CAA), though, and you’ll get...

Dukes beat Hawkeyes, Saunders, Wright named POW

By Herb Scribner

November 19, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

Duquesne’s men’s basketball team made history on Nov. 17, when it defeated Iowa 52-50. It was the Dukes (2-0) first victory over a Big Ten team in 36 years. The last time the Dukes pulled off such a feat was on Dec. 28, 1973, when they earned a 85-83 victory over Illinois. Similar to the game...

Four accused players sentenced to probation

By Nick O'Malley

November 19, 2009


Filed under Football

The four members of the Massachusetts football team that were arrested earlier this season on charges of cocaine possession were sentenced to probation on Monday, with the potential of charges being dropped. According to a report on Massline.com, the Northwestern District Attorney’s office and defense...

Jayhawks hold off Tigers in national championship rematch

By Andrew Morrison

November 19, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

No. 1 Kansas outlasted Memphis on Tuesday in the Hall of Fame Classic game, and got off to a 2-0 start with a 57-55 win. The game came down to the final seconds, as the Tigers had a chance to win the game as time expired with a 3-point shot, but Kansas (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) dodged a bullet. The Jayhawks’...

UMass swimming and diving take on Terriers

By Jeffrey Engmann

November 19, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

The Massachusetts swimming team will head to Boston to compete in the three-day Terrier Invitational beginning Friday, while the diving team heads to Harvard for the Harvard Diving Invitational. The Minutemen are looking to win the invitational for the fourth consecutive year, while the Minutewomen will...

Cross Country teams close out 2009 this weekend

By Daniel Herberholz

November 19, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

A week after failing to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the Massachusetts cross country teams will travel to Bronx, N.Y., to compete in the IC4A Championships. The meet, hosted by the Eastern College Athletic Conference, will mark the end of the season for the UMass teams. The Minutemen plan to...

Minutewomen look to extend four-game winning streak

By Geena Lombardi

November 19, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

The Massachusetts women’s club hockey team looks to continue its four-game winning streak, as they face Rhode Island this weekend. UMass will travel to Brad Boss Arena in Kingston, R.I., to face URI on its home ice. The Minutewomen (4-2) are coming off a road sweep of Vermont, where they defeated...

Minutemen drop home opener to Big Red

By Dan Gigliotti

November 18, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

The University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team tangled with the Ivy League’s defending champions last night, and played formidably in a 74-61 loss against a more experienced and disciplined Cornell team. The Minutemen were never out of contention, as their aggressive play kept the B...

Riley improving shot selection, Groebe contributes for Big Red

By Adam Miller

November 18, 2009


Filed under Basketball

In Freddie Riley’s first game as a collegiate athlete, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg couldn’t wait long enough to pull his freshman out of the game. After going 1-for-9 in the exhibition game against Dowling, Kellogg criticized Riley’s shot selection and work ethic defensively, w...