Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Maine sweeps Providence over weekend

By Herb Scribner

December 8, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

For Maine’s hockey team, things could not have gone better this past weekend in the Hockey East. The Black Bears completed a two-game sweep over Providence with 3-1 wins. A big difference in this game came from goalie Scott Darling, who earned Pure Hockey Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors....

Minutemen facing tough opponents over Winter Break

By Adam Miller

December 8, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg wanted most of his team’s games in neutral sites or on the road during winter break so the Minutemen would get to play at the Mullins Center plenty of times once students came back. In the meantime, Kellogg hopes to use the break to show UMass...

Calipari winning at Kentucky

By Chris Shores

December 8, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

John Calipari is bringing Kentucky back to its winning ways quickly in his first year as head coach. The former Memphis coach led the Wildcats to an 8-0 start and a No. 4 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Kentucky solidified itself as contenders with its 68-66 win against North Carolina...

Minutemen lose to undefeated Seton Hall

By David Brinch

December 8, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

After putting together its best performance so far this season on Saturday, the Massachusetts basketball team fell way short against Seton Hall on the road Monday night, 86-68, snapping its two-game winning streak. The Minutemen cut a 35-point deficit to 18 after an abysmal first half in which they...

UMass teams drop meets against Yale and Northeastern

By Daniel Herberholz

December 7, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

Despite competing in different places, the men and women came back with the same result. Two weeks after impressive showings at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational, the Massachusetts swim teams traveled for the first time this season to different locations. The men lost against Yale, 193-107,...

49ers upset Louisville out of national rankings

By Ben Lambert

December 7, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Charlotte 49ers upset Louisville, 87-65, on Saturday to hand the Cardinals their worst loss at Freedom Hall in the last nine years. The 22-point margin was the widest in Rick Pitino’s tenure as head coach in Louisville. The game was Charlotte’s last visit to Freedom Hall, as the Cardinals...

Bonnies down pre-season favorite Marist

By Andrew Morrison

December 7, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team took a decisive 61-43 victory on Sunday against visiting Marist. Senior Dana Mitchell was able to collect her seventh career double-double for the Bonnies with 22 points and a season high 10 rebounds in the win. Mitchell is now fourth on the all-time scoring...

UMass defeats Coast Guard and falls to rival UConn

By Herb Scribner

December 7, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

After a fiery, dominant battle against Coast Guard, the Massachusetts men’s club hockey team lost its edge when it went toe-to-toe with rival Connecticut. The Minutemen (14-4-0) celebrated Military Appreciation night this past Friday, when they honored military workers at the Mullins Center by facing...

Minutewomen swept by Huskies

By Geena Lombardi

December 7, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Coming off of a bye week, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team suffered back-to-back losses Saturday and Sunday against undefeated Northeastern. Northeastern (11-0) came out strong at the Mullins Center Saturday afternoon, striking first just two minutes into play with a goal from forward...

Minutemen fall to No. 8 UML, No. 15 BC

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

December 6, 2009


Filed under Hockey

LOWELL, Mass. — A hat trick by UMass Lowell’s David Vallorani ended the River Hawks’ three-game losing streak, but extended the Massachusetts hockey team’s longest of the season. After a 3-1 loss Friday night to Boston College in Amherst, the No. 9 Minutemen dropped their third game in...

Second periods doom Minutemen in weekend losses

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

December 6, 2009


Filed under Hockey

LOWELL, Mass. — The Massachusetts hockey team played well in the first period of this weekend’s games, but the second period was not the same story. In Friday’s, 3-1, loss to Boston College in Amherst, the No. 9 Minutemen were outshot 16-6 and then outshot 18-6 against its sister school UMass ...

Hashim Bailey working his way a significant role with UMass

By Adam Miller

December 6, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

WORCESTER, Mass. — One of the bigger questions that surrounded center Hashim Bailey’s effectiveness was how long he can play without getting tired. At Memphis, he never averaged more than three minutes per game and was well over 300 pounds. He was still out of shape when he transferred to ...