Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Wellman foregoes final two years, signs with NHL’s Wild

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 21, 2010

Within less than a week of his sophomore season ending, Casey Wellman is making an impact on the ice again. In his first game as a professional, after signing a two-year entry-level contract with the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild, the former Massachusetts hockey player recorded an assist wi...

UMass falls to Richmond in A-10 Quarterfinals

By Adam Miller

March 21, 2010

The Atlantic 10 tournament has not been kind to Ricky Harris and the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. In a year when the Minutemen least expected it, they won their first A-10 tournament game in eight years against Charlotte, but couldn’t continue their rally against Richmond, who finished as the week...

UMass’ season ends in first round of Hockey East tournament

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 21, 2010

The Massachusetts hockey team showed a lot of fight just to make it into the Hockey East tournament. A sweep of Maine on the final weekend of the regular season lifted it to the tournament where they continued to show that fight, but this time it wasn’t enough. The Minutemen (18-18-0) fell to B...

Minutemen fall to Harvard, cruise past Providence

By Mike Gillmeister

March 21, 2010

During a week that saw the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team drop a 14-13 game to No. 11 Harvard and regroup three days later to dominate Providence, 17-3, Art Kell was a constant for the Minutemen. The sophomore attack scored a combined eight goals in those two games, including a career-high five a...

Minutewomen suffer two-game skid

By Herb Scribner

March 21, 2010

While the students at Massachusetts were enjoying their respective spring breaks, the women’s lacrosse team could not find the same sense of enjoyment as they suffered two road losses over the past 10 days. On Saturday, Albany opened up the first period of play with a six-goal run over a span o...

Minutemen start season winless through nine games

By Dan Gigliotti

March 21, 2010

The Massachusetts baseball team endured a long road trip this week and on Sunday, it got longer. UMass (0-9) was swept in three separate series over the past 10 days, concluding in a 17-13 loss at William & Mary. In their first action of the season, the Minutemen had no answer for the strong bats...

Harris leading UMass to tournament in rebuilding year

By Adam Miller

March 11, 2010

Even as a freshman, Ricky Harris built a reputation on stepping up for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team when the postseason is on the line. He scored seven points in seven minutes against Alabama in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament on March 13, 2007. He converted ...

Conte Forum hosts best-of-three between UMass and BC

By Jay Asser

March 11, 2010

Boston College has already defeated the Massachusetts hockey team on three occasions this year. The postseason, however, is the beginning of a whole new season. This weekend, UMass will look to change its luck against BC in a best-of-three series in the opening round of the Hockey East tournament...

Minutemen face Richmond in second round

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 11, 2010

This is uncharted territory. For the first time since 2002, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is playing a second game in the Atlantic 10 tournament tonight when it takes on third-seeded Richmond in Atlantic City. After the No. 11-seeded Minutemen (12-19) upset sixth-seeded Charlotte Tuesday...

Harvard and Providence travel to Amherst to face UMass

By Mike Gillmeister

March 11, 2010

While the best offense can be a good defense, a team could also outscore its opponents by nearly 17 goals. Going into this week’s games against No. 13 Harvard (2-1) and Providence (0-2), the No. 19-ranked Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team holds a 58-41 scoring advantage over opponents. The...

Minutewomen begin a six-game road stint beginning this weekend

By Jay Asser

March 11, 2010

Having played five of its seven games at home this season, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team has yet to face a long road trip. That changes this weekend as UMass begins a six-game road stint stretching into April. First on the calendar for the Minutewomen (3-4) is Stony Brook, which UMass...

Minutewomen players return home this weekend against Stony Brook

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2010

Going on the road tends to be a difficult task, no matter the sport or the team. For the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team though, it may present little trouble if UMass continues to focus on team advantages and play its style of game. The Minutewomen (3-4) capped off their four-game home stretch...