Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen looking to 2010 season after surviving cut

By Dan Gigliotti

March 11, 2010

The Massachusetts baseball team will look to build upon its best season in six years as it will compete in its first regular season action later this week. The Minutemen dealt with rumors about a cut in funding that would leave the longstanding program extinct, but finished above .500 in 2009, for...

Minutemen trying to move on from senior losses

By Steve Levine

March 11, 2010

Losing seniors is a part of the game. It happens every year. Players graduate, younger players have shoes to fill. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. While Massachusetts baseball team coach Mike Stone understands big losses, he sees it as an opportunity. “[We lost] our second basemen,...

Minutewomen snap losing streak, head to Stony Brook

By Jay Asser

March 11, 2010

With a six-game road stint ahead on the schedule, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team couldn’t afford to head into spring break without snapping its losing streak. UMass did just that by defeating Yale 9-5 at McGuirk Stadium on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The loss for the Bulldogs drops the...

Minutewomen gain possession, translates into win

By Herb Scribner

March 11, 2010

It was a different Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team that took the field Wednesday afternoon to compete against Yale. The Minutewomen defeated the Bulldogs 9-5 at McGuirk Stadium, ending a three-game losing streak. “We talked about a lot of our ball possession in attack,” UMass coach Alexis...

Ohio State Edges Nittany Lions, Pride edge Bears

By David Martin

March 11, 2010

Logan Schuss assumed the role of hero in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ overtime win against Penn State’s Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon, scoring the game-winning goal against PSU to give the Buckeyes an 11-10 in overtime. The Buckeyes (3-1) were led on the offensive effort by Mario Ventiquattro with...

Minutemen win first A-10 tournament game since 2002

By David Brinch

March 10, 2010

The drought is now over. For the first time in eight seasons, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team defeated an opponent in the Atlantic 10 tournament, as the Minutemen (12-19, 5-11 A-10) upset Charlotte on Tuesday night, 59-56, at Halton Arena. Eleventh-seeded UMass will now head to Atlanti...

Rally carries Minutemen over Great Danes

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 9, 2010

After falling behind 4-1 early to Albany, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team used a 10-2 run to end the game, and came away with an 11-6 win Tuesday afternoon at Garber Field. The Minutemen’s (3-1) defense rebounded after giving up 13 goals in Saturday’s loss to Yale by stepping up in the se...

A look at this year’s 2010 Minutemen

By Pete Vasquez

March 9, 2010

The Massachusetts baseball team will start its 2010 season with a mix of experience, consisting of eight freshmen, eight sophomores, nine juniors and seven seniors. UMass coach Mike Stone feels fortunate for how his roster happened to work out this year, and hopes this mix of youth and experience...

Venechanos hoping change in practice improves team

By Jay Asser

March 9, 2010

In its current three-game losing streak, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team suffered defeats by three nearly identical scores. The common factor in those contests is a lack of offense. The Minutewomen dropped games to Boston University, Harvard and New Hampshire by scores of 10-8, 10-8 and...

Minutewomen looking for fresh start against Yale

By Herb Scribner

March 9, 2010

Following three straight losses on its home turf, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team looks to finish off its five-game home stretch with a positive result against Yale today. “We’re looking to restart our season tomorrow,” UMass coach Alexis Venechanos said. After an 11-8 loss to No....

Minutemen look to end A-10 Tournament woes

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 9, 2010

It may have just snuck into the Atlantic 10 Tournament, but that is no discouragement for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. Despite holding the No. 11-seed – the second to last seed in the tournament – based on their regular season conference record, the Minutemen (11-19, 5-11 A-10) are...

A-10 Tournament field set, begin play Tuesday

By Adam Miller

March 9, 2010

The Atlantic 10 Tournament starts today with a new format where all first round games are played at the home court of the higher seed, while the remainder of the tournament will be played in Atlantic City, N.J. The regular season was one of the most competitive the conference has seen in years. Temple...