Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The good and the bad of UMass sports

By Nick O'Malley, Collegian Columnist

May 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

Love them, hate them, the Minutemen are ours. After replacing the Redmen in 1979 and fending off the Gray Wolf in 2003, it seems as though the University of Massachusetts Minutemen and Minutewomen are here to stay. With that in mind and the school year winding down, it seems as good a time as any to take a look...

Minutewomen aim for 21st A-10 Title

By Jeffrey R. Larnard, Collegian Staff

May 4, 2009

Filed under Sports

Despite losing twice in conference play this season '- after winning 49 consecutive Atlantic 10 games '- the Massachusetts softball team has once again claimed the A-10 regular season title and a No. 1 seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Softball Championship. The No. 1 seed gives UMass (35-8, 16-2 A-10)...

UMass streak snapped

By Ryan Fleming, Collegian Staff

May 3, 2009

Filed under Softball

The regular season for the Massachusetts softball team has been a time of streaks, records and moments to remember. But one certain streak ended in UMass' 5-4 loss to Fordham in the second game of their doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. Before the loss, the Minutewomen had won 54 straight games at home...

Minutemen complete sweep of Bonnies

By Gary Tarantino, Collegian Staff

May 3, 2009

Filed under Sports

Danielle Augeri / Collegian.' The Massachusetts baseball team completed a three-game sweep of St. Bonaventure on Sunday with a 12-7 victory at Earl Lorden field, improving their standing in the race for an Atlantic 10 Tournament spot. ' The series sweep currently positions the Minutemen (19-22, 11-10 A-10...

COMMENTARY | Cannella a special leader for UMass

By Eli Rosenswaike, Collegian Columnist

May 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Wielding a big, heavy and shiny trophy in his right arm and assorted belongings in his left, Greg Cannella couldn't shake the hands of all the well-wishers after the game. Good problem to have. The 15-year coach of the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team was carrying the 2009 ECAC Cham...

UMass wins title in OT thriller, earns NCAA berth

By Scott Feldman, Collegian Staff

May 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - After 60 minutes of momentum swings, violent hits and back-and-forth action, the game is tied, and the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team's entire season comes down to sudden-death overtime. ' A goal clinches the Eastern College Athletic Conference regular season title and an automa...

Robinson inks deal with Eagles

By Nick O'Malley, Collegian Staff

April 28, 2009

Filed under Sports

At the beginning of the 2008 football season, there was speculation that, at year's end, some of the Massachusetts football team's seniors would be suiting up in the National Football League the following season. That speculation became reality on Tuesday when former UMass cornerback Courtney Robinson si...