Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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, 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...

Minutewomen drop first game of 2009-10

By Mike Mastone

November 18, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team fell short in a bid to upset St. John’s University, with the Minutewomen unable to match the speed and physicality of the Red Storm. St. John’s overpowered the Minutewomen on the offensive glass and took advantage of a flurry of UMass turnovers. ...

Huge statistical differences in both UM games

By Steve Levine

November 18, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko said before the season began that her team’s success would rely on defense. The Minutewomen proved that point to be true on Wednesday, when they fell to St. John’s University, 82-52. UMass’ defense was weak in many aspects, specifically around...

Minutemen look to make it four in a row against Bulldogs

By Jay Asser

November 18, 2009

Filed under Hockey

After enjoying the friendly confines of the Mullins Center in seven of its first nine games, the Massachusetts hockey team will travel to New Haven for a  three game stretch beginning with Yale tonight. Sidebar: UMass generating offense, moves up in poll The No. 11 Minutemen are coming off their worst weeke...

UMass generating offense, moves up in poll

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 18, 2009

Filed under Hockey

It may have not have been a big playoff game, or even a game for first place, but the game-winning goal by David Boehm against New Hampshire on Friday was certainly the biggest of his career. “[I’ve never had] something that big,” Boehm said. “It felt really good to get that goal, and has ...