Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Team secretary returns for 24th season with Minutemen

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Twenty-four years and five head coaches later, Bonnie Otto’s basketball knowledge has increased from when she first began working as the secretary for the Massachusetts basketball team. “I didn’t even know how many guys played on the court at one time, I knew nothing about basketball, and it...

2009-10 Minutemen roster breakdown

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

This year’s roster for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team barely resembles anything close to last year’s. On the 15-player roster, 10 of the players have never seen a minute of playing time at UMass. Four of the returning players are expected to be in the rotation every game, which leaves...

Anthony Gurley feels at home in second year at UMass

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

It’s Anthony Gurley’s time to shine. With a year under him in coach Derek Kellogg’s dribble-drive offense, all that needs to be answered is if the physical guard will combine with senior guard Ricky Harris to lead a young Massachusetts men’s basketball team back to the NCAA tournament. ...

Minutemen face stiff competition in 2009-10

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

It has been awhile since the Massachusetts men’s basketball team had a schedule as tough as the one it will have this year. UMass coach Derek Kellogg even goes as far as calling himself crazy at times for putting such a demanding schedule on such a young team. But it’s worth it for him if that’...

Kellogg leading UMass in right direction

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

When Derek Kellogg played for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, the team was much different than it is today. Games were nationally televised, the Mullins Center was packed and the state was in love with the team. Today, the attendance at a game could easily be counted in a matter of minutes,...

Kellogg recruits through building relationships

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Sampson Carter always knew he wanted to play for Derek Kellogg. After all, it’s rare when a coach and player have a relationship that starts as early as grade school. Kellogg worked at a summer basketball camp during his tenure at Memphis and met Carter when he was 10 years old. Their relationship became...

Minutemen jump into 2009-10 season

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg says he doesn’t really know how good his team is yet. That must be okay, because no one else on the Minutemen’s strong schedule knows either. After a 80-78 exhibition win over Dowling and a season-opening loss on the road to Central Florida, UMas...

Trey Lang suits back up for Minutemen

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

When Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg dismissed sophomore Tyrell Lynch from the team, he didn’t have to go far to find another big man to replace him. In fact, he was already at UMass, just waiting for another opportunity to play. Trey Lang came to Amherst for the 2007-08 sea...

UMass men and women’s teams place in top 20

By Daniel Herberholz

November 16, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

A rainy day in Boston was not the ideal forecast for a multi-kilometer run. The Massachusetts cross country teams attended the NCAA Regional Qualifier at Franklin Park this past Saturday, with the men placing 11th out of 36 teams and the women 20th out of 35 entries. “We were deep in mud with...

Poor weather derails Minutewomen

By Pete Vasquez

November 16, 2009


Filed under Crew

The Massachusetts rowing team’s novice squad discovered this Saturday that the Charles River is not its most welcoming course. A month after the varsity crew team contended with snowfall during the Head of the Charles, torrential downpours and 20 mph winds plagued the novice team. Both novice eights...

No. 11 Xavier wins to begin season

By Ben Lambert

November 16, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Xavier women’s basketball team is ranked No. 11 in the country in the 2009-10 Associated Press Preseason Poll. This is the highest that the Musketeers have ever been ranked, eclipsing their No. 12 mark in the 2000-01 season. Last year, Xavier went 25-7 overall and won the regular season title...

Despite winning, BU falls out of national rankings

By Michael Wood

November 16, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

A four-goal explosion in the first period helped snap a four-game skid by the Boston University men’s ice hockey team on Saturday evening. Home against Merrimack, and in position to lose five straight games, the No. 17 Terriers rose to the occasion and posted a 6-4 victory at Agganis Arena. Sophomore...