Massachusetts Daily Collegian

COMMENTARY | Dear Obama, March Madness holiday please?

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 21, 2009

I have a proposal for President Barack Obama. Award all serious fans of college basketball the Monday following Selection Sunday until the end of the first round of the NCAA Tournament off from all duties. This will be a time when they have no obligations other than college basketball and filling o...

Skiing season comes to an end

By Adam McGillen

March 8, 2009

After four days of events at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colo., the Massachusetts women's ski team cemented a sixth-overall finish out of 20 teams competing for the national title. The Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah) women's team left no room for improvement, winning the 2009 USCSA National Champio...

Tough road continues for UMass

By Melissa Turtinen

March 8, 2009

Ideally, a coach has a week to prepare between games, but Massachusetts men's lacrosse coach Greg Cannella had one day of practice to get his team ready to play Albany Tuesday afternoon. The UMass-Albany game has been played on a Tuesday for seven of the eight games the teams have faced each other. ...

Minutewomen dominate weekend, look ahead to outdoor season

By Jay Asser

March 8, 2009

After completing the majority of the season, the Massachusetts tennis team heads into spring break with momentum on their side after trouncing both Hofstra and Siena by a 7-0 score this weekend. On Saturday, Hofstra (7-4) traveled to Amherst plagued by injuries, bringing only five players. This gave ...

Minutewomen look to nationals

By Jeffrey Engman, Collegian Staff

March 2, 2009

The Massachusetts women's ski team avoided the snow storm that whitened the Northeast on Monday, as it headed to the slopes of Winter Park, Co., for the USCNA National Championships, which begin Tuesday, March 3. UMass coach Skip Fox expressed via e-mail that he hopes his team's good fortune will con...

UMass looks to clinch A-10 Tournament berth against La Salle

By Jeffrey R. Larnard, Collegian Staff

February 25, 2009

' By Collegian Staff ' The best way to head into a conference tournament is red hot and on a run. For the Massachusetts men's basketball team, there's not much time left to get hot, and before they can do that, they may want to make sure they make the Atlantic 10 Tournament. With three games lef...

Sortino, UMass face another tough weekend schedule

By Ryan Fleming, Collegian Staff

February 25, 2009

This weekend brings another tournament and another trip into the southern hemisphere for the No. 17 Massachusetts softball team. Last weekend the Minutewomen (6-4) traveled to Cathedral City, Calif. for the Cathedral City Classic. UMass, much like last weekend, is going to take on some of the best team...

UMass looks to end three-game skid against Harvard

By Kyle Predki, Collegian Staff

February 25, 2009

With a disappointing 0-3 start this year, the Massachusetts women's lacrosse team will look for their first win this weekend as they head to Cambridge to take on Harvard. For UMass, it will be the final game before the home opener against No. 13 Dartmouth, and the last chance to notch a win during the...

Lady Terps too much for Minutewomen

By Holly J. Galvin, Collegian Staff

February 23, 2009

The heavy underdog Massachusetts women's lacrosse team had little to lose on its trip through Title Town, but it better have taken notes after rubbing elbows with the sport's most storied Division I program. Friday in College Park, a strong defensive first half by the Minutewomen wasn't enough to slow d...

Minutewomen qualify for regionals

By Adam McGillen, Collegian Staff

February 23, 2009

The Minutewomen ski team earned an invitation to the USCSA National Championships in Winter Park, Colo., after it finished fifth overall at the ECSC regional competition at Waterville Valley Ski Resort in New Hampshire over the weekend. Only the top five teams advance to the National Championships. ...

Minutewomen hope to bounce back vs. Albany

By Jay Asser, Collegian Staff

February 11, 2009

With payback on the mind, the Massachusetts tennis team will be back in action at home when it hosts Albany this Sunday at the Bay Road Tennis Club. UMass (3-1) will look to get back on track after dropping its first match of the season to defending America East Champion Boston University (4-1) on Tuesday. Des...

UMass ski teams secure place in regionals

By Jeffrey Engmann, Collegian Correspondent

February 8, 2009

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Massachusetts men's and women's ski teams used strong performances in the giant slalom on Friday to secure a place in the MacConell Regionals, which start on Feb 21. For the Minutemen, co-captain Andrew Hawes finished fourth in Friday's race, with a time of 1 minute, 57.18 second...