Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sortino, UMass face another tough weekend schedule

By Ryan Fleming, Collegian Staff

February 26, 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 26, 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...

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

By Jeffrey R. Larnard, Collegian Staff

February 26, 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...

Lady Terps too much for Minutewomen

By Holly J. Galvin, Collegian Staff

February 24, 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 24, 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 12, 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 9, 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...

Minutemen fall to Lowell, drop in standings to 8th

By Eli Rosenswaike, Collegian Staff

February 7, 2009

Small keys Minutemen third place finish at the UMass Winter Carnival

By Jeffrey Engmann, Collegian Correspondent

February 2, 2009

At the University of Massachusetts Winter Carnival at Pat's Peak, N.H., Matthew Small continued his streak of finishes in the top 10 as he helped propel the Massachusetts men's ski team placed third out of 10 in their second event of the weekend. The junior recorded his fourth top-five finish in the...

Slow starts plague UMass women’s basketball during break

By Nick O

January 25, 2009

As the Massachusetts women's basketball team ended its non-conference schedule and opened up Atlantic 10 play for 2009, it quickly became apparent that many of the issues that plagued the team in the past year were there to stay. Of all the concerns facing UMass coach Marnie Dacko's squad, the way th...

Morris named UMass football coach

By Eli Rosenswaike, Collegian Staff

January 25, 2009

S.P. Sullivan/CollegianFormer University of Massachusetts star quarterback Liam Coen jokingly sent a text message to Kevin Morris on Jan. 19. 'You should have gotten the job a couple of years earlier and then I really would have been able to light it up,'' read Coen's message to his former offensive...

UMass football coach Don Brown resigns, leaves for Maryland

By Eli Rosenswaike, Collegian Staff

January 25, 2009

P.J. Stanley/CollegianThree weeks after pulling out of the running for the head coaching vacancy at Yale, Don Brown pulled out of his position as the University of Massachusetts coach to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Maryland. In five years as UMass head coach, Brown reached t...