Massachusetts Daily Collegian

McDonough: UMass puts together best performance of season against Vanderbilt

By Cameron McDonough

September 23, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

FOXBORO -- There are two ways to look at the Massachusetts football team’s 24-7 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday; either glass half empty or full. The glass half empty pessimist will mention that the Minutemen are 0-4 this...

Canelas: A.J. Doyle was strong, but still has plenty to prove

By Nick Canelas

September 16, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

A.J. Doyle's first start at quarterback for the Massachusetts football team this season didn't get off to the best of starts. His second pass of the game was intercepted by Kansas State's Kip Daily and returned 38 yards for a ...

Canelas: Maine game is a must-win for UMass football

By Nick Canelas

September 4, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

When the Massachusetts football team's 2013 schedule was released, one game in particular stood out to me as more important than any other. No, it wasn't the Minutemen's matchup with defending Big 12 champion Kansas State on...

Sellner: Time is now for UMass basketball fans to pack Mullins

By Stephen Sellner

March 7, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns

It’s been a recurring topic of discussion for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team – trying to lobby fans, students and Amherst residents to come out and support the Minutemen as they mount their final push for one of the final selections in the NCAA Tournament. And with i...

Canelas: UMass hockey picked perfect time to struggle

By Nick Canelas

December 13, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Sports Columns, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team couldn’t have chosen a better time to be playing its worst hockey of the season. Don’t get me wrong, losing three straight games by a combined score of 15-8 is never a good thing, and in no way should the Minutemen be satisfied with the results. But q...

Sellner: Don’t judge future of UMass football on this season

By Stephen Sellner

November 27, 2012

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

For 13 long, painful weeks, I was fortunate, or unfortunate, to have front row seats to watch the Massachusetts football team during its inaugural season as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). And during t...

Sellner: Wegzyn a symbol of optimism, progress for UMass in MAC

By Stephen Sellner

October 3, 2012

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

I honestly never thought this day would come; the day that I would confidently say that the Massachusetts football team will not only win a game this year, but more than one. Now before I get bombarded with boos and comm...

Despite loss, UMass looked like it belonged

By Stephen Hewitt

September 23, 2012

Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

After the Massachusetts football team lost its first three games of this season decisively, there were some that wanted to rip the team’s move to the Football Bowl Subdivision – one some believed was more about dollars than sense – even more. Not only was this team l...

COLUMN: UMass making baby steps

By Stephen Hewitt

September 16, 2012

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s hard to spin things in a positive direction for any team that loses by over seven touchdowns in a football game. It doesn’t matter if you’re the new kid on the block or the seasoned veteran; a 50...

For UMass alum Jenny Dell, job at NESN is ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

By Stephen Hewitt

September 3, 2012

Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Jenny Dell still remembers Oct. 27, 2004, like it was yesterday. It was the night of Game 4 of the World Series. The hometown Boston Red Sox were at the cusp of their first championship in over 86 years. They were up three...

UMass has begun new era of national relevance

By Stephen Sellner

September 3, 2012

Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

It’s a great time to be a UMass sports fan. For years, the Minutemen and Minutewomen have been reserved to a somewhat relevant phenomenon while rarely making a splash on the national stage. Ever since the glory days of men’s ba...

Canelas: Despite success, Cahoon’s time with Minutemen had come

By Nick Canelas

June 21, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports Columns

There’s no bigger stage in college hockey than the Hockey East. However, that has not always been the case for the Massachusetts hockey team, which in just five years has transitioned from arguably the most popular athl...