Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Canelas: UMass football improved some, but left plenty to be desired in 2013

By Nick Canelas

December 2, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

For a program in transition, the goal is to get better every year. So after a 1-11 record in its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the Massachusetts football team had its sights set on bigger and better things –...

Chiarelli: For at least this instant, UMass basketball back in national fold

By Mark Chiarelli

November 25, 2013

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

What did you do when you woke up today? Did you roll over and press snooze on your alarm clock? Or should I say, rolled over and unlocked your smartphone, tapping the screen a few times to keep the world from becoming real for at least a few minutes? Or did you do as I did, immediatel...

Canelas: Improved scoring depth essential for UMass in 2013-14

By Nick Canelas

October 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Sports Columns, Winter Sports

With nine seniors, 16 upperclassmen and its three leading scorers from last season on the roster, one would think the Massachusetts hockey team is primed for success in 2013-14. However, there's a reason why UMass failed to make...

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...