Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Football deserves credit even without victory

By Dan Gigliotti

September 22, 2010

Filed under Sports Columns

Following Saturday’s football game against Massachusetts, Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez did something that he’s not accustomed to. In fact, he couldn’t recall the last time he did. After his team, ranked No. 22 in the Football Bowl Subdivision escaped with a vict...

Gap between FBS and FCS schools closing

By Adam Miller

September 21, 2010

Filed under Sports Columns

Up until the last few years, Football Bowl Subdivision teams scheduled Football Championship Subdivision teams during their non-conference schedule in order to make the road to a bowl game that much easier. Appalachian State’s...

Despite outcome Saturday, Morris and Co. already winning on and off the field

By Adam Miller

September 15, 2010

Filed under Sports Columns

Massachusetts football coach Kevin Morris said his team isn’t going to Michigan just for the spectacle of playing a Football Championship Subdivision team. He doesn’t care about putting his team in front of 100,000-plus...

Schedule to benefit ailing Minutemen

By Adam Miller

September 13, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports Columns

If you’ve gotten used to seeing the Massachusetts men’s basketball team play some of the best teams in the nation on ESPN, you might not like this year’s schedule. In the first two years under UMass coach Derek Kellogg, the Minutemen have p...

Column: UMass men’s soccer still A-10’s best

By David Brinch

September 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns, Women's Soccer

Last season, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team advanced to its first postseason since 2004, playing its way into the Atlantic 10 tournament before losing to Fordham in the opening round. At the helm for the Minutewomen was Angela Napoli, a former standout goalk...

NCAA needs to balance conference, non-conference games

By Adam Miller

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports Columns

The Massachusetts field hockey team can start the 2010 season knowing that how it finishes will be much more important than how it starts. That sentiment holds much truth, in great part thanks to the structure of this season’s...

Plourde finally receives chance to show greatness in national tournament

By Adam Miller

May 20, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports Columns

Massachusetts softball was never supposed to be the same after losing its hard-throwing pitcher, Brandice Balschmiter, to graduation. Few pitchers dominated the game like she did with her sub-1.00 earned run average and...

Calipari, Walberg best coaching duo to utilize Rose

By Adam Miller

May 11, 2010

Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

John Calipari’s name is in the news again. No, there is no controversy with John Wall, or any of the other Kentucky men’s basketball players for that matter. But he might be following his star point guard to the National Basketball Association to become the coach of the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls recently f...

Calipari and Kellogg relationship will pay dividends

By David Brinch

April 1, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports Columns

This past Massachusetts men’s basketball season can be summed up in nine simple words which will leave UMass fans with an optimistic view for years to come. The talent is there. The results were not. Be patient. The Minutemen...

Beat writers hand out 2009-10 awards for Mass Attack

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 23, 2010

Filed under Hockey, Sports Columns

The 2009-10 season was similar to ones in years past for the Massachusetts hockey team. UMass started the season as one of the nation’s best and then went on a second-half skid. While the season didn’t end the way the Minutemen...

NCAA Tournament picture is clearer after weekend

By Adam Miller

March 2, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Sports Columns

The NCAA Tournament bubble got a little clearer for the Atlantic 10 over the weekend. Xavier topped Richmond in double-overtime and joined Temple in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, but the only thing that game affected was the...

UMass needs better scheduled games, familiar opponents

By Adam Miller

March 2, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports Columns

If you’ve been to a Massachusetts men’s basketball game this season, you’ve probably noticed that the Mullins Center is a little more empty than usual. Although based on the empty seats I’ve seen at most games, you...