Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen best sports story of semester at UMass

By Adam Miller

November 2, 2010

Filed under Sports Columns

UMass Field Hockey @ La Salle from Daily Collegian on Vimeo. Just one week after covering the Massachusetts football team’s game against New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium, I hit the road again for Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and St...

Minutemen Report Card: Havens, Holmes look to lead in second half

By Adam Miller

October 13, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports Columns

As the Massachusetts football team looks forward to its second half of the season which begins on Saturday against Richmond, it’s time to assess how the Minutemen look going into their final six games. Here is a position-by-position...

Column: UMass prepares for tough A-10 opponents

By David Brinch

October 4, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns

Editor’s note: With Atlantic 10 play beginning this week, Sports Editor David Brinch and Dayton Sports Edtior Jacob Rosen look at the start of the conference schedule from their school’s perspective. Collegiate soccer is...

Minutewomen still at the top despite slow start

By Adam Miller

September 27, 2010

Filed under Sports Columns

There usually isn’t anything encouraging about a sub-.500 record. In fact, in most cases, a situation like what the Massachusetts field hockey team is dealing with would be reason for a red flag. But in this sport, how you fin...

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...